Two things have been constants in Jessica and Greg's relationship: mountains and romance. The lovebirds first met their sophomore year at University of Denver. Five years later, on August 4, 2012, they tied the knot. Jessica, the owner of A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals in Denver, put her skills as a wedding stylist and planner to good use, in creating her dream day.
When he arrived at the ranch, Greg gave Jessica a vintage locket to hold wedding photos from their celebration.
In the bridal suite, she set up a perfume bar, with fragrant spritzing options for the girls. "I figured they might forget to bring perfume with them so I thought it would be lovely if I brought a bunch of my own for them to choose from. Every girl wants to smell pretty," Jessica said.
After Jessica was escorted down the aisle by her brother, she and Greg placed love letters to each other in a custom wooden box. A bottle of the same Champagne they drank on the day they got engaged was already inside. They plan to open the box on their first anniversary, and each year thereafter, to read the previous year’s letter and enjoy the bubbly. They will put a new letter and a new bottle in annually.
A collection of postcards pictured places special to the couple: Colorado (where they live and where Greg is from), California (the bride's home state), and the Mediterranean (their honeymoon destination). In lieu of a guestbook, well-wishers wrote their sentiments on the cards. Note by note, the maid of honor will mail them to the couple throughout their first year of marriage.
The other cakes included a two-tiered coconut confection with pineapple filling and cream cheese frosting that had "stitched" details (as a nod to the groom's mother who sewed various items for the wedding); a two-tiered chocolate cake with chocolate mousse decorated to mimic the rosettes on the wedding gown; a tall exposed ombre cake; and this vanilla cake with raspberry and blackberry filling and decorated with sugary hearts in a pink to white gradient.
Photography: Laura Murray Photography
Location: Devil's Thumb Ranch
Event design and vintage rentals: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals
Day-of coordination: Kara Delay of Love This Day Events
Flowers: Cori Cook Floral Design
Calligraphy: Pink Ink Paper
Cakes: Intricate Icings
Linens: La Tavola
Hair: Alex Sternberg from The Look Beauty Boutique Salon
Makeup: Natosha Cooke Makeup Artistry
Bride's Dress: Anna Be Bridal Boutique