After meeting through mutual friends while living in Denver, Lisa Radow and Joe Hurd found that is was incredibly easy to talk to each other and make one another laugh. After about a year of dating, the pair moved to the Atlanta area, where Lisa grew up. One winter, they returned to Colorado to go skiing and snowboarding in Beaver Creek. While at the top of a chairlift, Joe popped the question. “We spent the rest of the day skiing and snowboarding and ended the night with a fireside glass of Champagne to celebrate,” Lisa shares.
In order to accommodate their many out-of-town guests and large families, the couple wanted their venue to have plenty of room and be easily accessible from a major airport. Their Atlanta location allowed them to embrace rustic décor inspired by Colorado. Aspen trees were incorporated into the chuppah and the escort card display. Even the cake, which was suspended from the chuppah during the reception, was frosted to appear like Aspen bark.
As the bride is Jewish and the groom is Christian, they decided to keep religion out of the ceremony, but still included cultural moments such as the hora. “We had a more traditional ceremony the day before our wedding for our parents, so our wedding ceremony that our guests attended was short and sweet,” Lisa reveals. “One of our best friends married us, and we loved it.”
The reception was full of flowers and greenery. Smaller tables alternated between centerpieces of florals and verdure, while the long head table showcased several arrangements of blossoms and had a row of greenery that appeared to be floating above. The design was careful to include Lisa’s favorite color blue, which was also seen in the bridesmaid dresses. Pops of blush and lavender were also incorporated with the base palette of ivory and forest green. “We used roses, hydrangeas, lilac, dusty miller, eucalyptus, smilax, and ranunculus,” the bride notes of the décor beautifully captured by Vue Photography.
A live band kept everyone entertained until the night came to a close. Donning neon trucker hats emblazoned with the newlyweds’ hashtag “#hurdsogood,” revelers tossed confetti at the new Mr. and Mrs. The bride advises other couples planning their big day to “Just enjoy yourselves, and your guests will too!”