Monthly Archives: June 2013
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on June 24th, 2013
Guestbooks have evolved so much since the standard book that people sign. Now people sign photos of the happy couple, stones that will go along the path to the couple’s happy home, even Jenga pieces. When Rachael from Rachael Grace Photography asked me to start this recycled/green wedding details, I knew I wanted to include a creative guestbook. I thought it would be a cute idea if in your invitation you indicated to everyone that you wanted a triangle piece of fabric that they sign and send it back with the RSVP. When you get those triangles, make a flag garland with them. Then you can hang it up and use as decoration at the wedding reception. After the wedding, sew it into a quilt for your first child. Your child will then be warmed by the well wishes of your closest family and friends for years to come.
Posted by johnna-patton on June 20th, 2013
Deone and Rod were joined by close friends and family in an intimate ceremony and reception in Copper Mountain last March. The bride was stunning in her white fur shrug and the groom was equally dashing! We had a crazy morning after we discovered the groom had left his pants at home! Rod wanted to wear his jeans but Deon said “not a chance” in the end we were saved by Fisco Fun and Formal. The rest of the day went off without a hitch! The ceremony was at the beautiful Copper Mountain Chapel and the reception was in the georgous ski in/ski out Beeler house. A big thank you to Trig and Char of Trystan Photography for capturing the magic of this day!
Posted by johnna-patton on June 16th, 2013
Choosing flowers for your perfect day!
The most important thing a bride should know about selecting her flowers: There are no right or wrong choices! Flowers are very personal.
Get A Head Start – look online, at magazines, or books for ideas and inspiration. Pinterest is an excellent way to store and organize your ideas. Bring photos that have captured your attention to meetings with potential florists. However, many florists enjoy being given a free hand….give them a color palette and budget and see what they create for you!
Determine Your Budget. Have a “must” list and a “wish” list. The florist will be able to work with you in recommending flowers to fit your needs and your budget.
Consider The Color And The Season. Use the internet or your florist to see if flowers you like are available in your color palate. Are they in season when you are getting married? It’s always a good idea to have backup flowers selected, just in case
Start With The Bride’s Bouquet. Provide a picture of the wedding dress if possible. Do you want your bouquet to be more formal or more laid back? How large do you want it to be? When selecting the bridesmaid’s bouquet consider the size versus your own. Do you want it to have the same flowers or be a little different? Swatches of fabric fro the bridesmaid’s dress can help with color selection.
The Groom and Groomsmen Are Next. Boutonnieres can be made with most flowers typically used in bouquets. Do you want larger and formal or smaller and simpler? Your florist can brainstorm ideas based on your flower selections. The same goes for corsages.
Centerpieces can be the most expensive thing in the budget when taken as a whole. If your trying to stretch your dollar have some low cost alternatives in mind. Again your florist should be able to give you some ideas.
Thank you to Neils Lunceford for these helpful tips!
Posted by johnna-patton on June 5th, 2013
Meet Meredith Johnson! Meredith is a recent graduate of Valdosta State University and will be assisting us this summer. I asked her a few questions to help you all get to know her better. What’s your favorite color: Green.
Do you have any pets? A dog named Bandit, he’s a maltese/ yorkshire terrier mix!
What is your favorite thing about Colorado? The mountains!!! I grew up going to the beach all the time so, I love being IN the mountains like this!
What are your hobbies? Reading, biking, swimming… planning weddings has been a hobby for a while that I am finally pursuing a career in!
What is your best wedding moment? I once went to a wedding where the couple played this shoe game. Each couple had their own shoe in one hand and the other’s shoe in the other hand. They had their backs faced towards each other and were asked questions and they raised the shoe that best describes the scenario or question. The answers turned out to be super funny and everyone got really involved.
What is your favorite book? SO many!! House Rules by Jodi Picoult is one of my favorites though. Or Love the one you’re with by Emily Griffin, that one hit close to home when I read it so I lvoed that one as well!
What is your favorite movie? I don’t have a favorite movie I guess cause I love all the classics (Gone with the wind, Oklahoma, Pride and Prejudice) however there are the movies I watch at least once a month and they’re funny ones like Step Brothers, Dumb and Dumber, and The Emporer’s New Groove (yes that is a child’s movie). I’m always down for a suspenseful movie as well!
Where is the best place to have a wedding in Colorado? This one I don’t necessarily have an opinion yet because I haven’t seen enough venues. I’ll fix that this summer!
What is your best Breckenridge moment? When I first moved here, being from Georgia, I’d never seen this much snow or the colorful skis, I call them “cotton-candy” skis. Waking up early and going to work on my first day here was breath taking–I’ll never forget that