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Monday, September 8, 2008

Real Wedding - Dunton Hot Springs, Telluride, Colorado, Rustic Elegance

Taylor and Paul's Wedding
Dunton Hot Springs
Summer 2008

Ok, this might be my new favorite location in Colorado.....a bit farther than where my normal travels take me, but well worth it. Taylor and Paul found Dunton Hot Springs in a Travel magazine and it only took one visit for them to decide that this was where they wanted to be married. An old mining town, now resort, Dunton is located just outside of Telluride....it's rustic on the outside, but modern inside...oh, and an amazing staff and chef! They live in New York, but most of their family is from Colorado- so it made a great destination wedding for everyone!
It was a beautiful drive down there.....I was driving a box truck full of chivari chairs. The interesting things we do as consultants!
Melissa Plantz got some incredible shots......

Taylor and Paul wanted a black tie event in this rustic setting! We started with a pre-ceremony cocktail of brambleberry champagne out on a deck overlooking the meadow ....check out that view!

The ceremony was at the outdoor chapel....just a short walk down the path (lined with lanterns and flowers), right next to the big waterfall! Perfect Petal did a great job, it looked amazing.....

....as did the couple!

Guests had cones of petals to toss as the couple recessed.....when Winnie the ring-dog recessed she thought the petals made a lovely spot for her to sit and take it all in.....she just plopped down in the middle of the aisle and watched as people walked around her laughing. It was great!
Then back to the main house for the reception. We cocktailed on the patio, guests signed the guitar guestbook....a few guys even took the chance to play us a few songs.

Then off to a multi-course dinner. The tables were very natural with taupe linens and chocolate crushed satin runners. The centerpieces were vases of apples with amazing orchids and curly willow. (There's those chairs I drove down!)

Jan Kish out did herself on the cake...it totally tied in to the whole feel, and tasted great! Jan learned how to do leatherwork and used the tools to create their cake.
Guests had a choice of favors.....BBQ sauce or great cookies in the shape of boots or cactus (also by Jan!) ...I think some people took both. Can't blame them, they were cute!