Jennifer and Scott had a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony at The Glacier Club in Durango, CO. The leaves were changing to bright yellow and red on the mountain that served as the backdrop for their ceremony and the reception took place in the great big lodge. This couple chose deep purple and accenting beige and lavender tones for their colors which really popped against all of that green grass on the golf course. Jennifer hand made a ring dish with her and Scott’s initials in it and used a piece of twine to tie the rings onto the dish. This bride also decided to do a first look with her dad instead of her soon to be husband. It was a very emotional moment when he saw his daughter in her wedding gown for the first time. Their ceremony was held on the green as the sun was setting over the mountains. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, lighting or a more fun couple than Jennifer and Scott. Congratulations to them both!
Kelly Miranda Photography is one of Colorado’s premier destination wedding photographers. We are based out of Durango, CO and travel to destinations around the U.S. and beyond. If you are interested in booking your wedding with us, please contact Kelly at 970-946-7279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer and Scott planned their destination wedding while living in Littleton, CO and here’s what they have to say about their planning experience:
“I always knew I wanted to get married back home in Durango, but I didn’t realize how stressful it would be. My husband worked grave hour shifts so it was a lot of planning on my side, as well as collaborating with my parents who, luckily, still lived in Durango. The biggest thing that I think helped us is we had about a year and a half to plan. In that time, we made sure to get the big things booked first. They went quickly, so we made sure to make the venue and the photographer our top priority, then we went down the list from there.
I was a Pinterest fanatic, so the majority of my decorations were handmade, mainly by my father. He built the centerpiece boxes, and then burnt our initials into the wood with hot metal he designed. He also created the alter pieces and dug out a bowl shape in the top for the flowers to sit.
Our guestbook was something that I wanted to make sure was unique, so I went on Etsy and started searching, until I found the board we could have personalized.
We did have a lot of kids at our wedding, so I knew they would be antsy for food and cake, so I was able to find a coloring book template that they could work on so the parents didn’t have to worry about entertainment. In the end, the kids gave them to us, having specializing them for our big day.
Overall, it was the best day and everything went smoothly. Just make sure you give yourself enough time with planning and booking, if you are wanting any kind of destination wedding.”