There’s More Than Burlap & Lace – Modern Meets Rustic

“There are so many beautifully rustic Colorado wedding venues in the Rocky Mountain region.”

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“Couples sometimes can’t see how options other than burlap and lace will work in a rustic Colorado wedding environment. Not every wedding should look the same. You shouldn’t have the same wedding your friend had six months ago. The elements you use in your wedding should be unique and personal to you. We want to show couples that they can blend modern elements into a rustic environment to create a cohesive look that will satisfy their contemporary eye and amaze their guests. A rustic venue can “stand up” to bling and color of modern details. They can complement each other — they don’t have to compete for attention. We want to inspire couples to think beyond what has been the “go to” rustic style and incorporate their modern tastes.” – Whitt & Co.

Dotti and Kristen are the incredible planners behind Whitt & Co.  They are fantastic to work with and an absolute pleasure to be around! Their approach to weddings and events are so detailed and helpful, all you have to do is enjoy the event. As an event professional, I (Jewels, the photographer) appreciate this so much as it lets me focus on my job and not worry about anything else.

Kristen Whitt-Zimmerman, the Designer, of Whitt and Company has a background in Interior Design which was a real plus when mixing and combining design genre. She has an eye for detail and brings any vision to fruition. Kristen and Dotti Whitt provide full-service event planning specializing in Colorado and destination weddings and events. They understand how to make your ideas reality and help you create the style and ambiance that will make your wedding an event to remember.

Additionally, Dotti & Kristen produce stationery products that complement/coordinate the colors and styles of your wedding. The stationery products, beginning with Save the Dates through to Thank You notes and everything in between, provide an introduction to your guests and creates the cohesive tone of your wedding. A lot of their signage and decor elements was purchased at Hobby Lobby, perfect for the DIY Bride, and they spent hours there putting it all together.

The venue, Blackstone Rivers Ranch is the premier riverfront mountain destination in the Colorado Rockies with exquisite event spaces and a relaxing atmosphere. It is the perfect boutique venue for your wedding or special event. Whether you seek ultimate adventure, unapologetic luxury, and everything in between, Blackstone Rivers Ranch guarantees that your time will be filled with amazing & unforgettable moments. This venue has timeless design, privacy, refined comfort, casual luxury, rustic elegance, and Colorado’s sublime natural beauty. The venue also provides china, stemware, flatware, tables, and chairs!

It’s a photographer’s dream with amazing details everywhere that compliment the modern-rustic feel.  Jewels was the absolute must-have for Whitt & Co. on this shoot.  She is the premier Denver, Colorado wedding photographer specializing in creative, vibrant, and modern wedding photography for urban and mountain weddings with a fashion-forward and cinematic style. As a boutique-style studio, they bring an editorial magazine-worthy edginess to weddings and portrait photography.

Statice Floral Designs is a full service floral design studio that creates amazing flowers with striking colors, rich textures, lingering scents, and inspired design combine to make your wedding extraordinary. Lori is passionate about the type and quality of the flowers used in their designs and she chose soft with a pop of color and texture for this shoot. Mixing soft greens with dahlias, lamb’s ear, roses, thistles and kale, it looked fantastic against the rustic wooden and stone, and the gold vases and votives!

Chair Covers and Linens of Denver is a family-owned, environmentally conscious company providing specialty linen rentals nationwide for all styles of events. With a huge selection of linens ranging from classic to specialty items, including custom options, you are sure to find what you’re looking for. Their creativity is backed by their extensive national presence which enables them to execute top-notch events from start to finish.

Linen Hero is able to work with a variety of clients to transform an ordinary room into something magical.  Dotti and Kristen had a blast working with Julie on this shoot! The pinks and whites in different textures looked amazing and definitely tied everything together for a cohesive look.

While they may be a traditional French pastry shop, that does not stop La Patisserie Francaise from making custom cakes of all shapes and sizes. They chose something simple for this shoot, accompanied by traditional French pastries in pink, white, and gold.

Mindi Lindscombe, designer and owner of Something New Boutique, designed the wedding gown which is part of her 2017 collection. They are a one-stop shop in Colorado Springs offering every detail available in outfitting your wedding party. Their deepest desire is that you create memories, and that your experience is unforgettable.  The modern two-piece fit our model Jacqui perfectly and we loved how it moved when she walked. The lace detail on her arms was stunning and sexy…perfect for the modern bride!

Models – (real couple) Derek & Jacqueline Pilkington rocked it!  Personal items for the shoot include their wedding rings, the tuxedo and Groom’s details, and the Bride’s leather jacket. Jacqui also did her own hair & makeup!

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