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julie and joe. a brighton colorado wedding

{julie and joe’s wedding is featured on the amazingly beautiful grey likes weddings!}

joe works for ups and met julie when their wedding officiant {robert’s} route was changed. soon after getting the route, joe mentioned to robert that he was smitten with one of the artisan center girls. robert asked, “the sparkly one? yes, that’s julie!”

from the bride:

i wanted this wedding to be an outward expression for the love I feel for this incredible man. i feel as though I am in a magical land when i’m with him; safe from everything, loved, sparkly, alive and totally myself. i wanted to take all this heart over pouring with joy love and make it visual. we wanted everyone to feel relaxed and to be themselves, so the idea to have the wedding on joe’s mom’s farm was perfect! i began planning decorations within a week of the proposal wanting to incorporate one of the other great loves of my life: handmade paper. joe and the boys were troopers and spent many hours helping cut strips of paper, hot gluing banners, and assembling projects. when i told Joe we would be dying 3,000 coffee filters to make peonies, he very wisely put an end to further projects! the day was perfect. so many people came together to help us decorate the tent, prep the yard, set up hay bales; it was a party days in advance! we asked guests to bring a dish to share instead of a gift to add to the casual community celebration feeling of the day. this was one of our favorite decisions! this day, the setting, the people gathered around us, and joe were all more perfect than i could have ever imagined! we heard comments that it felt like a magical far away place…and that’s just what i wanted, because this love i feel is magic!

bouquet – newberry brothers

flowers – robert at nature’s gallery

cakes – nothing bundt cakes

hair – sonia at salon j

decorations – mostly handmade… from the artisan center when not