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Spring 2014

C o l o r a d o Real Rocky Mountain

Wed dings

35 Ways To Add COLOR To Your Wedding Day

Venue Inspiration

Get The Look Urban & Modern Spaces

The Ultimate Planning Resource For Your Rocky Mountain Wedding $4.95 U.S.

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REGIONALLY PUBLISHED BY: RMB Media, LLC PUBLISHER Erika Oltmann EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Taylor Chamberlain CONTRIBUTORS Abby Turner Geneveive Bermeister Janie Rocek Mary Lou Oslund Sabrina Triola DISTRIBUTION Warner International Distribution Mountain Area Chambers of Commerce Select Storefronts in WY, MT, CO, UT, NM, AZ, NV, ID SUBSCRIPTIONS Please visit us at rockymountainbride.com to view a list of locations or order a magazine online ADVERTISING INQUIRIES e: hello@rockymountainbride.com p: 303.902.9661 w: rockymountainbride.com to download the media kit FEATURES For features please email us at submissions@rockymountainbride.com Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine Colorado is published by RMB Media, LLC. All rights reserved. No portion may be duplicated, in whole or in part, without the written consent of its publishers. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication. The publisher assumes no responsibility for accuracy of information or omissions from the material provided. Rocky Mountain Bride cannot be held liable for the quality or performance of goods and services rendered by the advertisers published in this magazine.

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Features

SPRING/SUMMER 2014 COLORADO FINDS 12 Paper Pop: SWEET Letterpress Designs 14 Local Love: Duel Design Shop 16 Cocktail Hour: Colorado Beer Guide

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STYLE & BEAUTY 31 Jewelry Color Pop 32 Summer Wedding Hair How-To TRENDS 53 Urban Venues

58 Lacielle Roselle 60 Maggie Evans Designs 63 Wedding Wars

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INSPIRATION 72 Living Color 77 Table Trends: Pantone Palettes

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EXPLORE 82 Getting Outside Guide: Vail Racquet Club 84 Food Profile: Maxwell’s CELEBRATE 86 Bridesmaid Brunch TRAVEL 89 94 95 96

Honeymoon: South Seas Resort The Inn at Lost Creek The Outlook Lodge The Ritz Carlton, Denver

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Clockwise frome top: Ellie Baygulov Natural Light Photographer, Robin Proctor Photography, Shalynne Imaging Photography, Custom Creations, Ashley Sawtelle, South Seas Resort Rebecca Stumpf Weddings

MEET THE PROS


Weddings

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SPRING/SUMMER 2014 THE GREAT PLAINS REAL WEDDINGS

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GET THIS LOOK

42 The Club at Flying Horse 50 Kevin’s Taylor at the Opera House

THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS

23 Erica & Todd Salida, CO

GET THIS LOOK

20 Taharaa Mountain Lodge 28 Telluride Ski Resort - Gorrono Ranch

THE COLORADO PLATEAU REAL WEDDINGS

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66 Erin & Michael Grand Junction, CO

IN EVERY ISSUE 8 Editor’s Letter & Favorite Things 97 Wedding Planner Checklist 98 The Marketplace Directory

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Clockwise frome top: Brinton Studios, Real Life Photographs, Marianne Brown Photography, Yellow Feather Photography, Cat Mayer Studio

REAL WEDDINGS


Ben Eng Photography

Nestled in the heart of Southwestern Colorado’s magnificent San Juan Mountains, just a breathtaking gondola ride from historic downtown Telluride, awaits true mountain paradise!

Ben Eng Photography


Editor’s Letter

RMB’s Favorite Things

As we travel around this gorgeous state, we have found a renewed love for all things LOCAL! From Farmers Markets, to ETSY, and all the adorable shops in-between, there is some amazing talent in Colorado.

Tea Time - Start each

morning off right with tea or coffee from this handmade glazed ceramic mug from Sacred Sleep, a brand of products from Pinto Barn. Web: pintobarn.com Web: sacredsleep.com

Love Notes -

Pretty paper for notes and creative ideas is a must! Check out Willow Studio Shop’s Gold Vine Embossed Moleskine Journal. Erika Oltmann, Publisher & Taylor Chamberlain, Editor

ETSY: willowstudioshop

Hello lovely,

Welcome to Rocky Mountain Bride Colorado! We are honored that we can be a guide in your pursuit of a Rocky Mountain “I Do.” Right now, we are smitten with the bright, vibrant colors of spring and summer. Let the blue sky and red wildflowers become your color palette. Embrace the natural colors of the season and make them your own.

Clutch Find -

This red hornback fold over leather clutch is the perfect all day accessory. Web: cowhidemirrors.com ETSY: AnythingbutPlainJane

We’ve been bringing you the best of Colorado Weddings for the past 19 years, and loving every minute of it. We hope you enjoy every page of RMB Colorado.

Happy Planning!

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Sweet Scents - Lit

Candles are soy wax candles handmade from recycled wine bottles. Try their best seller scent - Mimosa. ETSY: LitSoyCandles


On The Cover

A day on the lake, with a little rain for good luck. This styled shoot was inspired by vintage elegance, and the classic ambiance of the Rockies.

Vendors

Cake: Cornerstone Chocolates & Confections cornerstonechocolates.com | 970.291.1343 China: World Market | worldmarket.com Dress: Emma + Grace Designer: Saint Patrick emmaandgracebridal.com | 720.383.8091 Flowers: Petals & Pours petalsandpours.com | 303.503.3548 Hair: Hayley Johnson hayleystyles.com | 303.895.9795 Invitations: Inviting Moments etsy.com/shop/invitingmoments Jewelry: World Market | worldmarket.com Make-Up: Makeup by Heather B makeupbyheather.com | 719.232.5147 Menswear: Al’s Formal Wear alsformalwear.com | 800.460.8500 Models: Heather & Cody Baker Name Cards: Mavora | mavora.com Photographer: Ali & Garrett Wedding Photographers

aliandgarrett.com | 720.226.2415

Veil: Emma and Grace emmaandgracebridal.com | 720.383.8091 Venue: Piney River Ranch pineyriverranch.com | 303.905.4439 Rentals: Chairished Vintage Rentals chairished.com | 303.500.3822 Rentals: Alpine Accents | 970.668.3113 Wedding Planner: Frosted Pink Weddings frostedpinkweddings.com | 970.701.4157

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Summer Cover Winner

A big congratulations to Pippin’s Pictures Photography for winning the RMB Cover Contest! Her beautiful photo will grace the Summer Cover of Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine! Below are a few snapshots of the winning photo’s wedding of Sara and Brian Falk!

Vendors

Bar: With a Twist Bartending Services withatwistbar.com | 303.859.7646

DJ: DJ Ron Michaels ronmichaelsweddings.com | 970.225.3900

Photo booth: Red Fox Photo Booth redfoxphotobooth.com | 970.231.5850

Beauty: Ahhh Mobile Spa ahhhmobilespa.com | 720.252.4516

Floral: Kim & Company kimandcompany.org | 970.669.1878

Photography: Pippin’s Pictures Photography pippinspics.com | 303.416.0072

Bridesmaid’s Attire: David’s Bridal | davidsbridal.com

Shoes: Toms | toms.com

Cake: Whole Foods | wholefoodsmarket.com

Dress: Little White Dress Bridal Shop Designer: Badgley Mischa lwdbridal.com | 303.814.8972

Catering: YMCA of the Rockies ymcarockies.com | 970.586.3341

Lanterns: Luna Bazaar lunabazaar.com | 802.254.4646

Chairs: Event Rents eventrents.net | 303.972.0975

Lighting: Pure Energy pureenergyevents.com | 303.800.1357

Desserts: Street Fare at The Boulder Shelter Bakery bouldershelter.org | 303.442.4646

Menswear: Men’s Warehouse | menswarehouse.com

Venue: Mountainside Lodge - YMCA of the Rockies ymcarockies.com | 970.586.3341 Vintage Rentals: Acorn and Oakleaf Vintage Rentals 720.352.0506 | facebook.com/acornoakleafvintage Wedding Planner & Designer: Pink Champagne Events pinkchampagneevents.com | 720.872.1642

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Colorado Finds

SWEET Letterpress Designs

Custom, hand-pressed, and created just for you... that’s what SWEET Letterpress Designs is crafting in Boulder! From modern shapes, to custom colors, they can craft the perfect invites for you.

{visit} 4593 N Broadway, Suite C118 Boulder CO 80304 {studio} 720.379.3232 {letterpress sweetness} sweetletterpress.com {design for business} sparkandflourish.com

Melany

Chic Swirl

Western Minimalist

The Art of an Invite Wedding Invitations have transformed over the past years. Once a template that everyone just re-used, invites are now an extension of the couple’s style and wedding story. Don’t be afraid to create an invite that’s whimsical and playful - it will set the tone of your wedding. 12 rockymountainbride.com


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Colorado Finds

Located in Denver, Duel Design Shop is filled with all things handmade, vintage, and local. Find your Bridesmaid’s gifts in their adorable shop, or work with them to create the perfect paper and invites for you big day!

Duel Design Shop

Visit:

84 Pennsylvania Street Denver CO 80203

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Email: info@dueldesignshop.com

Call:

303.733.3534


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Colorado Finds

Colorado Beer Guide

For Cocktail Hour, let guests taste the local beers of Colorado. From Denver to Grand Junction, there are over 140 amazing breweries!

RMB’s Top 5 Brews 1. Tommyknocker Brewery Jack Whacker Wheat Ale 2. Odell Brewing Easy Street Wheat 3. New Belgium Sunshine Wheat 4. Bristol Brewing Beehive Honey Wheat 5. Breckneridge Brewery Vanilla Porter

The Beer Flight and Wooden Cooler was crafted by Park Hill Country - a Colorado Company creating craft beer accessories, coolers, and wine box’s all out of North American hard wood. They even have a wooden beer holder for your bike!

ETSY: etsy.com/shop/ParkHillCountry Photography: Shalynne Imaging Photography

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We provide worry free, memorable wedding parties with sumptuous fare. You’ll feel like dancing too!

The measure of success

303-433-3332 or www.threetomatoes.com

duel design shop In-­House  Design  &  Production Invitations  |  Save-­the-­Dates  |  RSVPs Programs  |  Table  Numbers  |  Table  Cards Custom  Favors  |  Bridesmaid  &  Groomsmen  Gifts   Customize  every  detail  to  make  it  truly  yours. www.DuelDesignShop.com 303.733.3534 rockymountainbride.com

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We are a full service event coordination and rental company. We specialize in destination weddings, event design and equipment rentals. Call us at 970-349-0609 to discuss how we can assist with your upcoming event.

WEDDING COORDINATION, TENT RENTALS, EVENT DESIGN

Photography: Alison White and Alex Fenlon

970.349.0609

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The Perfect Venue For The Perfect Colorado Mountain Town

Weddings Rehearsal Dinners Welcome Parties Catering Maxwell’s Steakhouse & New American Cuisine 226 Elk Ave Crested Butte, CO 81224 970-349-1221 www.maxwellscb.com Photos by: Alison White Photography

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The Rocky Mountains

Ali & Garrett Wedding Photographers

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Estes Park Salida Telluride

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Get The Look

Get The Look

Taharaa Mountain Lodge Estes Park

Photography:

Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Web: elizabethcryanphotography.com Phone: 412.952.3679 Email: elizabeth@elizabethcryanphotography.com Models: Melissa and Shane Shannon

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THE

5 Floral

4 Venue

Look

Get The Look

1 Dress

Hayley Paige

8 Jewelry

2 Beauty

3 Suit

6 Planner

7 Shirt

Nordstrom

A Mountain Lodge is the perfect place to say “I Do.” The design inspiration for the look came from creating an intimate and cozy rustic lodge ambiance that any couple would love for their wedding day! The rich colors of the floral and wheat suit complemented the wood and stone at Taharaa beautifully.

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Elements

1 Blue Bridal Boutique

2Girls & Curls

3 Nordstrom

4 Taharaa Mountain Lodge

w: bluegowns.com p: 303.446.2583 e: info@blue-bridal.com

Hairpiece: Girls & Curls w: girlsandcurls.com p: 303.881.7130 e: info@girlsandcurls.com

Shoes:To Boot NY Senato & Nina Belinda Cage Sandal

w: taharaa.com p: 970.577.0098 e: info@taharaa.com

Tie: Calibrate Silk Tie w: shop.nordstrom.com

5 Bare Root Flora

6 Pink Champagne Events

7 Ratio Clothing

w: barerootflora.com p: 203.980.9575 e: info@barerootflora.com

w: pinkchampagneevents.com p: 720.872.1642

w: ratioclothing.com p: 720.515.4348

e:Events@PinkChampagneEvents.com

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Todd Reed

w: toddreed.com p: 303.442.6280 e: info@toddreed.com

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Real Wedding

Erica & Todd

Salida

Erica and Todd have known each other since the 6th grade. After staying friends all through Middle School, High School, and even College, something changed when Todd moved to Colorado. Erica knew on their first date that he was “the one!� The two celebrated their love on a beautiful bluebird sky day September 7, 2013, in Salida. Their wedding was a perfect celebration of all the little things they love!

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The colors: The color base was made up of grey, navy, and black neutrals mixed in with natural elements, such as bark and wood. The flowers acted as the color pop of rich burgundies and corals. Tones of lavender, blue, and turquoise were spotted throughout the wedding. The theme: Erica and Todd’s wedding was a collection of everything they loved. They mixed Colorado mountains with rustic whimsy to create a look that represented them perfectly. The dress: Erica wore a vintage cut Monique Lhuillier Gown. Erica fell in love with the sweetheart neckline, the silk fabric, the delicate beading in the straps, and the train of the gown. The flowers: Erica wanted local, natural, wild, and whimsical flowers.

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Favorite detail: Erica loved that the wedding felt like Todd and herself. They wanted the day to honor who they are, while they celebrated their love for each other. It was a combination of their favorite things and their favorite people. Advice for RMB Bride’s: “A Day of Coordinator is key! Give you and your soon-to-be husband the day to take it all in and be together. A Coordinator will take care of all the behind the scenes logistics. When it comes to details, don’t sweat the small stuff. My advice is to start big, focus on your overall concept, and the small touches will work themselves in naturally. Most importantly, take a moment on your wedding day, look around, and be grateful. Some time during the reception, sneak off for a minute to reflect, then look back at the beautiful group of people that are there to support you. You are very lucky!”

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Color Board Bridesmaid’s Attire: J.Crew “Misha” | jcrew.com Cake: Family Friend Caterer: Kalamata Pit kalamatapit.com | 970.485.2874 Cocktail Hour China: Susty Party sustyparty.com | 877.721.4338 Dress: Love The Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier “Mikalya” lovethedressbridal.com | 912.667.6946 Flowers:Weathervane Farm weathervanefarmbv.com | 719.395.8356 Hair: Beauty by Fae facebook.com/BeautyByFae | 303.567.7500 Invitations: Minted minted.com | 888.828.6468 Jewelry: Family Heirlooms Lodging: The Palace Hotel salidapalacehotel.com | 719.207.4175 Make-Up: Beauty by Fae - Kylee facebook.com/BeautyByFae | 303.567.7500

The cake: Taste was #1 for Erica and Todd, so they chose their favorite flavors: carrot cake, mocha, and coconut!

Menswear: Mens Warehouse | menswarehouse.com

The food: Keeping the food local was very important to Erica and Todd. They had a buffet featuring fish, beef, falafel, roasted vegetables, and even Yak meatballs!

Photographer: Yellow Feather Photography yellowfeatherphotography.com | 720.515.1084

The honeymoon: The newlyweds jetted away to Bali for 2 weeks! 3 adjectives: Spiritual, local, and loving

Officiant: Doug Pinto | dougpinto.net

Rehearsal Dinner: Rivers Edge Resturant 719.207.4267 | facebook.com/salidariversedge Shoes: Blue by Betsey Johnson macys.com Venue: Hutchinson Ranch hutchranch.com | 719.221.4672 Rentals: Settings Event Rental settingseventrental.com | 719.539.2434 Wedding Planner: Ululani Event Design ululanievents.com | 719.293.1961

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Area Guide Salida

EAT

WED

River’s Edge Bar & Restaurant

Heart of the Rockies Wedding Association

Cuisine: American comfort food & small plates w: facebook.com/salidariversedge

Amicas Pizza & Microbrewery

This website is the ultimate planning resource for your Salida Wedding and beyond! Check out local vendors and beautiful places to say “I Do!”

Laughing Ladies

w: heartoftherockieswedding.com p: 719.203.1994 e: heartoftherockieswedding@gmail.com

p: 719.207.4267

Cuisine: wood-fire pizzas & brew w: amicassalida.com p: 719.539.5219 Cusinie: regional Colorado w: laughingladiesrestaurant.com p: 719.539.6209

EXPLORE

w: captainzipline.com

w: absolutebikes.com

w: rmoc.com

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Get The Look Gorrono Ranch Telluride

Photography:

Real Life Photographs

Web: reallifephotographs.com Phone: 970.275.5637 Email: info@reallifephotographs.com Models: Hallie & Brian Conlin

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5 Floral

4 Venue

Look

Get The Look

6 Planner

1 Dress

Nicole Miller

2 Makeup

8 Hair 3 Suit

7 Jewelry

Allure Men

A rustic venue takes on a modern look.The style of the shoot was “Inverted Spring”- adding the fresh elements of spring into a mountain lodge. The clean lines and bright tulips created a beautiful contrast in the space.

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Elements

1 a & be`

2 Carmen Wolcott

3 Denver Tux

4 Gorrono Ranch

Hairpiece: Sara Gabriel “Josephine” Hair wrap w: aandbebridalshop.com p: 720.627.5760 e: hello@aandbebridalshop.com

w: telluridemakeupartist.com p: 970.708.0713 e: Carmenwolcott@Gmail.com

w: denvertux.com p: 303.238.3332 e: info@denvertux.com

w: tellurideskiresort.com p: 970.728.7446

5 New Leaf Design

6 Soiree Telluride

7 Two Skirts

w: newleaftelluride.com p: 970.708.0493 e: frannie@newleaftelluride.com

w: telluridesoiree.com c: 970.708.0297 e: telluridesoiree@yahoo.com

w: twoskirts.net w: p: 970.728.6828 e: telluride@twoskirts.net

e: weddings@tellurideskiresort.com

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YX Salon

facebook.com/pages/YX-salon/151487394963805

p: 970.708.2308 e: shaylarw@yahoo.com

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One Stop  Past  Ordinary

Whether they’re exploring unspoiled wilderness, hooking a trophy trout in our private river, hiking, biking, skiing, or golfing, your guests can relax in the Rocky Mountain hospitality we’re known for.

granbyranch.com 970.887.5143 facebook.com/GranbyRanch

We proudly work with products from Jane Iredale Kevyn Aucoin T. LeClerc Becca Beauty for Real Ardell

and a wide selection of skin care

Telluride Bride

Bridal Makeup Trial Run $40

From contemporary to classic weddings, our expert stylists will unveil your bridal best. Offering hair, makeup and nail services for the entire wedding party.

(credited toward Wedding Day Makeup when booked)

Bridal Makeup Wedding Day $155 Rehearsal Dinner or Engagement Photos $85

Attendants

Attendant Makeup $85 Makeup Enhancement $100 (up to 6 Family & Friends)

10 years and under $20

Nails

Enjoy 20% off regular spa services for yourself and your wedding party the week before your big day.

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Manicure $40 • Pedicure $55 _________________ SERVICES IN OUR SALON OR AT YOUR LOCATION

970.728.7337 Located in the Mountain Village Core

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Jewelry Trends

Style & Beauty

Stones, Gems, & Color

Sarah Cavey Designs Crystal, gems, and rock add a natural element to any outfit. w: etsy.com/shop/SarahCavey left to right: Agate Slice Druzy Pendant, Gray Agate Druzy Necklace, Purple Druzy Amethyst Slice Necklace

Enfuse

Handcrafted Enamel Jewelry For the modern minimalist, a simple color pop is the answer. w: enfusejewelry.com left to right: Nomad Necklace, Color Dot Post Earrings

Ashley Schenkein Designs Use bold jewel tones to stand out and jazz up any outfit. w: asjewelrydesign.com p: 303.828.7183 left to right: La Rambla Green Onyx Necklace, Latin Quarter Ruby Bracelet, Arc de Triomf Ruby Earnings rockymountainbride.com

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Summer Styles

Style & Beauty

Learn the how-to’s for these 3 looks!

By: Janie Rocek Photography: Marcus Edwards Photography Model: Elizabeth O’Keefe

What bridal hairstyles will we be seeing in 2014? There were a lot of great hairstyles that graced the runways at Bridal Fashion Week 2014 and I picked three genres I thought would be wearable for this coming summer season - get ready for braids (of all types!), ornate ponytails, and voluminous hair.

Prep Products

Side Fishtail Braid

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Styling Products

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Create a horseshoe section at the top of the head and pin it out of the way. Starting on the right side of the head, grab a small section towards the top front of your head to create a fishtail braid. As you braid, add small sections wrapping around the head from the back side of the braid only. Be sure to be directing your braid to the front of the shoulder.

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Leave hair at the bottom to create another fishtail braid. When you create this braid, you will start on the left side of the head, only adding from the bottom side of the braid. Be sure to direct it towards the front to join the other braid. Clip those two braids temporarily at the bottom.

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Create a french braid from the hair pinned on the top of your head. Elevate the braid as you want volume. Continue braiding until you meet up with the other two braids. Take the three braids, let the ends unbraid a little so you can create one big fishtail braid over the right shoulder. Use a clear elastic tie to hold the fishtail, or take a hair section, wrap the ends, spray with Aquage Transforming Spray, and flatiron to make a “hair” tie.

For inspiration, DIY projects, and the tutorials shown here, please visit janierocek.com and janierocek.com/blog


Double French Twist Ponytail

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Backcomb and brush the top of the hair into place. Part a small section starting on the side of the head with the least amount of hair. Subdivide that section into two and twist the two sections together loosely to the ends.

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Take a tiny section from the bottom, hold it with one hand, and push up the other section with the other hand. This will create a drawstring effect on the hair.

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Wrap the ends around your finger and pin into base of head using two bobby pins to create an X to lock the section in. Repeat around the circumference of the head, making sure not to part the hair too far up, so no part lines are in the hairstyle.

Style & Beauty

1

Create three partings. Backcomb one of the back sections from the front to the center back using an Aquage Detailing Brush and Biomega Firm and Fabulous hairspray.

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After backcombing, brush surface smooth with Aquage Smoothing Brush towards the center back, roll hair into french twist and pin in. Repeat on other side.

3

Backcomb the top section using the same technique. To create volume, be sure to elevate the hair straight up while backcombing. After smoothing and controlling, drape the section over the center where the two french twists join. You can either leave it as is, or add a few bobby pins to secure the ponytail in.

Voluminous Faux Bob

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June 6th

GARDEN WEDDING

PHOTO: BRIAN KRAFT PHOTOGRAPHY

a captivating tuscan estate

20 minutes south of Denver overlooking Historic Parker and offers exclusive use of over 10,000 square feet of interior space, beautiful Mediterranean styled architecture, amazing views of the architecture, amazing views of the Rocky Mountains and pleasant gardens and walking paths for you and your guests to enjoy.

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Drawing you in with its charms, striking Rocky Mountain views and effortless flow of indoor and outdoor settings that take you from vows to reception. 

ONCE INSIDE THE ESTATE’S WALL, YOU AND YOUR GUESTS FEEL AS THOUGH YOU ’ VE ESCAPED TO THE ITALIAN COUNTRYSIDE. SURROUNDED BY LUSH GARDENS AND WALKING PATHS THE DISTINCT

MEDITERRANEAN VENUE IS THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR YOUR EVENT TO UNFOLD .

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PHOTO: BRIAN KRAFT PHOTOGRAPHY

BALLROOM KISS

TEL :

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WEB : VILLAPARKER . COM

10750 South Pine Drive - Parker, CO 80138


The Front Range

Marianne Brown Photography

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Colorado Spring Denver Longmont Parker

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Real Wedding

Julie & Nate Longmont

Since Nate and Julie’s first dance on February 13th, 1999, the two have been inseparable! And on their 13th anniversary, Nate completely surprised Julie and asked her to be his forever! The two wed on September 29th, 2013, at YaYa Farm & Orchard on a perfect fall day.

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The theme: The style was modern-vintage and rustic elegance, featuring local and seasonal aspects. Julie tells us that a farm was the perfect place for her wedding. The colors: They chose peach, blush, ivory, and grey as their main palette, with pops of coral and red. The dress: Julie wore a simple strapless Nicole Miller gown, with a fitted bodice, sweetheart neckline, and a dramatically flared hem. The sash was “rada” from BHLDN, that she had dyed to match the gown! The flowers: Julie wanted her flowers to be fun and romantic, with lots of texture and free form. She used ferns, amaranthus, dahlias, old fashioned roses, and berries for her design. The favorite detail: “Our ceremony. We wrote our own vows, and helped plan out the whole Ceremony. It was very personal and meaningful. We didn’t share our vows with each other until the ceremony. We loved hearing what each other had written and we were both surprised by how many similarities there were in what we said to each other.”

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The unexpected: Nate and Julie had planned their entire wedding at The Lyon’s Farmette, but two weeks prior to the wedding, the entire region was hit with the 100 year flood that people are still recovering from. Thankfully, they found a hidden gem in YaYa Farm & Orchard! “Everything turned out so beautiful, it was meant to be,” Julie tells us. The sweets: Instead of the traditional cake, Nate and Julie served apple cider donuts and burnt caramel ice cream with maldon salt. Delish! The food: Nate and Julie sourced local food for their guest to enjoy butternut squash and apple soup, a wood-fired vegetable salad and an assortment of wood-fired pizzas from Basta, made fresh on site. Advice for RMB Brides: “Everything works out! At the end of the day you are marrying the person you love and that is all that really matters. Have fun and enjoy the moment!” Three adjectives: Lovely, Magical, and Fun

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Color Board

Accessories: BHLDN “rada” sash bhldn.com | 888.942.4536

Bartender: Garnsih - Mobile Craft Bartending garnishbartending.com | 774.238.0970 Bridesmaid’s Attire & Jewelry: J. Crew | jcrew.com Caterer: Basta bastaboulder.com | 303.997.8775 DJ: DJ Shake One volareentertainment.com | 303.229.9195 Dress: Ready or Knot - Nicole MIller “Dakota” readyorknotweddings.com | 402.885.4883 Flowers: Cori Cook Floral Design coricook.com | 303.842.3273 Hair: The Parlour Salon Highlands - Heidi Collins www.theparlour.net/highlands | 303.433.4448 Invitations: Teal Typewriter etsy.com/shop/TealTypewriter Linens: La Tavola latavolalinen.com | 707.257.3386 Live Music: Aaron McCloskey Music aaronmccloskeymusic.com | 970.596.3850 Lodging: Boulder Marriot marriot.com | 303.440.8877 Make-Up: Brandy Rich brandymrich.com | 720.837.4223 Menswear: Banana Republic | bananarepublic.com Officiant: Friend - Scott Hansen Photobooth: Instabooth photoboothofdenver.com | 303.990.8110 Photographer: Marianne Brown Photography mariannebrownphotography.com | 229.457.0975 Rehearsal Dinner: Centro Latin Kitchen centrolatinkitchen.com | 303.442.7771 Seamstress: Alterations by Judy alterationsbyjudy.com | 720.212.5129 Shoes: Piperlime - Seychelles piperlime.com | 877.747.3754 Transportation: Ramblin Express ramblinexpress.com | 303.572.8687 Venue & sweets: YaYa Farm & Orchard yayafarmandorchard.com | 303.485.5585 Rentals: All Events - Tent and Party Rentals alleventsrentals.com | 303.485.9985 Wedding Planner & staff: eat - private chef & catering co icookyoueat.com rockymountainbride.com

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Area Guide Longmont

EAT

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Georgia Boys BBQ

Two of Colorado’s best brews are located in Longmont! Stop by for a tour next time your here!

Experience all that Longmont has to offer outdoors!

Cuisine: southern style BBQ

w: georgiaboysbbqcompany.com

Sugarbeet

Cuisine: eclectic American w: sugarbeetrestaurant.com p: 303.651.3330

Ute Creek Golf Course

w: oskarblues.com

Pumphouse Brewery

Cuisine: brew pub and American casual foods w: pumphousebrewery.com p: 303.702.0881

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Union Reservoir

Spend the day by the water. w: ci.longmont.co.us

p: 720.999.4099

Tee up at Longmont’s premier course! w: golflongmont.com

Longmont Farmer’s Markets

w: lefthandbrewing.com

When: Every Saturday from April to early November at The Boulder County Fairgrounds


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Get The Look

The Club at Flying Horse Colorado Springs

Photography:

Jamie Smith Photography

Web: jamiesmithphotography.com Phone: 719.434.0707 Email: jsmith@jamiesmithphotography.com Local Love Models: Meg & Mark Nicolet

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Divina

2 Makeup 3 Suit

6 Planner

7 Hair

Allure Men

With their clubhouse perched on a hill, and a panoramic view of Pike’s Peak, The Club at Flying Horse is the prime location. The style of the shoot was designed around the club’s European elegance, pulling in rich color hues and textures found in the dress and bouquet.

THE

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1 Something New

2 Makeup by Heather B

3 Jim’s Formal Wear

Hair: Heirbloom by Ahndea May Dress: Divina by Mindi Linscombe w: somethingnewboutique.com p: 719.282.6500 e: info@somethingnewboutique.com

w: makeupbyheather.com p: 719.232.5147

w: jimsformalwear.com

Boutique

p: 618.224.9211

e: makeupbyheatherb@gmail.com

5 Twigs and Posies

6 Luxe Weddings

w: twigsandposies.com p: 719.440.7376

w: luxeweddingscolorado.com

e: events@twigsandposies.com

p: 720.383.1978

e: kelly@luxeweddingscolorado.com

4 The Club at Flying Horse

w: flyinghorsecolorado.com p: 719.494.1222 e: events@flyinghorseclub.com

7 Brandi Trapp w:

facebook.com/pages/love-your-hair-by-brand-trapp/275168670652

p: 719.433.5530 e: brandijeantrapp@yahoo.com

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Jessica & Jose

Parker

Jessica and Jose wed on September 21st 2013, at Villa Parker. While living in the Big Apple, the two met online, and in a New York minute they were in love! Over Labor Day weekend, Jose proposed to Jessica overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge. Their wedding day was filled with love, laughter, and even a Mariachi band! rockymountainbride.com

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The colors: Jessica chose classic ombre shades of blush, white, and navy as her palette. The dress: “MAGICAL! Inspired by Reem Acra Fall 2013 line with heavy embellishment and silk chiffon. I didn’t want to have a wedding dress “off the rack”. I worked with my good friend Natalie designing the wedding dress. The simple shape, plus the ombre effect in the skirt was amazing. I bought all the fabric, beaded lace and rhinestones in NYC. My mother draped and created the pattern herself, and hand sewed the entire dress herself.” The flowers: Jessica had lots of Garden Roses, Ranunculus, and Dusty Miller in the wedding design. Favorite detail: Jessica’s favorite detail was how much fun everyone had! Even her 86 year-old Grandma was on the dance floor. Three adjectives: Romantic, beautiful, FUN

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The first dance: The two danced to “At last” by Etta James. “We both are in our mid 30s, with many relationships over the years, and when we found each other it was love at first sight. I knew we/I had found “the one” right away. Jose called his mom in Paraguay the day after our first date and told her that he found the girl he was going to marry.” The special memories: “It was such a blessing to see how our families, who spoke different languages, still were able to communicate, cry together, and laugh together thru all the speeches. It was a very special thing to experience.”

The cake: The cake had a ruffle and ombre effect, with three different flavors for each tier - coconut cake, chocolate with fresh strawberries, and lemon! Advice for RMB Bride’s: “Get married at Villa Parker during the fall. The trees, the weather, and the customer service is the best!”

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Color Board Bridesmaid’s Attire: Jenny Yoo jennyyoo.com | 212.645.0823 Cake: Mermaids Bakery mermaidsbakery.com | 303.534.0956 Caterer: A Spice of Life aspiceoflife.com | 303.443.4049 Crystal: Macys - Kate Spade | macys.com DJ: Elite DJ myelitedj.com | 303.422.3218 Dress: Custom Design by Judy Chavez Flowers: Mainstreet Flower Market mainstreetflowermarketco.com | 303.841.5866 Hair: Todd Peckham | 303.725.8633 Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas weddingpaperdivas.com Jewelry: Thomas Laine - Ben Amun thomasLaine.com | 800.893.1153 Lodging: Marriott marriott.com | 800.831.4004 Make-Up: Nic | 954.729.3316 Menswear: Men’s Warehouse - Vera Wang menswearhouse.com | 800.776.7848 Officiant: Father Marty freewebs.com/apriestcelebrates | 303.333.3612 Photographer: Brinton Studios brintonstudios.com | 303.875.6422 Rehearsal Dinner: Bride’s Home Shoes: Norstrom - MIA | shop.nordstrom.com Venue: Villa Parker villaparker.com | 303.805.2295 Rentals: Event Rents eventrents.net | 303.972.0975 Wedding Planner: Marilee & Grace marileegrace.com | 720.295.7449

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Elev. 5900 Kitchen and Bar

Two of Colorado’s up and coming micro-brews are located in Parker!

Downtown Parker has some fabulous Festivals, Farmers Markets, and Events!

Cuisine: rustic American w: elev5900.com

p: 720.420.0651

Hickory House Ribs

Cuisine: BBQ w: hickoryhouseribs.com p: 303.805.9742

Parker Days Summer Festival When: June 13th - 15th

w: elkmountainbrewing.com

Smokin’ Brew & BBQ

When: August 30th - September 1st w: smokinbrewbbq.com

La Baguette de Normandy

Cuisine: French bakery w: labaguettedenormandy.com p: 303.805.9130

w: parkerdaysfestival.com

Parker Farmers Markets

w: hallbrewingco.com

When: Every Sunday in the summer on Mainstreet Parker

A perfect setting for your perfect day. The Atrium is a beautifully renovated retro event center with a huge 2-story atrium. Located in southeast Denver, just minutes from I-25 access, the Atrium’s full glass western face shows a glorious full mountain view from outdoor and indoor balconies. We have ample parking and can accommodate receptions from 100 to 500 guests.

2055 S. Oneida St I Denver, Colorado 80224 303-809-8777 I www.AtriumDenver.com

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Get The Look

Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House Denver

Photography: Harper Point

Web: harperpointweddings.com Phone: 970.692.4725 Email: hello@harperpoint.com Model: Lindsey Cowperthwaite & Russ Floyd

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1 Dress

Enaura Bridal

7 Mask 3 Suit

Hugo Boss

2 Hair + Makeup

6 Planner

8 Shoes

With a space in the heart of the Denver Theatre District, the style of the shoot was inspired by the glamorous, Broadway stage. With ornate opera costumes hanging on the walls, Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House is the perfect backdrop for a star-studded affair.

THE

Elements

1 Little White Dress

2 Janie Rocek

3 Nordstrom

Accessories: Malis Henderson, Paris, Monya, Maria Elena w: lwdbridal.com p: 303.814.8972 e: info@lwdbridal.com

w: janierocek.com p: 970.290.1322 e: janierocek@gmail.com

Tie: David Donahue Shirt: John W. Nordstrom w: shop.nordstrom.com

Bridal Shop

4 Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House

w: ktrg.net p: 303.867.0670 | 303.867.0688 e: hillary@ktrg.net | lauren@ktrg.net

5 Bella Calla

6 Wedding Sophisticate

7 Wizard’s Chest

8 Nordstrom Shoes

w: bellacalla.com p: 303.995.2867 e: lilli@bellacalla.com

w: weddingsophisticate.com p: 303.263.4568

w: wizardschest.com p: 303.321.4304

Womens: Blue by Betsy John-

e: brittany@weddingsophisticate.com

e: thewizard@wizardschest.com

Mens: John W. Nordstrom & Calvin Klein Sock

w: shop.nordstrom.com

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Trends

Venue Trends Urban & Modern Spaces

blanc blanc is Denver’s newest event venue. Located in the heart of Denver, just north of the Ballpark neighborhood, the versatile space is perfect for your urban wedding. Inside, blanc boasts a large gallery, an innovative conference room, exposed brick walls, ceiling mechanics, and an abundance of natural light.

The WOW Factor

Photography: All Digital Photo and Video

blanc offers a ceremony location indoors or out, and dancing can be in the gallery, under the stars, in the barn, or on the fireside patio! The biggest different about blanc than other venues in the area is their flexibility and availability to make “yes” happen! blanc - where innovation adapts to your wedding design!

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Venue Trends Firehouse Art Center The Firehouse is a contemporary art center renovated in 1999. They feature national and local exhibitions, education, film, music, dance, lectures, and events. As an added bonus, the income received from facility rentals goes to help rasie cultural awareness and understanding of the arts in the regional community.

The WOW Factor

Rebecca Stumpf Weddings

The Firehouse Art Center is a historic landmark in downtown Longmont, where up to 20 unique art exhibitions are showcased each year. Artwork and styles range from traditional photography, printmaking and painting, to contemporary, interactive installations. Your guests will appreciate our open floor plan and high ceilings, along with the experience of browsing current exhibition at your event.

Lisa Patchem Photography

Rebecca Stumpf Weddings

w: firehouseart.org p: 303.651.2787 visit: 667 Fourth Ave Longmont, CO 80501

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SteamPlant Event Center The SteamPlant Event Center is a stylish, urban wedding venue in downtown Salida. The renovated 1887 Steam Power Plant retains its architectural beauty while exuding a chic atmosphere. It seats up to 180 guests, has full banquet facilities, and overlooks a picturesque outdoor plaza and the Arkansas River. The SteamPlant provides on-site wedding coordinators that have the expertise, taste, and energy to create a custom event for any occasion, from small downhome affairs to elegant extravaganzas.

The WOW Factor

Photos provided by Camera Photography and the SteamPlant Event Center

The SteamPlant offers a spacious ballroom with century old, exposed brick walls, and the perfect mixture of new and old. The Arkansas River is right outside our ballroom doors, with snow-capped mountains only moments away. Downtown Salida is a short walk from our paved patio... everything your could ever want for your wedding is here!

w: salidasteamplant.com p: 719.530.0933 visit: 220 West Sackett Salida, CO 81201

web: firehouseart.org call: 303.651.2787 visit: 667 Fourth Ave

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Venue Trends

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) celebrates innovation and creativity in the heart of downtown Boulder. Housed in a historic landmark building just steps away from Pearl Street, BMoCA offers exceptional views of the Flatirons and Boulder Creek as well as easy access to hotels, shopping, and parking. With over 10,000 square feet of gallery space, BMoCA provides the perfect setting for contemporary wedding.

The WOW Factor Weddings are a work of art at BMoCA. Through four dynamic, rotating exhibitions each year, BMoCA creates unique opportunities to inspire and entertain from 10 to 300 guests. The experienced museum staff will ensure you can relax and enjoy your wedding day!

Photography: Ashley Davis Photography

w: bmoca.org p: 303.443.2122 visit: 1750 13th St. Boulder, CO 80302

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BRECKENRIDGE WEDDINGS

Luxury weddings in an extraordinary location Offering spectacular ceremony and reception venues featuring unforgettable Rocky Mountain Views

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Meet

Ellie Baygulov Natural Light Photographer

Lacielle Roselle

What inspires your designs?

romantic

Mariel Hannah Fine Art Photography

Creating headpieces is my way of expressing myself. I usually find myself spending hours looking at bridal magazines, and reading books on French fashion of the 18th century. I am so in love with elegant mini hats, embellished with silk roses and velvet leaves. I strive to create something that is both vintage and modern at the same time. That is why I stick to designs used in the past, and apply modern techniques to show off my way of making headpieces. I love headpieces because they complement women in a very special way, they photograph beautifully, and they capture desired attention.

With metallic and gold trending, how are you incorporating them into your designs?

Mariel Hannah Fine Art Photography

I truly believe in how beautiful rhinestones, crystals and sparkly beads are. I use Swarovski rhinestones because they have an amazing quality, and I can’t get enough of them! In my studio, which is my favorite place to be, I have lots of pretty antique jars full of silver and gold plated beads, rhinestones, and sew on beads in gold and silver metal settings. Heavily embellished headpieces, encrusted elements of wedding adornments, are considered statement accessories. Most of my brides prefer them to traditional bridal accessories, like veils and tiaras.

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What is an up and coming trends you are seeing in bridal fashion?

Mariel Hannah Fine Art Photography

In my opinion, delicate and luxurious lace is becoming more popular this wedding season. Lace and embroidery incorporated into bridal sashes, headpieces, and veils, as well as encrusted adornments are in high demand these days. They photograph beautifully, they make brides look romantic, and elegant - heavily beaded accessories and headpieces are a key element. Most brides prefer flower crowns that they can keep for years, and that is where creating silk flowers comes in handy - ethereal wedding gowns embellished with velvet sashes and beaded flowers, cathedral length veils, and of course, custom made garters. There’s so much to choose from, at times it seems that the hardest part for a bride is to determine what style they love the most. Variety can be exciting, so experimenting is required to achieve the best results.

Irina Francis

The Designer

Dear RMB readers, I am so honored to introduce myself to you! My name is Irina Francis and I’m the designer of Lacielle Roselle ®.Lacielle Roselle ® is based out of Portland, OR and officially began in 2011. My educational background is in linguistics and international communication but slowly I started getting interested in fashion, design and styling. Combining them all led to discovering my niche and turning it into my business inspired by intricate embroidery, millinery techniques and timeless beauty.

Ellie Baygulov Natural Light Photographer

Being a lover of languages, I find myself spending hours reading books in French, studying the art of photography, painting, drawing or simply soldering. Now I am learning the art of calligraphy, and even though I am self-taught, I never cease to explore new ways and techniques.I have got my mini studio which I am currently turning into my perfect little space filled with antique findings. I’ve got my loving husband Scott who has been supporting my every step, my passion for travelling, and our 6 adorable Zebra Finches. As for my plans for the near future, I am planning to open my own online shop to sell custom made postcards inspired by organic paper and botanic drawings I collect.

Connect

Yours Truly,

w: lacielleroselle.com e: lacielle.roselle@gmail.com Instagram: lacielleroselle Facebook: lacielleroselle Pinterest: lacielleroselle Etsy: etsy.com/shop/lacielleroselle

Irina Francis

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Meet

Maggie Evans Designs How would you describe your wedding dress designs? I love the artistic freedom in design, and mixing edgy textures and cuts with a soft and feminine outline. I love using organic and natural fabrics in all my designs, and mixing in vintage laces and reusable textiles. My background is in Fine Arts, so I approach each gown very sculpturally - letting the dress take shape naturally. I always start with a loose design, but then let the fabric and textures mold the dress into the final product. Each dress is a hand-crafted work of art.

What fabrics do you love to work with?

I have a stock of gorgeous repurposed fabrics and vintage laces that always seem to inspire my designs the most. I almost exclusively work with organic and sustainable silk. Most brides don’t know how versatile silk can be! Raw silk gives the fabric a linen-like look, while bamboo silk gives it that traditional sheen. The natural color of silk is fabulous; a rich ivory that complements everyone! How silk is created acts as a metaphor for the bride. A silk worm makes a cocoon, and transforms into its most beautiful form, much like a bride transforms into her most beautiful form as a wife on her wedding day.

With your new studio space, what’s up and coming for Maggie Evans Designs? I am excited to be doing trunk shows later this year in Seattle at Cicada Bridal and Pittsburgh at Glitter and Grit! With my new space, I also want to start cultivating a community for brides to come, relax, and connect with other brides on the emotional part of wedding planning. I will be offering workshops on helping brides discover how to create a dress that reflects who they are, inside and out. It will all be about connecting around the deeper meaning of that “little white dress.” 60

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What are all the wonderful reasons why brides should create a

custom wedding dress?

My passion is being able to sit down with a bride and talk about the things that inspire her, the clothes she adores, and the way she wants to look on her wedding day. The bride dictates 100% the dress, I am just the creator of her vision. Working with the bride, I am able to sculpt a gown that shows off all the features she loves, and create something that reflects her inner self perfectly. Brides need to know that there is not a definition of what they should look like on wedding day - it’s up to each women to create her own definition of “the dress.” Think outside the box when it comes to your wedding dress; don’t feel pressure to pick a mainstream design. Choose to wear a gown that expresses who you are. Custom provides freedom for brides to choose the dress of their dreams, made with love for them.

The Designer

Maggie Evans

For dressmaker, Maggie Evans, the design and creation of a wedding dress is always collaborative and she is constantly drawing inspiration from her beloved brides, as well as other artist folk. Marvelous things come from working with other creative souls, and you can see that in her work. Details come alive, which sets her work apart through details of knitting, beading, embroidery, hand dyeing and sculpting with fabric. She steers clear of what is trendy; Maggie designs from the heart. With training in Art Therapy, Maggie founded Maggie Evans Designs, a bridal dressmaking company in Boulder Colorado in 2010, which is nothing like any bridal studio.....ever. Combining the compassion and wisdom of a therapist with the ingenuity and style of a designer, she crafts each gown with care and precision.

Connect Web: maggieevansdesigns.com Call: 303.775.5413 Email: maggieevansdesigns@gmail.com Visit: 4730 table Mesa suite C-100 Boulder, CO, 80304 Facebook: MaggieEvansDesigns Twiter: MaggieEvans_CO Pinterest: maggieedesigns ETSY: MaggieEvansDesigns

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Wedding Wars 2014 Hosted by L. Elizabeth Events, the 2nd annual Wedding Wars was held at Baldoria on the Water this past January. Four Vignettes battled for the bride’s vote, and in the end,Team Tuscany was victorious in their design!

Team Dark Debutante

The design was inspired by the 1930’s and 40’s in the deep south - playing on the idea of a New Orleans southern speak easy, with a sultry and darker vibe. Catering: A Perfect Bite Catering

Floral: Lalé Floral Designs

Chairs: Chairs with Character

Hair Stylist: Hayley Styles

Decor: Wright Group Event Services

Makeup: Pretty Bride Shop

Dress: Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Music & Lighting: JM Hyatt Entertainment

Photography: Urban Safari Photography

Wedding Planner: Hourglass Productions

Models: Melissa Schans and Kinsley Phillips

Team Manhattan Glam The inspiration was based on the idea that weddings should be for all couples in love. The design was art deco, mixed with cosmopolitan glam. Catering: Sava Catering

Floral: Timeless Floral and Events

Dress: Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Makeup: Pretty Bride Shop

Hair Stylist: Hayley Styles

Music: Resonance Duo

Photography: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Wedding Planner: Colorado Aisle

Décor: Seated Elegance

Models: Lana Cordier Shelton and Kaitlin

Team Land of OZ The design was inspired by the idea that the wicked witch of the west deserved a fabulous wedding. The look was complete with ruby red slippers! Cake: The Dessert Stand

Lighting: Skyline Productions

Dress: Brooks LTD

Makeup: Pretty Bride Shop

Floral: Flowers Forever Design

Menswear: Denver Tux

Hair Stylist: Hayley Styles

Photography: Brooke Summer Photography

Invitations: DulceyMade Designs

Rentals: RC Special Events

Wedding Planner: MAG Events Models: Brenda Archer & Maurice Washington

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The Winners(YAY!): Team Tuscany The design inspiration came from the Italian saying, “ Vivere Semplicemente L’amore Stravagante”, which means “Live Simply, Love Extravagantly.” They used the warm and inviting Tuscan colors and elements to create the look.

Cake: The Dessert Stand

Floral: Bella Calla

Paper: Lexisworks

Caterer: All Love Catering

Gelato: Pacuigo’s

Photographer: Rayna McGinnis Photography

Chairs: Chairs with Character

Hair Stylist: Hayley Styles

Planner: L. Elizabeth Events

Dress: Little White Dress Bridal Shop

Makeup: Pretty Bride Shop

Tuxedo: Denver Tux

Lighting: McKinney Entertainment

Venue: Baldoria on the Water

Models – Kirsten Iona and Ryan Daley

Want to see what is created at Wedding Wars 2015?

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Erin & Michael Grand Junction

Erin and Michael exchanged vows in front of friends and family on a October 5th, 2013, at Two Rivers Winery and Chateau. The two met at a coffee shop, and the rest was history! With fall being thier favorite time of year, they wouldn’t have changed a single thing about their perfect wedding day. 66

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The colors: As the fall is Erin and Michael’s favorite time of year, they chose rich hues of yellow, orange, and burgundy. The dress: Erin described her dress as “elegant, with just the right amount of sparkle.” The flowers: Erin chose natural, wild, organic, and beautiful fall inspired flowers. The favorite detail: Erin tells us that her favorite detail of the wedding was “being able to have the Chateau, for us and the entire wedding party, the night before the wedding, and night of too! it gave us the chance to celebrate and catch up with everyone.”

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The first dance: The first dance was Lyle Lovett, “In my own mind.” Erin is a huge fan of Lyle Lovett! The special memories: “I have two! Our officiate and pastry chef are good friends, and we were blessed to have them involved. The second was that we were able to have our two dogs in the wedding. Together, they made our wedding very personal and unique.”

The cake: Erin and Michael had cupcakes made by their good friend. The flavors were chocolate with chocolate and Two Rivers Port cream frosting, vanilla with vanilla cream frosting, and pumpkin with cream cheese frosting. They all were decorated with edible, hand painted leaves. The food: Guest enjoyed BBQ beef brisket and chicken breast with salad and vegetables for dinner. The unexpected: A surprise fly rod salute from all Erin and Michael’s fly fishing buddies as they were introduced at the reception!

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Color Board Bridesmaid’s Attire: Dress Barn | dressbarn.com Cake: Friend, Mandy Guebara Caterer: The Cowboy and the Rose thecowboyandtherose.com | 970.251.0700 DJ: DJ Ryan Griz Entertainment djryangriz.com | 970.985.0021 Dress: Victoria Rose Bridal Parlor victoriarosebridals.com | 970.245.5851 Flowers: Field Florals fieldflorals.com | 970.527.4541 Hair: Estilos II, A Salon estilos2.com | 970.241.7100 Honeymoon: Old World Inn oldworldinn.com | 707.257.0112 Invitations: Created by the Bride Jewelry: Family Heirlooms Lodging: Two Rivers Winery and Chateau tworiverswinery.com | 970.255.1471 Make-Up: Estilos II, A Salon estilos2.com | 970.241.7100

Advice to RMB Bride’s: “It is your wedding, be sure to make it yours!”

Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse | menswarehouse.com Officiant: Paul Guebara

The honeymoon: The two jetted of to San Francisco and Napa Valley. 3 adjectives: Personal, Unique, and Happy

Photographer: Cat Mayer Studio catmayerstudio.com | 970.234.9339 Rehearsal Dinner: Kannah Creek Brewery kannahcreekbrewingco.com | 970.263.0111 Rings: Zales | zales.com Shoes: Zappos - Badgely Mischka | zappos.com Venue: Two Rivers Winery and Chateau tworiverswinery.com | 970.255.1471 Rentals: Party Land partyland.com | 800.778.9563

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Area Guide

Grand Junction EAT

Experience local produce and the famous Palisade Peaches! Clark Family Orchards w: clarkorchards.com

Kokopelli Farm and Produce w: kokopelliproduce.com

Davis Family Farms

w: palisadepeach.com

SIP

Get out and try the grapes of Wine Country, Colorado!

w: stoneymesa.com

w: coloradocellars.com

EXPLORE

The Colorado Plateau has some of the state’s must-see landmarks! Colorado National Monument

w: nps.gov/colm/index.htm

Mesa Verde National Park w: visitmesaverde.com

James M. Robb Colorado River w: cpw.state.co.us

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Inspiration

Be inspired by color, and creatively translate that to your wedding. Whether by a painting, or an vibrant ombre tablescape of flowers, let the color stand out and be your theme!

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Creative Artists

Beauty: Studio B Beaute studiobbeaute.com | 970.618.0102

Cake Design: Maple & Mousse mapleandmousse.tumblr.com | 970.393.3870 Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Robin | 970.963.4610 Dress & Hairpiece: Anna Be` anna-be.com | 720.855.1111 Floral, Decor,& Linens: Carolyn’s Flowers carolynsaspen.com | 970.401.1802 Furrier: Coyote Couture Colorado coyotecouturecolorado.com | 970.331.9813 Groom’s Attire: Denver Tux denvertux.com | 303.238.3332 Jewelry: Meridian Jewelers meridianjewelers.com | 970.925.3833 Models: Katie Smith and Mark D’emden Photography: Robin Proctor Photography robinproctorphotography.com | 970.819.1427 Planner: PJ West Events pjwestevents.com | 970.927.3121 Venue: Aspen Meadows Resort aspenmeadows.com | 970.925.4240 Rentals: Bethel Party Rentals bethelpartyrentals.com | 970.947.9700 rockymountainbride.com

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where natural light, red brick walls, hickory floors and an exposed ceiling all come together to create a warm, inviting atmosphere perfect for your event.

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Table Trends

Inspiration

Pantone Colors

Radient Orchid Purple is a rich color that can set the tone for any event. Stick with saturated purples and violets to create a romantic and whimsical look. We pulled from the grey hues of Radient Orchid to create this table. Delicate details, metallics, and bold floral gives it the wow factor!

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Inspiration

Cayenne Corals, oranges, and deep pinks are the perfect complement to a summertime “I Do!” The burst of color found in the deep coral tone of “cayenne” is the perfect complement to golds, peachs, and wood. For the design, we wanted a sophisticate and playful table - notice the metallic figurines and pear name card holders! Though the shapes and gold hues are all different, they work perfectly together.

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Inspiration

Blues, greens, and turquoise colors shout out summer. While we in Colorado are landlocked, dont be afriad to use these coastal shades. Replace traditional “beach” elements with what’s native to Colorado - Antlers act as “western driftwood.” Instead of decor or floral creating a statement, linens can create the wow factor. Find fabrics that add the perfect color pop for your wedding!

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Vendors

Inspiration

Wash Park Studio

Web: washparkstudio.com Call: 303.638.7627 Email: info@washparkstudio.com Visit: 900 S. Pearl Street Denver, CO 80209

Shows & Events AUG.

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Ashley Sawtelle

Web: ashleysawtelle.com Call: 512.585.8898 Email: ashleysawtellephoto@gmail.com

Mainstreet Flower Market

Web: mainstreetflowermarketco.com Call: 303.841.5866 Email: info@mainstreetflower.com

China: Target target.com

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Cayenne

Chargers: World Market worldmarket.com Orange Plates: Target target.com

A Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group Progressive Bridal Show When: Sunday, Sept 28th | 4 - 7 p.m. Where: Kevin Taylor’s at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House Web: ktrg.net

THINK PINK

Stamp: Michaels michaels.com Chairs, Linens, Silverware, & White Plates: Event Rents eventrents.net | 303.972.0975

When: Sunday, Aug 17th | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Where: Villa Parker Web: wedwonderfully.com

Sip, Savor & Say, “I Do!”

Radient Orchid

Chairs, Linen, and Silverware: Event Rents eventrents.net | 303.972.0975

Wed Wonderfully

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A Boutique Bridal Experience When: Wednesday, Oct.1st | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Where: blanc Web: partysingers.com/thinkpink.html

The Eclectic Wedding Showcase When: Tuesday, Oct. 7th | 6 - 9 p.m. Where: Mile High Station Web: eclecticweddingshowcasedenver.com

Dazzling Blue

Chairs, Plates, & Silverware: Event Rents eventrents.net | 303.972.0975 Chargers & Glass Bottles: World Market worldmarket.com Table Linen & Napkins: La Tavola latavolalinen.com | 707.257.3358 80

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Marianne Brown Photography

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Getting Outside:

Vail Racquet Club Nestled in the scenic Vail Valley with over 20 acres of mountain landscape to explore, Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort is the perfect destination for your outdoor event. With lodging featuring the comforts of home plus a wide range of complimentary amenities, no other Vail resort can match it for unique ambience.

Outdoors to Explore

The rugged alpine beauty of East Vail surrounds you, with renowned hiking and biking trails, fly fishing and kayaking to experience. Explore on your own, or let the Resort recommend guides or outfitters that suit your group’s sense of adventure. Surrounded by nature, it’s hard to believe that the charm of Vail Village is just minutes away by Vail’s own complimentary shuttle.

Activities to Enjoy

Relax with complimentary yoga classes or energize your stay with a workout at the 2,800 square foot fitness center. Enjoy a swim in the year-round heated outdoor pool or a late-night dip in one of the 20-person hot tubs. Sharpen your tennis game on one of the 3 clay courts or 6 hard courts, all surrounded by mountain vistas. Want to be pampered? Wind down in the sauna, savor the calming Eucalyptus steam room or schedule a relaxing massage.

Space to Celebrate

Gather with your family and friends on the lawn for fun and games, use the communal BBQ area or send the kids to play at the private playground or in nearby Bighorn Park. You and your guests can roam, explore and enjoy - all while celebrating new beginnings and making memories together under the Colorado sky. Learn more about Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort: vailracquetclub.com Learn more about planning a wedding with us: eastvailweddings.com p: 970.476.4840 e: sales@vailracquetclub.com Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort 4695 Vail Racquet Club Dr. Vail, Colorado 81657 82

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Designs to Last a Lifetime

custom floral design

www.rosepetalsvail.com flowers@rosepetalsvail.com 888.408.8150

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Eat

Maxwell’s

All Photos provided by Alison White Photography

Steakhouse & New American Cuisine

the food

Maxwell’s kitchen is run by Chef Egelhoff, whose accolades and awards can be seen in the food. When couple’s work with Maxwell’s for their wedding, food quickly becomes a focal point. The owner, Molly Maxwell, believes in making the event food-focused; choosing menu items that steer clear of the traditional “country club” fare, where chicken, beef, and salmon get overused and turn out bland. The Maxwell kitchen believes is using local and fresh ingredients in customized and creative menus that will leave guest raving about the food! Molly lets all her couples know that if they see or taste something they love to share it with Chef Egelhoff, and he will recreate the dish! That’s how they are constantly coming up with creative foods to offer for weddings. Matching food to a couple’s hometown is another thing that Molly strives to do. “One of my favorite menus came from a wedding last summer. The bride was from Texas, the groom from Louisiana, so we tied created hors de’ oeuvres representing their southern roots, such as shrimp n’ grits, quail, and Texas BBQ. For dinner we highlighted Colorado local cuisine and served pistachio-crusted lamb with a black fig and ruby port sauce, a beef tenderloin carving station with a cabernet demi-glaze, and a halibut lemon burre blanc. In addition, guest enjoyed truffle whipped mashed potatoes, bacon and blue cheese brussel sprouts, and blistered asparagus. To top off the night, the s’mores bar was a sweet treat, and buffalo burger sliders was the perfect late night snack. 84

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the experience

Once you finalize your venue and start planning out the food, get ready for a catering experience that is all about you. Instead of creating a stressful enviroment with limited options and rules, Maxwell’s believes in creating your perfect plate of food! From tastings, to signature drink pairings, and all the details in-between, Maxwell’s will make sure your menu comes to life. Molly tells us that “her heart is full when a Bride and Groom tells me that it was exactly what they envisioned! Her advice to couples planning their wedding is to be creative with the cuisine, and have fun with it! That is what your guest will take with them.

the space

Right on Crested Butte’s charming Elk Avenue, you can find Maxwells. The space is designed to look and feel like a log cabin, inside and out. The exposed beams and wooden floors reminds you that your in the Rockies. For Brides trying to find a great space for the rehearsal dinner, reception, or day after lunch, Maxwell’s can’t be beat! Vibrant wildflowers and beautiful linens transform the space into the ideal mountain space to celebrate the new “Mr. and Mrs.” Their dining room can hold parties up to 180 people seated, and even has a stage and dance floor towards the back of the building.

the details

Catering menus range from $40 to $55 and can be compeltley customied to your prefence and pallete. Stop by Maxwells the next time your in Crested Butte, and taste for yourself what makes thier food stand out!

Visit: 226 Elk Avenue Crested Butte, CO, 81224 w: maxwellscb.com

p: 970.349.1221

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Bridesmaid’s Brunch

A lovely afernoon is best spent with good friends and bubbles. Designing a Bridesmaid’s Brunch can be an easy affair if you follow RMB’s tips on party planning! Photography: Shalynne Imaging Photography

Location: CreekSide Tree Nursery

The Tabke:

Create a bright tablescape with fruit and edibles you can also enjoy with your meal. Peaches, Pears, and Clementines come in colorful hues that will pop! For the bride with a sweet tooth, mini tarts or petit fours work!

The Details:

Explore your local craft store, and find the perfect fabric you can use, either as a colorful table runner or fun napkin. Simple paper name tags make your guest feel special and it helps ID your drink!

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Celebrate

DIY-Lightful

Mimosa Bar

The Table: Old dressers or kitchen buffets make for the perfect display table for your mimosa bar. The Juice: Three’s the rule for drink options! Pick three juices or purees to jazz up the bubbly. The Detail: Tags and signs are easy touches that make a big design impact. They are simple, inexpensive, and ties together the complete look! The Garnish: Sliced strawberries or raspberries are an easy garnish. Top it off with a colorful straw!

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Located on Captiva Island, South Seas Island Resort is the hidden gem of the Florida Gulf Coast. Just 32 miles from Ft. Myers, South Seas feels like worlds away from the mainland. With Caribbean - like waters, and unparrellel service, it is the ultimate place to relax and enjoy being Mr. and Mrs. With a 330 acre wildlife preserve on its property, and 2 1/2 miles of private white sand beach graced with the best shelling in Florida, it is a nature lovers paradise. Lodging at South Seas is top tier - expect modern and deluxe amenities that complement the island way of life. Most rooms on South Seas has a water view - perfect for breakfast in bed while watching dolphins play in the gulf. Traveling around South Sea’s extensive property is a breeze with their Island trolleys, running daily for all guest. Enjoy the open-air ride through the mangrove covered roads to and from all of their amenities. For those looking for a more luxe experience, you can spend the day soaking up the sun in your own private cabana, complete with poolside service for anything you could need. Enjoy gourmet food from The Pointe Restaurant, or a Rum Runner delivered poolside right to you. The cabana’s are ideal for lovebirds looking to relax the day away.

The Dining Experience Get ready to experience some fabulous food! South Seas has a multitude of dining options. Looking to have a cozy night in? Pick up a Pizza from Scoops and Slices, or head over to The Captiva Provision Company for delicatessen’s and a full service market. If you are wanting to experience the South Seas nightlife, head over to Harborside Bar and Grill, their flagship restaurant. Enjoy island fine dining overlooking the Yacht-filled Marina, and exceptional Florida cuisine showcasing delicious local ingredients, and a daily fresh catch straight from the Gulf. Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grill is South Seas newest addition! With live music throughout the week, and Caribbean-style cuisine in a island casual atmosphere, its the perfect night out.

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Kay Casperson

Honeymooner’s To-Do List on South Seas

Lifestyle Spa & Boutique With over 4,000 square feet dedicated to a full service spa and salon and a wide selection of inspirational apparel and accessories, the Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique is a haven for wellness, rejuvenation, and transformation. For the honeymooners, they offer a variety of couple massages that will be sure to unwind all the post-wedding stress! Try their 50 minute couples massage, complete with champagne and a relaxing lounge for after the treatment.

Take a sunset cruise on Captiva Cruises! Watch dolphins play in the boat’s surf and toast to a wonderful day as you watch the sun dip into the ocean.

Contact w: kaycasperson.com p: 239.579.1470

e: captivaspa@kaycasperson.com

Sunny Island Watersports

Shop till you drop at one of South Seas local stores! H20 Outfitters and Beach Life has all the best island apparel and accessories.

Looking for some fun in the sun? Sunny Island Watersports is your one stop shop for all water activities! Their friendly staff will help you find the perfect adventure. Whether its fishing off the docks, paddle boarding through the mangroves, or parasailing above the gulf, your bound to have a fabulous time!

Spend the day golfing on Captiva Island Golf Club’s pristine course!

For those who like to go fast, try their Wave Runner Tours! Explore neighboring islands, learn all about the area’s rich history, and perhaps even get up close with a manatee or dolphin!

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Contact

Learn to sail on the high seas through Colgate Offshore Sailing School, located at the Yacht Harbor Marina!

www.fortlauderdaleboatrentals.com/locations/CaptivaBoatRentalsandWatersports.aspx

p: 239.472.2938 e: sunnyislandws@gmail.com

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The Outlook Lodge

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Staymoon The Inn at Lost Creek Looking for a mountain getaway to indulge in both the outdoors and the finer things in life? The Inn at Lost Creek is a Boutique Luxury Hotel nestled in the heart of Telluride’s Mountain Village, and is your ultimate destiantion for a Colorado Honeymoon! Expect to be pampered and completely fall in love with all the Inn and Telluride can offer for your romanci retreat!

Relax

Located in the Mountain Village fashion district, Alpenglow Beauty is Telluride’s only luxury beauty boutique. They have partnered with The Inn at Lost Creek to provide spa service for guests! In addition to an extensive selection of fine cosmetics, fragrances and skin, body, hair and nail products, Alpenglow offers cosmetic, lash, brow, nail, facial and massage treatments. Looking to stay in? Call the Inn at Lost Creek Concierges to schedule a in-room massage!

Explore

The Inn at Lost Creel is surrounded by endless options! Love to ski? Let the ski concierges pick up your rentals from Telluride Sports and you’ll find your boots warm, skis and poles on the snow and tips pointed downhill for a alpine adventure. Spend the day on the greens at Telluride’s par 70, 6,679 yard, 18-hole course! Check your clubs with the Inn and they will make sure your bags are at the clubhouse and your cart is ready to go for the perfect afternoon round!

Visit

Web: innatlostcreek.com Call: 970.728.5678 Email:

reservations@innatlostcreek.com

Facebook: InnatLostCreek

Experience

For honeymooners, The Inn at Lost Creek offers a special package for a 3 night stay starting at $632! Enjoy Lodging in one of their Suites or Condos, a glass of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival, a wine tasting for two at Siam Talay ‘s private dining room, and a private reservation in rooftop hot tub overlooking the majestic Jan Juan Mountains!

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Staymoon The Outlook Lodge Chances are, you’ve never heard of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado, a tiny, picturesque town just 15 minutes west of Colorado Springs. Tucked in the pines, it is home to the undeniably romantic “Gazebo on the Lake,” as well as The Outlook Lodge, a nationally-acclaimed handsome six-room retreat. For those looking for a intimate wedding and honeymoon, The Outlook Lodge is where you need to be!

Relax

Ideal for a private romantic retreat, the Lodge offers a local host in place of a front desk, maintaining a “hands-off” approach, and allowing guests to explore and relax as they wish. The Lodge’s “Romance Compliment,” which can be added to any stay, offers special touches perfect for honeymooners, including rose petal turndown service, a bottle of champagne and a S’mores roasting kit, to be enjoyed at the Lodge’s outdoor circular fireplace.

Explore

Pike National Forest surrounds The Outlook Lodge and is the perfect place to hike and explore the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Garden of the Gods is a registered national landmark and just 15 short minutes from The Outlook Lodge! Explore the park and even sign up to take a guided horseback tour of the area! After your Rocky Mountain adventures, enjoy breakfast at The Pantry in downtown Green Mountain Falls!

Visit

Web: outlookgmf.com Call: 855.463.2557 Email: inquiries@outlookgmf.com Facebook: TheOutlookLodge

Experience

If you’re planning an intimate ceremony, The Outlook Lodge can also be considered a venue. It features open indoor and outdoor function space, a large wraparound porch, back patio with outdoor dining perfect for dinner, and a full kitchen. It also has an on-site coordinator to help with all your event needs. The Outlook Lodge sleeps up to 16, but welcomes a sister property this summer, The Little Beaver Inn, adding five rooms and a hot tub.

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Staymoon The Ritz Carlton, Denver For the comsmopolitian couple looking for luxury and relaaxation in the heart of Denver, The Ritz Carlton, Denver is your perfect retreat. From the moment you walk into the lobby, their serivce, quality, and style will exceed all your expectations. It’s the ideal getaway for those looking to experience Denver luxury.

Relax

From facials to waterfall treatments, relax and renew at The Ritz Carlton’s famous spa. Love beer? The Spa has created two treatments using local Colorado brews! Try their Honey N’ Oats Ultimate Pedicure featuring a beer tasting from Great Divide Brewery, or try Mile High Malt Scrub & Microbrew Massage complete with a stout beer body mask! For the lovebirds, a couple’s massage is the ideal indulgence. Their 50 Minute Reconnect Couple’s Massage is a must! Relax together with champagne afterwards in one of their premier couple’s spa suites!

Explore

From top tier restaurants, to dozen’s of breweries, and shopping galore, the options are limitless when in Denver. Check out the 16th Street Mall for some window shopping and local Denver finds! For those looking for a romantic night out on the town, Larimer Square is the perfect backdrop with hundreds of bistro lights hanging above the street and some of the best eats in the city. Looking to stay in? Elway’s at The Ritz Carlton is one of the cities best restaurants!

Visit

Web: ritzcarlton.com

Call: 303.312.3800 Email: rc.denrz.leads@ritzcarlton.com Facebook: ritzcarltondenver

Experience

The Club Level at The Ritz Carlton, Denver is what will make your romantic getaway so unforgettable. Enjoy five food presentations throughout the day, open bar service, and a private lounge with a 180 degree view of the city and Rockies. Curl up in a leather bound chair, and enjoy your time together. The concierges on the Club Level are there to provide top tier service. From making specialty drinks, to sending you off with a sweet midnight snack, they will make sure your stay is perfect. 96

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4 to 6 Months

Monthly Wedding Planner

Checklist One Year

Gather a list of potential guests and get a ballpark for your guest count Create a separate wedding email to keep track of contacts & vendors Hire a wedding planner Determine a budget Choose a date & location Research Marriage Requirements Choose your bridal party Design a fun wedding website! Start to gather wedding ideas & inspiration

6 to 9 Months

Select a Photographer Have engagement photos taken Create a Final Guest list Send out your Save the Dates Select a Caterer Select a Florist Select a DJ, Band, or Live Music Select a Officiant Purchase your Wedding Dress Select Bridal Party Attire Register for Gifts Decide on the colors & design

Reserve Rental Items Order Wedding Cake or Desserts Get Groom & Groomsmen fitted Purchase Wedding Rings Order Invitations & other Stationary Reserve a Room Block for out-of-towners Start planning out your Honeymoon & apply for any needed passports or visas

2 to 4 Months

Research activities available for guests Plan out fun group activities Finalize Rehearsal Dinner plans Do a hair & make-up trial run Send out formal invitations Begin wedding dress alterations

1 to 2 Months

Pick up Wedding Rings Purchase wedding attire accessories Schedule the final dress fitting Purchase wedding weekend attire Schedule spa services for the ladies Discuss ceremony details with officiant Confirm Bridesmaid’s & Groomsmen attire Confirm photo list with your Photographer Purchase Bridesmaid’s & Groomsmen gifts Create guest favors & welcome bags

1 to 2 Weeks

Obtain Marriage License Pack for your honeymoon Break in wedding shoes Confirm transportation & travel Confirm all wedding details with vendors Provide final guest count to your caterer Create final seating chart & escort cards

On Arrival

Confirm all details with planner & officiant Gather & organize all last minute details Drop off welcome bags to lodging

Wedding Day!

Enjoy every little moment of your Rocky Mountain Wedding!

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The Marketplace Accomodations

phone website

index

Frias Properties

800.542.7736

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Marriott

800.831.4004 www.marriott.com

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Old World Inn

707.257.0112

www.oldworldinn.com

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Paragon Lodging

888.306.1376

www.paragonlodging.com

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South Seas Island Resort

866.565.5089

www.southseas.com

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Summit Cove

866.976.7895

www.summitcove.com

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The Inn at Lost Creek

970.728.5678 www.innatlostcreek.com 94

The Outlook Lodge

855.463.2557

The Palace Hotel

719.207.4175 www.salidapalacehotel.com

The Ritz Carlton Denver

303.312.3800 www.ritzcarlton.com 96

Two Rivers Winery and Chateau

970.255.1471

Beauty

phone website

index

Ahhh Mobile Spa

720.252.4516 www.ahhhmobilespa.com

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Allegria Spa

970.748.7500

www.allegriaspa.com

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Alpenglow Beauty

970.728.7337

www.alpenglowbeauty.com

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Aquage

877.238.1100 www.aquage.com

Beauty by Fae

303.567.7500 www.facebook.com/BeautyByFae 23

Brandi Trapp

719.433.5530

www.facebook.com/pages/Love-Your-Hair-by-Brandi-Trapp/275168670652 42

Brandy Rich

720.837.4223

www.brandymrich.com

36

Carmen Wolcott

970.708.0713

www.telluridemakeupartist.com

28

Estilos II, A Salon

970.241.7100

www.estilos2.com

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Girls & Curls

303.881.7130 www.girlsandcurls.com

20

Hayley Styles

303.895.9795 www.hayleystyles.com

10,63,64

Janie Rocek

970.290.1322

32,51

Makeup By Heather B

719.232.5147 www.makeupbyheather.com

10,42

Pretty Bride Shop

720.883.5877

www.prettybrideshop.com

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Spa Anjali

970.790.3020

www.westinriverfrontbeavercreek.com/Spa-Anjali

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Studio B Beaute

970.618.0102

www.studiobbeaute.com

72

The Parlour Salon Highlands

303.433.4448

www.theparlour.net/highlands

36

Todd Peckham

303.725.8633

www.facebook.com/pages/Hairstylist-Todd-Peckham/120362251317201 45

YX Salon

970.708.2308

www.facebook.com/pages/YX-Salon/151487394963805 28

Drinks

phone website

index

Breckenridge Brewery

800.328.6723

16

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www.friasproperties.com

www.outlookgmf.com

www.tworiverswinery.com

www.janierocek.com

www.breckbrew.com

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66

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Bristol Brewing

719.633.2555

www.bristolbrewing.com

16

Garnish - Mobile Craft Bartending

774.238.0970

www.garnishbartending.com

36

New Belgium

970.221.0524

www.newbelgium.com

16

Odell Brewing

970.498.9070

www.odellbrewing.com

16

Tommyknocker Brewery

303.567.4419

www.tommyknocker.com

16

With a Twist

303.859.7646 www.withatwistbar.com

11

Fashion

phone website

index

a & be’

720.627.5760 www.aandbebridalshop.com

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Anna Be

720.855.1111

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Al’s Formal Wear

800.460.8500 www.alsformalwear.com

www.anna-be.com

10

Alterations by Judy

720.212.5129

www.alterationsbyjudy.com

36

Banana Republic

888.277.8953

www.bananarepublic.com

36

BHLDN

888.942.4536 www.bhldn.com

36

Blue Bridal Boutique

303.446.2583

www.bluegowns.com

20

Brooks LTD

303.573.3801

www.brooksltd.net

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Coyote Couture Colorado

970.331.9813

www.coyotecouturecolorado.com

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David’s Bridal

877.923.2743

www.davidsbridal.com

11

Denver Tux

303.238.3332

www.denvertux.com

28,63,72

Dress Barn

800.373.7722

www.dressbarn.com

66

Emma + Grace

720.383.8091 www.emmaandgracebridal.com

10

Frisco Fun and Formal

970.668.5732

62

J.Crew

800.562.0258 www.jcrew.com

23,36

Jenny Yoo

212.645.0823 www.jennyyoo.com

45

www.friscotux.com

Lacielle Roselle

www.lacielleroselle.com

58

Little White Dress Bridal Shop

303.814.8972

www.lwdbridal.com

2,11,50,63,64

Love The Dress

912.667.6946 www.lovethedressbridal.com

23

Macy’s

888.289.6229 www.macys.com

23,45

Maggie Evans Designs

303.775.5413

www.maggieevansdesigns.com

60

Mens Warehouse

877.986.9669

www.menswarehouse.com

11,23,45,66

Nordstrom

888.282.6060 shop.nordstrom.com

20,45,51

Piperlime

877.747.3754 www.piperlime.com

36

Ratio Clothing

720.515.4348 www.ratioclothing.com

20

Ready or Knot

402.885.4883

www.readyorknotweddings.com

36

Something New Boutique

719.282.6500

www.somethingnewboutique.com

42

Toms

800.975.8667 www.toms.com

11

Victoria Rose Bridal Parlor

970.245.5851

66

Flowers

phone website

index

Bare Roots Flora

203.980.9575 www.barerootflora.com

20

Bella Calla

303.995.2867

www.bellacalla.com

50,64

Carolyn’s Flowers

970.401.1802

www.carolynsaspen.com

72

Cori Cook Floral Design

303.842.3273

www.coricook.com

36

www.victoriarosebridals.com

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Field Florals

970.527.4541

www.fieldflorals.com

66

Flowers Forever Design

303.507.5147

www.flowersforeverdesign.com

63

Kim and Company

970.669.1878

www.kimandcompany.org

11

Lale Floral Designs

720.515.6418

www.laleflorals.com

63

Mainstreet Flower Market

303.841.5866

www.mainstreetflowermarketco.com

45,77

New Leaf Design

970.708.0493

www.newleaftelluride.com

28

Petals and Pours

303.503.3548 www.petalsandpours.com

10

Rose Petals

888.408.8150

83

Timeless Floral and Events

303.995.2779 www.timelessfloralandevents.com

63

Twigs and Posies

719.440.7376 www.twigsandposies.com

42

Weathervane Farm

719.395.8356 www.weathervanefarmbv.com 23

Gifts

phone website

Anything But Plain Jane

970.846.2230

www.cowhidemirrors.com 8

Casa Bella

970.349.6380

www.casabellacb.com

www.rosepetalsvail.com

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Lit Soy Candles

www. etsy.com/shop/LitSoyCandles 8

Park Hill Country

www.etsy.com/shop/ParkHillCountry 16

Pinto Barn

719.539.9100

www.pintobarn.com

8

Sacred Sleep

855.736.3901

www.sacredsleep.com

8

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/willowstudioshop

8

Willow Studio Shop

Jewelry

phone website

index

Ashley Schenkein Designs

303.828.7183 www.asjewelrydesign.com

31

Enfuse - Handcrafted Enamel Jewelry

www.enfusejewelry.com 31

Meridian Jewelers

www.meridianjewelers.com

72

Sarah Cavey Designs

www.etsy.com/shop/SarahCavey

31

Thomas Laine

800.893.1153

www.thomaslaine.com

45

Todd Reed

303.442.6280 www.toddreed.com

20

Two Skirts

970.728.6828

28

More

phone website

index

Aspen Chamber

800.670.0792

www.aspenchamber.org/wed

71

Couture Colorado

720.366.2011

www.couturecolorado.com

88

CreekSide Tree Nursey

303.668.7647

www.creeksideboulder.com

16,86

Go Breck

888.251.2417

www.gobreck.com

57

Luna Bazaar

802.254.4646 www.lunabazaar.com

11

Officaint: Father Marty

303.333.3612 www.freewebs.com/apriestcelebrates/

45

970.925.3833

Officiant: Doug Pinto

www.twoskirts.net

www.dougpinto.net 23

Pantone

201.935.5500 www.pantone.com

77

Wizard’s Chest

303.321.4304 www.wizardschest.com

50

Music

phone website

index

Aaron McCloskey Music

970.596.3850

www.aaronmccloskeymusic.com

36

DJ Ron Michaels

970.225.3900

www.ronmichaelsweddings.com

1

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DJ Shake One

303.229.9195 www.volareentertainment.com 3

DJ Ryan Griz Entertainment

970.985.0021

Elite DJ

303.422.3218 www.myelitedj.com

44,45

Greatime DJ

970.845.8566

www.greatimedj.com

62

JM Hyatt Entertainment

303.931.3010

www.hitmusicservice.com/jmhyatt

63

McKinney Entertainment

970.667.0646

www.mckinneyentertainment.com

64

Resonance Duo

303.524.9565

www.flutevibes.com

63

Skyline Productions

720.280.7269

www.coloradosweddingdj.com

63

Paper

phone website

index

Calligraphy by Robin

970.963.4610

72

Duel Design Shop

303.733.3534 www.dueldesignshop.com

14,17

DulceyMade Designs

303.328.7125

63

Inviting Moments

www.djryangriz.com

66

www.dulceymadedesigns.com

www.etsy.com/shop/invitingmoments 10

Lexisworks www.lexisworksart.com 64 Mavora www.mavora.com

10

SWEET Letterpress Designs

www.sweetletterpress.com

12

www.etsy.com/shop/TealTypewriter

36

720.379.3232

Teal Typewriter

Photos

phone website

All Digital Photo + Videa

303.494.2320

Ali & Garrett Wedding Photographers

720.226.2415 www.aliandgarrett.com

Cover,10

Alison White Photography

970.349.2089

www.alisonwhitephotography.com

84

Ashley Davis Photography

303.447.0429

www.ashleydavisphotography.com

56

Ashley Sawtelle

512.585.8898

www.ashleysawtelle.com

76,77

Brinton Studios

303.875.6422

www.brintonstudios.com

45

Brooke Summer Photography

303.351.1051

www.brookesummer.com

63

Cat Mayer Studio

970.234.9339

www.catmayerstudio.com

65,66

Dawn Sparks Photography

303.842.1708

www.dawnsparks.com

8

www.elliebaygulov.com

58

Ellie Baygulov Natural Light Photographer 941.445.1169

index

www.alldigitalstudios.com

53

Elizabeth Cryan Photography

412.952.3679 www.elizabethcryanphotography.com

20,63

Harper Point

970.692.4725

50

Instabooth

303.990.8110 www.photoboothofdenver.com

36

Jamie Smith Photography

719-434-0707

www.jamiesmithphotography.com

42

Laura Murray Photography

303.378.4969

www.lauramurrayphotography.com

41

Lisa Patchem Photography

720.998.2962

www.lisapatchemphotography.com

54

Marcus Edwards Photography

970.203.4586

www.marcusedwardsphoto.com

32

Marianne Brown Photography

229.457.0975

www.mariannebrownphotography.com

35,36,81,104

Mariel Hannah Fine Art Photogrphy

661.992.3099

www.marielhannahphoto.com

58

Merrick Chase Photography

970.275.1109

www.merrickchasephotography.com

13

Pippin’s Pictures Photography

303.416.0072

www.pippinspics.com

cover,11

Rayna McGinnis Photography

720.663.9857

www.raynamcginnisphotography.com

64

Real Life Photographs

970-275-5637

www.reallifephotographs.com

28

Rebecca Stumpf Photography

406.546.7526

www.rebeccastumpfweddings.com

54

Red Fox Photo Booth

970.231.5850

www.redfoxphotobooth.com

11

www.harperpointweddings.com

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Robin Proctor Photography

970.819.1427

Shalynne Imaging Photography

www.robinproctorphotography.com

72

www.shalynneimaging.com

16,86

Urban Safari Photography

303.915.1226 www.urbansafariphotography.com

63

Yellow Feather Photography

720.515.1084 www.yellowfeatherphotography.com

23

Planning

phone website

index

Colorado Aisle

303.263.2486 www.coloradoaisle.com

63

Crested Butte Events

970.349.0609

www.crestedbutteevents.com

18

Estes Park Wedding Association

www.estesparkweddings.com

22

Events by MAG

720.980.3233

www.eventsbymag.com

63

Frosted Pink Weddings

970.701.4157 www.frostedpinkweddings.com

10

Hourglass Productions

720.722.2102 www.hourglassdenver.com

63

L. Elizabeth Events

303.250.8089 www.lelizabethevents.com

64

Luxe Weddings

720.383.1978 www.luxeweddingscolorado.com

42

Pink Champagne Events

720.872.1642 www.pinkchampagneevents.com

11,20

PJ West Events

970.927.3121

www.pjwestevents.com

71,72

Soiree Telluride

970.708.0297

www.telluridesoiree.com

28

Ululani Event Design

719.293.1961

www.ululanievents.com 23

Wedding Sophisticate

303.263.4568 www.weddingsophisticate.com

50

Rentals

phone website

index

Acorn and Oakleaf Vintage Rentals

720.352.0506 www.facebook.com/acornoakleafvintage 11

All Events - Tent and Party Rentals

303.485.9985 www.alleventsrentals.com

36

Alpine Accents

970.668.3113

10

Bethel Party Rentals

970.947.9700

72

Chairished Vintage Rentals

303.500.3822 www.chairished.com

10

Chairs With Character

610.772.0555

www.chairswithcharacter.com

63,64

Event Rents

303.972.0975

www.eventrents.net

11,45,77

La Tavola

707.257.3358

www.latavolalinen.com

36,77

Party Land

800.778.9563

www.partyland.com

66

Pure Energy

303.800.1357

www.pureenergyevents.com

11

RC Special Events

303.527.2905

www.rcspecialevents.com

63

Seated Elegance

303.550.9007

www.seated-elegance.com

63

Settings Event Rental

719.539.2434

www.settingseventrental.com

23

World Market

877.967.5362

www.worldmarket.com

10,77

Wright Group Event Services

303.399.9949 www.thewrightgroupnow.com 63

Susty Party

877.721.4338

Savory

phone website

index

All Love Catering

720.917.4186

www.all-lovecatering.com

64

A Perfect Bite Catering

303.755.3640

www.aperfectbitecatering.com

63

A Spice of Life

303.443.4049

www.aspiceoflife.com

45

Basta

303.997.8775 www.bastaboulder.com

36

Centro Latin Kitchen

303.442.7771

www.centrolatinkitchen.com

36

www.icookyoueat.com

36

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www.bethelpartyrentals.com

sustyparty.com 23


Kalamata Pit

970.485.2874

Maxwell’s

970.349.1221 www.maxwellscb.com

18,84

Pasta Jays

303.444.5800

62

River’s Edge Resturant

719.207.4267 www.facebook.com/salidariversedge

23,27

Sava Catering

303.972.1704

www.savacatering.com

63

The Cowboy and the Rose

970.251.0700

www.thecowboyandtherose.com

66

www.threetomatoes.com

17

Three Tomatoes Catering

303.433.3332

www.kalamatapit.com

23

www.pastajays.com

Sweets

phone website 970.291.1343

www.cornerstonechocolates.com

10

Maple & Mousse

970.393.3870

www.mapleandmousse.tumblr.com

72

Mermaids Bakery

303.534.0956

www.mermaidsbakery.com

45

Paciugo’s

303.935.7839 www.paciugo.com

64

Street Fare at the Boulder Shelter Bakery

303.442.4646

www.bouldershelter.org

11

The Dessert Stand

303.550.9726

www.thedessertstand.com

63,64

Transportation

phone website

index

Ramblin Express

303.572.8687 www.ramblinexpress.com

36

Venues

phone website

index

Aspen Meadows Resort

970.925.4240

www.aspenmeadows.com

70,72

Breckenridge Resorts

888.400.9590

www.breckresorts.com

92

Baldoria on the Water

303.507.3554 www.baldoriaevents.com

63,64

Beaver Run Resort

970.453.6000

15

blanc

303.974.7487 www.blancdenver.com

53

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

303.443.2122

www.bmoca.org

56

C Lazy U

970.887.3344

www.clazyu.com

1

Della Terra Maountain Chateau

970.586.2501

www.dellaterramountainchateau.com

3

Firehouse Art Center

303.651.2787

www.firehouseart.org

54

Granby Ranch

970.887.5143

www.granbyranch.com

30

Hutchinson Ranch

719.221.4672

www.hutchranch.com

23

Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House

303.867.0688

www.ktrg.net

50

Mountain Lodge Telluride

970.369.5000

www.mountainlodgetelluride.com

7

New Sheridan Hotel

970.728.4351

www.newsheridan.com

27

Piney River Ranch

303.905.4439 www.pineyriverranch.com

10

Snow Mountain Ranch

970.887.2152

41

SteamPleant Event Center

719.530.0933 www.salidasteamplant.com

55

St. Julien Hotel & Spa

720.406.9696

5

Taharaa Mountain Lodge

970.577.0098 www.taharaa.com

20

Telluride Ski Resort

970.728.7446

www.tellurideskiresort.com

28

The Atrium Denver

303.809.8777

www.atriumdenver.com

49

The Club at Flying Horse

719.494.1222

www.flyinghorsecolorado.com

42

The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera

970.926.2200

www.cordilleralodge.com

57

Two Rivers Winery and Chateau

970.255.1471

www.tworiverswinery.com

66

Vail Racquet Club

800.428.4840

www.eastvailweddings.com

82,83

Wash Park Studio

303.638.7627

www.washparkstudio.com

76,77

Winter Park Resort

970.726.1578

www.winterparkresort.com

9

YaYa Farm & Orchard

303.485.5585

www.yayafarmandorchard.com

36

YMCA of the Rockies- Mountainside Lodge

970.586.3341

www.ymcarockies.com

11

Cornerstone Chocolates & Confections

www.beaverrun.com

snowmountainranch.org

www.stjulien.com

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Rocky Mountain Bride was founded nineteen years ago. Our mission is to be your ultimate resource for planning your rocky mountain wedding. Today we pride ourselves on our past years work, and look forward to continue serving our readers. Photography: Marianne Brown Photography

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