The St. Julien in Boulder served as the perfect backdrop for the special union between Pilar + Mathias. With the snow glistening outside, the happy couple pledged their lives to one another, and Caitlin Hamilton Photography captured the beauty. JA Special Events took care of all planning and coordination, and Petals and Pours created lovely arrangements that were enjoyed by all. We so enjoyed being a part of your celebration, Pilar + Mathias!

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Vendor Credits

Event planning & coordination: JA Special Events | Ceremony & Reception: St. Julien Hotel | Photography: Caitlin Hamilton Photography | Florals: Petals and Pours | Ceremony & Reception Music: Jay Kacik | Lighting: via DJ | Linens: Ivory House Linens and Napkins


On a crisp September day, Dani + Zach were married at the gorgeous Boulder Country Club. With glimpses of fall in the air, the florals by Floral Elegance Unlimited were the perfect touch to their special day. Caitlin Hamilton captured stunning images of the precious couple, and Elite DJ ensured that a good time was had by all with their entertainment. All event planning and coordination was gracefully handled by JA Special Events, and Mulberries provided guests with tasty treats as the celebration continued into the evening. Thank you for letting us share in your beautiful day, Dani + Zach!

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Vendor Credits

Event planning & coordination: JA Special Events | Venue/Catering: Boulder Country Club | Photography: Caitlin Hamilton | Videography: All Digital | DJ: Elite DJ | Florals: Floral Elegance Unlimited | Dessert: Mulberries

We had the pleasure of planning Kelsey & Ian’s backyard Boulder wedding and it’s exciting to see the creative photos from Ryan Polei Photography featured on COUTUREcolorado Wedding blog today!  Props to Statice Floral, Footers Catering, Steuben’s, Manna Food Truck, Sweet Cow Ice Cream, and Pure Energy Events for teaming up to pull off this lovely celebration!

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1473Lauren & Brendan love animals, good food, Colorado, Subarus, and great photography.  Their wedding somehow combined all of these elements in perfect winter style this January when they drove from Texas with their beloved dogs Ryleigh & Enzo, to Boulder where the two had met in college.  The fun-spirited ceremony was celebrated outside on the patio of Flagstaff House, known for excellent cuisine and breathtaking views.  Zorn Photography captured not only the fun and fashion of the wedding day but they also spent time with the newlyweds in Breckenridge with snowboards, snowy village scenes, and a bit of snow-angel frolicking.  As of this summer, we’re delighted to welcome Lauren & Brendan back to Colorado as residents…where their hearts have long been and where their dogs and other assorted animals will be happy to call home!

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The Creative Team

Event Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Flagstaff House | Photography:  Zorn Photography | Floral Design & Centerpieces:  Painted Primrose | Officiant:  Diego DeCastro, esteemed friend | Hair & Makeup:  Crystal, CMP Bridal | Cupcakes:  Flagstaff House | Cookies:  Boulder Baked | Limo & Shuttles:  Presidential Worldwide Transportation

After donning a plaid bowtie and custom shoes etched with mountains, his wedding date, and the line “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, Ian walked to the backyard of his bride’s family home for a First Look at his gorgeous bride.  Kelsey awaited her groom in a stunning Eden Anna Campbell gown reminiscent of the Greek goddesses, clutching a bouquet of balloons that hid her from view until she released them into the air at Ian’s arrival.  Ryan Polei captured the day perfectly in his signature vintage style.

Festive details continued with piñata guestbooks where guests left notes to be read on the couple’s first anniversary.  Signs matching the vintage festive theme of Kelsey & Ian’s invitations encouraged guests to replace their escort cards with polaroid snapshots.  “Mr.” & “Mrs.”  cornhole games and eclectic vintage vignettes entertained guests during cocktail hour.

Footers Catering and food trucks from Steubens, Manna from Heaven, and Sweet Cow Ice Cream offered fun food options, enjoyed at wooden tables adorned with milk glass vases, terrarium fish bowls, and silver animals at each place setting (with contributions from both the couple and Statice Floral Design).  The beer wall offered self-serve taps under a moss-covered cheers sign and a dance floor was lit by Pure Energy Events.

Kelsey and Ian made their grand exit to the cheers of guests waving sparklers and rode off in a vintage car as newlyweds.














The Creative Team

Event Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Private Residence, Boulder | Photography:  Ryan Polei, Vintage Wedding Photography | Catering:  Footers Catetring | Food Trucks:  Manna from Heaven, Steuben’s, Sweet Cow Ice Cream | Décor & Design:  Kelsey & Ian (Bride & Groom) | Flowers:  Statice Floral | Rentals:  RC Special Events | Lighting & Tent Décor:  Pure Energy Events | Invitations:  Ian Gilliland (groom) | Bridal Gown:  Eden by Anna Campbell | Hair & Makeup:  Brittany Slaughter

Check out Kelsey & Ian’s wedding featured with a sweet interview on the Anna Campbell Design blog (August 28, 2014):  Featured Bride:  Kelsey and Ian

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

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