Crooked Willow Farms Wedding | Larkspur, Colorado

August 7, 2019


I’m not even sure I have the right words to describe this unforgettable Crooked Willow Farms Wedding. Scott and Sydney’s special day was absolute perfection.

I met Scott and Sydney last fall for the first time when we met up for their engagement session in Castlewood Canyon State Park. Meeting their sweet pup, Gracie Jo, was a huge highlight of their engagement session. Miss Gracie also got to be part of their Crooked Willow Farms wedding festivities, too!

During their engagement session, it didn’t take long to figure out that Scott and Sydney were perfect for one another.

Throughout the wedding planning process, I was able to chat with Sydney about her wedding day quite often. I loved learning about her, her wedding style and her vision. The more we spoke, the more convinced I was that her wedding day was going to be elegant, romantic, and colorful.

Scott and Sydney chose The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms as THE spot to say their vows. If there was only one word to describe their venue, stunning would be it.

As soon as we arrived at the venue, we knew it was going to be a perfect day for a Crooked Willow Farms wedding.

The couple’s personal style throughout the day was modern and classic. Timeless, you could even say.

Sydney’s gown was lacy and romantic, with a cathedral veil that went on forever. It was delicate and feminine. Scott’s suit was a classic blue, paired with a gray-blue tie that truly was the perfect combination.

I have to say, their florals were jaw-droppingly beautiful- as they always are when Sander Ranch Flowers is designing them! The bouquets had a boho-inspired vibe with a ton of elegance thrown in. The textures were amazing- roses, dahlias, eucalyptus and king proteas. You really don’t need anything else when you have that flower combination in one bouquet. Floral beauty was everywhere you looked- from the wedding arbor, reception tables, bridesmaid bouquets, wine barrels, and of course the groomsmen’s boutonnieres. 

Most importantly, the most impactful part of the day (at least for me and I’m certain for Scott and Sydney!) was their first look. I don’t want to put all of the attention on Scott because I know he’s not a fan, but watching his reaction as he turned around to see Sydney was a moment I’ll never forget. His tears were so incredibly sweet. I’m not sure there is anything more precious than a groom shedding a tear over his bride… am I right? 😍

Soon after their first look, Sydney was making her way down the aisle. Her father gave her away to her husband-to-be and as a parent myself, that has to be such an emotional moment for a father. But Mike knows Scott is one amazing guy and Sydney is in good hands.

After some tears, some laughs, and some party-crashing ducks, Scott and Sydney were officially announced as husband and wife! As they made their way back down the aisle, they were accompanied by their sweet sidekick, Gracie Jo, the cutest Bernese you’ve ever seen. She was definitely the star of the show at this point and for good reason. She’s basically the cutest thing since baby thigh rolls. 🤣

To sum it up, the rest of the day was a whirlwind. There was laughter, a ton of hugs, and even Shaggy the donkey- Crooked Willow’s burro bar! He’s pretty darn adorable. Good food, cold drinks, and a lot of dancing kicked the night off right and it was a party of the century after that. 

Even though ears are still recovering from Cardi B’s jams, it was worth it, friends. Paul at Elite Entertainment knows how to get the people moving!

Watching Sydney and Scott dance the night away with their favorite people was just plain awesome. I know, I say this alot, but it was an honor to witness this special day.Getting to know their family and friends was the highlight of the day for us and we were just so darn excited to be a part of the celebrations.

Congratulations, Scott and Sydney! You deserve all the best. 🖤

Bride putting on her earrings
bride in courtyard at Crooked Willow Farms
bride getting dressed at Crooked Willow Farms
Invitation suite at Crooked Willow Farms
bride and groom getting ready at Crooked Willow Farms
boho bridal bouquet with king protea, dahlias and roses
bridesmaids reaction seeing bride for first time
bridesmaids smiling in courtyard at Crooked Willow Farms
bride and groom during first looking by fountain at Crooked Willow Farms
bride and groom during first looking by fountain at Crooked Willow Farms
Father and bride first look in courtyard at Crooked Willow Farms
first looks at Crooked Willow Farms
bride and groom reading letter
flower girl and ring bearer walking down aisle at Crooked Willow Farms
Groom before ceremony at Crooked Willow Farms
Father walking bride down aisle at crooked willow farms
Father walking bride down aisle at crooked willow farms
ducks at crooked willow farms
bride crying during ceremony at crooked willow farms
wedding ceremony at crooked willow farms
wedding ceremony at crooked willow farms
bride and groom kissing at wedding ceremony at crooked willow farms
bride and groom exiting after ceremony at crooked willow farms with bernese mountain dog
bride and groom dancing in courtyard at crooked willow farms
bride and groom smiling by fountain at crooked willow farms
bridal party in courtyard at crooked willow farms
bride and groom portrait at crooked willow farms
bridal party shouting in courtyard of Crooked willow Farms
bride and bridesmaids smiling in courtyard at crooked willow farms
bridal party laughing in courtyard of crooked willow farms
wedding ring detail shot
reception table centerpiece at crooked willow farms
bride and groom smiling by fountain at crooked willow farms larkspur
shaggy the donkey at crooked willow farms in larkspur colorado
bride and groom sharing first dance at reception in ballroom at Crooked willow farms
bride and groom cutting cake  in ballroom
first dances with parents in ballroom of crooked willow farms
guests dancing at reception
guests dancing at reception at
guests dancing at reception
glow stick exit at crooked willow farms larkspur colorado

Wedding Day Vendors

Venue – The Venue at Crooked Willow Farms

Florals Designs – Sander Ranch Flowers

Photography – Stacy Story Photography

Hair – Artistry by Hilary

Makeup – Ashley at Smash Beauty Bar

Bridal Earrings – Kendra Scott

Entertainment – Elite Entertainment

Catering – Occasions Catering

Stationary – White Lace Bridal

Wedding Gown Designer: Martina Liana at The Bridal Collection

Bridesmaids Gowns – Designer: Amsale

Place of Purchase: Bella Bridesmaids

Men’s Wear – Men’s Wearhouse




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