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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…

12 Wedding Trends for 2012

Economic woes continue to play a part in today’s weddings. Couples are opting for smaller weddings and choosing to spend their money more wisely. According to a recent study from TheWeddingReport.com, brides and grooms are paying for more of the wedding bill themselves (to the tune of $10,000–$20,000), and they’re having more fun with it. “We…

Spooky Cakes

Just down the street from the Colorado Babies world headquarters, Intricate Icings is baking up a storm. And it’s not just lovely wedding cakes. The ladies of this cake shop recently WON the Food Network Challenge: Halloween Ghost Story Cakes! They took home $10,000 with their “Dreaded Dreams Come True” showpiece: a frightened little girl and…

Permission Granted

Western culture has seen a decline in the formal tradition of a man asking his girlfriend’s father for his permission to marry. Many women argue this tradition stinks of sexism and male dominance. While other women find this to be charming and thoughtful. When my boyfriend (now fiancé) and I were talking about getting married, this topic…

The Sister Situation

I must confess: I am not a sister of a sister. But I do understand the dynamics that can come from sister-on-sister conflict, especially when one is getting married. These special relationships often involve issues of jealousy and revenge, the need for approval and the need for attention. It’s emotional residue of teenage torturing—the time…