A Gold-Studded Country Wedding at a Private Residence in Meeker, Colorado

                    After living in five countries during their six years together, Kelsey Coleman (24 and a journalist) and Joey Coleman (26 and th

After living in five countries during their six years together, Kelsey Coleman (24 and a journalist) and Joey Coleman (26 and the head adventurer at Two Guys Adventures) were used to doing what they wanted, and their wedding was no exception. "When I was planning the wedding I would stress over what others would want, expect and not want," Kelsey says. "One day Joey opened up and told me to not worry about others. It was our wedding, a party for us." The couple's "it's my party" attitude translated to several details. Instead of a traditional wedding dress, Kelsey chose a stunning gold-beaded, sheath-style gown. Kelsey recalls worrying if the stunning dress would be too out-of-the-box, but her bridesmaids came the rescue, reminding her that she is not "like any other bride and shouldn't look like one. Embrace it!" Kelsey and Joey also pulled inspiration from the fall season in Meeker, Colorado, filling the event with shades of brown, yellow and burgundy, as well as picking fresh wildflowers from Joey's family's home for the bouquets and centerpieces. Joey's home state also holds special meaning for the couple, so they hosted the ceremony and reception there. "Our first Christmas together was spent in different states," Kelsey says. "We couldn't stay away from each other. So just after Christmas, Joey flew me to Colorado. We went snowmobiling around the property, and it felt like I was in a scene from an epic love story. Joey and I got married in that same field." See all our favorite details from Kelsey and Joey's glamorous country wedding, captured by Jenna Lee Pictures, below.

To go with her stunning bronze-beaded dress, Kelsey went bold with her makeup. She totally rocked a red lip with a dark eye. We love how Kelsey didn't let her fear of looking too over-the-top stop her from doing stunning, dramatic makeup.
Since Kelsey and Joey had a small floral budget, the bridesmaids spent the day before picking wildflowers from Joey's family's property for the bouquets and centerpieces. "Surprisingly, they turned out better than if I had gone to a florist," Kelsey says.
The bridesmaids wore matching strapless, floor-length deep burgundy dresses for the fall wedding in Meeker, Colorado. Since Kelsey and Joey love the fall, they let the natural shades of yellow, brown and purple color their wedding.
The flower girl wore a white A-line dress accented with a giant bow on the front and decorated with little white rosettes on the skirt. She carried a yellow wildflower bouquet that the bridesmaids had arranged the day before the wedding.
Instead of sending their gifts to each other's rooms before the wedding ceremony, Kelsey and Joey did a gift exchange in person. But they wanted to keep with tradition, so the first time Joey saw Kelsey was when she was walking down the aisle. Standing in front of the red barn door, Kelsey gave Joey a silver watch with a brown leather band that he wore on the wedding day.
Kelsey didn't want to look like other brides. She found a photo of a vintage bride in a stunning sheath-style dress with bronze beading, and she knew she wanted something similar. She found exactly what she was looking for at a nonbridal store in New York City. The dress originally had long sleeves, but Kelsey had it altered and her bridesmaid, Ashley, made a hairpiece with the extra fabric.
Kelsey and Joey's first Christmas together wasn't, in fact, together. Since they met in college, they were in different states for the holiday. Dying to see each other over the break, Joey flew Kelsey to Colorado where they went snowmobiling on his family's property. It meant so much to them that they exchanged vows in the same field years later.
Wanting the naturally stunning vistas to do most of the work for their Meeker, Colorado wedding, Kelsey and Joey kept their decor minimal. They exchanged vows under a yellow arch that was decorated with yellow wildflowers and white drapery that blew in the wind.
The groomsmen wore their own khaki pants and brown vests for the Colorado wedding. Although the groomsmen's attire was fairly casual, the bridesmaids contrasted the look with strapless, floor-length deep burgundy dresses. We love how the attire worked together to create a glamorous touch to the otherwise country fete.
Since the groomsmen attire was brown, Kelsey and Joey added a pop of color to the look with simple purple and yellow wildflowers. The bridesmaids arranged all the boutonnieres themselves, picking them from the property in Meeker, Colorado, the day before.
Award-winning chef Josh Niernberg of Bin 707 created Kelsey and Joey's one-of-a-kind wedding cake for dessert: strawberry shortcake. "It was the prettiest thing on the planet," Kelsey says. "The food was the most delicious in the world. I was slightly disappointed I couldn't sit around stuffing my face."
How cute is it that Kelsey and Joey let loose for their first dance? Instead of stressing over the perfect routine, the newlyweds took to the floor and had a great time. We love it!