Inspired | Styled | Seen


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

Basketball player cutout, Jared Wilson Photography  Coby's bar mitzvah entrance, Jared Wilson Photography  Monogrammed sock & signage, Jared Wilson Photography

Coby Gold loves basketball and this passion is evident in every aspect of his Infinity Park bar mitzvah, rolled out in red carpet style and expertly captured by Jared Wilson Photography.  Design Works created striking centerpieces with personalized graphics and elevated basketballs in custom logoed cases.  Scoreboards and slideshow images were projected on the surround screens while sleek red spandex chair covers banded in black complimented the red napkins in black sports band favors.  Guests enjoyed contemporary white lounge seating at the edge of a basketball imaged dance floor.  An eclectic assortment of food stations featured some of Coby’s favorite foods with creative signage like “Gold’s NY Pizzeria” & “Coby’s In & Out Burgers & Dogs”.  Fun Productions provided hoops and gaming tables while RIPM Entertainment, a green screen photobooth, a bling station, and VooDoo Doughnuts kept young and old happy and entertained all evening.  Congratulations, Coby!  Your bar mitzvah celebration was a slam dunk!

Custom bar mitzvah signage, Jared Wilson Photography  Basketball themed escort cards for bar mitzvah, Jared Wilson Photography  Bar mitzvah welcome table by Design Works, Jared Wilson PhotographyCustom basketball sign for bar mitzvah, Jared Wilson Photography

Basketball themed escort cards, Jared Wilson Photography  Basketball games from Fun Productions, Jared Wilson PhotographyCustom basketball graphics, Jared Wilson Photography

black & red basketball themed bar mitzvah reception at Infinity Park, Jared Wilson Photography

Spandex chair covers from Linen Hero at basketball bar mitzvah, Jared Wilson Photography

Basketball themed bar mitzvah at Infinity Park, Jared Wilson Photography

Basketball player table names, Jared Wilson Photography  Basketball centerpiece, Jared Wilson Photography  Custom basketball centerpiece from Design Works, Jared Wilson Photography

Basketball player table names, Jared Wilson Photography  Custom basketball themed centerpiece from Design Works, Jared Wilson PhotographyNapkin with sportsband guest favor, Jared Wilson Photography  Red & Black basketball bar mitzvah at Infinity Park, Jared Wilson PhotographyCustom basketball centerpieces from Design Works, Jared Wilson Photography  Basketball centerpiece with graphics from Design Works, Jared Wilson Photography  Basketball player silhouette from Design Works, Jared Wilson PhotographyBasketball projection at Infinity Park, Jared Wilson Photography  Custom imaging at Infinity Park bar mitzvah, Jared Wilson PhotographyWhite lounge seating at red & black bar mitzvah, Jared Wilson Photography

Basketball dance floor, Jared Wilson Photography  Bar mitzvah entertainer, Jared Wilson PhotographyBlack and red bar mitzvah invitations, Jared Wilson Photography  Custom bar mitzvah menu, Jared Wilson PhotographyCustom food bar signage, Jared Wilson Photography  Custom food bar signage, Jared Wilson PhotographyBar mitzvah food station, Jared Wilson Photography Bar mitzvah food station, Jared Wilson Photography Food station, Jared Wilson PhotographyMini-sliders from Epicurean Catering, Jared Wilson Photography  Soup & sandwich shooters served by a referee at basketball bar mitzvah, Jared Wilson PhotographySeafood display from Sushi Sasa, Jared Wilson Photography  Shrimp display from Sushi Sasa, Jared Wilson PhotographySushi rolls from Sushi Sasa, Jared Wilson Photography  Sushi rolls from Sushi Sasa, Jared Wilson PhotographyShooters served by referee, Jared Wilson Photography  Chocolate covered strawberries, Jared Wilson PhotographyBling Station from Melissa Clarke Designs, Jared Wilson Photography  Bling station activity at bar mitzvah from Melissa Clarke Designs, Jared Wilson PhotographyBar mitzvah Casino games from Fun Productions, Jared Wilson Photography  Casino games from Fun Productions, Jared Wilson PhotographyRIPM Entertainment, Jared Wilson Photography  Drummer at Bar Mitzvah, Jared Wilson Photographybar mitzvah slideshow over the dance floor, Jared Wilson Photography

glow stick dancing at bar mitzvah, Jared Wilson Photography  Hora chair at bar mitzvah, Jared Wilson PhotographyVooDoo donut dessert table at bar mitzvah, Jared Wilson Photography

VooDoo Doughnut sign from Design Works, Jared Wilson Photography  VooDoo Doughnut box, Jared Wilson PhotographyVoodoo Doughnuts with bubblegum center, Jared Wilson Photography  VooDoo Doughnuts with Fruit Loops, Jared Wilson PhotographyVooDoo Doughnuts, Jared Wilson Photography  VooDoo Doughnuts, Jared Wilson PhotographyBasketball player cutout guestbook at bar mitzvah, Jared Wilson Photography  Basketball cutout guestbook, Jared Wilson PhotographyBasketball games at Bar Mitzvah, Jared Wilson Photography  Coby's Bar Mitzvah portrait, Jared Wilson Photography

The All-Star Vendor Team

Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Infinity Park | Photography:  Jared Wilson Photography | Décor & Design:  Design Works | Catering:  Epicurean Catering, Chipotle, Sushi Sasa | Dessert:  VooDoo Doughnuts, Epicurean Catering | Games:  Fun Productions | DJ:  RIPM Entertainment | Rentals:  Party Time Rentals | Linens & Chair Covers:  Linen Hero | Photobooth with Green Screen:  A Custom Look | Bling Station:  Melissa Clarke Designs


When a bride first receives her bouquet on the morning of her wedding or when we reveal the barn or ballroom for the first time on the wedding day, the emotion and reaction are genuine and real and personal.  And what often makes the room and the experience complete are the flowers and décor.  The colors and textures create the ambiance and pull many months of creativity and ideas and personality together.  There is nothing like a florist who is truly an artist and loves the craft.  Someone who truly takes pride and is passionate about every flower in every bouquet and wants to get to know her clients and treats them like family.  A florist who always goes above and beyond and understands the bride’s vision but who is also able to generate her own unique ideas and style.  I am fortunate enough to not only be able to refer someone like this but to also consider her a great friend.  Lori with Statice Floral is one of the best in the business and collaborating with her on weddings, mitzvahs, and many other events is a joy and a privilege.


Contributing Photographers

Brinton Studios | Frances Photography | Studio JK | Durling Photography | Robin Cain Photography | Steve Stanton Photography | All Digital Studios | Armitage Photography | Karen High Photography

Check out all of our weddings with Statice Floral:  Statice Floral Archives

Katie & Zim on Couture Colorado

We’re thrilled to see Katie and Zim’s wedding featured on Couture Colorado!  Winter Wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Check out Katie’s gorgeous dress, specially created by a costume designer friend.  So many other great details captured beautifully by David Lynn Photography and a fantastic vendor team:

Devil’s Thumb Ranch | David Lynn Photography | Plum Sage Flowers |  Pure Energy Events | Kelley Kakes


See more on our blog post:

Graceful Romance, A Winter Wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch


A Rembrandt Yard Wedding in Boulder, CO

Happy Anniversary Month to Karensa & Elliott!

Their beautiful backyard wedding is featured on The Knot online:  A Rembrandt Yard Wedding in Boulder, Colorado

The Knot Fall/Winter 2014 Magazine

It even received a special mention in the Fall/Winter 2014 magazine!

Props to the vendor team: Frances Photography | Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery | Static Floral | Pure Energy Events | Footer’s CateringFox Street Allstars | Bea’s Bridal Nook | Express Yourself Basalt

Check out more on our blog feature:  Artsy, Elegant, & Fun; A Boulder Wedding at Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery

                  Karensa & Elliott's reception

 In the same issue, JA Special Events is honored to be listed among the five

“Best of 2014 Wedding Planners”

best of the Knot


When Annie and Adam’s wedding venue was destroyed by flooding a month before their October wedding, they planted a few original invitations (made from seeded wildflower paper) and started planning “Wedding 2.0”, a January mountain soiree at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa.  Adam crafted a chuppah from trees and brought a wood-burning tool to the welcome reception for guests to sign it.  Annie invited her close friends from California, (lovingly referred to as second parents) to officiate a traditional Paiute ceremony in their native dress.    Six containers of sand from significant life places like Israel, New York, and Colorado were gathered for the unity sand ceremony.

High Lonesome Barn at Devil’s Thumb Ranch was approved for food service just days before Annie and Adam’s wedding, making theirs the first reception held in this stunning civil war era reconstruction.  In the cocktail loft space, guests found escort cards attached to various Colorado-centric items including kestrel feathers, planted wildflowers (from Wedding 1.0 invitations), Colorado microbrews, succulents, and more.  Corresponding tables were adorned with the attached items and an eclectic display of old books, rustic tree slices, bud vases of wildflowers (Sweet Pea Flowers), and vintage décor (Reale Events).  Annie’s brother’s band, the Kinetics, provided rousing entertainment with lighting from Pure Energy, warming guests on an otherwise chilly night, and making the long-awaited “Wedding 2.0” a memorable success.  Our thanks to Holland Photo Arts for the beautiful photos below!



Annie & Adam, our deepest congratulations to you.  Your creativity and grace through the re-planning process were inspiring to all of your vendors and we are honored to have been part of your story!

The Vendor Team

Event Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa | Photography:  Holland Photo Arts | Flowers & Orbs:  Sweet Pea Flowers | Lighting & Drape:  Pure Energy Events | Band:  The Kinetics | Additional Décor:  Reale Events | Cinematography:  Pure Cinematography

Check out Annie & Adam’s touching wedding video from Pure Cinematography: Annie & Adam’s Wedding Day

Also featured in The Knot Colorado Magazine, Spring/Summer 2015 Issue!