Bonnie & Shane’s Wedding

September 6, 2014
Blue Lake Ranch
Durango, Colorado

The celebration that Bonnie and Shane created for their wedding day at Blue Lake Ranch involved no shortage of joy and love! We joined their family and friends as witnesses of an organically simplistic ceremony adorned by a beautiful backdrop of the La Plata Mountains. After an adorable procession by the flower girl, Cora, and her younger brother, Duncan, Pastor Roger presided over the union of Bonnie and Shane, flanked on either side by a stunning bridal party. Once united, the party energy took hold! Delicious and aromatic appetizers, cocktails, and dinner (including a custom macaroni and cheese bar!) were shared happily among guests, provided by the team at Yellow Carrot. The food was equally as beautiful as the flowers, also provided by the Yellow Carrot, and the friendly folks at the Ridgewood Event Center helped pull everything off without a hitch! (Or… with?) Now that you’re hitched, Bonnie and Shane, we wish you all the best in your future adventures together! Thanks for inviting us along to share in your happy day!

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View more photos from Bonnie & Shane’s Wedding on our Facebook page and see more work from IlluminArts on our Website

Guest Lodging: Blue Lake Ranch | Wedding Venue: The Ridgewood Event Center | Catering, Flowers, Coordination, Cake: Yellow Carrot

Hair & Makeup:  Incognito |  Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music:  The DurangoTones Pete Giuliani  | Transportation:  Mild to Wild

Reception Band:   Pete Giuliani Band

Robin & Anthony’s Weddings

August 30, 2014
Silverpick Lodge
Durango, Colorado 

Simply said, that was wildly FUN!!!  Robin and Anthony created a gorgeous day at the Silverpick Lodge surrounded by their loving family and dear friends.  The air of the entire day was consumed by their deep love and respect for one another mixed with a wickedly fun sense of humor all around.  Oh, and with a beautiful little belly under that dress and a little one on the way, the day was extra sweet!  What a joy for us to be wrapped up in their loving energy and to have the opportunity to tell the story of their amazing day. Jill and her team from Durango Party Rentals helped add to the beauty of the Sow’s Ear (and keep all of us moving along) while George at the Sow’s Ear created delicious cuisine for the evening.  Kelly at the Flour Sack dazzled everyone with two beautiful cakes (one was even gluten free), and a complete s’mores bar that kept everyone quite entertained and coming back for more, especially the younger ones! When Anthony pulled it together to sing a beautiful song to his wife of only a few hours, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!  We wish you two the best on your new journey of husband and wife as well as we know you’re making an amazing family of your own….congratulations!

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View more photos from Robin and Anthony’s Wedding on our Facebook page and see more work from IlluminArts on our Website

Wedding Coordinator: Durango Party Rental | Wedding Venue: The Silver Pick Lodge | Cake: The Flour Sack

Hair & Make-up: Hair Fusion | Catering: The Sows Ear | DJ: Aiko Aiko Sound

Ashley & Aaron’s Wedding

August 9, 2014
The Event Center at Blue Lake Ranch
Hesperus, Colorado

We joined Ashley & Aaron and their close family and friends for a beautiful and relaxed celebration of their love!  The day was perfect, with no shortage of laughter and fun amongst guests, nor any shortage of loving moments between this stunning couple!  Blue Lake Ranch proved yet again to be a breath-taking setting: from the absolutely fantastic view of the La Plata Mountains to the coziness of the River House’s backyard, and from the fields of flowers in the garden to the elegant architecture of Ridgewood Event Center, we couldn’t get enough!  We loved this unique ceremony, and the late afternoon light through the trees gave a glow to the whole scene as Ashley & Aaron exchanged their hand-written vows, promising to nurture and grow together.  The giant lawn games were a smash hit, and the fun continued into the evening with great dancing, popcorn and cotton candy, and a sparkler send-off, ending a perfect day under an (almost!) Supermoon!  Thank you all so much for including us in this special celebration: we wish you the very best in your future together!

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View more photos from Ashley & Aaron’s Wedding on our Facebook page and see more work from IlluminArts on our Website

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Blue Lake Ranch | Getting Ready and First Look Location: The River House at Blue Lake Ranch

Catering: Durangourmet  | Libations: Star Liquors | Flowers: Wildwoods Fine Flowers

Cake and Pies: Barb Mills | Sound and DJ: Aiko Aiko Sound | Transportation:  Buckhorn Limo