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Colorado

Real Rocky Mountain

Weddings

132 wedding trends and ideas for your wedding

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RMB Gown Guide

Special 20th Anniversary Celebrate Feature

Fall 2014

The Bride’s Guide to a perfect Rocky M o u n ta i n W e d d i n g $4.95 U.S

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Features

FALL/WINTER 2014 COLORADO FINDS 14 Paper: Ezer Calligraphy 16 Cocktails: Montanya Distillery 18 Registry Shop Special: Casa Bella STYLE & BEAUTY 46 Skin Smart 49 The RMB Gown Guide 61 The Well-Groomed Gent

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INSPIRATION 10 Reasons for a Snowy “I Do” Lakeside Beige Beauty Just Peachy

EXPLORE

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104 Eat: Three Tomatoes Catering 108 Explore: Winter Park Resort

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CELEBRATE 111 Green & Gold: A Engagement Soiree with Couture Colorado

TRAVEL 118 Honeymoon: Auberge Du Soleil 1237Staymoon: 124 The Crawford Hotel 7 125 Warwick Denver 7 126 Hotel Jerome

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Cheers!

We are seeing gold after helping to create this engagement soiree with Couture Colorado.

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FALL/WINTER 2014 THE ROCKIES REAL WEDDINGS

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Tabernash

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Basalt

Vail

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REAL WEDDINGS

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72 Cherokee Ranch & Castle

IN EVERY ISSUE 10 Editor’s Letter & Favorite Things 128 Wedding Planner Checklist 129 The Marketplace Directory

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Clockwise from top: Kokoro Photography, Sara Lynn Photographic, Zorn Photography, Nate + Jenny Weddings

THE PLAINS


RMB’s

Editor’s Letter

Favorite Things

Photography: Forever Photography Studio | Beauty: Girls & Curls

Goodbye Summer, Hello Holidays! We are on the hunt for fabulous finds for the gift giving season and have found some that we are simply smitten over.

Hand Stamped

We love these Hippo Kiss Creations necklaces at Inspyre Boutique. They are hand stamped, gold-filled tags on a dainty 16” gold-filled chain, perfect for your bridesmaids’ initials!

($22, inspyreboutique.com)

Erika Oltmann, Publisher & Taylor Chamberlain, Editor-in-Chief

Welcome, Fall!

Words of Wisdom

We love motivational wall art, especially when it’s stylish. Spoonlily has oodles of sayings we adore, like this “Enjoy The Little Things” wall print. It’s the perfect addition to your office space!

Fall might be the best time of the year. Between Pumpkin Spice Latte’s, golden aspens, the holidays, and of course “engagement season” what’s not to love?

The cold weather inspires us to find warm and inviting wedding style for our fabulous Colorado brides. We traveled all over the state to create each look and are so excited to share them with you! From our glamorous engagement party with Couture Colorado, to our swoon-worthy Gown Guide, we hope you love each page of Rocky Mountain Bride Colorado!

Happy Planning!

The RMB Team

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Cute Cup

Coffee just tastes better in a adorable mug. We love our cold weather drinks in this Gold Honeycomb Porcelain Mug from Left of Rose!

($15, etsy.com/shop/leftofrose)

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RMB Cover Contest Winner

Fall Cover Rachel Gomez Photographs Tyler and Chanel were married on September 22nd, 2013 in Grand Lake. Though rain and snow graced their special day, they were all smiles and had a fabulous time with friends and family celebrating their love! Due to the weather on thier wedding day, the winning cover was taken during their second bridal session at Red Rocks.

Catering

Wild Horse Catering wildhorsecatering.com

Dress:

Anna Be` | anna-be.com Designer: Watters

Floral:

A Florae | aflorae.com

Hair:

Fraser Hair Co. | fraserhairco.com

Make Up:

Sonya Yamada

Officiant:

Leah Emerick Anderson

Photography:

Rachel Gomez Photographs rachelgomez.com

Rentals:

Party Time Rental | partytimerental.com

Sweets:

The Dessert Stand | thedessertstand.com

Venue:

Western Riviera Lakeside Events Center westernriv.com

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Winter Cover Lisa O’Dwyer “I have always admired my mother’s collection of early 20th century American art pottery. She had beautiful flower and plant-motifed vases from Weller, Roseville, McCoy, and more. As a photographer, I thought it would be fun to create a bridal look using the muted green blue of art pottery and the lush reds and pinks of peonies and other flowers popular in the early 20th century. Using this theme of American pottery and early 20th century color and design, we pulled together a lovely winter look that gives warmth to the snowy landscape of Cathy Fromme Prairie in Fort Collins. Our shoot was photographed on traditional film which gives a nostalgic dreamy look.” - Lisa O’Dwyer

Beauty: Sherri Yager of Namaste Salon | mysalonnamaste.com Dress: Dora Grace Bridal | doragrace.com Designer: La Sposa

Floral: Hana Style Designs | hanastyledesigns.com Necklace: antique glass Juliana necklace Paper: Denver Design Studio | denverdesignstudio.com Photography: Lisa O’Dwyer | lisaodwyer.com Props: Personal Collection Ribbon: Antique Ribbon | etsy.com/shop/antiqueribbon Styling: Pink Diamond Events | apinkdiamondevent.com Rocky Mountain Bride Colorado

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Colorado Finds Ezer Calligraphy

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Ezer Calligraphy and Design specializes in lovely handwritten designs for your wedding day and beyond. She shared with us her tips and tricks on learning calligraphy try your hand at it today!

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Colorado Finds Montanya Distillery

If you are on the hunt for authentic rum in the Rockies, look no farther than the rum runners of Crested Butte at Montanya Distillery! Their high mountain rum has won over 10 tasting awards, and the 2013 Craft Distillery of the Year! Stop by their tasting room in Crested Butte for a rum flight and fabulous time!

The Rums of Montanya

The Montanya PLATINO is a light, crisp rum aged in coconut husk that gives it a sweet honey finish.

The Montanya ORO is a dark, full bodied spice rum aged with a rich caramel taste and smoky finish.

Pick Editor’sFreestyle 1 squeezed lemon 4-5 basil leaves 1 oz Clove syrup 2-3 oz Oro Rum 2-3 tsp pineapple chunks + juice Seltzer to fill In a tall glass, crush the basil leaves and pineapple chunks, add ice, then other ingredients and stir.

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The Montanya Sidecar 3 oz. Montanya Oro Rum Juice of a fresh orange Juice of 1/2 a lime Simple syrup (1/4 oz.) Shake the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, and serve in a martini-style glass or over ice, as preferred.

Lucky Lady ½ squeezed lime ½ squeezed lemon 1oz Platino Rum 2-3 oz. Cranberry juice Splash of seltzer

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In a tall glass filled with ice, add all the ingredients and mix well. Garnish with a lime.

Tasting Room 212 Elk Avenue Crested Butte, CO 81224

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The Silverthorne Pavilion Aordable Mountain Elegance

Perfect for your mountain wedding.

Photo Credit: Elevate Photography

Where serene mountain settings meet affordable style. The Pavilion boasts 12,000 square feet of mountain elegance that includes hardwood floors throughout, hand crafted chandeliers, exposed trusses, and custom ironwork.

400 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne | 970.262.7390 | silverthornepavilion.com


Colorado Finds Registry Feature Casa Bella Established in 2004, Casa Bella is a home and kitchen boutique located in the quaint little town of Crested Butte. Casa Bella carries dÊcor, bath and body products, kitchen gadgets, high-quality bedding linens, including Scandia Down and gifts for all occasions! With over 6,000 products in 900 square feet on Crested Butte’s historic Elk Avenue, Casa Bella is the perfect shopping spot! Photography: Alison White Photography

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Casa Bella’s Wedding Registry Guide Casa Bella knows how exciting it is to get married, especially in a beautiful place like Colorado! They want to help you celebrate and also provide some fabulous gifts for you and your future husband. Casa Bella is proud to serve all brides with their Wedding Registry, perfect for your Rocky Mountain “I Do” and bridal showers! Register your wedding with Casa Bella for beautiful home, bath, and kitchen items you will love for years to come. To help couples get the most out of a their wedding registry, Casa Bella recommends setting up an appointment with them when you’re in town making wedding plans. They will help guide your choices and create a registry with gifts you can’t wait to receive from your guests! Casa Bella is located at 321 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, Colorado. Call today for more registry information and to set up a free consultation. Casa Bella’s shop accommodates over 6,000 products that are constantly changing! Not headed to Crested Butte anytime soon? Check out their website to view the online collection and registry portal at: www.casabellacb.com/Bridal-Gift-Registry. Find Casa Bella on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/CasaBellaCB

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Photography: June Cochran Photography

The Rockies


Real Wedding

Lindsey & Chad Tabernash

9.28.2013 Chad proposed to Lindsey on a snowy December night at the park nearby their house in Texas. The park was illuminated with Christmas lights, and on their way to dinner he dropped down on one knee with a gorgeous ring, in front of a 40 foot Christmas tree! The two planned their perfect day at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, where they had a elegant soiree to celebrate their love!


The theme: “Mountain Elegance” was the theme for this fall wedding. Chad grew up in Texas and Lindsey in Colorado so they wanted a wedding that represented both of them. They struck a beautiful balance in their wedding design with a love of nature highlighted in an elegant and traditionally-styled event. The colors: In keeping with an elegant affair, the colors used were gold, champagne, and ivory.

The dress: Lindsey described her A-line Ellis Gown as “classic, feminine, and lovely.”

The flowers: Lindsey’s floral choice of lush, soft ivory flowers with gold, and sparkly accents added the “wow” factor to her table design. The favorite detail: “So hard to choose just one… We got to cut our wedding cake with Chad’s Officer sword that he was presented with when he became a Commissioned Officer in the Coast Guard. We wanted to include a fun military tradition in our wedding since it is such a large part of our lifestyle. Our favorite decor item was our chandeliers because they made the barn look so elegant and I have such great stories about how those finally ended up at our wedding.”

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The sweets: In staying true to their classic style, Lindsey and Chad kept it

simple with their cake! They chose a vanilla cake with a sweet vanilla filling and butter cream vanilla frosting.

The food: Lindsey and Chad made sure their guests were not going to leave hungry! For cocktail hour they served Dungeness crab cakes, pork carnitas with slaw on a black pepper biscuit, and fried white truffle mac and cheese balls. For dinner, guests dined on pan-seared halibut, herb crusted roast bison filet, and saffron risotto. Delish! The first dance: The two chose “Nothing’s going to stop us now” by

Jefferson Starship for their first dance. “We chose this song because we love 80’s music, we could rumba to the beat which is our favorite dance, and the words described exactly how we felt that night!”

Three words: “Elegant, Impassioned, and Fun” Advice for RMB Brides: “Get a wedding coordinator! We were able to plan

a lot of the wedding on our own for the most part, but we simply could not have done it without our coordinator; whom actually went above and beyond for just being day of. She was able to make my ideas become reality on my wedding day while I went to yoga class and spent time with my bridesmaids and family. It allowed us to just be in the moment and experience the most wonderful day of our lives.”

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Color Palette Beauty: Fraser Hair Company | fraserhairco.com Bridesmaid Attire: Betsy and Adam | simplydresses.com Caterer: Devil’s Thumb Ranch | devilsthumbranch.com Dress: D’anelli Bridal | coloradobridal.com Designer: Ellis Earrings: Kate Spade | katespade.com Floral: Plum Sage | plumsageflowers.com Groom’s Attire: Personal Military Uniform Groomsmen’s Attire : Jos A Bank | josabank.com Invitations: Alexandria Lindo | etsy.com/shop/AlexandriaLindo Lace Shrug: D’anelli Bridal | coloradobridal.com Designer: Stephanie Allin Lighting: Pink Monkey Solutions | pinkmonkeysolutions.com Linens: La Travola | linens.latavolalinen.com Lodging: Devil’s Thumb Ranch | devilsthumbranch.com Music: Dave Preston | daveprestonmusic.virb.com Music: That Eighties Band | eightiesband.net Officiant: Patrick O’Connell Photographer: June Cochran Photography | june-cochran.com Rehearsal Dinner: Devil’s Thumb Ranch | devilsthumbranch.com Shoes: Kate Spade | nordstrom.com Sweets: Benjie Puga | devilsthumbranch.com Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch | devilsthumbranch.com Wedding Planner: Pink Champagne Events | pinkchampagneevents.com

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Plan your Perfect Day at Beaver Run Resort. Pairing perfect views and great food to make perfect memories. Nestled at the bottom of Peak 9, literally steps away from the mountain slopes, you and your guests will find themselves surrounded by views that make Colorado, Colorado.

And with multiple ceremony locations, and over 40,000 square feet of reception space, we can accommodate groups large and small, indoors and outdoors, during winter or summer.

RESORT AMENITIES Over 500 guest rooms • 4 restaurants & bars • Spa • 6 hot tubs • Heated indoor/outdoor pools Steam & sauna rooms • Workout facilities • Game arcade • Miniature golf • Tennis courts Photographers: PhotographyG, Inc. (top image) | Studio Kiva Photography | TwoOne Photography | INPhotography | Dash Photography

BEAVERRUN.COM • 800.288.1282


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Get The Look

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Beaver Creek

Photography Nate + Jenny Weddings w: nateandjennyweddings.com p: 720.937.4078 Models: Megan Kaminski & Zach Clark-Payne


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The Lookbook

Pair 1920’s glam with the mountain elegance of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch and you get one breath taking look. The style inspiration was putting a modern twist on vintage styles. The bride’s Romona Keveza gown, dressed with long strands of pearls was a modern take on a vintage look, while the Groom’s bird feather bowtie pulled in rich hues from that era. Add in a lush bouquet and it’s an instant classic!

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

w: ritzcarlton.com/bachelorgulch p: 970.748.6200

Felice Bridal

w: felicebridal.com p: 303.388.7637

About Hair

w: facebook.com/jillsabouthair77 p: 970.471.3989

Gemini Event Planning

w: geminieventplanning.com p: 970.376.3315

Vintage Magnolia

GLO Makeup

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p: 970.376.6689

Style Secret

Macy’s - Calvin Klein w: macys.com p: 800.289.6229

Brackish Bow Ties

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Love the 1920’s but don’t want to have a Great Gatsby Wedding? Incorporate small details from that era into your wedding design versus big elements. A modern pearl necklace and a feather bowtie is the perfect vintage touch. Calligraphy is another way to incorporate that classic style without it defining your day.

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Real Wedding

Hillary & Matthew Basalt

11.29.2013 Hillary has been best friends with Matthew’s sister for over 19 years! When she got married, Hillary and Matthew were paired together and ended up sharing their first kiss that night on the dance floor! After months of long distance, Matthew proposed to Hillary at the Denver Botanic Gardens with all their friends and family there to help celebrate! When it came to planning their wedding, they wanted a intimate and special weekend shared with those they love! A private ranch in Basalt was the perfect place for their fall inspired wedding!


The theme: Hillary and Matthew chose a fall & Thanksgiving inspired wedding because it’s their favorite time of the year and their favorite meal!

The dress: Hillary bought her gorgeous Provonas gown at The Bridal Collection. She was a bit limited as she only had a couple months until the big day, but once she put it on, she immediately fell in love! It fit her perfectly and she loved the English netting, sweetheart neckline, how the fabric fell at a angle that gathered on the side on the gown, and most importantly ... she could twirl in it!

The flowers: Hillary adores flowers, so her wedding floral was something that she was very excited about! She worked with The Rufflly Rose who helped Hillary craft her dream bouquet filled with dahlias, sunflowers, orange ranunculus, and pumpkin sticks!

The favorite detail: Hillary and Matthew loved how the table

decor came together! They handmade the aspen log candle holders that were in the middle of the table and painted each mini pumpkin that graced each place setting. Hillary tells us that “the whole table just seemed to glitter and sparkle.”

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Mr. + Mrs. Moment: Right after their ceremony, Hillary and

Matthew went back to their private cabin for a half hour, shared a bottle of champagne, and enjoyed giggling and smooching each other. She loved that it was such a special and private moment to share together as newlyweds.

The sweets: A family friend who lived in Aspen and used to bake pies for Boogie’s Diner created a carrot cake topped off with two chocolate turkeys dressed to the nine’s in a veil and bowtie!

The food: Since Hillary and Matthew’s theme was Thanksgiving, how could they not create this fabulous meal for their wedding! They had a feast of two turkey’s, green bean casserole, candied yams, mashed potatoes, buns, and cranberry sauce that everyone helped cook that morning! Advice for RMB Brides: “Do your research and figure out what things

are really important to you on your wedding day and go from there. Keep it simple and try to utilize your family and friends to help out so you’re not so stressed... if each person has a specific job, it makes your life way easier! Also, splurge on a good photographer to capture all the moments and small details - you’ll love having all the photos once the wedding whirlwind is over!”

Three words: “Intimate, Scenic, and A TOTAL BLAST!”

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Color Palette Beauty: Created by the Bride Caterer: Home Cooked Dress: The Bridal Collection | thebridalcollection.com Designer: Provonas “Barcelona” Floral: The Ruffly Rose | therufflyrose.com Groom’s Attire: Kerreen O’Connor | kerreen.com Invitations: Handmade by the Bride Lodging: Peace Ranch - Private Family Ranch Music: Family Friend’s Live Band Officiant: Groom’s Sister Photographer: Kokoro Photography | kokorophotography.com Rings: H Cater Jewelers | hcarterjewelers.com Sweets: Family Friend Venue: Peace Ranch - Private Family Ranch

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Ben Eng Photography

Ben Eng Photography

Ben Eng Photography

Ben Eng Photography

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Scarp Ridge Lodge Crested Butte

Photography Alex Fenlon Photography w: fenlonphoto.com p: 970.209.9776 Models: Katie & John Heinle


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If Restoration Hardware could create a wedding look, this would be it. The fresh and modern take on “mountain rustic” found at Scarp Ridge Lodge was the inspiration for this look. The navy suit and Reem Acra gown, paired with purple accents was a striking compliment to the neutral space.

Metamorphosis Salon & Spa w: gunnisonsalonspa.com p: 970.641.1222

Misty Mountain Too

w: crestedbutteflorist.com p: 970.349.5249

Little White Dress w: lwdbridal.com

p: 303.814.8972

Crested Butte Events

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Scarp Ridge Lodge

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Ice Mountain Jewelry

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Style Secret

Homer Reed

Make a bold statement with your jewelry! This 17 ct. Green Tourmaline Pendant Necklace from Ice Mountain Jewelry added a fresh pop of color to the bride’s look. On your wedding day, choose pieces that stand out and add to your wedding design.

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Real Wedding

4.6.2013 Jaclyn and Christopher met on the job site of Solaris in Vail Village, and later after running into each other at The Red Lion, the local bar in Vail, they started dating and the rest is history. Since they met in Vail, it only seemed right to get married there! The two planned their aspen-inspired wedding for the spring, and though it was a chilly 40 degrees, they loved every minute of it! From a stunning ceremony, to the breathtaking Jenny Packham gown, Jaclyn and Christopher’s wedding was unforgettable.

Jaclyn & Christopher Vail


The Theme: “Christopher was born and raised in Snowmass, Colorado so he is quite the mountain man.” Because their wedding took place in Vail while there was still snow on the ground, they chose to use an aspen tree theme for the big day. “We live in a town surrounded on all sides by a national forest so Chris had the idea to use trees and branches from the area to create all kinds of unique accessories.”

The Colors: Jaclyn stayed true to aspens and chose grey and white as her color palette.

The Dress: Jaclyn found her dream Jenny Packham gown online and was so taken with the gown, that it was the only dressed she tried on! She tells us that she “felt like a vintage movie star and couldn’t have been happier.”

The Flowers: The flowers chosen for Jaclyn and Christopher’s wedding were simple and classy bouquets made up of white peonies and hints of dusty miller, wrapped in aspen bark and white ribbon.

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The Favorite Detail: The décor of the room for the ceremony was

Jaclyn’s favorite part. She loved the use of cherry blossoms behind the altar and candles and flower petals to line the runner, which together made for an amazing ambiance when the curtain were finally pulled back!

Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “We both expected it to be fun, but we

never imagined that it was possible to have as much fun as we did! We didn’t stop smiling for days!”

The Sweets: Jaclyn and Christopher couldn’t decide on one flavor, so they went with two! Guests enjoyed a red velvet cake and a Italian cream cake, both with a cream cheese filling and fresh berries. The Food: For cocktail hour, guests enjoyed caprese skewers, veggie cups, meatballs, and crab toasts followed by beef tenderloin (mother of the bride’s special recipe!), chicken satay, garlic and rosemary roasted potatoes, and green beans with toasted almonds and parmesan. Pizza was provided at the after party for a late night snack! Advice for RMB Brides: “Consider a spring wedding while the

mountain is still open. It gives guests lots of things to see and do and there are usually dates still available even if you don’t plan your wedding over a year in advance. The weather can be unpredictable, but pictures in the snow really turn out beautifully!”

Three Words: “Memorable, Exciting, and Perfect”

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Color Palette

Bartender Services: Petals and Pours | petalsandpours.com Bridesmaid’s Attire: – Bari Jay | barijay.com Caterer: Family Friends Dress: Little White Dress | lwdbridal.com Designer: Jenny Packham Floral: Petals and Pours | petalsandpours.com Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss Tuxedo | nordstrom.com Groomsmen’s Attire: Vail Tux Shop | mountaintux.com Headpiece: Maria Elena | lwdbridal.com Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | weddingpaperdivas.com Jewlery: Kimberly’s Fine Jewelery | facebook.com/kimberleysfinejewelry Lodging: The Antlers Vail | Antlersvail.com Four Season’s Resort Vail | fourseasons.com/vail/ Make Up: Lacy Swenson Music: The Spotlight Band | adhocbands.com Officiant: Friend Photobooth: Go Photo Booth | gophotobooth.com Photographer: Audrey Hannah Photo | audreyhannahphoto.com Rehearsal Dinner: Mango’s Mountain Grill | mangosmountaingrill.com Rentals: Alpine Party Rentals | alpineparty.com Rental Lights: Rent My Wedding | rentmywedding.com Shoes: : Valentino Satin Platform Pumps | net-a-porter.com Sweets: Four Season’s Resort Vail | fourseasons.com/vail/ Transportation: Hummers of Vail | hummersofvail.com All Mountain Transportation | vailrides.com Umbrella & Shawl Rental: Splendor | splendorforyourguests.com Venue: Donovan Pavilion | donovanpavilion.com Wedding Planner: Wedding Sophisticate | weddingsophisticate.com

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Style & Beauty


S kin S mart

T he ABC’ s

of bridal skincare

By: Alline Arguelles Licensed Esthetician & Professional Makeup Artist Owner of Tejasi Beauty & Manager at Alpenglow Beauty, Telluride

One of the most important factors for looking your best on wedding day is smooth, even toned skin. Taking the right steps in the year or months leading up to the big day can insure you put your best face forward.

Skin Care Basics If you don’t have a regular daily routine now is the time to start! Not all skin care products are created equal. It is crucial to find products that are not only best for your skin type and conditions but also work with your budget and lifestyle. Your best bet is to see a licensed esthetician for a skin care consultation and analysis. Be sure to mention upfront your budget and preferences for natural, organic, fragrance free, etc… You should ask for a liquid cleanser, exfoliating toner and moisturizer that address your skin type (dry, oily, sensitive) or any skin conditions (fine lines, large pores, acne, sun-damage). Look for an eye cream that addresses your specific needs (fine lines, puffiness, or dark circles) or if you’re happy with your eye area start using a hydrating eye cream that is high in anti-oxidants.

Pre-Wedding Treatments Once you master the basics, you’re ready to up-grade your skin care regimen. Treatment products are designed to deliver powerful and targeted results so look for products that address your specific concerns. Serums, facial oils and powders are meant to be used daily, before or mixed with moisturizer. Masks should be used once or twice a week. Products in these categories can be mixed and matched, find a few you love and alternate. If you have some serious skin troubles (acne, scarring, pigmentation) it’s a good idea to look into professional services such a laser and microdermabrasion. For most people monthly facials at your favorite spa will enhance the effects of your at home routine, helping skin to be clear, smooth, and soft. Facial services also provide an opportunity to relax the mind and body. We all know wedding planning can be stressful so plan a few facials and massages to help your feel your best. Couples massage anyone? If you have been tending your own brows, then let them grow for a month or two before seeing a brow specialist who can help you create your best shape. Get brows waxed no sooner than 5 days prior to the wedding, your makeup artist will clean up any strays. If you want lash extensions do them a month out to be sure you don’t have any reactions to the glue, then get a fill before the big day.


The Quick Fix Correct

the most common skin issues with these tips and products

Breakouts

Wrinkles

Redness

Issue

Issue

Issue

No matter what your age, breakouts can happen! Many people who suffer with regular breakouts forgo moisturizer but this can actually worsen acne by leading to an increase in oil production and even more dry, dead skin cells.

If you blush, flush and get red when you are nervous, hot, or drinking alcohol, or you are red all the time, there is a solution. You don’t have to live with ruddy skin!

Years of tanning, not using the right products, or just genetics can lead to premature signs of aging. Wrinkles don’t have to be a permanent part of your skin!

Solution:

Solution:

Solution:

A foaming cleanser to breakdown built-up debris and oil; an exfoliating astringent that contains salicylic acid and oil busting ingredients like willow bark, tea tree, witch hazel; and an oil free moisturizer. Best to look for an oil-free formula that is designed to help treat your breakouts.

Products that are designed to treat your skin’s sensitive nature, not just fragrance free or hypoallergenic. These days almost all products are tested to be low in allergens, so make sure it’s formulated to help with redness.

A creamy cleanser that won’t strip your natural oils; an exfoliating toner with an alpha-hydroxy acid and hyaluronic acid (sometimes called sodium hyaluronate) and a sunscreen day cream and a night cream with retinol (the vitamin “A” derivative with the best skin repair results).

Expert

Expert

pick:

The Blue Flame line from ASTARA Skin Care, all natural and raw

pick:

Anything from Eau Thermale Avene, the #1 pharmacy brand in Europe

Expert

pick:

Dr. Brandt’s newest lines Glow, DNA, and XYY

Alline’s Top Picks

ASTARA Botanical Cleansing Gelee ($35, beauty.com)

Kinara Firming Repair Eye Cream ($70.03, bloomingway.com)

StriVectin-AR Advanced Retinol Day Treatment SPF 30 ($99, strivectin.com)

Mario Badescu Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion ($15, mariobadescu.com)

To purchase these products or chat with Alline about your skin care, email her at alpenglowbeauty@tellurideskiresort.com or visit online at alpenglowbeauty.com Rocky Mountain Bride Colorado

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Debi & Amanda Tipton www.kokorophotography.com info@kokorophotography.com 303.929.5209

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.

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It’s all about the gown. Whether your style is vintage, classic, or boho, these dresses are sure to wow. Photography: Elizabeth Ann Photography Hair & Makeup: Beauty on Location by Liz

Monique Lhuillier “Madison” paired with Enchanted Atelier “Valentina” necklace from Anna Be` at Snow Mountain Ranch Model: Alicia Self


Claire La Faye “Bespoken� from A + Be` Bridal Shop at Snow Mountain Ranch Model: Jamie Magnus

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Rebecca Schoneveld “Mia” Bodice and “Elizabeth” skirt from A + Be` bridal Shop at Snow Mountain Ranch Model: Alicia Self Rocky Mountain Bride Colorado

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Love Marley “Heidi” Gown at Snow Mountain Ranch Model: Alicia Self

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Sarah Seven“Mademoiselle” paired with Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge “Kennedy Vine”piece from A + Be` Bridal Shop at Snow Mountain Ranch Model: Heather Louise

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Lazaro “3352” from The Bridal Collection at Granby Ranch’s Ceremony Site Model: Jamie Magnus

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Lazaro “3411” from The Bridal Collection at Granby Ranch’s Ceremony Site Model: Heather Louise

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Kathryn Elizabeth “10279”, an exclusive collection from The Bridal Collection paired with a Erica Koesler Head Piece at Granby Ranch’s Ceremony Site Model: Alicia Self

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Justin Alexander “8726” from The Bridal Collection at Granby Ranch’s Ceremony Site Model: Jamie Magnus

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Tara La Tour “Evelyn” Gown from Anna Be` at Snow Mountain Ranch Model: Heather Louise

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Elizabeth Fillmore “Willa� from Anna Be`at Snow Mountain Ranch Model: Jamie Magnus

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Plaid Pop We adore patterns, especially in menswear! Pairing a neutral plaid suit with a yellow stripe pop of color is the perfect combination to a semi-formal “I Do!” The paisley pocket sleeve ties all three styles together. Don’t be afraid to play with patterns - stick with the rule of three designs that incorporates the same color pop! Jack Victor Suit White Shirt by Ike Behar Tie by Robert Talbott Pocket Square by J.Z. Richards

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Gingham G r e at n e s s This classic print is the perfect blank canvas for any color. We paired this grey and blue gingham suit with a lavender tie and blush pocket square. These soft colors hold up perfectly with this strong pattern. Instead of a white shirt, pair with your wedding color! Hickey Freeman Suit White Shirt by Gitman Tie by Boulder’s JZ Richards Pocket Square by J.Z. Richards

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C a s ua l Classics Nothing beats a navy suit. It’s sharp, clean, and looks good on everyone! For a more casual wedding, it’s the ideal look for a groom. Play into the navy with a stripped purple and blue shirt, paired with a red pocket square. Red is a great complement to blue tones! Navy Blazer is by Jack Victor Shirt by Bugatchi Pocket Square by J.Z. Richards

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Two Unforgettable Venues Denver Botanic Gardens 10th & York Street World-renowned gardens nestled in the heart of the city.

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Kristina Lynn Photography & Design

C-470 & Wadsworth Historical farm with rustic barn and charming open air chapel.

Two One Photography

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Megan Joy

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Cakes

“Exclusively Custom and Exquisitely Tailored Cakes”

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The Plains


Real Wedding

Kelsey & Shane Larkspur 6.29.2013 These two New Yorkers met at a mutual friend’s birthday party in Manhattan and have been inseparable ever since! Since moving to Colorado for work, Kelsey and Shane decided to plan a rustic and romantic Colorado wedding. On a sunny June day, the two became husband and wife at Spruce Mountain Ranch and celebrated their love with all their friends and family.


The theme: Kelsey wanted a romantic outdoor Colorado soiree for her wedding. She incorporated rustic woods, pastel floral, and alot of soft lighting to create the look. The colors: In keeping with a romantic outdoor wedding, Kelsey chose pale yellows, creams, soft greens, and contrasting pops of blush and lavender.

The dress: “ Ethereal Romance - a feminine corset with a lace overlay coupled wit the most beautifully layered tulle skirt that cascaded perfectly.�

The flowers: Just like her colors, Kelsey wanted rustic and

soft floral for her wedding day. She went with a neutral and pale floral palette, incorporating dusty miller and lavender for the rustic contrast.

The favorite detail: The bridal party table was a rustic wood farm table that she wanted to make the focal point of the room. She rented gorgeous wooden cross-back chairs and two special antique gold chairs for her and Shane. She found a photo on Pinterest of a piano shawl draped over a table and fell in love with the look. After months of searching, she found the perfect shawl for her bridal party table. She loved the look because it was the perfect balance of feminine fancy and rustic.

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Mr. and Mrs. Moment: “In the morning and early afternoon, the weather was not looking too good for our outdoor ceremony. Everyone kept telling me to move it inside, and I wanted to talk with Shane about it to decide. When I called him, we were on the same page, and communicated without having to say much at all. It was yet another sign why he was perfect for me. Right before we started the ceremony, the clouds opened up and we had a sunny day for the rest of our wedding!” The sweets: Both Kelsey and Shane don’t like cake, so they opted for an eclectic dessert bar, and used vintage trays, stands, and plates the Bride’s mom and her found to display the sweets! The food: Kelsey and Shane wanted to give their east coast family and friends

a true Colorado farm-to-table experience, so they went with all local ingredients. Guests got to enjoy smoked trout dip, free range chicken, wild buffalo tri-tip, and of course Rocky Mountain oysters for the more adventurous.

Three words: “happy, loving, romantic, exciting, thankful - I couldn’t pick just 3!” Advice for RMB Brides: “Book your photographer early! The good ones fill up fast. We went with Zorn Photography and absolutely fell in love with them. They understood who we were as a couple, and that is reflected in our wedding day photos.”

The Honeymoon: The two jetted away to Thailand! They visited Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Bangkok. “Check to make sure it’s not rainy season,” Kelsey told us, as our summers in the US is their rainy season.

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Color Palette Beauty: Fluff Bar | fluffbar.org Catering: Cravings Catering | cravingscatering.com Dress: Little White Dress | lwdbridal.com Designer: Justina McCaffrey Floral: Newberry Brothers | newberrybrothers.com Groom’s Attire: Haspel | haspel.com Invitations: Of The Earth | oftheearth.org Lighting: LIghting and Design by Scott | lightinganddesignbyscott.com Music: DJ Gourmet | soundcloud.com/dj-gourmet Photography: Zorn Photography | zornphoto.com Rentals: Event Rents | eventrents.net Shoes: Stuart Weitzman - Nordstrom | nordstrom.com Sweets: Cravings Catering | cravingscatering.com Venue: Spruce Mountain Guest Ranch | sprucemountainguestranch.com Vintage Rentals: A Vintage Affaire | avintageaffairrentals.com Wedding Planner: Marilee & Grace | marileegrace.com

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Get The Look

Cherokee Ranch & Castle Sedalia

Photography Sara Lynn Photographic w: saralynnphoto.com p: 303.929.8058 Models: Steve & Andrea Harp


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The Lookbook

When you see the rolling hills of Sedalia and a castle perched on the cliff, it almost makes you forget your still in Colorado! This English countryside look was inspired by the majestic landscape surrounding Cherokee Ranch and Castle. The inherent European feel and history of the castle, paired perfectly with the soft, romantic styling that told the story of a timeless love in the 21st century.

Raquel at Beauty Mark

Emma & Grace Bridal Studio

Cherokee Ranch & Castle

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10 Reasons for a Snowy “I Do!”

Telluride’s top wedding pros share why they are smitten over winter weddings By: Holli Owen, Telluride Ski Resort Photography: Real Life Photographs

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Snow-capped peaks are the ultimate dramatic backdrop for your ceremony. Imagine getting married in a snow globe!

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Fresh snow naturally creates a pure landscape & clean wedding palette, perfect for adding a pop of color.

3 Keep it simple & natural. Blend in the snowy outdoor landscape into your design theme. Bundles of Baby’s Breath wrapped in birch bark is one of our favorites and very affordable.

4 Fur wraps & bling— this is the time to bring out all that is Colorado glam!

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5 Treat guests to mugs brimming with rich hot chocolate, fresh whipped cream & custom snowflake marshmallows - the perfect sweet treat!

Frosty kisses and snow angels with your baby. The winter landscape can be the perfect canvas for snowy photos.

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Trade in your stilettos Winter Details - jeweled snowflakes on menu cards, for fabulous snow-white Uggs. Give your carved ice bars, lights above bridal party custom the dance floor, and warm candlelight will create your shoe totes to carry their dancing shoes! own winter wonderland.

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A crackling wood fire in the Rockies, snuggled up close with your new Mr…Does it get any more romantic?

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a sweet treat & boutique bakery available by custom order 970.343.4533

located in Downtown Steamboat Springs, CO on the corner of 5th & Oak

www.cupcakeminibar.com

specializing in dessert bars, cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, mini pies, tarts & grooms cakes, we offer tastings, delivery & setup, display & stand rentals

CHATHAM

CARON

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Houndstooth, pink peonies , and a peplum dress the perfect recipe for a lakeside soiree. Catamount Ranch & Club played host to this preppy styled shoot that shows us the Rockies are the ideal backdrop for a country club wedding with altitude.


Embrace classic wedding styles, with a new twist. The design of this shoot came from wanting to incorporate a classic pattern, like houndstooth, and pair it with another bold style. The bright pink accents from the floral and napkins create the perfect contrast against the masculine print. Patterns are in for 2015, so play with their versatility and don’t be afraid to go bold! Mix traditional with modern for a wedding look that is 100% you.

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Hello Gorgeous

A classic silhouette never goes out of style. We are smitten over Maggie Evans Design’s peplum raw silk gown “Edna.”


Pretty in Pink

Play with bright and romantic colors, like these lush garden roses and peonies that are in shades of pink.

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Holy Houndstooth

This year will be filled with the classic’s returning to the wedding world! Look for traditional patterns being used in new and modern ways!


Black & White

What’s more classic than black and white portraits. The grey scale makes everyone look good, and it creates bold, breathtaking photos! Make sure to take a couple of moments to capture individual photos of you and your groom - they are keepsake’s you’ll enjoy for years to come.

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Cookies & Coffee

Treat your guests to a late night bite of sweet sugar cookies with a houndstooth frosting embellishment and a warm cup of coffee.

Dress: Maggie Evans Designs | maggieevansdesigns.com

Floral and Design: One Fine Day Productions | weddingsinsteamboat.com

Hair: Brio Salon - Alicia Ellson | briosalonsteamboat.com

Jewelry: Hofmeisters Personal Jewelers | hofmeister.com

Make Up: Apothecari Skin Care - Ann Gelbart | apothecariskin.com

Menswear: Allen’s Clothing | facebook.com/pages/Allens-Clothing/138853819561783

Model: Cassie Piper & Travis Crooke

Napkin Rings: Romicks Into The West | romicksintothewest.com

Paper: Chatham & Caron | chathamandcaron.com

Photography: Andy Barnhart Photography | andybarnhart.com

Rentals: Colorado Event Rentals | coloradoeventrentals.com

Sweets: Cupcake Mini Bar | cupcakeminibar.com

Venue: Catamount Ranch Club & Lakehouse | catamountranchclub.com

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Sculpted Sugar

Each little houndstooth pattern was printed and molded to this three-tier cake by Cupcake Mini Bar.


Beige Beaty Neutrals are the new color palette for this fall and winter. Layer creams, blushes, and beige tones to create a luxe look for your wedding.


Let them eat cake

Treat your guest to individual petite cakes - a decadent addition to you luxe tablescape!

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Rich Textures

Instead of color pops, color blend to create a haute look! Use layers of neutrals to add depth to the design. For this table, ivory, blush, and beige acted as the main color palette, and were incorporated throughout the lush floral design and table elements.

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Cakes:

Intricate Icings | intricateicings.com

Cake Stands:

Sur la Table | surlatable.com

Candles:

Target | target.com

Design + Coordination:

Marilee & Grace Wedding + Event Design marileegrace.com

Flowers:

Pink Posey Design | pinkposeydesign.com

Furniture:

Eclectic Hive | eclectichive.com

Paper:

Cabin Press Studio | cabinpressstudio.com

Photographer:

Jessi Dalton Photography | jessidalton.com

Pillows:

Target | target.com

Plates:

Homegoods | homegoods.com

Linen + Napkin Rentals: Event Rents | eventrents.net

Silverware + Champagne Flutes: Della Terra Mountain Chateau dellaterramountainchateau.com

Vases:

Homegoods | homegoods.com

Venue:

Della Terra Mountain Chateau dellaterramountainchateau.com

Sweet Surprises

We love the touch of a mocha colored sugar rim on each Champagne flute. It complements the entire table beautifully!

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Events at the

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Treat your guests to the best of Northern Colorado - book with us today.

Dates available for your wedding!

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Fresh Picked Wedding Inspiration


Peaches, Blackberries, and a Farm - oh my!

Lyon’s Farmettte dressed up to host this peachy affair. The location’s natural and organic landscape was the perfect template for this design. Honeybee Photography described the look as “A color palate of peach, soft white, tones of greens and hints of purple created a landscape of rich, deep colors. Peaches set alongside blackberries added contrast and fullness to the table while complimenting the soft white setting.” Be inspired by the farm’s of Colorado. Use their scenery and raw beauty to create a wedding look that captures the fresh and vibrant looks of the season. Instead of a color being your theme, let fruit dictate your wedding’s style and palette!

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Farm to Table

Colorado is known for their farm to table dining experiences. Let your guests experience all things fresh and fabulous at your wedding! Choose Colorado grown and local ingredients to feature.


With this Ring

Play with different alter designs! We love the idea of you and your groom in a unity circle.

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Antiques & Pink Impression Glass: Front Range Antique | frontrangeantiques.com Candelabras: Crate and Barrel | crateandbarrel.com Cake Design: Sweets Cakes and Pastry | sweetswyoming.com Dress: Little White Dress | Designer: Claire Pettibone | lwdbridal.com Earrings: Maria Elena | mariaelenaheadpieces.com Floral Design: Lace and Lilies | laceandliliesflowers.com Hair Stylist: Dana Munoz Harvest Tables: Harvest Table Company | harvesttablecompany.com Lingerie: Elle Macpherson |ellemacphersonintimates.com.au MakeUp Artist: Dotted with Hearts | dottedwithhearts.com Men’s Shirt + Shoes: DKNY | dkny.com | Men’s Warehouse | menswarehouse.com Men’s Tie: Killer Rabbit | facebook.com/killerrabbit.fc Models: Tyler Vines + Mike Goyn Photography + Styling: Honey Bee Photography | honeybeeshutter.com Shoes: Anthropologie | anthropologie.com Venue: Lyons Farmette | lyonsfarmette.com

Center Statement

A table runner is a easy way to add the wow factor to your centerpiece design. The draping of the fabric adds a romantic element to the harvest table we just adore.

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Eat Three Tomatoes Catering

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Three Tomatoes Catering is a full service catering company, capable of doing “to-go” style deliveries, elaborate buffets and gourmet plated dinner service. From 12 guest to 800, the Three Tomatoes Catering staff will exceed all your expectations. Their high standards in quality and passion for flavors is what has kept them as one of the premier caterers in Colorado for almost 40 years. Their passion is transforming events into works of art that are uniquely yours. From black tie soiree’s to farm to table weddings, Three Tomatoes Catering can and will give you and your guests an unbelievable dining experience. As part of their philosophy, Three Tomatoes Catering believes that food is part of your event design. The textures, colors, and senses evoked with delicious food translates beautifully to style and design. Starting this fall, Lauren Szymecko will be taking on the role of the Design and Creative Manager, helping clients create gorgeous tablescapes with their food in mind. Playing into your event’s aesthetics, music, and decor, Szymecko will be able to pair and style the perfect menu to your look. This service is designed to enhance the Three Tomatoes Catering experience. Not only will clients receive excellent care from the Event Planners, divine food, and impeccable service, but now the Design and Creative Manager can enhance the entire event with their innumerable contacts and creative capacity. Burrata and Prosciutto salad with black mission and Turkish figs finished with toasted hazelnuts and a pomegranate molasses vinaigrette

POINT | gallery, located in the Sante Fe Art District, inspired this stylized shoot. Szymecko used the raw materials and backdrop of the gallery to showcase her work as Design and Creative Manager. “ I loved using the textures and materials that already existed in the space for the design and décor. We used an artist’s distressed metal table from the working studio in the back of the gallery as the table top. I chose contrasting patterned china with ornate silvers and dark blue geometric patterns to play off the cool tones of the metals to enhance and oppose the industrial feel. The flowers were inspired by the colors of the fall season, with deep burgundy and dark purples in the Astilbes. Instead of a traditional centerpiece, I created a family-style salad down the middle of the table. The bosc pear on the china was to bring one more life element to the industrial inspiration on the table.”

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Scallop Crudo with a cold pressed olive oil, segmented grapefruit finished with pink and grey salt and course cracked black pepper

Caterer:

Looking for divine food for your wedding day? Connect with the Three Tomatoes Catering team!

Three Tomatoes Catering | threetomatoes.com

Designer:

Lauren Szymecko | Three Tomatoes Catering

Furntiure

Eclectic Hive | eclectichive.com Models: Cheridyn Flynn & Jesse Peterson

p: 303.433.3332 w: threetomatoes.com e: info@threetomatoes.com

Photographer:

Dawn Sparks Photography | dawnsparks.com

Rentals:

Visit:

Event Rents | eventrents.net Server: Patrick Rose

2520 W. 29th Ave Denver CO 80211

Venue:

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THREE TOMATOES CATERING COMPANIES

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Getting Outside

Winter Park Resort Located just 67 miles from Denver, Winter Park Resort is the longest continually operated ski resort in Colorado and has been exhilarating visitors for 75 years. Since opening on January 28, 1940, Winter Park Resort has grown into one of the premier resorts in the country, with over 3,000 acres of skiable terrain on two mountains spread out over seven territories with experiences for every ability. This season Winter Park will be adding a new Lunch Rock Restaurant, the resort’s largest on-mountain construction project in over 20 years, creating yet another state-of-the-art amenity that can be used year-round. The 16,000 square foot jewel at the top of Mary Jane Territory will feature a 250-seat restaurant, 150-seat heated deck, and spectacular views of the Continental Divide. Nestled far below Lunch Rock is Winter Park’s quaint mountain village, which features dining, shopping, and fun for the whole family regardless of the season. In winter, the Village is alive with ice skating, free S’mores, and easy access to Coca-Cola Tubing, while in summer, myriad events like the Village Uncorked wine festival, Whiskey & Wings, and High Altitude Flame Thrower’s Chili Festival keep things hopping throughout the year. The mountain is also busy with activity in the summer months, thanks to Trestle Bike Park, one the country’s top-rated playgrounds for mountain bike riders of all ages and abilities. In addition to Trestle, summer guests can enjoy a number of base activities including the state’s longest Alpine Slide and a new putting course, all of which makes Winter Park Resort a great mountain getaway any time of year.

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Looking to have a Rocky Mountain “I Do?” Winter Park Resort is your all-inclusive wedding location! Located at 10,700 ft, The Lodge at Sunspot combines both rustic charm with all the modern amenities you would want for you and your wedding guests. Winter Park Resort offers several other ceremony or full reception options. Winter Park’s newest wedding venue is located just feet away from the resort entrance. The Hill House provides an outdoor ceremony location with views of the Fraser Valley and an indoor location for cocktail hour. Still want a mountain wedding without the chairlift? The base of Mary Jane Mountain is the ideal setting for the private event. The ceremony takes place on a grassy knoll with views of the Jane slopes and a reception just step away located in Club Car Restaurant or the Mary Jane Café depending on guest numbers. Dreaming of a winter wonderland wedding? Winter Park offers two Winter Wedding packages! The Winter Wedding Extreme Package includes 4 hours of exclusive use at The Lodge at Sunspot, transportation to and from the venue via gondola and snow cat and all set up needs for a full ceremony and reception! If you are just looking to get married on top of the world, the Romantic Getaway package is for you! Ride the gondola with your guests to Sunspot. An indoor, intimate ceremony venue is available for one hour. Ideal for less than 25 guests.

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Emerald &

Gold

An Engagement Soiree with Couture Colorado


You’re Cordially Invited... Originally built in 1915, the Colorado National Bank has been transformed into the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel, the perfect place for a swanky engagement soiree. A collaboration between Couture Colorado and RMB, the look was inspired by the color palette of emerald and gold. As Rocky Mountain Bride turns twenty (yay!) in 2015, the emerald was a nod to our anniversary. The gold was a natural complement, as the Renaissance Denver Downtown is rich with gold both in its design and wild west history. We believe engagements are one of the most exciting times in the wedding process and should be celebrated! Once you have the rock, plan a night out to help kickstart the wedding countdown. Choose fun colors for the look and a location that can transition easily from dinner to drinks.

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The Palette: Emerald Green & Gold

Look for this color combination to be a trending style in 2015 weddings. As we see weddings start to bring back a classic elegance, gold will continue to be a big part of the wedding design, as it pairs beautifully with bold colors, and on its own is pure glam.

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Gold Standard

With a stunning backdrop dripping in gold, the Renaissance Denver Downtown’s Trust Vault is the perfect place for a gourmet dining experience.


Accessories

Makeup

Adriana Neves | adriananeves.com Elaine B Jewelry | elainebjewelry.com Goldyn | shopgoldyn.com Marcia Moran | shop-marciamoran.com Willow | willowboulder.com

Raquel at Beauty Mark | raquelatbeautymark.com

Models Erin Dworak, Cody Granda, Katie Steckman, Kris Steckman, Kody Smith, Alex White

Paper

Catering & China

idea chic | ideachic.net

Chairs

Rachel Gomez Photography | rachelgomez.com

Designer

Jill Carter Stylist | jillcarterstylist.com

Fashion

Langilicious Fine Pastries | marquiscakes.yolasite.com

Photography

Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center | rendendowntown.com

Stylist

Chairs with Character | chairswithcharacter.com

Sweets

Pink Paisley Events | pinkpaisleyevents.com Armitage & McMillan | armitageandmcmillan.com Goldyn | shopgoldyn.com Inspyre Boutique | inspyreboutique.com Nordstrom | nordstrom.com Willow | willowboulder.com

Floral

Lale Floral Design | laleflorals.com

Venue

Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center | rendendowntown.com

Videography

Khodge Films | khodgefilms.com

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Sneak Peek

RMB Colorado Spring/Summer 2015

Photography: Honeybee Photography - Just Peachy

Get The Look Boulder, Real Weddings, Table Trends, The Flower Guide, Summer Styles, Staymoons and so much more!


Honeymoon Auberge du Soleil Napa Valley

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After your Rocky Mountain wedding, jet set over to Napa Valley for a five star Honeymoon experience. Auberge du Soleil is your ultimate destination - with gourmet dining, world-class wines, and all the amenities to make you feel like you are living in the lap of luxury, the Auberge experience is the perfect way to enjoy the married life. Auberge du Soleil is an elegant country inn nestled in a 33-acre sunlit olive grove on the slopes of Rutherford Hill, on the eastern verge of the Napa Valley. Boasting extraordinary views, hillside walkways that wind through olive groves and sculpture gardens, elegant cottages, an intimate spa and unparalleled service, the Auberge sets the standard for gracious hospitality. Its Michelin-starred restaurant, one of the first great Wine Country establishments, pays tribute to its legacy with an award-winning menu and wine list. Luxurious accommodations, exceptional cuisine and service earn Auberge du Soleil recognition year after year as one of the world’s most renowned small luxury hotels. Sun- and earth-toned maisons house 50 one- and two-bedroom suites, each with its own terrace and view overlooking the vine-studded valley. Each features a wood-burning fireplace, refrigerator stocked with regional wines and cheeses; espresso maker and gourmet snacks. Oversized bathrooms feature skylights, separate stall showers, massive tubs (some with Jacuzzis), double sinks, oversized towels and thick terry robes. Two private hillside cottages, one offering two bedrooms and the other featuring a private fitness studio, provide guests the ultimate in spacious accommodations and exceptional amenities. La Plage, the Auberge’s luxe pool and outdoor living room, is a sexy, laid-back venue for lounging poolside on oversized chaises and soaking in the sunshine. Other amenities include an outdoor whirlpool; steam rooms; fitness center and tennis court. Nearby are golf courses and riding stables and miles of hiking and biking trails, including the historic Silverado Trail, one of California’s top cycling routes. Napa Valley also offers many points of historical interest, such as the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum in St. Helena and the Sam Brannan House in Calistoga. Art galleries, boutiques for clothes and gifts, antiques and home furnishings, and numerous wine country souvenir shops are to be found in each of the towns in the valley.

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Relax

at the 7,000-square-foot Auberge Spa that offers couples a tranquil retreat that embraces the inn’s lush setting. Private gardens bring the outdoors into the treatment rooms, and infinity-edge soaking pools inspire couples to relax while gazing down at the vineyards of Napa Valley. Treatments feature ingredients indigenous to the vineyards, valleys, olive groves and gardens of the region, and every treatment is delivered with a nurturing touch and caring attitude. For the lovebirds, we recommend trying the Auberge Spa’s Fireside Lovers Retreat Package. Begin with 2 hours of our signature Auberge Head to Toe in the deluxe Melisse Suite. Continue your time together post treatment with an extra hour of private time in the suite sipping sparkling wine and delighting in a sensuous plate of culinary treats prepared by our Chef while relaxing by the fire or soaking in a private hot tub overlooking a panoramic view of the Napa Valley below. As a memento of your experience, each will receive a signature robe as a gift to take home.

Dining

at Auberge du Soleil’s Napa Hotel is a culinary experience. The 120-seat Michelin-starred Auberge du Soleil Restaurant and Bistro & Bar showcase spectacular vistas from one of the best vantage points in the valley. Chef Robert Curry creates Wine Country cuisine that reflects the natural diversity and rich ingredients of Napa Valley and draws from regional produce, accented with Mediterranean flavors. Sommelier Kris Margerum’s wine list is the largest and most extensive in the valley and showcases the very best from neighboring vineyards. Adjacent to the restaurant, the Bistro & Bar offers more casual fare in a cozy, atmosphere or outdoors on the wraparound deck. For the refined palette, we highly recommend the Six Course Chef’s Tasting Menu with the Wine Pairing. Each bite blends beautifully with the wine and will leave you saving each taste. No dinner is complete with a sweet ending. The dessert menu is a work of art. Sample the Five Artisan Cheese presented with house baked breads, marcona almonds, fresh and dried fruits foe those that enjoy savory. For those with a sweet tooth, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse, Cocoa Génoise, Caramel, Nougat, Milk Sorbet paired with a 2006 Philip Togni “Ca Togni” Sweet Red Wine is the most decadent way to end a fabulous day at Auberge du Soleil.

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into wedded bliss at Auberge du Soleil. Both their Honeymoon and The Taste of Napa Package’s have everything you need and more to enjoy being Mr. and Mrs. The Honeymoon Package is for those looking to indulge and relax. Enjoy a two-night stay in a garden room at the romantic Napa Valley hotel where you will receive complimentary wine and fruit in room, a spa amenity gift, and a signature bottle of wine upon arrival. Awake and enjoy daily breakfast for two at their Michelin-starred Restaurant. Spend the afternoon relaxing with a 90-Minute Auberge Couples Massage for two followed by lounging at the spa pool. Cap off the night with a 4-course dinner with a champagne greeting once seated. For the couples who want to explore and experience all of Napa Valley, Auberge du Soleil invites you to a feast of the senses with a quintessential Napa Valley experience through their Taste of Napa Package. The Rutherford property offers wine tasting, award-winning cuisine, famous breathtaking views, pure relaxation in the Auberge Spa, and early morning balloon flights to view the rest of the valley. Enjoy a three-night stay in a garden room and daily breakfast each morning. After your early morning balloon ride, explore the valley during a six-hour winery tour with a private car and driver, followed with Lunch for two at any of their three culinary venues: The Restaurant at Auberge, The Bistro & Bar, or La Plage. After your wine adventures, wind down with a 60-minute Auberge Massage for two in the Auberge Spa, followed by dinner in their Michelin-starred Restaurant where you will be greeted with a glass of Sparkling Wine and a four-course seasonal menu.

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Museum Let your journey begin with rustic charm in Colorado’s backyard!

Call us today for more information

Photo credit: Brooke Ostmeyer Photography


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Staymoon


Staymoon

The Crawford Hotel The Crawford Hotel, the newest among hotels in Downtown Denver is the ultimate location for a city staymoon. Opened on July 12, 2014, The Crawford gives a nod to its rich history while embracing a modern lodging style. The Crawford Hotel features 112 uniquely decorated guest rooms that reflect the different eras of the building’s history. The “Pullman-style” rooms on the second level evoke train travel at its heyday with a subtle Art Deco nod. The “Classic” guestrooms are inspired by the building’s Victorian era beginnings, with a touch of modern elegance. “The Loft” rooms in the former attic feature exposed wood timbers and vaulted ceilings. Located just minutes from all of Denver’s best shopping, dining, and attractions, The Crawford Hotel is the ideal hub to explore all the city has to offer. Spend the afternoon window shopping on 16th Street Mall, followed by a Rockies Game at Coors Field. Cap off the night with dinner and cocktail in Union Station, located right below The Crawford Hotel. With an emphasis on Colorado craft, Union Station is home to many of Denver’s hottest culinary icons and shop owners. For sensational seafood, head over to Stoic & Genuine for oysters on the half shell, or The Kitchen Next Door for some delicious pub food. A late night cordial at The Terminal Bar is the perfect way to toast to a lovely day in Denver. If you are looking for R&R in a staymoon, The Crawford Hotel has you covered! The Oxford Club is like no other spa in Denver. Near Union Station, this full service salon, spa and fitness center is just steps from The Crawford Hotel. Enjoy their Couple’s Massage togteher, or indulge in the Signature Milk & Honey Bath treatment. Celebrate your love for one another with our H&H Denver Romance Package. Stay in a luxurious premium guest room with a large soaking tub, rain shower, dual sinks, and sitting room. Customize your romantic getaway with a choice of couples massage, couples mani pedis, or for fitness buffs, a couples’ personal training session.

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Staymoon Warwick Denver Located in the heart of Denver’s trendy Uptown neighborhood, the Warwick Denver Hotel is the perfect place for a romantic Colorado staymoon. An inviting fireplace welcomes guests into the hotel’s expansive lobby and up to one of its 216 beautiful guestrooms, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, luxurious furnishings and private balconies overlooking Denver’s cityscape and the Rocky Mountains. For a relaxing and romantic afternoon, visit Denver’s only year-round heated pool on the Warwick’s rooftop, 16 stories up. Sip on a cocktail while taking in even more stunning, panoramic views of the surrounding city and mountains. Finish the day with a romantic in-suite dinner from the hotel’s 24-hour room service menu, or even better, a cozy table in Randolph’s Restaurant & Bar. Its expansive wraparound patio, complete with fireplaces and city views, is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine from the extensive, award-winning wine list, as well as delectable farm-to-table cuisine. Not just for honeymooners, the hotel is a popular wedding venue, with more than 10,000 sq. ft. of event space, complete with – you guessed it – more panoramic city views. Warwick’s team of wedding professionals, exceptional catering services and more make celebrations easy for busy brides- and grooms-to-be. If you find time – and reason – to leave the Warwick during your visit, enjoy the numerous shops or restaurants just steps away on Denver’s popular 17th Street, or take the hotel’s complimentary courtesy car downtown or to one of Denver’s many parks or cultural facilities. And if you can’t bear to imagine your staymoon without your furry friends, the hotel is pet friendly, so bring them along! The Warwick offers newlyweds a “Do Not Disturb” romance package, perfect for experiencing all the best Warwick Denver has to offer. Enjoy a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival, breakfast in bed for two and a late check-out!

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Staymoon Hotel Jerome Looking to enjoy both the history and luxury of Aspen? Since 1889, Hotel Jerome has been an Aspen tradition that goes back to the silver mining days of Colorado - the perfect getaway for a newlywed’s staymoon! Strategically located in the heart of downtown Aspen, Hotel Jerome is just steps from some of the town’s best shops, galleries and cafés. Surrounded by the majestic Rocky Mountains, this AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel offers a sophisticated yet relaxed ambiance that perfectly complements its sweeping alpine views. For the couple who loves to explore the natural beauty of Colorado, Hotel Jerome offers an array of outdoor adventures, conveniently located minutes from the hotel. During the summer months, enjoy activities from whitewater rafting to fly fishing, horseback riding to hot-air balloon rides, whisky bike tours to glamping with your new husband and more. As the snow begins to fall, Hotel Jerome can arrange outdoor adventures to enjoy together, from dog-sledding and horse-drawn sleigh rides to snowshoeing, heli-skiing in the San Juans and even a chance to ski with alpine legends Johnny Moseley and Tommy Moe. After the stress of wedding planning, the intimate Auberge Spa at Hotel Jerome is the place for relaxation and rejuvenation for you to enjoy. Have your man try The Jerome Facial for Men, featuring the power of colloidal silver, sulfur and herbals inspired by the techniques used by traditional barbers. For the bride, try the Sanctuary of the Mountains Body Treatment which restores your energy and finds your peace with an evergreen forest oil massage. It will calm the mind and create a deep rest for the body.

Aspen Crud 3 scoops of French Vanilla ice cream 2 (1-ounce shots) Bourbon

After a day at the spa or exploring Aspen, enjoy fine dining at Hotel Jerome’s award-winning restaurant Prospect. A modern American bistro that honors the town’s rich mining history with hearty and diverse American dishes that are meant to be shared, you’ll savor each course that Executive Chef Rob Zack creates! Wind down the night at Hotel Jerome’s J-Bar and try their famous “Aspen Crud!” Fall in love with it and try your hand at the recipe once your back from your fabulous staymoon!

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4 to 6 Months

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

Monthly Wedding Planner

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

Checklist One Year

1 to 2 Months

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

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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! Rocky Mountain Bride Colorado


The Marketplace Accomodations

phone website

index

Auberge du Soleil

707.963.1211

www.aubergedusoleil.com

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Frias Properties of Aspen

970.920.2000

www.friasproperties.com

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Hotel Jerome

855.331.7213

www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com

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Paragon Lodging

970.547.2122

www.paragonlodging.com

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Summit Cove

970.368.7023

www.summitcove.com

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The Crawford Hotel

720.460.3700

www.thecrawfordhotel.com

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Warwick Denver

303.861.2000

www.warwickhotels.com/denver

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Beauty

phone

website

Index

About Hair

970.328.7895

www.facebook.com/Jillsabouthair77

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Alpenglow Beauty

970.728.7337

www.alpenglowbeauty.com

44,46

Apothicari skin care

970.846.7570

www.apothecariskin.com

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Beauty on Location by Liz

720.301.3784

www.beautyonlocationbyliz.com

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Brio Salon

970.870.6541

www.briosalonsteamboat.com

83

Dotted With Hearts

970.980.5437

www.dottedwithhearts.com

99

Fluff Bar

720.295.3583

www.fluffbar.org

68

Fraser Hair Co

970.363.7009

www.fraserhairco.com

12,22

Girls & Curls

303.881.7130

www.girlsandcurls.com

10

GLO Makeup

970.376.6689

www.glo-makeup.com

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Hayley Styles

303.895.9795

www.hayleystyles.com

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Metamorphosis Salon & Spa

970.641.1222

www.gunnisonsalonspa.com

36

Namaste Salon

970.224.5463

www.mysalonnamaste.com

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Raquel at Beauty Mark

303.564.9501

www.raquelatbeautymark.com

44,72,111

Drinks

phone

website

Index

Montanya Distillers

970.387.9904

www.montanyarum.com

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Petals & Pours

303.503.3548

www.petalsandpours.com

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Fashion

phone

website

Index

Armitage & McMillan

303.284.6222

www.armitageandmcmillan.com

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A + Be` Bridal Shop

720.627.5760

www.aandbebridalshop.com

5,50-53

Allen’s Clothing

970.879.0351

www.facebook.com/pages/Allens-Clothing/138853819561783

Anna Be`

720.855.1111

www.anna-be.com

12,49,58,59

Brackish Bow Ties

843.276.0075

www.brackishbowties.com

28

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d’Anelli Bridal

303.980.1400

www.coloradobridal.com

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Dora Grace Bridal

970.449.4088

www.doragrace.com

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Emma & Grace Bridal

720.383.8091

Executive Clothiers

303.295.2000

www.eclothiers.net

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Felice Bridal

303.388.7637

www.felicebridal.com

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Frisco Fun and Formal

970.668.5732

www.friscotux.com

60

Jill Carter Stylist

720.771.9804

www.jillcarterstylist.com

111

Goldyn

720.489.0580 www.shopgoldyn.com

111

Homer Reed, LTD

303.298.1301

www.mensclothingdenver.com

36

Inspyre Boutique

303.718.2645

www.inspyreboutique.com

10,111

Killer Rabbit

970.232.9486

www.facebook.com/killerrabbit.fc

99

Little White Dress Bridal Shop

303.814.8972

www.lwdbridal.com

1,36,39,65,68,99

Maggie Evans Designs

303.775.5413

www.maggieevansdesigns.com

Marina Elena

305.717.3404

www.mariaelenaheadpieces.com

99

The Bridal Collection

720.493.9454

www.thebridalcollection.com

31,54-57

The Regiment Shops of Colorado

303.443.2713

www.theregimentshops.com

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Vail Tux Shop

970.748.1133

39

Willow

303.818.5950 www.willowboulder.com

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Flowers

phone website

index

A Florae

720.318.7327

www.aflorae.com

12

Bella Lu Floral

303.909.1476

www.bellalufloral.com

72,74

Hana Style Designs

970.215.9238

www.hanastyledesigns.com

13

Lace and Lilies

815.739.4106

www.laceandliliesflowers.com

99

Lale Floral Design

720.515.6418

www.laleflorals.com

111

Misty Mountain Too

970.349.5249

www.crestedbutteflorist.com

36

Newberry Brothers Greenhouse & Florist

303.322.0443

www.newberrybrothers.com

68

One Fine Day Productions

970.871.7431

www.weddingsinsteamboat.com

83

Petals & Pours

303.503.3548

www.petalsandpours.com

39

Pink Posey Design

303.423.8848

www.pinkposeydesign.com

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Plum Sage Flowers

720.328.2190

www.plumsageflowers.com

22

Southern Charm Weddings and Events

719.360.1711

www.uniquesoutherncharm.com

74

The Ruffly Rose

720.596.4030

www.therufflyrose.com

31

Vintage Magnolia

970.926.5000

www.vailvintagemagnolia.com

28

Gifts

phone website

www.emmaandgracebridal.com

43,72

83,92

index

Antique Ribbon

www.etsy.com/shop/antiqueribbon

13

Casa Bella

970.349.6380

www.casabellacb.com

18,60

Front Range Antiques

970.282.1808

Inspyre Boutique

303.718.2645

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www.frontrangeantiques.com www.inspyreboutique.com

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Left of Rose

www.etsy.com/shop/leftofrose

10

SpoonLily

www.etsy.com/shop/SpoonLily

10

Romicks Home Collection

970.879.8366

www.romicksintothewest.com

Jewelry

phone website

index

Adriana Neves

720.404.9876

www.adriananeves.com

111

Elaine B Jewelry

www.elainebjewelry.com

111

H Carter Jewelers

www.hcarterjewelers.com

31

Hippo Kiss Creations

www.hippokisscreations.weebly.com

10

Hofmeister Personal Jewelers

970.870.9400

www.hofmeister.com

83

Ice Mountain Jewelry

970.349.6331

www.icemountainjewelry.net

36

Kimberly’s Fine Jewelry

970.926.8802

www.facebook.com/KimberleysFineJewelry

39

www.noondaycollection.com

72

303.422.7837

Noonday Collection

83

More

phone website

index

Aspen Chamber

970.925.1940

www.aspenchamber.org

30

Couture Colorado

720.366.2011

www.couturecolorado.com

110,111

www.estesparkweddings.com

97

Estes Park Wedding Association

Music

phone website

index

Dave Preston

www.daveprestonmusic.virb.com

22

Diamond Empire Band

www.diamondempireband.com

98

DJ Gourmet

www.soundcloud.com/dj-gourmet

68

Elite DJ and Production

303.422.3218

www.myelitedj.com

20

Greatime DJ

970.845.8566

www.greatimedj.com

127

That Eighties Band

www.eightiesband.net

22

The Spotlight Band

303.282.6460

www.adhocbands.com

39

Paper

phone website

720.937.5185

index

Alexandria Lindo

www.etsy.com/shop/AlexandriaLindo

22

CabinPress Studio

970.231.2065

www.cabinpressstudio.com

93

Chatham & Caron

404.354.4403

www.chathamandcaron.com

82,83

Denver Design Studio

www.denverdesignstudio.com

13

Ezer Calligraphy

www.ezercalligraphy.com

14

Idea chic

303.484.1771

www.ideachic.net

111

Of The Earth

206.462.7022

www.oftheearth.org

68

Photos

phone website

index

Alex Fenlon Photography

970.209.9776

www.fenlonphoto.com

36

Alison White Photography

970.349.2089

www.alisonwhitephotography.com

6,18

Andy Barnhart Photography

970.846.1163

www.andybarnhart.com

6,83

Audrey Hannah Photo

970.576.1301

www.audreyhannahphoto.com

39,75

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Dawn Sparks Photography

303.842.1708

Elizabeth Ann Photography

719.439.8436

www.elizabethannphotography.org

Forever Photography Studio

512.497.1004

www.foreverphotographystudio.com

10

Go Photo Booth

970.471.6144

www.gophotobooth.com

39

Hannah Truly

720.514.1085

www.hannahtruly.com

61

Harper Point Photography

720.432.8636

www.harperpointweddings.com

136

Honeybee Photography

616.634.7911

www.honeybeeshutter.com

99,116,117

Ivy and Stone Fine Art Photography

801.376.8535

www.ivyandstonephotography.com

136

Jessi Dalton Photography

775.225.9512

www.jessidalton.com

6,93

Joshua McDonald

970.373.7224

www.joshua-mcdonald.com

136

June Cochran Photography

720.838.9479

www.june-cochran.com

21,22

Kokoro Photography

303.929.5209

www.kokorophotography.com

8,31,48,123

Kristilee Parish Photography

+1.780.964.2745

www.kristileeparish.com

136

Lisa O’Dwyer

970.800.1886

www.lisaodwyer.com

13

Marianne Brown Photography

229.457.0975

www.mariannebrownphotography.com

67

Mark Hayes Photography

303.803.5362

www.markhayesphotography.com

136

Nate + Jenny Weddings

720.937.4078

www.nateandjennyweddings.com

8,28,135

Rachel Gomez Photographs

303.919.6091

www.rachelgomez.com

6,12,110,111

Real Life Photographs

970.275.5637

www.reallifephotographs.com

80

S. Strine Photography

505.321.4644

www.sstrinephotography.com

136

Sara Lynn Photographic

303.929.8058

www.saralynnphoto.com

8,45,72

Zorn Photography

303.954.9301

www.zornphoto.com

8,68

Planning

phone

website

index

A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals

303.901.8017

www.avintageaffairrentals.com

68,76

Crested Butte Events

970.349.0609

www.crestedbutteevents.com

36,76,79

Custom Weddings of Colorado

303.946.4442

www.customweddingsofcolorado.com

76

Gemini Event Planning

970.376.3315

www.geminieventplanning.com

28,44

Gold Leaf Event Design & Production

970.379.5432

www.goldleafevent.com

76

Hey! Party Collective

720.443.2387

www.heypartycollective.com

77

JA Special Events

720.394.0282

www.jaspecialevents.com

77

Marilee and Grace

720.295.7449

www.marileegrace.com

68,77,93

One Fine Day Productions

970.871.7431

www.weddingsinsteamboat.com

83

Pink Champagne Events

720.872.1642

www.pinkchampagneevents.com

22

Pink Diamond Events

970.692.1645

www.apinkdiamondevent.com

13,77

Pink Paisley Events

303.720.5470

www.pinkpaisleyevents.com

78,111

PJ West Events

970.927.3121

www.pjwestevents.com

78

Rachel Austin Events

303.913.9895

www.rachelaustinevents.com

72,78

Telluride Unveiled

914.830.2238

www.tellurideunveiled.com

78

Wedding Sophisticate

303.263.4568

www.weddingsophisticate.com

39

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phone

website

index

A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals

303.901.8017

www.avintageaffairrentals.com

68,76

Alpine Party Rentals

970.328.6707

www.alpineparty.com

39

Chairs With Character

610.772.0555

www.chairswithcharacter.com

111

Colorado Event Rentals

970.879.8679

www.coloradoeventrentals.com

83

Eclectic Hive

303.295.0519

www.eclectichive.com

93,104

Event Rents

303.972.0975

www.eventrents.net

68,93,104,107

Harvest Table Company

303.588.2069

www.harvesttablecompany.com

99

Lighting and Design by Scott

516.330.2002

www.lightinganddesignbyscott.com

68

Party Time Rental

303.935.4545

www.partytimerental.com

12

Pink Monkey Solutions

970.306.4202

www.pinkmonkeysolutions.com

22

Settings Event Rental

719.539.2434

www.settingseventrental.com

79

Savory

phone

website

index

Cravings Catering

719.635.0200

www.cravingscatering.com

68

Mango’s Mountain Grill

970.827.9109

www.mangosmountaingrill.com

39

Three Tomatoes Catering

303.433.3332

www.threetomatoes.com

104,107

Wild Horse Catering Co

970.726.1368

www.wildhorsecatering.com

12

Sweet

phone website

index

Cupcake Mini Bar

970.343.4533

www.cupcakeminibar.com

82, 83

Intricate Icings Cake Design

303.479.9922

www.intricateicings.com

93

www.marquiscakes.yolasite.com

111

Langilicious Fine Pastries

720.334.6490

Megan Joy Cakes

888.830.4306

www.meganjoycakes.com

66

Sweets Cakes & Pastries

307.223.2147

www.sweetswyoming.com

99

The Dessert Stand

303.550.9726

www.thedessertstand.com

12

Transporation

phone

website

index

All Mountain Transportation

970.949.9255

www.vailrides.com

39

Hummers of Vail

970.977.0028

www.hummersofvail.com

39

Venues

phone

website

index

Antlers at Vail

970.476.2471

www.antlersvail.com

39

Armstrong Hotel

970.484.3883

www.thearmstronghotel.com

98

Aspen Meadows Resort

970.925.4240

www.aspenmeadows.com

27

Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center

970.453.6000

www.beaverrun.com

26

Breckenridge Hospitality

866.263.7299

www.breckresorts.com

C Lazy U Ranch

970.887.3344

www.clazyu.com

15

Catamount Ranch and Club

970.871.9200

www.catamountranchclub.com

83

Cherokee Ranch and Castle

303.688.5555

www.cherokeeranch.org

72

The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera

970.569.6214

www.cordilleralodge.com

38

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Della Terra Mountain Chateau

970.586.2501

www.dellaterramountainchateau.com

7,93

Denver Botanic Gardens

720.865.3551

www.botanicgardens.org

66

Devil’s Thumb Ranch

970.726.5632

www.devilsthumbranch.com

22

Donovan Pavilion

970.477.3699

www.donovanpavilion.com

39

Four Seasons Resort Vail

970.477.8600

www.fourseasons.com/vail

39

Granby Ranch

970.887.5143

www.granbyranch.com

48, 54-57

Hotel Jerome

855.331.7213

www.hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com

126

Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group

303.867.0607

Lyons Farmette

303.746.6266

www.lyonsfarmette.com

99

Mountain Lodge Telluride

970.369.5000

www.mountainlodgetelluride.com

35

New Sheridan

970.728.4351

www.newsheridan.com

82

Old Town Burlington

719.346.8404

www.burlingtoncolo.com

122

POINT | gallery

720.254.0467

www.pointgallerydenver.com

104

Scarp Ridge Lodge

970.349.7761

www.elevenexperience.com/scarp-ridge-lodge 36

Silverthrone Pavilion

970.262.7390

www.silverthornepavilion.com

17

Snow Mountain Ranch

970.887.2152

www.snowmountainranch.org

49-53,58,59,60

Spruce Mountain Guest Ranch

719.484.0800

www.sprucemountainguestranch.com

68

St. Julien Hotel & Spa

720.406.9696

Telluride Ski Resort

970.728.7446

www.ktrg.net

www.stjulien.com

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11

www.tellurideskiresort.com

80, back cover

Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center 303.867.8100

www.rendendowntown.com

111

The Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

970.748.6200

www.ritzcarlton.com/bachelorgulch

28

Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort

970.476.4840

www.vailracquetclub.com

27

Villa Parker

303.805.2295

www.villaparker.com

4

Warwick Denver

303.861.2000

www.warwickhotels.com/denver

125

Western Riviera Lakeside Events Center

970.627.3580

www.westernriv.com

12

Winter Park Resort

970.726.1564

www.winterparkresort.com

9, 108

Video

phone

website

index

K Hodge Films

303.803.3814

www.khodgefilms.com

111

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