Abigail and James

Wednesday, June 22, 2011































When I was hunting for a perfect wedding for a week of watermelon shades, I knew this adorable Colorado celebration photographed by Leah McCormick was the only one that would do!

The couple got engaged just days before moving from the Big Apple to Colorado, and decided to share their new home with their friends and family when they tied the knot at the Keystone Resort. A western theme lent an air of whimsy to the proceedings, with wagon rides, cowboy cookouts and high altitude care packages, since the wedding was being held at 12,000 feet. James, the groom, is a photographer and created the couple's adorable video invitation; it ranks high on my list of "cutest things ever". The couple designed the flags, guestbook, invitations, menus and tablecloths, too!

Wearing a Vera Wang gown, Badgley Mischka sandals and a sash she made herself, Abigail rode up the ski resort's gondola to meet her groom, wearing a Michael Kors suit and Allen Edmonds shoes, for their first look. Bridesmaids were given a color and asked to buy or make a dress to match, and the ladies carried lush bouquets featuring those dreamy shades designed by Thorn Creek Flowers.

The couple was married by James' best friend's father in a personal and intimate service. Their playful and colorful reception followed, and guests were charmed by all the adorable details Abigail and James had created. A cake by Ned Archibald was the reception's stunning centerpiece, topped only by the newlywed's joyful exit down the mountain's gondola!

Photographs by Leah McCormick, Spotted on Style Me Pretty.

49 comments:

  1. wonderful! I love weddings with the mountains as a scenary!
    Thank you for sharing :)

    Silvia

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  2. So pretty and romantic. I love personal outdoor weddings. There's just something so easy and dreamy about them.

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  3. such a pretty wedding, i love all the flags, colors and those birdies! not to mention the shoes. neeed those lovelies. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  4. Now that's a wedding I would love to attend!!!

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  5. they are such a gorgeous couple! that's my favorite pop!

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  6. Such a precious couple! looks like the wedding was fun & full of pops of color & sparkles! love it!!

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  7. There are so many cute details in this wedding, one after another! I love her shoes and his bow tie!

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  8. such a fun & happy wedding...love the groom's style!

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  9. holy. moly. The first few pictures are ethereal and serene, leading me to think the wedding will be a more formal affair. Then come the crazy and whimsical pictures that explode with details, leaving my little heart happy:) This is one of the most gorgeous weddings I've ever seen - the perfect balance of fun and formal!

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  10. Gorgeous! I love all their stationery!

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  11. this may be one of my favorite weddings to date! love every little detail, and those mustache photos are absolutely hilarious :-)

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  12. such a sweet wedding! i love that they had Izze! those drinks are fab. xo, chrissy.

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  13. I love how they chose their little whimsical details -- the birds on the cake, the striped straws, the mustaches. They are a cool couple. And oh, yeah, they had an AMAZING wedding!

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  14. Oh gosh...beautiful. I'm really liking the Izze's! How fun and colorful!
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  15. Well, they are just the cutest couple ever!

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  16. Love that stripes on stripes look! Very handsome :-)


    Quote Prints

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  17. I want his bowtie. Rip it off of him and send it to me :)

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  18. Who can resist pops of color at a wedding?? Gorgeous!!

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  19. Tis the season for weddings! Beautiful blog.

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  20. I love the stripey bow tie! And her bridesmaids dresses are absolutely perfect!

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  21. That invitation rocks and the shot with the fake moustaches is just the best! Gorgeous wedding...

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  22. Absolutely LOVE the program & the fake mustaches. How fun! I love when couples incorporate something goofy into their weddings- adds such a great touch of personality!

    Hope your week is going well! And thanks for your book recommendations, I will most definitely be checking those out! xo

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  23. Abigail is one pretty bride!

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  24. Oh those shoes are heavenly. I would love to have been a guest at this wedding it looks like so much fun!

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  25. she is so pretty! I love her mega-watt smile and their obviously fun vibe.

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  26. how fun! that wedding looks like such a great time! the mustaches are hysterical and honestly, can never go wrong with badgley mischkas.

    xo.ashley

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  27. These pictures are so wonderful--I love the moustache ones the best!

    xo,
    C

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  28. I so desperately want those shoes - they're amazing!

    Just discovered your blog, would love it if you stopped by mine sometime.

    Andrea x
    andreareh.blogspot.com

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  29. these pictures are lovely, what a perfect day!!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  30. i love that the bridesmaids are wearing different dresses and different colours!

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  31. What a beautiful smile that bride has!

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  32. Lindsey SorensonJune 23, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    This wedding is to die for!! I just found their invitation video on the photographer's blog and almost fell over. It is too too sweet! http://byleah.blogspot.com/2010/12/happy.html

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  33. How gorgeous! Loooove the Bride's shoes!

    ~ Clare x

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  34. Love all the touches of whimsy, particularly those 'staches!

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  35. this day looks like a total ball! her shoes, omg. and their menu illustration--just gorgeous. ahhh i want to get married again!

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  36. Great wedding party. The bride is so lovely!!! and your shoes proposal.... a dream!!! should I re-marry my hubby I would ask you for shoes selection... for sure:-)))

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  37. Such a gorgeous wedding, Lena! The colours are so bright and vivid and fun :)

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  38. ok here is what I am going to do. new plan. Im gunna need to become these folks bestie as I will want them to plan an awesome and beatiful wedding for me! this is stunning. I love when the bride is just all smiles in the pictures!

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  39. Those sandals are adorable!

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  40. This couple is very lovely! Great shots all around.

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  41. I thought of you this weekend because I mixed some vodka into my izze! ;)

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