Bridal Blog

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…

The Big Screen Bride

In honor of the upcoming release of The Five-Year Engagement, we wanted to pay tribute to our favorite wedding related movies. It seems over the years, that the bride has graced the big screen in all sorts of movies—the wacky, the happy, the vial. I’m not even gonna pretend that I like all bridal movies (Bride Wars made me cringe), but there is…

A Guide to Online Wedding Goodness

While you’ve likely been planning your wedding for years, the Internet offers a seemingly bottomless database of online resources for your big day. Here are 13 must-see wedding websites to help in your planning, inspiration and execution of the ultimate celebration of love. 1. 100layercake.com This beautiful site features a blog, marketplace and…

Tips and Tricks for a Smooth Sailing Wedding Rehearsal

One thing that every wedding should have in common, whether you like it or not, is a rehearsal. It is the perfect opportunity for everyone involved to get their spots mapped out and get rid of pre wedding jitters over public speaking or being the center of attention. If you have a planner, you don’t have to worry about any of this info, as…

Yves Saint Laurent's not-so traditional bridal gown in Denver

Could you rock a dark wedding dress? It’s not for the faint of heart or the fashion-fearful. During today’s media preview for Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum, we got up close to this beautiful piece of haute couture. From 1981, the dress is eggplant faille with black silk tulle and a burgundy crown embroidered with…

Using Pinterest for Wedding Planning

There is a new era in social media, and it is Pinterest. People—notably, women—are flocking to this new breed of online information sharing, making life in the world wide web a lot more colorful. Known as an online pinboard, Pinterest serves as a fountain of ideas, inspiration and visual beauty for all sorts of things—pretty, pretty things…

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…

Wanted: Colorado Real Weddings, Trends, Tips and Bridal Inspiration

Colorado Brides is prepping for its second issue, and we need your help! Our editors want fodder for a feature titled Country Wedding/City Wedding, so we are putting out a call for submissions for photography from real Colorado weddings that are a little country or a little urban cool. Also, we’d love to know about wedding-related businesses…

The Bolder Life: Wedding Planning 101

If you are like my older sister, then you came away with more than a couple of gift certificates and a food coma from the holidays. You also came away with a fiancé and the opportunity to flood your social media feeds with pictures of the perfect ring and individual thank you responses to all of the well wishes pouring in. (Congrats again…

Love Grows Where My Invite Goes

One of our sales reps tossed a folder on my desk a couple weeks ago, and I didn’t peek inside…