Engagement Party with Emerald & Gold

We partnered up with our friends over at Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine to create this engagement party styled shoot. The new The Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Denver was an old bank building that recently got renovated into a sleek modern hotel with vintage touches. This became our inspiration for the shoot with the colors emerald and gold.

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Photography: Rachel Gomez {contributing photographer for COUTUREcolorado} | Venue: The Renaissance Hotel | Event Planner & Designer: Pink Paisley Events {LISTmember} | Florist: Lale Floral {LISTmember} |  Bakery: Langilicious Fine Pastries | Paper Goods: Idea Chic | Wardrobe Stylist: Jill Carter {LISTmember} | Videographer: Khodge Films {LISTmember} | Makeup Artist: Raquel at Beauty Mark

Cheers Coasters available on COUTUREcolorado BOUTIQUE


Armitage & McMillan

Goldyn {LISTmember}

Inspyre Boutique {LISTmember} - available on COUTUREcolorado BOUTIQUE


Willow {LISTmember}


Adriana Neves - available on COUTUREcolorado BOUTIQUE

Elaine B Jewelry {LISTmember} – available on COUTUREcolorado BOUTIQUE

Goldyn {LISTmember}

Marcia Moran 

Willow {LISTmember}


Rustic Glam in the Foothills

Notes from the bride, Liz: 

My husband and I met in an interesting way….on a camping trip (hosted by mutual friends). After coming down the mountain from a high-altitude and snowy fishing trip (it was June 1), my future husband arrived with multiple trout. No one else was as lucky. I wanted to learn how to gut a fish, and he was pretty cute. So, as he avoided talking to everyone, I walked over to him at the river and said, “I like your fish.” That was the start to our romance!

John and I chose to get married at Boettcher Mansion on Lookout Mountain. We thought it was a perfect fit since we met in the mountains. Boettcher Mansion had an elegance that was important to us. As a Southerner, who was a North Carolina Debutante, I wanted to integrate Southern sophistication into our wedding as well. Luckily, my husband let me take (most) of the control on our wedding vision.

Graciously, he let me pick out the morning suit, which he and the groomsmen wore to the wedding. I never saw anyone where morning suits here in Colorado. I was tired of seeing weddings where guests showed up in shorts. The morning suits were different, sophisticated and very Southern. Moreover, I always loved art deco style. Though it’s popular now, I insisted on this theme, but with bright colors instead of the usual neutrals. I chose fuschia, grey and cream. Everything flowed together beautifully. The art deco theme added another twist into the elegant wedding in the mountains I desired. Additionally, though I paid homage to my home state, I also tend to march to the beat of my own drummer. Thus, I added unusual aspects to the wedding like pincushion flowers in my bouquet. If it’s unique and beautiful, I tend to love it.

Any good Southerner knows that your guests should not have to ask or pay for anything. It’s a party and my guests were not going to worry about anything. John and I provided transportation on limo busses from the Hotel Monaco to and from the wedding in addition to babysitting, as this event was only for adults. Alcohol, and lots of it, was flowing from 2 bars for our guests as well. We had everything from the local whiskey of Leopold Bros. to St. Germain.

Lastly, and most importantly, was our ceremony. As I’m Jewish and John is Catholic, we chose a non-denominational ceremony that showed our uniqueness in our wedding vision and as a couple. We chose to hire a “celebrant,” who took vast amounts of time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple. Instead of traditional vows, we incorporated many fun traditions from multiple cultures including a wine box and Celtic knot tying vows. It was so fun and unique to have ceremony that was different from the norm. Of course, we did have John step on the glass at the end of the ceremony to complete the marriage. We walked into Devotchka and out to Hall & Oats. Overall, our wedding was filled with a mix of traditions, sophistication, mountains, friends, and incredible amounts of love.


Photographer: Kokoro Photography | Wedding Planner: L Elizabeth Events {LISTmember} | Venue: Boettcher Mansion | Florist: Bella Calla | Dress Designer: Pronovias | Makeup Artist: Alchemy Mineral Blends | Hair Stylist: Carrie Richards at Henry’s Salon | Cake: Azucar | Celebrant: Keith Horstman | Caterer: All Love Catering | Transportation: Denver Limo

Vintage Wedding in Denver

I am dying over these vintage details. The china, signage, florals, vase…. down to the coaster…. were all perfections. I guess this is where the saying comes from…. “it is all in the details.

Photographer:  Elevate Photography | Reception Venue: Hudson Gardens | Event Designer: Quintessential

High School Sweethearts

The floral print jumper and the denim work shirt is a perfect match for the sunny Colorado engagement shoot.

Notes from the photographer, Saray Hays {LISTmember}:

Cale and Abbey were high school sweethearts and they spent a few years apart while attending collage and when Abbey was in town for Christmas Break Cale surprised her with a ring and proposal. They will be getting married at the River Bend in Lyons in May 2015!

Spotted: Coral and Teal


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A Mountain Chic Wedding in Winter Park

This mountain chic wedding in Winter Park, Colorado was held at a private residence. The views were speculator, the details were beautiful and ,despite the rain, the photos turned out gorgeous.

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Photographer:  Brinton Studios | Event Designer: Love This Day Events | Venue: Private Residence in Winter Park

Nov 15th: Sara Gabriel Sip & Style Trunk Show at Blue

It’s a party just for Brides! Time to complete your bridal look at Blue Bridal {LISTmember} on November 15th.

Come see their best-selling veiling and accessories collection & meet the designer!  For one night only, Sip & Style Trunk Show in downtown Denver!

Meet local designer, Sara Gabriel and save 15% on her entire collection of veils and accessories! Sip champagne, snack on appetizers from local “Best Restaurant in Denver,” winner DiFranco’s, & cupcakes from local bakery, Gigi’s. Get your hair styled and try out some makeup looks from the talented gals at Fluff Bar!

RSVP to 303.446.2583 as soon as possible. Limited appointments with the designer are available.

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


Rustic Barn Wedding in Steamboat

A rustic gem tucked away in Steamboat Springs. Kara & Jason had their wedding at Midnight Ranch. steamboat wedding_1533.jpg

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Photographer:  Elegant Images-Colorado | Event Venue: Midnight Ranch  | Cake Designer: Das Meyer Pastry Chalet | Floral Designer: Forever Floral Design | Caterer: Steamboat Meat & Seafood CO

Nov 9th: Fall Wedding Show in Estes Park

Imagine…….your wedding vows spoken in the majestic beauty of the Estes Park Rocky Mountains.

This Fall Wedding Show will share what Estes Park has to offer as your wedding destination and show you how their vendors’ creative expertise will make your wedding day tailored perfectly for you.

Tour Estes Park’s unique ceremony and reception sites.

Win one or more of fabulous prizes through the Rose Toss, in addition to a Romantic Weekend Get-Away.

Dream of the possibilities of your wedding in the breathtaking beauty of the Estes Park Rocky Mountains.

This is an event you do not want to miss!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Event begins at Della Terra Mountain Chateau (3501 Fall River Road
Estes Park, CO)

10:30am -1:00pm – Vendor Exhibition

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Venue Tours

Go to EstesParkWeddings.com to register.


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