Aug 5th: The Big Fake Wedding Denver

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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.

For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit:


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Interview: Sapphire Celebrations


I think hiring a wedding planner is one of the most important decisions you need to make. One, I highly recommend hiring one. It will ease the stress of the day and the months of planning leading up. In the long run, a good planner will save you money and make the planning fun and enjoyable. And second, I recommend hiring one with experience. And that is exactly what this Mom and Daughter team at Sapphire Celebrations {LISTmember} provides to you.

Sapphire Celebrations offers couples several levels of wedding planning services. From the Sapphire Wedding Coordination Package – providing their assistance every step of the way – to the Complete Wedding Coordination Package or the Day Of Package, you are sure to find the level of service that is right for you. A La Carte Services can be added to any wedding coordination package to meet the specific needs of every couple.  All of their packages are custom-created, ensuring that our clients get the exact level of wedding planning assistance they need.

I am pleased to introduce to Pam and Angie of Sapphire Celebrations.

When and why did you start your business?

After many years of corporate and philanthropic event planning, helping friends planning their weddings and planning Angie’s wedding, Sapphire Celebrations was officially started in the summer of 2004. We have both always loved the organization and creative outlet of planning events and love seeing it all come together at the end.

How did you learn your craft?

After 10 years in the business much of what we do for our clients is learned through experience. To keep up with the changing trends we read wedding magazines and blogs and attend educational events.

What or who inspires you? 

Our clients inspire us. There is nothing more inspiring than working with our clients to create their wedding vision and make it a reality.

Any awards or features/publications?

We have been featured in many blogs and publications.  Some of the more notable are Martha Stewart Weddings, People Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Couture Colorado, The Knot, and Confetti Magazine.

We have been named in the Best of list from theKnot several years. We were award an ICON award for this video.

What is your favorite wedding trend?

The focus on overall guest experience is our favorite trend. Couples are no longer just focusing on “their” day, but on how everyone attending will remember the special day.  The experience starts as soon as the guests arrive with welcome bags full of items to make their trip more enjoyable.  It ends with a late night snack or something special in their car for the ride home.

If you could pick one celebrity to plan a wedding for, who would it be? 

Sandra Bullock. No question. She is beautiful inside and out.  We would love to help her plan a wedding that shows her personality, beauty and love for the world.

What wedding theme would you love to work with? 

We love all trends that our clients bring to us, but would love to have a food focused event. Colorado offers so many great cuisines and a farm to table event is on our bucket list.

Advice for a couple planning a Colorado Wedding.

Early in your planning sit down together and discuss what your priorities are for the wedding day. Also write down the things that are of lower priority to you. Share these lists with your parents and make sure that you are all on the same page.  By identifying your priorities early on in the planning you will be able to focus on the important items first.

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

The owners of Sapphire Celebrations are both Colorado natives, with over 100 years of history in this amazing state.


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Cakes & Desserts

“You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” I disagree. For your wedding, you can have it all. The big trend right now is not just to have a cake but many many desserts displayed in a chic fashion on one table so that guests can enjoy a whole smorgasbord of delicious sweet edibles. Yep, this is possibly the best thing that has happened in the wedding industry for years.

Check out our fabulous local bakeries.

June 20-21: Sample Sale at Blue

unnamedAre you still searching for your perfect dress? Want designer style for a bargain price?

Start off Summer solstice with *HOT* savings at Blue Bridal in Denver! You’re invite to the biggest Sample sale yet!

By Appointment  { June 20-June 21st } – (303) 446-2583

This sample sale is unlike any other Blue has hosted, as EVERY dress in store will be included in our sale! Meaning, if you fall in love with *the dress* and don’t want to wait to order, you can take it home with you that day! Blue is very excited about the selection, as there will be PLENTY to choose from!  Designers included: Tara Keely, Hayley Paige, La Sposa, Pronovias, Casablanca, WTOO and Love Marley!

This event is still hosted *by appointment* so please book yours far in advance! Dresses will be priced the morning of the event, so even our bridalistas will be shocked by the deals!

Find a guy……

“Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep… wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you’re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have you…. The one who turns to his friends and says, ‘that’s her.’”

– Chuck Palahniuk author of the Fight Club



Photographed by the talented Jamee Photography {LISTmember}

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Summer Love

Notes from the photographer, Daylene Wilson Photographic

Jens + Teen are obviously so much fun and so in love. They wanted their dog Leif to be in the photos and got him groomed for his big photo shoot. They were willing to sit in tall grass, run through muddy wet fields and be attacked by mosquitos to have a beautiful engagement session. Love these three.
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Photoraphy by Daylene Wilson Photographic

Farm Wedding

Notes from the photographer, Lucky Malone

These two got married Labor Day weekend at Osborn Farm in Loveland, CO. Michelle did some major DIYing for the wedding. I love this couple’s bohemian-glam style – be sure to check out Michelle’s beautiful antique ruby engagement ring, awesome gold shoes and gold belt. I love the cow “branding” for the invites and throughout the wedding details, which is a nod to Gabor’s family name.

From the Bride, Michelle:

We’re really committed to a bilingual wedding since Gabor’s family from Hungary speaks little to no English. We want to make sure both cultures are represented and really feel included since it is going to be the first major introduction. Gabor is from Budapest, Hungary and his last name is Boczonadi, which his family has shortened to Boci for generations. Boci means cow or calf in Hungarian and his family is really proud of this. Their business (a small tool/hardware retailer) even has a cow as a logo. We decided to incorporate into our wedding as we start a new line of the Boci family. Now, as our friends and family catch on, I’m afraid we’ll end up with an entire house of cow knickknacks!

The ring was given to us by Gabor’s mom and was her great aunt’s ring. His family doesn’t know the whole story behind it, but they think it is from around 1910 and is a ruby. His grandma told me a great story about how family jewelry is really important in Hungary because they have been through so many wars, where homes and land were destroyed or stolen, it is some of the only family wealth many people have. She can remember smuggling her pouch of jewelry through three different wars.

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Photographer: lucky malone | Event Venue: Osborn Farm | Caterer: Brava Pizza | DJ: Discosapien | Groomsman Attire: Express Men | Dress Designer: Galina | Shoes: Seychelle’s | Hair Stylist: Star Salon | Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Trio Custom Clothiers

Pink and Gray Wedding Inspiration

Art Love

Notes from the photographer, Nicole Noel Photography:

When I met with Levi and Grace to discuss their session we tossed around the idea of doing the shoot in Levi’s studio apartment. I was so hoping there would be fabulous art hanging on the walls and enough natural light in his studio to do the shoot. When I arrived I was blown away! The artwork in these photos and the natural light pouring through the window made this shoot a dream! Levi is a local artist in Denver, CO ( and his artwork is featured in the background of almost every picture. Grace and Levi both told me they don’t photograph well, but they were adorable in front of the camera and their authenticity made the photos turn out great. Choosing to do the photos in an environment where they felt comfortable to be themselves really helped. We laughed our whole way through the shoot and I don’t think their personalities could have been captured any better.

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Photographer: Nicole Noel Photography

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