Breckenridge Wedding Planner: Airelle and Kyle
Posted by johnna-patton on December 31st, 2015
Airelle and Kyle had their wedding ceremony at the Breckenridge Golf Course and their reception in a tent at Barney Ford Museum in downtown Breckenridge, Colorado. They wanted something relaxed and fun. As a Breckenridge Wedding Planner I love to plan summer weddings in tents. They’re so versatile! Woodshed Red (a band out of Colorado Springs) played an amazing show! They describe their sound as smooth with a bit of a twang. The dance floor was full all night! Thank you Trystan Photography for capturing the day.
“Thank you again for everything, our wedding was everything we could have hoped for and more. You did an amazing job!” Arielle Bayleat–Bride
Breckenridge Wedding Planner: Most Romantic Wedding Story Ever!
Posted by johnna-patton on November 24th, 2015
Headline reads: Toronto Couple Cancels Big Wedding to Help Sponsor Syrian Refugee Family Instead.
A Toronto couple recently canceled their big wedding to use the money instead to help sponsor a Syrian refugee family’s settlement into Canada.
Samantha Jackson and Farzin Yousefian had planned a traditional wedding for March — complete with a gorgeous venue, a caterer and other vendors – costing tens of thousands of dollars, Jackson told ABC News today.
But the two decided to toss their plans after realizing the money could be used for a cause close to their hearts and greater than themselves, said Jackson, a doctorate student studying public policy.
“We were in the midst of wedding planning in September when that devastating photo of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi found on a beach came out,” Jackson said. “Like so many other people, we became acutely aware of how bad the situation was getting and how important it was to act and do something positive, so we canceled the wedding and redirected the funds.”
Breckenridge Wedding Planner: Antoinette & Mike
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on November 2nd, 2015
St Mary’s Catholic Church in Breckenridge, Colorado provided the perfect setting for Mike and Antionette’s wedding this summer. This church is one of my faves because of the beautiful stained glass. After the ceremony the couple and guests headed to Ten Mile Station for the wedding reception. Cocktail hour was on the patio and included some fun lawn games. While everyone was eating, drinking and playing games, Meadow Mountain Music played awesome bluegrass style music. The reception was next and Cori Cook and her team really incorporated those golds, blues and deep pinks that were seen throughout. Gorgeous! Speaking of gold, check out that cake. Katy at Sugar Breck really used gold in a fun, flirty way. After dinner guests moved to the dance floor to dance the night away to the Raising Cain Band. The day and night really could not have gone better and I think those smiling faces show that. A huge thank you to Mark and Michele at IN Photography for capturing their day and sharing these amazing photos!
Breckenridge Wedding Planner: Logan and Matt
Posted by johnna-patton on October 13th, 2015
Logan and Matt truly are the cool, laid back, Colorado couple. They got married at Timber Ridge on top of North Peak in Keystone, Colorado. Logan dressed up the Timber Ridge deck with a Chuppa from Enchante Celebrations and gorgeous florals from Fluer de Liz Weddings. The couple and their guests danced the night away to the outstanding live band The Fever. Thank you so much to Mark and Michelle of IN Photography for capturing this day!
Breckenridge Wedding Planner: Wedding Centerpiece Trends
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.