Posted by johnna-patton on January 31st, 2018
I’m not kidding when I say Ashley, Mike and Chunk. Chunk, I’m hoping you have guessed by now, is Ashley and Mike’s pupper, and he was a big part of their day. Planning with Ashley and Mike was one of the highlights of my summer! These two are so much fun! Being huge music fans they not only flew in DJ Dominic Wayne from Chicago but also had music lyrics on every table. As a Colorado wedding planner I have learned that weddings at the end of September can be eventful to say the least. Mike and Ashley had initially planned to have their ceremony on the deck of The Lodge at Breckenridge to treat their guests to the stunning views. The big day arrives and wow–snow! Undaunted, Mike and Ashley said their vows in the snow, making for fabulous photos captured perfectly by Lindsey Boluyt of Lindsey Boluyt Photography. The ceremony deck was a winter wonderland and thanks to Ashley’s vision, Ladybird Poppy and Elite Entertainment’s execution, the reception was a bohemian paradise. Thank you Ashley and Mike for being beautiful inside and out!
Posted by johnna-patton on January 3rd, 2018
Your wedding day, it’s one of the most special days of your life. Of course you want to be surrounded by ALL of your loved ones! As a wedding planner in the Colorado Rocky Mountains my favorite trend over the past few years is couples involving their four legged friends in their wedding. Including your furry friend in your big day will absolutely make the day more memorable, but it also requires some thought. Here are a few things to consider:
- Make sure that your venue allows dogs Some venues have strict no pets policies.
- Designate a dog handler for the day Assign one person to be responsible for your fur baby for the time he or she is at the wedding. This frees up the bride and groom and also lets Fido be included in the big day.
- Take a trip to the Groomers Make sure your dog looks and smells delicious for the wedding.
- Don’t forget the Photos Make sure you hire a dog friendly photographer and include your pup in your shot list.
- Practice, practice, practice Spend some time training your dog–whether it is walking down the aisle or wearing a bow tie.
- Have an exit plan If your dog can’t sit through the ceremony or things don’t go as expected.
Thank you Lindsey Boluyt for the fun photo!
Posted by johnna-patton on December 6th, 2017
As wedding planners in the Colorado Rocky Mountains we not only plan destination weddings but all of the events that go with them i.e. brunches, bridal lunches, rehearsal dinners and welcome parties. Planning this welcome party with mother of the groom Mary Gray was an absolute blast! Mary was fun, creative, and open to everything. Her vision was a laid back, casual party heavy on Colorado flavor. We brightened up the Carter Park Pavilion with yellow and white checked linens from Colorado Tents and Events and vibrant florals from Petal and Bean. The menu was BBQ from Moe’s Original Bar B Que and beer served out of the back of a vintage Ford Model T truck. So cute! Playing guitar and singing, Drew Reges kept the party lively as Timothy Faust of Timothy Faust Photography caught it all on film!
Posted by johnna-patton on November 21st, 2017
Rachael and Jay had a Rocky Mountain wedding at Timber Ridge on top of North Peak in Keystone, Colorado. As a Colorado wedding planner I work with many different personalities each wedding season. I have to say Rachael and Jay were pure joy! These two were crazy about each other and had such a great sense of humor I just have to share. I love it when a couple can inject humor into their wedding day. Exhibit A: See below for a photo of their wedding day favors. Exhibit B: Jay and Rachael’s family had a surprise video for Rachael. Apparently Rachel tried out for the dive team in high school and had a video of her not so stellar performance. Rachel’s sister not only showed the video at the wedding–Jay and Rachel’s entire family went to the same pool and shot a video of each of them mimicking her dive. It’s true! The whole room was in tears. A huge thank you to IN Phtotography for capturing all of the fun that day.
Posted by johnna-patton on November 7th, 2017
As a Breckenridge wedding planner I am often working with brides and grooms from other states. No complaints about that, but it’s always special to spend time planning with a local couple. Cue Ashley and Jonno. These two cuties met working together at ski school in Breckenridge, Colorado and wanted to have their fall wedding looking out at the mountains they love. Ashley kept the look classic yet rustic at The Lodge at Breckenridge with white florals and gold accents by Garden of Eden and an amazing chuppa from Tents and Events. Another local, DJ Clockwork was spinning the tunes and Drew Jensen of Drew Jensen Photography was there to capture it all. Mozal tov!