1. kera & jeff Tabernash · July 4photography by Paige Eden Photography at Devil’s Thumb Ranch the centerpieces Soft-colored garden arrangements included rosemary and artichokes and sat atop wrought iron stands. the bride Kera Drake, 28; is a graphic designer for Particle Measuring Systems and has her own graphic design company called Double Duck Design the groom Jeff Gaston, 28; is an attorney for a Denver law firm how they met Attended the same college and started dating sophomore year their engagement period 11 months their wedding style The couple calls their wedding style “rustic romantic,” incorporating lots of soft, natural floral arrangements, vintage lace, tin and classic wrought iron. Their diverse palette of soft greens, yellows, pinks and oranges complemented the details of the day. —CC
2. the bridal bouquet Pale pink and ivory dahlias, peonies, garden roses, ranunculusand peach parrot tulips were hand- tied for Kera’s elegant bouquet. the bridesmaid dresses Each bridesmaid chose a dress that fit her personality and included various shades of green. the ceremony programs Kera made the programs andinvitations herself with a western- style, hand-stamped monogram and twine around the spines. K 49
3. kera & jeff the reception décor The rustic details of Devil’s Thumb Ranch contrasted nicely with the soft color palette. the ceremony décor Jars of blooms mimicking the bridal bouquet were hung onK shepherd’s hooks by the pews.50 the place settings For a cozy, rustic feel, the couple borrowed the reception china from their neighbors and relatives.
4. kera & jeff’s wedding ingredients ceremony and reception site Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Tabernash, (970) 726-5632 photography Paige Eden Photography, K Denver, PaigeEden.com consultants Heather Allen and Ashley Summers, Table 6 Productions, Denver, (303) 956-8566 51 gown Fern by Melissa Sweet, Destiny’s Bride, Scottsdale, AZ, (480) 368-8868 veil Made by mother of the bride rings Hartgers Jewelers, Wyckoff, NJ, (201) 891-0044 makeup Catherine Egle and Pat Moore, Salon on the Boulevard, Denver, (303) 753-8660 and (303) 378-4339 formalwear Andrisen Morton, Denver, (303) 377-8488 stationery Designed by the bride, Double the formalwear A green and brown paisley tie Duck Design, Denver, (602) 828-2040,added light contrast to the groom’s DoubleDuckDesign.comcustom-made, tan seersucker suit. flowers Delilah’s of Denver, Denver, (303) 864-1678 the desserts Guests were treated to a “down- catering Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Tabernash, home dessert bar,” made up of (970) 726-5632snacks like Twinkies and Moon Pies. music Homeslice, Denver, (970) 587-3865 cake Mulberries Cake Shop, Denver, the table numbers Vintage address numbers (303) 282-1044 were used to make rustic, honeymoon Costa Rica mismatched table numbers.