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Sapphire orchids and jewel-toned peacock feathers are a stunning combination in these exotic bouquets from Statice Floral, especially against the aqua bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen vests of Alana & Stan’s bridal party.  Alana’s lovely veil was also trimmed in blue and Stan’s socks sported a fun medley of blues and green under the ceremony gazebo at Omni Interlocken Hotel, Broomfieldl in Broomfield.  We really enjoyed this sweet stylish couple and these lovely photos from Rachel Olsen Photography capture the fun evening celebration.

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The Creative Team

Event Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Omni Interlocken Hotel, Broomfield | Photography:  Rachel Olsen Photography | Bouquets & Boutonnieres:  Statice Floral Design | DJ:  Elite DJ | Wedding Dress:  David’s Bridal

Video

Burlap Events is this sweet new company based in Missouri that Ashley & Mark introduced us to.  Couples choose a flip camera package, receive the cameras via mail the week before the wedding, and start shooting footage.  They and their guests can capture everything from behind the scenes footage to ceremony vows to honeymoon adventures.  The cameras are then sent back to Burlap Events to be edited into both a long and short version of the wedding festivities.  It’s genius!  And fun.

Check out Ashley & Mark’s Vail Mountain Wedding for some great footage and editing results!

009 (15)Woodland mountain romance was the inspiration of this gorgeous soiree at the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park.  Captured in fashionable detail by the impressively talented Drake Busch Photography, Amanda and Dave’s wedding day featured some of the bluest skies of an otherwise rainy spring.  Florals and greenery accented an aspen ceremony arch tucked among towering evergreens as Matt Raynak of Rocky Mountain Wedding Services had the wedding rings pass through each guests’ hands to bestow warmth and well-wishes for the new couple.  After cocktails on the patio with a striking view of the continental divide, guests signed a guestbook under the watchful eyes of squirrel, owl, and fox in a playful woodland scene.

Artful twists of curly willow reached up toward Chihuly blown-glass chandeliers from mounds of white hydrangea, purple lisianthus, and blush stock on lush lilac table linens (from Linen Hero).  Statice Floral further brought the romantic woodland look into a long king’s table centered in the room with a runner of eucalyptus and moss, accented with candles, flowers, and small lanterns, reminiscent of camping trips with grandparents.  A fern beside each woodland-motif menu brought the look home and snow-capped mountains of chocolate from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory awaited each guest at their setting as a sweet favor.  Rod from RD Stars Entertainment (uncle of the groom) really went all out with uplights and dance lighting and even showcased music videos with some of the songs, providing entertainment for onlookers as well as the dancers.

Amanda did such a lovely job of choosing the details that reflected an appreciation of natural beauty that she and Dave share, creating an absolutely memorable experience for their guests.  And the guests were Amanda’s favorite detail.  When asked, “What was the best memory of your wedding day?”, Amanda responded,  Seeing everyone so happy! It doesn’t  seem often that you are surrounded by your closest friends and family who have smiles beaming from ear to ear, and you spend all day hugging and laughing. To be that happy and excited for the entire day, with all the people you love, was the best part for us both!

Our heartiest congratulations to this special couple and best wishes for many more days of happiness and excitement with loved ones!

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The Creative Team

Event Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  The Stanley Hotel | Photography:  Drake Busch Photography | Flowers:  Statice Floral Design | Linens & Chair Covers:  Linen Hero | Ceremony Music:  Nobility Strings | DJ & Lighting:  RD Stars Entertainment | Videography:  The Pros | Cake:  Colorado Rose Cake Company | Officiant:  Rocky Mountain Wedding Services, Matt Raynak | Favors:  Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory | Hair & Makeup:  Carly Speir | Wedding Gown:  Maggie Sottero

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Baylee and Matt’s classic wedding makes the most of both city and mountainscape and even captures romantic moments in the fresh snowfall through the lens of Jamie Beth Photography.  Lovely rose bouquets in soft shades of purple from Statice Floral complimented the Park Church ceremony and later became part of the centerpiece decor at Pines at Genessee where a bundt wedding cake (so delicious!) and music from Elite DJ accented the evening celebration.  Congratulations to such a sweet couple!

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The Creative Team

Event Planning:  JA Special Events | Photography:  Jamie Beth Photography | Ceremony Venue:  Park Church | Reception Venue:  The Pines at Genesee | Floral:  Statice Floral Design  | Music:  Elite DJ  | Wedding Gown:  David’s Bridal

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Baby’s breath and burlap are a sweet combination for any ranch wedding, especially this sweet celebration at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.  Ashley and Brian added fun to the mix with chalkboard tabletop signs like “I solemnly swear to protect you from spiders as long as we both shall live” and “I don’t get drunk, I get awesome”.   We love the details captured by Brinton Studios and so did Borrowed & Blue, who recently published this pretty wedding:  Ashley & Brian at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

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The Creative Team

Event Planning:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa | Photography & Photobooth:  Brinton Studios | DJ:  Elite DJ

020Some of the most magical wedding days include a torrential downpour that, contrary to the hourly forecast, clears just in time for the marriage ceremony. The sun shines brighter as vows are exchanged and guests feel a sense of awe and appreciation at the timely cooperation of nature.  Casey of Two One Photography captured just such a wedding day with us this past May.

Meg and Bryan, doctor and lawyer by trade, flew from Chicago to Colorado during the third week of daily lingering rainstorms, an out of character weather pattern for the normally sunny western state. The wedding day forecast noted a 100% chance of rain, right at the ceremony time. Clearing skies clouded over again and at ten minutes to go time, we decided to bank on a patch of blue on the mountain horizon and were rewarded with sunny skies by the exchange of rings. Meg’s father officiated the ceremony that included movie quote readings (followed by the audience guessing which movie the quote was from), a fun interaction inspired by Meg & Bryan’s love of movies. The rain didn’t start again until guests were enjoying cocktails in the cozy library of Stanley Hotel.

The Stanley Hotel is an elegant turn of the century historic landmark, nestled at the base of the towering Rocky Mountains in the charming town of Estes Park. Most noted for inspiring Stephen King’s Overlook Hotel in The Shining, the hotel offers a popular evening ghost tour and lays claim to the 4th most haunted building in the United States, incidentally the Concert Hall where we celebrated Meg & Bryan’s reception under blown glass Chihuly chandeliers.

As guests entered the Concert Hall for dinner, they were greeted by a hand-painted sign from one of the couple’s friends and adorable pine cone escort card holders created from Texas pine cone tops mounted on Colorado tree branch slices, all made by Bryan’s father.

Tabletops continued the mountain rustic elegance with candlelit lanterns set on tree slices and adorned with vases of burgundy peonies, ranunculus, and dusty miller. Vintage styled postcards were framed as table names and a clever write-up on the back of each gave the highlights and personal history of places like Portland, Texas, Notre Dame, Chicago, St. Louis, and more.

One display table was dedicated to generations of marriage and it included a photo of Meg and Bryan surrounded by wedding photos of siblings, parents, grand-parents, and even great-grandparents, some ornately framed while other photos were displayed on a digital frame slideshow.

Meg incorporated one of her grandmother’s beautiful brooches into a striking feather hairpiece, complimenting the exquisite Omelia gown from designer Catherine Deane of London. Her stunning bouquet of burgundy peonies added a lovely richness to the timeless elegant look.

Guests enjoyed the celebration so much that Rob of Elite DJ got an encore at the end of the night. Twice! Friends and family circled the dance floor with arms around each other, swaying and singing together, ending the night in full appreciation of the timely sunshine, the sumptuous four course dinner, the wine, the mountainous beauty, and the warmth of a kind-hearted, stylish, brilliant couple.

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The Creative Team

Event Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  The Stanley Hotel | Photography:  Two One Photography | Floral Design:  Boulder Blooms | Music & Lighting:  Elite DJ | Ceremony Music:  Cheza String Quartet | Wedding Gown:  Omelia by Catherine Deane | Hair & Make-up:  Amethyst Spa at The Stanley Hotel | Cake & Desserts:  Shamane’s Bake Shoppe

Check out Meg & Bryan’s wedding featured on Couture Colorado Weddings!

Classic Wedding with Red Details

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Mountain weather can be unpredictable in April but as Vail locals, Ashley and Mark completely embraced the gently falling snow that softened their wedding day.  Brinton Studios beautifully captured the romance of that first dance on the Donovan Pavilion patio surrounded by friends, family, baby’s breath, and shimmering bubbles, the festive bridal party serenade from a green Turtle Bus, the sacred moments of a meaningful ceremony at Vail Chapel, and hand-crafted details like the pretzel ski poles dipped in chocolate by Ashley’s mom, the escort cards displayed in wine corks on wine-box cheeseboards crafted by Mark, and the aspen tree masterpiece cake by Mountain Flour.  A gourmet mac and cheese station from Footers Catering warmed guests up for an evening of fun and dancing.

Ashley and Mark, you are such a beautiful couple, inside and out, and we are so grateful to have been part of your weekend!

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The Creative Team

Event Planning:  JA Special Events | Ceremony Venue:  Vail Chapel | Reception Venue:  Donovan Pavilion | Photography:  Brinton Studios | Catering:  Footers Catering | Floral:  Sarah Pounder | DJ:  Ben (friend) | Hair:  Creek | Videography:  Burlap Productions | Cake:  Mountain Flour | Rentals:  Alpine Party Rentals