Inspired | Styled | Seen

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!

  

 

 

 

         

 

      

 

         

   

 

  

The Creative Professional Team

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.

   

     

 

   

       

 

      

 

   

     

 

The Creative Team

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!

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

  

Concert ticket escort cards, Brinton Studios

 

 

   

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

 

Morning weddings require some early preparations so when Phil & Emily planned their June vows at Sunrise Amphitheatre, they embraced all the beauties of a daytime soiree.  Emily woke before dawn on her wedding day to welcome the hair and makeup stylists in her beautiful Denver home at 5am.  Colby Elizabeth Photography began capturing gorgeous images at 7am with striking bouquets from Perfect Petal and chic pink skirts from Frill Clothing.  Mimosas and iced coffee, fresh mountain air, sun-dappled grassy meadows, breathtaking Boulder views, and lots of laughter created a pleasant sense of excitement.  Phil’s anticipation at seeing his bride walk down the stone stepped aisle in a dreamy Hayley Paige gown from Anna Be was momentarily delayed when our music source (ipad) overheated in the sun after the bridal party song.  Some quick skills on the iphone (love that picture!) pulled up Love Story and the ceremony continued with well-deserved applause.

Their celebration continued with a hearty two course gourmet brunch served by the gracious Flagstaff House team.  Chosen for the location and view, Flagstaff House also reflected Emily & Phil’s love of fine wine with their flower beds of wine corks and wine wall display.  Phil even created grooved wine corks set in wine bottles to display guest table numbers.

Comedy entertainment in the form of a best man duo toast, cake adorned with a custom cake topper fashioned to look like Phil & Emily with their dog, and a bit of dancing on the patio followed.  By 3pm, Emily had changed into a cute white honeymoon dress and the two were whisked away by AJ of Denver Luxury Limousines to sip champagne and catch their flight to Napa.

 

     

 

 

 

 

   

             

         

The Vendor Team

Day of Coordination:  JA Special Events | Photography:  Colby Elizabeth Photography | Ceremony Venue:  Sunrise Amphitheatre | Reception Venue:  Flagstaff House | Catering & Cake:  Flagstaff House | Flowers:  Perfect Petal | Bridal Gown:  Hayley Paige from Anna Be | Bridesmaid Skirts:  Frill Clothing | Bride’s Hair:  The Parlour | Make-up:  Vicki Hudson | Getaway Car:  Denver Luxury Limousine | Guest Transportation:  Buff Buss Charters | Officiant:  Mike Barber | Sound System:  Robb’s Boulder Music | Bride’s Shoes:  Jimmy Choo

A beautiful respect for food and family inspired Dana & Jose’s fun Boulder wedding, artfully captured by 11:11 Productions.  Asparagus, artichoke, and kale were among the edible accents in Dana’s striking bouquet.  Guests enjoyed heartfelt personal vows of the backyard mountain ceremony from multiple levels of a family home, including the lush grassy rooftop lawn planted on a third story patio.  A tented reception carried the earthy theme with rich tones of khaki, red, and yellow napkins on creative table runners of cheesecloth on brown paper.  Guest favors of cutely packaged produce paper complimented the garden flower centerpieces.

Footer’s Catering and Shamane’s Bake Shoppe provided delicious dinner and freshly baked pies for the evening and lighting from Pure Energy set a festive and romantic tone while Standing Room Only played dance music from a rustic barn adjacent to the tent.

Dana & Jose’s fun wedding was the first of a select few weddings hosted this summer at April’s home (cousin of the bride).  April has been rebuilding her lovely home with creativity and passion since the original building was destroyed in the Sunshine Canyon fires.  We hope to see many more special soirees at this breathtaking location!

Congratulations, Dana + Jose!  We were both honored and delighted to be part of your unique weekend!

  Bridal portrait with colorful bouquet, 11:11 Productions 

 

 

 

   

     

     

 

    

 

The Down to Earth Vendor Team

Event Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Private Residence, Boulder | Photography:  11:11 Productions Photography| Catering:  Footer’s Catering | DJ:  Standing Room Only, Jay Kacik | Tent & Rentals:  RC Special Events | Flowers:  Family | Lighting:  Pure Energy Events | Dessert (Pie bar):  Shamane’s Bake Shoppe | Restrooms:  Royal Restrooms

Check out this beautiful wedding featured in Borrowed & Blue!  Dana & Jose, Wedding in Boulder

Winter bride, David Lynn Photography

Some of the most striking winter wedding photos we’ve seen at Devil’s Thumb Ranch are these gorgeous images from David Lynn Photography.  Kelly and Matt were among the first couples to exchange vows and celebrate their wedding in the new High Lonesome Barn and they couldn’t have asked for a better day with the bluebird skies and a Broncos playoff game that sent Denver to the Superbowl.  Check out the fusion of mountain rustic with touches of elegance from Statice Floral.  We especially love the eclectic display of lanterns and greenery in the foreground of a breathtaking ceremony view of the snowcapped Continental Divide.  Congratulations to Kelly + Matt, a very stylish, very thoughtful couple!

Winter bouquet by Statice Floral, David Lynn Photography  Wedding dress at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography

Winter Bouquet with pine cones by Statice Floral, David Lynn Photography  Silver wedding shoes, David Lynn PhotographyGorgeous couture wedding dress, David Lynn Photography  Bridal bouquet with pine cones by Statice Floral, David Lynn Photography Bride & Groom portrait, David Lynn Photography  Bride with white shawl, David Lynn Photography

Groomsmen in the snow, David Lynn Photography  Short blue bridesmaid dresses, David Lynn Photography Bridal Party in the mountains, David Lynn Photography

Bridesmaid boots, David Lynn Photography  Bridal Portrait with mountain alpenglo, David Lynn PhotographyFather-daughter hug, David Lynn Photography  Ready to wak the aisle, David Lynn PhotographyWalking the aisle, David Lynn Photography  Wedding ceremony in High Lonesome Barn at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography

High Lonesome Barn ceremony at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography

High Lonesome Barn at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography  Wedding rings on pinecone, David Lynn Photography

Ceremony lantern decor at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography

Candles & pine cone aisle decor, David Lynn Photography

Wedding reception at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography

Orbs & candles, David Lynn Photography  Rustic lighted vine balls from Statice Floral, David Lynn PhotographyReception with lighted vine balls at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography  Hydrangea & Baby's Breath in mercury glass vase from Statice Floral, David Lynn Photography Pine cones & mercury glass votives, David Lynn Photography

wedding favor, David Lynn Photography  Napkin with menu fold, David Lynn Photography

Hanging orbs at wedding reception, David Lynn Photography

Toast under the orbs, David Lynn Photography  Cheers!  David Lynn Photography

Dance in Broad Axe Barn, David Lynn Photography

First dance picture, David Lynn Photography  Dancing, David Lynn PhotographyCupcake dessert bar, David Lynn PhotographyHigh Lonesome Barn at night, David Lynn Photography

Beautiful evening at Devil's Thumb Ranch, David Lynn Photography

Props to the Vendor Team

Event Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa | Photography:  David Lynn Photography | Flowers & Décor:  Statice Floral | Linens: Party Time Rentals

Sunset-inspired ombre bridesmaid dresses

The rich vibrant hues of sunset inspired every detail of Lynnette & Drew’s Denver wedding at the JW Marriott, Cherry Creek, captured here in gorgeous detail by Katie Corinne Photography.  Custom watercolor invitations, signs, and programs introduced light pinks and oranges in playful combination.  At the ceremony, organza chair sashes organized these colors in an ombre fade of light pink to dark orange, subtle yet noticeable against the chic white rusched chair covers and walls of ivory drape.

The sunset effect gained intensity as their evening progressed.  The pinks and oranges became more prominent in cocktail hour where five tables were arranged in an ombre fade across the patio and white receded to become an accent color in the flowers and sashes.  After enjoying “The Romantic Sunset” signature cocktails, guests experienced a deepening of the sunset effect as they walked into the reception.  Linens and uplights melted from pink to orange across the room.  Candles of varying height and shape added romantic warmth.  A white hydrangea, tulip, or peony at each place setting provided a perfect contrast, (in addition to being a place card indicating meal choice and providing guests with a wine carafe (vase) favor).

A white peony accented the stunning ombre cake from Mulberries Cake Shop, framed by soft drape and surrounded in a plethora of candles.

As sunset faded into night, the dance floor was a whirl of pink and orange bridesmaid dresses and dancing flip flops, a cacophony of vibrant hues, a picture of the natural wild beauty that first inspired this beautiful event.

Amazing design, Lynnette!  We are honored to have been part of the team that brought your vision to life, including stellar linen coordination from Chair Covers and Linens, beautiful drape from Pure Energy Events, and incredible lighting and music from Standing Room Only.

Congratulations and our very best wishes to both of you, Lynnette & Drew!

Ivory wedding heels  Wedding rings between the heels  wedding earringsGorgeous wedding heels  White bridal bouquet  Bridal PortraitWhite rose boutonniere by Business Blooms  Groom's jacket embroidered with wedding dateGroom's portrait with first look

Bridal portrait at Cheeseman Park in Denver

Dancing under the columns at Cheeseman Park, Denver

Bride & Groom portrait  Bridal portrait in the treesGroomsman portrait at JW Marriott  Bridesmaids in sunset colored dressesGroomsmen jump  Bridesmaids jumpBridal party portrait at JW Marriott, Denver

Love the flow of this long veil

Bridesmaids in retreat with sunset inspired dresses

cocktail tables in ombre sunset fade  Cocktail table decorCandle & flowers on cocktail table  custom signature drink signageWelcome table with lots of white flowers

Custom wedding program with sunset inspired watercolor  Custom wedding program Orange & Pink organza chair ties

Ceremony candle holder  Walking the aisleCeremony with white drape from Pure Energy  Bride with white bouquetExchanging vows in front of white drape, softens the look

Mr & Mrs signs on rusched chair covers

Sunset inspired reception with ombre fade of linens  Sunset inspired linens with white chair covers & napkinsReception table at JW Marriott, Denver

Wine carafe favors double as vase and place card  Delicious salad from JW Marriott, Denver  Place card vase adds color to the table and serves as a favor Champagne pour at JW Marriott, Denver  Love the soft look of these sunset inspired linens paired with white chair covers & napkins from Linen Hero Sunset inspired reception at JW Marriott, Denver Sunset inspired cake from Mulberries Cake ShopOmbre cake from Mulberries Cake Shop  Ombre cake with peony accent from Mulberries Cake Shop Custom sign for dance flip flops  flip flops for dancingFancy first dance moves  First dance at JW Marriott, DenverWedding reception at JW Marriott, Denver

The Brilliant Vendor Team

Day of Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  JW Marriott, Cherry Creek | Photography:  Katie Corinne Photography | Linens:  Chair Covers & Linens | Flowers:  Business Blooms, Linda Blank | DJ & Uplighting:  Standing Room Only | Drape:  Pure Energy Events | Cake:  Mulberries Cake Shop | Hair:  Lure Salon | Make-up:  Victoria Rene Make-up

Check out this wedding on Rocky Mountain Bride blog!

Drew + Lynnette | Denver Wedding