A Rustic Navy and Ivory Wedding at Willow Ridge Manor in Morrison, Colorado

Aurielle Tanner (27 and a corporate event planner) and Dave Kuehl (26 and works in corporate development and strategy) met in high school, and 11 years later, Dave proposed on Christmas morning in a field filled with freshly fallen snow. The couple knew they wanted to get married in the mountains, and Willow Ridge Manor in Morrison, Colorado, seemed like the obvious choice with its expansive views of the Red Rocks Park. Plus, they were the first couple to have both their ceremony and reception outside at Willow Ridge. Starting with the rustic invitation suite, Aurielle and Dave spent hours designing the stationery to be the first glance into the entire wedding style. They sealed each envelop with an ivory wax stamp of a tree, stamped each with vintage Colorado and Washington, DC, stamps, and had them addressed by a calligrapher. Throughout the wedding, they used navy and ivory in their color palette and added rustic and vintage details. Using Chairs with Character, they had an eclectic mix of vintage chairs, and added family heirlooms for the china dishware. “Having irreplaceable pieces of family history was a little nerve wrecking for our families leading up to the wedding, but seeing all of it on display and having all the guests talk about it brought it back to life,” Aurielle says. Guests sat at long tables for dinner while they watched the sunset behind the mountains. At the end of the night, the couple danced to MC Johnny Cruz, a family friend, and even rocked so hard they blew the power fuse making the perfect opportunity to sing “Sweet Caroline” a cappella style.