In recognition of the one-year anniversary of Brooke and Ryan Raybould, we wanted to recap this extraordinarily elegant wedding held here in Aspen, CO at the Roaring Fork Club. The weather could not have been more perfect, the bride more elegant, nor the groom more ready. With 150 friends and family surrounding, the couple happily said I do in this dream of a wedding.
Wedding Coordination: Gold Leaf Event Design & Production
Floral: Carolyn's Flowers
Paper: Chikpea Graphics
Photography: Kate Holstein Photographs
Videography: Story of Us Films
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Lighting: Halcyon Productions
Makeup: Laura Schroder and Patrick Ta
When we are little girls, we had a perfect idea of our “dream wedding.” The majority of us envision a beautiful sunny day, a gorgeous long dress, perfect makeup, and a tiara…(hopefully not everyone grew up planning their wedding in the 80’s). Although some elements may change over the years, and passing trends like the tiara (ha), the concept and overall picture of our special day remains quite unchanged. As beautiful of an idea as that is, it just-doesn’t-always-happen. As wedding planners, it is a very hard reality that some things just cannot be controlled, especially for a mountain wedding. We’re talking to you, Mother Nature. We always have a “Plan B” for outdoor ceremonies but let’s face it, we all just want “Plan A”. This June we were fully tested as mountain wedding planners when the “perfect sunny day” was the exact opposite. We fought freezing temperatures, delayed gondolas due to lightning, and 3 ceremony site flips to try and find the perfect one. But, let us tell you, the pictures made it all worth it, and the reception was one for the books.
Hello Brides! Recently we posted about Winter Wedding Stocking Stuffers that we absolutely adore! Now, it’s about time we talk about those unique winter wedding ideas that will make your wedding truly stand out from the crowd of winter weddings.
Whether we are talking about winter tablescapes, or the basket full of cozy pashminas for your guests, there are a million and one great winter wedding ideas to implement to make your wedding day extra special for you and your guests!
A fabulously sweet idea for an escort card is a Christmas ornament your guests can take home. Why not give your guests something they'll be grateful for and be remembered every Christmas when the decorations go up!
Do you have an outdoor lounge area for your guests but are afraid it might be just a little too nippy for them to enjoy? Fear not, beautiful bride! All they need is a warm, cozy blanket, Frasier fur scented candles and voila…you’ve created magical winter wonderland ambience that they are sure to talk of with their friends!
Remember that delicious cup of hot cocoa we spoke about earlier? How could you forget, right?! Your guests will love hot cocoa or spiked eggnog towards the end of the night. Have a dressed up hot bar with all the necessary accoutrement such as mini marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, and chocolate shavings for your guests to help themselves.
If you love these winter wedding ideas as much as we do, rest assured your guests will appreciate them as well! Check back weekly for more ideas from the girls here at Gold Leaf Event Design & Production!