Arapahoe Basin Wedding

A gorgeous summer mountain wedding with chic pink and burlap details.

After getting ready in Keystone at The Black Bear Lodge, the full bridal party took the ski lift up the Arapahoe Basin Mountain where the outdoor ceremony took place. Immediately followed the reception as the sunset.

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Photographer:  Amy Caroline Photography | Reception Venue: Arapahoe Basin’s Black Mountain Lodge

Spotted: Aqua

Aqua, a greenish blue color, is fresh, modern and whimsical.

Check out aqua in baby land on COUTUREcolorado BABY.
Check out aqua interior design inspiration on COUTUREcolorado LIFE & STYLE.
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Trashy Diva blue wedding dress / Mint pumps / Two s Company snap frame / Shabby Chic Wedding decor Guest book Aqua Green Wooden Letter L Kids… / Aqua Love … diy tissue paper pom garland // nursery // wedding… / Gingham dog bow tie – aqua blue / turquoise / Aqua Wedding Confetti – 50 Eco Friendly Plantable Paper Hearts for… / Blue Heart Love Postage Stamps / Aqua And Yellow Backyard Wedding / Aqua And Yellow Backyard Wedding / Chevron Love / vintage wedding transportation / D.I.Y Vintage Apothecary Bottles Free Labels Eat Drink Chic / Aqua Striped Paper Straws / GALLERY

Oct 1st: Think Pink Bridal Show

THINK PINK Supports Couples Affected by Breast Cancer in Second Annual Boutique Bridal Experience

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Event will be held on October 1, 2014.

Think Pink, a boutique bridal experience designed to benefit The Wedding Pink and inspire engaged couples getting married in Colorado, announces its second annual event at Denver’s newest wedding venue, Blanc (3150 Walnut Street, Denver, CO) on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm. A VIP Wedding Professionals Industry Mixer will kick off the evening’s showcase at 5:00.

The Wedding Pink is an organization founded by Cheryl Ungar that provides an entire wedding for couples touched by breast cancer. COUTUREcolorado recently featured their 2014 wedding.

Colorado’s brightest wedding talents, including event producers Party Singers and planners from Cloud 9 Weddings, Revel & Bloom and Day Planner Events, will join together to showcase the latest in wedding design and dècor concepts as guests progress through a mock wedding with totally unique ceremony, cocktail hour and reception inspirational experiences.

“American Idol” Finalist and “Rockslide” lead singer, Mathenee Treco, will perform with the popular variety band. National-headlining pickers from “Rocky Mtn. Bluegrass” and award-winning a cappella singers from “Absolute Romance”, along with several other musical ensembles from the event’s producers, Party Singers, will perform throughout the evening as well.

Couture bridal gowns from Little White Dress and Anna Bè will be on silent auction with opening bids starting at $100. Exciting raffle prizes will be awarded to fortunate engaged couples at 8:30 pm.

Delectable treats and exquisite drinks and cocktails from Colorado’s most in-demand food and beverage companies will be offered to all attendees.

Fine lingerie, engagement portrait sessions, wedding invitation giveaways and more thrilling raffle prizes valued at $250-350 went to nine lucky attendees, and four ecstatic brides won couture gowns from The Little White Dress for $150-750 in the silent auction at Think Pink 2013.

The event will help celebrate the first day of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. All services are donated and 100% of the proceeds benefit The Wedding Pink. Entry tickets will go on sale July 1, 2014. Each engaged couple will receive four raffle tickets and a swag bag.

Visit partysingers.com/thinkpink.html for more information, to sign up for the mailing list and peruse photos and video from Think Pink 2013 AND of course to buy tickets!

A Telluride Wedding

Notes from the Bride, Jessica:

It truly was one of the most beautiful days I feel like Telluride has ever seen! This was a total destination wedding! I’m from Destin, FL and my husband from Memphis, TN, we’ve both lived and been together for the last 6 years in Destin. When we got engaged on Easter Sunday of 2013 in Cabo San Lucas, we knew right away we wanted to get married in our favorite place surrounded by our most favorite people – Telluride, Colorado! Nestled in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, Gorrono Ranch was the first and only venue I looked at. I knew the second I stepped foot there that this was the place! My theme was rustic chic blending gold shimmer and tree branches throughout. Dress for the wedding was black tie and the rehearsal dinner’s was casual elegance. I planned everything from hundreds of thousands of miles and made the majority of my decisions online. Risky but exciting! We had a very intimate wedding – 65 of our closest friends and family! Great food, incredible music, an oxygen bar, late night grilled cheeses, a huge bonfire, champagne limbo, cigars for the gentlemen, and a sparkler send off were some of the highlights of the evening! Truly the best night of our lives!

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Photographer: Captivated Studio | Venue: Gorrono Ranch at Telluride Resort {LISTmember} | Wedding Planner & Decor: Nicole Shortridge | Florist: New Leaf Design | Cake: Sweet Spot Cakes |  Oxygen Bar: My Aroma Spa | Ceremony Music: Telluride String Trio | Reception Music: The Great Funktier | Bride’s Signature Cocktail: Mrs. Bracken’s Bubbly! |  Groom’s Signature Cocktail:  Mr. Bracken’s Budweiser | Officiate: Mayor of Telluride, Stu Fraser | Transportation: Telluride Express | Lodging: Mountain Lodge | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Honga’s Lotus Petal Telluride | Dress Designer: Allure Bridal | Dress Boutique: Simply Elegant  | Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Something New: Veil

Something Borrowed: Diamond Earrings I wore (my mother-in-law’s)

Something Blue: The bridesmaids!

Honeymoon: This Bride and Groom did a backwards honeymoon and arrived to Telluride two weeks early! Being huge music fans, they went to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival the weekend before our wedding!

Looking for more info on Telluride? Check out these articles on COUTUREcolorado LIFE & STYLE: Girls Getaway | Colorado Getaway

Oct 3rd & 4th: COUTUREcolorado POP-UP Shop

Just in time for fall shopping and holiday gift buying, we will be popping up in The Santa Fe Arts District for October’s First Friday!!!! And we will remain open on Saturday from 11am-3pm.

LOVE boutique shopping? LOVE finding that perfect gift on etsy? Then, this pop-up shop is for you! Fall/Winter clothing from several local boutiques, AND paper goods, jewelry, hand bags, and gifts from talented local designers will be all be there.

What: COUTUREcolorado BOUTIQUE POP-UP SHOP

When: Friday, October 3rd 6pm – 9pm  &  Saturday, October 4th 11am – 3pm

Where: Studio Wed 821 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

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Sept 26-27: Rue De Seine Collection Debut at a&be

a&be bridal shop {LISTmember} could not be more thrilled to be the exclusive Colorado retailer for the absolutely stunning collection from Rue De Seine. Inspired by the artistic style of the streets of Paris, Rue De Seine is the darling of the boho chic, romantic wedding dress designers. During the launch weekend, all Rue De Seine gowns will be 10% off plus brides will be able to meet with the designer. The entire Young Love collection will be available to shop from during the weekend and appointments are limited. The collection begins at $2,100.

Call a&be at 720-627-5760 or make your appointment online.

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Spotted: Gray

I recently attended Neiman Marcus‘s Fashion Trend Report Luncheon at The Four Seasons Denver. Models dressed in the latest fashion trends strolled around the room while I sipped champagne and nibbled on a delicious lunch. Perfect way to start out the weekend!

One of the apparent trends is GRAY: this year’s definitive neutral. Check it out on COUTUREcolorado LIFE & STYLE and COUTUREcolorado BABY

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Prom dress / Wedding purse / East End Prints contemporary wall art, $97 / Light gray Suspenders + Gray chevron bow tie SET kids children toddler… / Wholesale Interiors Baxton Studio Aphrodite Tufted Chaise Lounge / Liliana home decor / 50 Shades of Gray for Your Wedding Day—And Night! (Yes, I Went There / 50 Shades of Gray for Your Wedding Day—And Night! (Yes, I Went There / 50 Shades of Gray for Your Wedding Day—And Night! (Yes, I Went There / Medium Gray Boys Bow Tie / #weddingcake / Pom Pom Garland in Gray | Thatch & Thistle Supply Co.

Interview: David Lynn Photography

I am thrilled to introduce you to the talented husband and wife team, David and Lynn of David Lynn Photography {LISTmember}.

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Describe your business and the service you provide:

We are a husband-wife photography team who loves to capture the real, soulful moments of a wedding day.  We approach each wedding with warmth, openness and professionalism.  It’s very important to us that we connect with our clients; we want to learn who they are as individuals and a couple, and tell their story in an authentic way.  We absolutely love our profession!

When and why did you start your business?

We first met at a photography gallery in Denver, and we were already photographing weddings individually when we decided to photograph one together.  We were blown away by the moments that each other saw, how intuitively and fluidly we worked together, and how much we enjoyed it.  We combined our businesses in 2006 to form David Lynn Photography, and we haven’t photographed a wedding apart since then.

How did you learn your craft? 

David -  Cameras were always around  in my family growing up, so I was probably learning my craft from a very early age. More recently,  when I moved to Colorado, I began as a nature & landscape photographer, and then I worked in a portrait studio learning lighting and the technical aspects of photography.  I’ve also developed my photojournalistic style from Lynn’s influence.

Lynn - I fell in love with photography in high school and got my degree in photojournalism in college.  After working as a journalist for newspapers and magazines, I realized that I wanted to interact more with the people I was photographing and be free to express my creativity in another way.  After meeting Dave, he encouraged and supported me to start my own business, and I learned so much about portraiture and lighting from him.  Our styles have really meshed, and we now have a beautiful blend of photojournalism and creative portraiture.

Describe you photography style and approach to weddings.

We have a photojournalistic approach and work very non-intrusively so that our couples can be present on their wedding day and really live it to the fullest, without even noticing that we’re around. We strive to capture the incredible emotions, details & moments that unfold throughout their day.

What or who inspires you?

David - I’m inspired by Lynn (of course!), and definitely Colorado.  The mountains are what inspired me to become a photographer, and we absolutely love that we get to photograph all over this gorgeous state for our careers. I’d never want to live and work anywhere else.

Lynn - Definitely my husband!  I am also truly inspired by our couples who let us into their lives and trust us to capture the most meaningful day of their lives.  Since we now have children, it’s not uncommon to see my eyes well with tears during the father/daughter and mother/son dance, too.  The love is so strong on this one day, and we feel so grateful to capture it!  Combine all of that with a perfect blue-sky Colorado day and gorgeous light, and I’m in heaven.

Any awards or features/publications?

Awards: The Knot Best of Weddings, Denver A-List Top 10.

Magazine Features:  Travel & Leisure, The Knot, Wed, Luxe Mountain Weddings, and more.

Blog Features:  Couture Colorado, Style Me Pretty, Rocky Mountain Bride, Wedding Wire, Luxe Mountain Weddings (Blog), Far Far and Away, Paper Moon Weddings, Colorado Weddings Magazine (blog), and more.

Favorite Wedding location.

We love mountain locations, and there are so many beautiful ones in Colorado!  We also love small, intimate backyard weddings, because it offers such a genuine feel and really focuses on the purpose of why everyone is gathered to celebrate.  If we had to choose one, we would settle on Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa.  We spent part of our honeymoon there, so it has sentimental meaning for us, but we are always amazed at how perfectly they balance a rustic/mountain look with a very high-end experience.  Whenever we’re there, we never want to leave.

Favorite Wedding Trend.

The Unplugged Wedding.  Guests turn their phones and devices off to allow them to be fully present for the couple during the ceremony.  We believe that this is important to do once in a while, no matter where you are!  As photographers, it eliminates any inadvertent interference with us performing our job the best we can. Love it!

Advice for a couple planning a Colorado Wedding. 

As much as possible, stay flexible and focus on the true meaning of your wedding.  With so many couples choosing outdoor weddings & receptions, it’s important to be accepting of those unforeseen circumstances that may arise (like rain)!  The wedding day will unfold beautifully if allowed to do so, and it will be truly yours.

Where did you grow up and how did you end up in Colorado?

David grew up in Maryland and moved to Colorado 20 years ago to live near the mountains.  Lynn is a Colorado native, and can’t imagine living anywhere else!

Here are just a few of their favorite photographs. Go to www.davidlynnphoto.com see more.
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Mountain Chic in Vail

A gorgeous outdoor ceremony with stellar mountain views is followed by a stylish rustic chic reception with sparkle and distressed wood details.

Photography by the talented husband and wife team Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers {LISTmembers}. 

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Photographer: Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers | Event Planner: Save the Date | Event Venue: Vail Ski Resort| Caterer: Footers Catering | Cake Designer: Intricate Icings Cake Design | Event Designer: Pink Monkey Solutions

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