A Shabby Chic Wedding at Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Amy Fox (27 and works in business development) and Chris Hutchins (27 and a venture capitalist) met through the business fraternity at college. He proposed in San Francisco in front of Amy’s favorite sculpture, Cupid’s Span, next to the water. “I nearly died of excitement and definitely cried,” Amy says. The couple decided to get married in Amy’s hometown, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and easily chose Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club for its inviting and laid-back feel. Wanting to bring Chris’ East Coast background and Amy’s Colorado charm together, they had a shabby chic wedding with the location and attire reflective of the country and the food, drink and music reflective of the city. They used a navy, red, yellow and green color palette and added rustic details such as wood, burlap and mason jars throughout the decor. “The color palette sounds completely insane when you hear it, but there was something about it that felt nostalgic,” Amy says. “Like when you were young and you’d open up a box of crayons to color. The homey, nostalgic, everyone-is-family feel was really important to us so we went with our gut and committed to it.” Wanting a natural feel, they worked with Cori Cook Floral Designs to create all of the colorful wildflower-inspired floral arrangements. At the end of the night, the couple decided to forgo tradition and have warm cookies and milk instead of a wedding cake.