Destination Wedding Planner: 5 Cool Groomsmen Gifts They Will Actually Use
Posted by johnna-patton on March 20th, 2017
If you’re reading this, then you’re probably having a hard time looking for the perfect groomsmen gifts. To help you out, here are some practical yet personalized groomsmen gifts your friends will love:
Personalized mugs with caricature
Add a splash of fun to the usual gift mug by having your groomsmen’s faces hand painted on it. These mugs are perfect for toasting during the rehearsal dinner or for holding alcohol on your stag party. You can easily find online sites that sell personalized mugs. Have them add your groomsmen’s name below the caricature or print your wedding date underneath.
Travel bags for the adventurous pal
If you’re having a destination wedding, why not give your guys a travel bag to mark the day? You can choose from a variety of sizes depending on the length of your event. You can find bags small enough for a weekend getaway or big enough for a week-long stay at the beach. Stylish travel bags are always welcome gifts for friends who are frequent travelers. They can also be versatile and be used for work or the gym
An organizer for the messy fellow
We all have that buddy who constantly loses their keys, pens, or watches. For your guy friend, this Dock ‘n Roll will help him organize his keys or phone so he’ll never have to fumble around looking for them. It also has multi-functional features with slots for his phone, key chain, and watches or bracelets. You can also give a tie organizer, for friends who have an abundance of ties. Now he can keep his room clean and keep his ties off the floor.
A pair of socks with fun and colorful designs will definitely add some pop to your groomsmen’s attire. They’re fun to wear and can be worn wherever he likes – be it at work, the gym, or even on your wedding day. Level up their style by giving them a funky pair of bifocal glasses. These funky accessories are the perfect mix of practicality and style.
Any well-groomed guy knows that keeping your beard trimmed or your face fuzz-free is a full-time job. This Barber in a Box set comes with a well-designed razor, sharpening stone, pair of scissors, and comb that are ready to use and easy to carry around. With this kit, friends can keep their beard, stubble, goatee, Vandyke or muttonchops always on point.
Giving your guy friends something practical doesn’t have to be boring. With these cool groomsmen gift ideas, your friends will be thanking YOU or wishing for another go at helping you walk down the aisle.
Colorado Wedding Planner: Candice and Marshall
Posted by johnna-patton on February 21st, 2017
Candice and Marshall’s wedding was a family affair! Marshall’s daughter Presley was included in every part of the day–from the sand ceremony to the first dance. Candice and Marshall rented the River Tree Lodge and got married on the shore of the Blue River. Spectacular! They enjoyed dinner and dancing in a gorgeous tent right on the property. As a Colorado wedding planner I am always thrilled to be part of a tent wedding–they are so creative! Salt Creek Steakhouse provided an amazing meal as DJ Spud of Elite Entertainment got the party going. Candice and her father put in hours of practice on their first dance and it was a hit! If that isn’t enough fun, the guests could head over to the Photo Booth and get some great snaps! A huge thank you to Melissa of Plum Pretty Photography for these amazing photos!
Breckenridge Wedding Planner: Carolyn & Abel
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on January 27th, 2017
This wedding was the definition of an elopement. Just the couple, the officiant and a photographer. Carolyn and Abel are from Chicago, IL and wanted their Colorado wedding to be just the two of them. Sapphire Point was such a perfect venue for the two of them to say their ‘I do’s’. After their gorgeous sunny ceremony, they headed to Keystone for a quick photo shoot then off to dinner at the Alpenglow Stube. I love how the weather was perfectly sunny for their ceremony at Sapphire Point and then cloudy and a little snowy for their photo shoot in Keystone. Congratulations Carolyn and Abel it was such a pleasure being your wedding planners! Thank you to Jamie Fischer Photography for capturing their day and sharing these amazing photos!
Breckenridge Wedding Planner: Chat with a couple Wedding Photographers :)
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on January 20th, 2017
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with a couple of my new favorite photographers, Joe and Fred of VN Images. They are amazing guys and their photos aren’t bad either 🙂 See below for the amazing wedding they did at Cheesman Park. Food trucks were onsite and the reception was held at Jazz at Jacks.
To book, check out their website vn-images.com or call 970.485.4562.
What got you into wedding photography? Joe: I love taking photos of people. It’s always something new and different. It’s also very fast paced which keeps my attention.
Fred: For me it seemed like a natural progression. I started off shooting anything I could, which led to a few portrait sessions for friends. One of those sessions led to our first wedding. Taking photos of humans on their wedding day is crazy fast and fun.
What style(s) do you specialize in? Joe: I would say street photography. I have a great passion in traveling; one of my favorite things to do while traveling is taking my camera out on the street and capturing images that tell a story. I like having a unique style. I think that’s pretty important in choosing a wedding photographer.
Fred: If I had to choose, it would be wildlife and portraits. I love being outdoors. I grew up hunting. I’ve traded in the bows and guns for a camera. Wildlife photography demands all of the patience and skills of hunting, without the mess. I also really enjoy portraits. So far my portrait shoots have been in great locations and the clients have a lot of fun with it.
What is your favorite Summit County venue? Joe: I haven’t shot a wedding in Summit County. But being a person that likes to be outside I would have to say in the mountains, being in a large Aspen grove or one of my favorite mountain lakes.
Fred: I’m with Joe on this one. I haven’t shot a wedding here yet. But this is my home and there are thousands of locations up here. It would be almost impossible to pick a bad spot.
What’s your favorite part of a wedding day? Joe: I would have to say before the wedding when the bride and groom are hanging out with their friends and loved ones. Everyone is a little more relaxed and comfortable.
Fred: I like reception and the party. It’s fun to watch everyone start to let go and get a bit loose. It leads to some of the best candid shots a photographer could ask for.
What is your favorite time of year to shoot? Joe: Fall. The colors are always spectacular up here in Summit County, from the trees to the brush to the perfect crisp blue sky!
Fred: Every season has something spectacular about, but to sound like a broken record, I agree with Joe. The fall is my favorite season and no matter where you are, the colors are guaranteed to be perfect.
Do you follow a shot list? Or do you prefer to have free reign to capture the festivities how you see fit? Joe: I try to keep a small shot list. I mean, you have to get the kiss! But I also enjoy roaming around and freelancing.
Fred: There is always a shot list. And the clients will have one too. We like to keep the process of how we get those shots very free and open.
What kind of equipment do you use? Joe: Iphone…j/k. I’m shooting with a Canon 6d and my lens of choice would be my nifty 50
Fred: Canon 6D with a quiver of lenses.
Do you always have a second shooter? Yes. That is the beauty of going in on a partnership with Fred. We can literally be in two places at once. We both have different eyes as well.
Fred: What he said.
Breckenridge Wedding Planner: Mary & Steve
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on January 10th, 2017
Mary and Steve chose The Lodge at Breckenridge for their summer wedding. The day could not have been more perfect. As you can see from the photos the sky was blue and only a few clouds in the sky. We had the rehearsal the day before and it was so incredibly windy. So much so that I was getting a little nervous that it would continue on the day of their wedding. As luck would have it the only damage the wind caused on the day of was to take the veil right out of Mary’s hair. It sounds dramatic but it was before she walked down the aisle and nearly no one witnessed it. Phew! Mary’s aunt performed the ceremony for Mary and Steve and it was so heartwarming. Dave at Beggar’s Tunes kept the guests entertained with music, all night long. Bloom provided the gorgeous centerpieces. A big shout out to Corrie at Corrie Kraft Photography for these flawless photos! Enjoy!