An Ultra-Chic, Romantic, Whimsical Wedding at Dunafon Castle in Idledale, Colorado
Emily Bennett (29 and a supervisor at Anthropologie) and Rebecca Heinrich (34 and a laboratory supervisor at LABS, Inc) met through mutual friends. Rebecca proposed during breakfast at Cinderella’s Palace while they were on vacation in Walt Disney World. At the end of the meal, the waitress came out with a little glass slipper with an engagement ring in it. “In her excitement, Emily immediately started shouting, ‘Yes, yes, I will!’ But I stopped her, got down on one knee and popped the question,” Rebecca says. “Everybody in the restaurant applauded (well, all the moms did anyway!)” For their wedding, the couple chose Dunafon Castle in Idledale, Colorado, for its proximity to Denver and perfect combination of Colorado splendor and ethereal grandeur. Emily and Rebecca used a coral and lavender color palette and whimsical details with a vintage twist to create their ultra-romantic forest fairy tale-inspired wedding. For their ceremony, they rented an arbor from Bella Calla and decorated it with kanzashi petals and butterfly strands. Both being raised Catholic, they had a traditional Catholic ceremony with their own twist, including a crowning ceremony tradition. The gorgeous tented reception was decorated with DIY details such as the vintage Reader’s Digest table numbers and gold-painted centerpieces, which added a little personality to the decor. At the end of the night, the couple enjoyed a purple ombre cake made by one of the bridesmaids, which was as delicious as it looked with lemon and blackberry jam, green tea and chocolate and strawberry and strawberry preserves. The cake was topped with custom figurines, a bunny and a bird, to represent Emily and Rebecca's personalities. At the end of the night, guests went home with the escort cards, birdhouses filled with candy, and the place setting decor, wooden coasters also decorated with birds and bunnies.