Free-spirited, colorful, fun, and bursting with personality—Jess and Libby’s Bread Bar wedding was the perfect combination of classy and funky. The couple along–with their planner Kendra Kimball–made sure to tie in their love for family, travel, music, and food into their big day to create an experience where everyone felt special.
The ceremony was held at the quaint little white church in the historic mountain town of Silver Plume. Libby looked effortlessly cool in her short wedding dress paired with white Converse while Jess rocked a navy blue suit. The couple exchanged their vows as their adorable rescue dog Millie looked on. And in a touching tribute to their grandmothers, flowers and books were placed on their vacant seats to honor their memory.
The reception followed at the iconic Bread Bar, an 1800s-era bakery built at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Using colorful florals and hanging greenery created by floral designer Emma Van Vranken, they blended the concept of a hidden, overgrown courtyard with the vintage charm of the bar. Window decals, mismatched lounge seating, neon signs, a canopy of string lights, and lampshades added an eclectic touch to the entire setting.
From the cocktails named after late loved ones and the picture wall with a photo of every single guest to the Shih Tzu wedding cake and the tapas-style wedding menu inspired by their travels to Spain, no important detail was forgotten. Scroll through these amazing images captured by Bridget Burnett to see the many beautiful ways this couple chose to showcase their love for each other and their family on their big day.
Libby and Jess
Bread Bar, Silver Plume, Colorado, United States
Their Big Day Authentically Reflects Them
We are so proud of how the day was authentically us. We stayed true to ourselves when planning—bright colors, unique food, aura reader, and banging music are our vibe. And doing our thing no matter how it was perceived made it more special for our guests and us.
Wedding Planning Advice From The Newlyweds
Our advice is don’t take it too seriously and be yourselves. A few months before our wedding, I was in a bike accident and tore several ligaments in my knee and broke my femur. Bridgett Burnett, our photographer, did an amazing job making it look like I was much more agile than I was. I had this idea of doing this crazy exercise and diet to get in mad shape for the wedding and wear Manolo Blahniks that day. That clearly didn’t happen, but I had a hell of a lot more fun planning and experiencing the day by not having that pressure of looking “perfect” for the day. Also, get a wedding planner and trust them. It saves money long-term, lowers stress, and makes your ideas a reality. Kendra Kimball was amazing and helped us find Bridget and all our other vendors.
The Most Memorable Moments
My closest friends sang our favorite songs at the ceremony. It was overwhelming to share my friend’s talents with our community. For Jess, it was an intimate dinner with our friends and community. After isolating with COVID, it was so meaningful.
Personal Touches Throughout Their Bread Bar Wedding
We served cocktails named after late family members with their caricatures on the menu. Our favorite songs were sung by best friends. We wrote a letter to our guests thanking them. We created a picture wall that highlighted a picture of us with every guest from a special moment in our life. Our wedding cake was a replica of our Shih Tzu, Millie.
A Very Special DIY Picture Wall With Their Loved Ones
We blew up pictures of different sizes of guests with us over our lifetime. We used vintage frames and created a picture wall that was the backdrop for our reception. My grandmother had a similar wall in her home and was the inspiration.
The Couple Had a Special Spanish Themed Wedding Menu
Spain is our favorite place in the world, and we went on a road trip through Spain a few years ago. Those travels inspired our menu. We had 4-5 small tapas plates and then a larger plate. We also had churros and a dessert bar. Late night snacks included tacos in a bag, our favorite meal when camping.
Congratulations to Jess and Libby on their classy and funky Bread Bar wedding. And big thanks to Bridget Burnett for capturing every special moment of the happiest day of their lives.
You and your partner are wildly original, and your wedding should be no less. And just like Jess and Libby’s wedding, there are so many meaningful ways you can incorporate your love story into your big day. Check out our guide on how to create a unique wedding and bring your own personal version of a dream wedding to life with these unique wedding ideas.
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When two nature lovers tie the knot, you know the day is going to be full of incredible views and outdoor activities. Jessica and Jeff’s Colorado mountain top wedding was that and then some. After falling in love with Telluride, the two knew they wanted to have a nontraditional summer camp style affair that celebrated their love for one another and the centennial state.
After welcoming 90 of their closest friends and family members at a cowboy-themed welcome party–complete with a saloon and cowboy hats–the pair said “I do” in a colorful and chic ceremony. With the help of planner and Junebug member K2 Event Co and florist Remi & Gold, the ski resort was transformed into a floral wonderland. The location was perfect for the summer.
As if that wasn’t enough, their reception was complete with a barn, dancing under the night sky, hot chocolate chip cookies instead of a wedding cake, and a mini firework exit. We’re so thankful that Jason & Daris were there to capture every whimsical detail. Get those Pinterest boards ready because you are not going to want to forget this one.
Jessica and Jeff
Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, Colorado
Three Different Bridal Looks
I wore a bohemian bridal look for the cowboy-themed welcome party. I took inspiration from a western bridal photoshoot created by Quigley Goode of ‘Officially Quigley’. I fashioned my mother’s 39-year-old wedding dress and turned it into the coolest fitted jumpsuit for our rehearsal dinner. It was so special to wear part of my mom’s gown! And my wedding dress was the most fun, incredible dress I have ever worn. It is a modern Berta gown custom-made in Israel. It had a nine month production time and when I received it I still loved it every bit as much as when I first ordered it.
A Three Day Wedding Celebration
We wanted our wedding to feel like a retreat for our guests–three days of activities so that we had plenty of quality time with everyone, plus themed events to help everyone totally let loose and engage with each other. We also had all of our guests stay in the same hotel so that we could have breakfast together to enjoy each other’s company every moment. It truly felt like a beautiful, playful, all-planned-out summer camp!
An Unexpected Health Scare Before The Big Day
My dad was unexpectedly in the hospital one week before the wedding–across the country, too. It looked like he might not be able to make it to the wedding in person, which would have been heartbreaking. Family members were trying to console me with the idea of doing a second ceremony later with him rather than postponing. I just couldn’t imagine not having him there, so it was extra special to walk down the aisle beside him after that health scare.
A Cowboy Themed Welcome Party & Elegant Wedding
Telluride has a great western and cowboy energy so we chose to capitalize on that with an authentic cowboy chic welcome party at the Last Dollar Saloon. With the photobooth, cowboy hats, bolo ties, saloon-style bar, and my bohemian bridal look, our dream was achieved. For the wedding day, the vibe was much different–with the most delicate and whimsical florals sprinkled in front of the grand, breathtaking mountain views. We had all of the guests ride the ski gondola up to our mountain-top ceremony. Jeff and I love to ski together and I always wanted to have our guests ride up in the gondola for our ceremony. To me, there is no view more spiritual than the mountains. It was just breathtaking!
Skipping Traditions At The Mountain Top Wedding
I am proud that Jeff and I did not spend any time on traditional things that we felt were unnecessary for us. We did warm chocolate chip cookies instead of a cake, so we didn’t need to take time to make a production of cutting the cake. We didn’t do any floral on the tables, wedding favors, or an awkward garter-belt event. We each picked our ‘splurge’ items with our wedding budget in mind and then tried to keep everything else minimal.
Congratulations again to Jessica and Jeff on their Colorado mountain top wedding! We’re so thankful that Junebug member K2 Event Co helped the newlyweds plan their special day. And a big thank you to Jason & Daris for capturing every well-executed detail
After drooling over San Sophia Overlook for years, Dee got the day of her dreams when she married Joe at their intimate Telluride wedding. With the help of planner Elevation Weddings and Events, the couple hosted a romantic ceremony with sweeping mountain views and minimal decor. They moved the party inside for a cozy reception featuring greenery and floral arrangements from Dahlia Floral Design and four different wedding cakes from Fig and Bloom Cakes. Now that’s our favorite kind of party!
Not only did photographers Jason and Daris capture the elegant day beautifully, but we also love what they had to say about the couple.
Jason and Daris Photocinema Love This Couple
At first impression, you might think Dee and Joe are an unlikely pair, but when you get to know them, you find they are a perfect match. Dee is such a lively person who easily connects with all kinds of people. Joe is super observant, insightful, and will catch you off guard with a well-timed joke. They are both incredibly kind, caring, and empathetic people. Anyone can tell right away that they are meant for each other.
Their wedding day was one for the books! Anticipation and excitement were in the air, especially as we drove off-road up to the top of the mountain with Dee egging us on while we bounced off the switchbacks! The ceremony at the top of San Sophia Overlook was perfect in every way, as they said their vows above Telluride.
Dee and Joe
San Sophia Overlook, Telluride Ski Resort, Colorado
The Pronovias Gown
I always knew I wanted a lace dress. My dream designer was Pronovias but I didn’t want to pay an outrageous amount for a dress. Never in a million years did I think I would find my exact dress during a random sample sale with my mother-in-law. I went to Emma & Grace after work and tried on three dresses–not knowing my third option was a Pronovias dress. The first one was a hard no, and the second one could have easily been my wedding gown. Then, I tried on the last one and the rest is history. It was the perfect fit, design, and style. When I saw the label and price I couldn’t believe it. I’d found my dress.
Intimate Telluride Wedding Vibes
I wanted an intimate feel with a touch of class. Generally, I prefer simplicity versus trendy. As for the design, I relied heavily on the vendors for their opinions. I trusted my wedding planner, florist, and event coordinator to finalize my dream wedding. I’ve been in love with San Sophia Overlook since 2015 when I saw it on Instagram. I’m a huge fan of mountain top weddings. And, our first date was a 14er, so this was full circle for us.
A Wedding Surprise For The Bride
I had no idea where San Sophia was located. We paid our deposit without ever seeing the location. We were pleasantly surprised to find out Telluride was six hours from Denver. Given that I was a new transplant, I had no idea and thought it was only a short two hours away. However, I wouldn’t change a thing. The scenic drive was worth it.
Congratulations again to Dee and Joe on their intimate Telluride wedding! We’re so glad that Jason and Daris Photocinema shared their special day with us. If you’re planning your own fall affair–and you love Dee’s long-sleeve Pronovias gown as much as we do–check out our favorite long-sleeve wedding dresses that are perfect for fall or winter!
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All things pink? Sign us up! Marion and Mike’s pink boho Crested Butte wedding at Cement Creek Ranch was a fairytale dream come to life, and we’re dazzled by every second of it.
With the help of expert planner and Junebug member Lucky Penny Events and Rentals, the rustic outdoor space was decorated with pink ombre custom dyed cheesecloth, lush florals from Dahlia Floral Design, fairy lights, and custom neon signs. Marion’s nude floral Rue de Seine gown paired perfectly with the pink decor and the vibrant fields of yellow and purple flowers that served as a backdrop for the couple’s post-ceremony photos captured by Geoff Duncan Photography. Oh, and they had seven different cakes from Fig and Bloom Cakes–proving they definitely know the way to our hearts.
Ready to be inspired? Keep scrolling and get those Pinterest boards ready to be pretty in pink.
Marion and Mike
Cement Creek Ranch, Crested Butte, Colorado, USA
The Wedding Look and Rue De Seine Gown
Creating my wedding look was such a fun collaboration between Natalie and me. Once I showed her my dress, we started bouncing back and forth with the whole style look for my big day. Natalie gave me the most sultry make vibes with an effortless half braid. I knew I wanted a Rue de Sein dress. When I found out Rue de Seine founder and designer Michele Corty was coming to A and Be in Denver with the new collection, I freaked out. The night before my appointment, the new collection dropped online, and I knew the Vita Gown was it. It was the perfect dress to invoke that Colorado bohemian vibe I was looking for.
Why the Cement Creek Ranch
Ciera showed us a lot of places around Crested Butte. Cement Creek Ranch was the first place we saw, and something just stayed with us. We love that is secluded in its own valley with the most amazing views of the Cement Creek and the surrounding mountains.
Pink Boho Wedding Day Vibes
The vibe at our wedding was unreal. It was an explosion of this fluffy pink bohemian vibe meets rustic Colorado River ranch. We wanted to show our guests from all over the world our favorite place–Crested Butte—why we love it so much. We wanted them to leave with the feeling that they just experienced all that Colorado has to offer.
Congratulations to Marion and Mike on their perfectly pink wedding day at Cement Creek Ranch! Thank you to Junebug member Lucky Penny Events and Rentals for sharing these beautiful photos with us. To see more of their expert planning, check out their profile in our directory of best wedding planners in the world!
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We absolutely love weddings when the bride is a wedding planner. Because they are so comfortable planning others’ weddings, they always knock it out of the park for their own. Kayla and Scott’s super colorful colorado wedding at Lyons Farmette River Bend did just that! Focused on throwing a warm and inviting affair for their friends and family, the couple opted for a relaxed vibe with good food, good drinks, and good music.
Because the venue was set along the beautiful St. Vrain river, the pair chose to keep decor simple–with an over-the-top bridal bouquet from Plume and Furrow, a large white tent lit with twinkle lights, lounge areas galore, and a DIY vase seating chart. And, of course, the bride’s bold lace Rue de Seine gown contrasted perfectly with the beautiful cliffs.
We’re so thankful that Houseman Studios was able to capture the colorful lovefest, so if you’re searching for some outdoor boho inspo, look no further.
Kayla and Scott
Lyons Farmette Riverbend, Lyons, Colorado
Why The River Bend
We chose River Bend for the Colorado mountain feel without the drive or elevation. The St. Vrain river and cliffs that accompany it are the perfect backdrop for any style. The venue itself provides so much in terms of getting ready spaces, tent, dance floor, the bar under a tall pine tree, and the bistro lights all over that light up the venue like fireflies. It feels special, magical, and off the beaten path.
Personalizing The Ceremony
We did three things to personalize our ceremony. We wrote and said our own vows, which was extremely important to us. My husband’s sister read an excerpt from the book, “The Amber Spyglass” by Phillip Pullman for us. We also had our best man and maid of honor read from the children’s book, “I Like You” by Sandol Stoddard Warburg. Both of those books were meaningful to us, and we have some great memories with them.
A Silent Disco Reception
Dancing was a great part of the day. We chose a venue that was acoustic only, so we had a silent disco. Our guests were hesitant at first, and then once they put on the headphones, they understood and had so much fun! Our dance floor was packed all night. Even my grandparents kept their headphones on and danced for hours.
Congratulations again to Kayla and Scott on their colorful colorado wedding at Lyons Farmette River Bend! Thank you to Houseman Studios for capturing the natural beauty of the day. If you’re planning your own outdoor wedding, check out these ten outdoor wedding color palettes!
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