A Rustic, Simple Neutral-Colored Wedding at Pinecrest Events Center in Palmer Lake, Colorado

Kirsten Bennett (24 and a TV news producer) and Garrett Boyd (23 and a TV news producer) met at work. Three months later, Garrett proposed at a photo

Kirsten Bennett (24 and a TV news producer) and Garrett Boyd (23 and a TV news producer) met at work. Three months later, Garrett proposed at a photo studio. The couple chose Pinecrest Events Center in Palmer Lake, Colorado, for their wedding. They loved the wooden onsite chapel for the ceremony and the vaulted-ceiling ballroom for the reception. Plus, guests could stay at the lodge, which sealed the deal for Kirsten and Garrett because they knew everyone was safe after the wedding. Wanting their wedding to be simple and rustic, they used a neutral color palette of blush, white, tan and soft blue. They had a traditional Christian ceremony and wrote their own vows to each other. Knowing they had to prioritize their budget, the couple decided to keep their floral arrangements simple and ordered all of the stems from Amazon. The reception was simple with white and soft blue linens and small centerpieces. Kirsten and Garrett wanted the focus of their wedding to be on the celebration. “We both love to dance and wanted to make that a priority during the reception,” Kirsten says. Instead of a traditional slow dance for their first dance, the couple two-stepped to “I Want Crazy” by Hunter Hayes. At the end of the night, they enjoyed a three-tier white and blush fondant cake from Little London Cake Shoppe, which was even topped with a bow!

Garrett proposed with a princess-cut diamond ring with a halo. They paired it with a simple diamond band at the wedding.
Garrett Getting Ready at Pinecrest in Colorado
The groom wore a tan and white suit with a white vest and tie. He completed his look with a blush rose boutonniere.
The bridesmaids wore whatever dresses they wanted as long as they were cocktail length. Everyone wore cowboy boots for a little rustic fair.
“It was important to my husband that we got married in a church,” Kirsten says. “Their chapel was absolutely beautiful and just a stones throw from the reception.”
A Simple, Religious Ceremony Venue in Colorado
The ceremony aisle was decorated with tall, lush wildflower bouquets that Kirsten ordered off of Amazon.
Kirsten and Garrett First Look at Pinecrest
Kirsten and Garrett Religious Ceremony at Pinecrest
Kirsten carried blush roses and green hydrangeas in her bouquet. She ordered all of the flowers off of Amazon to save money.
Kirsten and Garrett Recessional
Not wanting to compete with their beautiful, rustic reception venue, the couple kept their reception decor to a minimum.
Pale Blue and White Table Linens at Pinecrest Events Center
Kirsten and Garrett Reception at Pinecrest Events Center
“Our cake was my dream come true,” Kirsten says. “I love bows and girly details and it was spot on. And the cake itself was spectacular.”
Instead of a traditional slow dance, Kirsten and Garrett two-stepped to “I Want Crazy” by Hunter Hayes.