Our Monday Inspiration exudes passion. Red is the definitive color of love. It’s bold, it’s elegant and as showcased below, pairs well with gold, black and green.
Images from left to right 1. Kyla Jackson Photography 2. Kyla Jackson Photography 3. Alpine Wedding Photography 4. Kyla Jackson Photography 5. Matt Alberts Photography 6. Kyla Jackson Photography 7. Matt Alberts Photography 8. Matt Alberts Photography 9. Carol Cardwell Photoraphy
Photography by Paige Eden Photography
From the bride, Kate:
Our inspiration was to have a really great party where people could sit if they wanted to sit, mingle if they wanted to mingle, and eat as much or little as they wanted when they wanted. So, very laid back and FUN! I’m not one for the spotlight either, so we eliminated a number of the traditional things like the bouquet/garter toss, cake cutting, and lengthy speeches. The band was crucial and ours rocked.
The ceremony was held at Pauline Chapel in Colorado Springs. It’s a very small and intimate chapel with beautiful architecture. We had the perfect number of guests (135) to fill the chapel fully, so it really felt like everyone was right there with us and able to share in our special moment.I surprised Jim with antique skis as our guest book for people to sign (we are both big skiers).The highlight of the reception for us was the food! Everyone loved the ice bar of fresh oysters and shrimp that we had flown in – YUM!Jim and I danced the night away and had the best time ever!
Photographer: Paige Eden – THE BEST!!!!!!!
Wedding Gown: Nicole Miller from anna be – the best bridal boutique!
Musicians: Martini Shot. The band was amazing and the dance floor was packed all night.
Invitations: CJ Kard // Guest Lodging: The Broadmoor // Hair & Makeup: Veda Salon & Spa
Honeymoon Location: Secrets Maroma Beach – Riveria Maya, Mexico
If you love purple, you are going to love this color palette. Deep shades of violet lightly accented with white and peach combine to form a rich and vibrant color scheme. We are pretty sure guests walked into this ballroom and said, “wow“. View this entire wedding, Going to the Chapel, in the Preview issue, page16.
Images by Frances Photography
Photography by IN Photography
From the bride, Lauren:
We exchanged our own vows that we personally wrote in front of 125 of our friends and family with the most spectacular view as a backdrop. The weather was so incredible, you could see for miles…. it almost looked like a fake background. It couldn’t have been more perfect!
Our favors were Colorado blue spruce tree seedlings (the same tree seedling that we used to plant in our tree planting ceremony). We attached thank you notes with instructions to plant the tree and watch it grow, the same way our marriage will with time.Our favorite detail was having our dogs by our side. We couldn’t have a wedding ceremony without our two dogs (kids), Kona and Buddy.
-Having Dan’s sister marry us made it much more personal than hiring someone to get to know us to perform the biggest ceremony of our lives.
-We performed a “tree planting ceremony” symbolizing the roots we planted on our wedding day and the nurturing and growth we will contribute to our relationship as time passes.
-My mom lives in Hawaii so she arranged to have my favorite flower (Hawaiian orchids) shipped in for the wedding.
-The bridesmaids were allowed to choose their own dresses as long as it was a shade of green. They ended up working out perfectly!!!
-Instead of welcome bags, we made “Gondola Survival Kits” for the ride back down the gondola after the reception. They included little flashlights, personalized match books, chocolate covered coffee beans from a local candy shop, a bottle of water, mints and small shooters of Bailey’s Irish Cream.