Colorado military wedding couple, Danny, and Emily were looking for a gorgeous outdoor ceremony with stellar mountain views and unique charm. Emily, a Lyons locale knew just the place for their wedding vows. Lionscrest is a well know venue in the town and offered the couple an opportunity for the outdoor mountain ceremony they dreamed of.
Emily’s gorgeous lace gown from the Allure Bridal Collection looked stunning along-side Danny in his Marine Dress Blues. The bridesmaids aqua lace dresses (a great find at JCPenneys by the bride) were dressed up with a pewter sash. These summer dresses are sure to become staples in the ladies wardrobes for years to come.
The Arch of Sabers
This Colorado Military Wedding featured the traditional Arch of Sabers. The saber arch is a symbolic act that ensures the newlywed couple safe passage into their new life together. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the ushers line up on either side of the aisle. The head usher’s commands “Draw sabers,” and they raise their blades, edge up, into the air, carefully forming an archway. The newlyweds walk through the archway, and at the command “Return sabers”, the sabers are withdrawn.
They followed the service with an elegant rustic reception with custom runners, wine bottles, chalkboards, mason jars, vintage frames and wine barrel details. Their wedding palette of dusty aqua, ivory, pewter and touches of green perfectly complemented their rustic elegance theme.
Guests enjoyed the sunny day and cocktail hour while the family and wedding party continued with photos on the sprawling 35 acre mountain estate. Surrounded by Hall Ranch Open space the land feels untouched and natural as it was meant to be.
Menu from Greens Point Catering
Citrus Infused Water Station with lemons, oranges
Avocado Fries- cilantro lime chutney
Southwest Chicken Mini Taco- marinated Southwest chicken breast topped with black bean and corn salsa, guacamole
Tequila Lime Shrimp- cilantro cocktail sauce
Italian Panzanella- grilled bread, heirloom tomatoes, roasted peppers, grilled onions, cucumbers, basil and red wine vinaigrette
Artisan Breads- butter balls
Milanese Chicken Capricciosa- chicken breast marinated in sage and garlic, tenderized, breaded and topped with baby arugula, grape tomatoes, pepper, lemon and olive oil
Grilled Marinated Vegetable Platter- balsamic glaze
Italian Pasta Station- orechiette pasta with alfredo and marinara,
Italian sausage, meatballs, sauteed shrimp, Reggiano Parmesan and chili flakes
Macaroni and Cheese
Flowers Designed by Debby Reale with Reale Events
The Bride’s romantic white bouquet had elegant touches of blue and was made of
Tweedia, gardenia, succulents, white anemones, white freesia,
white sweet peas, white ranunculus, white lisianthus, berzillia berries and
variegated mini pittsorium. Say that three times fast!!!
Seating of the Parents ~ At Last by Etta James
Bridal Party Entrance ~ Everything by Michael Buble
Bride’s Entrance ~ Custom Piece Composed and Written by Andrew Forsberg (Brother of the Bride)
I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons
Bridal Party Entrance ~ Don’t Stop the Party by Pitbull
Bride and Groom’s Entrance ~ The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson
Bride and Groom’s First Dance ~ Free by Zach Brown
Father-Daughter Dance ~ String of Pearls by Glen Miller
Mother-Son Dance ~ Into the Mystic by Van Morrison
Photo Booth from Booth 66
They booked the BULB (enclosed) photo booth.
Wedding Cake by Piece, Love and Chocolate
Lemon Mousse/White Chocolate Cake
White Chocolate Cheesecake Bites with Fresh Fruit
Tiramisu Mousse Cups
Lionscrest Manor Recommended Vendors from this event
Photography- Elegant Images
Caterer- Greens Point Catering
Invitations, Custom Signs… – Emily Forsberg Photography and Design
Decor- Splash Event Decor (Cafe Lights and Up-lights)
Decor- Lionscrest Manor (Fabric Draping)
Florist– Reale Events
DJ- Pure Sounds Productions
Photo Booth- Booth 66
Cake and Desserts- Piece, Love and Chocolate
Hair– Libby Anderson
Transportation– Boulder Denver Limousines
Rehearsal Dinner- Oskar Blues
Congratulations to Emily and Danny! We thank Danny for his service and thank him for the freedom that his courage and dedication grants us all. We hope that the path for them be filled with love, laughter and many sunny days like their special wedding day.