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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Real Wedding - Grand Lake Outdoor Celebration

Elizabeth and Kip's Wedding
Grand Lake, Colorado

This couple LOVE's the ocean and the mountains, and wanted to blend the two to create a tropical feel to their wedding but have it in a rustic setting.....hmmm interesting challenge!

I love the bright colors she selected for her palette! Orange and fuchsia were the perfect choice for the tropical feel and really stood out against the evergreens.

The couple selected Point Park for the ceremony since water was an important element of the wedding design and the lake created a great backdrop. She wasn't sure the group would fit because of all the trees; however, due to of all the pine beetle devastation the trees had to be removed and we had plenty of room (note that in lieu of a favor they made a donation to the forestry service to help combat the pine beetle devastation). They absolutely wanted to have one specific mountain in the background of the wedding ceremony...rain earlier in the day threatened to ruin that plan. Luckily, it was only cloudy when the ceremony started, but during the ceremony the clouds parted and the sun shone down on them.

To bring in the water element to the design, we came up with an ocean wave pattern that we used on everything from the program to the menu, and even the cake.

After the ceremony the guests knew they were in for a good time. As the guests walked to the reception they were directed by signage with great sayings like "Who's ready for a drink?" & "Did you bring your dancing shoes?". For the cocktail hour, a signature drink was served via an ice luge along with tropical appetizers and punch....a fabulous party followed.

The dance floor was set between two tents and the bright colors really gave it an exciting feel.

My two fave details....the monogram on the dance floor and the cake (of course the cupcakes were a hit too)!

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