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

 

 

What does a Day of Coordinator do and why do you need one?

The job of a day of coordinator starts months before the big day. Your coordinator will meet with you to go over your goals and vision of the perfect wedding. You will work together creating a timeline for the day, adding in the details that are important to you, sometimes leaving out traditions that don’t fit you as a couple. They will gather a list of vendors and set up a relationship with them, coordinating drop off and set up times. Your coordinator will work with your officiant, Dj and photographer to set the timeline of the ceremony and reception. Sometimes working out a list of songs and must have photo op’s.

The big day
Your coordinator will oversee set up of decor and vendors, things like catering, cake, flowers, DJ or band, rentals and any specialty vendors. Some coordinators will be with the bride or groom while they get ready, others will focus on preparing the ceremony and reception details.

You need a coordinator if…
You would like to enjoy your big day while someone else handles the details, if you want your family and friends to enjoy the day and not feel like they have been invited to work for you. Sometimes couples will want their families to feel involved but not want to have to manage them, a coordinator can include your family and friends in the work and the couple can sit back and relax knowing that their Day of Coordinator can handle whatever comes up.

Contingency queen
There will inevitably be something that does not go as planned, your coordinator will handle these things for you. What happens when a groomsman loses his pants somewhere between home and the venue. What happens when someone takes a swipe of frosting off of your perfectly decorated cake? Or when the makeup artist doesn’t show up, the brides hair looks like 1985 and the groom forgets his toiletry kit. Your coordinator will come with an emergency kit and nine times out of ten they will use it and call back up if necessary.

Colorado brides and grooms look no further than Sugar Willow Events, we work all over the state and are here to make your wedding dreams a reality.

 

Why is picture day the worst day of the year?

Few things bring as much joy as pictures that capture the personalities of your family at this season of life, but getting that moment is one of the most stressful events of the year or decade depending on how brave you are.

So many factors to consider when coordinating outfits, you want to match without matching, choosing colors that work together, maybe repeating the color twice but never using the same shade on everyone, and throw in a print or two but nothing over powering.

For this shoot we went with a mix of earthy fall tones, the youngest worked as the ringer for this color pallet. This Matilda Jane orange dress with green, blue and maroon details pulled the plan together. A couple solid maroon pieces, the green romper added a slight pattern and played with a couple shades of green from the Matilda Jane dress and simple check pattern from dads button-up helped add dimension for the couple shots since mom is in a solid dress. One of the most important things to keep in mind is comfort and style, don’t dress yourself or family in something you/they hate and then expect to look comfortable and expressive in photos.

Props are always fun but not always necessary, we brought along a few blankets and props with us but this backdrop was so glorious there was no need to add anything to the shoot. We did use this great blanket mostly for sentimental reasons, this blanket came from a wedding earlier this year and it just felt right to include it.

None of this matters if you don’t hire the right photographer. Always look at their previous work, does their style match up with yours? How do they pose their subjects? Do you like a posed look or a more casual laid back style, do you want the photos to look crisp or a little tinted and earthy? Keep in mind the number of people, a large family should look for photographers that are experienced with big groups.

More from this shoot at https://www.abbeygphoto.com/single-post/2017/11/13/The-Tuccitto-Family