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A Mountaintop Surprise in Steamboat

Tiffany & Albert  |  August 11th  | Steamboat Springs, Colorado

From the bride, Tiffany:
Everything about our wedding day was simple, but uniquely ours. We had a small, intimate group of around thirty members of our friends and family, and we surprised each of them by waiting until the night before the wedding to reveal the actual ceremony location…the top of the gondola at Steamboat Ski & Resort. Most of them were from out-of-state, so a gondola ride was not something they had experienced before. The day was sunny and clear, and everyone soaked in the gorgeous scenery on their ride up the mountain. It was truly our perfect day!

Photography by Keeping Composure Photography

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We actually ordered our flowers in bulk from the City Market in Steamboat Springs. They were just what I was looking for, and my bridesmaids and I had a blast putting the bouquets together the night before the wedding. KeepingComposure03 KeepingComposure04 KeepingComposure05 KeepingComposure06 KeepingComposure07

We wanted to do something along the lines of a unity candle, but due to the fact that it was an outdoor wedding and wind may be involved, we decided to do a “unity plant” instead. Albert and I had our parents bring soil from the homes that we each grew up in, and we poured it together as we planted a plant, symbolizing two lives coming together. Our fathers helped with the pouring of the soil, and it was a touching moment for all of us.KeepingComposure08 KeepingComposure09 KeepingComposure10 KeepingComposure11 KeepingComposure12

  Our reception was held at Hazie’s Restaurant and they took care of everything for us! KeepingComposure13 KeepingComposure14

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  • > Featured Wedding! | Keeping Composure Photography Blog May 7, 2013 2:23 pm

    [...] SO excited to be featured again on Colorado Weddings Magazine’s Blog for one of my wedding this past summer (one of my [...]
  • Megan May 7, 2013 6:33 pm

    So Cool! I'm so happy the Dusty Millers made the cut!
  • Michael May 8, 2013 1:29 pm

    gorgeous photography and beautiful wedding!
  • Kay Beaton May 9, 2013 7:41 am

    Beautiful wedding and beautiful photography work Emily!
  • Aniia May 16, 2013 8:43 pm

    Love this great wedding!
Destination Colorado Springs

Mary & Dominic  |  August 25th  |  Colorado Springs, Colorado

From the bride, Mary:
We wanted our wedding day to be elegant and laid back at the same time. Our main focus was the celebration and it was an amazing day.  It went by so quickly and truly was all about celebrating our commitment and love for each other with our closest friends and family.

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From the photographer, Selah Photography:
For neighboring patrons of The Broadmoor, it may have appeared to be a screen testing for the future James Bond movie when the groomsmen arrived at the scene. With that many handsome men in tuxedos and British accents, one would assume that no one outside of Hollywood could put such a group to assembly. And, one would be right, because it took two, in the wedding of Dom and Mary, not only to put together such a dapper group of men but also to juxtapose each of them with an equally radiant female counterpart (though a Texan accent more than British for the gals).

The whole wedding party and wedding itself was the kind of event that inspires artists to fill frames and Webster to redefine the word “classy.” The intimate service took place in a small and antiquated church while the reception was in a room of the nearby The Broadmoor, who did not hold back on decor and mirrors. SelahPhoto04 SelahPhoto05 SelahPhoto06 SelahPhoto07 SelahPhoto08 SelahPhoto09SelahPhoto10 SelahPhoto11 SelahPhoto12 SelahPhoto13 SelahPhoto14 SelahPhoto15 SelahPhoto16 SelahPhoto17 SelahPhoto18

Mary’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
I would recommend every single person and company we used; they were truly amazing and I cannot thank them enough for the memories I have from our wedding day.

Photographer: Selah Photography. I love Jackie! She is someone I would want to be friends with and loved having her and her husband, Matt, capture our wedding day. She is so talented and is truly someone who has a passion and talent for photography. I cannot express how thankful I am to Jackie and Matt for the memories they have captured.

Event Planner:  SK Event Specialists.  Stephany Knierim made our wedding day and all of the preparation stress-free. She went above and beyond to take pressure off of us and make sure that our wedding and reception went as smoothly as possible.

Flowers: Ambience Florals. Liz Ash is wonderful and has such a creative eye and really listens to your ideas… and is very reasonable! 

Musicians:  Leavitt Music Service. Dan Leavitt provided a wonderful string trio to play music for our wedding ceremony. The music was so beautiful and made our ceremony so special and memorable.
Reception Band: Bob Finnie Band 

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Modern Elegance in Denver

Candyze & Nate  |  September 16th  |  Denver, Colorado

From the bride, Candyze:
My wedding day was the best day of my life. I not only got to marry my best friend, but I got to spend the day with my family and my best friends. From our quite breakfast in bed, before the preparations begin, all the way to the first dance, everything was absolutely perfect.

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The Clock Tower was the perfect venue. It represented our style which is both modern yet elegant.

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I think I probably set a record for being the world’s least stressful bride. Everyone made sure that I had everything that I needed at all times.  Pippin Pics09 Pippin Pics10 Pippin Pics11

I loved that Nate was in charge of all of the music for the day. This included everything from me walking down the aisle to our first dance. And he surprised me by singing to me before our first dance. It was a very special moment. Pippin Pics12 Pippin Pics13

 As we partook in a family tradition of enjoying some cigars on the balcony, we got to enjoy the breathtaking view of Downtown Denver.  It was a crazy, yet absolutely perfect day.Pippin Pics14

Candyze’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
I loved all of my vendors! My favorites were:
{Rockstar} Event Planner: PINK CHAMPAGNE EVENTS
Photographer: Pippen Pictures  //  Venue: The Clock Tower  //  Caterer: Lifestyles Catering  //  Cake: Mermaids Bakery

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  • Kristin May 15, 2013 5:12 am

    Such a lovely wedding! Congratulations! But I have to ask, WHERE can I find those gorgeous shoes? Sooooo pretty!