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It's Bridal Season, and the Forecast Calls for Showers

Bridal showers have been the same for ages. A group of women, including the bride’s mom and great aunt, sit around playing silly games (wrap me in a toilet paper wedding dress, anyone?) and ooh and ahh as the bride opens what seems like an endless pile of gifts. We’ve all been there, and we’ve all sworn that we wouldn’t put our friends and family…

Show Time

It’s a bride’s dream come true: 100 wedding pros in one spot. The Rocky Mountain Bridal Show is set for Aug. 19, 11 am–4 pm, in the Colorado Convention Center’s Mile High Ballroom. While these sort of events can get overwhelming for the new bride, it’s also an ideal place to narrow down your list of potential vendors. Try some cake, meet the…

Bridal Fusion

Flipping through the glossy pages of a bridal magazine, a bride-to-be can’t help but earmark her favorite dresses, hairstyles, accessories, makeup ideas—so many that before she knows it, she’s picked 32 dresses, eight hairstyles and six shades of eye shadow. There are so many gorgeous looks to sort through and choosing the perfect pieces for…

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…

Rustic Romance

Whether you are planning an elegant, formal wedding, or a down home, backyard BBQ, the wild and wonderful Colorado landscape is an immeasurably beautiful setting in which to host your nuptials. With venues ranging from rustic, mountain lodges to chic, downtown hotels, read our top reasons that you should invite your friends and family to the great…

Tips for an Outdoor Wedding in Colorado

Colorado is looking mighty beautiful these days—all springy, green and lovely. May in the Centennial State just makes you want to go outside and roll around in fresh-cut grass (or is that just me?). May is also the official beginning of wedding season (woot!). Thousands of brides will soon say “I do” in fields of golden wheat, on glorious…

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…