Rustic Romance

Whether you are planning an elegant, formal wedding, or a down home, backyard BBQ, the wild and wonderful Colorado landscape is an immeasurably beautiful setting in which to host your nuptials. With venues ranging from rustic, mountain lodges to chic, downtown hotels, read our top reasons that you should invite your friends and family to the great state of Colorado for your own romantic, western wedding.

1. Sunshine: Nothing is worse than rain on your wedding day, but Colorado has some of the most gorgeous, reliable, temperate weather in the United States. If you are planning a spring or summer wedding, odds are that your big day will be warm and sunny. Getting hitched in the fall? The reds, ambers, oranges and coppers that materialize as the leaves begin to turn make for a gorgeous color palate. And the Autumn mountain breezes will  keep your party cool so you and your guests can dance all night long. If you are going for a winter wedding, you can expect your backdrop to be pristine expanses of white, untouched snow- a veritable winter wedding wonderland. The truth is, every season in Colorado brings with it gorgeous wedding weather- you really can’t go wrong. istSS

2. Mountain Range Views: Beach weddings are great, but they’re kind of sandy, and they usually don’t come with killer mountain views. Almost every notable wedding venue in the state of Colorado boasts breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains which make for unparalleled backdrops for the exchanging of vows- and some pretty great photo-ops, too.

3. Wildflowers: No need to contort and finagle floral arrangements into hugely expensive and somewhat bizarre looking centerpieces. Colorado brides can save a lot of time and money where their floral budget is concerned. It’s a fact that Colorado has some of the most incredible natural wildflowers in the country. From purple Columbine and deep red Dahlia’s to the biggest, brightest sunflowers you’ve ever seen, a bride can take her floral inspiration from Colorado’s natural blooms and leave the bizarre floral menageries to the birds.

4. History: Colorado’s rich and colorful history has erected some pretty fascinating buildings and spaces throughout the years. A Colorado wedding need not be confined to the more traditional venues when there are so many eclectic and unique spaces available to the discerning bride and groom- it could be a 100 year old little, white chapel in a small mountain town, or one of the oldest restaurants in Colorado’s capital city, Denver.

5. Food: Coloradoan’s are proud of their state and even more proud of their state’s food. Known for producing some of the world’s most delicious and pure beef, serving your guests some of Colorado’s best local fare is another huge perk of throwing a Rocky Mountain wedding.