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…

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…

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…

Six questions with Philanthropic Photographer Cheryl Ungar

Having a dream wedding is certainly a cliché. But it doesn’t mean that’s it’s impossible. Dreams can come true. Cheryl Ungar is there to ensure it. Ungar is a Colorado wedding photographer and a 21-year survivor of breast cancer. In 2010, she officially launched The Wedding Pink, an annual wedding giveaway for a couple impacted by breast…