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Bridal Trends

Some may say love is in the air in 2015, but a lot of people are straying away from this awful clichés and coming up with something a bit more original. There’s a strong spirit of individuality that comes with the New Year as couples are fusing the traditional style with a personality all their own…

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…

Something Old

You’re newly engaged! Congratulations. Soon you’ll be donning the perfect dress, something old and something blue as you make your way down the aisle to say ‘I do’ to the person that you’ve chosen to love in sickness and health, for richer or for poorer. All that’s left to do is plan your dream wedding and you’ll be on your way to…

A Gypsy Wedding

Colorado photographer and wedding planner Laura Pearson of L Elizabeth Events loves to do things differently. And you can tell with this gypsy-inspired shoot she hosted this spring. While TLC’s My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding is all about giant pink gowns with tons of “bling,” Pearson and company create a more romantic, vintage style with rich…

Country Wedding/City Wedding

Colorado Brides set out to compile various weddings that reflect the two extremes of the Colorado wedding spectrum: the country wedding and the city wedding. We’ve found that the Colorado bride is a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll—but all elegance. And it reflects in the following real weddings, which capture the Rocky…

Colorado-izing Your Cake

                  We’ve been spotting a ton of Colorado-themed cakes these days. From faux bois to skier cake-toppers to cakes made to resemble actual bales of hay. But we love the cakes that have a not-so-obvious Colorado style. In that spirit, Colorado Brides Magazine and Intricate Icings of Erie…

Tying Someone Else’s Knot

                    The request took me by surprise—my friends Jason and Hallie, who were engaged to be married, asked if I would do the honors and officiate their wedding. It was a flattering offer, to be sure, but I was momentarily speechless. I’m not a priest, rabbi or minister of any sort…