Romantic Rustic Mountain Styled Shoot

This styled shoot is filled with gold details, a naked cake, gorgeous mountains views and to top it off a romantic canoe ride under the stars.

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Photographer:  Aldabella Photography | Venue: Piney River Ranch LLC | Event Planner: Platinum Weddings and Events | Makeup Artist: Megan Cary Artistry | Floral Designer: A florae | Equipment Rentals: Alpine Party Rentals | Bridesmaid Dresses: Dora Grace Bridal {LISTmember} | Cake Designer: La Momo Maes Bakery

Autumn Wedding Decor

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Hay Bales, Boots, & A Sunset

This Colorado ranch wedding took place at the bride’s family’s ranch. The scenery included a beautiful homemade arch, hay bales for seats, an impressive array of flowers, and lots of cowgirl boots to top it all off.

“We used my parents ranch because we knew we would always be able to have the memories of the wedding day every time we go back there and it will always be in our family,” says Melanie, the bride.
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Photographer:  M Photography | Flowers & Decor: DIY

The Parenthood Project

A major cable network is set to begin production on a new series, The Parenthood Project (w/t), this winter right here in Denver!

Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment Inc is currently seeking couples who are at odds about starting a family and would like to experience parenthood for a week prior to making the final decision. Do you and your spouse/partner go back and forth about how and when you plan to start a family? Hopefully this once-in-a-lifetime experience can help you and your partner decide once and for all if you’re ready for parenthood!unnamed-1

“I’m excited be casting this series in Denver for a variety of reasons, namely the mix of traditional & modern family values, cutting edge parenting styles and let’s face it.. Denver makes a beautiful backdrop for a Documentary TV Series like this!” says Casting Director and Reality TV veteran Vinnie Potestivo.

This is NOT a gimmicky reality show, you won’t get famous from being on an episode of this series. You WILL have a full week to experience parenthood courtesy other Denver families who are passionate about seeing your dreams of having a family come true. If you would like to take part in this gratifying and rewarding experience (or if you know someone who does), then Vinnie and his casting team would love to hear from you!

Couples should be between the ages of 25 and 45 and live in the Denver area.

For more information, please send a photo and a brief description of why you and your partner would like to participate to joy@vpetalent.com.

 

Colorado Road Trip Styled Elopment

Notes from the photographer, Tara Bielecki Photography

Like the vast, expansive prairies of Colorado, this styled shoot evokes the freedom, soul, and adventure of the open road. We photographed this styled elopement at Spruce Mountain Open Space Park near Larkspur, CO. Capturing the essence of wanderlust, this shoot embodies the spirit of a spontaneous cross-country road trip that culminates with an intimate picnic in the grassy field, an elopement ceremony upon towering rock bluffs, and camping beneath the stars in the back of a vintage Ford truck. A bed of pillows and blankets, a picnic basket full of the finest local charcuterie, softly hued blossoms and a seasoned road atlas combine to create the perfect recipe for this styled elopement. Bringing focus to the essence of a wedding, a windswept flower mandala was crafted for the ceremony to represent the unity and harmony of true partnership, and the expression of love, devotion, and promises made. This session celebrates the simple joys in life: soft grass beneath your feet, calm breeze through your hair, and adventure in your heart. We revel in the great adventure of leaving everything behind to just be with one another on the road, side by side, hand in hand. A truly locally-crafted collaboration between industry professionals, this session showcases a handful of Denver’s most creative vendors, artists, and merchants, blooming into an inspiring portrayal of what it really means to simply be in love.

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Photographer: Tara Bielecki Photography | Paper Goods: Whimsy Design Studio {LISTmember} | Cinematography: Missing Frame Cinema | Stylist: Prema Style | Jewelry: CLP Jewelry | Food: Cured | Makeup Artist: Faces by Liz | Dress Store: Free People | Apparel: Topo Designs

Timeless Black Tie at The Denver Country Club

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Photographer:  Brinton Studios | Event Planner: Colorado Wedding Company |
| Venue & Caterer: Denver Country Club | Floral Designer: Somerset Floral Design |  Makeup Artist: Blush Artistry and Company | Hair Stylist: Erin Ferris Designs | Shoes:Jimmy Choo | Dress Store: Mariee Bridal | Dress Designer: Martina Liana  | Musicians: Syndicate Band

Yellow Whimsical Wedding Decor

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Wedding #Hashtag

wedding-hashtagOver half of all weddings are now using a hashtag, which probably means that other half is going the complete opposite route to having an “unplugged” wedding. For those who love sharing on social media, use a custom wedding hashtag to get the most out of the day. You will love browsing through all your guests’ posts on the morning after. If you don’t post it on facebook, did it really happen?

 

Here a few tips on creating your custom wedding hashtag: 

1. Start with Your Names

Start with the basics. Use your first, last and nicknames as your starting point.

2. Add Numbers

To set you hashtag apart (especially if you have common names), add numbers. Try the your wedding date or the year. #KateAndChris2015

4. Keep it Short

Remember your guests will have to type this each time they post so keep it simple.

5. Capitalize the First Letter of Each Word

Capitalizing the first letter of each word can help with readability if guests can see where each word starts and ends. #PamAndBrianGetMarried

6. Check the Hashtag

Do a quick check of the hashtag to see if there’s already been something tagged to it and if so how many photos.

7. Spread the Word

Put it on the save-the-dates and on signage on the big day

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Vintage Whimsical Farm Wedding

A vintage whimsical farm wedding complete with a red barn, yard games, and donuts,

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Photographer:  cmp studios | Venue: Osborn Farm | Equipment Rentals: Robin Event Rentals | Caterer: Taste of the Season | Donuts: Glazed and Confuzed | Cake Designer: Happy Cakes Bakeshop | Invitation Designer: Nigel Penhale | Dress Store: A & Be Bridal Shop | Dress Designer: Watters | Hair Stylist: Big Hairy Monster | Makeup Artist: MakeupByAriel | Ring Designer: Robbins Brothers | Ring Designer: Wedgewood Rings

Vintage Chic Woodland

Inspired by a antique hand painted china plate……

Notes from event designer, Elizabeth Restauri of Total Imagination Events

The Boettcher mansion was our first and most obvious choice for the location of the shoot with it’s mountain vistas and heavily wooded pine landscape providing an enchanted forest-like atmosphere to breath life into our Vintage Chic Woodland Wedding Shoot.

As the shoot was styled around the antique plates, we built the settings from the top down, finding hand painted and mismatched antique plates for each setting with gold trim and deep pink flowers. We added dinner ware from Anthropologie with a turquoise salad plate and a cream dinner plate from the ‘Old Havana’ line.  We finished the look with an ‘Alpine Gold’ rimmed charger and ‘Gold Sentry’ flatware from Event Rents Denver and a cream linen with gold lace trim from Pier 1 Imports. We now had our color pallet featuring hues of pink from deep fuscia to blush matched with and antiqued turquoise and accents of gold.  The complimenting colors provided an opulent, rich and evoking color scheme to design the shoot within.

Our bride was styled by the Little White Dress Bridal Shop in the trendy Highland neighborhood of Denver, Colorado and was outfitted in a strapless ball gown by Anne Barge specifically designed for the owner of the shop, Cate Malone, featuring a romantic and voluminous skirt and delicate lace bodice.  We knew this dress was immediately a perfect fit for our shoot with it’s lace bodice complimenting our vintage feel, the light blush color of the dress just barely hinting at the pink in our color pattern and the silk satin organza skirt with it’s perfectly placed rushing personifying the definition of enchantment.

Artistry Events & Design provided their hand restored leather cream club lounge set, gold metal wrapped mirrored coffee table, and art-deco wire side tables and we finished the set with a glass and crystal chandelier hanging from the branch of an overhead pine.  Our stunning table setting consisted of two high back tufted wing cream linen chairs fit for a fairytale dinner positioned on either side of a mahogany pine farm table and matching benches.  Softly lighting the branches overhead bathing our farm table in a delicate glow hung a crystal and glass chandelier.  Nearby stood the champagne bar made of a solid wood hand carved chalk wash distressed turquoise door with drop-down bar.

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Caroline Colvin Photography & Ashlee Burke Photography  | Venue: The Boettcher Mansion | Planner: Total Imagination Events | Florist: Bella Lu Floral | Videographer: Dillon Mortensen Videography | Dress Designer: Anne Barge | Dress Boutique: Little White Dress Bridal Shop |Décor and Lighting: Artistry Events and Design | Invitation: Wedding Paper Divas | Fashion: Love Alana Designs | Professional Mentoring
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More notes from vendors:

The Dress:
The Anne Barge ‘Cate’ dress is a strapless ball gown with a Chantilly lace bodice and a pick-up skirt of blush silk organza and silk satin organza. It is a beautifully romantic and ethereal style, thanks to the subtle blush shade, the lightness and movement of the voluminous skirt, and the delicate lace bodice.

The Cate gown was named after Little White Dress Bridal Shop owner Cate Malone, after she asked Anne Barge if it was possible to combine the skirt of one style and the bodice of another to create a dress that she thought Colorado brides would love. Anne Barge agreed to create the new dress and named it ‘Cate’ – to Cate’s complete surprise and delight! The dress was created specifically for Little White Dress Bridal Shop, but other shops around the country loved the Cate gown as well, and it is now available at other stores.

Anne Barge, one of the most respected names in the bridal fashion industry, is known for creating classic and romantic gowns with a meticulous focus on fit, interpreted for the modern bride. Her gowns feature an extraordinary attention to detail, using intricate embroideries, French laces, and Italian fabrics.

The Invitations:
‘Victorian Splendor’ is the perfect expression of classic wedding elegance with a dash of glam. Wedding Paper Divas’ premium foil collection is completely customizable and the ideal addition to a wedding that’s sophisticated, classic and chic. Alter the colors, trims and fonts for a look that’s completely unique. Customize your invitation and impress with matching wedding stationery and a complete day-of suite including response cards, enclosure cards, menu cards and more.

The Venue:
The Boettcher Mansion provides a rare combination of historic authenticity and modern amenities from its secluded setting inside the 110-acre Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve, located less than a half-hour from downtown Denver.  Built in 1917 as a summer home and seasonal hunting lodge for Charles Boettcher, the former “Lorraine Lodge” was enjoyed for more than 50 years by family members until it was donated to Jefferson County for public use and enjoyment.  In 1984, the Arts & Crafts style estate was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and now serves as Jefferson County’s premier events venue.  The Mansion, Carriage House, Gazebo and garden can be reserved for a wide variety of social galas, including weddings, receptions, commitment ceremonies and many other festive gatherings

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