Love & Lavender – Burney Wedding – 051317

AED Couple: Rebecca & Jacob Burney

Married On: May 13, 2017

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Della Terra Mountain Chateau

What We’ll Never Forget:

>Rebecca & Jacob hired AED for full-service wedding planning and we had so much fun working with them and their families to plan the most perfect wedding day!

>Rebecca & Jacob live in Maryland so when they came into town a few months before their wedding we packed the weekend full of fun tastings, mock up appointments and meetings with their amazing vendors.

>The look of their wedding was stunning. The varieties of purples and golds fit perfectly with the venue and the floral arrangements from Newberry Brothers brought the whole look together.

>The couple had so many fun celebrations during their ceremony, including the Groom walking down the aisle to the Superman theme song, a sand ceremony with a live performance by a friend, an African jumping of the broom tradition, and a bubble send-off into a decorated golf cart!

>Both Rebecca & Jacob surprised each other with gifts! Rebecca gave Jacob socks, superman cufflinks, and an adorable surprise video that matched his engagement video, by Kelsey Luciano Productions, for him to watch. Jacob gave Rebecca a stunning bracelet. So much love.

>They gave their guests beautiful lavender soap favors, as well as adorable hangover kits that included a small Gatorade bottle, Tums, Advil, and pretzels – what fun ideas!

>Rebecca & Jacob were so sweet to mention Ansley Event Design in their toast! They are such a fun-loving couple and you could see examples of this throughout the whole day, especially during their first dance – all smiles!

Thank you Elizabeth Ann Photography for these gorgeous photos!

To see even more photos of this wedding, click here! 

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How heartfelt is this Father & Daughter first look? All the feels!

4Rebecca’s something blue!

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5Jacob ‘flew’ into the ceremony to the Superman theme song!

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Rebecca & Jacob didn’t see each other until the ceremony – a special moment to witness.

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18839839_1437394682949139_5824452416495726322_o 18880114_1437394529615821_4255647708538734345_oDelicious smelling Lavender soap favors!

12The couple had an adorable custom cake topper made of the two of them with the groom as superman since he loves superheroes!

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Rebecca & Jacob shared alone time at the end of the night in front of the candle-lit waterfall at Della Terra!

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Congratulations Rebecca & Jacob on your Happily Ever After!

Click here to see all the details from this couples’ special day.

Vendors who helped make the day:

Full-Service Wedding Planning & Décor Design: Ansley Event Design, LLC

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Della Terra Mountain Chateau 

Caterer: Footers Catering 
Photographer: Elizabeth Ann Photography 

Videographer: Kelsey Luciano Productions 

Floral: Newberry Brothers

Cake: Colorado Rose Cake Company 

Ceremony Musicians: A Touch of Class 

Hair & Make Up Artist: Beauty on Location 

Transportation: Estes Park Shuttle

DJ: Ben Burney (G’s Brother)

Officiant: Jacob Burney (FOG)

Six Décor Tips to Make Your Big Day Unforgettable

Designing the perfect décor for your special day can be challenging. You may have found the right venue, but there’s a few things you’d like to change to make it perfect for your wedding. Or, maybe you just need help creating an intimate, romantic feel. We put together a list of wedding décor tips to help out.

Venue Colors vs. Wedding Colors

0594$!x900If possible, embrace your venue by incorporating their colors into your wedding decor. It doesn’t have to be the main focus, but making the venue’s color an accent color in your décor can truly bring the design all together. If the venue’s colors simply clash too much, use draping to cover the walls and/or floors. Try using more of a neutral color for draping and linens and bold colors for accents like floral or napkins!

Repurpose String Lights

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Repurposing outdoor string lights can be a great way to save on costs, while creating a gorgeous look for your ceremony and/or reception. Use lights you have lying around the house or purchase inexpensive ones. Spray paint the wires of the light strands gold! This may take some time as you have to unscrew each light bulb before spray painting, but you will be happy you did! So beautiful!

Forego the Linens

Virginia Wedding at Fat Cat Farm,We are loving the look of rustic farm tables instead of linens! Not only do these tables create an intimate family-style feel, they are stunning stand alone pieces that don’t need much to dress them up! Add a few floral pieces and candles and you’re set. Going without the linen will give your wedding a romantic and unique look that your guests will rave about for years.

Don’t Forget the Bar

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A lot of couples will forget to decorate their bar, which is where a lot of guests will spend most of their time! You don’t have to do anything extravagant, but consider adding some candle light or vases with bridesmaids’ bouquets. Or switch it up and do something super creative! Make your own cocktail bar that will enhance your décor rather than fading to the background. Try using a wood ladder for a rustic and notable look.

A Little Too Intimate 

Kristyn HoganIs your venue perfect for that personal feel, but a little too small to accommodate your guests with two separate set ups? Don’t worry! Have your wedding planner and caterer “flip” the space and turn your ceremony into reception. For an easier transition, use your aisle décor as your centerpieces and repurpose chairs, signs, etc. Do you have items that can’t be set up later such as a 6-piece band? Use drapes and curtains to hide part of the room that can easily be taken down.

Shrink the Tables 

Green WEdding ShoesA lot of couples tend to use tables that are too large. Using smaller tables not only creates a cozier atmosphere, it also makes decorating so much easier! If the table is too large, you will need a larger centerpiece to fill the space and it can look cluttered and overwhelming. With smaller tables, you can keep things simple. Your guests are now family, so cozy up and have a blast!

Do All Things With Love, Chandler Barone – Lead Event Coordinator

Photography Credit: #1: Style Me Pretty ; #2: Chelsey Life and Design ; #3: Snippet and Ink ; #4: Studio 1208 Photography ; #5: Kristyn Hogan ; #6: Green Wedding Shoes

Great Ways to Thank Your Guests

Your wedding guests have put in the time, effort and travel to make it to your special day and celebrate the love you and your partner share. Not only will they be there for your wedding day, but chances are they have been there to offer their love and guidance throughout your relationship. It is important to show your guests how grateful you are to have them in your lives and celebrating your commitment. There are many ways to thank your guests, but why not start with 10 creative wedding favors your guests will love and actually keep?!

Soundtrack to Your Day: Music seems to be a powerful memory cue for many. What better way to get guests to reminisce on your celebratory day than to give them a soundtrack of all the songs that played? The processional, the recessional, the first dance, parent dances, cake cutting – all of these special moments will be music to their ears!

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Cozy Blankets: Having an outdoor wedding? Help make your guests comfortable by providing cozy blankets they can wrap around themselves to keep warm. Even better – let the guests keep them as a thank you! They will forever remember the love you and your partner share as they curl up on the couch with your thoughtful gift.

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Mini Champagne Bottles: The party doesn’t have to stop when the bar closes. Mini champagne bottles can provide extra fun and excitement throughout the evening! Add a chevron straw that matches your wedding colors and your guests will obsess over how cute and festive they are. Keep it poppin’ all night!

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Succulents: Not only are succulents individually unique and beautiful just like each one of your guests, they are durable and won’t wilt if they don’t get water for a few days – which makes them perfect for the guest who may not be the best at taking care of plants. Friends and family will smile each time they look at their succulent and think about watching your love grow!

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Bottle Openers: Having a vintage or rustic themed wedding? These “key to my heart” bottle openers are the perfect wedding favor! They are small and easy to take home, can be put on a key chain, and will make guests think of you every time they crack open a bottle. They can even double as seating chart placements!

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Chapstick: A great gift that guests will absolutely use is chapstick. Especially if you are getting married in this dry Colorado weather! Print a personalized message along with a cute saying, such as “Our Love is the Bomb!” or “Mint to be”. With a favor this useful and small in size, guests can put it in their pocket, purse – wherever! It won’t be a favor left on the table.

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Midnight Snack: After all that dancing, guests can work up an appetite. Before sending them home or back to their hotel room hungry, provide them with adorable midnight snack packages! One idea is a package of milk and a doughnut, but any option to go with your wedding theme will be a huge hit!

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Luggage Tags: These personalized luggage tags are great for a travel themed wedding! You can use them as seating chart placements as well. They will separate your guests’ bags from the rest and make them reminisce about your special day as they travel away!

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Make Your Own S’mores: Wanting to have a s’more bar at your wedding? Send your guests home with their own s’more packages so they can make them at home as well! Maybe they will even invite you over for a night by the fire where you all can share your favorite stories from your beautiful day!

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Lottery Tickets: Do you feel lucky to have your friends and family in your life? Do you want your love and luck to rub off on them? Give your guests a lucky coin and lottery tickets to see if you can help them win big! If they do, they will forever thank you! If they don’t, they will still remember how fun your day was and have a story to tell!

Laurel McConnell Photography

Photo Credit: Picture #1: Evermine.com ; Picture #2: Marianne Wilson Photography ; Picture #3: Mademoiselle Fiona Photography ; Picture #4: thesucculentsource.com ; Picture #5: Easy user SensiblyPosh ; Picture #6: hwtm.com ; Picture #7: indulgy.com ; Picture #8: Easy user LoveTravelsFavors ; Picture #9: Stephanie A. Smith Photography ; Picture #10: Laurel McConnell Photography