2017: A Year in Review

Oh what a year it was! 2017 is definitely one for the books. We celebrated with 24 couples, hosted two fabulous parties for our favorite charitable organizations, and even squeezed in a killer rave in an aspen grove — let’s … 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

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

Rachel and Casey’s Luminous Winter Wedding at Zach’s Cabin

Working with Rachel to design her wedding was an effortless dream. She has an unusually clever ability to blend rustic with romantic, sophistication with ease and beauty with approachability. The styling of her wedding attire was perfection, and I have to give props to Christy Ogden for her fresh hair and makeup styling. We all were a little gaga when Rachel walked into the room! And then there is Casey, the groom. He is the manager of Beano’s Cabin, the sister property to Zach’s Cabin. His menu selections were divine, with my favorite choices being the oyster and champagne bar. Personally, it is wonderful to work with local couples because I often develop friendships and I am thrilled to be able to see them around town and give them both a hug and smile. Congratulations to sweet Rachel and Casey. Your wedding was magical!

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The A-Team:

Wedding Design and Coordination: Bella Design and Planning

Photography: Braden Gunem

Cake:  Sugar

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Zach’s Cabin

Floral Design: Bloom Flower Shop

Lighting and Drapery: Pink Monkey Solutions

Invitation and Stationery: Richard’s Notebook

Hair & Makeup: Colorado Makeup and Hair

Band: Soul School