Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
A: The Gold Hill in has always been a special place to us. I have celebrated almost every birthday and major life event at Gold Hill since I was 4 and my family moved to Colorado. There was no question on where we should get married. Ian and I love the classic, rustic feel that Gold Hill provides, so we adopted a subtle rustic theme. We wanted to keep the wedding party small and family oriented. My sister served as my Matron of Honor, Ian’s Brother was his Best Man, and my uncle served as our officiant.
Q: What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?
A: Our florist was amazing. My only flower request was red roses. Along the aisle we had red roses displayed in mason jars and arranged on cut wooden logs. She hand made an arch of mason jars on the ceremony stage, which were hung from lace ribbons and in each jar was a red rose. My bouquet and my matron of honor’s bouquet were red roses. My sister’s was slightly smaller with accents of baby’s breath. Inside on each table there was a single red rose, and there were displays of roses near our cupcake table. Roses have always been a favorite of mine, and their classic simplicity complemented the dark wood and rustic environment.
Q: Did you personalize the day in any way? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
A: The most personalized aspect of our wedding was our dessert! We knew that we wanted to be able to participate in a traditional cake cutting, however, Gold Hill is an old mining town, on top of a mountain, at the end of a very rough and windy dirt road. We feared that transferring a traditional cake would end poorly, so Ian and I opted for cupcakes! This allowed for safer transport and gave us the option of different flavors. We still got our couples cake, which looked wonderful with our Llama Couple cake topper. Our favorite parts to our wedding revolved around the music! We had a Blue Grass Trio play live music for us during the ceremony and cocktail hour, which the guests loved, and it set the mood for the celebration.
Q: Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.
A: Classic and elegant are the two words I would use when we picked our outfits. For my dress, I knew that I wanted lace, and sleeves. As a young girl, I was always in love with my mother’s gown, which also had both of these features as well. The lace went perfectly with our rustic setting, and the sleeves were for my own peace of mind and comfort while dancing. The fingertip veil had just the right amount of sparkle and pear to compliment the subtle sparkle and pearls embroidered on the dress’s lace. For Ian, I knew I wanted him to be in a classic black tux, and he wanted a bow tie. When my father learned that my sister, mother and I would all be wearing matching red shoes, he purchased red socks for himself, Ian and Ivan so that everyone had their red accent.
Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
A: The most anticipated moment of our wedding was the first dance. While Ian and I were working on our reception song list, we realized that after 9 years, there were a lot of songs that were special to us. Choosing one that we wanted was a challenge. After some reflection “Crazy Love” seemed to fit our story and us perfectly. After narrowing it down, it became a nightly regime. We loved practicing and watched videos to get some instruction and ideas. Having the chance to dance in front of our family and friends was a bit nerve-wracking, but extremely rewarding.
Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
A: Decide what is most important to you, and make sure you stay true to who you are as a couple. Above all else, as long as the person that you love is waiting for you at the end of the aisle, everything else is frosting on the cake.
Gold Hill Inn Wedding Photos