Timeless Ranch Wedding in the Painted Rocky Mountains of Colorado

November 21, 2019

A Western painting by Charles Marion Russel was the inspiration for this beautiful Colorado ranch wedding editorial. The painting depicts the ethereal hues of lilac, dusty blue, sage, browns and copper found in the landscape of the Rocky Mountains. Elements in the paper goods, florals, table settings, and jewelry all tied together harmoniously to create a stunning, classic, ranch wedding scene rooted in Rocky Mountain landscape and truly Western in design.

The beautiful landscape of the C Lazy U guest ranch served as the backdrop for this beautiful day. The C Lazy U is a privately owned guest ranch located in the Rocky Mountains of Granby, Colorado and celebrates 100 years welcoming guests to revel and relax in the 8,500 acres of its grounds along Willow Creek. The ceremony site of Woodsie Overlook offers panaramic views of the Rocky Mountains and Willow Creek Reservoir below.

Planner and Stylist Raela Gore of RSVP Events chose meaningful elements to compose the Western-inspired tablescape set at Woodsie Overlook at C Lazy U Ranch. Wooden chargers mimicking leather saddles, antique silverware wearing an aged patina, hand-hewn turquoise jewelry, and a gorgeous prairie lace gown all worked together to create an effortless Western ranch wedding feel, while maintaining poise and sophistication.

Florals were inspired by the landscape and painting by Charles Marion Russel. Summer blooms in hues of pale blue, lilac, mauve, copper, brown, and pale yellow were selected from a local flower grower to create a beautiful, organic arch perfect for a mountain wedding ceremony. The table centerpieces were wild and unfettered with vibrant, bold and romantic blooms to pay homage to the Summer mountain surroundings. Garden roses, rudbeckia, thalictrum, clematis, cosmos, snap dragons and delphinium worked together to compliment the Western painting inspiration.

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Gradient and Hue is a wedding and corporate event florist. We are based in Nashville, TN and flower destination weddings. Reach out via our contact page to talk flowers.


Photography: Carrie King Photography

Venue: C Lazy U Ranch

Planning & Design: RSVP Event Designs

Floral Design: Gradient and Hue

Gowns: La Vallee Bridal

Paper Goods: Gatherie Creative

Hair & Makeup: Lola Beauty DNVR

Jewelry: Sarah O. Jewelry

Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes

Hair Adornment: All About Romance

Cake: Katy Pierson Cake

Tabletop Rentals: White Glove Rentals

Linens: Soiree Linen

Model: Margeaux Michael

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Timeless Ranch Wedding in the Painted Rocky Mountains of Colorado