An Enchanting, Formal Wedding at Dunafon Castle in Idledale, Colorado

Drawing inspiration from their venue, Ashley Cain, 28, an attorney for Holland & Hart LLP and Kyle Ewing, 30, president of JT&R Capital created a time

Drawing inspiration from their venue, Ashley Cain, 28, an attorney for Holland & Hart LLP and Kyle Ewing, 30, president of JT&R Capital created a timeless, enchanting vibe for their summer wedding at Dunafon Castle. “Obviously, the castle did most of the work pulling it off!” Ashley says. The couple deserves at least a little credit, however, selecting a dreamy color scheme of ivory, blush and cornflower blue to complement their beautiful setting. Plenty of romantic, old-world details, from Ashley's horse-drawn carriage entrance to Kyle's long tail tuxedo jacket completed the fairy tale day.

"I wanted everyone to be comfortable and for their dresses to have the same softness as mine," Ashley says of the bridesmaid dresses. They wore long sheath gowns in Cornflower blue, which went great against the castle's green landscape.
For her flower girl duties, Ashley's niece Alexa wore a white tulle dress with a black satin belt from Chasing Fireflies and a floral crown.
A traditional Scottish bagpiper played during Ashley and Kyle's ceremony.
The walk to the ceremony gazebo included a small wooden bridge flanked by lush arrangements of ivory hydrangeas.
To protect their guests from scattered showers, Ashley and Kyle provided white umbrellas for the outdoor ceremony.
The booklet ceremony programs were bound with a gold leaf card stock and embellished with the couple's monogram.
An iconic horse drawn carriage drove Ashley around the grounds and over to Kyle in front of the castle for their first look.
"One of the amazing things about Dunafon Castle is that IT IS the decoration," says Ashley. "We didn’t have to do much to make it fit for a wedding!"
Ashley and Kyle were married beneath wrought iron gazebo on the Dunafon Castle grounds.
The bridesmaids carried white posies of peonies, roses, white satiable and touches of ivy.
Kyle wore a traditional evening tail coat and one-of-kind crushed velvet monogramed slippers by Ralph Lauren.
Tall blue blue banners told Ashley and Kyle's love story in short statements on the path to the tented reception.
Guests found their seating assignments on tented escort cards watermarked with a sketch of the castle.
The round reception tables were topped with iridescent taffeta stardust linens with antique gold napkins.
Low centerpiece arrangements of white hydrangea, blush garden roses, peonies, sahara roses, hanging green amaranths and pops of pale peach stock sat on rustic wood slabs.
The tables were named after places Ashley and Kyle had been to or things they had done together. The Steamboat table, for example, was labeled with the word "Steamboat" and a picture of them in Steamboat on the other side.
Ashley and Kyle served a four tier, gluten-free, wedding cake with white Bavarian cream filling and buttercream frosting decorated with delicate scrolling. "We were going to make one of the layers fake, but decided at the last minute to make it another full layer. Lucky for us, because every piece was eaten!" says Ashley.
Kyle's groom's cake was an edible replica of Steamboat Mountain complete with ski runs and moguls by Intricate Icings.
Ashley and Kyle's wedding favors were pine saplings in small burlap bags. Small metallic cards that said "a love story never ends were tied to each of them with a thin black ribbon. "We really liked the idea of the sapling because its new and young, but if you plant it, it can last forever" says Ashley.
"Initially, I was going to wear my hair up to show off the back of the dress but I changed my mind the day of the wedding," says Ashley. She chose to wear her hair down and to the side, draped over one shoulder.