I'm so excited to share with you the love that is Jess and Justin. During the planning process they got pregnant so we moved the wedding from August to May so Jess could fit into her dress still :). Thanks to Riverbend (our venue) for being so accommodating. We had to do a few extra dress fittings just to be safe. The dress fit and she looked b-e-a-u-tiful!!
Jess and Justin mentioned during one of our meetings that they were taking down a fence in their yard and I said don't throw them away -- lets re-use! This made the pieces throughout their ceremony extra special because it was apart of their home they built together. We really ran with the fence theme and carried this throughout. Their escort card table is from their actual fence and it came out beautiful! It was authentically rustic. We used fences to mark the entry to the ceremony (stained them and then added hints of her colors) and then used fence posts down the aisle on one side (our version of shepherd's hooks). Jess loved hearts so we had about 100 hearts glued onto dowel rods and stuck them into the ground on the other side of the aisle.
What I loved about this couple is that they rolled with the punches on everything. They were SO easy and such a joy to work with. They kept saying "Carly, whatever happens, happens! We will be happy and have fun, we just want to celebrate our love". This made all the vendors very happy as well - it allowed us all to do our thing and be creative. Jess showed the florist one picture but said use whatever is in season, whatever colors, whatever vases you want! The florist (the amazing Lara from Fiori) used medicine bottles, perfume bottles, and several different color vases. I absolutely love how it turned out.
Riverbend is such a beautiful venue (Colorado brides, it is a must-see!). The water flowing from the St. Vrain Riverbehind the ceremony was the perfect backdrop/ background noise, it was so romantic. The view of the redstone cliffs behind the river was to-die-for. It was one of those ceremonies where you could feel the love they had for each other and the new life they are about to bring into the world!
I had so much fun working with them. Jess and Justin - I wish you a lifetime of happiness! You are going to make amazing parents. I beyond adore you guys! XO
Escort cards + Calligraphy: Sweet Zion Paperie http://www.sweetzionpaperie.com / FB: SweetZion Paperie / Twitter + Instagram: @sweetzionpaper
Floral Design: Fiori Flowershttp://www.fioriboulder.com / FB: Fiori Flowers / Twitter: @fioriboulder / Instagram: @fiori.flowers
Photographer: Jess Purplehttp://www.jesspurple.com / FB: Jess Purple Photography
Wedding Planner: Milk Glass Productions / FB: Milk Glass Productions / Instagram: @milkglassproductions