Third times a charm for Lauren and Jalen! These two had not only one, but three separate locations where they were originally going to tie the knot. It’s crazy how life has plans and everything works out for the best. L+J originally were planning on hosting a family and friend celebration on their property in Iowa, but then turned it into a Bermuda destination event. We sent save the dates, designed details, and then boom COVID. We regrouped a third time and landed on Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Their wedding day was held at the beautiful Bella Vista Estates in Steamboat, and get this? One of the owners is originally from Dubuque, Iowa! It just shows that everything is meant to be. The mountain views, the perfect weather, and the sight-seeing couldn’t have been more perfect for guests to come celebrate these two lovebirds.

Soft touches of blue and pale blush kept this wedding classic, elegant, and romantic. Music was such an important part of the day for Lauren and Jalen, so live music was a must. From the string players during the ceremony, the acoustic duo during cocktail hour, to the live music for dinner and dancing; music was not lacking for the day. This party crew kept things going post wedding with an after-party in downtown Steamboat Springs.

I enjoyed planning and designing Lauren and Jalen’s special day so much, and wish these newlyweds nothing but lots of love in the the coming years!

Planning/Design: Midwest Meets Design // Photography: Samuel Marz Photography // Videography: Mark Blake by the West // Venue: Bella Vista Estates // Bridal Gown: Bella Bianca Bridal Couture // Bridal Gown Designer: Martina Liana Bridal // Bridal Makeup: Beauty by Tayler // Bridesmaid Beauty: Ember Hairstream // Groom/Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux // Florals: Blush & Bay Floral // Drapery/Lighting/Flooring: Litttle Mad Events // Staging/Production: Kaleidoscope Productions // Invite/Paper Goods: Fourteen-Forty // Calligraphy/Signage: Monstera Gold // Ceremony Musicians: Jessica Berg String Musicians // Acoustic Duo: Music Travel Love // MC/Dinner Music: Matt Lewis/Union Band // Dance Band: Peter MonRoy Band // Tenting/Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals // Vintage Rentals: Hazel Grove Rentals // Wedding Cake/Macaroon Favors: Ruby Jean Patisserie // Caterer: Red Maple Catering // Beverage Service: Oak & Olive // Officiant: Father Bob // Guest Welcome Bags: Bundles Gift Co. // Guest Accommodations: Steamboat Grand + Sheraton Steamboat // Transportation: Steamboat Limos + NOCO Party Bus // Get-Ready Caterer: Wilderbean Provisions

Be sure to scroll to the end to watch their wedding trailer video!

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