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A Perfect Colorado Wedding Day

Brean & Andrew  |  June 21, 2015

From the bride: Andrew and I met at a real estate investing seminar. I stared at the back of his head for an hour trying to decide if he had a ring on his finger. When our eyes finally met, the rest was history.

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We chose a color palette of hot pink, orange, and gray.

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The ceremony was on the lawn of The Manor House, a beautiful 101 year old Mansion overlooking the mountain skyline.

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The reception was held in a beautiful clear top tent decorated with Bistro lighting.

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Our favors were SVEDKA Vodka shots in tangerine and raspberry.
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Looking back, I wish I would have had more time to spend talking to people…. the day goes by way too fast!

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My advice: Enjoy every moment of the planning and realize your wedding day will fly by. BrintonStudios0116

Brean’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer:  Brinton Studios. CR and Tiffany are a power couple that knows how to capture every detail of your magical day to create mesmerizing photos you are sure to treasure for your lifetime!
Venue & Caterer: The Manor House  //  Cake: Cakes Amore  //  Floral Design: Kimball Floral  //  DJ: Elite DJ  //  Officiant: Bill Miller of Lyssabeths   //  Invitations: Red Heart Paper Co

Honeymoon: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

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An Intimate Winery Wedding in Palisade

Amy & Thomas | May 30, 2015  |  Palisade, Colorado

From the bride: We wanted our wedding to feel like the warm, easy dinner parties we often host in our home – lots of amazing food and wine, laughter and good conversation among friends and family.

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 The ceremony was held under a large tree outdoors, with strands of string lights twinkling above our heads. Thomas’ Navy boss officiated and we included a wine unity ceremony.  

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We had a family blending ceremony where we presented my daughter with a personalized necklace. The entire rest of the night she told everyone happily that Thomas had married her first. 

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My advice: Early in our planning, we agreed that the most important part of our wedding was the people who would join us.  Every decision we made after that was based on that priority.  We chose our location for US, but we chose our caterer, baker, and design details with our guests and their experience in mind.  Remember that the people are the important part: you and your fiancé, your families, friends and loved ones.  

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 Amy’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue: Canyon Wind Cellars. One of Colorado’s most successful estate wineries, their wines are amazing and award-winning.  They are our favorite Colorado winery, not least because the setting is simply gorgeous. 

Photographer: Rayna McGinnis Photography  //  Event Planner: R&R Events and Design  //  Linens & Rentals: Elite Events  //  Caterer: Il Bistro Italiano  //  Cake: Simply Cakes by Camberly  //  Florist: Bride & Bloom  //  Lodging & Rehearsal Dinner:  Wine Country Inn

Honeymoon Location:  Italy!

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Whimsical Front Range Wedding

Cassie & Brent  |  May 23rd  |  Boulder, Colorado

From the bride: We chose Boulder for our wedding because we fell in love with the history and charm of Chautauqua Park. It is one of our favorite places to take a quick hike and grab a delicious bite to eat at Chautauqua Dining Hall.

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I made bouquet charms that hung with ribbon on my bouquet. Each ribbon held a small vintage frame with a picture of both my grandfather and my grandmother that had passed in the past few years.

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Our wedding style was light, airy, floral, with outdoorsy flair. Our colors were rose pinks, floral greens, taupe, and white.

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It had rained all day long, but luckily the rain stopped just before the ceremony. As my dad and I turned the corner around the tree to walk up the aisle, the clouds parted and the sun came out for the first time in a week. I remember seeing Brent standing up front, with the beautiful Flat Iron mountains in the background, and thinking this was the best day of my life.

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Our reception was at the Chautauqua Dining Hall in Chautauqua Park. It is a gorgeous historic building that is overflowing with charm. The dining hall is a beautiful cape-cod style building with a huge wrap around porch, complete with rocking chairs and a welcoming homey feel.

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Each table for guests was decorated with wildflowers in a vintage mason jar, paired with lit lanterns, surrounded by branches and pine cones.

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I loved our first dance to “It Never Entered My Mind” by Miles Davis. It was a time for Brent and I to truly soak in the moment and spend a quiet second together.

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My advice: Embrace wedding planning and don’t be afraid to let others help when they ask to!

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Cassie’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Photographer: Chris McLaughlin, cmp studios. Highly recommended!!! We were amazed at beautiful the wedding pictures turned out. Chris also made taking pictures a blast with his sense of humor, and less tiresome with his efficiency of taking the photos.

Event Planner: Leah Colby with La Dolce Events. Highly recommended!!!! Leah made our wedding what it was- a beautiful, fun, and flawless day! She was a life saver in the planning process and we couldn’t have done this wedding without her!

Venue: Chautauqua Park. I would recommend because of the stunning backdrop of the Flat Iron Mountains and their event staff was always willing to help out during the planning process.

Band/Musicians: Joe Smith & The Spicy Pickles. Recommended as a wonderful Jazz/Swing/Big Band. They played original songs and had a great combination of funky/dance songs and slower songs. They were an incredibly fun addition to our reception- we are so glad we went with a band over a DJ!

Pie: The Huckleberry. We had the most incredible Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie, and Strawberry Rhubarb pie.

Florist: Sturtz & Copeland. Very highly recommended! We worked with Lisa and she was absolutely amazing. I told her my style and what I was looking for, and she came up with all of the flower arrangements, which were spot on.

Guest Lodging: Renaissance Flat Iron Hotel in Broomfield. Fabulous at making us feel welcomed and attending to our guests. They even gave Brent and I free breakfast at their restaurant every morning- pancakes were to DIE for!

Caterer: Three Leaf Catering //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff

Honeymoon Location: Placencia, Belize

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