Pre-wedding Colorado Hoedown: Jess + TJ

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Cakelets, do we have a wedding for you! Prep yourselves for a week of Jess + TJ: two crazy kids that know how to throw an insanely fun weekend-long wedding celebration. Photographer, Gia Canali hit the nail on the head when she described this wedding as “one for the books”.  It so is! Cowboy hats, a picnic-style dinner, and square dancing are all just part of day one. It’s no wonder their wedding was recently featured in the Summer 2011 issue of Brides magazine on stands now – it’s packed with everything you’d imagine and want in a wedding. Put on your boots, it’s time for a hoedown!

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“All I could think of was a giant family camp style event a la dirty dancing- so that’s how we went about planning it. We picked a spot where everyone could stay on site and get to know each other through family style meals, game nights, and all the different activities that were offered at the ranch- fishing, hiking, horseback riding etc”.

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The “DeeLish” typography and silverware illustration on these Miss Pickles Press silverware sleeves are the perfect grab n’ go essentials for an outdoor picnic-style wedding.

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Old watering cans, vintage kitchen tins, antique picnic baskets, colorful Ball jars, and antique wire baskets filled with the brightest arrangements helped to create a homey outdoor atmosphere.

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pre-wedding hoe down

pre-wedding hoe down

Don’t you just want to wrangle these two up and have them plan a weekend-long wedding for you?

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pre-wedding hoe down

We wanted to make sure everyone mingled and had an awesome time because we knew that when it came down to it, our friends and family were more alike than they were different, and we wanted our wedding week to be about making those types of connections.

pre-wedding hoe down

pre-wedding hoe down

“Looking back there is no other way I would have had it – we were relaxed, everyone had fun participating in activities they had never tried before and bonding over field day and square dancing that we felt like everyone was one giant family by the time our actual big day rolled around which made it that much sweeter”.

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This is just the beginning of the celebration ladies. Throughout the week we’re going to continue to share Jess + TJ’s wedding weekend. Tomorrow we’ll pick up with the rehearsal dinner!

Photography: Gia Canali Photography / Venue: C Lazy U Ranch / Wedding Planner: Stacy McCain Event Planning / Event Designer: Duet Events (Jess’s own wedding design company) / Florist: Lisa Anderson of Sweet Pea Flowers

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Marty on Aug 1, 2011

It should be said that this is the coolest couple on the planet and they had the best wedding EVER! I'm so happy to be able to relive it through your blog!

Larissa Nicole Photography on Aug 1, 2011

Love this wedding & all the colors! And the couple is too adorable! <3

Lori on Aug 1, 2011

This looks like it was such a fun wedding!

Chiz on Aug 1, 2011

This looks beautiful. wow, thanks for sharing this

Michael on Aug 1, 2011

A really nice wedding looks like everyone had a good time. I like the out door setting.

Laura Whitney on Aug 2, 2011

That looks great! And you could take so many elements and apply them to any summer party!

Reminisce Productions- Shana on Aug 2, 2011

What a fun idea! I love the colors and the theme! What a great way to get your family and closest friends together before the biggest day in your life! I loved her outfit with the long shirt-dress and boots with pigtail braids!

Lauren on Aug 2, 2011

It's the Fall/Winter 2011 editions of Brides Local Magazines that it's featured in!

Jacquelyn on Aug 7, 2011

I have always wanted to throw a shindig like this! Nothing like a bonfire and friends!

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