A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND

Hi there!

My BFF’s daughter recently got married on a ranch outside of Denver, Colorado. I have introduced you to the bride and groom a couple of times before when I took you inside their charming Denver loft here.

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | Denver Loft | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

I also wrote a blog post about their magnificent Engagement Party here.

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | Engagement Party | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | Engagement Party | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

And I took you to the Bridal shower I co-hosted for the bride here.

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | #Bridal #Shower| www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Well, all of these lovely events finally culminated in a wonderful wedding weekend. It was a joyful, fun and heartwarming time spent with family and dear friends. Because this was a destination wedding for most, all of the bridal party and most of the 175 guests stayed together at The Westin Hotel Denver. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a delightful Welcome Gift Box full of goodies and a schedule of events for the weekend.

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A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | #Wedding #Welcome #Gift| www.AfterOrangeCounty.comA WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | #Wedding #Welcome #Gift| www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | #Wedding #Welcome #Gift| www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Many of the guests gathered together Friday evening for a Welcome Cocktail Party at The Palm Restaurant located in The Westin. The following morning the bridal party assembled in the lobby of the hotel where we were transported by vans to Spruce Mountain Ranch for the wedding rehearsal.

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | Wedding Rehearsal Day | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

The girls piled into one van and the guys in another for the 45 minute trip out to the ranch. The groom had placed his ipod in the girls’ van and had the song “Marry Me” playing. It was such a touching way to start the journey. To hear this beautiful song as you read the rest of this post click below.

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | Wedding Rehearsal at Spruce Mountain Ranch | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

The wedding would take place the following day under a beautiful oak tree.

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | Wedding Rehearsal at Spruce Mountain Ranch| www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

It was fun to see the bride carrying a bouquet that was fashioned from the bows that decorated the gifts given to her at the bridal shower I had co-hosted.

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | Wedding Rehearsal | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | Wedding Rehearsal | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

My little Granddaughter would be one of 2 sweet little Flower Girls.

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Everyone practiced walking down the open-air aisle and dreamed of the big day which would be upon us just 24 hours later.

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | Spruce Mountain Ranch| www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | Spruce Mountain Ranch | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

The early morning rehearsal left time for a Bridesmaid Brunch at The Four Seasons Hotel Denver. It was so much fun and was made extra special when the chef invited the Junior Bridesmaids and the Flower Girls back into the kitchen to make ice cream sundaes. I plan to devote a whole blog post to this special event, so stay tuned.

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | Bridesmaid Brunch at The Four Seasons Denver | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Later that evening we attended the Rehearsal Dinner which took place at one of my favorite Colorado restaurants called The Kitchen.

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | The Kitchen Restaurant Denver |www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

It was there that I got this candid photo of the blushing bride Anna and her mother, my BFF Lisa.

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND| www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

Golden wrought iron candelabras from my collection ornamented the tables at the Rehearsal Dinner.

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

The evening culminated with the viewing of a touching video of the bride and groom. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | The Rehearsal Dinner | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

The following afternoon Anna & Carson were married at Spruce Mountain Ranch. It was without a doubt the most beautiful wedding I have ever attended. Stay tuned and in an upcoming post I’ll show you much more of this magnificent wedding.

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | Spruce Mountain Ranch | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND | www.AfterOrangeCounty.com

So there you have it: A WONDERFUL WEDDING WEEKEND

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Comments

  • classiccasualhome

    Well, that was fun!!! Such a beautiful family!

  • Lisa Sanford

    Celia,
    This is beyond touching, precious and so kind of you to post! The gift of your friendship through the years has been one of the true gifts of my life. How blessed is my sweet Anna to have you and yours be part of one the happiest days of her life! We love you ALL with ALL our heart! Here’s to many more! All my love, L

  • Juliet Russell

    So lovely! Cannot wait to see your post on the event!

  • la Contessa

    STUNNING……..all HER WHITE DRESSES!!!LOved the one with the LEATHER JACKET!

  • Hi Contessa, I’m not surprised you noticed all her wonderful white dresses. Yes, she is stunning in all of them!

  • Thanks Juliet. It will be coming soon!

  • Thank you so much Mary Ann.

  • Lisa, DITTO, DITTO DITTO. You are like a sister to me and I think of Anna as a daughter. I was so overjoyed to be a part of it all. Thank you! XOX