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Chase puts a beautiful smile on Hannah’s face and sweet tone of laughter in her voice.  When the two began planning their Colorado wedding, they wanted to share that level of happiness and effervescent fun with their guests.  So they set the festive tone with a ceremony aisle lined in vibrant bursts of gladiola, decked their wedding party out in playful shades of shoes, filled a table with colorful candy boxes, each handwritten with a guest’s name and table number, shipped in a giant whoopee pie for their cutting cake, and hired The Goonies, an 80’s cover band, to rock out the night in Boulder’s Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery.  Batman’s insignia made an appearance on the groom’s cake (complimenting Chase’s cuff links), adjacent to the popular Glacier Ice Cream Bar after a delicious dinner from Footer’s Catering.

Looking at these pretty pictures from April O’Hare Photography brings smiles to our faces.  Well done and congratulations, Hannah & Chase.  Thank you for letting us be part of your beautiful and fun-spirited weekend!

   

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The Creative Professional Team

Event Planner:  JA Special Events | Ceremony Venue:  Sunrise Amphitheatre | Reception Venue:  Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery | Photography:  April O’Hare Photography | Catering:  Footers Catering | Dessert:  Wicked Whoopies & Glacier Ice Cream Bar | Band:  The Goonies | Bridal Gown:  Maggie Sottero from Dora Grace Bridal Salon | Groom’s Tux:  Men’s Wearhouse

Jessica and Phil are a fun-loving stylish couple who live in Denver and love the mountains.  A secluded mountain in the National Forest of Breckenridge became the site of their summer wedding, beautifully photographed by Brinton Studios.  Jess and Phil added their own touches of playful whimsy and chic style to Ten Mile Station, with its mountain lodge architecture, vintage mining town décor, and dramatic views of snow-touched peaks.

The airy arch of curly willow adorned in yellow orchids (fabulous work of Statice Floral) was flanked by bridesmaids in chic white and charcoal striped dresses decked in pearls and groomsmen in yellow ties with succulent boutonnieres accented in yellow billy balls.  Inside his pocket, Jessica’s father carried a sweet note from his daughter, thoughtfully embroidered on a handkerchief for him.  Jessica was stunning in her mermaid gown from Alvina Valenta, purchased at Denver’s couture salon, Anna Be.

Weathered wooden photo frame favors doubled as escort cards during cocktail hour, directing guests to their tables styled with yellow chevron runners, mercury glass candle stands, and whimsical centerpieces that reached toward a towering ceiling against breathtaking mountain views.  Strings of heart confetti cascaded from one of the photo displays while a wooden crate offered dancing shoes for the party.  A metallic “Mr & Mrs Ruiz” glinted atop the ribbon-frosted cake finished in a light yellow ombre fade.  The evening finished with flare as Jessica and Phil made their exit under an arch of sparklers amid the cheers of happy guests.

   

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The Creative Professional Team

Event Planner:  JA Special Events | Photography:  Brinton Studios | Venue:  Ten Mile Station | Flowers:  Statice Floral | Bridal Gown:  Alvina Valenta from Anna Be | DJ:  Beggar’s Tunes

 Check out this fun celebration featured in Something Turqoise!  DIY Wedding | Jessica + Phil

And on Luxe Mountain Weddings!  A Perfect Colorado Wedding Day

And on The Knot Real Weddings!  A Rustic Canary Yellow Wedding at Ten Mile Station in Breckenridge, Colorado

And on CoutureColorado Wedding:  Yellow Rustic Chic Mountain Wedding

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The fall issue of Reign Magazine/Aisle Style hit stands yesterday and we are beyond thrilled to see Laura & Paul’s Sophisticated Country wedding featured in gorgeous glossy detail!

This Devil’s Thumb Ranch soiree was decorated in classy detail by a team from Homefest (owned by the bride’s parents) and captured beautifully by Laura Esmond Photography.

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Check out more photos and details on our blog feature:

Sophisticated Country, an Elegant Mountain Wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

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Check out the full issue of Reign Magazine:  Fall 2014

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The combination of luxurious peonies, delicate ranunculus, and feathery astilbe in soft shades of blush and white is a romantic floral recipe for any June wedding, especially one set in the fresh spring mountain meadows at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.  From the sweep of simple fabric adorning their ceremony  to the twinkling grapevine orbs suspended from hand-hewn barn beams to the Mrs. Precious and Mr. Poo Bear place cards, Erin & Trey’s wedding is as full of sweet details as it is overflowing with laughter and personality.  Beautifully created and beautifully captured by Statice Floral Design and Brinton Studios.

Congratulations, Erin & Trey!  Thank you for adding sweetness to our summer!

   

   

   

     

      

         

 

The Creative Professional Team

Event Planner:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa | Photography:  Brinton Studios | Flowers & Decor:  Statice Floral | DJ:  Elite DJ

The string quartet paused their music as a baby blue Porshe bumped snappily along the woodchip path and Theron hopped out to open the door for his sister Electra, stunning in a Justin Alexander gown and colorful cascade bouquet.  On the arm of her mother, Electra walked down a rose strewn aisle to marry Justin (in his custom 3 piece suit from Moda Man) next to a gurgling meadow creek with stunning mountain views.  The Porshe, a recently restored model Electra & Theron’s late father had owned, sat as a sweet tribute in the background.

After playful parasol portraits with Alive Studios in unexpected fields of purple lupine that complimented the bridesmaid dresses, Electra and Justin joined their cocktail hour where guests enjoyed buckets of beer and yard games including a custom cornhole set Electra had painted in the fashion of the Colorado flag with E & J in script on the bottom.  Mad libs cards on a vintage sidearm desk provided an entertaining guestbook experience.

The tented reception was adorned in romantic twinkle lights, touches of purple, mountain themed table names set in aspen logs, and colorful bursts of wildflower centerpieces from SA Floral Design.  Custom coasters, personalized organza bags of candy, and matchbook momentos thoughtfully decorated each place setting.  A whimsical cake adorned in playful flowers was the highlight of a dessert table decked out in whoopee pies and assorted sweets, all beautifully created by Sugar.  As the sun set, massive trees outside were uplit in a soft purple wash and a fire pit flickered with LED candles and a wreath of lights wrapped in tulle.

The festive crackle and glow of sparklers mingled with excited cheers of family and friends as Electra and Justin made their way on the woodchip path to their getaway limo.

Electra & Justin, thank you for letting us be part of your exquisite, romantic, fun day.  It was truly a pleasure to bring your thoughtful details to life for a celebration your guests absolutely loved and were reluctant to leave!  Thank you and we wish you the very best!

     

 

 

 

     

 

 

   

     

The Creative Professional Team

Day-of Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Spruce Valley Ranch Park (Blue River near Breckenridge) | Photography:  Alive Studios | Catering:  Black Diamond Gourmet Catering | Cake & Desserts:  Sugar | Flowers:  SA Floral Design | Ceremony Music:  String Quartet with Nicole Daddio | DJ:  Hampton Entertainment | Tent & Rentals:  Tents & Events | Restrooms:  Royal Restrooms | Hair & Make-up:  Southern Exposure Salon | Shuttle Transportation:  Summit Express | Bridal Gown:  Justin Alexander from The Bridal Collection | Groom’s Custom 3 Piece Suit:  Moda Man | Bridesmaid Dresses:  Robert Rodriguez Collection & Shoshana (from Rent the Runway), Tibi (from Neiman Marcus), & Ralph Lauren

Check out Electra & Justin’s wedding feature on Borrowed & Blue!  Electra + Justin’s Wedding at Spruce Valley Ranch Park

 

Tory and Vinnie’s wedding featured some of Denver’s favorite urban spaces.  From getting ready at the hip & luxurious Four Seasons (where else can you get emergency trouser repair in less than an hour?), to a touching wedding ceremony under the elegant pillars of Cheesman Park, to an industrial chic reception at Mile High Station, Brinton Studios captured the stylish day in in beautiful detail.  And the details were impressive!

Tory and her mom, Klea, owner of Jones Design Group, created an industrial chic design that perfectly complimented Mile High Station, formerly the Midwest Steel & Ironworks Building.  Exposed brick and I-beam elements inspired custom-welded steel vases, metallic rocks displaying table numbers, gold chargers, gilded manzanita branches, and golden animal place card holders (hand-slitted by Tory & Vinnie).  Statice Floral softened the look with clouds of white hydrangea and candles of varying height.  Beautiful script on framed mirrors pointed guests to cocktail hour and later to their reception tables.  Jones soda bottles (in honor of Tory Jones) and Pacifico beer bottles (in honor of Vinnie Pacifico) were crafted into candle holders for cocktail tables and fun food stations filled by the creative Footers CateringVooDoo Doughnuts adorned a fun and colorful dessert bar.

The most important “detail” of any wedding, of course, is the bride and groom.  Tory & Vinnie, your warm hospitality, your beautiful sense of style, and your fun-loving personalities made this an unforgettable weekend.  We felt truly privileged to be part of it!

  

 

 

 

         

 

      

 

         

   

 

  

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Event Planner:  JA Special Events | Ceremony Venue:  Cheesman Park | Reception Venue:  Mile High Station | Photography:  Brinton Studios | Catering:  Footers Catering | Dessert:  VooDoo Doughnuts | Flowers & Décor:  Statice Floral & Jones Design Group (Mother of the Bride’s Interior Design Company) | DJ & Uplights:  Elite DJ | Photobooth:  The Traveling Photobooth | Transportation:  Sunset Luxury Limousines | Ceremony Chairs:  Butler Rents | Bridal Party Lodging:  Four Seasons Hotel | Bridal Gown:  Modern Trousseau from Anna Be  | Veil & Jewelry:  Sara Gabriel | Bride’s Heels:  Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses:  Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaids | Groom’s Suit:  Suit Supply, Denver | Groom’s Shoes:  Johnston & Murphy

Libby and Paul’s St. Julien wedding drew inspiration from a love of the mountains, great food, golf, and festive Mexican influences.  The talented Randall Olsson Photography team creatively captured the emotions and details of this delightful Boulder soiree.

Libby’s passion for the simple beauties of nature was reflected in the Boulder location, her wedding morning hike with the bridesmaids, and the exquisite wildflower blooms in bouquets made by her friends the day before.  Delicate blooms in bud vases and rustic chic lanterns from Statice Floral completed the reception look.

Custom golf markers and ribbon-tied chocolate kisses were thoughtful favors at each place setting while a hearty dinner was artfully served by the gracious St. Julien Hotel & Spa staff.  Colorful cake pops and mini cupcakes from Tee & Cakes complimented the petit fours on a woodsy dessert table.

Touches of Mexican influence lent a festive air to the celebration.  From the stellar Mariachi Vasquez band dressed in bright blue traditional outfits to the luminaries lining the dance floor and beautifully lit trees framing the reception band, to the subtle “Dia Del Muertos” mini-cupcake topper, fun details and the Ricardo Pena Band kept a lively party until late into the evening.

   

     

 

   

       

 

      

 

   

     

 

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Day of Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  St. Julien Hotel & Spa | Photography:  Randall Olsson Photography | Mariachi Band:  Mariachi Vasquez | Reception Band:  Ricardo Pena Band | Bouquets:  Bride’s friend | Centerpieces & Lanterns:  Statice Floral | Dessert:  Tee & Cakes | Ceremony Sound System:  Robb’s Boulder Music

We know a wedding has been fully enjoyed when guests linger at the end of the night as the dj is packing up and the bar is closed down and early morning flights leave only three hours of sleep time.  Even guests with early flights lingered in the pleasant afterglow of Mike and Michelle’s Breckenridge reception.

Mike and Michelle met at a Blink 182 concert so, naturally, their 4th of July wedding weekend was full of fun, fireworks, and concert ticket escort cards.  The festivities started in Denver where friends converged from various states for a Colorado Rockies baseball game followed by fireworks on the field.  By the next evening, the party had moved up to Breckenridge for a mountainside rehearsal dinner at Taddeo’s (an Italian nod to Mike’s heritage) and more fireworks viewing “by the big tree”.

A quaint mountain chapel set the tone of “classy elegance meets vibrant mountain playfulness” on the wedding day.  Michelle was stunning as the dramatic lacy mermaid flair of her Sottero & Midgley gown filled St. Mary’s historic aisle.  Brinton Studios captured the elegant mountain vibe on a post-ceremony trek through the forest, across a stream, and into a serene mountainside meadow. Guests signed their well-wishes on a collection of concert posters and picked up concert ticket styled escort cards from aspen logs.  Statice Floral used mint leaves accent colorful roses against white hydrangea and feverfew overflowing from rustic wooden boxes at the Doubletree Hilton reception.  Tree slices holding custom postcards of Mike and Michelle in their favorite cities served as table names while Mary’s Mountain Cookies adorned each place setting as much appreciated favors.

Congratulations, Mike & Michelle!  You are a classy and gracious couple, well-loved by your guests who truly enjoyed the mountain weekend and whose lingering presence is the highest compliment.  Well done!

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

  

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The Creative Professional Team

Event Planner:  JA Special Events | Ceremony Venue:  St. Mary’s Chapel | Reception Venue & Catering:  Doubletree Hilton, Breckenridge | Photography:  Brinton Studios | Videography:  All Digital Studios | Flowers:  Statice Floral | Linens:  Chair Covers & Linens | Cake:  Shamane’s Bake Shoppe | DJ:  Top Hat DJ | Hair & Make-up:  CMP Bridal | Bride’s Dress:  Sottero & Midgley | Transportation:  Presidential Transportation | Favors:  Mary’s Mountain Cookies

Check out Mike & Michelle’s wedding featured on The Knot!  A Simple Mountain Wedding at DoubleTree Breckenridge