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Laura & Errol: A Winter Wedding in Colorado Springs, CO

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Laura & Errol in Colorado Springs, CO
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The bride and groom wed in a modified Catholic ceremony, reading traditional vows. The flower girl carried a pomander of ivory flowers hanging from a string of pearls, and the two ring bearers carried ring pillows covered with the bride's grandmother's antique hand-embroidered handkerchiefs. "She could not make the trip from New York, but we felt s ...
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Each maid carried a bouquet of all one type of ivory-color flower -- roses, ranunculus, or tulips -- and the bride carried a mix of all three.
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A sprig of berries and evergreens adorned the menus set at each seat.
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The center of attention was undoubtedly the three-tier vanilla-bean gateaux cake -- vanilla sponge cake filled with layers of vanilla Bavarian cream -- which was decked out with snowflakes made of sugar.
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The reception was held at The Cheyenne Lodge at The Broadmoor Hotel, which was perfectly set up for a cold winter’s night, with roaring fireplaces and a towering Christmas tree.
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Tables were decorated with glowing votive candles and vintage silver urns overflowing with greenery, berries, and ivory flowers.
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The ceremony took place at the Pauline Chapel, a Spanish-style Catholic church built in the 1800s. The chapel was just big enough to hold Laura and Errol's 120 guests, and candlelight helped to make its dark interior cozy and intimate.
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At their seats, guests found ivory boxes filled with snowflake-shaped chocolates, wrapped with a platinum ribbon and a wax seal.
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Guests found their escort cards in the form of silver ornaments hanging on a smaller Christmas tree.

Laura & Errol in Colorado Springs, CO

Just more than a year and a half after they first met, Laura Davis and Errol Brown took a trip back to New York City, where Errol comes from originally. While on a rowboat in the middle of a lake in Central Park, Errol got down on one knee and proposed. "It was so romantic and the most amazing proposal I could have ever imagined," Laura remembers. "I wanted to stand up and scream with excitement, but I was so afraid the boat would tip over." The couple soon began planning a winter-theme wedding in Colorado Springs. The Bride Laura Davis, 28,commercial real estate closer The Groom Errol Brown, 34, tax attorney The Date December 3 It was winter elegance they wanted, and it was definitely winter they got: "We only hoped it would snow, but we actually had a blizzard that day!" Laura remembers. Snowflakes factored in everywhere, beginning with the save-the-date cards, and all of the wedding details were done in ivory and platinum. "We thought the colors were elegant and classic, and we wanted the look of classic Hollywood glamour," Laura says.
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