Funky Farm Wedding in Colorado

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For Diana and Seth it was all about food and family for their funky farm wedding! Vintage and boho decor along with fresh flowers and a color palette of coral, teal, gold and ivory fit perfectly with the natural surrounding of The Lyons Farmette. With the help Jessica McTaggert of Pink Champagne Events Diana and Seth were able to relax and enjoy their special day with all of their guests.

Continue reading to hear more about this funky farm wedding, including Diana and Seth’s full budget breakdown. Head on over to the full gallery here to see more details captured by Katie Hellinger Photography.

lace wedding gown with cowgirl boots

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From Jessica McTaggert of Pink Champagne Events:
The “wild” flowers in her hair, bouquets, bouts, and centerpieces were an important detail to pull in the natural elements. All grown at the Farmette, the flowers were harvested the morning of the wedding to provide fresh color throughout each element.

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wildflower bridesmaid bouquets

wildflower wedding bouquets by the lyons farmette

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Diana and Seth have a love for food (Seth is a chef in Denver) and a flair for nature. They kept reiterating casual and family oriented with great food and a touch of vintage and boho elements to bring in their personalities. The soft color palette of coral, teal, gold, and ivory played well with the Farmette‘s natural surroundings and ambiance.

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As part of the vintage elements, Diana sourced a chandelier used in the ’70’s and brought in old books to be used throughout cocktail hour and the dessert table. Dinner was definitely farm to table by way of local purveyors and sourcing each ingredient within 20 miles of the venue.

rhubarb fizz signature cocktail

outdoor wedding reception at the lyons farmette

placecards attached to plates with clothespins

simple wildflower centerpieces

jam wedding favors from colorado mountain jams & jellies

What the bride would have done differently:
Really I could not have been happier with our wedding! Everything was so gorgeous and incredibly magical! The only regret I have was not taking the time to really walk around and soak in the use of all of the little details I had put so much effort into finding!

I spent a lot of time collecting unique glassware, candle holders and vases to use as décor, boho linens, hand-knitted afghans and throw pillows to accent all the little seating areas … Luckily I had a fantastic photographer that captured all of the details so well! I only wish my husband and I had maybe taken just those few moments, by ourselves, to look around, hand in hand, and really soak in all of the magic surrounding us!

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mini strawberry rhubarb pies by susan’s bakery

wedding cake by kim & jake’s cakes

Photographer: Katie Hellinger Photography
Event Designer: Jessica McTaggert of Pink Champagne Events
Venue & Flowers: The Lyons Farmette
Cake: Kim & Jake's Cakes
Caterer: Chef Dale Lamb
Favors: Colorado Mountain Jams & Jellies
Pies: Susan's Bakery
Linens, Flatware, China & Glassware: All Events Tents and Party Rentals
Band: Moses Jones Band
Hair & Makeup: Twig Salon

Read on to see how much this funky farm wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.

We were very lucky in that both our families contributed to the cost of our wedding. We had an initial budget of $17,000 from the bride’s family and a budget of approximately $6,000 from the groom’s family for the reception band and other costs. It was incredibly important to us, that any extras came out of our own pockets and that we really kept budgeting in check. We had amazing friends that donated their talents and services to us and we saved an incredible amount of money by having the (venue) Lyons Farmette do all of the flowers instead of going through a florist. All of the flowers came straight from the farm and where cut that very morning! I was extremely budget conscious by shopping for unique décor at thrift shops, antique stores, and discount departments….I am most proud of the gorgeous jewelry I got myself and my bridesmaids for an AMAZING price! Our families were amazed with what we accomplished with our budget and we could not have dreamed of a more beautiful, perfect wedding! I am in awe every time I look at the photographs!

Bride’s Dress: $1,075
Alterations: $600
Groom’s Shoes: $150
Groom/Groomsmen Ties: $216 (we paid for all of them as gifts)
Bride/Bridemaids Jewelry: $150 (we paid for all of them as gifts)
Bride/Groom Wedding Bands: $300
Flowers: $720
Hair & Make-up: $365
Officiant: $425
Photography: $ 2,250
Invitations: Free (gifted by Craig Hoggatt Design)
Stationery for printing DIY menus, place cards, programs, and signage: $40
Alcohol: $1,135
Bartender(s): $633
Candles & Vases: $30
Food & Service: $5,045
Cake: $35
Pies: $195
Favors: $95
Rentals (approx.): $1,325
Shuttle: $930
Planner: $1,750
Venue: $2,300
Cocktail Hour Music: Free (gifted by Brent Joyce Music)
Reception Band: $5,000
Ceremony & Dinner Music: Free! (“My Wedding Dj” smartphone app. This might have been my favorite part of planning my wedding! Choosing all of the music myself was like creating a soundtrack to the story of our lives! I worked so hard on creating an amazing, unique soundtrack that reflected exactly who we are and loved every second of it!)
Grand Total: $24,724

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  1. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    you can’t buy the farm for 24k, but you can throw one heck of a wedding! see how this sweet couple spent their dough!

  2. -100. @OldNewBorrowedB says:

    #Wedding #Bride #Reception Funky Farm Wedding in Colorado

  3. -100. Fiona says:

    Where did your girls get their dresses?

  4. -100. Diana Ballas says:

    The bridesmaids dresses are by Bill Levkoff : )

  5. -100. @kjcakes says:

    Our adorable Peach wedding cake made it on the…

  6. -100. @designcorral says:

    RT @weddingchicks: you can’t buy the farm for 24k, but you can throw one heck of a wedding! see how this sweet couple spent their dough! ht…

  7. -100. bob johnson says:

    Seth and you threw a GREAT wedding party! And it’s fun reliving it through your pics – especially on a dreary, cold Chicago day!

  8. -100. Betsy says:

    Thanks to Diana and Seth for having their wedding here and thanks to Wedding Chicks for including their lovely day on the blog!!

  9. -100. Shana says:

    Thank you for posting all of this information, especially the pricing information! This wedding is total inspiration to me! Can you tell me how many guests you had at your wedding? Just trying to see if I can do something similar budget wise. We will be having around 50 guests.

    Thanks agin!!

  10. -100. Diana says:

    We had about 90 guests!

  11. -100. Annie says:

    Thank you so much for posting the pricing info, this is a big help when trying to stick to a budget. Any chance I could pick your brain for budget help? Specifically I would love to hear about your decisions for catering and the shuttle service you used.

    Beautiful wedding!

  12. -100. Allison says:

    Hi! I love your bridesmaids dresses. I saw that they are Bill Levkoff in a previous comment… which color are they?


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