Real Colorado Wedding – Summer and Dathan

By Season Hurd |

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All photos by Jeff and Jewels Photography
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Bride: Summer Hershey, 25 – Ad Account Supervisor

Groom: Dathan Duncan, 37 – Mortgage Company Owner

Date: September 28, 2013

Locaiton: Garden of the Gods Club, Colorado Springs

Summer and Dathan have impeccable style which made for a beautiful wedding.  It’s difficult to get one thing perfected at a wedding, but with the help of Entwined Planning, they pulled off having a variety of tablescapes, vignettes, etc. (and all of them beautiful). Even more than the physical details, what shines through on film is their comfortable, effortless chemistry. Their smiles are contageous! Clearly I’m not the only one who feels this way because their photographers gave them one of the best endorsements I’ve heard: “Watching these two made me wish that everyone could have a taste of what Summer & Dathan have together, and sad for those that don’t. They were heart-felt, relaxed, beautiful, and enjoying every moment. The tone of the event itself was definitely happiness, admiration, and overwhelming respect and love.” – Jeff and Jewels Photography

We were in the same circle of friends, and eventually our friendship evolved into love. After about five years together, Dathan was ready to take the plunge. The Saturday after Christmas we drove up to Vail for a day of skiing with friends. That evening, we went on a romantic sleigh ride/dinner date in Edwards, Colorado. It was bitter cold, well below zero. Clueless, freezing and excited, I set out on my first horse-drawn sleigh ride. We chatted with the friendly driver and listened to the sleigh squeak along the cold snow. Suddenly, the full moon crested the mountain and our driver politely stopped the sleigh and stepped up front to “comfort his horse, Lady.” Dathan proposed and pulled out a beautiful ring that I couldn’t see in the dark. Between my excitement to see my new accessory and Dathan’s uncontrollable shivering, we immediately headed back to the warmth of the lodge to celebrate over dinner and champagne. – Summer

The pair married in Colorado Springs with Garden of the Gods as their ceremony backdrop and striking view from the reception. Summer explained that she wanted the reception to be full of candles and not to be too matchy. The bride and her sister bought a lot of different candle holders at the dollar store and went crazy with the metallic spray paint. I think they nailed it! Also among their favorite elements were the table of quotes that featured pictures of them as children and the hand-painted escort cards made by the bride and her family. But it was the live entertainment that set the tone for an all out party and dancing all night. Congratulations to Summer and Dathan!

Venue, Catering, Cake: Garden of the Gods Club | Photographer: Jeff and Jewels Photography | Event Coordinator: Danielle Odil, Entwined Planning | Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero: Emma | Accessories: Nadri | Shoes: Nine West | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff: 165 | Hair: Jewels Gray | Makeup: Lauren Livingstone, Stacey Searight (Friends) | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Tom James Company | Rings: Monique Lhuilier | Florist: Twigs and Posies | Chair Covers: Bridal Elegance | Band: Moses Jones Band | Officiant: Peter Kohler

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(Is that last one not the most killer picture of a venue at night you’ve seen??)

3 Comments on Real Colorado Wedding – Summer and Dathan

  1. Danielle
    November 5, 2013 at 10:59 am (4 years ago)

    We loved working with Summer and Dathan on their wedding! They are such an awesome couple and it was captured beautifully!!

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  2. Jewels
    November 5, 2013 at 12:55 pm (4 years ago)

    We are so honored you chose to share these photos – thank you soooooo much!!!! What a beautiful event it was, in so many ways! Loved all the Event Professionals that put this together and special thanks to Danielle at Entwined Planning for taking such great care of us and our clients!

    Reply
  3. Nell
    November 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm (4 years ago)

    That band looked like a lot of fun! Really a beautiful wedding….

    Reply

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