A Shimmering Blush and Gold Wedding at the Four Seasons Vail

There’s nothing more exciting than a couple that comes to us with a Big Idea. When we started working with Kedzie and Ed on their August 1, 2015 wedding at the Four Seasons in Vail, we knew we’d get along amazingly. Why? Because they wanted to walk down the aisle OVER the Four Seasons’ pool! Continue reading

2015: An Amazing Year in Review

What a year 2015 was! We had 20 weddings between April and December, and had the absolute pleasure of celebrating with couples from across the country. We had the honor of planning the first same-sex wedding at Beaver Creek Chapel, … Continue reading

A Rustic Elegant Wedding at TenMile Station

When Kelsey and Mark came to me to plan their wedding, the first thing they told me was that they wanted to be married outdoors. They’ve visited Breckenridge countless times, and have such an appreciation for the mountains we’re nestled in, so we knew we needed to highlight how beautiful everything would be in late August. Continue reading

The Lindsey Vonn Foundation Launch Event

This Valentine’s Day, I had the privilege of spending my evening with a spectacular group of people, raising awareness and funds for a cause I’m proud to support: the launch of The Lindsey Vonn Foundation. The foundation was established with the purpose of creating a positive and constructive atmosphere for the community and future generations by empowering girls through programs designed to help them grow as athletes, learners, and individuals. Continue reading

A Mountain Ranch Winter Wedding

In my mind the mountain winter wedding is IT, but it’s not for everyone.  Blizzards, icy roads, vendors stuck in crazy weather, female guests wearing 6″ heels teetering on the outside paths, none of this necessarily sounds appealing. But to some, the … Continue reading

Ashley and Justin’s Contemporary Wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

I have been waiting all summer to write this blog as Ashley and Justin’s wedding is one of my favorite designs of all time. Jenna Walker Photography and James Michael Videography captured the day perfectly.  It took an extraordinary team … Continue reading

Sarah and Carlos’s Wedding at the Beaver Creek Chapel and Saddle Ridge

Best wishes to Sarah and Carlos on their gorgeous wedding in Beaver Creek! This is one of the nicest families I have ever encountered and I am so happy for them. Sarah and Carlos envisioned a winter wedding that celebrated the beauty of Colorado, so they chose Saddle Ridge for their reception. This property houses the country’s largest private collection of Western art. Throughout the venue one can find everything from vintage copper plates, first edition books, and native head dresses to antique bars, billiards and chaise lounges. This is a gem of a venue and provides a truly unique experience. I loved Sarah’s incorporation of pheasant feathers into her birch centerpieces and silver cake stands mixed in with wood votives all presented on a simple ice blue linen runner on bare wood tables surround by an eclectic mix of wooden chairs. I also loved the snowflake accents throughout. . . I think this Texas and New Mexico crowd enjoyed their winter escape.  Big hug to the James Christianson film and photography team.

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I love this image. Serenity in nature.

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Snowflake hair pieces for the bridesmaids.

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The oh so happy couple.

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Sarah chose a lovely color scheme of silver, grey, light blue and a pop of cranberry.

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The Beaver Creek Chapel was perfectly cozy.

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I loved the bride’s bouquet of Dusty Miller, Spray Roses, Freesia, Flox and Silver Brunia Berry.

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One of the bridesmaids’ gifts was a faux fur scarf. So cute!

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Props to Christy Odgen for another fabulous wedding of hair and makeup styling!

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The Griffin family looking so happy.

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A sweet gesture is for the bride and groom to exchange notes before the ceremony.

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Beaver Creek Ski Resort

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The groom loves to fly fish so his bride and baker, Katy Schabert, designed an almost too lifelike trout groom’s cake.

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Pheasant feathers in the floral centerpieces. LOVE.

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Votives were displayed in hollowed out birch branches.

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Barnwood lanterns lined the stairs.

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The cake by Sugar is gorgeous. It was adorned in crystals, branches and snowflakes inspired by the invitations.

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The perfect invitation suite designed by Richard’s Notebook.

The Team:

Event Design and Planning: Bella Design & Planning
Photography: James Christianson
Ceremony Venue: Beaver Creek Chapel
Officiant: Reverend Keith Brooks
Reception Venue: Saddle Ridge
Florist: Bloom Flower Shop
Cake: Sugar
Ceremony Music: Ribbons and Strings
Reception DJ: Fred Hammond of Great Time DJ
Hair and Makeup: Colorado Makeup and Hair
Invitations and Wedding Day Stationery: Richard’s Notebook

Ashley and Brad’s Dreamy Wedding at Zach’s Cabin

Ashley and Brad’s Dreamy Wedding at Zach’s Cabin

It’s fair to say that I made a serious girlfriend with Ashley McCune (now Shyver). Planning her wedding was nothing less than fun. From bonding over family, quality vodka options and how much to justify spending on a wedding dress, … Continue reading

Laura and Jon’s Broadmoor Winter Wedding

I so enjoyed my time with Laura planning her wedding at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Laura dreamed of a soft winter wonderland wedding full of warmth. Hailing from New Orleans, Laura incorporated a local tradition of the cake pull: The ladies pull out charms tucked into the cake and save them from different weddings for their charm bracelets.  Laura selected a New Orleans jewelry maker, Mignon Faget, for her bridesmaids gifts and her cake pulls. So fun!

I had never worked at the Pauline Chapel at the Broadmoor, and was charmed by it’s stunning gold sanctuary, cathedral ceilings and rock flooring. The capacity of the chapel is around 120 and is ideal for an intimate wedding.  The warmth continued into the Broadmoor’s ballroom, which is brimming in antique gold walls and crystal chandeliers.

Laura and Jon’s wedding utilized the collective of all the Bella studio partners. The attire coordination, the invitations, the hair and makeup, the photography, the florals and even the DJ all came down from the mountains to collaborate. Big hug to James Michael and his team for their beautiful photography and dedication to the vision.  And a big thank you to Lindsey Suggs and the Broadmoor team for their wonderful service. We are still smiling from this weekend and reveling in the love surrounding this special couple.

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The Team:

Wedding Design and Planning- Bella Design and Planning
Photography- James Michael
Florals- Bloom Flower Shop
Hair and Makeup- Colorado Makeup and Hair
Invitation and Wedding Day Stationery- Richard’s Notebook
DJ- Great Time DJ
Ceremony Venue- Pauline Chapel
Reception Venue- The Broadmoor