Terri & Mike Intimate Botanic Gardens Wedding

Terri & Mike Intimate Botanic Gardens Wedding

Terri & Mike Intimate Botanic Gardens Wedding

This lovely couple was one of our day of coordination clients! They fell in love late in life and wanted to have some of their closest friends and family present to celebrate their beautiful marriage. The two of them had a love for Asian Art and Culture and wanted to incorporate that as much as possible into their day! They did this by using asian inspired florals, serving some asian eats, and giving out little red good luck boxes to their guests as favors. I love that Terri said nah to a traditional white dress and went with this STUNNING black and blue floral gown for her ceremony. My favorite part of their day was that they incorporated tarot card readers into the garden reception. The ladies had a line of interested guests the whole night (me included!) I'll be suggesting that to all of my spiritual brides to come! 

Bruch Babes at Hotel Teatro for Rocky Mountain Bride

Bruch Babes at Hotel Teatro for Rocky Mountain Bride

When Rocky Mountain Bride reached out to ME to design a styled bridal luncheon I seriously felt like I was dreaming. I met one of the sweet editors Taylor at Hotel Teatro which would be the site for our shoot. I had never been there before but was blown away by the space! The space had a giant navy blue book case (that was beautifully styled on its own) that covered the whole back wall. There were thick padded leather couches and heavy dark wood tables that gave off an overall masculine vibe. I was asked to make the space fitting for a group of girls to hangout in and was given free reign over who I could pick for my vendor team! Like whatttt? 

So I decided to go with peaches, pinks, ivory, and navy as the color palette! I wanted wild, non traditional floral arrangements not only for the table scape but also for the mantle and holes in the bookcase. Obviously Yonder House was my first choice for rentals and they absolutely killed it! They even let us be the first to use their unreal Breckenridge Lounge. The table was set and complete with leather menus created by my favorite girl Handsome Love Calligraphy! Our beautiful models were a real life bride and bridal party so it made it easy and fun for the ladies to be themselves and spend the day together! Overall, I wanted the whole day to be dripping in champagne and my dreams really came to life for this perfect perfect day! 

This was my original mood board that I designed for the shoot, I'd say we kind of nailed it:

 
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I am still in just a bit of shock that my designs are in a printed magazine somewhere where people can hold it and see it and flip the pages. It is just amazing to me! So thank you so much to everyone that make this all possible! I very literally couldn't have done it without you! 

Photography: Alchemy Creative
Publication/Print: Rocky Mountain Bride (Spring 2018)
Hair & Makeup: Jaded Beauty
Planning and Design: Promise Event Planners
Dress: Emma and Grace Bridal
Ring and Jewelry: The Diamond Reserve
Florals: Helios Floral
Rentals: Yonder House
Calligraphy: Handsome Love Calligraphy

Venue: Hotel Teatro

Desserts: Astonishing Cakes

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Urban Downtown Denver Anniversary Styled Shoot

Urban Downtown Denver Anniversary Styled Shoot

Our Urban Downtown Denver Anniversary Styled Shoot was featured on Junebug weddings! 

August and Tanisha have been married for a few years now. Instead of doing a styled engagement shoot with two people that were already married we wanted to give this real life couple an anniversary photoshoot. For this shoot Megan and I wanted to channel a worldly vibe. This is a strong African American couple and we wanted that to shine through in its own effortless beauty. We set up on the rooftop of Studio LoHi in Downtown Denver (Thanks for the location Logan!). For styling we picked oranges, yellows, whites, and blue tones! We set up a sweet little table perfect for an anniversary dinner. Complete with a natural dyed cotton gauze table runner, tiny globes, and a painted glass menu. We also set up a little lounge where the couple could enjoy some wine and hangout.

Before the shoot we had Tanisha and August write a handwritten note to each other to read out loud during the shoot. We had our calligrapher Abby Co Design write out these letters in her stunning calligraphy. Things got a little emotional when they read their letters to one another and it was so special! We ended the shoot with Tanisha and August dancing with the Colorado sunset putting on quite a show! 

The see the full feature on Junebug Weddings! 

Planning: Promise Event Planners

Publication: Junebug Weddings 

Photography: Megan Blowey Photography

Florist: Helios Floral

Calligraphy: Abby Co Design

Styling and Hair Wrap: Oma Wraps

 

What To Wear To Your Engagement Shoot

What To Wear To Your Engagement Shoot

What should you wear to your engagement shoot?

Well we are giving you some of our favorite tips and tricks on what to do, wear, and bring...

Location, Location, Location: Location is key when deciding what to wear to your engagement shoot! Your location will set the vibe for the photos. Places like the mountains, the city, your guys favorite local bar, an amusement park, the beach, in a car, or an open field are great places to start! Tie your location together by having your outfit match the setting. If your playing in the snow wear a coat, hat, and gloves. If you are walking through the city, wear what you would wear for a night on the town! Set the scene and create a cohesive look!

Show It Off: Yassss girl! Show of your best physical attributes! If you have great legs wear a short skirt or dress (nude heels are great for elongating the leg as well). If you have a booty where a tight pencil skirt or skinny jeans to flaunt your shape. Love yourself, be kind to yourself, and let your body shine! 

Don't Be Afraid of Color: Y'all know Im a sucker for black and white, but when it comes to your engagement shoot don't be afraid of a little color. Think of colors that look really good on your partner or what might make your eyes pop. Even tie in your wedding colors to set the scene for your big day!

Set The Vibe for your Wedding Day: Channel the theme of your wedding day in your engagement shoot! If you are planning a rustic wedding or a black tie affair dress the part to set the mood for your big day! If your wedding has a tropical vibe, take your photos in a mid mod tiki lounge or  in your swimsuit! This is your chance to have some fun with theme! 

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Be Yourself: Don't put on a front for the photos! It wont be worth it in the end! If you don't wear heels in real life, don't wear them to your engagement shoot (this is coming from a sneaker girl at heart!). You want to be comfortable and carefree. 

Coordinate With Your Partner: I am not saying you guys have to match from head to toe, but a well coordinated outfit will help you slay your shoot! Wear clothes of the same color in different shades or make sure your overall vibe is cohesive. Don't have your guy in jeans and a tee shirt when your wearing a ballgown...You catch my drift!

Flowy Isn't Always The Answer: Loose and flowy clothes can often make you look larger than you are and no one wants that. If you want to wear a flowy shirt sinch it with a belt or make sure a flowing skirt is blowing in the wind. 

Props: This is where you can really go big! Sunglasses, balloons, a lounge set up, beers, a bouquet, or a bottle of champagne. Show off your personalities and the things you like as a couple by adding props to your engagement shoot. This will make your shoot fun and different than anyone else! Also nothing like a little booze to loosen you up! 

Make It Fun, Not Serious!: You don't want to look back on your engagement photos and think "well that was awkward"! Choose a photographer that you vibe with and want to spend these intimate moments with! Have fun with your partner and enjoy your ENGAGEMENT! This time is so special! Don't take it for granted and have the best time! 

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Now you are all ready and styled for your engagement shoot...Let us help you plan your big day! We offer day of coordination and full service packages to suit your needs! Lets grab a coffee and talk weddings! 


6 Ways to Ask Your BFF’s to Be Your Bridesmaids

6 Ways to Ask Your BFF’s to Be Your Bridesmaids

6 Ways to Ask Your BFF’s to Be Your Bridesmaids

Because getting all your best friends in the same place at the same time is half the fun! Asking your BFF's to be a part of your bridal party is such a perfect excuse to show your favorite people some extra love! Here are our absolute favorite ways to assemble your perfect bride tribe... 

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1.    Will You Be My Bridesmaid Box – A cute way to ask and prepare her for the job! Item ideas include: champagne, nail polish, face masks, personalized jewelry, chocolate, hangover kit, photos, Bridesmaids movie, etc. Along with a little note asking your bestie to be your bridesmaid.

This little box is from Panache Gift Baskets and can be completely customized for you. The bridesmaid box has been the biggest trend this past year. Your girls will love it and it sets a great tone for your big day! 

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2.    I Was Wondering… Puzzle – Is she up for the challenge? Have her connect the pieces and find out! This clever little puzzle is sure to be a memorable way to ask.

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3.    Wine Not Be My Bridesmaid? – All aboard the booze train! She’s been with you for every wine night…so why not ask her with a personalized wine bag? Gush over the memories, stories, and good times over a good bottle of wine!

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4.    He Popped the Question…Now It’s My Turn – Pop the question in a way that’s bound to fill her with love…and confetti!

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5.    Say It Sweetly – It’s hard to say no to sweets...and a question when it’s asked like this! Personalized macaroons or other treats make for a sweet idea. Cookies companies around town all have their different way of making personalized goods. Another cute idea I've seen is making a little cookie that looks like a calendar month and circling the month and day of your wedding in frosting! Super cute! 

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6.    Adventure Awaits – Having a destination wedding? Ask your BFFs with a luggage tag that is sure to ramp up the excitement!


Our Full Service Package includes picking the perfect way to ask your girls to be a part of our special day! Check out everything our Full Package includes!


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