Cannabis Inspired Styled Shoot

It was only a matter of time when cannabis would become a wedding trend. Here’s a chic cannabis inspired styled shoot by local Colorado vendors.

Notes from the photographer, Denise of Lollylah:

Recently we put together a cannabis inspired styled wedding photo shoot. Along with Bec Koop, owner of Cannabis Concierge Events and Buds & Blossoms, we produced a beautiful shoot focusing on an aspect of cannabis culture that exists but is so rarely recognized. Our goal was to create something refined and sophisticated that looked beyond the perceptions associated with cannabis use. To achieve this we included details such as a hemp wedding dress, subtle placement of cannabis in floral arrangements and hair pieces, as well as other design elements carefully laced through out the set. These things combined, tell a visual story that surpasses common stereotypes.As mentioned we wanted to be extremely subtle with our use of cannabis but here are some specific examples of how we incorporated it stylistically.-Eco hemp and silk wedding dress courtesy Janay A Eco Bridal-Custom made hemp jewelry-Vape pen used by the groom-Hemp used for decorative elements in our aspen grove vignette -Floral pieces contained cannabis bud to include the bouquet, boutonniere as well as the hairpiece. There’s also a few cannabis leaves used decoratively. -Hemp berry smoothies-Cannabis leaf design in the pizzelles used on the place settings-Clock on the “munchies” table set to 4:20 ;-)-The venue is a cannabis friendly bed and breakfast located on private property. By law cannabis use can only be on private property.We opted not to include cannabis infused food in the shoot because the rules and regulations for edibles are extremely strict. We did not want to show anything that was potentially illegal, borderline illegal or too difficult to replicate. Commercial edible shops cannot sell a cannabis infused wedding cake or any food that is not strictly portion controlled. Currently, by law, all edibles sold recreationally have to be either individual packaged or de-marked in increments of 10 or few milligrams of activated THC.

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Photographer:  Lollylah | Event Venue: Meadow Creek Bed & Breakfast | Creative Design and Planning: Cannabis Concierge Events | Floral: Buds and Blossoms  | Dress Designer: Janay A Handmade | Hair and Make Up: Brytanie Dotson | Food and Catering: Chef Tiffany Tomaso-Kelly | Invitations and Stationary: Avec La Vie Creations

Aug 8th: Anne Marie Veils & Adornments at Blue Bridal

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Blue Bridal {LISTmember} is hosting the gorgeous Anne Marie Veils & Adornments collection the weekend of 8/8-8/9! If you’re still searching for the perfect accessories to compliment your dress, search no further! This romantic, vintage inspired collection spans from combs, to hair vines, to veils, flowers and more! Local designer, Jamie, will be in store to style brides, by appointment, and each bride will receive 10% off their accessory purchase! Call for an appointment: 303-466-2583

 

Sneak Peek: Poolside Bridal Shower Styled Shoot

COUTUREcolorado recently teamed up with a few of our favorite vendors to produce this poolside bridal shower styled shoot. With Lilly Pulitzer and Kate Spade as our inspiration, we created a whimsical bridal shower with green and yellow tones paired with black and white prints topped off with pineapple accents and green cut glass.

We are so excited to share with you a sneak peek. It will be published in full in October on COUTUREcolorado and Rocky Mountain Bride.

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Venue: Pool Terrace at The Four Seasons Denver  | Photographer: Rachel Gomez {contributing photographer} | Event Planner: Calluna Events {LISTmember} | Floral Design: Plum Sage Flowers {LISTmember} | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Whimsy Design Studio {LISTmember} | Macarons: Honey B’s Macarons {LISTmember} | Chair, Table and Linens Rentals: Event Rents |  Printed Linens,Chair Pads and Napkins: La Tavola | Flatware: West Elm | Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist: Kim J. Beauty {LISTmember} | Dress: Trina Turk Martha Floral V-Neck from Neiman Marcus | Bracelet: Anthropologie | Bar Cart: Target  | Favor: Delish Organic Moisturizer from Pure Form Life  | Model: Kylie Bassett of Kylie Letters | Publications: COUTUREcolorado  and Rocky Mountain Bride

Spotted: Aqua

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

Aug 5th: The Big Fake Wedding Denver…..GIVEAWAY

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The Big Fake Wedding Denver
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
NOAH’s Event Venue | 11885 N. Bradburn Blvd., Westminster CO 80031

The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. “Wedding guests” are brides- and grooms-to-be who enjoy an emotional vow renewal ceremony, a tasty dinner and a dance-party reception while truly experiencing the wedding vendors in action.

Tickets are $25.00 and include a cocktail-style dinner, sparkling wine and a swag bag. To get $10.00 off your tickets use promo code:  Couture2015.

For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit: www.thebigfakewedding.com

I have TWO PAIR OF TICKETS TO GIVEAWAY. Head over to our facebook and instagram accounts to enter!!!

The Big Fake Wedding – Top Ten for Guests from The BigFakeWedding on Vimeo.

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Photographer:  Audrey Michel, Wedding Photographer | Reception Venue: Highlands Ranch Mansion |Event Designer: Mark Christopher Weddings and Events | Floral Designer: Abloom | Linens and Coverings: Allwell Rents Co | Cake Designer: azucar bakery | Caterer: Catering by Design | Dress Designer: Lazaro | Linens and Coverings: Linen Hero by Chair Covers & Linens – Colorado | Band:5 Star Talent and Entertainment, Inc.

6 DIY Hair Treatments to Detox, Nourish & Strengthen

Prep your hair for the big day with these DIY hair treatments.
“Heading to the salon or your local beauty supply store is fine and good, but your fridge and pantry can provide a host of delectable ingredients that will nourish and rejuvenate your hair, as well,” explains Wendy Rose Gould beauty expert for hair tutorial and advice site www.Latest-Hairstyles.com. “From mashed bananas to blended carrots to strawberries, fenugreek seeds and beyond, chances are you have many of these ingredients at your immediate disposal. Snack on some, of course, but also put them atop your head as DIY hair treatments that make for glorious, glorious hair.”

DIY Hair Treatment Recipe Instructions:

Carrot Detox

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Either finely shred your carrot by hand, or put it in a blender to break it down. Combine with two tablespoons of coconut oil and mix well, then apply to dry hair. Let it set for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse in the sink (to keep carrots out of your bathtub drain). Condition and style per normal.

 


 

Strawberry Banana Hair Detox

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Chop your four strawberries into small pieces and then either mash them by hand or use a blender to puree. Combine with one mashed banana and two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Apply to shampooed hair and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Shampoo, condition, and style per normal.

 


 

Almond and Avocado Treatment

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Crush or blend your almonds, then cut your avocado in half and remove the pit. Mash the almonds into the avocado and then combine with olive oil, mixing well until you have a smooth consistency. Let the mixture set for 20 minutes before applying to allow the ingredients to fuse, then apply to shampooed hair and let set for 10 to 15 minutes before shampooing.

 


 

Egg Yolk Mask

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Separate your egg yolk from the white and beat the yolk. Slowly add the milk, mixing as you do, then add the honey. Apply the mixture to your hair, starting at the ends and working your way up. Let the mask set for 15 minutes, then rinse with cool water. Hot water can make the egg cook, so stick with cooler water.

 


 

Fenugreek Strengthener

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Blend your fenugreek seeds into a powder, then combine with yogurt to make a paste. Apply to dry hair and allow it to set for 30 minutes before rinsing and shampooing. Fenugreek is rich in proteins and vitamins, which strengthens hair.

 


 

Blackseed Oil Conditioner

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Maximize the effects of a normal conditioner by adding equal parts coconut oil, blackseed oil, and your normal conditioner. Mix well, then saturate hair and throw on a shower cap. Blackseed oil makes hair fuller and stronger while coconut oil adds shine.

Floral Print Bridesmaid Dresses

Floral prints are in full bloom! Typically, when you see a trend across the board in interior design, fashion, wedding……. the trend has longevity. (see our post on LIFE & STYLE)

In wedding style, the trend for bridesmaid dresses to be bold whether it is mismatching styles or a floral print.

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6 hot bridesmaids dress trends to consider for your 2014 wedding! / Floral Print Inspiration – Elizabeth Anne Designs: The Wedding Blog / Handmade Washington Farm Wedding Lindsay Mitch / Inspired by These Citrus Orange and Pink Wedding Ideas – Inspired By… / Floral Print Bridesmaid Dresses / Floral Print Inspiration – Elizabeth Anne Designs: The Wedding Blog / Floral Print Bridesmaid Dresses

New Belgium Engagement Session

If you live you in Colorado, you know that we love our beer. New Belgium is a staple in Colorado for local breweries. This beer-loving couple was lucky to have a friend in the industry to grant access to the brewery for their engagement session in Fort Collins.  Photos be the ultra talented Sarah Hays {LISTmember}.

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Photographer: Sarah Hays {LISTmember} | Location: New Belgium in Fort Collins, Colorado

Rustic Chic Wedding at Beano’s Cabin

Beaver Creek not only provided a gorgeous mountain backdrop but it was the place where the Groom proposed to his Bride……making it the perfect place for their wedding.

Notes from the photographer, Tiffany Brinton of Brinton Studios

Beanos Cabin is always incredible. It is truly one of our favorite venues of all time. The staff is top notch and the service is off the charts. Then, add in Stacy with Alexan Events to spice up the decor, you end up with this beauty. Oh, and just look at the bride and groom!! Molly and Jon were so easy to shoot. Truly a photographer’s dream. Two of Molly’s bridesmaids were recently married so they really wanted to have a few photos taken in all of their wedding dresses together – WHY NOT?! A bonus was their adorable daughter and her strong willed personality to only wear pajamas during the ceremony.

Notes from the bride, Molly: 

Inspiration / Details of the Day:
Honestly, I was a terrible bride. My work schedule didn’t allow me to be as involved in the process as I would have liked… my mother-in-law and wedding planner did basically everything. Jon and I guided them, but I wasn’t super involved in pinning and researching other weddings, etc… just didn’t have time for it. My wedding planner was phenomenal. Stacy Pisani of Alexan Events is outstanding.

Most memorable moment/s?
Definitely my daughter wearing her pajamas and cowboy boots down the aisle. She refused to wear her flower girl dress, insisted on being held during the ceremony, threw mini marshmallows down the aisle instead of flower petals…so sweet. Our entire wedding weekend was magical because of the friends and family who celebrated with us. Having them to support and love us on our day is one of the best feelings he and I have had. We had mule deer join us for the ceremony as well. That was pretty amazing :)

Any advice to couples in the planning process?
Anyone who tells you it’s fun is lying. It was one of the most stressful six+ months of our life, especially when trying to balance the needs of all involved parties. But have fun with it and use your friends as a source of love, support, and wedding wisdom. I would not have survived had it not been for my friends.

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Photography: Brinton Studios | Venue: Beano’s Cabin | Wedding Planner and Floral Design: Stacy Pisani of Alexan Events | Invitations and Programs: Two Blue Doors | Hair + Makeup: Weemala | Bride’s Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Cake: Sugar Breck | Band: Tunisia Band | Harpist: Barbara Lepke

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