Category Archives: "Brides"

A Simple Life: Getting Married the No-Frills Way

No matter where you go, you always hear about it – in all the books and romantic comedies, from all the female leads who are planning their big day and how they’ve pictured their wedding as a little girl…

Themed Weddings 2015

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…

Honeymoon Hot Spots

For a bride, nothing is more time-consuming than planning her wedding. After making the big announcement with a status update on Facebook or a picture of your ring on Instagram, all that is on your mind are bands, cakes, dresses and guests. But that doesn’t mean you should let that interfere with post-nuptial sexy time. To make your honeymoon…

Union Leader: Reverend Kristen Hepp

Angela Garza and Lauren Sandifer were both cops working in the same police station.  Angela calls it love at first sight. But for Lauren, the connection wasn’t so immediate. Then one day while on the job, Angela tackled a guy just as he was about to punch Lauren in the face. That’s when she knew it was love. “She was quite my knight in…

Adventurette Parties

Colorado gals crave adventure. We  relish a bike ride over Loveland Pass or a long trek through the Indian Peaks. We pitch tents, lead-climb up granite walls, and know that a cup of tea and child’s pose do wonders for the soul. This place instills us with a gutsy spirit and charm that runs far deeper than our wind-burnt cheeks. And it’s…

Wedding Trends

Empress’ New Clothes Three years later, Kate Middleton’s matrimonial style keeps influencing brides-to-be—especially the sleeved wedding dress. Middleton’s white lacey sleeves were necessary due to the traditional nature of the ceremony, but they have inspired a broader rebirth of vintage arm-coverings, proving that fashion is cyclical…

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…