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Favorite Vendors




Ridgewood Event Center and Blue Lake Ranch

River Bend Ranch

LePlatts Pond

Reising Stage Event Center

Purgatory Resort


Silverpik Lodge

The Strater Hotel

The Powerhouse

Glacier Club

Paradise Ranch 

Echo Basin Ranch

Antlers on the Creek


Double R Ranch


Canyon Crest Lodge


Dunton Hot Springs

Triple J Ranch

Eureka Lodge



Delicious stuff, lots of options to choose from, and I have never had a bad experience with their food at any event. They are great with incorporating local foods into their dishes, and their food always looks quite fancy. I see them at events around town all the time, very popular!

Hot Tomatoes

These guys also have lots of great stuff to choose from, really yummy stuff, and an overall great vibe.


CJs is a very popular diner in town, they do lots of weddings, they offer customization and have a wonderful staff, and they can cater breakfast lunch or dinner! Yummy yummy foods.

Zia Taqueria

Zia is who I had cater my wedding, and where I eat out most in town. I just love tacos and burritos. They also make an amazing chili and posole. For my wedding we had burritos and chili, we had a small laid back wedding so it was great everyone just grabbing a burrito and finding somewhere to eat it, but they also have fancier options like their taco bar!

Serious Texas BBQ

If you like BBQ serious texas is amazing! They also have the best cheesy potatoes. Definitely one of my go to eating out places in Durango and I have only had amazing experiences with them. My go to order is definitely their serious texas taco, like I said I love tacos.



Star Liquors

Compact Coffee

Thirsty Rooster

Severin Spinu Bartending Services

Cakes and Deserts:

Skillfully Decadent - Jocelyn Skill 

I’ve done many weddings with Jocelyn and her cakes and cupcakes are always so delicious.


Cakes by Kendall - Kendall Westbrook

I grew up with Kendall, she is so sweet and her cakes are equally sweet, beautiful and yummy.

Sweet Addition - Francilia Pena

I love Francilia, she is such a wonderful person, she makes a lot of different kinds of deserts, and everything I've had of hers is sooo good.

Fig and Bloom Cakes

Vanilla Moose

Sugar Rush Bakery





Adela Floral - Natalie McLain

Beautiful flowers! Natalie has a very lush colorful style, I love her work and her as a person. She is the sweetest and so talented! I can always tell when she did the flowers at any wedding I shoot because her style is pretty distinct. Having said that, she also does an amazing job creating unique designs that fit each of her clients style and needs.


April's Garden 

April's has been one of the top local flower shops for a long time, and for good reason, they can do all kinds of different styles and their work is always so beautiful!

Linnaea Floral Design - Marje Cristol

Marje does amazing work with floral sculpture, she does cool head pieces and art pieces, she is unique in this group because her work so often goes beyond just bouquets.

Dahlia Floral Design

Dahlia has amazing work, I haven't photographed with her work as much, but her florals are so beautiful I hope to have the opportunity to shoot with them more in the future.

Ladybird Florals - Celeste Quackenbush

Celeste is just such a sweet person, I believe she is a bit newer to the floral market of our area, but her work is beautiful. I feel like she really captures the wild mountainous area we live in with her work.


Coordinators and Designers



Love Untamed


Summit + Sunset Events

Jule & Joy Events



Hair and Makeup

Emily Schmidt

Marybeth Livermore

Jamie does Hair

Rachael Ward

Hair Fusion

The Chair

Reign Hair Salon



Stand Alone Entertainment - Meyers Fryback

Aiko Aiko Sound

Southwest DJs

Durango DJ & Audio

GB Entertainment - Greg Brown




Six Dollar String Band

Diamond Empire Band

Stillhouse Junkies


Elder Grown

Let Them Roar


Dress and Attire

Bri's Bridal Boutique



d'Anelli Bridal




Buckhorn Limousine



Blue Leaf Design - Beth Stewart

Animas Craft - Noah Arvidson

Belle and the Bear - Kara Lang

Event Rentals

Durango Party Rental

All Things Borrowed




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