A Vintage, DIY Wedding at Town Pavilion in Silverthorne, Colorado

For their wedding, Melissa Eaton (25 and works in merchandising) and Dustin Hill (24 and works in sales) looked to the beauty of the Colorado landscape and their love of all things vintage to inspire the day’s vibe. “We both enjoy being outdoors and love living in Colorado, so we wanted to make sure our wedding took advantage of the beautiful mountain scenery,” Melissa says. They did this by hosting the affair at the Silverthorne town pavilion, starting the day with an outdoor ceremony overlooking the river and mountains, before heading inside for an evening of celebrating. Handmade details were key in giving the day personal flair and the couple spent the months leading up to the wedding handcrafting everything from the flowers for bouquets and centerpieces to the wedding arch and signs. Antique elements like a typewriter for the guest book and a cheerful color palette of mint, gold and pale pink played up the vintage theme. “It was amazing how many of our friends were also our vendors,” Melissa says. The couple’s photographer, planner and DJ were all childhood friends, and Melissa’s former coworker, who owns a cupcake business, baked all the cupcakes for the dessert table. A tip for the taking from Melissa and Dustin: “Our advice would be to breathe and enjoy the process of planning as much as you can. It gets extremely stressful, but try not to take it out on each other. Remember to enjoy your wedding day and don't worry about if everything is perfect.”