Kate and Tanner
Oct 20, 2012
Devils Thumb Ranch, CO
Wow, wow and wow! Originality was the order of the day at this Devils Thumb Colorado wedding. Not only is Kate's red wedding dress stunning, but every detail of this Devils Thumb wedding, captured by Harper Point Photography, is fresh and original. I love those wild organic flowers with lots of texture and original lines. I love the pairing of red and navy as a color palette, and I love that Kate's mom knit her a wedding shawl. Don't forget to check out Kate's also solid Hindsight Advice below…
Why a Mountain Wedding?
My nickname is Windy Trees, long story there but it stems from a childhood growing up napping to the sound of the wind in the pines. As a couple, we both long for and are inspired by the mountains, not to mention we got engaged while on a hike. We couldn't think of a better backdrop.
Where did you find your inspiration?
I'm a jeweler so I find inspiration every where. Really wanted our day to be a representation of the creative part of me and us. Lots of handmade touches, like hand carved table numbers and the doors we were married in front of. Family was also a big one, we had my grandparents writing desk at our ceremony and pics printed out of those who are no longer here to celebrate. My Mom knitted my shawl to keep me warm. We wanted it to resemble a wedding but be our version.
Your favorite moment of the day.
Connecting with Tanner at our sweetheart table. It was the one time in the midst of the day that was just us.
Things you're glad you did.
- The handmade things, namely the doors.
- I'm glad that I made my and his jewelry.
- Invited everyone we love. It really worked out that those we wanted to surround us were the ones that did.
- Hiring a day of planner. She really helped with all the little things that wouldn't have even crossed my mind.
- ‘m glad I wore red. It's the perfect shade that resonates with me in every way. It felt like me AND it was comfortable!!
Three things you wish you had done?
- We didn't do a bridal party which I still feel good about. However, I wish I would have done a better job of asking the girls who would have been traditionally been bridesmaids to be with me on my wedding day. The ones who are married got it, the others, I love but didn't quite. It felt bit lonely.
- Wish we would have been a little less wrapped up in things before. I realized after that “hey, I have all these friends that I haven't even been hanging out with.”
- Gone on more dates with my fiancee before the wedding so that we had that romance and “time off” from wedding stuff.
- Brought up our chairs from in front of the fireplace. It the place where we bare our souls,work through things, and share life's inspirations. I'd have loved to have them there. plus, I keep visualizing the pics that could have been amazing!
Three things you wish you hadn't done?
- Invited those people that I was on the fence about. It just caused more mental anguish than it was worth.
- Smiled with my mouth closed. I have no idea why I was doing that in all the pictures.
- Picked up that microphone. I'm terrified of them and I should have just known I'd say something dumb. True.
Three things you wish you hadn't worried about?
- The gift baskets. I know in hindsight people enjoyed the gesture but I really spent too much time in my head about that one.
- My dress. I kept seeing things on pinterest after it was ordered and felt like maybe I was making a mistake.
How did you choose your vendors?
Being a creative person we wanted to find people that were that as well. People who were a bit different in their style and could be true to themselves as well. The last thing that I want is someone telling me what to do so I don't want to be that person either. We found people who's style we liked, had a quick meeting or two and tried to let them do the things we loved them for to begin with.
What is your very best hindsight advice?
Don't lose sight of what the day is all about. I admit that I let the stress of the day keep me from working on myself and my relationship. A wedding is about you and the person that you'll marry so keep that in mind. People will always have an opinion and they'll always have something to say, but in the end it's the TWO of you who are the one's who count.
- Photographers: Kira and Caleb Harper Point Photography
- Venue: Devils Thumb Ranch
- Florist: Arthur Williams – Babylon Floral
- Planner: Rami Carter – Pick Me Weddings
- Jewelry: Arcatus Jewelry (made by the bride)
- Dress by Hanna Hartnell http://hannahartnell.com
Tanner made the light bright signs for the photo booth and the bar.