Monthly Archives: July 2015
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on July 31st, 2015
These two. What can I say! What a fun, adventurous couple! First, they got married at the Keystone Ranch in Keystone, Colorado by the one and only Leon Littlebird. In front of the fireplace under an elk, perfection. Next they headed off on a dogsled ride. (Bride still wearing her dress, mind you) Then they went to an open area where they lit off colored smoke bombs. The reception was where they ended the night and transformed the Pioneer Club at Main Street Station into a beautiful winter wonderland. I’m not finished. They then went outside to have an amazing fog photoshoot. Finally to round out the day, they played an intense game of Mario Cart. Phew! Yes, all in one day. Katie Girtman from Studio Kiva some how kept up with these two to capture every moment of the day. Thank you Katie for the awesome photos!
Christina and Rob, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day. You two were such a pleasure to work with and I loved the adventure! 🙂
Posted by johnna-patton on July 29th, 2015
Distinctive Mountain Events has been featured in a new wedding blog published by Borrowed and Blue for Julia and Brandon’s Ten Mile Station Wedding! A huge thank you to Casey from Two One Photography who took spectacular photos and made this possible! Click here to see the whole feature http://www.borrowedandblue.com/vail/weddings/julia-brandon
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on July 18th, 2015
Need a reliable, trustworthy and experienced professional to watch your children during a wedding your attending in Colorado? Look no further.
Emily Callison is qualified, certified and comes with many amazing references. She’s been taking care of kids for over 17 years. Between nannying for families before, during and after her college days she’s got quite the resume! She’s traveled with families to vacation destinations, directed outdoor adventure camps for kids ranging in age from 11 to 18 years old and she’s even started her own child care business. She’s got a team of dedicated, fun and responsible gals who will take responsibility for your kids during weddings or any special occasions. Emily’s team is committed and you wont have a worry while your children are in her hands.
Whether you need someone to help with the kids the evening of the rehearsal dinner, the morning of the wedding, during the reception as an extra set of eyes and hands or even someone to ensure all is good on the home front with the kids while the late night after party is going on, she makes that happen. Each wedding is special and unique so to have someone who is so flexible and willing to make it the best experience possible for her clients is quite rare.
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Posted by johnna-patton on July 15th, 2015
Trend #1 The It Flower
The hottest wedding bloom right now? Anemones. These scentless flowers come in a wide range of jewel-toned colors. Though they’ve long been prized by brides for their bright petals, the most popular ones right now are those that are white with a black center. They give centerpieces an ultra-bridal look yet are very modern at the same time. If they’re out of season — or out of your budget — opt for cream-colored gerbera daisies with dark centers.
Trend #2 The Classic Twist
Instead of traditional red roses, unique variations on classic flowers are now popping up on reception tables. Though phalaenopsis orchids are always popular, Mokara orchids are now on the bridal radar. These orange and pink flowers are especially desirable because, unlike phalaenopsis orchids, which grow in a slender line along their stem, Mokaras grow in all different directions. This creates a fuller stalk of blooms, meaning you need fewer to fill out your centerpieces — saving money on your flower budget. Carnations are also making a comeback. New varieties in beiges and grays (one of the hottest wedding colors for 2009) are a far cry from the prom corsage-style blooms you might remember. As a filler flower, they’ll help make brighter-colored blooms stand out, or they can add texture to your tables as part of a grouping of small arrangements.
Trend #3 Bold Color
Brightly colored napkins and table linens are being used to play up even brighter floral arrangements. Though you might think that fuchsia flowers wouldn’t need any help at all standing out against a white tablecloth, this daring combination of bright-on-bright creates a stunning, eye-catching contrast. Hot jewel tones — think magenta, persimmon, peacock blue or royal purple — will give you a rich, luxurious look, especially when teamed with bold blooms like orange dahlias, yellow gerbera daisies and purple orchids.
Trend #4 In the Clear
A new element that many floral designers are excited to work with is Plexiglas and Lucite. Shelving or cubes made with these modern materials can be used to create levels within each centerpiece. Each level can be filled with a different material, like sea glass, river rocks and hydrangeas. This type of centerpiece is great for a wedding in a contemporary loft space or a modern art gallery. Or give guests something unexpected and draw their eyes upward. Suspend Plexiglas pieces from the ceiling for a dramatic display: You can hang clear, tray-like containers filled with flowers so it appears like they’re floating. Or hang glass chandelier-inspired shapes draped with strings of orchids (hello, wow factor!).
Trend #5 Saving a Tree
Tree-like topiaries and potted plants are popular because they give receptions a warm, garden-y feel and add height to the room. Baby spruce or tree-like topiaries can serve as centerpieces, while larger ones — birch trees or lemon trees are favorites — can decorate your entrance or the edges of the dance floor. This trend can be combined with flowers in lots of ways too. Ask your florist to scatter your favorite petals around the base of each plant or attach petals to the branches of taller trees.
Posted by johnna-patton on July 1st, 2015
June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a historic, sweeping ruling in favor of the freedom to marry in Obergefell v. Hodges. The unprecedented decision, decades in the making, will soon bring the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the country, ending marriage discrimination once and for all.
“Gay marriage is going to happen. It Must”