Whimsical and Romantic Black Forest Wedding: Phillip & Elena

Tega Photography

September 25, 2014

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If cute, quirky, outdoor weddings are your idea of heaven then prepare to stand at those pearly gates, because Phillip and Elena’s Colorado wedding is a beauty!

“Our inspiration was just love and our relationship”, said Elena. “All the things that brought us to that point. We had games instead of dancing because we got to know each other over UNO and Monopoly.”

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The bride wore a dress from BHLDN, the bridesmaids picked their out outfits and nearly everything else was handmade by the bride or thrifted. “We made the bunting, table runners and the stationery”, said the bride. “We arranged every flower ourselves and I also made the cake toppers, escort cards and signs. It was so worth it.”

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The day was held at the Black Forest Bed & Breakfast. It was the biggest expense and a big chunk out of their $6000 budget, but it was perfect for their needs. “We wanted a place where we could stay over the weekend and not just have it for a few hours. So we found a venue where we could stay from Friday to Sunday; it was awesome and so great to be able to offer some of the B&B rooms to the bridal party as well as out of town family.”

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“I loved our ceremony”, the bride concluded. “We hoped that it wouldn’t rain on our day or during the ceremony. Well, it rained almost all that day and there was a stunning thunderstorm over our ceremony but now, I wouldn’t want it any other way. We said our vows in unison as we repeated after the officiant, instead of one of us saying them and then the other, we created vows that we could say together. It was a very powerful moment.”

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