Colorado Wedding Planner: Julie & Sam
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on May 25th, 2017
From the beginning that I started working with Julie and Sam for their Timber Ridge wedding, Lexi Waffles was taken into consideration. What Kind of flowers she would have in her hair. Where her place would be in the processional. How she would get dinner. Who is Lexi Waffles? Well that’s their puppy of course! I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Lexi Waffles until the rehearsal. Let me tell you, she lived up to the hype 🙂 She’s so sweet! And how cute is that name?! It actually inspired Johnna to name her puppy Deacon Biscuits. Ha! On to the details!
I’m not too keen when it comes to surprises for the bride or groom. It seems that everyone likes to do this but I’m always hesitant. So when Sam’s mother asked me to help with a choreographed dance they had planned to perform after dinner, I was a little nervous. After we talked more, it made so much sense and I couldn’t wait for the day for it to happen and I could see all this hard work (and sneakiness) come together. One family is from New York and the other is from Boston. So they had a dueling dance. It was amazing and Julie and Sam loved it. Phew 🙂 A Great Time DJ did a great job with keeping this a secret and making sure everything went off without a hitch.
Ladybird Poppy Floral Design provided the amazing flowers. (Including a leash floral arrangement for Lexi Waffles, of course). A huge thank you to Matthew Speck Photography for sharing these amazing photos! Thank you Sam and Julie for asking me to be your wedding planner!
Keystone Wedding Planner: Ali & Rob
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on May 18th, 2017
Ali and Rob. It was such a pleasure not only working with these two but also their incredible families. This is exactly how it should be when two families come together. All of the planning meetings and tastings were done with six people. Ali, Rob and both sets of parents. There was always so much joy and laughter. It was so fun to work with them. Rob’s father was actually given the honor of performing Ali and Rob’s ceremony. You don’t get much more family than that. On to the details! About an hour before ceremony time at the Keystone Ranch, the clouds rolled in, the wind picked up and it started raining. Everyone remained relatively calm. The wind was really howling and at one point it was raining sideways so I was really proud of them. I love couples like Ali and Rob because they took it in stride and were ready for anything. In true Colorado fashion the weather passed and we started the ceremony right on time. After that slight hiccup, everything went great. Ladybird Poppy‘s floral arrangement added just the right amount of green to the Keystone Ranch’s eclectic wedding tables. Everything was gorgeous! After dinner, guests were moved into the tent where Mannequin The Band absolutely rocked it. If it wasn’t for Caroline Colvin Photography I wouldn’t be able to share these amazing memories! Thank you Ali and Rob for allowing me to be a part of your amazing day and help you plan your wedding!
Keystone Wedding Planner: Jamie & Andy
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on August 15th, 2016
How beautiful is this couple and this wedding!?!! Our busy summer wedding season is from June until September. We are lucky enough to plan a handful of winter weddings every year. These weddings tend to be smaller occasions ranging anywhere from just the couple to about 20 people. Jamie and Andy pulled out all the stops when planning their Keystone winter wedding. Six piece band…check! Beautiful (and delicate) floral arrangements…check! Over 100 guests…check! Oh, and did I mention everyone needed to take two gondolas to get there? Gondolas are not just for skiing anymore 🙂 Jamie and Andy were married at Our Lady of Peace in Silverthorne, Colorado. After the I do’s the couple and guests made their way to River Run in Keystone to load the gondola and head to Timber Ridge. I don’t know how she did it but Sarah at Ladybird Poppy managed to get all of the breathtaking flowers up two gondolas without even a wilted petal. Incredible! The wedding party and guests partied all night long to the jams of Raising Cain Band. A huge thank you to Christin and River of Riv/Rose for capturing and sharing this day!
Thank you Jamie and Andy for choosing Distinctive Mountain Events to be your winter wedding planners for your big day! We had so much fun planning with you and wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Keystone Wedding Planner: Laura & Drew
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on June 18th, 2016
Last summer we were lucky to be Laura and Drew’s wedding planners for their wedding at the beautiful Keystone Ranch in Keystone, Colorado. You could not have ordered better weather! The photos by Sarah Roshan really speak for themselves and reflect just how much fun and love was in the air. Thank you Laura and Drew for including us on your very special day!
Colorado Wedding Planner: Dave & Jeremy
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on May 14th, 2016
Dave and Jeremy were married this last summer and we could not have been more excited to be a part of it. This was our first same sex wedding and we were just ecstatic when they chose us to be their wedding planners. They chose Timber Ridge in Keystone Colorado to have their wedding ceremony and reception. Guests witnessed these two get married on Anticipation Run, a ski run on top of Keystone mountain. After that, guests gathered inside for dinner and dancing. A Great Time DJ was there to keep the music and therefore the dancing going. 🙂 Bec’s Blossoms provided the table decor which was really up my alley. A lot of succulents and simple arrangements. The best part was guests were able to take them home at the end of the night so they doubled as wedding favors. A huge thank you to Brooke at Josie Pix for capturing and sharing these amazing wedding photos!