Vintage Chic in a Castle

Notes from the photographer, John Bosley

Brooke and Nick love the outdoors. They hike, camp, swim, ski… if it involves nature, they’re all over it. Which is why I knew that what turned out to be pretty much a solid month of rain in Colorado wouldn’t really have them too worked up on their wedding day. It helps that they’re both really chill, relaxed people, but it also doesn’t hurt that they know how to take what nature gives them and make the most of it. Fortunately, Mother Nature waited to get the party started until after their ceremony, cocktail hour and photos. While everyone was tucked comfortably inside a tent enjoying dinner and drinks, the weather outside was a mix of wind, rain, thunder, lightning and even a little hail. It quickly passed, though, revealing a beautiful rainbow that ended on the grounds of the castle itself! Through their love of family and serving others (both are doctors), Brooke and Nick have a very wonderful and rewarding future ahead of them. And because of their relaxed personalities and mutual love of nature and beer, I think Colorado is the perfect place for them to call home.

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Photographer: John Bosley Photography | Event Planner: A Touch of Bliss {LISTmember} | Venue: Cherokee Ranch and Castle | Caterer: Catering by Design | Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals | Dress Store: Little White Dress Bridal Shop | Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas

The Big Fake Wedding Denver 2015

The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional ceremony, a tasty dinner and a dance-party reception. “Wedding guests” are brides-and-grooms-to-be who get to truly experience the wedding vendors in action. Just last month, The Big Fake Wedding came to Denver.

The Roma Red inspiration board encouraged the vendor team to transport guests to the tiny alleyways and massive monuments of Italy. Elements made to last (paper, jewelry, clothes) were given intricate attention to detail while the perishable ones (flowers, food) were kept unfussy.

The personal flowers (bouquets and boutonnieres) were natural and unfussy, yet incredibly elegant and inspiring. The ceremony backdrop set the tone for the inspiration with clean greenery and pops of robust red. The illustrated watercolor invitations were whimsical and personal featured a playful illustration of the couple. The head table was quite the showstopper with it’s sequined tablecloth and feathers adorned with an extravagant hanging floral garland – no guest could miss our guests of honor while seated at this table! Tablescapes complete with sweet Italian sayings on each place setting and personalized, homey accents like fresh herbs and tomato place cards made the dining experience feel very Italian.

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Green Blossom Photography  –  Meigan Canfield  –  Rachel Gomez

V E N D O R S

Bartending: With A Twist Bartending Service
Cake Stands: Postscripts
Catering + S’mores Stand: Serendipity Catering
Cotton Candy: Colorado Cotton Candy Co.
Custom Koozies + Menu: Rook Design Co.
Day of Coordination: Blue Lace Events
DJ: DJ Maestro
Event Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals
Floral + Event Design: Bouquets, Boutonnieres + Tables 2, 7: MJM Designs LLC
Floral + Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 1, 6: ENLY Event Design 
Floral + Event Design: Head Table + Tables 3: The Olive + Poppy
Floral + Event Design: Registration Table + Tables 4, 10: Mod Events by Jessie Lynn
Floral + Event Design: Tables 5: We Tie The Knots
Hair + Makeup: Hair + Makeup In Motion
Hair Accessories: Nerida Mason Australia
Invitations, Illustrated + Hand Lettered Suite: Sugar Ink Design
Jewelry: Chloe + Isabel – Rachel’s Gems
Paper Accents + Signage: DWC Creative
Peanut Butter Cup Favors: Justins
Photobooth: Center Stage Photobooth
Photography: Green Blossom Photography
Photography: Meigan Canfield Photography
Photography: Rachel Gomez Photography
Slow Motion Video: The Slow Motion Booth
Venue: Noah’s Event Venue
Videography: Infinity Pro
Wedding Cake: Handcraft Bakery
Wedding Dress: Brilliant Bridal
National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Cantine Ferrari
National Travel Sponsor: Bliss by LCT
Media Partners: My Wedding, Rocky Mountain Bride, Denver Life Weddings, COUTUREcolorado,Perfect Wedding Guide, Wedding Sites + Services, Black Sheep Bride, + Handmade Loves

DIY: Rosette Embellished Ponytail Tutorial

“Who doesn’t love a good ‘ol ponytail? Luckily, this one takes the same amount of time and is ten times cuter than the average pony look,” explains Latest-Hairstyles.com contributor Melissa Cook. “It is perfect for any season or occasion and will have all your friends oohing and ahhing at your amazing styling skills. This rosette embellished ponytail is so pretty and feminine, and it’s exactly what every girl needs in her beauty rotation. Let’s get on with the tutorial, shall we?”

What You Need:

  • brush
  • two clear elastic bands
  • four to five bobby pins
  • medium hold hairspray

Step 1

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Begin by brushing through the hair to remove any tangles and part the hair in the preferred spot. Separate off small sections of hair on each side of the head.

Step 2

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Bring the two sections to the back of the head and over the rest of the hair, then tie it together with an elastic band.

Step 3

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Now braid this small ponytail section into a basic three-strand braid and tie off the end with a second elastic band.

Step 4 

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Roll the braid up and towards towards the elastic band at the top, creating a rosette shape.

Step 5

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Pin down the edges of the rosette with four to five bobby pins, making sure they stay hidden underneath.

Step 6

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Spray the style with a medium hold hairspray and you are ready to go!

 

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

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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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Abigail & Noah – A Styled Shoot Elopement from Missing Frame Photography on Vimeo.

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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