I really love a small intimate wedding, and this gorgeous Telluride celebration by BRUMLEY & WELLS is one of the loveliest I've seen. I mean just look at that incredible location!! Stylist CELESTE GREENE (yes these two also created our stunning cover shoot for ISSUE 8!) has put her magical touch to Stephanie & Kevin's day.
Most brides like to take on a DIY project or two for their weddings, but for Stephanie O'Laughlin, it was the wedding dress itself that became a labour of love. Not letting a lack of sewing experience stand in her way, Stephanie created a romantic plunge lace top and soft silk skirt combo - a reflection of the classic yet whimsical style of her wedding to husband Kevin, which took place in the beautiful box canyon town of Telluride in Colorado. The couple, who met in their younger years working at a Chicago sports bar, took inspiration from their mountainside location, incorporating wild, natural flowers and a pastel palette with pops of bright berry. After a magical outdoor ceremony in the woods next to a waterfall, they took a gondola up the mountain with their guests to the reception at a local restaurant with exposed log beams, huge picture window views and a stone fireplace. Celeste transformed the cosy space with swags of greenery, lush blooms and candlelight, creating the perfect warm and inviting atmosphere. Stephanie and Kevin's favourite moment? Their photo session in a meadow overlooking miles and miles of mountain terrain, where the setting sun cast a heavenly glow - the perfect place to take in the scene, and the incredible moment.
“We decided to elope, and only invite 25 close family and friends, and it allowed us to splurge in the areas that meant most to us and plan the wedding we really wanted. It was the best decision we ever made. Annie Brooks of THE WELLS MAKERY created all of our paper goods. She designed a beautiful wedding program that included a hand-drawn map of Telluride. It displayed the locations of all our wedding events that weekend, and also included a section where we could write each guest a personalised note. Her beautiful calligraphy and the wedding logo she created, along with the detailed map, made for such a beautiful presentation. Our guests absolutely loved it!“
Photography BRUMLEY & WELLS / Stylist CELESTE GREENE / Florist APRIL'S GARDEN / Stationery THE WELLS MAKERY / Ceremony venue TELLURIDE TOWN PARK / Reception venue ALLRED'S RESTAURANT / Bride's gown STEPHANIE (SAPP) O'LAUGHLIN / Bride's shoes NINA SHOES / Hair HEATHER CHAPMAN / Make-up KATA BARON OF THE PRETTY COMMITTEE / Groom's attire TOMMY HILFIGER / Vintage rentals HEIRLOOMS / Music T.J. SAPP / Cocktail hour venue NEW SHERIDAN HOTEL