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How to Plan a Minimalist Wedding in Colorado

How to Plan a Minimalist Wedding in Colorado

If you're planning a minimalist Colorado wedding, you can rest assured that you picked the right state. With all its natural beauty, achieving an elegant-yet-effortless vibe is super easy.

Choosing the right venue is critical for planning a minimalist wedding because it should be able to shine on its own. But hey—once that's done, so is a lot of the work. (And for minimalist folks like you, we know this is a major perk!)

So today, we're helping you do just that. Our wedding experts are sharing their top secrets for finding an ideal venue for a minimalist wedding and nailing your vision on the big day. You'll also score some of our Colorado wedding venue recommendations. Our goal is to make this as easy on you as possible.

Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings

 

But first, what’s a minimalist wedding?

Let's discuss minimalist weddings in general. Minimalist weddings take on a "less is more" mindset, helping you focus on what matters. But what matters to one couple may be different from another. So before you do any planning, book your partner in for a little date night and chat through your priorities together. 

Let's say you want more time to let loose and socialize with your favorite people. If so, your minimalist wedding may include a smaller guest list, a simplified agenda, or extra time on the dance floor! Or, if you prioritize a foodie experience for your wedding, you may focus on things like providing hand-passed appetizers during cocktail hour, a fun late-night snack, and some themed signature drinks.

A minimalist approach helps you make every decision with intention—and ensures the most important parts of your wedding day are always front and center.

Mountain View Ranch by Wedgwood Weddings

 

How do I find a minimalist venue?

Minimalist wedding venues can be indoors, outdoors, or a combination. So how do you narrow down your options? We recommend keeping your eyes peeled for venues that offer a "blank canvas" with lots of natural beauty. That way, you can really make it your own. Keep it raw and minimal—or spruce it up with your personal flair!

If an indoors-only urban aesthetic excites you, industrial spaces are popular picks. But since you're planning a Colorado minimalist wedding, we encourage you to tour all the beautiful indoor/outdoor venues this state offers. You can find gorgeous views of the mountains, creeks, and waterfalls Colorado is known for.

Welcome to Golden Colorado- River Walk

 

FOUR must-see Colorado venues

Want to fast forward and get a sneak peek of some beautiful Wedgewood Weddings venues in Colorado? Let us show you four of our favorites.

1. THE PINES

Located in the breathtaking Rocky Mountain foothills, The Pines by Wedgewood Weddings is our newest event venue in Golden, Colorado. This rustic mountain retreat features stunning natural scenery, adaptable indoor/outdoor spaces, and full amenities for creating your picture-perfect occasion. Whether you envision an intimate ceremony surrounded by evergreens or a grand reception with panoramic views, The Pines offers the ideal setting coupled with dedicated services for an unforgettable celebration. Discover this hidden gem and let the magic of the mountains take your special event to new heights.

Bride and groom at outdoor ceremony, The Pines by Wedgewood Weddings

 
2. Boulder Creek

A rippling creek, mountain views, and a secluded pavilion—yes, it's as magical as it sounds. Boulder Creek creates a rustic-yet-elegant atmosphere for any minimalist couple. Say I do next to the creek or on the fairytale lawn and enjoy the rustic ambiance of the original stonework and rough-hewn beams.

A couple by the creek at Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings

 

3. Mountain View Ranch

Enjoy a scenic drive to Pine, Colorado, and experience 360-degree views of gorgeous mountain terrain. Mountain View Ranch is a private oasis among mature pine trees, a calming creek, and soothing lakes. There are views, on views, on views! The natural beauty of this stunning backdrop makes it a fantastic choice for a minimalist wedding. 

A couple by the lake at Mountain View Ranch by Wedgwood Weddings

 

4. Ken Caryl Vista

Escape to a secluded retreat beautifully nestled in the rolling foothills to create a relaxed, earthy vibe for your minimalist wedding. Ken Caryl Vista has many ceremony and reception sites to choose from, so you can make your day just how you like it. By the way, it may be worth lining up your photos with golden hour. The sunsets here are one of a kind!

An outdoor ceremony at Ken Caryl Vista by Wedgewood Weddings

 

Once I find my venue, how do I create a minimalist vibe?

After you find your minimalist wedding venue and discuss your priorities with your partner, it's time for you to build on that blank canvas and create a minimalist wedding truly unique to you. Here are three tips to get started:

1. Choose a neutral color palette

Minimalist weddings typically consist of solid colors or soft, muted motifs. They also favor neutral and natural color palettes like cream, white, taupe, navy, or black. Shades of green are a great choice if you're in a woodsy environment. Love color? Good news: you can add a pop to your palette and still capture a minimalist mood. 

Our lovely clients, Annie and Jake, totally embraced the greenery around them at Boulder Creek and kept the color palette light and neutral—with lots of pops of green!

 

Greenery from a real wedding at Boulder Creek

 

2. Pare down your florals

When you have a beautiful minimalist venue, you can pare down your florals—so they accentuate its effortless elegance rather than overtake it.

If you'd like to incorporate flowers, we recommend choosing one or two types of blooms. You could pair a showstopper larger flower with a small, understated flower—which is what Katie and Robert did at Boulder Creek. Roses and baby's breath: a beautiful combination for a minimalist wedding! Greenery-heavy florals are also a great option for minimalist weddings.

 

Arch at a real wedding at Boulder Creek

 

3. Simplify your decor

Simplifying your décor is an easy way to achieve a minimalist vibe for your wedding. For the ceremony, uncomplicated seating (like farmhouse-style wooden benches, rustic cross backs, or white chairs) and a clean archway are really all you need! Look at this archway for Adora and Josh's Mountain View Ranch wedding. So simple—yet so chic! For your reception, we encourage you to embrace the venue's vibe and add little pieces to personalize the experience.

 

Outdoor ceremony at Mountain View Ranch

 

Let’s plan your minimalist Colorado wedding!

Okay, we have to be honest. Writing this blog made us so excited for you, and we'd love to help you bring your vision to life.

As wedding experts in the Colorado area, we can help you find your ideal venue and bring together every detail. If you'd like to see all our top Colorado venues, score a virtual tour of our Colorado venues here.

Take a peek at our wedding packages to find the help you're looking for. We're excited to meet you!

 

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