You'll Love This Sophisticated Devil's Thumb Ranch Wedding
When your love story is as multicultural as this bride and groom's, it's sure to result in a uniquely international wedding celebration. Between Kelsey's American roots, Marko's Portuguese heritage and Belgian hometown, falling in love in Asia, and living in London, the couple first had to decide which continent to get married on! They ultimately chose to invite their guests to the Colorado Rockies, and it was such a joy to help bring their Colorado-meets-Europe wedding weekend to life.
After all the time they'd spent in Colorado as a couple, Kelsey and Marko knew they wanted to showcase the natural beauty and stunning views of the area. Devil's Thumb Ranch proved to be the ideal mountain venue to share with their guests. They chose to have an outdoor ceremony and to highlight the area's specialities, including elk and trout on the menu and local blooms for the flowers.
The couple also drew inspiration from Marko's European background to balance out the more rustic elements — this included Portuguese azulejos tiles, Belgian frites and waffles as their late-night snack, and custom groomsmen pocket squares featuring their initials and an azulejo design (created by a designer from London). Emma Lea Floral designed an elevated floral installation above the head table that highlighted the scale of the stone fireplace.
Despite the international scope, the celebration was ultimately an intimate gathering of close friends and family. Kelsey wore an elegant crepe dress paired with a lace veil that her mother made by hand using lace from her own dress. Her bridal party was made up of a group of childhood friends, and the ceremony was performed by her best friend's father. Later in the evening, Marko's younger sister (a professionally trained opera singer!) serenaded the couple and their guests.
Venue: Devil's Thumb Ranch | Planning: The Styled Soirée | Makeup: Beauty Mark by Kacie | Hair: Chelsea Garcia Beauty | Cake: Sift Cakes at Wild Horse Catering | Band: Professional Folk | Entertainment: DJ Cyn | Florals: Emma Lea Floral | Photography: Sara Lynn | Custom Pocket Squares: Anik De Vin | Gown: Robert Bullock | Bridal Salon: Little White Dress | Hand-Lettering: The Styled Soirée | Invitations: Minted | Suit: Custom made by SuitSupply | Bowties: Mrs. Bowtie | Socks: London Sock Company | Sunglasses: Persol