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Courtney and Jesse’s Highlands Ranch Mansion wedding was truly stunning in every single way. Much of the design and special touches were thoughtfully created and crafted by the lovely bride herself. Caitlin Hamilton Photography captured the memorable celebration, and the gorgeous florals done by Pink Posey Design added such beauty to the entire day. We were so honored to be a part of Courtney and Jesse’s special wedding!

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Vendor Credits

Event planning & coordination: JA Special Events | Venue: Highlands Ranch Mansion | Photography: Caitlin Hamilton Photography | Florist: Pink Posey Florals | Catering: Relish Catering | Cake: Das Meyer | Music: A Music Plus

0838When Heather and Brian started planning their wedding from New York, they envisioned a mountain destination where guests would gather for the weekend, revel in beautiful surroundings, laugh and relax together, and celebrate in style. Heather’s thoughtful attention to detail paired with Brian’s natural hospitality brought that vision to life in Beaver Creek where guests were welcomed with gift bags full of the couples’ favorites—Cape Cod chips, bakery fresh cookies, personalized Minnesota drink koozies, colorful striped socks for the dance floor, and s’mores kits for evenings by the mountainside fire pit at Park Hyatt.

A wax seal stamped with Heather & Brian’s custom crest adorned ceremony programs held by friends and family on the slopeside deck of Allie’s Cabin where Heather’s father officiated the beautiful nuptials. Scarlett, the couple’s adorable dog, acted as flower girl with the help of a few treats and some gentle coaxing down the aisle.

Inside the cabin, tall arrangements of orchids, roses, and calla lilies from Pink Posey Design elevated the elegance of the room while table runners of greenery accented with flowers complimented the natural setting. The team at Allie’s cabin were top notch in service and food, an absolute pleasure to work with. Matt with Elite DJ not only brought the party to life, he invited (by special arrangement) Brian to dance with Heather’s grandmother, the first dance in her life and a touching experience to witness.  David Lynn Photography captured the day in their soulful style and the photos couldn’t be more poignant as they recount a weekend of special moments and thoughtful touches, a weekend we were truly honored to be part of.

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The Creative Team

Event Planning & Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Allie’s Cabin | Photography:  David Lynn Photography | Floral Design:  Pink Posey Design | DJ:  Elite DJ | Ceremony Music:  Songs from the Heart | Cake:  Elegant Bakery | Linens:  Chair Covers & Linens | Lodging:  Park Hyatt | Rehearsal Dinner:  Metropolitan | Brunch:  CBar | Hair:  Hair Artistry by Hilary | Makeup:  Pink Lashes

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From the first meeting with Chelsie & Mike, we loved their style.  It wasn’t just the way Chelsie described her vision of a “classy romantic garden party with lots of candles” or the couple’s appreciation of really good food, or the sweet way Mike smiled at his fiance and encouraged her enthusiasm.  These endearing qualities came with a spark of spunk that elevated the elegant soiree, adding creative moments that delighted guests throughout the evening.   A huge thanks to one of our favorite photographers, Casey from Two-One Photography, both for sharing the beautiful images and for always being fun to work with!

Pedicabs whisked guests thru the verdant grounds of Hudson Gardens, past an idyllic pond to the sweeping grace of a grand willow tree.  Chelsea looked stunning as her dress brushed white rose petals and flickering candles down the aisle to join the handsomely dressed Mike under an arch draped in white fabric accented with mounds of hydrangea from Pink Posey Design.  Mike’s mom, Doris, officiated the wedding in her traditional South African attire.  Libations to the four directions of the earth, a unity drink ceremony, and “jumping the broom” made for a riveting exchange of vows.

RSVP cards asked for dessert flavor selection rather than the traditional list of entree choices and as the evening light faded around cocktail tables and swank white couches on the lawn, guests found their dessert of choice, a neatly packaged bundt cake (from Nothing Bundt Cakes) topped in a personalized golden aspen leaf (designed by Platypus Papers) at each place setting.

Over a hundred candles flickered and floated in the tented reception under ceiling strands of market lights from Elite Production.  More delicate lights shone softly behind a sheer layer of tulle as they glistened against a wall of glittering gold drape, the gorgeous backdrop to Chelsea & Mike’s head table.   On the dance floor side of the room, Mike & Chelsea kicked off dinner with a first dance inspired by Ed Shearan’s music video that showed off weeks of practice, choreography, and a hint of Chelsea’s competitive dance skills. And a stunning reception gown.

Around the room, stations of sushi in mini cones, colorful rolls, and savory dishes, a tenderloin carving table, and a gourmet mac and cheese bar from Footers Catering fully met the foodie expectations and a gold curtained photobooth from Two One Photography kept guests entertained between dancing and bundt cake revelry until midnight.

This was truly a stylish soiree, elevated by meaningful creative touches and truly a wedding we were delighted to be part of!

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The Creative Team

Event Planning & Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Hudson Gardens | Photography & Photobooth:  Two One Photography | Catering:  Footers Catering | Flowers & Decor:  Pink Posey Design | Lighting Design & Gold Drape:  Elite Production | Rentals:  Event Rents | Bundt Cakes:  Nothing Bundt Cakes | Video:  Burlap Productions | Officiant:  Groom’s mother

kathrynanddanielceremony-1When Kathryn & Daniel started planning their New Year’s Eve wedding from Afghanistan, the hunt for a brewery and food trucks began in Colorado.  When an unexpected military promotion moved the wedding date to July, we were thrilled that Daylene Wilson was still available for the new date and details with Comida Food Truck and Black Shirt Brewery fell into place in just a few short weeks.  With an industrial chuppah reflective of the surrounding beer vats, personalized concert-style posters, and an inflatable TRex with dance moves, this is an absolute treat to feature and to have been part of.

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The Creative Team

Event Planning:  JA Special Events | Venue:  Black Shirt Brewing Company | Photography:  Daylene Wilson | Bouquets, Boutonnieres, & Chuppah:  Pink Posey Design | Beer Bottle Flowers:  JA Special Events | Cheesecake & Desserts:  Rise Baking Company | DJ:  Elite Entertainment