A Shabby Chic Pink Wedding at Crooked Willow Farms in Larkspur, Colorado

Charlotte Mahony (31 and an executive assistant) and Kevin Mahony (30 and an industrial electrician) wanted their wedding to be completely reflective

Charlotte Mahony (31 and an executive assistant) and Kevin Mahony (30 and an industrial electrician) wanted their wedding to be completely reflective of them -- simple and easygoing. Bliss Elevated ensured the couple got hitched without a hitch, and David Lynn Photography beautifully captured all the details of the day. Charlotte and Kevin chose a classic pink and light gray color palette and accented it with rustic details such as burlap. But Pink Posey Design added a refined twist to the rustic details with gorgeous floral arrangements that added a little romance to the day. The couple chose to have their nuptials at Crooked Willow Farms in Larkspur, Colorado, because of its abundance of options and gorgeous 90 acres' worth of views. “It's also a private training and sales facility for top hunter and jumper sport horses,” Charlotte says. “It was just so beautiful, and truly showcased how gorgeous Colorado is in the late summer.” Not wanting their day to just be about them becoming husband and wife, the couple made sure to include Kahlyn, Kevin’s daughter, into the entire day in honor of the three of them becoming a family. The couple added some ultra-local touches to their wedding, such as the locally produced beer and wine, which helped showcase all that Colorado has to offer. “We both grew up here and are very proud of that,” Charlotte says. They also gave guests a piece of Colorado in the goodie bags with Boulder chips, Denver mint truffles and green chiles. One of the best parts, though, was the delicious wedding cake. “We were excited to learn that our cake, which was so simple, won Crooked Willow's own Best Cake of 2014 award (the venue does its own best-of awards every year). It was so cool to win because our focus was more on having a dessert that guests would enjoy.”

Charlotte carried pink and ivory roses, hydrangeas and dahlias in her lush bouquet. It was hand-tied with a blush satin ribbon around the stems. Charlotte loved how the bouquet perfectly matched the color palette and added some romance to the shabby chic wedding.
The bridesmaids wore pink Alfred Sung dresses and they got to pick whatever style they wanted to best suit their bodies and personalities. The groomsmen wore classic gray suits from Al’s Formal Wear. They completed their look with gray ties and pink boutonnieres.
“Our wedding was at Crooked Willow Farms in Larkspur, Colorado -- a 90-acre property south of Denver that offers multiple indoor and outdoor spaces that is also a private training and sales facility for top hunter and jumper sport horses,” Charlotte says. “It was just so beautiful, and truly showcased how gorgeous Colorado is in the late summer.”
The ceremony aisle was lined with white veronica and pink roses. They were tied to the white folding chairs with pink satin ribbons. Pink Posey Design did a fabulous job bringing a little romantic garden feel to the rustic ranch venue.
Kevin’s daughter served as the flower girl at the shabby chic wedding. She wore a pink dress with a bow accent at the waist, and completed her look with a flower crown. The whole day was about more than just Charlotte and Kevin getting married, but was about the three of them becoming a family together.
Classic Fingertip-Length Veil
Burlap-Adorned Wooden Wedding Arbor
DIY Pink and Ivory Chalkboard Menu
“We loved that the venue offered so many unique spaces -- a cigar room for the groomsmen to prepare in, beautiful quarters for the bridal party, space to hold the ceremony outside (or indoors if the weather didn't cooperate) and a reception area that had both indoor (wine cellar, gorgeous loft, on-site photo booth, kids room complete with a television and bean-bag chairs and a room for eating and dancing -- all part of the barn) and outdoor spaces,” Charlotte says.
The reception tables were decorated with pink roses, astilbes and dahlias in mason jars. They were adorned with pink satin ribbons and burlap to bring a little rustic flair to the chic reception. Pink Posey Design did a phenomenal job bringing a little romantic garden feel to the rustic farm venue.
Shabby Chic Brown-Paper Table Numbers
The shabby chic three-tier wedding cake was made by Three Tomatoes. It was a vanilla bean cake layered with raspberry creme and lime creme filling with vanilla buttercream frosting. “We were excited to learn that our cake, which was so simple -- decorated only with three strips of burlap and three strips of lace, plus a small wooden heart cake-topper -- won Crooked Willow's own Best Cake of 2014 award (the venue does its own best-of awards every year). It was so cool to win because our focus was more on having a dessert that guests would enjoy, and we beat out some very expensive and elaborate cakes.”
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