March 6th – 7th: Modern Trousseau Trunk Show at Anna Be

Modern Trousseau wedding gowns are proudly made in the USA and anna bé could not be more thrilled to share this collection with Colorado brides. During the trunk show, the newest look and favorites from past seasons will be available for brides to shop. Modern Trousseau is known for custom measurements, the highest quality fabrics, and a fabulous fit. Come ready to purchase, because during the event there will be special incentives for brides! Book your appointment today.

Anna Be {LISTmember} – 1575 boulder street, denver, co 80211 – 720-855-1111BRYNN bridal gown by Modern Trousseau

Wildflower Ranch Wedding

Notes from Bride and Planner, Jordan Casinelli of Long Ago Love Vintage Rentals & Event Planning {LISTmember}: 

Our wedding was all about our love for living in Colorado–because many loved ones were coming from out of state to help celebrate the day, the focus was to share the beauty that we are lucky enough to be surrounded by on a daily basis. The feel for the day was natural and rustic, with some fun vintage touches. The beautiful Spruce Mountain Ranch, with the sweeping views and breathtaking lodge, was undoubtedly the perfect spot!

It was so important that the day really represented both of us–personalities, histories, and families. For the ceremony, our Ringbearer’s pillow was made by my Oma (grandmother) and embroidered with Edelweiss flowers, to represent my German heritage and my little cousin sang an Italian love song (in Italian!) in honor of Kyle’s Italian heritage. Kyle’s brother officiated and we wrote our own vows, making that moment so special and completely us.

For the reception, the centerpieces were comprised of a variety of antiques, many from our inventory at Long Ago Love Events, but also some which were borrowed from both families. They included my father’s bronzed baby shoes, pictures from Kyle’s grandparents’ wedding day, and my grandpa’s tin lunchbox. There were also quite a few DIY projects which included programs, favors, signage, and décor. The dessert bar was made up of all our favorite treats from growing up–parents, grandparents, and family friends all contributed!

Our advice to couples planning their Colorado wedding?

Don’t pull the weight all by yourself! Allow the assistance of friends and family who want to support you and look to your vendors as great resources—they work weddings every day, so they know how to make your day smooth and just as you imagined! Distributing responsibilities will allow you to enjoy your day to the fullest instead of feeling stressed.

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Photographer: Cassidy Brooke Photography | Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch | Planner: Long Ago Love Vintage Rentals & Event Planning {LISTmember} | Florist: Ivy Lane Floral | Videographer: AdamFusion Films | Dress Designer: White by Vera Wang | Dress Boutique: David’s Bridal | Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist: Captivate by Aleigha | Wedding Cake: Honey B’s Macarons | Catering: Biscuits & Berries | DJ: FunctionPro DJ

 

Interview: Fleur De Lis

unnamed-2Your wedding invitation is your guests’ first impression of your wedding. It will set the mood so make it a good one! I am thrilled to introduce you to one of our LISTmembers Jenna of FLEUR DE LIS, a custom paperie. She designs and prints custom invitations, stationery and gifts for every occasion – weddings, birthdays, bar/bat mirzvahs, showers, corporate events, holiday, etc.

When and why did you start your business?

The name of my business was born while I was living in Florence, Italy with the city’s symbol – the “giglio” (Italian), or the “fleur de lis”. My background is in art history, graphic design, and paper making … so opening up a paperie boutique in 2011 just made sense and was exciting to me. I have always had an appreciation for the art of writing and beauty of paper, and the expression that the combo of paper and writing create. I have always loved weddings and love stories – and now I get to work with people during the best times of their lives. It’s such a fun and wonderful thing!

How did you learn your craft?

I am a self-taught graphic designer, and started learning out of sheer interest and curiosity. My education is in art history and I used to make paper from scratch in college (funny, but true!), so being creative has just always been an outlet for me. I have always been interested in the arts, and creative expression. I find a lot of joy in working with people one-on-one, especially when it’s designing and printing stationery for their great occasions in life.

What or who inspires you?

Painting and sculpture … anything Italian. Fashion … Audrey Hepburn. Pop culture … W Magazine. Movies … anything filmed in black and white. Life … my family.
Favorite Wedding Theme.

Because of the emotional component, I would have to say my own wedding. It was the best day of my life after meeting my (now) husband in high school, we reunited and married 10 years later. I would say that our best wedding description would be “vintage glamour”. Guests were requested to wear black and white attire, old b&w movies and chandeliers created the mood, my grandparent’s old typewriter wrote the guest book, Hazel Miller was the amazing singer/band. It felt like a night in an old-fashioned, glamorous 1920’s jazz club.

Favorite Wedding Trend.

I love to combine modern with traditional. Invitations set the tone for the wedding day, and I love when some elements are modern and some traditional. For example, creating letterpress invitations (old school romance), but having the wording a bit more playful (modern and fun). Or doing engraved invitations with etiquette wording (old school), but with white ink on bright colored stock (modern).

Advice for a couple planning a Colorado Wedding.

See me for invitations and save the dates :). But besides that, I would say to make your event your own. There are no rules, only guidelines. I always tell people that my job is to educate them on etiquette, but then can decide to follow it or not, and I can help either way. And no two weddings are the same – that is the beauty of them. Even if your “theme” is the same as someone else, your wedding will still be original because you are unique as a couple.

Also trust the people around you and get their local referrals, because you know that they do a good job from people that have used them before. Support local small businesses – they work really hard in their craft and in supporting their families and communities.

Where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. I love it here! I am proud to work and raise my family in such a great city.

Favorite Colorado Pastime.

Red Rocks concerts! Never cease to amaze me. I love and appreciate music, as well as the outdoors. So special!

Below is a preview of FLEUR DE LIS work. Check more out on her website: www.fdlpaperie.com

 

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Rustic Whimsical at Grand Lake

Notes from the photographers, David and Lynn of David Lynn Photography {LISTmember}:

A rustic, yet elegant, affair set on Grand Lake Colorado. The Bride and Groom took first look photos on a private ranch adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park, where the owner’s horses came out to join them. The Bride wore glossy red Hunter rain boots under her Matthew Christopher dress (since it was pouring down rain). The Bride and Groom said “I do” at the Grand Lake Yacht Club, after their golden retriever carried their rings down the aisle. Following their ceremony, they took a champagne toast boat ride on Grand Lake in the family Chris Craft (antique wooden boat). The reception boasted antique farm tables, flowers by Cori Cook in light blush tones and mercury glass vases, and warm candlelit lanterns.

Notes from the bride, Amy:

How blessed we are to have found one another, some two years ago, at the ever-so posh (dive bar) called the Candlelight. From casual dinners at home experimenting with a new recipe to fancy date nights out, lazy Sunday morning brunches to back-yard beer pong tournaments, and mountain weekend getaways to Mexico beach vacations, the past two years have been an adventure getting to know one another….and falling in love.

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Photographer:  David Lynn Photography {LISTmember} | Event Venue: Grand Lake Yacht Club | Floral Designer: Cori Cook Floral Design | Invitations: Sweet Zion Paperie {LISTmember} | Caterer: Daven Haven Lodge and Backstreet | Hair Stylist: Erin Ferris Designs | Veils and headpieces: Pretty Bride Shop | Event Planner: Rachel Austin Events | Officiant: Reverend Kim Tavendale | Dress Store: The Little White Dress Bridal Shop | DJ: Tip Top Music Entertainment

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Snowy Engagement

Notes from the photographer Sarah Box:

Kate & Jay were celebrating the holidays in the mountains, so we decided to end 2014 right by doing their engagement photos on New Year’s Eve. The 10 degree temperatures made sure that these two stayed nice and close, and even their puppy Mikey was a good sport about the cold. Everyone stayed bundled until the very end, when Kate & Jay made a quick outfit change into something more formal. They are having a black tie outdoor farm wedding this summer, so they wanted some of their engagement photos to set the tone. It is going to be quite the celebration with these two!
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Photographer:  Sarah Box Photography

March 29th: Lincoln Center Wedding Show in Fort Collins

Save the date for March 29th for The Lincoln Center Wedding Show in Fort Collins. This is a FREE event.

Make your wedding day what you always dreamed it to be! 

Come meet the finest in wedding professionals as you stroll amongst destination themed event spaces.

Savor Culinary Treats from Northern Colorado’s Finest Caterers.

Envision your wedding day in style with the latest in Spring Bridal Fashions.

Mix and mingle while enjoying complimentary signature cocktails on our beautiful Rooftop Deck.

The Lincoln Center…Extraordinary Happens Here

For more info, contact Eddie Modec at emodec@fcgov.com.

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Garden of the Gods Weddings

Truly one of the most beautiful places in Colorado, The Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Soft, romantic details including baby’s breath and lavender filled the room.

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Photographer:  Vanessa Kruse Photography {LISTmember} | Venue: Garden of the Gods Club and Resort | DJ: Quality Mobile Sound | Event Planner: Sk Event Specialists | Cake Designer: Sweet Daphne Confections | Floral Designer: The Plum Gallery

 

Pink Romance

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