Brooke + Jim | Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding | Tabernash, CO

It was so fun to design this colorful winter wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch!  We kept the intimate ceremony in the Timber House more traditional with lush ivory blooms + trailing greens and then amped things up for the reception with deep maroons, bright pinks, and glam gold.  It was such a fun surprise for guests and really helped differentiate the celebration spaces.  We love looking through these photos and reliving this gorgeous day!

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Denise + Marty | Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding | Tabernash, CO

We couldn’t be more thrilled that our 2019 season started off with the intimate winter wedding of this lovely couple!  There is nothing quite like celebrating your marriage on a magical, snowy day in the mountains, cozied up in front of a roaring fireplace and sipping hot cocoa.  With only 40 guests in attendance, it was important to make the Broad Axe Barn at Devil’s Thumb Ranch feel full despite the small guest count, and one long community table did the trick!  Modern + classic details rounded out the design, including a neutral color palette, wintry furs, rustic wood accents to complement the mountain lodge setting, and chic acrylic drink stirrers that doubled as escort cards!  DeniseandMarty-30 Continue reading

Brooke + Bryan | Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding | Tabernash, CO

Brooke + Bryan’s wedding celebration was the perfect combination of elegant + funky.  The ceremony + reception spaces were designed to feel classy and timeless and guests enjoyed a high end meal from the chefs at the resort.  But when the lights went down, guests were treated to an epic dance party complete with go-go dancers and lava lamps!  This wedding was so much fun, with surprises around every turn, and we were so thrilled to be a part of it!  Congrats again, Brooke + Bryan!Tara_Bielecki_Photography_Brooke_Bryan_Wedding_291 Continue reading

Maggie + Austin | Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding | Tabernash, CO

Maggie + Austin have been dear friends of ours for years, so it’s pretty difficult to think about their wedding day without tears, even months later.  Plus, this day marked our 100th wedding (!!!) with PSE, so it packs an emotional punch.  These two truly focused on the details — personalized snippets that made their celebration feel like “them.”  Family heirlooms were highlighted, their dog and cat made appearances, they crafted their own signage and paper goods, and each guest went home with an aspen bark vase, designed by the mother of the bride.  We always tell our brides and grooms to “embrace the chaos” on their wedding days and this one proved the point.  Unplanned, imperfect things happen; a wedding is a living, breathing entity.  Maggie + Austin’s dog stopped midway down the aisle to pee, and instead of cringing, we laughed.  It was a moment we will never forget.459 Continue reading

Mariana + Tom | Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding | Tabernash, CO

Mariana + Tom traveled to Colorado from Australia for their picturesque winter wedding in the mountains.  That definitely sets a record for us in terms of destination weddings!  Nevertheless, this couple is proof that planning from afar can be a breeze.  We worked together to create a wedding design that was cozy + romantic and brought “the outdoors in,” accented by tons of candlelight, floor to ceiling floral installations, and mismatched place settings.   We paid tribute to the groom’s Kiwi roots in several ways, including the incorporation of fern + korus to the floral design and mini meat pies to the menu.

Mariana + Tom, we wished you lived closer!  We were hooked on you as soon as you told us that Hamilton’s “Helpless” would be your recessional song and if we’re being totally honest, you still have a hold us.  Thanks for making 2018 walk in and our hearts go “Boom!”MarianaandTom118 Continue reading