Real Wedding: Carin & Jesse
Carin and Jesse's wedding blew us away with their stunning color palette! The deep red mixed with the grays, tans, orange and touch of coral looked gorgeous in the snowy landscape for the couple's pictures and inside Mile High Station for their ceremony and reception. The venue was perfectly decorated with wood posts, candles and air plants in metallic containers; so unique and simple! Our a&bé bride look gorgeous in her Lauren Bodice and Kate Skirt by Rebecca Schoneveld, perfectly paired with aqua chalcedony drop earrings by Margaret Elizabeth, Cosette Belt and Callan Headband by Hushed Commotion, and Gold Leaf Cuff by Colby June. See the fabulous photos by Preston Utley below:
Our lovely bride shared a first-hand look into her wedding day:
I did such a good job of holding it together all day, but when I turned the corner on my dad’s arm to walk down the aisle, I lost it. Everything we had been planning, every color, shade, placement that we had been discussing for five months collided into this wonderful space of warmth, love, and togetherness. I could see the faces of all that had traveled hundreds of miles to see us commit our lives to one another, while surrounded by candlelight, melody on strings, reds, oranges, and tans with a touch of mint and soft coral—a warm solace from the snow outside. We picked the things that really mattered to us on day one of our engagement, the rest… we just pointed and picked, trying not to overthink anything. Choosing a few things we truly cared about and not sweating the details allowed us both to be astonished at how it all came together on January 2nd. I knew I loved my dress, my colors, and my photographer… and my fiancé… and that’s all that mattered. The most important piece of our vision for our big day was our intention behind the event: creating a warm, rich retreat from the city Winter that celebrated our guests and our relationships with them as much as it celebrated our union. We’ve heard from many friends that it was either the most fun wedding they’ve ever been to, or one of the best nights of their lives… HOLY MOLY. People who’ve heard these people say this have asked how we managed to do that… I can only blame our intention, our freedom, and our commitment to fun for everyone. Looking back, I would probably change a handful of things if we had to do it again, but I wouldn’t change our vision and intention—we were able to love on our guests while they loved us, just by creating a warm space to celebrate relationship.
Wedding Dress: Lauren Bodice and Kate Skirt by Rebecca Schoneveld
Bride Accessories: Aqua Chalcedony drop earrings by Margaret Elizabeth, Cosette Belt and Callan Headband by Hushed Commotion, and Gold Leaf Cuff by Colby June
Venue: Mile High Station, we worked with Stephanie Walter
Photographer: Preston Utley was our photographer, and he was one of our absolute favorite parts of our wedding; including the INCREDIBLE photo book that he made for us and his wedding day get up… so dapper!
Event Planning/Styling: We visioned and designed nearly everything including making our centerpieces ourselves. Everything was executed by Three Tomatoes. Sarah Hoffenberg was our Coordinator and Lauren Szymecko was our Decorations Coordinator.
Caterer: Three Tomatoes
Cake/Desserts: Our guest desserts were French macaroons by Three Tomatoes, but our cutting cake was a vegan and gluten free carrot cake from Beet Box Bakery.
Florist: Cheyenne at Beet and Yarrow in the Source
Hair-Stylist/Salon: My dear friend Katie Hill is a hair stylist and did both Jesse and I’s hair for the big day. Her contact is firstname.lastname@example.org or her Instagram at https://instagram.com/katherine_hill/
Makeup: My sister is a makeup artist in the Washington, DC area who did my makeup as well as some touches for a couple of my bridesmaids. Her contact info is Beautyfrontliner@gmail.com
Music: We had strings during our ceremony and Cheza String Quartet absolutely killed it, including playing Sigur Ros when we walked out of the ceremony.