Meet the Winners!

SYWP-contest-blogunspecified-4 Meet Jaclyn and David, the 2015 Submit Your Wedding Photos Contest winners!  Set in the mountains of Colorado, this rustic chic wedding is an inspiration for the DIY bride.
mplantz-4987The bride walked down an aisle lined with lanterns filled with pink rose bouquets.  The chairs were wrapped in linen chair sashes for a charming and personal touch. And at the end of it all stood a beautiful wedding arch wrapped in magnolias.
unspecified-16unspecified-5Jaclyn made all of the bouquets with faux flowers.  Real touch peonies, as well as anemones and lambs ear, make up these enchanting bouquets.
unspecified-12Jackie-David-Wedding-C-MERRILL-HIGH-95mplantz-6196Floral arrangements varied, with rustic, sweet rose and lambs ear arrangements in wood containers to more glamorous table centerpieces featuring gold metallic vases and magnolias.
mplantz-4959 mplantz-6321-(1)Even the escort card table and dessert table were adorned with flowers!
From the Bride: “When we started planning our wedding we wanted to pick a venue that meant something to us as a couple. Together we have hiked over 50 of Colorado’s 14,000 ft peaks and decided what better place than right below some of the very mountains we had climbed. We found our venue nestled in beautiful Telluride Colorado! We started reaching out to florists and were shocked by the cost for flowers that would only last for one day and decided to do some of the decorating ourselves. We quickly found Afloral and as soon as our first shipment arrived decided to use no real flowers in our decor. The savings by using artificial flowers was over $8,000 and we could use the types of flowers we wanted. Our guests were surprised and impressed with the quality and beauty of our flowers and all the bridesmaids have kept their bouquets and use them in their homes as decor. One of the best decisions we made was to use artificial flowers in our wedding!”

Photographer: Melissa Plantz Photography | Flowers: Bride/ | Venue: Gorrono Ranch