Inspired | Styled | Seen

Kim & Ben are professionals with a great sense of humor and personality.  Their wedding at the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park is a perfect example of tasteful elegance.   A sophisticated palette of charcoal and white linens and florals complimented the soft yellow walls and gracefully arched stage of the beautiful Concert Hall.  Lush floral arrangements of varying height from Statice Floral added visual texture in the high ceilinged room while a masterpiece cake from Shamane’s Bake Shoppe fashioned as gift boxes with pearl beads, fondant charcoal ribbon, and exquisite sugar flowers and surrounded by assorted mini-desserts on white pedestals adorned one side wall.  Personalized menus, table numbers, and signage with a custom crest reflected a love of wine and the theme was carried into wine cork escort card holders, labeled candies on the tables, and wine stopper guest favors.

   

During their outdoor ceremony back dropped by mountain vista, the pair poured themselves each a “unity shot” of Angel’s Envy Bourbon Whiskey from their engraved flask and toasted their marriage—a unique twist on the traditional unity ceremony.  Two other “shots” taken by the talented Armitage Photography and orchestrated by DJ, Pure Energy Events, were taken from the second floor balcony and inspired by a concept from “The Shining” (which had its original inspiration from the Stanley Hotel).

    

Congratulations on your wedding, Kim & Ben.  We appreciate your infusion of character, taste, and elegance and wish you an endless supply of Angel’s Envy!

The Vendor Team:

Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Stanley Hotel | Photography:  Armitage Photography | Flowers:  Statice Floral | DJ:  Pure Energy Events | Cake:  Shamane’s Bake Shoppe | Linens:  All Events | Custom Menus & Signage:  Melissa Clarke Designs

Natasha & Chris were the first couple to say their wedding vows in High Lonesome Barn, the newest event space at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.  Today, we are thrilled to see the beautiful pictures from Robin Cain Photography featured on Style Me Pretty!

 

Check out the feature in all it’s pretty detail:  Colorado Winter Wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch .

 

Also part of the team that brought this beautiful wedding to life:

Statice Floral, Elite DJ, and Rocky Mountain Wedding Services.

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One of the most rewarding gifts of being in the wedding industry are the people you meet along the way.  I have been blessed to have the opportunity to partner with some of the most talented and dedicated industry professionals many of whom I consider close friends.  Topping that list are CR & Tiffany of Brinton Studios.

Photographers extraordinaire and just all-around amazing people, they have often been my “partners in crime” at weddings and mitzvahs for the past eight years.  Their passion and emotion and dedication for what they do is evidenced in the photographs they capture.  Every wedding, every client tells a different story and Tiffany and CR tell that story flawlessly every time, getting to know each couple.

When they arrive onsite amidst the preset on a wedding day after months, maybe years of planning, I breath a sigh of relief knowing the bride and groom are in capable and caring hands.  Just about every client I am able to refer to Brinton Studios seems to connect with them and find they are an ideal fit as part of the couple’s wedding team.

They are also just one of the coolest couples to hang out with, share a glass (or three) of wine, share stories about Bella and Kayla (we both have only children), and reminisce about events past, the future, and enjoy the present.

Thank you to great friends and great photographers and looking forward to many more years of the same!

  

 

  

 

 

  

          

Check out more of our weddings together in the Brinton Studios Blog Archives!

  

With the 2014 Winter Olympics recently wrapping up, we thought it would be fun to share Michael’s Olympic Village Bar Mitzvah on our blog.

     

Michael’s home was transformed into an Olympic Village for his bar mitzvah celebration.  A game tent sporting everything from hoops and air hockey to roulette and blackjack started the evening of fun.  From there, guests walked under market lights to a reception tent where golden fabric swooped from high ceilings, framing a custom Olympic logo.  Faux torches, personalized medals, global flag escort cards, eclectic food with international flair, and a custom Olympic stadium cake completed the exciting evening with classy detail.  Décor n More, Pure Energy, Elegant Bakery, and Fun Productions are just a few of the vendors we had the pleasure of working with to create this memorable celebration.  See a full listing at the bottom of these fantastic pictures from Gaston Photography.

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Congratulations, Michael, and we look forward to celebrating your sister Allie’s bat mitzvah this Labor Day Weekend, 2014!

   

The Olympian-sized Vendor Team

Event Design & Coordination:  JA Special Events | Photography:  Gaston Photography | Tent & Dance Floor:  Event Rents | Catering:  Gourmet Fine Catering | Cake:  Elegant Bakery | Lighting & Production:  Pure Energy Events | Décor & Centerpieces:  Décor n More | Floral:  Statice Floral | Linens:  Chair Covers & Linens | Supplemental Rentals:  Party Time Rental | Games:  Fun Productions | Entertainment:  Amuse Entertainment, Aaron Mendelsberg | Photobooth:  ShutterBooth & All Digital Studios | Videography:  All Digital Studios | Valet:  Jay’s Valet

Dawn & Kyle publishedDawn & Kyle’s mountaintop wedding was featured on Borrowed & Blue this Friday!  Steve Stanton Photography, Granby Ranch venue, and Statice Floral with the nature-inspired tablescape of antlers, wildflowers, and vintage-looking milk cans compliment Dawn & Kyle’s genuine thoughtful characters.  We were honored to be part of their special day!  Check out the Borrowed & Blue Feature (click here) and our earlier blog post to see the details!

CO Wedding BlogTom & Erin are debatably the sweetest couple in Chicago and we are thrilled that their winter wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, captured by Brinton Studios, has been featured today on Colorado Weddings Magazine Blog!  Check out the hand-tied mini-snowshoes, the blossoming branches on a cake from Shamane’s Bake Shoppe, the beautiful willowy arrangements from Plum Sage, and the personal details as told by Erin on the blog:  Destination Devil’s Thumb Ranch!

Check out their sweet wedding video from All Digital StudiosErin & Tom, October 27

It’s not everyday that I have the honor of being part of the planning and celebration for my best friend’s sister.  Being part of Elizabeth & Kevin’s wedding day was truly a privilege and a blessing.  I have known Elizabeth since 1994 when her sister, Julie, and I became best friends.  Watching Elizabeth become such a composed, beautiful, energetic, and successful young lady has been a joy over the years.  Kevin shares my slightly sarcastic sense of humor and wit (maybe he’s even funnier). He challenges and cares for Elizabeth and shares her same passion and enthusiasm for life, making him her ideal partner.

   

           

  

Elizabeth and Kevin’s beautiful personal wedding ceremony was officiated by a close childhood friend, (now a minister), in the St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church where Elizabeth and her family have attended for years.  Mile High Station provided the perfect urban reception setting.  Footers Catering and Shamane’s Bake Shoppe offered fabulous fare; food was of utmost importance to the couple since Kevin is in the restaurant industry in New York City.  And they danced the night away with their guests to the musical stylings of Groove NationBrinton Studios captured the day so well.

  

  

        

 

Happy One Year Anniversary to an incredible couple!

  

The Vendor Team

Coordination:  JA Special Events | Ceremony Venue:  St. Francis Cabrini Parish | Reception Venue:  Mile High Station | Photography: Brinton Studios | Floral:  Statice Floral | Catering:  Footers Catering | Dessert:  Shamane’s Bake Shoppe | Lighting & Lounge Furniture:  Décor n More | Music:  Groove Nation | Linens:  Event Rents

  

Captivating.  Inspiring.  Vibrant.  From the stunning swirl of lace and sunlit sparkle in Katie’s dress (created for her by a costume designer friend), to the kaleidoscope of color on groomsmen’s Happy Socks, Katie and Zim’s winter mountain wedding graced Devil’s Thumb Ranch with breathtaking romance and lighthearted fun, captured in the signature “soulful” style of David Lynn Photography.  Postcards from Colorado (where Katie & Zim first met) in lieu of a guestbook and pine cones from an outdoor camp in California (where Zim is a counselor) both add an authentic rustic vibe, complimenting the aspen chuppah decorated by friends and the monogrammed tree slice carried by an adorable ring bearer.  Tivoli lights from Pure Energy, calla lilies and lanterns by Plum Sage Flowers, and a gorgeous cake alternating layers of mountain silhouette with lavendar ruffles and roses by Kelley Kakes lend a festive elegance to the evening.

      

   

  

 

 

 

  

   

   

Katie & Zim, you inspire us with your authentic captivating vibrant personalities.  You are beautiful people and it was an honor to have coordinated such meaningful wedding details.  Thank you!

The Vendor Team

Event Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Devil’s Thumb Ranch | Photography:  David Lynn Photography | Floral:  Plum Sage Flowers | Lighting:  Pure Energy Events | DJ:  Pure Energy Events | Hair:  Irene & Heidi, 3rd Street Salon | Cake:  Kelley Kakes

Jeans and jewels … a casual elegance with bright pops of bling and color.  The bat mitzvah theme suited Mira perfectly.  She is one of those people that brightens a room as soon as she enters.  We love how she was involved in the planning and excited for her party while also taking the religious aspect and purpose of the experience very personally and seriously.  Her close relationship with her younger sister is evident and the two of them offered the ha motzi blessing over the homemade challot to begin the evening.  Elements such as a converted ski gondola photo booth and an original “bling station” were the perfect compliments to a fun evening.  It was such a joy to be part of this simcha and to see so many familiar faces and friends!  Captured in all of its glamour and fun by the delightful Brinton Studios.

 

  

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The Vendor Team:

Ceremony Venue:  Temple Sinai | Reception Venue:  Inverness Hotel | Photography:  Brinton Studios | Flowers:  Statice Floral | Lighting & Lounge Furniture:  Pure Energy | Catering for Kiddush:  Footer’s Catering | Entertainment:  Dancetrax | Photobooth:  Ear2Ear Photobooths | Signage & Bling Station:  Melissa Clarke Designs | Linens:  Party Time Rentals

   

While weathered window frames, wine barrels, and white roses converge with burlap banners, cowgirl boots, and chandeliers in a symphony of rustic elegant details at Amanda and John’s Crooked Willow wedding, it’s really the yellow billy balls, the colored cacophony of groomsmen’s socks, and the pie pops propped in moss, that evoke the true exuberant personality of the day.  Huge props to Bros Photo who creatively captured a range of emotion and detail, true to their homepage description:

“You are Unique.  Your Wedding will be Unique.  We’re here to make lasting moments that will never happen again.”

   

    

Love this series of photos!  Not only does it showcase the gorgeous hairdos by Janelle Gallegos, it reveals Amanda’s (aka Mrs. Always Right) great sense of humor.

  

  

   

Statice Floral used hydrangeas, roses, and dusty miller with a bright pop of yellow billy balls on these fun yet elegant bouquets.  Amanda’s bouquet wrapped in lace and secured with pearl pins compliments her stunning dress while the bridesmaid bouquets wrapped in burlap add just the right amount of rustic to their lace-edged, cowgirl boot accessorized tiffany blue dresses.

  

If you like John’s socks, you should really check out his ring…

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Bros Photo describes their style as portrait journalism “with a touch of artistic fashion and fun”.  We dig it!  Especially the generational wedding rings.   And the parent wedding pics in hand.  And the wedding party in the window of a kiss.  And the flower girl and ring bearer holding a frame.  And…well, you get the idea…

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Check out these mason jar glasses with little chalkboard stickers showing each person’s name and tagged with their table number.  Great multi-purposed environmentally savvy pieces!

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Burlap pinwheels, log stumps, and a plethora of pies make this rustic dessert table an attraction between dances in Lola’s Loft, neighboring barn to the reception space.  Mini pies under a Mr. & Mrs. banner are a cute stand-in for the cake cutting ceremony.

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Amanda & John, in the words of Bros Photo, you made “lasting moments that will never happen again” and we are still laughing at the memories.  With your fun-loving personalities, we’re pretty sure there will be many unrepeatable moments of hilarity interspersed with stylish romance in your marriage and that inspires us and keeps us smiling.  Thank you for letting us be part of your celebration and we wish you the very best!

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The Creative Vendor Team:

Day-Of Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Crooked Willow Farms | Photography:  Bros Photo Wedding Photography | Flowers:  Statice Floral | Catering:  Buffalo Gals | Rentals:  Event Rents | Desserts:  The Little Pastry Chef | Music:  A Music Plus | Hair:  Janelle Gallegos | Officiate:  Paul Roper (father of the groom)