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Stephanie & Greg: An Outdoor Wedding in Beaver Creek, CO

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Stephanie & Greg in Beaver Creek, CO
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Though rain was in the forecast, it held off during the evening ceremony, which took place outdoors. Stephanie and Greg exchanged vows they’d written together standing beneath an arch that Greg and a friend built for the wedding.
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A special moment in the ceremony came when the officiant, Greg’s godfather, presented the couple with an antique steamer trunk he had had restored for them, and which their guests had filled with letters to the bride and groom. “After we got home from our honeymoon, we’d read two or three of them before we went to bed,” Stephanie remembers. “It has ...
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The bouquet included white hydrangeas, green orchids, white calla lilies, green mums, and pink gerbera daisies. Stephanie also incorporated a photo of her father, who had passed away, into the arrangement.
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Stephanie’s four bridesmaids wore sky blue strapless silk-satin dresses that came to just below the knee and featured a chocolate brown organza sash.
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The rustic, lodge-style ambience was set off by candlelight and low centerpieces of orchids and bear grass. “I really wanted our guests to be able to see and talk to each other across the tables,” Stephanie explains. The intimate style of the reception turned out just perfectly, and guests danced the night away out on the deck (beneath a tent, natu ...
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To reflect the earthy tones of the wedding's mountain setting, Stephanie chose escort cards in shades of blue, green, white and yellow, which she hand-stamped with a nature-inspired motif.
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Orchids and bear grass were arranged in rustic wooden boxes to complement the rustic setting.
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The wedding style complemented the mountain setting and the summer season. The colors were the hardest for me!” Stephanie says. “I really wanted chocolate brown but I did not feel like it would be ‘summery’ enough.”  She and Greg paired the brown with white, sky blue, and apple green (plus a hint of pink in the flowers).
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Stephanie and Greg cut into a five-tiered chocolate cake iced with chocolate buttercream and adorned with fresh flowers.

Stephanie & Greg in Beaver Creek, CO

By the time they were set up, Stephanie and Gregory were both tired of blind dates. Somehow, though, this one was different. By the end of the night, Greg had asked Stephanie on a second date, and just more than a year later he asked her to marry him.

The Bride Stephanie Csikos, 32, teacher
The Groom Gregory Densen, 34, estate planning attorney
The Date July 8

Stephanie began planning their wedding right away, taking advantage of her summer break from school to get many things squared away. For their location, the couple decided to head west to Beaver Creek to plan a destination wedding weekend for their 150 guests.
- Kate Wood
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