Tag Archives: "Wedding"

The New Wedding

  My wedding was amaaaazing. Of course it was. Family, friends, some guy who’s the love of my life…

Confessions of a Seven-Time Bridesmaid

Far back in my closet, past the unflattering dresses purchased during my online shopping phase and behind the jeans I wore three sizes ago, there is a wasteland of taffeta and chiffon. There, in the very back corner, layer upon layer of fabric—mint, midnight blue, cranberry, purple, slate gray—meld into one swollen lump of bridesmaid regalia…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ideas for Boomer Brides

Can you still call a bachelorette party a special gals night out when the “gals” are of Baby Boomer age? You bet you can! Whether this is your first, third or sixth wedding (no judgement), there’s no reason to forgo a fun time with your friends. What does change with time is the desire to wear a tiara with veil and get blasted to the max (see…

Green Wedding: Green is the new white, even when it comes to weddings

The first thought in a Colorado bride-to-be’s mind is most likely not her wedding’s carbon footprint. …

Six Questions with Colorado Gown Designer Alisa Benay

Alisa Benay believes in the timelessness of a wedding gown. Lots of lace. Traditional silhouettes. Touches of vintage. …

Engaged: Trends and trimmings for the Colorado bride

Against the Grain: Farm Weddings Frankly, farm weddings are not for every bride and groom. …