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

 

Feb 27th – 28th: Watters & Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show at Anna Be

TWO in ONE trunk show at Anna Be {LISTmember} Feb 27th to Feb 28th. That’s right, Watters AND Monique Lhuillier !

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Brides who are looking for the ultimate in figure-flattery in a fashionable dress that doesn’t compromise a timeless feel should not miss the Watters Trunk Show at anna be.This weekend is your chance to find a sophisticated, gorgeous dress that is priced from $1,900! Plus, during the event we will have an expert Watters stylist on hand to help brides find their Watters gown.

 

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Monique Lhuillier has been a leader in the bridal gown industry for one reason: her gowns are flat-out gorgeous! Never trendy but never stagnant, a Monique Lhuillier gown is feminine, flattering, and a look that will stand the test of time. This February, anna bé will be bringing the best of the collection to Denver for two days. This collection ranges from $4,900 – $8,000.

Anna Be {LISTmember} – 1575 boulder street, denver, co 80211 – 720-855-1111

Interview: Swank Stems

colorado wedding florist_0206.jpgI am thrilled to introduce to one of our newest LISTmembers, Nicole of Swank Stems. A interior designer turned floral designer, Nicole provides custom floral design services with focus on celebrations and social events of all types.

When and why did you start your business?

I launched Swank Stems in October of 2007. It was a big change in my career path at the time. I had left an interior design position in the hospitality industry earlier that year, with the goal of finding a new way to satisfy my need for a creative job, while not being required to get on a plane multiple times per month.

How did you learn your craft?

My entire life has lead me to this craft. My formal training in design came from obtaining my Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Metropolitan State College of Denver, (when I graduated – now a Univeristy…) Following Metro, I pursued studies in interior design, and then when I made the leap with my career, I studied to obtain my certification in floral design through the Floral Design Institute in Portland, OR.

What or who inspires you?

I am very influenced/inspired by floral and event designers, who work in the LA and NYC markets, and I do follow the work of many European floral designers as well. I must say though, I am obsessed with anything Preston Bailey touches, and will never forget the day I had the pleasure of meeting him in person. A true talent, and a lovely man!

Favorite Wedding location.

It’s tough to select one location – I love many of the venues in our beautiful Mile High City, but also love the chance to work in the mountains (i.e. Vail and Beaver Creek) throughout the season. Every spot has unique qualities, so it’s tough to pinpoint just one.

Favorite Wedding Trend.

I think it’s so much fun when my brides find a killer pair of shoes to wear with their wedding gown – whether the color coordinates to their overall wedding palette, or they find just the most sexy, amazing pair of heels]. I have to say I wish this had been the trend when I got married. (That was such a long time ago, the trend was to dye your satin shoes the exact same color of white or ivory as your wedding gown…) I’d rather have a gorgeous pair of Jimmy Choo’s in my closet, frankly!

Favorite Wedding Theme.

Anything that has a classic, formal and elegant styling – whether simple or elaborate, I truly love. I am big on details like candlelight, and anything that shimmers/glistens as pretty complimentary details to romantic blossoms…

Advice for a couple planning a Colorado Wedding.

Be open to adjustments with your wedding day game plan. While we have the most amazing blue skies and weather for the majority of the year, it can be somewhat unpredictable at times. If you have a ‘Plan B’, you most likely won’t have to use it!

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

I am proud to say that I am a Colorado native – and am happy to display my ‘Pioneer’ license plates on my car (and I went through the long process of documentation to get them – frustrating that anyone can just get them now). My family has been here for over four generations, so I have a very keen sense of connection and pride to this amazing place we live!

A few of her favorite designs are below. Check out her website for more.
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Giveaway: $1,000 off your wedding photography

Yep, that’s right! I have a $1,000 to giveaway! Merrick Chase {LISTmember} is one of the most talented wedding photographers in Colorado. I am thrilled to offer you a chance to win a $1,000 off his wedding photography services.

Merrick’s take on his style and approach to weddings,

“My approach to wedding photography is to capture the energy and emotion of the day as each moment unfolds, for the most part. Something’s going on everywhere, and I want to capture a slice of all of it. Naturally, I aim to make everyone look their best in the images, so I pay a lot of attention to the direction the light is coming from and also to my framing and the angle I’m shooting from.”

Read more on his interview on COUTUREcolorado.

Here’s the scoop: 

ONE lucky winner will receive $1,000 off of Merrick Chase’s eight hour wedding collection (starting at $4,250).

There are no losers! For all the “runner up’s” (everyone who entered) will receive 10% off any of his complete wedding packages (this excludes his ‘mini’ collection).

Enter below by February 20th, 2015.

*please note that there are limited available dates for Merrick’s services.

Here’s how to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Examples of Merrick’s Work:

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Pink and Ivory Denver Wedding

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

As a veteran in the wedding and event industry, Kari knew she wanted something unique for their wedding day, and Jonathan was all on board.

Jonathan and Kari married on the 7-year anniversary of the day that Jonathan asked her to be his girlfriend. With many personal touches throughout the ceremony and reception, Jonathan and Kari wanted to give their guests a glimpse into their relationship and distinct personalities. Jonathan grew up in the mountains so it was important to find a ceremony site that had gorgeous Colorado mountain views. Kari wanted a more modern reception space and the Cable Center in Denver was the perfect choice.

With Kari’s boss Anthony as the officiant, they read their own vows in front of their closest family and friends and sealed them in a wine box with separate love letters to each other.
Kari and Jonathan had four different food stations throughout the Cable Center, and each incorporated their favorite foods. They also treated their guests with a cake bar stocked with pink and ivory cakes. The space was designed with a variety of tall cocktail style tables and lounge furniture to create open seating without formal place settings. After dancing all night long, guests snacked on late-night mini breakfast burritos before heading to the after party.

One of Kari’s dearest vendors made a beautiful “LOVE” marquee sign that illuminated the floor and gave guests quite the backdrop for photos.

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Photographer: David Lynn Photography {LISTmember} | Ceremony: Mount Vernon Country Club | Reception Venue: Cable Center  | Caterer: Footers | Cake: Intricate Icings Cake Design | Floral Designer: Mainstreet Flower Market | Photo Booth: ShutterBooth Denver | Caterer: The Cable Center | DJ: Elite DJ & Production | Dress Store: Amanda’s Bridal & Tux

Notes from the Bride, Kari of Footers Catering

Jonathan and I met through a great group of friends in 2006. Soon after meeting, and much to our surprise, we realized that our school schedules were very similar and that we were able to see each other more and more. One night Jonathan and his cousin surprised my friend and I with Avalanche tickets! Unfortunately we were just sitting down to class when we received this exciting news, but we were able to come up with a little white lie to leave class early. Good thing the little white lie worked, because that night Jonathan and I ended up on the kiss cam! Over the next six years, our love flourished, we graduated from college and we found a love for travel and made a vow to continue to travel every year.

Feb 21st-22nd: Sample Sale at Blue Bridal

Now is your chance to get your dream wedding dress for the fraction of the cost at Blue Bridal {LISTmember}. Dresses will be up to 50-90% off!!!!Designers include Tara Keely, Hayley Paige, La Sposa, Pronovias, and Casablanca. Variety in styles, and bridal sizes ranging from 6-14!

Blue Bridal {LISTmember} is located on the 16th street in Downtown Denver:500 16th Street, Suite 222, Denver, Colorado 80202.

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