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P.O.S.H. Couture Rentals
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FoR a FoRt WoRth couple to begin
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Madolin McWherter & BenjaMin rosenthal
June 22, 2013
At one point, well into the evening
of their wedding dAy, Madolin
Mcwherter and Ben rosenthal stepped away
from the revelry. they snuck away from the
party and tracked back to the beginning of the
night, intent on taking it all in. “it was magical,”
Madolin remembers. “light streamed out of the
[horse] arena door to this beautiful entry room
where our guests had started their evening. this
one part of the arena had no people; they were
all dancing. we walked out of the cocktail area
and toward the dance floor. Coats were on chairs,
and purses were on tables. it was so neat seeing
that all those people were there to celebrate our
wedding—and celebrating they were.”
Aside from seeing her husband-to-be for the
first time that day, that moment, Madolin says,
was everything.
Madolin and Ben met in high school—he was
a senior at trinity valley in fort worth; she was
a junior across town at Arlington heights—dated
a bit, but then split up when Ben went off to
college. they reconnected several years later
after a chance meeting reminded them of their
feelings. four years later, they were planning
their wedding.
having attended many weddings in their
hometown, the couple knew they wanted
something different. “we quickly decided to
get married in Colorado,” Madolin says. “every
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summer and winter we spend time in Aspen, and Ben
grew up going to summer camp in Colorado. We both
envisioned an outdoor wedding that was simple and
natural.”
Drawing on the area’s natural beauty—the big sky,
mountain backdrop, wildflowers as abundant as the
air itself—they chose blue and yellow as their colors
and Chaparral Ranch as the location. And they hired
Todd Fiscus of Todd Events to transform a horse farm
into a venue fit for the festivities.
The Jewish ceremony took place outside,
underneath an open-sided tent in a field between
the horse arena and the barn. Amid hundreds of
sunflowers (and in front of hundreds of guests),
under a chuppah of Aspen branches and garden roses,
the bride and groom said “I do.” And then the party
started.
The team at Todd Events tented the horse arena
and divided it into two distinct spaces: one for
cocktails, the other for dinner and dancing. Achieving
the desired effect required lots of custom work:
lighting; foliage; thousands of flowers, including
roses, poppies, ranunculus, dahlias, and hydrangeas;
hundreds of votive and floating candles; seating for
nearly 300; bars for drink service; and, of course, a
dance floor and bandstand.
Madolin says her day turned out exactly as she
had envisioned. “We didn’t want anything too flashy
or bold, but more natural. In the end, I think it was
perfect.”
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RESOURCES
CereMOny site:
Chaparral Ranch, Woody Creek,
Colorado
Bridal gOwn designer:
Tara Keely
Bridal gOwn retailer:
De Ma Fille, Fort Worth
Hair & Makeup:
L.B. Rosser
grOOM’s attire:
Brioni
BridesMaids dresses designer:
Monique Lhuillier
BridesMaids dresses retailer:
Bella Bridesmaid
FlOwers: Todd Events
statiOnery: Color Box Design
reCeptiOn site: Chaparral Ranch
Cake: Intricate Icings Cake Design,
Denver, Colorado
Caterer:
Caribou Club, Aspen, Colorado
Band and/Or dJ:
Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters
ligHting: Switch Lighting Co.
VideOgrapHer: Paper Tape Films
wedding rentals:
Bethel Party Rentals;
Posh Couture Rentals
wedding planner: Todd Fiscus,
Todd Events
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