Dallasites Arden Elliott & Brock Hensarling joined hands in Grand Lake, Colorado, outside of Boulder in 2017.(Photo by Rachel Havel)
Grand Lake, Colorado (Photo by Rachel Havel)
Compass place cards (Photo by Rachel Havel)
Menus by The Detail Department (Photo by Rachel Havel)
Floral design by Bows & Arrows (Photo by Rachel Havel)
A flower girl in her Bows & Arrows flower crown (Photo by Rachel Havel)
The reception at the Grand Lake Yacht Club (Photo by Rachel Havel)
The newlyweds at dusk (Photo by Rachel Havel)
If Wes Anderson had directed the Grand Lake, Colorado, wedding of Dallas couple Arden McKenzie Elliott and Brock Andrew Hensarling, we wouldn’t be surprised.
As guests arrived to the small, lakeside town outside Boulder, they were greeted with a camp-like canvas tote of accessories, including a hand drawn map of the lake and a to-do list of nostalgic activities — from boating to sharing ice cream sundaes to playing games at an old-school arcade.
Nautical charm spilled into the wedding day: The dusk lakeside ceremony at a private residence concluded with the couple departing for the reception in a boat, captained by family friends.
Crossed oars marked the spot for dinner at the venerable Grand Lake Yacht Club, and attendees were directed to their seats by way of a compass-turned-place card.
Floral design by Bows & Arrows kept the mountainous surroundings in mind — a canopy of greenery hung over the dinner tables, which were set with blue-and-white china and copper flatware, and simple, beautiful arrangements.
It was a scene that would give Moonrise Kingdom a run for its money.
Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Flowers: Bows & Arrows
Stationery: Cherry Berry, The Detail Department
Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher
Catering/Cake: Epicurean Catering, Colorado
Entertainment: The Nation
Lighting: Pink Monkey
Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals and Event Rents
Wedding Planner and Designer: Emily Clarke Events