Alicia + Mike’s C Lazy U Ranch Wedding


Alicia and Mike married on the sweetest winter’s day at C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Colorado. Despite the weather, they had a striking outdoor ceremony where their guests were brought in on a horse-drawn sleigh. One of our favorite parts of this wedding is the handsome best man, Broly, Alicia and Mike’s dog. Broly is featured in so many of their gorgeous photos and we can’t get enough of his stoic face and dapper bow tie.

Alicia purchased her custom Matthew Christopher gown during a trunk show where Matthew, the designer, assisted Alicia in combining her two favorite gowns into her dream dress. Read on for more on Alicia’s gown shopping experience with LWD!

 LWD: Tell us a little about your gown shopping experience. What were you looking for in a dress and how did you narrow it down to your favorites?

Alicia: My gown experience was stress-free, easy and exactly how I wanted it to be! My stylist Megan was great. I came in looking for a long sleeve lace flowy dress, and as you can tell, I went with the complete opposite. Megan pushed me to try other things and having the designer of my dress, Matthew Christopher, in the shop that day, I couldn't deny his dress was perfect for me. I fell in love with two dresses, Emilia and Aniston, that we ended up combining into one - so I got best of both.


LWD: How did you end up deciding on your Matthew Christopher wedding dress? What did you love most about your dress?

Alicia: His dresses just fit me really well. I am only 5'0 with a small frame, so with his flattering seam lines, it was just the perfect fit for me. I loved how comfortable it was. I am not a traditional bride and wearing a bridal dress seemed foreign to me at first, but this dress allowed me to move how I wanted to, and I did not have to think about anything falling out or not fitting right. It was perfect.

LWD: What was your favorite part of your wedding?

Alicia: Having my closet friends and family there to see me marry my best friend.

LWD: Do you have any advice for brides going through the process of finding their wedding dress?

Alicia: Go in with an open mind because you never know what is going to feel or fit the best until you try it on.