REAL WEDDING | Ashley + Bradley | Rain + snow + sun x all in one = a true Colorado wedding. Plus a dance montage!

So, about Charlie Sheen.

LOL just kidding.  Screw that guy.  There are more important things to discuss today.

So, about The Bachelor. 

Here’s what a certain respected television host said when she plugged tonight’s finale episode:

“Tomorrow we’ll meet the lucky lady who does not receive The Bachelor’s final rose tonight.”

See?  It’s not just us, lovelies.  Brad rings inauthentic to everyone else, too.  So at this point, I’m just waiting to be proven wrong.  Seriously; I want to be proven wrong.  Because he’s currently in a relationship with one of two lovely, caring, good-natured young ladies, and I’m not a fan of anyone playing games with either one of them.  ESPECIALLY Emily.  Obvs.  But Chantal, too.  So be good, Brad.  Please.  Try your damnedest.

Ok, now on to the best part of today’s post – this freaking awesome wedding!  Matt Allen of M David Media kicked a$$ yet again with what was, in his words, a 100% pure Colorado wedding.  What’s that mean?  Well, at its most basic level, it’s defined as a wedding day that involves several if not all possible weather scenarios.  In today’s wedding, you’ll see rain, snow and sun as you scroll through the images.  And, as Miley Cyrus would say, “that’s purty cool.”  At least I think she’d say that; it’s how they imitate her on SNL.  Thing is, I’m not interested enough to check into it because I kind of can’t stand her.  Which is interesting because I’ve just dedicated at least four sentences to one Miley Cyrus.  And scene.

Another fun note: I tried on Ashley’s Watters dress for a photo shoot last year and OMGITISTHEPRETTIEST.  You guys have to try it on some time.  It’s truly fabulous in every sense of the word; it’s weighty, very bridal, and flatters the shape quite nicely.  Not to mention, THOSE RUFFLED FLOWERS.  Le sigh!

Alright let’s get to this bitchin’ wedding.  Starting with a few words from Matt:

Beautiful setting among the pines and aspens, some gorgeous sunlight, about an hour of dumping snow, Chipotle, and one heck of a dance party.  Also, I’m not sure there have ever been so many professional runners gathered together under one roof that wasn’t an indoor track meet.

Heh.  Matt’s funny. :)

Here are a few words from our bride, who definitely has her priorities in place:

Honestly, I loved everything about our wedding.  My favorites included my Chipotle burrito, our friends and family rockin’ the dance floor, making the centerpieces (white pumpkins carved with power tools) and the classic Colorado weather (rain, snow, sun…check check and check).  I would also highly recommend writing your own ceremony, having a close friend perform it and marrying your best friend.

You guys.  I thought that was Paul Newman.  Until I realized it couldn’t be.  But WHOA.

And now, the dance montage!  Seriously, you guys, I will never stop reminding you to make the below happen.  People having a good time is super fun to look at, especially if they’re doing it at your wedding.  Having fun I mean.  Not…

You understand.

Ok, so how great was that.  For real.

Note: if you would like to donate to relief efforts for Japan and other areas of the Pacific, text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 (charge will be on your phone bill).

Peace & love, friendlies.

xoxo!  – Alison

M David Media is member of Vendor Love, The Knotty Bride’s Preferred Vendor Guide.  To view his listing, click here.

Photography: M David Media / Venue: Snow Mountain Ranch / Dress: Watters from Boulder Bridal / Suits: Kenneth Cole / Flowers: Boulder Blooms / Rings: Anne Sportun from Art and Soul / Cake: Tee & Cakes / Food: Chipotle / DJ/Music: A Music Plus / Rentals: Silver Spoon Party Rentals

Label(s): Blue, Color, {Real Weddings}

Love all of this...


  1. rachel thomas on March 14, 2011

    holy gorgeous landscape

  2. Erin S. on March 14, 2011

    I love this wedding. It’s so simple, bare and real. Bare in a good way, if that makes sense to anyone else besides me. The photographer did a perfect job capturing the day.

  3. the Perfect Palette on March 14, 2011

    enjoy your bachelor thoughts!

  4. Pretty Pear Bride on March 14, 2011

    @Erin S I so know what you mean!! It was so simple but yet so good. I loved her cute little flats.

  5. Amy on March 14, 2011

    I agree with PPB/ Erin – I adore weddings with gorgeous decor, but seeing a wedding that’s very basic is such a unique thing these days, and I think it’s so real and true to the couple and their families. Because in the end, that’s what it’s about, right? :)

  6. John on March 14, 2011

    Now that is getting back to nature – nice set

  7. Weddingish on March 14, 2011

    This wedding is proof at how crazy some weddings have gotten today, as in dolled-up and played-up. The true spirit of weddings is still alive, and these photos prove it! The photographer did a beautiful job. Okay, now I’m off to see his other work!

  8. Weddingish on March 14, 2011

    P.S. Winter Park is amazing. I have vacationed in Estes Park since I was very, very young and we would often make our way through Rocky Mountain National Park to Winter Park to ride the alpine slides. Of course, in the past ten years it has (sadly, in some ways) been built up. But it’s still nice to see a familiar space!

  9. Chelsea Patricia on March 14, 2011

    BEAUTIFUL captures!

  10. lizzie on March 14, 2011

    wow! professional runners make for BEAUTIFUL wedding guests, ha :)
    i love their style, very elegant and sweet!

  11. Amanda on March 14, 2011

    Love the dancing. And that dress!

  12. Lena on March 14, 2011

    Dear God, that snow photo is amazing. And these two are so damn happy and cute-I love it.

    As for the Bachelor, I won’t get to watch tonight so I have to be careful not to visit you until I’ve caught up tomorrow! I cannot WAIT to see what goes down, and John is just so relieved it’s almost over. Bless him.

  13. Lenore on March 14, 2011

    A) I can’t wait to watch the bachelor tonight…

    B) … because I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

    C) This wedding is gorgeous in its simplicity, and the photography brings it over the top. The images are spectacular. So clean and vivid.

  14. pearl wedding jewellery on March 19, 2011

    Beautiful photographs, especially the bride in the trees, gorgeous.

  15. Kate/MagnoliaRouge on March 21, 2011

    Wow… what an awesome location!


Leave a comment