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What a joy it is to share some of our favorite images of 2017-what an amazing year it has been! We are so fortunate to work alongside some of the very best clients and vendors around; so a big thank you to all of those who made this year truly spectacular! Enjoy taking a walk down memory lane with JA Special Events-we love all that we do thanks to each of you!

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What a privilege it was celebrating the marriage of Peter + Michael at the picturesque Four Seasons Vail. Lovely images of the couple’s special day were captured by the talented Frances Photography. With the stunning fall colors adding such natural beauty, the gorgeous florals provided by Vintage Magnolia and the fabulous decor and lighting by Pink Monkey were the perfect addition to the overall ambiance. JA Special Events ensured that all planning and coordination were handled so that the couple could relax and enjoy their magnificent day. Thanks for letting us share in your joy, Peter + Michael!

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Vendor Credits

Event planning & coordination: JA Special Events | Ceremony & Reception: Four Seasons Vail | Photography: Frances Photography | Florals: Vintage Magnolia | Decor/Lighting: Pink Monkey | DJ: Brian Comerford | Linens: Linen Hero| Chiavari Chairs: Charming Chairs


Anna + Travis tied the knot at The Broadmoor on a beautiful summer afternoon. Their love for one another radiated so brightly and Frances Photography captured gorgeous images from their special day. Statice Floral created lovely floral bouquets and centerpieces that further enhanced the beauty of The Broadmoor, and JA Special Events took care of the event planning with such detail and efficiency. Congratulations, Anna + Travis, we are so happy for you!

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Vendor Credits

Event planning & coordination: JA Special Events | Ceremony: Shove Chapel | Reception: The Broadmoor | Photographer: Frances Photography | Florals: Statice Floral | Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Cheza String Quartet | Reception Band: Soul X | Transportation: Gray Line Charters | Rentals: Event Rents


With the winter mountains as their backdrop, Meg + Ryan said “I do” at the always stunning Devil’ Thumb Ranch. Frances Photography captured the memorable day, and Statice Floral added such gorgeous winter whites to the ceremony and venue. Planning and event coordination was handled by JA Special Events and a spectacular time was had by all. It was our joy to celebrate your marriage, Meg + Ryan; we are thrilled for you!

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Vendor Credits

Event planning & coordination: JA Special Events | Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch | Photography: Telly with Frances Photography | Florals: Statice Floral | Videography: Patrick with PHOCO | Decor: Elite Production | DJ: Chris with Elite DJ/Production | Cermony Music: Sandra Wong Musicians | Ceremony Amplification: Elite DJ/Production | Centerpieces and Custom Elements: via client and setup by JA Special Events


It is always such a joy to share in the union of a beautiful couple, and Katina and Ben were no exception. With the ceremony and reception held at Temple Sinai, the happy couple had close family and friends by their side on their glorious day. Frances Photography documented all the beautiful moments, and Statice Floral added such elegance with their florals and decor. Elite Production handled the lighting and The Radio Band via Hipster Mama kept the party going into the night. The detailed planning and coordination was taken care of by JA Special Events. Congrats Katina and Ben, we are so happy for you!

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Vendor Credits:

Event planning & coordination: JA Special Events | Venue: Temple Sinai | Photography: Frances Photography | Florals and Chuppah: Statice Floral | Catering: The Perfect Pear| Reception Band: The Radio Band via Hipster Mama | Lighting and Decor: Elite Production | Rentals: Party Time


What an honor it was to be a part of Sophie’s Bat Mitzvah at Temple Sinai and The Cable Center. Sophie chose a soccer theme for the evening and Statice Floral and Melissa Clarke Designs executed it beautifully with such creativity. Footers Catering set a classy vibe for dinner, Dance Trax kept the party going, and A Custom Look provided guests with memories from their photo booth. A big thanks to Frances Photography for capturing the special day, and to Sophie and your entire family for allowing us to share in this major milestone in your life!

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Vendor Credits

Coordination, Design, Candy Buffet: JA Special Events | Services: Temple Sinai | Reception: The Cable Center | Photography: Frances Photography | Catering: Footers Catering | Florist: Statice Floral | DJ & Entertainment: Dance Trax | Videography: All Digital Videography | Photo Booth: A Custom Look | Games & Activities: Fun Productions | Table Signs & Place Cards: Melissa Clarke Designs | Transportation: Presidential Transportation


Nicky & Karl brought their easy-going fun spirits and their magnificent grand style to Devil’s Thumb Ranch for an entirely memorable July celebration.  From Nicky’s fabulous feather accented dress, playful sunflower bouquet, and golden aisle of rose petals to the post-ceremony horse-drawn wagon ride after an unexpected downpour (yes, that’s Jessica holding an umbrella over the proceedings!), to the lavish arrangements of purple orchids, roses, and calla lilies spotlighted under luxurious folds of soft drape and glittering chandeliers in High Lonesome Barn, the exquisite moments were captured in all their loveliness by the uber-talented Frances Photography.  Designing this soiree with elements of rustic summer ranch that flowed into luxurious elegance was an absolute pleasure with Nicky, her sweet mom Peggy, and the creative resourcefulness of Michelle from Design Works.  Some great music from Elite DJ & Entertainment made the party complete!

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The Creative Team

Event Planning & Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa | Photography:  Frances Photography | Flowers, Decor, Lighting, Drape, & Linens:  Design Works | DJ:  Elite Entertainment | Escort Cards:  Melissa Clarke Designs | Cake:  Devil’s Thumb Ranch | S’mores favors:  JA Special Events




Doug and Lindsay’s Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding is absolutely full of lush romantic details.  From the watercolor invitations to the peonies and protea in bouquets from Statice Floral, from the guest names etched in caligraphy on leaves to the well-wishes tree, and from the personalized leather trays to the bottles of wildflower seeds on a bed of moss, the thoughtful touches are inspiring to behold thru the lens of Frances Photography.  And with Homeslice Band in the house, the night was as full of fun as it was of beauty & love!

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The Creative Team

Event Planning & Design:  Jessica, JA Special Events | Venue:  Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa | Photography:  Frances Photography | Florals & Decor:  Statice Floral | Band:  Homeslice | Blanket Rentals:  Splendor for Your Guests | Officiant:  Sheila Malcolm | Lighting & Additional Decor:  Elite DJ & Production | Hair:  Loni, Side Door Salon | Makeup:  Brianna, Simply Moore | Transportation for rehearsal dinner:  First Transit, Colorado Tour Transportation, & DTR

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

We’re so honored to have two of our weddings featured on blogs today!  Check out Molly & Wynn’s Garden Elegant wedding on Borrowed and Blue while Irena & Mark’s Vintage Ranch wedding inspires on Red Dirt BrideBorrowed & Blue blog feature

Props to our talented photographers, Frances Photography (on Borrowed & Blue) and Two One Photography (on Red Dirt Bride).

Red Dirt Bride blog feature