Sophisticated & Rustic Wedding in Colorado


The bride, Sheva, grew up on a ranch, but didn’t want a full on country barn type wedding. It was too expected especially having the wedding in Colorado. So how do you incorporate something you love without being too forced? She mixed vintage elements, with burlap and lace, and loose flowers and made it rustic and sophisticated. It was so important for the bride that it was eclectic and didn’t have one particular ‘theme’ and she didn’t want any set of ‘colors’. What Elizabeth Ann photographed was a wedding that was effortless, relaxed, beautiful and memorable.





We both really love Fall so we wanted to have our wedding when the leaves were changing. We wanted the focus of the venue to be the landscape and the beauty of Fall. The design elements were kept loose, with a variety of colors and textures. The flowers were burgundy, deep purples, oranges, yellows, greens, whites, creams, etc.  I loved the idea of burlap and lace, sort of a vintage vibe that inspired us to go more rustic and elegant. I had the wedding party wearing different shades of grey.  I was really about things not matching to add visual interest.







We asked a good friend of ours to marry us. We wrote our own vows – they were mostly serious but we had to throw some funny stuff in there, because that’s who we are, always laughing!






I made all of the decorations for the reception. I made several different types of votive holders (my favorite where clear votives wrapped in lace). My mother in law helped me make burlap and lace table runners too. I, of course, wanted the wedding to be beautiful, but most of all we wanted our guests to feel welcome and relaxed. Our number one goal was for our guests to have a good time. We like to think we are a really laid back couple and we wanted our wedding to mirror that. We made our own music playlist and had a simple tri-tip barbecue meal. I love, love, love my sweets, so we had a small wedding cake and a dessert bar giving our guests a variety to choose from! We also had a mini photo booth that our guests could use props and take pictures at. Instead of the usual guestbook we had a wine barrel cut in half that we used to have the guests sign on. Now that we have a home, we have plan to make it into a table.









There are quite a few things. First being, all the time I spent on the details. Details were my things and I think it shows. Secondly, I was so happy that my dad and my Iranian family could make it from California. My uncle even flew out from Paris. That really meant a lot to me. My cousin read a poem by Rumi, a Persian poet at the reception and we had a sofreh aghd, which is a traditional Persian wedding ‘spread’ where a collection of items, each symbolizing something for the marriage is placed. After the wedding ceremony, my husband and I sat behind the table while my aunt and cousin held a veil over us and sprinkled sugar over our heads, to wish us a sweet life. And lastly, my vendors made it incredibly memorable. I am actually good friends with a few of my vendors even ’til now!



Ceremony and Reception Site: Spruce Mountain Ranch(Mountain Side), Larkspur, CO  / Photography: Elizabeth Ann / Wedding Gown: Casablanca (1986) purchased from Something New Boutique /  Hair Stylist: Kerri Royer-Murray, Premier Medispa /  Shoes: Charlotte Russe /  Bridesmaids Dresses: Ebayand J.Crew / Grooms & Groomsmen: Kenneth Cole purchased at Men’s Warehouse; All ties/tie clips were Express /  Paper goods, DIY burlap, lace table runners, votive:  The Bride  / Flowers: Twigs and Posies / Rentals (lighting, linens, tableware, tables, chairs, drapery, etc) Event Rents / Catering Buffalo Gals Catering /  Cake, Dessert bar with small cakes, pies, and tarts:Indulge Bakery