One of the most incredible things to me about Jennifer and Mark’s wedding, is the way that all of the details perfectly complemented the naturally beautiful wedding. Says Jennifer of her wedding planner, Rebecca Reategui, “She’s a genius at middle-of-nowhere events!”

To make sure guests were comfortable, the couple offered blankets to keep warm, lavender insect repellent to keep any bugs away, and flip-flops to save feet from high heels.

Ornate frames and a pale blue trim dress up the escort card display board.

Jennifer’s father is from Louisiana, so mint juleps were an appropriate signature cocktail.

Apples and apple branches from the property made their way into lush centerpieces, as did peach and white garden roses, passion vine, andromeda flowers, acorns, pears and dusty miller. Calligraphed place cards were tied to the back of chairs, each one marked with either a cow, chicken or radish, corresponding to their entree choice. Tables were covered with pale blue paisley linens from La Tavola, and set with scallop-edged dinner plates.

The bride’s mother baked small chocolate layer cakes that Ariella Chezar decorated with oak leaves, acorns and roses. Flowers were arranged in a variety of silver vessels.

Photography: Lisa Lefkowitz

Venue: private home in Durango, Colorado

Planning: Rebecca Reategui Weddings & Special Events

Bride’s dress: Oscar de la Renta

Flowers: Ariella Chezar

Stationery: Janel Claire Design

Calligraphy: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

Tent / linens: Zephyr Tents / La Tavola Linens

Thank you so much to Lisa Lefkowitz for sharing this beautiful wedding with us today! And in case you missed it, check out Part I right here.

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Lisa Lefkowitz first posted some teaser photos from Jennifer and Mark’s beautiful Colorado wedding almost a year ago, in the most incredible place, with the most stunning flowers from Ariella Chezar, and I just couldn’t get it out of my mind. I think when you see this venue and the flowers and the photos, you’ll totally understand why…

The wedding took place at the bride’s family home outside of Durango, Colorado.

Floral artist Ariella Chezar incorporated oak leaves and acorns into the floral elements, from the groom’s boutonniere to the cake decorations. Bridesmaids each chose their own blue dress.

Before the ceremony, guests enjoyed iced tea garnished with lemon and mint.

Guests tossed white rose petals as the couple recessed back down the aisle, echoing the flowers on Jennifer’s beautiful Oscar de la Renta dress.

This is just the beginning of Jennifer and Mark’s gorgeous wedding – make sure to stop by in a couple hours for Part II, with even more amazing flowers and details!

Photography: Lisa Lefkowitz / Venue: private home in Durango, Colorado / Planner: Rebecca Reatagui Weddings & Special Events / Bride’s dress / shoes: Oscar de la Renta / Manolo Blahnik / Flowers: Ariella Chezar / Stationery: Janel Claire Designs / Calligraphy: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls
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Isn’t there something totally creepy about Victorian-era things? This inspiration board is probably more appropriate for a Halloween party than a wedding, but why not. Haunted gothic manors, Victorian hairstyles and dress, apothecary bottles and tonic labels, ravens and masks. And Edgar Allen Poe, of course. Anyone have Halloween plans that look anything like this? Oh, and just for fun, check out these witchy, ghosty pics.

Mood: Victorian Gothic
Palette: black, white, sepia, red

Top row from left: creepy tree from Westchester Photographic Society, black and red candy apples by Mattbites, photograph of Victorian lady, abandoned manor
Row 2: photo of women with masques by Ellen von Unwerth, Victorian tonic labels
Row 3: black and white cameo via Newport Weddings, Victorian carte-de-visite, raven and birdcage from Better Homes and Gardens, etching of Victorian Gothic house, portrait of Edgar Allen Poe
Row 4: “poison” wine labels from Martha Stewart Crafts, apothecary bottles from Modern 50, Carter’s advertisement with crow via Welcome Collection, Gould Mansion via New York Social Diary

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