Real Wedding: Alicia and Ian

Sunday, November 14, 2010






































I thought this gorgeous autumnal wedding was the perfect thing to feature on this beautiful Sunday morning; I went wild for the stunning floral arrangements, the divine blend of shell pinks and creams, and of course, Tec Petaja's incredible photographs. This Colorado wedding seemed the ideal indulgence before the work week begins tomorrow!

Alicia and Ian married at the Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, CO (isn't that a terrific name?) Alicia wore Christos' "Julianna" gown and added a bit of blush pink with a J.Crew embellished belt; she removed the crystal and pearl beaded cap sleeves and re-purposed them to wrap her bouquet, designed by Plum Sage Flowers. The gorgeous arrangement of peach juliet garden roses, peach stock, white ranunculus, chamomile, and dark green Israeli ruscus tips mirrored the bridesmaids' bouquets, which favored cream colored shades. The maids wore silk chiffon dresses in Deep Rose and Light Shell from J.Crew, while the groom and his friends chose J.Crew's Aldridge suits in black and gray with black ties from Brooks Brothers, and decorated their lapels with sprigs of wheat and chamomile.

The bride and groom were married by Alicia's uncle; after creating a unique ceremony and writing their own vows, they decided not to rehearse it in advance. After the couple said, "I do", guests headed to the barn to celebrate with the newlyweds. Horseshoes served as escort cards, and Ian's illustrations of horses were beautiful alternatives to traditional table numbers; they were designed by Parrott Design Studio, who also designed the stunning invitations. After a barbecue feast, they dined on a dozen organic pies from Teacup Bakery in Denver; pumpkin, apple caramel, chocolate cream, banana cream, mixed berry, peach, blueberry peach, blueberry, cherry and apple were on the menu.

This stunning wedding was designed by the newlyweds, and Alicia documented all her planning on Wedding Bee, as well as on her blog, almost crunchy. Visit both for fantastic insight, a surprisingly detailed breakdown of their budget-friendly affair and lots more photos from the amazing Tec Petaja.

20 comments:

  1. SUCH a beautiful wedding! i love their stationary!

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  2. What a wonderful wedding!! :'))))
    Great pictures!

    www.chloemarieantoinete.blogspot.com

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  3. I am LOVING the color palette for this wedding! Such soft, beautiful tones.

    And that bride is an absolute stunner. So gorgeous!

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  4. Oh my gosh! :)
    What a gorgeous wedding!
    Seriously!
    Did you know the couple?
    They're wedding is super super amazing! :)

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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  5. Stunning wedding! I love everything about it!

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  6. what a beautiful wedding:)
    :)gina

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  7. thank you so much for sharing these photos. they are truly stunning. i am in love with the one where she is standing with her bridesmaids and they're holding their bouquets. such beauty!

    xoxo,
    carrie

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  8. Such a a gorgeous wedding! And how fab is her haircolor?

    Have a lovely Monday :)

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  9. Love this wedding - that pic of the dresses is one of my favourites ever!

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  10. Everything is so accurate and the details are perfect. Thanks for your explanation! Your comments surely will help lots of brides while preparing for the Day!!!!

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  11. You may not know this about me, but JCrew wedding anything is my favorite. Love those bridemaids dresses and the Bride is just stunning!

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  12. What an awesome wedding! It's rustic - right up my alley! So beautiful!

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  13. I love that she added that JCrew belt to her dress, it really made the dress for me

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  14. that is one gorgeous couple!! the wedding details are amazing!

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  15. Wow what a gorgeous wedding!! Lovely inspiration ;)

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  16. Love it! Love the little bags and all the heart holders everywhere. SO pretty!

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  17. how absolutly beautiful! i love the flowers, and the dresses!!!

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  18. This is my dream wedding location! I LOVE the wooden beams and the rustic feel of everything.

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  19. i'm so in love with these "real wedding" posts :D
    they make my day whenever i see them. i always seem to want my wedding to be like them....until i see the next post & keep changing my mind!

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