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Heirloom Family Style Wedding

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With stunning views of the West Elk mountains and the North Fork valley, Azura Cellars is the premiere wedding location in western Colorado. Their courtyard and gallery provide and intimate, unique, elegant and relaxing setting that is simply perfect for a wedding. Especially when the wedding is all about family and traditions, just like Carmen and David's was.

K Robinson Photography captured Carmen and David's beautifully! You simply must visit the full gallery here to see so much more of this heirloom family style wedding!

Gatsby inspired wedding looks

roaring 20\'s wedding invite

commemorative dress patch for father of the bride

K Robinson Photography

David and Carmen chose to keep their wedding an intimate family gathering. When looking for the perfect location they came across Azura Cellars and fell in love with it's tucked away location. Providing the perfect backdrop for their family style reception.

mountain view wedding ceremony

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Sadly the bride's father passed away almost 10 years ago to the day of her wedding. In keeping with the family atmosphere and to keep a piece of him with her on her wedding day she had a patch of his own wedding suit added to her dress with his initials stitched on it.

wedding kiss

1920s vintage wedding dress

All of the gorgeous flowers from Paonia Flower Shop were placed inside these antique tin cans that the mother of the bride had collected through out the brides entire life. Their meaningful presence and vintage look added to the family heirloom feel of the day.
The bride and groom chose to have their wedding guests sign several bottles of wine from Azura Cellars. What a unique way to remember your special day in a few years when you break open those bottles to toast any future accomplishments!

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floral arrangement in tin can

From the Bride:A lot of who my husband and I are as people is because of how we were raised and the families we came from so we wanted to honor our families as we move forward in life creating a new family. This idea was carried out by using a family style seating arrangement for the reception, using mix-match family china from both sides, using antique tin cans that my mother has collected my entire life, featuring family wedding photos as appose to just photos of David and I...I wore jewelry from both mine and David's grandmothers.

memorial patch for father of the bride

wedding reception at azure cellers

custom napkins

thank you card at table setting

flowers in a tin can

floral arrangement in vintage cans

We’re suckers for an old tin can with a floral arrangement in it. Not only are they incredibly charm in, but they really do add that vintage touch to any table decor.

mason jar with buttons and candle

dessert table

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Read on to see how much this heirloom family style 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.

With David (my husband) and I both being graphic designers and both sets of parents being teachers, we new we wanted to keep the budget low and do much of it ourselves. We started with $10,000 and in the end, had slightly over $2,000 left over and that went toward the honeymoon. Here is the breakdown (that I can remember off the top of my head):
Location: $2,500
Catering: $850
Drinks: $350
Flowers: $500
Photographer: $1,600
Rentals: $280 (knives & forks, water goblets, coffee pot, tables & chairs)
Wedding dress: $250 (vintage off of
Hat: $40 (vintage off of
Shoes: $150
Invitations & Thank You Notes: ~$200 (designed by my husband & me and printed on my own printer...also assembled by us)
Save The Dates: $75 (also designed by my husband & me)
Vintage Postage Stamps for Invitations: $75 (off of
Wedding Website: $25
Wedding Cake: $20 (my mom made it so we just paid for ingredients)
Mason Jar Decorations: $50 (the only part of the decorations we had to buy)
Custom Stamp for Napkins: $45 (off of
Ivory Napkins: $75 (that we later stamped ourselves)
Cake Topper Supplies: $10 (bought from Hobby Lobby and hand painted and put together by me)
David's Accessories: $300 (shoes, suspenders & french cuff shirt)
My undergarments, make-up & hair stuff, etc.: $300

CatererThe Flying Fork
FlowersPaonia Flower Shop
Hair, Makeup & StationeryThe Bride | Dress Designer & Veil or Hair Accessories: Vintage | Jewelry: Family Heirlooms | Groom's Attire: Custom made for the groom while he was in the Navy and deployed to Bahrain | Cufflinks: Antique Typewriter Keys | Officiant: Russell Fletcher | DJ: iPod | Cake: Bride's Mother
PhotographerK Robinson Photography
Shoe DesignerAnthropologie
VenueAzura Cellars
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