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From the Magazine: Rocky Mountain Bliss

 

Colorado Wedding Magazine Feature - Rocky Mountain Bliss

 

 “Looking back, our wedding was a dream. All we wanted was our closest loved ones with us on a vacation with God’s landscape as our decor and we got it.  When planning your wedding, remember that there are no rules. Your wedding day should be a direct reflection of you both and your personalities.”

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An Urban Chic Wedding in Denver

Jillian & Shawn   |  September 5th  |  Denver, Colorado

From the bride: Our wedding was very us. The location was us, the music was us, the cake was us. We chose a color palette of deep teal with orange accents (Shawn’s favorite color). Orange socks for the groomsmen, orange toenails for the ladies, orange Calla Lilies, and an orange cake. Our inspiration was the Denver downtown area, cocktail parties, classic looks and décor.
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The ceremony was on the roof of the Westin downtown with a beautiful view of the city as well as the mountains in the distance. 

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The weather started out cloudy, but as we were exchanging vows the sun peaked out of the clouds, almost on cue, and lit the entire wedding party. We did a wine blending ceremony. Our officiant did a wonderful job of verbalizing the significance of the blending of the different wines to symbolize the joining of our lives. An Urban Chic Wedding in Denver An Urban Chic Wedding in Denver An Urban Chic Wedding in Denver

Looking back, I would have done a first look and had pictures taken before the ceremony instead of during cocktail hour. It was a bit rushed and I would have liked that time to spend with our guests. An Urban Chic Wedding in Denver

My most memorable moment was our first dance.  My advice: Enjoy the ride and don’t get too stressed out. Everything turns out in the end!

An Urban Chic Wedding in Denver

Jillian’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer:  Gracie Belle   //  Venue Caterer & Lodging: Westin Denver Downtown  //  Floral Designer: My Favorite Florist  //  Wedding Gown: Emma & Grace Bridal Studio  //  Hair Stylist: The Parlour, Highlands  //  Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids  //  Men’s Wear: Men’s Wearhouse

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

A Colorful Garden of the Gods Wedding

Laura  & John  |  September 6th  |  Colorado Springs, Colorado

From the bride: Our wedding style is best described as “Rustic Elegant.” I am a down-to-earth,  outdoorsy girl, who loves a little rustic mixed in to an elegant and classic focus. It was somewhat surprising to both Jon and I through the wedding planning process how “classic” we have gone with invitations, ceremony, other details. I love moments that capture personality, laughs, and truth behind a person and/or event. I am an artist and art teacher, so I really focused on the creativity and color behind my decor and overall feeling of our special day.

Laura’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer:  Katie Corinne Photography  // Event Planner: Marilee & Grace Wedding + Event Design  //  Floral Designer: Annette Morton  //  Venue & Caterer: Garden of the Gods Club and Resort

Rat Pack/Frank Sinatra Themed Wedding

Kathy & Mark |  October 18th  |  Denver, Colorado

From the bride: We were going for a modern take on a supper club – a bit of a ‘rat pack’ vibe.

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We didn’t know that the zombie crawl was happening so, we took some spontaneous pics with some zombies!

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We ordered pedicabs and the wedding party was driven to several venues for unique pictures.  It was a fun way to spend the day.

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Our tables were named after old school singers.

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The starry lights on the ceiling together with the table lamps, flowers and shimmery votives gave off a beautiful vibe.

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Mark serenaded me…I think I laughed, cried and giggled all at the same time.

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Kathy’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue: Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House. Loved having the ceremony and reception in one location. The staff was quite helpful and the food was wonderful.  They handled all of the catering.

Event Planner: Pick Me! Weddings & EventsRami listened to what we wanted, was direct in her feedback and helped us make the right choices every step of the way.  She was very professional and easy to work with.

Event Design: Southern Charm Events. Cheri delivered my vision. I had a few ideas and she  made them even better.

Photographer: Two One Photography. Casee delivered beautiful pictures and even helped put together a fun photo booth.

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From the bride, Kearstin: The vision for our wedding began with my shoes. That may be unusual for some, but being a fan of fabulous footwear, I knew I found our colors when I locked eyes on a pair of tangerine and fuchsia peep toe heels. Both colors are bright, bold, and scream “Happy!”

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Like many, we viewed our wedding as a great cause for celebration. Fun, playful, welcoming, and full of details reflecting our personalities were the feelings we wanted to evoke in our guests. Speaking of guests, aside from our dear friend Anne, who served as our officiant, we consciously chose not to have a wedding party. We felt that all our guests (friends & family) were there to support us and filled that role.

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My grandmother’s favorite brooch was placed at the base of my wedding bouquet. A Bike Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch - Aspen, Colorado

Having planned and designed many friends’ weddings, ranging from flowers, decorations, coordinating with vendors, and even baking a cake, it was exciting to now be able to create our wedding. I enjoy coming up with creative ways to use or re-purpose things. This began with our handmade invitations, which were playful in their wording and interactive.

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 Guests were greeted by our hand-crafted lemonade stand, complete with a tasseled awning and a few engagement photos strung along brake cable from a bike.

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Mason jars with hand etched stripes, ribbon, and a bike charm awaited guests to enjoy drinks pre and post ceremony; not to mention serving as a fun take home gift.

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 Bike cogs served as our napkin ring holders. They were the perfect size and spoke (pun intended) to our love of bikes. The cogs were a big hit; we were pleasantly surprised to find that most guests took them home.

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Being lovers of food, especially dessert, we offered our guests a dessert buffet comprised of our favorite sweet treats: fruit pies from Wisconsin, smiley face cookies from my hometown bakery, a three tiered Rice Krispie treat cake, creamsicles, a variety of candies like orange sherbert Jelly Bellys, Twizzlers, cotton candy, M & M’s in an antique gumball machine in our wedding colors served in and on antique glassware. And last, were the chocolate salted caramel cupcakes served up on a three tier bicycle wheel cupcake stand.

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I can’t help but smile when I reflect on our wedding day. It was amazing to see and feel so much love and laughter from those near and dear to our hearts.

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My advice: Don’t sweat the small stuff and go with the flow; guests tend not to notice and are unaware of unfinished details. Unexpected events, like an umbrella catapulting into the pond at our ceremony site, only add to the conversation of the day; no one was hurt. At the end of the day it is about the union of two people who love each other, so have fun, and don’t forget to eat!

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Kearstin & Luke’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue: FLYING DOG RANCHWe wanted a venue that not only felt intimate, but showcased the beautiful Roaring Fork valley. Flying Dog Ranch allowed us the perfect setting.

Photographer: David Gillette Photography  // Catering: Pan and Fork Supper ClubSave

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