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Wedding in the Great Outdoors

Updated: Apr 6, 2020

There’s something magical about a wedding in the great outdoors.

Here at Blackstone Rivers Ranch, we pride ourselves on being able to provide the comfort of an indoor event with the beauty of the Rocky Mountains right at your feet. With weddings like that of Mara and Reece, you can see what being in nature can do for a wedding.

These two traveled from Council Bluff, Iowa to celebrate their day at this Colorado Event Venue. They purchased our White Label Package which gave them seven hours on the property. They got ready off the property and they did their first look somewhere mountainous. You can see some these photos below. These pictures were captured by Eleanor Kathryn Photography.

Family is always an important part of wedding days. Mara and Reece made sure to include both their blood relatives and their family by choice in their day. They were sure to include the little ones as well. They had several flower girls, including two itty-bitties who laid back in a stunning wooden wagon decorated with lush greenery. The wagon included to signs one that said, “Reece, here comes your girl!” and, “Wait ‘til you see her…”

They also tied family into the day by having Past Vertical, Mara’s dad’s band perform. They played for the ceremony and the cocktail hour. Mara’s dad also performed during the reception. They rented a drum kit so he could play along with the music played by A Special Event DJ.

Events Etc. did the florals for this event. They did a spectacular job. They decorated the circular archway with a stunning arrangement with long pieces of vines and flowers of deep hues. They also did the amazing flower crown that Mara wore all night long. All these arrangements, including the lush ones set on each table, blended seamlessly into the lush greens that surround Blackstone Rivers Ranch.

This was such a fun wedding to host. These two were goofy but oh-so compassionate. They came to enjoy themselves, and they sure did with a mimosa bar featuring orange, pineapple, and mango juice. We are so pleased to have been part of such a fun-filled day. Thank you, Mara and Reece, for celebrating with us and with the great outdoors.

Photographer: Eleanor Kathryn Photography | Videographer: Travis Enck Productions | Planner: Revel & Bloom | Florist & Linens: Events Etc. | Caterer: Biscuits & Berries | Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Past Vertical | DJ: A Special Event DJ


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