We loved being Ashley and Barrette’s Colorado destination wedding planners! They came to us having already booked their venue, The Broadmoor. However, they needed guidance on building a vendor team and bringing their vision of an intimate winter wedding to life from their home in Texas.
The bride and her mother traveled to Colorado Springs once during the planning process. Otherwise, we communicated entirely through Zoom, texts, and emails! As experts on weddings at The Broadmoor (and a preferred vendor at the resort), we had the resources to guide them comfortably through the process. See the highlights below!
Planning a Colorado Destination Wedding
Ashley and Barrette selected their closest loved ones to attend their winter wedding in Colorado Springs. Most of their guests traveled from Texas to participate in the celebration, so it was a treat for all attending! The resort looked breathtaking under a bed of fresh snow, like the couple and their guests had just walked into a scene from a snow globe.
Initially, we helped the couple plan an outdoor ceremony on the shores of Cheyenne Lake. But when temperatures dropped on the wedding week, we shifted to plan B: an intimate ceremony in the Fountain Room, located in The Broadmoor’s Main Building. This reduced the time the couple’s guests spent outside in the elements and ensured that everyone was snug and warm through the I dos!
Intimate Ceremony in The Broadmoor Fountain Room
Before their ceremony, the couple and their wedding party braved the cold for portraits with Studio Lemus. There is something so magical about winter wedding photography! Ashley and Barrette glowed with joy as snow softly swirled through the air. Then, it was on to the Fountain Room to say their vows.
The backdrop for the couple’s ceremony was a custom-built wooden cross. Meanwhile, a blend of red and blush roses with a sprinkling of purple flowers and greenery by DesignWorks added a touch of romance. The bride’s father and stepfather escorted her down the aisle as light poured into the space through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Post-ceremony, the couple’s remaining portraits with family took place in the Pompeiian Hall. With a convenient location inside the Main Building and a European feel, this elegant space makes the perfect indoor backdrop.
Winter Wedding Reception in The Crystal Room
Our team collaborated with DesignWorks to transform the resort’s Crystal Room into an intimate dining space set for the couple and their 30 guests. We placed two long, wooden farm tables at either end of the room to encourage conversation and a family-style atmosphere. In addition, each place setting featured a wooden name plate that doubled as a favor for guests to take home. But our favorite special touch was the personalized notes that Ashley and Barrette wrote for each guest! It was the perfect way to express their thanks and let each loved one know how much they meant to them.
Throughout the evening, a string trio provided by Ken Miller Entertainment entertained guests. The trio played classical wedding favorites during the couple’s ceremony and cocktail hour, then shifted into contemporary pieces during dinner and dancing. They even played “Forever” by Chris Brown as a homage to Pam and Jim’s wedding in the couple’s favorite TV series, The Office!
We always encourage our couples hosting intimate wedding celebrations to hire a string trio that can play multiple genres of music. This form of entertainment won’t overpower a small space but will still set the tone for the evening.
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This wedding in The Broadmoor Fountain Room exemplified everything we love about intimate weddings! Ashley and Barrette took the time to connect with each of their guests and make them feel included in their special day.
Whether you’re planning a Colorado destination wedding or a born-and-raised Coloradan planning a wedding at The Broadmoor, we want to hear from you. Get in touch today to schedule your discovery call!
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Sapphire Celebrations combines the energy, perspective and creativity of two generations when planning weddings and events throughout Colorado. Founded by a mother and daughter team, Sapphire Celebrations reflects their Colorado heritage. With family roots dating back to 1907 and covering the northeastern plains and Rocky Mountain vistas, there is no team better qualified to plan your Colorado wedding or special event.
Pamela and Angie are proud of the high level of service for which Sapphire Celebrations has come to be known. Two principal wedding designers and four event concierges take pride in exceeding the expectations of couples who entrust us with their wedding day.