Bridal Blog

Partner and Place

No matter your ethnicity, nationality or religion, there is one thing everyone says about love: When you find it, you know. I’ve never been married. I’ve never been engaged. The furthest I got in a wedding was at age 12 when I fumbled down the aisle in a dress that fit me like a burlap sack. The hope of ever being a bridesmaid again ended last…

Venue Spotlight: Studio Loft

Last week, I wrote about loft-like wedding venues on the Front Range of Colorado. I’m absolutely in love with this style of space for a Colorado wedding. That’s because I don’t like to do what’s expected. I’ve begun learning this about myself as I’ve started this crazy planning process. I have friends who just assume I want a mountain…

Brick and Mortar

Not so long ago, not so far away, weddings were a formal affair. Big church, big puffy sleeves, big cake and lots of punch! Crowds of friends and family—with their shoulder pads and feathered bangs—would settle into a traditional, formal room. Think: hotel ballroom, church basement, country club. Someone would surely do the cabbage patch…

Battling the Guest List

From the moment you get engaged, you begin to hear constant wedding advice. Not marriage advice. No, that comes later I assume, when you’ve already walked down the aisle and eaten the cake. I was engaged on a Saturday evening, and by Sunday morning, I’d heard so much wedding planning advice that I could have written a book. Instead, here’s a blog…

Good Bye to the Mason Jar

OK, what I’m about to say may just break your heart. We have come to the end of the Mason Jar Era. I know, I know. You can’t believe it! You don’t believe it! You down right refuse to believe it! I’ve been working on our newest issue—out soon, I promise—and in speaking with several wedding industry pros, I’ve heard more than just a few…

Get "The Whole Shebang" at Al Lado

Al Lado Latin Wines & Tapas is a Denver neighborhood bar with stellar wine, a cozy vibe, and a distinctly Latin style—and they’re offering a great option for parties (like bachelorette shindigs or a really swank shower) called “The Whole Shebang.” Created by internationally-recognized Chef Richard Sandoval, the restaurant features a…

Say Yes to the Dress' Randy rescues Colorado brides

                      Find the one. Get engaged. Watch a million reruns of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, dreaming about your perfect gown. That’s usually how it goes, isn’t it? Choosing the perfect wedding dress is anything but easy, but Kleinfeld’s fashion director Randy Fenoli always…

Pretty in Pink

People Magazine offered a glimpse of its newest cover, which features the wedding of celebrity couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, who wore pink. The two were married on Oct. 19 in southern Italy surrounded by a star-studded audience of friends and family. Timberlake serenaded his stunning bride, and the two wrote their own vows. Biel, who…

Why Subtlety Matters

When all else fails, lower your expectations. Sure, that’s not what most brides want to hear. We want big, beautiful, deluxe and trendy. I dream of a Rolls Royce taking me to the chapel in my Vera Wang dress. Cascades of hydrangea, garden roses and dusty miller line the aisle. Blackbelly Catering serves up a feast along with paired wines. That’s…

Pull Up a Chair

Sometimes renting chairs for your wedding can be like picking the lesser of two evils. Do you want the ugly beige non-folding plastic chairs or the ugly black folding plastic chairs? It could all just make a bride lose her cool. But hope is not lost. Chairished Vintage Chair Rentals, nestled into the uber-chic Highlands of Denver, has a growing…