As August nears and we prepare for the opening of The Ranch at Emerald Valley, we are setting the spotlight on western-themed weddings. While the ranch will be suited for small, quaint weddings, The Broadmoor, as always, is prepared to offer you a one of a kind wedding experience. Here are some ideas on how to make your special day one to remember with a western flare:

Outdoor Serenity: Set beneath the beautiful Rocky Mountains, The Broadmoor’s main property has everything you need for a western wedding. Early fall is the perfect time for an outdoor wedding. The changing leaves provide a colorful setting to compliment the western theme.

Western Wardrobe Mix Up: While traditional wedding attire is always beautiful, a western themed wedding means endless wardrobe possibilities. A short dress and cowgirl boots for the bride, or a cowboy hat for the groom is the perfect subtle touch. No matter how you design it, adding western flare is a fun way to mix up the traditional take.

Cake Round Up: As summer fades to fall, the wedding color palette moves from soft pastels to deep reds, yellows and oranges. Change up the usual wedding cake setting with fall flowers and cream colored frosting. Offer hot chocolate with cake on a chilly day or caramel apples as guests leave the reception.

The romantic red of fall offers the perfect opportunity for a western wedding. Whether you want subtle western nuances or a full blown hoe down, The Broadmoor is prepared to provide you with the perfect western wedding setting.