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A Rustic Outdoor Wedding in Littleton, CO

  • Heidi Leigh Photography
    Signature Events
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Rachelle & Ross in Littleton, CO
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Ross's mom and sister made Rachelle's bouquet, which was an earthy arrangement of garden roses, ranunculus, scabiosa pods, sage and yellow aspen sprigs.
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Porcupine quills, an unusual accent in Ross's boutonniere, were a nod to his South African heritage.
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Since Rachelle's gown was so ornate, she didn't need extravagant jewelry. Instead, she wore simple earrings and a bracelet, which was a family heirloom from Ross that served as her "something borrowed."
Groom's family heirloom
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Wearing neutral dresses, the girls showcased their personal styles and accessorized with different sweaters, belts, and shoes.
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Wearing matching cowboy boots and yellow dresses, Rachelle's three cousins scattered golden aspen leaves along the aisle.
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The couple got engaged in a tent, so they exchanged vows under a wooden archway that was decorated like a tent, complete with white fabric and zip ties.
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Hand-painted wooden signs were a warm way to direct guests as they arrived.
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Rachelle came up with the idea of hanging tags on small potted trees labeled in alphabetical groupings.
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Burlap table runners and stenciled numbers added a rustic feel to the white linens.
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Reception tables were topped with mini aspen trees, which were retrieved from the mountains by Rachelle's parents just three days before.
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Illuminated lanterns were placed along the aisle to create a romantic, dreamlike ambience.
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In lieu of a cake, the couple's family members baked pies, which were served with vanilla ans mint-chocolate-chip ice cream.
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Because they couldn't decide one on favor, Rachelle and Ross treated guests to homemade granola and bottles of Irish cream.

Rachelle & Ross in Littleton, CO

The Bride Rachelle Johnson, 22, works in retail at The Perfect Petal The Groom Ross Wood, 26, a substitute teacher and barista The Date September 9 Instead of focusing on the style of their wedding, Rachelle and Ross were more invested in making their guests feel at home. They based their decor on words like comfortable, friendly, natural, and organic, and chose a color palette of mustard yellow and khaki green.
- Hannah Soo Park
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  • Heidi Leigh Photography
  • Signature Events
  • Katherine Lawrence/The Perfect Petal
  • Groom's family heirloom

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