Wednesday, January 18, 2012

{Real Wedding} Welcome Guests, Horses, Goats, & Chickens-Avalanche Ranch Wedding, Aspen

I have to say that I was really intrigued when Elizabeth called me and told me she wanted pygmy goats and miniature horses at her wedding.  I thought, did I hear that right?  Then she told me all about what she was doing and I was in!
 The wedding took place just outside of Aspen at a great unique wedding venue, Avalanche Ranch.

The girls got ready outside of one of the cabins....
 ...and the guys got ready too....



I love that she choose a bright red bouquet, and that the bridesmaids had white bouquets!


The ceremony and cocktail time were at Avalanche Ranch where guests sat on covered hay bales while they enjoyed the wedding ceremony. 


There was a moment during the processional when we had a little challenge.  The goats didn't realize it was their cue to walk down the aisle and protested for a few seconds.


Chickens roamed freely around the property, which (being from Highlands Ranch) I thought was so much fun and totally added to the rustic farm feel! 

There were pashminas for the guests to wrap themselves with if they got chilled during the cocktail hour that followed on the lawn in front of the barn. Guests were served champagne and the brides favorite, chocolate truffles. They were encouraged to "Log In" on their wood slab guestbook.

My favorite series of photos....


After a few photos, the couple greeted their guests with a toast, and joined the cocktail hour. Even the goats and horse mingled.

Then the guests were off to Six 89 Restaurant for dinner..... (The food was ahhhmazing, and the dessert heavenly! I would drive back there right now just for that dessert!)


 Some dancing.....

...and some tradition involving a well decorated salt lick, and I believe some tequila!

Thanks Jenna Walker Photography for amazing pictures!

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