Intimate Colorado Wedding
Today’s wedding is filled with beautiful details and stunning scenery! Natalie and Kurt did a beautiful of making a laid-back, destination wedding work. I absolutely love their ceremony venue and and Natalie’s bouquet. And make sure you check out their wedding photos with the mountain backdrop. Enjoy this intimate Colorado wedding! xoxo, Jessica
Natalie + Kurt
August 4, 2015
Silverthorne, CO | Bootlegger Lodge
What was your budget?
Our budget was $5000. We wanted to spend the majority of our money on a photographer and on the lodging, so we estimated about $3500 for those two expenses.
How many guests did you have?
We had 12 guests – parents and siblings from both sides (we both come from small families) and a couple of friends.
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
I think the most original part of our wedding was our lack of planning! That sounds silly, but we really wanted to focus on the meaning of the day. We never dreamed about our wedding day, so we weren’t committed to anything in specific except for having a relaxing and beautiful day.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
Our friends picked wildflowers for the bouquets and made the cake together. They deserve all of the credit for all of the heartfelt and beautiful touches. We didn’t ask anything specific of them, it just happened naturally.
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Do what’s right for you, long term. If a big wedding is in your budget and that’s what you both have always wanted, do it! We just happened to really love the outdoors and relaxing, so the fine details were not a priority – everything that came together was straight from our friends’ and families’ hearts.
What was your biggest splurge?
The cabin! Compared to the costs of getting regular hotel rooms, it provided huge savings, but renting out the cabin for 4 nights was our biggest expense.
What was your favorite detail?
I would have to say either the yellow converse or our cake. The yellow converse were practical and cute (and a pinterest inspiration, of course.) The cake was so symbolic of our “going with the flow.” We used two boxes of cake mix, crossed our fingers that it would turn out, and then had fun throwing sprinkles at it.
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
Our vows and the whole ceremony! Other highlights include our (also improvised) first dance to the first song that “spoke to us” from the Pandora Wedding playlist, and when we smashed cake in each other’s’ faces and I laughed so hard that I snorted it up my nose.