Lauren and Tonya’s Eco-Friendly Rustic Colorado Wedding

Happy Tuesday! Here is a little flashback to an awesome autumn wedding we featured several months ago by Jenna Walker Photography!

It wasn’t too long ago that we featured a mountain wedding, but when Lauren and Tony’s wedding by Jenna Walker Photography came across my desk I knew that I had to share it.  Whereas Katie and Nick’s wedding was all about classic detailing, Lauren and Tony’s has a sense of rustic elegance that perfectly fits the wide-open spaces of their venue. (Full editorial disclosure: An owner of Devil’s Thumb Ranch is an investor in mywedding.com).

From Lauren’s lovingly worn cowboy boots, to their sunflower centerpieces in wooden boxes, to their jaunt down a country road, their details give a nod to their Western locale while still staying true to their wedding’s overall elegance. And just by virtue of having their wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch the couple’s wedding was very eco-friendly (the venue features geothermal heat, a water sand filtration system and organic food) but they took it one step further using organic flowers and plants that could be reused.
A groom rides a bicycle as his bride runs alongside him in a pair of cowboy boots.A pair of heels rests alongside a pair of cowboy boots on a wooden floor. The bride poses in her dress as she stands by a window and holds her bouquet.The bride smiles as she poses in both her cowboy boats and heels on a country road.The groom twirls his bride as they share a dance on a dirt road by the mountains.The bride and groom walk together under the bright blue sky and clouds. The bride chases after her groom as he rides a bicycle down a dirt road.The bride and groom each hold the handle bars of a bicycle as they walk together down a road.The bride and groom lounge with their wedding party against a wooden fence by a meadow.The bride and groom embrace each other as they pose together in an open field.A wedding ceremony sign directs guests to the venue alongside various shots of the landscape.The bride and her father walks towards the aisle as guests look on.Sunflowers adorn the ceremony as they hang from rafters and line the aisle. The bride reads her vows to the groom as they stand at the wooden altar together.The bride and groom kiss at the wooden altar in front of their officiant and guests.The newlyweds hold hands as they walk down the aisle together and guests look on.A view of the entire wedding ceremony under the blue sky and clouds.The wedding menu written on a chalkboard as wine is poured into guest's glasses.The wedding reception table setting, including potted flowers and a wooden sign.The table settings, including potted sunflowers and garden flowers, and a wooden sign.The bride and groom share a toast by the wall of the wooden barn they are in.Various wedding favors, including potted and wrapped plants and place cards. A rustic four-tiered wedding cake, including pine cones, branches and tea lights.The groom twirls his bride on the dance floor as the two share their first dance.Guests write various messages for the bride and groom on cloth by their wedding guest book.Music is played on a washboard as the bride and groom share a dance on the floor.
Vendors:
Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Wedding Planner: Kara Delay at Pick Me Events
Florist: Erin at Plum Sage

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Kara Kara is happily married in San Francisco where she occasionally stalks brides and tries to convince them to wear wedding dresses she wishes she could wear herself. She loves sales at Anthropologie, afternoon dance parties with her kids, and encouraging people to talk in funny accents.

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