Wes and Sammy’s Rustic Romantic Real Wedding by Angie Wilson Photography

Can we start this off with me telling you how incredibly difficult it was to only choose a certain number of photos for this wedding? Admittedly, this may have something to do with Sammy being a co-worker who I’m pretty sure everyone here at mywedding absolutely adores, but it doesn’t hurt that the details are incredible, the flowers are absolutely to die for, and the couple is possibly the sweetest, happiest pair of newlyweds I’ve ever seen. Their wedding day was pure joy (with a healthy dose of Colorado rain mid-event) and we’re so grateful to Angie Wilson Photography, first of all for capturing such an incredible event, and second for sharing it with us today! Now, on to the lovely photos.

What were your favorite details from your wedding?

Hard question! We loved the flowers. We were very involved in picking out the flowers, foliage, and herbs that we included in our bouquets, boutonnieres, and center pieces. When we saw them the morning of the wedding they had the perfect lacey/romantic/organic feel that we were going for. I also had flower hair pieces made for the bridesmaids and myself done by Buttons N’ Blossoms– they turned out beautiful! And they were a perfect for bridesmaids gifts.

My necklace broke right before the ceremony and my Aunt Sheri came to the rescue and let me borrow her strand of pearls, it turned out perfect, an unexpected and perfect ‘thing borrowed’.

The wood fired oven used for making the pizzas was a neat touch and something that we felt was unique to our wedding.

We loved the Stonewall Kitchen blueberry jam jars that we had as guest favors,  a nice trace of Maine to add to our Colorado wedding – people were raving about them long after the wedding.

Did you have any DIY projects?

My mom and godmother helped with all of the DIY projects, they were such a huge help! We created all of the signage from old wooden fence posts and pallets and I found an old desk that I stripped and painted for the welcome table. We also found old suitcases and trunks that we refurbished and used as décor. The succulent terrariums were all put together by our close friend. The day before the wedding my bridesmaids all helped with putting together all of the flower jars for the ceremony and a handful of baby’s breath wreaths that we hung up inside of the lodge for the reception. The DIY projects ended up being a time where we could all just hang out and have fun together.

How did you choose your color palette?

It just kind of fell in place. We knew that we wanted to stick with neutral colors. The nude colors I had in mind initially slowly turned into blush and then gradually into all different shades of pink. I loved how the bridesmaids dresses all came together and everything else was very natural toned. We didn’t want people to think of colors when they thought of our wedding.

What details were of the most significance to you?

Having communion during our ceremony and then having our pastor say grace all together before dinner was served were two things that we made sure happened. It signified what brought us together and what will hold us together going forward.

What was the most memorable part of your day?

I don’t think anyone will forget the rain downpour following immediately after the ceremony. It was PERFECT timing. We wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. I think most of our guests would have said the same thing. Looking at pictures afterwards was a blast, everyone was drenched but had huge smiles on their faces! It was such a cool first memory to have as Mrs. Mills.

Vendors: Venue – Spruce Mountain Ranch // Photographer – Angie Wilson // Wedding dress – Little White Dress Bridal // Dress alterations – Donna Savoy // Catering – Epicurean // Flowers –  Sweet Pea Flowers // Hair accessories – Buttons N’ Blossoms // Hair – Jody Hoiser from The Professionals // DJ – Russell Scott

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Anne Anne is a serial optimist and hopeless romantic living in a big red barn in Colorado with her husband Shayne. She loves black and white films and making messes in the kitchen and considers life wholly incomplete without a regular dose of dark chocolate.

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