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Rocky Mountain Wedding At Chautauqua Park


Into the mystic, indeed

Catherine, actress and student & Julie, Founder at CALIFORNIAMOR and BMW Client Advisor

One Sentence Sum-up Of The Wedding Vibe: A dreamy, love-drenched, Southern-style evening in the Rocky Mountains filled with the magic of friends, family and a glowing fireplace in June.

Soundtrack For Reading: “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison

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Three of our insanely talented friends performed two of our favorite songs during the reception: “Leather and Lace” by Stevie Nicks and “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” by Tim McGraw. Catherine’s dad made his strawberry jam for wedding favors. The cake was Funfetti (and vegan!) and the tea was sweet. Most of our guests stayed in the cabins at Chautauqua, which made the weekend feel like Wedding Camp from Heaven.

Favorite Thing About The Wedding

Catherine says: “Aside from making my love officially my family, I’d say everyone dancing to Nirvana on the dance floor. And seeing our family and friends who had never met bond, blend, and party together. The love and support oozing from everyone was the best feeling I’ve ever felt. ”

Julie adds: “I’ve never felt such an overwhelming sense of peace inside my heart like I did on our wedding day.”


The Info:

Photography: Jamie Fischer Photography APW Sponsor | Location: Boulder, CO | Venue: The Dining Hall at Chautauqua Park | Catherine’s dress: Watters | Julie’s suit: TopShop Men | Bridesmaids: Modcloth, H&M, Alfred Angelo, Topshop | Makeup: Bre Ortola of Alchemy Mineral Blends | Hair: Amber of Ahhh Mobile Spa | Flowers: Painted Primrose | Catering: Three Leaf Catering

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  • Fiona

    Gah! So lovely Catherine!
    So much joy in all the photos!

  • Bsquillo

    Yay Colorado!!! I LOVE Chautauqua Park!

    Congrats to you both!

  • sara g

    What a beautiful wedding! And that dress is GORGEOUS.

  • macrain

    SO lovely Catherine! Your dress is dreamy and the entire day looks amazing.
    Also when I read the other post and noticed you in the comments, I was like oh wait- this is same Catherine that I feel like I know already from APW comments! Yay!

  • Kelly

    This is just. So. Lovely. So much joy! And paired with that Van Morisson song? DAMN. What a beautiful day.

  • macaroni

    I was going to ask if y’all got married in Chautauqua!! It’s so beautiful there!! Congrats and best wishes to you both. :)

  • missladyj

    and now I’m having wedding regret that I didn’t look more into getting married at Chautauqua! stunning photos! gorgeous dress! and lovely couple! perfection!

  • Aj

    Loved getting to see this!!! beautiful wedding – you and your wife’s happiness is palpable.

  • Rose

    Beautiful! My mom was just mentioning Chautauqua as a place I should think about if I’m looking at venues in Boulder. Do you mind my asking, which of their spaces did you use? My parents were married just a few miles from there in late May in their backyard–they got a foot of snow two days before (fortunately it melted in time). Colorado’s unpredictable.

    • http://cafeaubride.blogspot.com/ Catherine

      I HIGHLY recommend getting married at Chautauqua! Lauren, the girl in charge of events, is wonderful, fabulous, and awesome at her job! The staff was IMPECCABLE. Best experience ever :) We did our ceremony in the front lawn of Chautauqua (which, tricky, that is booked through the county of Boulder NOT through Chautauqua), and then we had the reception at the Dining Hall. Dinner in the back tent that connects to the dining hall where the dancing and cake was. You should def make a trip there for dinner or brunch- gorgeous place. The food was amazing too!! Seriously can’t say enough great things about the place! happy wedding planning!

  • EF

    THAT SUIT. yes. fantastic. love the contrast lapels on a fine navy jacket!!

  • Hannah

    Love the wedding attire! Catherine’s dress by Watters was the perfect choice. The ruffles are elegant and soft, and the sweetheart neckline was so flattering! You can find the “Cecelia” style at the Wedding Shoppe: http://goo.gl/p7Ro7Y. As for Julie’s suit, the blue is on-trend and one of our favorites right now! Thanks for sharing such a fun, stylish wedding! The brides look beautiful together.

  • vegankitchendiaries

    OMG, so, so, so late but I *JUST* realized this is CATHERINE-Catherine’s (insanely perfect) wedding! :) This was posted around just a few days before we got hitched so I guess I missed it the first time around…

    I don’t know if C is still reading comments but had to say this is BEYOND stunning! I’m in awe!