Vintage Glam Elopement

Back in September we were asked to join a team of completely amazing wedding vendors to create a gothic themed style shoot at the Highlands Ranch Mansion. Being a tad bit obsessed with the details we wanted to make sure that everything was perfect, Bri Bond, with Bri Bond Photography  had an incredible vision for this vintage style. Hand drawn calligraphy from Scrawled and Scripted on the invitations, place cards,  and completely enchanting potion labels.

Table top details, bejeweled skulls, potions, candles and vintage silver goblets were provided by the design team, while the live moss, greenery and florals were from the incredibly talented Marzeyeh from Arrangements with Marzeyeh.

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We had so much fun shopping for the table linens with Julie at our local Chair Covers and Linens showroom. The swirling black linen on our guest table helped to create so much dimension to the tablescape, while layering the marble and velvet linens on the cake table created a truly one of a kind look.  Event Rents, provided these incredible gold Helix chairs, glossy black plates, brushed gold utensils and satin burgundy napkins.

Bri Bond has a secret talent for creating cheeseboards, who knew? One thing we did know is how ridiculously talented Chelsea at Cakes Elevated is. Not only was this cake perfectly gothic, it was delicious!!!

Continuing with the theme of romantic goth Abby created a textured hair style complete with braids, crimping and curls. Talk about talent!!! gss1

Our Friends at LUV Bridal Denver supplied this Roza Dress from Madi Lane, not only did it fit our romantic goth vibe but it would be gorgeous with just about any theme. This shape was so flattering on our model with its classic shape and flowing train. 721958-34896-l-ArU2Agu

Last but not least we are completely grateful to our bride and groom for being so completely photogenic and of course good looking:)

Check out the full feature at Couture Colorado

Photography/Planning Bri Bond Photography/Planner Sugar Willow Events/Hair/Makeup Shear Abby/Florist Arrangements with Marzeyeh/Cake Cakes Elevated/Invitation Suite Scrawled and Scripted/Dress Luv Bridal/Rentals Event Rents/Table Linen Chair Covers and Linens

Jeribeth & Ian

Grey Skies Make For Beautiful Weddings

Jeri and Ian totally rocked their wedding, Ian in a classic grey suit and Jeri in this vintage Hollywood’esc satin dress, birdcage veil and soft updo.

 

 

 

For a couple that has travels the world, lived all over, including just blocks away from each other in Boston (without ever meeting), Dillon, Colorado holds a special place in their hearts. Before they said I do at the Lake Dillion Pavilion Jeri and Ian shared a connection to this beautiful location, this is the same spot that Ian proposed.

 

 

What better way that to start out your Colorado wedding than making your grand entrance from this awesome Coloradical van? Jeri walked down the aisle with her father to a smitten Ian, and best friend Natalia who served as officiant. Nathalia rocked her officiating duties and had the crowd eating out of her hand and laughing at all of her jokes. Have I mentioned how much I love Jeri’s dress? Sikorski-Rochstein-078

As a wedding planner I meet all sorts of awesome people, we consider ourselves so blessed to have met these two. Ian is a lawyer representing children of immigrants facing deportation and Jeri works as school teacher, serving in a community where her students are facing that same issue.

The mother of the bride is also a teacher and did all of the decor including these incredible woodsy centerpieces.

 

 

When you are surrounded by so much natural beauty you embrace it and that is exactly what they did and when your mother is in charge of decor you have to expect something personal, like a BRAT sign on your head table:)

 

 

Jeri and Ian are so adventurous and have traveled to and lived in some incredible places, that really came through in the guest list. These two are so incredible that their friends and family from all over the country and the world wouldn’t have missed the opportunity to share in their wedding joy. Friends from Ireland, South Africa, Dubai and even more exoic places like Oregon, were in attendance for their wedding weekend. That just shows how completely amazing these two are.

 

 

Jeribeth and Ian, thank you so much for letting us experience the incredible spirit of your relationship.

 

Vendors:

Photography- Heidi Haas Photography

Venue- Lake Dillon Pavilion

 

 

Nicole & Dustin

Beaver Creek Brunch Wedding

N & D decided right from the beginning they were going to do things their way. They met in non traditional way (they swiped right), so why conform to tradition for their wedding.

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Every piece of this wedding was special to them, their love and lifestyle.  The morning ceremony at Skiers bridge was beautiful and unique featuring guitar and vocals of Adele’s To make you Feel my love performed by a close friend. The ceremony was officiated over by the brides best friend and written by the bride, at one point she asked N & D to stop, look around and take in the moment.

Traditional unity ceremony? No way, these two opted for a chemical reaction of liquid Sodium Tripolyphosphate and Copper Sulfate which when added together create a solid. Pretty cool, right?

The reception continued to be unique to them, no bridal parties means no speeches. No band or Dj because these two wanted their brunch reception to be about hanging out, playing games and having fun.

Wedding cake? Nope, vibrant stacked macaroons that matched the colors and theme were perfect for these two. Their guests loved the break from tradition as well, especially the littles that patiently waited as the cookies were stacked.

No big send off just a promise to see everyone later for a park picnic where everyone could continue celebrating this awesome couple.

This wedding was full of love from the bride and groom and their friends and families, everyone expressed genuine love any happiness for this awesome couple.

Photography: J. La Plante, Venue:  Beaver Creek Lodge  , Reception:  Revolution, Portrait session:  Beaver Creek Mountain, Coordination:  Sugar Willow Events, Flowers:  Rose Petals
Dress:  Modcloth, Custom suit:  Joseph Abboud, Makeup:  Bride’s niece, Hair:  Carlee Spring, Voodoo Hair Lounge, Macaron tower:  Honeycombe

 

Do you know how loved you are?

Twinkle, twinkle little star, baby shower and gender reveal.

 

We were so honored to be involved in this spring shower! The hostess wanted some beautiful decor in her families fabulous backyard, Colorado weather gave us a run for our money but we made due with what mother nature gave us.IMG_0179

These adorably delicious cookies from A Crazy Cookie served as dessert and guest favors.

We just love adding elements that can be reused, like this card box that will double as baby storage when this sweet little one is born. IMG_0171

No gender reveal would be complete without a pink or blue cake, this one was no different this amazing ruffled yellow ombre dessert from Buttercream Bake Shop in Denver featured a deep BLUE delicious cake. IMG_0175

And a delightful drink station that is beautiful and easy for ladies and their littles alike.

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Wedding Budget Breakdown

 

The first step in creating your wedding budget is to determine what is the most important wedding aspects to you. For the foodies, it makes sense to add more to the catering budget and maybe cut transportation costs. If you are planning a simple mountain ceremony you may want to pad the photography budget then drop the desert table and stick with a simple cake. You want a jaw dropping venue? Try simplifying the bar menu to adjust the budget.

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These simple percentages will help guide you, but don’t feel confined by them. This is your big day you and your wedding planner can work together to make it the best day.

Venue, Catering, Cake, and Rentals: 43-50%

Venue

  • Room Rental Fee
  • Ceremony Fee (if ceremony is being held at reception venue)
  • Additional Rentals (such as tables, chairs, china, etc)
  • Dance Floor Rental (if not already installed/included)
  • Parking Fees
  • Liability Insurance
  • Tax and Service Fees

Catering

  • Tasting Appointment (if not complimentary with your catering package)
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Passed Hors D’oeuvres
  • Plated, Buffet, or Family-Style Meal
  • Food Stations
  • Service Staff
  • Catering Equipment (such as plates, silverware, glassware, serving platters, etc.)
  • Vendor Meals
  • Tax and Gratuity (sometimes called the “service charge”)
  • Setup and/or Cleanup Fees
  • Bar/Beverage Service

Bar

  • Cocktail Hour Drinks
  • Reception Drinks
  • Champagne Toast
  • Open Bar / Hosted Beer & Wine / Specialty Cocktails
  • Bartender Service

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  • Mixers
  • Coffee / Tea
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages
  • Glassware (if not included in your catering package)
  • Bar Signage
  • Corkage Fees (if you opt to BYO)
  • Liquor License (if not provided by venue or caterer)
  • Bartender Gratuity

Cake

  • Cake
  • Cake Topper
  • Cake Stand
  • Cake-Cutting Fee
  • Delivery Fee
  • Additional Desserts (if you’re doing a dessert table/station)
  • Preservation Kit for one-year anniversary

Photography and Videography: 10-12%

Photo

  • Engagement Session
  • Rehearsal Dinner Coverage
  • Wedding Day Coverage
  • Albums or Prints

Video

  • Raw Footage
  • Highlight Reel
  • Feature Film

Wedding Attire: 7%pexels-photo-193043.jpeg

  • Wedding Dress
  • Wedding Dress Alterations
  • Specialty Undergarments
  • Veil, Wedding Shoes, and Bridal Jewelry / Accessories
  • Groom’s Tux + Shoes

Hair, and Beauty: 2%

  • Tips (normally around 20% for any pre-wedding beauty treatments)
  • Spray Tan
  • Lash Extensions
  • Hair Trial Appointment
  • Day-of Wedding Hairstyle
  • Makeup Trial Appointment
  • Day-of Wedding Makeup

Flowers, Lighting, and Décor: 10%

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  • Bouquets (for bride and bridesmaids, and perhaps a toss bouquet)
  • Boutonnières (for groom, groomsmen, fathers and/or grandfathers)
  • Corsages for Mothers / Grandmothers
  • Flowers and Accessories for the Flower Girl / Ring Bearer
  • Ceremony Arch / Chuppah
  • Ceremony Arrangements
  • Reception Centerpieces (for guest tables, guest book table, food stations, etc.)
  • Wedding Cake Flowers (if additional cake décor is needed)
  • Wedding Chalkboards / Signage
  • Specialty Décor Rentals (e.g. tenting, lanterns, candelabras, etc.)
  • Delivery Fees

Music: 7%

  • Ceremony Musicians
  • Cocktail Hour Music
  • Reception DJ or Live Band
  • Microphone (for wedding ceremony and reception toasts)
  • Sound-system or extra speakers
  • Dance Floor Lighting

Wedding Planner: 5-10%

  • Day-Of/ Month-Of Coordination
  • Full Service Wedding Planning
  • Vendor Referrals
  • Budget Development
  • Timeline Creation
  • Rehearsal Coordination
  • Wedding Day Setup and Breakdown

Invitations and Stationery: 2%

  • Engagement Party Invitations
  • Save The Dates
  • Wedding Invitations (including inserts like RSVP cards or maps)
  • Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
  • Post Wedding Brunch Invitations

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  • Envelopes (note that specialty size envelopes will be more expensive to ship)
  • Postage (for invitations and RSVP envelopes, as well as thank you cards)
  • Return Address Labels
  • Wedding Ceremony Programs
  • Wedding Reception Paper Goods
  • Escort Cards
  • Place Cards
  • Menu Cards
  • Custom Napkins
  • Favor Labels
  • Thank You Cards

Ceremony: 2%

  • Ceremony Site (if separate from reception venue)
  • Church Donation
  • Officiant Fee
  • Marriage License
  • Ceremony Accessories (ring pillow, flower girl basket, unity candle, etc.)

Transportation: 1%

  • Bridal Party Transportation to the Ceremony Venue
  • Bridal Party Transportation to the Reception Venue (if different from Ceremony Site)
  • Gratuity for the Driver(s)
  • Shuttle Service to transport guests to/from their hotels
  • Valet Parking Service

Wedding Rings: 2%

    • Wedding Bands

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    • Wedding Band Resizing Fee
    • Wedding Ring Insurance
    • Any Customization / Engraving

Favors and Gifts: 2%

  • Wedding Favors
  • Wedding Party Gifts
  • Gifts for your Flower Girl(s) or Ring Bearer(s)
  • Spouse Gift
  • Parents Gifts
  • Welcome Baskets for out-of-town guests

For an adjustable budget tool try, https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding/UserMyBudget
For a printable list try this, https://www.botanicalpaperworks.com/blog/read,article/355/free-printables-wedding-budget-planner