Love in Bloom: Shelby Owens and Alec Zogas’ Wildflower-Filled Colorado Nuptials

Shelby Owens & Alec Zogas
July 24, 2021

For Shelby Owens and Alec Zogas, the town of Crested Butte, Colorado, marks the beginning of their forever. Mutual friends had tried to set them up in Dallas many times, but when the pair found themselves both in the Rocky Mountain town one New Year’s, there was no denying it was kismet. Once engaged, the couple decided to celebrate their nuptials where their love story began, while blooms were still plentiful from the destination’s annual wildflower festival.Shelby & Alec's Scenery Shot

“I wanted something unique to us,” says Shelby, who sought to enhance the wildflower aspect with a natural, undone feel. The result: a flower-filled, sunny outdoor ceremony and indoor reception full of personal details and whimsy. —Mary Grace Granados

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One of the first decisions Shelby and Alec made when planning their wedding was hiring photographer Charla Storey, who also took their engagement photos.

Shelby & Alec's Couple's Photo

“Having her as a cohesive look to the wedding was really important to me,” Shelby says.


Guests: 83 

First Dance: “Driftin’” by GRiZ 

Honeymoon: Riviera Nayarit, Mexico


  • Ceremony/Reception Site

    The Club at Crested Butte

  • Photographer

    Charla Storey Photography

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    Reem Acra

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus

  • Hair

    Elwynn + Cass

  • Makeup

    Elwynn + Cass

  • Groom’s Attire

    Black Tux

  • Custom Ties

    Knotty Tie Co.

  • Groomsmen’s Attire

    Black Tux

  • Custom Ties

    Knotty Tie Co.

  • Flower Girl Dress Designer


  • Flower Girl Dress Retailer

    Doodle Story from

  • Flowers

    Bramble & Bloom

  • Stationery

    Paradise Design Co.

  • Cake

    Fancy Cakes by Lauren

  • Catering

    The Club at Crested Butte

  • Music

    Midnight Social with Mannequin Productions

  • Lighting

    Colorado Party Rentals

  • Rentals

    Colorado Party Rentals

  • Rentals

    Jacqueline Events

  • Rentals

    Nuage Designs

  • Wedding Planner

    Jacqueline Hill, Jacqueline Events

  • Additional Vendors

    Alpine Express

  • Napkins

    Great Notations

  • Rattan Chargers

    Klatso on Etsy

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