A Mountain Meadow Wedding at The Manor House in Littleton, Colorado

Eboniece Washington (27 and a nanny) and Brandon Jefferson (27 and a security engineer) dreamt of getting married in a big, white house full of Southe

Eboniece Washington (27 and a nanny) and Brandon Jefferson (27 and a security engineer) dreamt of getting married in a big, white house full of Southern charm. The pair found their perfect venue at Manor House in Littleton, Colorado, and had a gorgeous mountain as the backdrop for their vows. For their summer morning affair, the pair kept their aesthetic light and airy, decorating the venue with gold birdcages, teacups and soft white and blush flowers. —Rory Kress

The bridal bouquet was a simple but elegant mix of champagne and blush roses, baby’s breath and greenery.
The bride wanted a gown that would be simple but would still stand out. She selected this  princess-cut dress with a lace peplum top and pleated tulle on the bottom. "When I put it on it was everything I was looking for," Eboniece says. "We added a bit of a sweetheart top, and that made it complete. I loved every second I spent in that dress."
Eboniece wanted her hair and makeup to feel effortlessly beautiful. She selected this lush, halo braid to gracefully frame her face. "The halo braid turned out to be romantic and simple, exactly what I wanted it to be," she says.
A handwritten sign greeted guests as they arrived at the outdoor ceremony site.
The aisle was adorned with whimsical touches like these gold birdcages filled with blush roses and baby's breath.
"Brandon and I decided to incorporate the African-American tradition of jumping the broom. In slavery times, African-Americans would jump the broom to solidify their marriage since they were not allowed to legally marry. The jump also signifies leaving your past behind and starting a new life together. We were so humbled to be able to honor our ancestors in such a meaningful way."
Eboniece and Brandon seal the deal with their first kiss in front of their simple, white wedding arch.
Brandon wanted his look to echo the airy romance of the day. He opted for a tan tux and cream tie. His five groomsmen wore tan pants and vests with blush bow ties to match.
"I had five amazing bridesmaids! My girls were all so different—more than 20 years were between my youngest and oldest bridesmaids," Eboniece says. She wanted her girls to be beautiful but comfortable, so she let them choose their own dresses within her chosen color scheme. "They all chose perfectly—they looked stunning," she says.
Inspired by the brightness of a vintage tea party, the table decor incorporated blush linens and gold-edged china at The Manor House in Littleton, Colorado.
Blush and white roses added a touch of whimsy when set in gilded-edge teacups as centerpieces.
Gold birdcages held the table numbers for guests to find their seats.
Eboniece and Brandon skipped the traditional wedding cake and opted for pie instead.
This glowing bride has some helpful advice for other ladies planning their own weddings: "Take your time and roll with the punches—planning a wedding can be stressful," Eboniece says. "But do not let that ruin the most amazing time of your life. This day is about so much more than flowers and wedding dresses. It’s about starting your new life with your new spouse."