A Rustic Mountain Wedding at a Private Residence in Tincup, Colorado
Gracie Coburn (25 and works in commercial real estate acquisition) and Carey Willette (28 and a hedge fund analyst) met at the University of Colorado (the same place Gracie’s parents and grandparents met!), and Carey proposed while they were backpacking the Lost Coast in Northern California. For their wedding, the couple exchanged vows at Tincup Town Hall, which was the same place Gracie’s parents got married 30 years before. Not only did Gracie and Carey love the sentimental significance of the venue, they loved the historical value of the 110-year-old building as well. At the beginning of the ceremony, Gracie’s little brother sang “Home” by Philip Phillips, which brought everyone to tears. After the couple was pronounced husband and wife, they drove off in the Jeep Gracie learned to drive in. “I loved driving to the church with my dad and driving away with Carey after the ceremony in the little Jeep,” Gracie says. “I grew up driving around Tincup in that Jeep, in fact I learned to drive in it. So the symbolism of my dad giving me away to Carey to start a new adventure was so beautiful.” They went to their tented reception in the backyard of Gracie’s family’s cabin that was built by her great grandfather. Wanting a rustic mountain wedding with feminine and romantic touches, the couple used a navy, blush and ivory color palette with antler, wine bottle and burlap accents. Guests enjoyed the couple’s favorite drink, the Ranch Cocktail with tequila and orange juice, for cocktail hour before dinner. At the end of the night the couple cut a gold and blush ombre wedding cake filled with salted caramel and even had a classic sparkler exit. “Have fun at your wedding,” Gracie says. “Kiss your husband, eat carbs, drink tequila, dance to every song and just revel in the unending love saturating the room."