An Outdoor Rustic Wedding in the Mountains of Colorado

Abigail and Nathan

Carrie Patterson

When Abigail and Nathan met while working at a digital advertising and tech firm in Santa Monica, they quickly realized they were meant to be more than just colleagues. Thanks to much help from family and friends, the two wed just eight months after Abigail accepted Nathan's Christmas Day proposal. They said their I do's in the fresh air of Redstone, Colorado, the bride's hometown, with the Rocky Mountains as their backdrop.

01 of 09

Best Buds

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Abigail carried garden roses, cream astilbe, white dahlias, white lisianthus, and antique sage hydrangea in her bouquet.

02 of 09

Lively Lapel

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The men wore stellata pods, hypericum berries, aspen leaves, and hydrangea.

03 of 09

Ranch Cool

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Cowboy boots were the footwear of choice for this practical wedding party. The bride wore a Winnie Couture gown for the pair's roam on the range.

04 of 09

Pretty Posy

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Nosegays had roses, mint, hypericum berries, and astilbe.

05 of 09

Family Tradition

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A Swiss-style alpenhorn heralded the bridal party as guests gathered on the lawn, a wedding tradition in Abigail's family.

06 of 09

Majestic View

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The outdoor ceremony offered guests a picturesque view of the Rocky Mountains. The groom's sister stood as his "best woman" for the service.

07 of 09

Grazing Goats

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Billy goats roamed the ceremony site, Hell Roaring Ranch in Redstone, Colorado.

08 of 09

Harvest Display

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Wheat and barley flanked the rustic escort-card chart.

09 of 09


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Photography: Carrie Patterson

Reception Location: Avalanche Ranch

Catering: European Catering

Flowers: Harrington Smith Flowers

Stationery: Paper Source

Music: Helmut Fricker (ceremony); Disco Dan Kinney (reception)

Rentals: Bethel Party Rentals

Hair: Tisha's Hair Salon at the Redstone Inn

Accessories: Lucchese (boots); Liz Law (bridemaids' earrings)

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