Posted by elizabeth waldmann on February 6th, 2014
Sasha and Adam’s wedding day landed on the first day of snow for Breckenridge. Of course it did. But the number one thing for the weekend was to get married and they didn’t even bat an eye, except maybe to each other. They had an intimate wedding at a beautiful residence in Breckenridge, Colorado. Thirty people, including Johnna and I, gathered in the living room of carefully arranged furniture to witness these two amazing people get married. They hand picked music and had a candle lighting ceremony. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. After the ceremony, they went to MiCasa for dinner and then came back to the house for dessert or ‘treats’. The highlight was the donut cake. I have never seen so many donuts in one place. The house smelled delicious! Everyone gathered in the living room and told a story about the couple. I felt so special to be a part of such a beautiful day. Thank you Jeremy Martinez for capturing it all on film so I could share their happy day!
“We just wanted to thank you both so much for everything. It was such a magical, perfect, beautiful, God blessed day. Seriously. Thank you. When we think back about that day we were not stressed one bit and that was because you guys are amazing!! Thank you for all the little things you did that we don’t even realize. Thank you for being so amazing I totally let go and had no worries that you would take care of everything. We truly appreciate it.” ~Sasha
Posted by elizabeth waldmann on December 5th, 2013
This is a look I love. When all the bridesmaids wear something different and when they come together, they all correspond with each other. It translates into something so beautiful. When considering what is disregarded after a wedding, one time use bridesmaid’s dresses came to mind. A bride will choose one dress that all of her bridesmaids will wear to look cohesive. Now there are other great ways to have your bridesmaid choose a dress to fit their personal style and still look cohesive. One way is to give a general color and have all of your ladies choose a dress in that color scheme. Give them all the same bouquet and have that tie the look together. Another way is to have all of your bridesmaids choose from a certain dress designer that has many different styles. Assign the color but they can pick what best fits their body. Thank you Rachael Grace Photography for these amazing photos!
Posted by johnna-patton on November 11th, 2013
Winter weddings are so special; they always feel incredibly intimate and magical. As a wedding planner from the Rocky Mountains, I have a few tips for all of you winter brides:
The most important thing to remember when planning a winter wedding is the weather! We all know that winter can turn harsh without much warning and if you’re not prepared it can spell disaster for your nuptials. When you begin planning, think of every possible scenario (snow, wind, transportation etc.) and think of a plan in case those elements come into play. If you’ve got a contingency plan in place you will not have to stress on your big day.
When it’s cold outside, especially if it’s snowing, guest comfort becomes a heightened concern. You want your venue to be warm and cozy, but not stuffy. Ventilation is key!
Another way to ensure your guests comfort in the winter months is by greeting them with a warm drink when they arrive, like hot chocolate or a warm spiced wine. Consider having pashminas (you can order them online for about $2.oo) in a basket or hanging on the backs of chairs for guests who catch a chill.
Go heavy on candlelight! The warm light candles provide is perfect for a winter wedding.
Last but certainly not least is winter wedding fashion! Winter weddings give brides an opportunity to use fun accessories like scarves, cardigans, boots and faux fur boleros. Put a wintery twist on a classic bridal look!