Monthly Archives: November 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from your Breckenridge Wedding Planner!

Posted by on November 27th, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from our families to yours!!

Happy Thanksgiving from your Breckenridge Wedding Planner

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Recycled/Green Wedding Details: Lisa Eaton

Posted by on November 21st, 2013

Lisa Eaton is a local artist in Fairplay, Colorado. She is a Californian who relocated to the Colorado Rocky Mountains seven years ago. Torn between the mountains and the sea, she appears to unite them through her whimsical art. You can find her most days at her ‘beach’ front studio and gallery, The Mountain Mermaid. When Rachael Grace Photography came to me and asked me to do a recycling/green décor photo-shoot, I knew I wanted to include Lisa’s amazing wire art. She makes these amazing tiaras and wire wrapped wine glasses.  She welcomes special orders so call her at 970.389.6411 or stop by the gallery located at 523 Front Street in Fairplay, Colorado.

Lisa Eaton wedding headpiece

Wedding Headpiece by Lisa Eaton

This one of a kind headpiece is lovingly hand wrapped with over 75 feet of wire and embellished with 40 light catching Swarovski Crystals. Sparkle on your special day! Custom orders welcome. Starting at $144.

Wire Wrapped Champagne Glasses by Lisa Eaton

Unique wire wrapped champagne flutes by Lisa Eaton.

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Breckenridge Wedding Planner: Sara & Paul

Posted by on November 20th, 2013

Sara and Paul had their wedding at the stunning V3 Ranch on top of Boreas Pass in Breckenridge, Colorado.  Sara is super creative and her wedding was one of a kind!  She used sunflowers as centerpieces and opted out of the traditional round tables with linens, and instead used upscale picnic tables to create a rustic chic vibe.  Sara also replaced the traditional wedding cake with a table of pies of all sizes and flavors created especially for them by D’lish Catering.  Yum!

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V3 Ranch

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V3 Ranch

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V3 Ranch

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V3 Ranch

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V3 Ranch

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V3 Ranch

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V3 Ranch

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Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Dress

Posted by on November 14th, 2013

Often times we are asked how couples can save money in their wedding. One of the ways to do this is to save on the wedding dress. There are so many options and different prices for wedding gowns. With these few tips, you can save money on the dress and put that money towards another important aspect in your wedding.

Sample Sales: Most gown salons have sample sales to get rid of older gown and make room for new ones. This is a great opportunity for you to buy a designer wedding gown at a discounted price. This works particularly well if you’re a size 8 to 12, as most sample gowns are in that size range.

wedding dress sample sale

Trunk Shows: If there’s a designer that you love, look on their website and find a trunk show near you. Often, gowns from a featured designer are discounted during a trunk show – usually around 10 percent – plus you’ll be able to see exclusive gowns that aren’t normally carried in stores.

wedding dress trunk show

Be Honest: Before you start trying on dresses, tell your consultant your budget – and be firm. Ask the price of each dress before trying it on. If it doesn’t fall within your price range, move on to the next. You don’t want to fall in love with a gown that you can’t afford – so don’t even let it become and issue.

wedding dress budget


Go Simple: The more beading and embellishments and wedding gown has, the more expensive it will be. Instead, look for dresses that don’t have a lot of adornments and add a sparkly sash or brooch if you need a little extra sparkle.

simpe wedding dress

Limit Alterations: If you’re shopping at a sample sale, don’t assume that it’s more cost effective to buy a gown that doesn’t fit and get it altered. Major alterations can cost more than the dress if you’re not careful. And also, choose a gown that you love pretty much as is with limited customizations. Adding straps, changing a silhouette, changing a color – all of these changes can add up.

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Winter wedding advice from a Breckenridge wedding planner

Posted by on November 11th, 2013

picture of weddingWinter weddings are so special; they always feel incredibly intimate and magical.  As a wedding planner from the Rocky Mountains, I have a few tips for all of you winter brides:

The most important thing to remember when planning a winter wedding is the weather!  We all know that winter can turn harsh without much warning and if you’re not prepared it can spell disaster for your nuptials.  When you begin planning, think of every possible scenario (snow, wind, transportation etc.) and think of a plan in case those elements come into play.  If you’ve got a contingency plan in place you will not have to stress on your big day.

When it’s cold outside, especially if it’s snowing, guest comfort becomes a heightened concern.  You want your venue to be warm and cozy, but not stuffy.  Ventilation is key!

Another way to ensure your guests comfort in the winter months is by greeting them with a warm drink when they arrive, like hot chocolate or a warm spiced wine.  Consider having pashminas (you can order them online for about  $2.oo) in a basket or hanging on the backs of chairs for guests who catch a chill.

Go heavy on candlelight!  The warm light candles provide is perfect for a winter wedding.

Last but certainly not least is winter wedding fashion!  Winter weddings give brides an opportunity to use fun accessories like scarves, cardigans, boots and faux fur boleros.  Put a wintery twist on a classic bridal look!

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