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Simply Perfect at Evergreen Lake House

Kathy & Kyle  |  May 26th  |   Evergreen, Colorado

From the bride, Kathy:
While we were dating, before we even talked about getting engaged, the first time we walked around Evergreen Lake, I knew that I wanted to get married there. Something about how beautiful and peaceful the area was that surrounded such a spectacular lake house was it. I was drawn to it instantly.  And naturally, everything happened there. The bridge where we took our engagement pictures and where we did our first look pictures the day of the wedding was where we got engaged.
KristinMae01We had grape soda pins (inspired by the Pixar film UP) made with our initials and wedding date printed on the inside. Those were given to the Groomsmen to wear as a boutonniere and attached to the bridesmaids’ bouquets.KristinMae02 KristinMae03 KristinMae04We met early before the ceremony for our “first look” pictures because it was important for us to spend as much time with our guests who traveled to our special day. Seeing each other for the first time was the most memorable moment of the day, perfect and intimate!

KristinMae05 KristinMae06 KristinMae07My older brother walked me down the aisle and I was just crying. Happy tears of course, but it was so emotional for me because we truly did have all the people that helped get my husband and I to where we were that day and it meant the world to us.  We wrote our own vows and hearing them for the first time was amazing.  

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KristinMae12Our cake was delicious.  The top tier was lemon cake with raspberry filling, the middle tier was marble cake with Boston creme filling and the main bottom tier was Peruvian cake with dulce de leche filling! KristinMae13

For the reception, my mom had traditional Vietnamese wedding outfits made for us (red for the bride and blue for the groom) and we surprised my grandmother by coming out dressed in them. She hadn’t had a grandchild get married the “traditional” way.  She was so happy to see this.

KristinMae14Our advice: Take the time to eat dinner and eat at least a full slice of cake… We were both so excited about the cake flavors that we chose during our tasting, but with trying to keep the party going we only had the bite that we fed each other after cutting the cake. Also, remember that your wedding day is about the two of you. Everything else will fall into place. KristinMae15


Rockstar Venue EVERGREEN LAKE HOUSE { more info | website }. The most beautiful, peaceful and perfect location for a wedding. 

Photographer: Kristin Mae Photography. This wife and husband combo are seriously the BEST!  They are professional, kind and considerate. They take the time to get to know you and make you feel comfortable. They are organized and helped us to stay on track. And most importantly, the photos that got back are BEAUTIFUL and they were able to capture all the important details to help us remember the day like it was just yesterday when we look at the pictures.

Caterer: Bistro Boys Catering. Lauren Ludwig was our coordinator and she was wonderful! Organized, professional and quick to get back with any questions we had. Our food was amazing. 

Cake: Azucar BakeryWe wish we would have had more cake because we it was amazing. 

Flowers: Stems. Dory is so wonderful to work with! Very reasonable in price and she is willing to work with her clients budget. 

Paper for Save the Dates and Invitations: The Paper Source  //  DJ: A Music Plus  //  Guest Lodging: Comfort Suites, Evergreen  //  Wedding Gown Designer: Martina Liana  //  Shoes: Kate Spade and Toms  //  Jewelry: Nadri  //  Men’s Wear: Men’s Wearhouse

Honeymoon Location: Maui, Hawaii

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Love & Romance at The Westin Riverfront Resort

Molly & Marc  |  August 18th  |  The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa

From the bride, Molly:
Our wedding was a destination wedding. We chose Beaver Creek because of its beauty, and for the personal history it has to us and to our family.

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My late Grandmother passed her wedding ring down to my father to give to me when I got married. It was presented to me in an envelope, addressed in her handwriting. This was immensely moving and impactful to both my father and to me.

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 A private yoga class was held on the wedding lawn the morning of the ceremony. It was incredible to have an hour of peace and quiet with my best friends before the day began!

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I had no idea what Marc was going to be wearing on our wedding day. I wanted to be as surprised by him as he was by me, and the reveal was so worth it! I had all the faith in the world that he would be dressed impeccably, and he delivered!

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Both the ceremony and the reception were held at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa. We were able to go directly from the ceremony site, to the patio for cocktails, and immediately inside for the reception. This feature was a major part of our choosing the Westin as our venue. We loved that our guests never had to concern themselves with transportation, but rather enjoying themselves and the evening. Frances Photography05

My father walked me down the aisle to “I’ve Got This Friend” by the Civil Wars, the same song that Marc proposed by. Seeing Marc for the first time was incredible, and I loved having all of our loved ones in one place. Frances Photography06 Frances Photography07My veil belongs to my sister-in-law Abby, who was unable to be at our wedding, after having her first baby only 10 days prior! She wore the veil in her wedding. The veil was also worn by Abby’s younger sister and cousin. Having gotten to share this with such wonderful women was an incredibly personal and important detail, and I was grateful to have gotten to share in this tradition. Frances Photography08 Frances Photography10 Frances Photography11From the groom, Marc:
Molly and I have always shared a deep connection with one another.  Our foundation is truly our friendship and we still to this day express how we would not have it any other way.  We’ve always had an innate ability to talk for hours on end, about an array of topics.  Our beliefs and morals are identical and our love for each other stems beyond just our friendship as well. I’ve always said that Molly has the greatest heart in the world and I truly respect and love the person that she has chosen to be.  Additionally, Molly and I are constantly working to be better friends, people, neighbors, etc. We truly enjoy the journey that we are taking together and we can’t wait to see where it takes us. Frances Photography12 Frances Photography13 Frances Photography14 Frances Photography15 Frances Photography16 Frances Photography, Colorado Frances Photography18 Frances Photography19


{Rockstar} Venue & Food: WESTIN RIVERFRONT RESORT & SPA { more info | website } met all of our needs throughout our wedding weekend! They were accommodating and professional.

Photographer: Frances PhotographyFrances and her assistant were incredible to work with. Perhaps we just hit it off, but it was as though I had another friend in the room all day. She was nowhere and everywhere at the same time. She captured every moment stunningly, and we recommend her highly.

Event Planner: Artisan Events. Carolyn was instrumental in selecting and interfacing with vendors and keeping us calm while planning an out-of-town wedding.

Florist: Vintage Magnolia was able to turn my floral vision into a reality. They were completely spot on, and created such an beautiful final product. The girls were always helpful, accommodating, and on top of everything.

Cake: SugarOur cake was as beautiful as it was delicious!

Musicians:FunkiphinoThey were such a blast!  We felt like we had control over the music played, and that the band was incredibly flexible and laid back. They were engaging, current, and so much fun! It was almost impossible to stay seated!

Tent & Party Rentals: Pink Monkey Solutions  //  Wedding Gown Designer: Modern Trousseau  //  Shoes: Kate Spade  //   Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo  //  Hair: Jill Suarez from Fusion Hair Studio  //  Makeup: Inga Cox

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Elegance with a Dash of Fun

Dana & Stan  |  May 25th   |  Littleton, Colorado

From the bride, Dana:
Unlike most girls, I never grew up visualizing my wedding day. So I had no ideas or expectations going into planning. This made it a really fun process allowing me to focus on emphasizing the things that Stan and I love together and sharing them with our friends and family.

I really wanted the day to be about sharing our love with our family and friends, and just having a good time. We kept things simple and fun, as to not take away from why we were together, but with an added twist of elegance for style. 


To honor those that could not be with us, I had charms hanging from my bouquet with their photos.

Trystan05 Trystan06 Trystan07 Trystan08I really loved our matching personalized bright yellow converse sneakers. We wore them the whole day!

Our ceremony was so much fun and such a personal experience! Trystan09

We had a “thank you” toast to our guests in multi-colored test tube shooters.


The Manor House’s outdoor setting was spectacular and a perfect showcase of Colorado’s beauty. With the rolling foothills behind us, Red Rocks in the distance, and Downtown Denver perfectly framed on the horizon.

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We are huge music lovers, so we assigned every table number a specific song, which played as a prompt for that table to hit the buffet. It was a hit! Trystan17

My advice: The day is important, but the marriage is paramount. Plan for the day but live for the marriage. Enjoy each other and love deeply.


We woke up the morning after the wedding wanting to do the whole thing over again!



Photographer: Trystan Photography. Simply amazing talent with this husband and wife team. We had the best experience shooting with them and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the moments they captured from our special day. I would recommend them in an instant!

Venue & Caterer: The Manor HouseSuch a gorgeous venue. All the staff were so helpful and professional. Wonderful catering, we loved the options they had and the food was delicious.

Cake Designer: The Bundt Shoppe. They were fantastic to work with. They were so helpful with set-up and made the bundt cakes look beautiful. Not to mention they are irresistibly delicious! I would certainly recommend them.

Paper Props: The Print Café. This business does excellent work. They were so easy and helpful to work with. I would absolutely recommend them.

DJ & Videographer: ABC Music, Video & Photography. They were very professional.

Gown: Dora Grace. I loved my experience with this shop.

Jewelry: Brent & Jess. They handmade our rings which are imprinted with each other’s fingerprints. The rings are perfect and so special.

Honeymoon Location: As music lovers, we spent our honeymoon fund on a series of concerts over the summer at our favorite Colorado concert venue: Red Rocks Amphitheater! One of the shows included a group called Blind Pilot, they play the song that we danced our first dance to, and Brandi Carlile, an artist who plays a song we included in our ceremony. It was amazing to see them both live just after our wedding!

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