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The Edible Wedding Favor

Teeny Tiny Frames and monogrammed shot glasses are out. The new and improved wedding favor is a local, edible gift that your guests can thoroughly enjoy. Savory or sweet, check out some of our favorite ideas for the perfect edible favor for your event. 1. Spices: Concocting a delicious blend of spices that is unique to your wedding locale and…

Why You Shouldn’t Do Your Own Hair and Makeup

As a freelance hair stylist and makeup artist, I do what I do not only because I love it but because I see the value in it. On your wedding day, you’re running around like a mad woman. Are the flowers here? Is the cake on its way? Are the tables and chairs set up? Does everyone know what they’re supposed to do? Do all the bridesmaids dresses…

A Colorado Wedding: From bride and beau, eclectic elegance with DIY touches

When Caroline Padden (then Rydberg) began researching ideas for her fall wedding, …

Bride on a Budget

As businesses brace for the possibility of a double dip recession, brides and grooms should plan for the unexpected when planning their wedding day: job loss, vendors going out of business, rising prices and traveling limitations. While weddings still take place even in a down economy, brides and grooms are scaling back and trimming the excess…

Notes From a Spectator

Having spent most of my adult life as a professional musician, I’ve played more than my share of weddings. There’s a purity from the vantage point of the stage—the guests at a wedding might be watching us, but we’re really watching them. Sure, we’re “artists,” but we’re also the hired help, the only difference between us and the…

Top Trends for Colorado Weddings

Wedding season is on its way: The venues have been chosen, the dresses altered and the bouquets—almost—assembled. Every Colorado bride (and groom) is anxiously awaiting their oh so special day, and so are we. But what will they be wearing? What colors will they be digging? What trends are trending? We wanted to know, so this reporter set off…

Wed Green Without the Sacrifices

A Colorado bride’s first thought will not likely be her wedding’s carbon footprint. With that said, Colorado residents are increasingly eco-conscious. So, the modern bride- and groom-to-be will probably consider the negative impact their ceremony could have on the environment. Although going green can mean spending more green, some options can…

Battling Bridezilla: An Essay

There is a beast that haunts modern folklore with a rigid rule. She is the Medusa of romantic comedies. She is the Cruella De Vil of reality TV—rivaling the nastiness of toddler beauty queens and real housewives.…

Keep the Zilla Out of the Bride

1. A couple of DIY projects are good. Doing the flowers yourself is a big no. Let’s break down the wedding to things you absolutely have to pay for: the officiant, the marriage license, the ceremony venue, the reception venue, the rings, the dress, the floral arrangements, the photographer, the DJ, stationery (the save-the-dates, invitations…