Destination Wedding Planner: Tips for including your dog in your big day
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!
Colorado Wedding Planner: Natalie & Phoniex
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on December 12th, 2017
Natalie and Phoniex. For this blog post I will need to let the photos below speak for themselves. The reason, our fabulous, talented Day of Planner Emily, coordinated this wedding. What I can tell you is that Natalie and Phoniex were married on Anticipation Run in Keystone, Colorado and had their reception at Timber Ridge. Fleur de Liz provided the simple yet amazing centerpieces. I love how wild they were and the flower that looks a lot like cabbage! A huge thank you to Marianne Brown Photography for sharing this photos! Enjoy!
Colorado Wedding Planner: Stephanie & Kiel
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on July 26th, 2017
Stephanie and Kiel. They were one of the most down to earth couples that I have had the pleasure of working with. Wedding planning can be pretty consuming. Two families coming together, so many emotions, not to mention the amount of money that goes into the weekend. Stephanie and Kiel hired every one of their vendors about 2 years out. They wanted to get everything done and have a plan in place so they could enjoy being engaged. SO cute! When the day (finally 😉 came around they were just so in love and ready to party! Leon Joseph Littlebird was their officiant and performed an unforgettable ceremony. With sage burning and everything! As you can see from the last photos below, Jay at Standing Room Only had everyone dancing the night away. A huge thank you to Katie Green of Katie Corinne Photography for the wedding photos! Thank you Stephanie and Kiel for entrusting us to help on your wedding day! We wish you the best!
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!
Colorado Wedding Planner: My Favorite Moments of 2016
Posted by johnna-patton on December 30th, 2016
With less than two days until 2017 I find myself both thinking ahead and looking back. Every year at this time I dig through all of my photos from the previous year’s weddings and put together a group of my favorite shots. Writing this post reminds me of all those special moments that, as a wedding planner I was privileged to be a part of. Thank you!