Posts Tagged ‘bright’

A Haunted Hotel Real Wedding by Taylor Lord Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

I must say that I’m so excited to share a haunted hotel real wedding this week… and I’m especially excited because Katelyn and Brad couldn’t have hosted a more gorgeous event that was so perfectly them.  They married in true Colorado fashion: mountainside on a hauntingly beautiful, bright fall day.  Brad grew up in Denver and Katelyn’s family spent summer vacations in Estes Park, so the sunny mountain town was a natural choice for their wedding. They booked the picturesque Stanley Hotel, infamous for inspiring Stephen King’s The Shining. (Eek- gives me chills)!  With the Front Range as their backdrop, they celebrated with a dashing color palette, lots of sweet family time, and tons of dancing.  Enjoy these photos by the extraordinary and very talented Taylor Lord Photography.

Katelyn’s bridesmaids were decked out in very-rewearable frocks from BHLDN and bold seasonal bouquets by Floral Design of Europe.  The bride, who happily admits that she is obsessed with her dress, wore a lace, sweetheart neckline gown by Wtoo.  Ok- confession time- I have a bigtime crush on this bridal party!

Katelyn and Brad both attended Baylor University, but it wasn’t until a mutual friend introduced them in Austin, post-college, that they met.  Looking back, they realized that they attended a lot of the same parties and had some mutual friends, but their paths never crossed.  They were friends for about a year and a half,  meeting up for casual lunches every now and again, before finally getting together.

Katelyn has loved fire trucks ever since she was little and it just so happened that the Stanley Hotel has a collection of antiques. Knowing this, Brad pulled a few strings and surprised her by secretly arranging their getaway in a big, gorgeous antique truck!

Be sure to see the rest of this haunted hotel wedding right over here

Photos by Taylor Lord Photography

Wedding Coordination by JA Special Events

Venue: The Stanley Hotel

Bridal Gown by Wtoo; Bridal Shoes by Elie Tahari

Bridesmaid Dresses by BHLDN

Florals by Floral Design of Europe

Hair and Make Up by Jeanice of Patti’s Hair Care

Cake by Colorado Rose Cake Company

DJ by Jaytee Productions



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DIY Wednesday: A Cutting Garden Bouquet
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Flowers

By: Chelsea Fuss

Did you know that there are ‘cutting’ gardens and flower farms across the U.S. that allow you to come and cut your own flowers for a small fee?  If you’re hoping to save some money, go local, and you’re not set on a fixed palette, it’s a fun activity to do with your bridesmaids the day before the wedding! Below is a bouquet recipe that uses flowers commonly grown in cutting gardens. Catch more tips on taking this route over here.

Flower recipe:

1 large multi petaled aster, 5 small zinnias, 4 stems of mini marigolds “orange jem”, 3 stems of coreopsis, 2 stems of rudebeckia, 3 stems of dill, 2 stems of sweet pea, 3 stems of button asters, 2 stems of white cosmos

Step One: Remove leaves from the bottom half of the stems.

Step Two: Start with a few of the coreopsis stems and let their natural arch help create the shape of your bouquet. Keep the heavier flowers like the large aster, at the bottom of the bouquet. Turn the bouquet to the right each time you add a flower and keep the bouquet secure in one hand as you arrange it.

Step Three: Secure the bouquet with twine, check for anything you’d like to change or add, and then secure it again. Tie off with a bright ribbon!

So pretty, bright and simple!

Photos and Floral Styling by Chelsea Fuss


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Trendy Desert Wedding by Gideon Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Lacey and Easton are a hip and stylin’ pair and their spring wedding in St. George, Utah, was a total reflection of them.  The day was filled to the brim with vibrant color and modern details like succulents, custom typography, a personalized monogram, and more.  We couldn’t be more happy to share their fabulous, trendy album by Gideon Photography!We really can’t get over the brilliant florals by Bloomers.  They set the tone for a truly vibrant day in the desert.  The wedding party was dressed in soft neutrals, which complemented the wow floral palette, red earthen desert, and incredible blue sky. The amazing design work of Kortney Eggertz could be found throughout the day… in the signage, wedding programs, menus, place settings and favors!  All of the paper goods showcased the custom typography and monogram that she created especially for Lacey and Easton.   Meanwhile, Forevermore Events ensured that everything was in its perfect place and the day went off without a hitch. 

Perhaps one of our favorite parts of this modern wedding?  The cake- an amazing creation by Blanca’s Designer Cakes!  We’re in love with the gorgeous ripples on each tier and the ruffly sugar flower accent.

Don’t miss the rest of Lacey and Easton’s color-filled day in our real wedding gallery!

Photos by Gideon Photography

Event Design by Forevermore Events

Florals by Bloomers

Venue: The Entrada at Snow Canyon

Paper Goods by Kortney Eggertz

Cake by Blanca’s Designer Cakes

DJ: Festival Sounds

Video: Castlebridge Films

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DIY Wednesday: Stacked Honeycomb Centerpieces
Posted by Kate. Filed under DIY Wednesday, Do It Yourself

By: Victoria Hudgins

Stacked honeycombs will bring a burst of bright, festive energy to your wedding day. They are perfect for centering a table, hanging in bunches or just casually placing around the room. With a quick order of DIY honeycomb paper, it’ll be easy to personalize for your specific color and sizing needs.To design this stacked honeycomb centerpiece:

Step One. Purchase DIY honeycomb paper in your colors. Here is a good {source} for an assortment of the colored paper.

Step Two. Using a bowl or other circular object, cut out shapes. For the stacked centerpiece, use different sized circles and ovals.

Step Three. Use glue or double sided tape to secure the ends of the honeycomb paper together on each side.

Step Four. Begining on one side, fan out your honeycomb working with it to pull into shape.

Step Five. Stack the honeycombs on the center of a circular table for a bright centerpiece, hang from above (if your venue allows), or stack them around the room on shelves, tables and in windowsills for festive accent pieces.

Photos and Project Styling by Victoria Hudgins

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