Shelby and Jon exchanged their vows on a bright, brisk March afternoon at Glassy Chapel, nestled deep within the mountains in the prestigious Cliffs community. Glassy Chapel is a gorgeous little stone church perched on top of a mountain side with sweeping outdoor views. It is intimate and awe-inspiring, with its cozy pews situated to face an altar backdrop of solid glass. As you face the couple, behind them is nothing but clear open sky. It was a picture perfect setting for this active, outdoor-loving couple (though several other couples, regardless of hobbies, have enjoyed this ceremony site—like Sara & Justin and Ali & Tom) and set the tone for a day that truly felt like “Shelby and Jon” from start to finish.
The whole day was very understated and relaxed, just like the couple themselves. Shelby kept “understated” from feeling anything but boring by mixing elegant details, like navy and lace, with some fun casual unexpected touches (she wore Chacos under her gown!). Both the groom’s bouttoniere and her stunning loose bouquet (done in the most dreamy mix of assorted foraged greens, classic ivory and pops of soft pastels) were tied with navy climbing rope, which was a nod to the rock climbing they both often partake in. They used the hashtag #bikingwiththebanks, and vintage bicycle prints could be found everywhere from the cocktail napkins to the tiny sacks of coffee bean favors tied with hand stamped navy gift tags.
Shelby’s gown was a classic and simple ivory lace. Her hair was gathered into a soft updo, exposing the peekaboo sheer lace back on her gown. Her bridesmaids wore chic navy lace cocktail dresses with lace elbow length sleeves and round-toe nude pumps—the effect was seriously stylish, and perfect for the surprisingly chilly day in March. Her flower girl looked as if she had stepped straight out of ad from a classic children’s clothing magazine in a darling chambray smocked tea length dress and sweet ballet flats. The men wore deep charcoal grey suits with navy ties—which looked very distinguished—and is always a winning combo. We also loved how the groomsmen all wore black belts and shoes, while Jon wore a camel colored tan belt and shoe. It was a great subtle way for him to stand out while keeping with the understated tone of the day.
Held in the Cliffs at Mountain Park’s Cart Barn, the reception was effortlessly casual yet stylish. Big rustic wreaths by Willow Floral resting on the large rolling doors welcomed guests into the large open air space. Shelby and Jon kept the decor simple, using warm cafe string lights on the ceiling and more of their stunning natural floral arrangements (we love how organic they are in their composition!) on mix of wooden tables. Their cake sat on an acacia wood cake stand and was topped with more of that gorgeous natural greenery interspersed into all the bouquets and arrangements. There wasn’t a big fuss made over the “usuals” of a reception: no speeches or toasts were given, and overall they kept the party short and sweet. They exited under a tunnel of sparklers in Patagonia coats, and sealed the affair with a kiss. Thanks, Shelby and Jon, for letting us be part of your day, which was a 100% perfect representation of your personalities!
Ceremony: Glassy Chapel :|: Officiant: Rev. John Ropp :|: Florist: Willow Floral
Hair + Makeup: Merle Buck :|: Church Director: Linda Bonnette
Ceremony Musicians: Wirewood & Groom’s siblings :|: Photography: Kim Deloach Photography
Reception Venue: The Cliffs Cart Barn :|: Catering: The Cliffs
Band | Photo Booth: Uptown Entertainment :|: Cake: Tasteful Elegance
Transportation: The Cliffs :|: Rentals: Professional Party Rentals
I Do Crew: Alexandra | Sara B.