Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sparkle in the New Year

We may have been sitting on the couch unable to move from all the excitement and loads of food from Christmas, but it is time to get up and start thinking about reigning in the New Year.  There are parties planned and great upcoming festivities; however, have you found the perfect outfit?  Whether it be for a wedding or just a great party, we are thinking to add a little (or a lot) of sparkle to sum up the year.  The holidays are such a special time and we love choosing an amazing outfit to party in.  Every fashion magazine and website we browse, celebrities and models are in over the top, beautiful sparkling dresses, shorts, shirts, and anything else that will shimmer and we cannot wear it to celebrate 2012!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fritts Rosenow Bespoke Boutonnieres

Are you a super hero fan with a love for the guitar and skiing?  Well, low and behold, there are the perfect boutonnieres out there just for you.  There are no words really to explain how ridiculously awesome Fritts Rosenow Bespoke Boutonnieres are.   Each is designed to let the grooms personality shine on their special day.  We absolutely fell in love and cannot wait to see a groom walk down the aisle with his own personally chosen theme for a boutonniere.  Nevertheless, for those more traditional folks, they have a variety of simple flower boutonnieres, but with a little added flair of color.  

These are a few of our favorites, but you must go check out the rest to see for yourself how absolutely fantastic they really are.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Inspiration 101: White Winter Wedding Decor

With Christmas just around the corner and the snow (hopefully) falling, there is so much inspiration around.  We are so excited about the holidays and cannot get enough of the sparkling, beautiful decorations.  Even though snow may not be falling in Denver, the snowy mountains are just the place for inspiration.  The snow covered grounds create beautiful backgrounds and compliment white for a wedding.  Creating a room with all white decor, brilliant!  We would love to create an event with some of these gorgeous white, sparkling elements.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Montana Wedding ~ Choteau Ranch

Scott and Rachel (Cole) Harter pronounced their vows atop of a hay wagon in the middle of a barley field, about 30 minutes outside the small town of Choteau, about an hour outside of Great Falls Montana. And this wasn’t just any field, it was the Cole family farm where Rachel spent her childhood working along side her incredibly kind and welcoming family.
Nothing is more personal then having your “first look” on the front porch of your grandparents home, and saying “I do” to the man of your dreams in the midst of all your childhood memories.   This wedding truly was sentimental and special in every way possible. Not to mention, the backdrop included sprawling Montana farmland up against the towering peaks of the Rockies.
A huge thank you to Alex from Chrystabel Photography for the photos and blog post. I have known the Cole ladies for 10 years and they are beautiful inside and out. Congratulations on your wedding Rachel and Scott! Thank you for letting us post your wedding!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Delish Dessert Idea: French Macaroons

Normally, cake is an essential at every wedding, but many couples are moving away from the traditional.  For the past years, cupcakes and dessert bars have overwhelmed the dessert tables.  Nevertheless, times are changing and the new hot item--french macarons.  Yes, macarons!  It is a surprising trend; however, they look beautiful, they come in so many colors, and they taste amazing.  We even tried making them on our own and yes, of course they turned out, but definitely not as beautiful as these displays. 
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Great favors for your guests, beautiful and edible, what more could you want in a gift?!?
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Send a special message to your guests with your macarons.
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Change it up and make lollipops.  If you found cool vintage vases, you could make the macarons your centerpieces.
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Monday, December 12, 2011

Anna Be Sample Sale Dec 14-16

The holidays always calls for lots of shopping and lots of sales.  While we are checking off our Christmas lists, you can check your wedding dress off your list.  Anna Be is having a sample sale December 14th through the 16th.  The shop has the top designers dresses and are absolutely gorgeous.  We were able to witness all the beautiful dresses at the Anna Be Five event with one of the dresses in our vignette--sparkly, unique, and dreamy.  Get ready for the chaos, but make sure to follow all the rules.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

c9 wedding: Steph & John at Silverado Resort, Napa

If there was one wedding that we could do over and over again, it would be this one! The Napa weather was absolutely perfect for Stephanie and John who wanted a destination wedding at the Silervado Resort & Spa that brought their favorite things together: family, friends and wine.
Starting with her colors of aubergine which is an eggplant and champagne, we worked together to design a custom invitation (which has been featured nationally – yea!) to set the tone for the wedding.  The bride wore an Amsale Blue Collection gown which was drop dead gorgeous. The ceremony was held outside on the golf course. Stephanie arrived in style in a vintage 1947 Packard and walked down the aisle to ‘In My Life’ accompanied by a soloist and quartet. After the ceremony, an a cappella group led the guests to the cocktail hour.
The reception was in the charmingly beautiful Grove which was filled with aubergine covered tables and varying orchid and hydrangea centerpieces. Guests were treated to amazing food and wine, and a dance-till-you-drop 80’s band that rocked all night long (forgive the 80’s reference).
Our vendor team: The Silverado Resort & Spa, Brittany Hanson with BLR Photography (thank you for the AMAZING photos), Fleurs de France, Golden Gate Music- quartet), Sugar Rush – band, Chair Covers & Linens, Perfect endings- cake and Classic Convertible Wine Tours.