Zulu Love Letter: A Styled Shoot in Breckenridge

This winter, our planner Samantha gathered together a fabulous team and created a shoot inspired by her childhood in Zimbabwe and how her past influences her understanding of love. Her Zulu Love Letter, based on the beaded messages Zulu maidens weave as they dream of romance, is a story of strength, softness, warmth, color, and organic elements that will change the way you look at the world around you. Continue reading

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

A Refined Bohemian Bash at Timber Ridge

When Laura and Patrick chose the Rocky Mountains as the setting for their September wedding, they brought warm smiles, lots of laughter, and a whimsical, bohemian style with them from Madison, Wisconsin. 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

Blair and Andrew Get Married atop Keystone Mountain!

I just had to leave Michele and Mark from InPhography a message to say how much I have enjoyed looking at Blair and Andrew’s joyful wedding photos.  It’s impossible to look at them without smiling.  There was so much happiness … Continue reading

Regan and Jack’s Wedding at the Beaver Creek Wedding Deck and Beano’s Cabin

Regan and Jack chose to be married atop a mountain, at the Beaver Creek Wedding Deck to be exact.  They wanted to be surrounded in nature and family as they said their vows.  It was a magical scene.  The girls … Continue reading

Carey and Taylor’s Keystone Ranch Wedding

Carey and Taylor have know each other since high school but it wasn’t until the end of college that Carey realized (Taylor knew all along) that they were meant to be married. Their love, their sweet families enthusiasm and the sorority sisters cheers made this a powerful event. Congratulations Carey and Taylor!

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Carey’s gorgeous freckles and red hair were styled beautifully by Christy Ogden.

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A friend traded their notes before the ceremony- so close but not a look until she walked down the aisle.

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The guitarist played Tom Petty’s “Here Comes My Girl” for the bridal processional.

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The Keystone Ranch is one of my favorite locations for a Colorado photo shoot. The old miners’ cabins and the meadow grass are just lovely.

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We installed a latte tent liner and embellished with a grapevine valance around the interior perimeter and glowing grapevine balls in the ceiling.

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The Team:

Event Design and Planning: Bella Design and Planning

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Keystone Ranch

Officiant: Pastor Paul Pfotenhauer

Photography: Marianne Brown Photography

Florist: Bloom

Lighting and Drapery:  Pink Monkey Solutions

Hair & Makeup: Colorado Makeup and Hair

Invitations: Richard’s Notebook

Ceremony Musician: Darren Skanson Trio

Reception Musician: Raising Cain

East Coast Prep Style Wedding at Beano’s Cabin

This was the first wedding that I actually planned with a groom, and I have to say it was shockingly fun! Erin is an in-demand nurse in the ICU at Johns Hopkins and Steve is the owner of the Portside Tavern Bar in Baltimore. Since Erin was slammed and Steve had his days free, we became the planning duo that brought this wedding to its natural beauty fruition. I LOVED this wedding. It just felt right in its surroundings, fresh in perspective and rich in camaraderie. Plus, having Steve’s input on the groomsmen attire was wonderful. Navy J. Crew suits with gingham shirts, coordinating ties and buck skin shoes. These former collegiate lacrosse players looked sharp. Congrats Erin and Steve!!!! xoxo

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The dapper groom, Steve.

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The beautiful bride, Erin.

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Playing it coy but really he can barely stand up. The first look nearly sent him down.

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I love that her nail polish and the red Hypericum berries match.

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The wedding party! Incorporating sleek yet traditional navy blue with the rustic floral elements.

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Navy gingham shirts with J Crew navy suits finished off with buckskin shoes and twine wrapped boutonniers.

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The Beaver Creek weather in mid- September.

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I loved this simple design of the ceremony site. With a spectacular view in all directions one doesn’t need to add much. Thus, I’ve included photos from angle.

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Deer actually walked through the grass near the aspen trees.

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Guests signed the custom-made poster as a guest book.

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Leon Joseph Littlebird playing his Four Directions. This man is powerful.

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The bride wrapped her father’s tie around her bouquet to keep him close to her heart.

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Birch wrapped vases, barn wood lanterns and rustic style floral lined the tables.

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Fun place cards by Richard’s Notebook.

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Fabulous cupcake display by Sugar. Guests stormed the dessert bar at night’s end and partook of the carry out boxes

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The Team:

Wedding Planning and Design:  Bella Design & Planning

Photographer:  Autumn Burke Photography

Venue:  Beano’s Cabin

Florist:  Bloom Flower Shop

Cupcakes:  Sugar

Hair and Makeup:  Natashia Stromberg and Amanda Haley

Band:  Soul School

Officiant:  Leon Joseph Littlebird

Invitations and Wedding Day Stationery:  Richard’s Notebook