Tent wedding at Granby Ranch, Colorado
When Megan reached out to me over a year before their wedding date, explaining her vision for their wedding, I got so intrigued and excited before even meeting with her. I started to draft my vision board based on the details that she gave to me and once we met, and talked more about her big day, I knew I really wanted to work with her.
Her sweet personality was shining through as she described how she wants her wedding to have a fairytale/dreamlike setting, where nature is taking over. She wanted to use soft pastel tones and incorporate plants and succulents what she could save and plant at their home later on.
The ceremony was set to happen at the Granby Ranch mountaintop overlooking the continental divide. Because of the beautiful scenery, we wanted to keep the ceremony decor as low to the ground as possible without obstructing the breathtaking view.
Megan was supposed to walk through the aspen meadows, down the aisle covered with a 50ft white runner through the low laying floral arrangements to meet her groom Eric at the altar, but Mother Nature had something else in mind.
Due to a sudden thunderstorm, we had to evacuate the mountain before they closed the ski lift. We had no time taking any of the florals with us. We had to leave everything behind. Eric and Megan ended up holding the ceremony at the ski lodge, but we were able to get some floral arrangements from the reception tent from Benson Tent Rent set outside the lodge, to give some decor for the ceremony.
The ceremony turned out beautiful and everyone had a blast. Megan and Eric's relaxed and adventures nature made this sudden change of weather feel like a breeze and no one mind it one bit.
We were on lockdown for 3h as the Stormwatch was going on. No one was allowed to leave the ski lodge until the storm started to pass. The closest lightning hit the ground only 1 mile from us, so the main priority at that point was everyone's safety. Finally, at 6 PM the wedding party was allowed to move into the reception tent.
The reception space decorations were inspired by nature. We installed vines throughout the tent. Brought in some trees and the three middle tent poles had greenery, branches, and flowers growing around them.
The couple had chosen lounge seating areas from Max & Livie, named by the places Megan and Eric had visited. Each lounge was unique and the floral designs were all a little different. Some had potted plants, some huge amount of candles and some a compote arrangement, but all of them had pictures from the couples travels.
Their family tables were decorated with bud vases, candles, and succulents, and the tables for the wedding party had long floral runners. The front of the sweetheart table was decorated with a low sitting arrangement.
After the Stormwatch had passed, they opened the ski lift again and the couple was able to go up on the mountain to get their pictures taken by Colby & Jess. The aisle arrangements were brought back down to line the dancefloor in the tent.
Even though unexpected changes happened, the day was still beautiful and memorable. Megan and Eric got their fairytale-like, nature-inspired wedding, and they got to celebrate their marriage surrounded by their loved ones.
No matter what Mother Nature has planned for your wedding day, don't worry about it. When you work with a reliable team of vendors, everyone will do their best to make sure your day will still run smoothly. The only thing that matters is that you get to marry your best friend in front of the people who matter the most.
Kind words from the bride:
"I cannot say enough amazing things about Laura and her company, Lumme Creations. Not only was booking with her seamless, but she was willing to work side by side with me to make the perfect floral arrangements to fit our wedding. Every single piece was unique and exquisite and we couldn't have asked for a better overall experience. I cried a little when I saw my bouquet, I was so blown away! Really, I believe the pictures speak for themselves, but trust me, every moment working with Lumme was a blessing. We plan on using them in the future for all of our floral needs!"
All photos by Colby and Jess Photography