With moody clouds overhead, cliff edges in the distance, tall pine trees and the sounds of a babbling creek – I knew that the recipe for a perfect wedding day was complete. What more could you ask for than a gorgeous day in a gorgeous place to commit to your partner? Blackstone Rivers Ranch surely does not disappoint. When I asked Kristen (Tink) why she chose this particular venue, she said this :
“It’s totally our vibe – along a river in the mountains, surrounded by aspens, a beautiful sail cloth tent, tall evergreens. 90% of our guests will be coming from out-of-state, mainly from Kansas, so we’re excited to show them a beautiful Colorado wedding.”
Tink had impeccably designed everything with the help of her family, friends, and of course her amazing planner Patricia of All Four Seasons Events. From a seating chart hanging from a pampas grass-covered hoop, to the lush greenery and neutrals in the floral designs by Something Styled, and the different luxe tones of the bridesmaids dresses- all I could do was keep my finger on the shutter like a crazy person. It was all too good to miss any of it!
But truly the best part of the day was Tink & Tally’s vows to one another. Emotions were high as the rain came down and brought peace and calm to what can often be a stressful first few hours of ones wedding day. This was it- they were finally making the commitment to stand by each other through thick and thin, through good times in bad.
It never gets old to be able to witness the strength of the love two people share when they decide to get married. This day was no exception. I’ll always remember the way all of their friends and family smiled back at them while they were putting rings on each others fingers, and the way they held each other as they danced to a slow song at the end of the night.
To close- I’ll leave you with some solid advice from Kristen to couples planning their future wedding :
“Everyone has an opinion – do what you want to do and what’s easiest for you! I have a hard time saying No to people when they ask for assistance, when really the bride shouldn’t have to deal with everyone’s personal crisis. Your stress is normal, but try and enjoy the planning and remember to be IN THE MOMENT – or everything will fly by in a haze. Say thank you to everyone helping you, and often.”
Song : Amsterdam – Gregory Alan Isakov