Colorado Springs Wedding | Winter Wedding

Hayley and Kyle were the cutest and married on a gorgeous day in January. Outdoor weddings in Colorado can always be unpredictable, but this day was beautiful!

Photography: Michele with one L

The wedding colors were blush, ivory, and burgundy with touches of deep blue. I love any opportunity to use privet berry when it’s in season! The bride’s bouquet included dahlias, peonies and roses mixed with privet berry and pinecones. The bridesmaid bouquets were hydrangea, privet berry, wax flower and eucalyptus.

The younger flower girls carried gold hoops with flowers and the older ones small posy bouquets. They were adorable. This couple and their bridal party were full of joy! What a wonderful day!

Piney River Ranch Wedding | Styled Shoot

Piney River Ranch Wedding

I have always seen the beautiful pictures of Piney River Ranch-the iconic green canoe with the amazing mountain backdrop, but I had never been there until this summer. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Definitely an adventure getting to it, but worth it!

I had the privilege of working with Sarah Viera Events and Ali & Garrett Photography to put together this styled shoot. I absolutely loved the color palette and who knew it would reflect 2019’s pantone color of the year. We are such trend setters!

The bridal bouquet was a dream to create. I used coral ranunculus, dahlias, kahala rose, yellow butterfly ranunculus, acacia foliage, wild blueberries and poppy pods.

I loved the place setting Sarah created. It was a cutting board with bleu cheese, pita crackers, local honey, and a spring of rosemary. The table scape design coordinated with the bridal bouquet, but I also used fresh elements of lemon slices, peaches, mint, and golden raspberries. The linens, chairs, and table settings were provided by Event Rents. They are always amazing to work with.

It was a wonderful day at Piney River Ranch. After a hard day’s work, we had the opportunity to take a Jeep excursion around the mountain. The scenery was breathtaking, we saw a baby moose and learned about the history of the land. Our driver was so knowledgeable. I highly recommend taking a ride with Timberline Tours!

Garden of the Gods Resort Wedding | Rocky Mountain Bride

Garden of the Gods Resort Wedding | Styled Shoot

It was such an honor to be a part of a styled shoot at The Garden of the Gods Resort that was featured in Rocky Mountain Bride’s Spring/Summer 2018 magazine.

I worked with some amazing vendors creating this beautiful day.



Amanda + Kevin | Garden of the Gods Park

Colorado Destination Wedding

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Amanda and Kevin were married in the Garden of Gods park on a beautiful October day with a few of their closest friends and family. It was such a joy to work with them to design their destination wedding.

Colorado Destination Wedding Florist

I was so excited when Amanda asked me to style her reception. She wanted a modern Southwest design, which I love because it’s full of rich colors and textures!

The table setting was made up of two-toned flatware-matted black and gold, classic ivory plates, a textured charcoal linen napkin, and a beautiful grey-blue goblet. I loved the contrast of black, natural wood, and golds. The flowers were a mix of roses, dahlias, sedum, montbresia, pee-gee hydrangea, eucalyptus, thistle, berries, succulents, pods, and other dried elements.

Photographer: Leah Naomi Photography

Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals

Laura + Brett | The Manor House

Laura and Brett were married on a gorgeous day in October at The Manor House. I was so worried about the weather because all week was freezing and Saturday afternoon was so suppose to be so windy and cold, but thankfully the morning was just perfect!

I loved creating this fall wedding with bronze, gold, and blush flowers and texture. I used roses, amaranthus, crocosmia pods, mums, dahlias, southern smilax, and mixed foliage.

Thank you to Villani Photos for the lovely pictures and capturing the day!

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The Fluff Bar did an amazing job with Laura’s hair and make up! She has the most beautiful red hair!

Such a beautiful morning for a fall wedding. There were 5 deer hanging out in the grass while I was installing the arch decor. The view of the city was absolutely breathtaking!

I love when special moments with moms are captured!

Laura and Brett’s ring bearer and flower girl were adorable fur babies!

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The tables had an eclectic mix of vases, flowers and candles. A fun anthropologie feel!

Styling Your Table for the Holidays | Part 2

Holiday Color Palettes

I love choosing the color scheme for holiday dinners! It’s a fun way to be creative and it sets the tone for the gathering. I tend to choose something more non-traditional with subtle nods to tradition, but always fun accents that give a more modern feel.

This table setting was for created for a Christmas dinner. Whites, greens and brass give a traditional feel, but adding the coral napkins with burgundy accents, gives more modern feel. I loved how they paired with the textured plates and wood tones of the table and chairs.

When choosing your color palette, it’s best to reference the color wheel to make sure your choices are harmonious. Here are a few ideas for the holidays!

Monochromatic

A color scheme derived from a single base hue and extended using its shades, tones and tints.

Peaceful Tones by Design Seeds

Analogous

Groups of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel, sharing a common color, with one being the dominant color.

Ornamental Hues by Design Seeds

Complementary

Complementary colors are any two colors which are directly opposite each other, such as red and green and red-purple and yellow-green. 

Contributors:

Photography: Katherine Ridgely Photography

Hair and Makeup: Brandi The Blush Dry Bar Salon

Breads and Wine: Stephanie The Triangle Plate and Proper Wines

Styling Your Table for the Holidays | Part 1

Coordinating Your Table Setting

When putting together your table setting, I suggest choosing plates and flatware that are classic and can coordinate with many color palettes. These are your staple pieces and you want them to be versatile. I’m a huge fan of eclectic design-things that coordinate, but don’t necessarily match.

These dinner plates from World Market are a classic ivory, and I paired them with an ivory salad plate that had 4 different designs of texture. Subtle patterns or texture can add interest without being overwhelming to the design of the table.

The silverware was from Target and had such a classic feel and mixed well with the brass name plates. Mixing metals with wood is a great way to add interest and warmth.

I chose simple wine glasses as well. These can be used with any table design.


Contributors:

Photography: Katherine Ridgely Photography

Hair and Makeup: Brandi The Blush Dry Bar Salon

Breads and Wine: Stephanie The Triangle Plate and Proper Wines

Anne + David | The Broadmoor Hotel

The Broadmoor Hotel | Destination Wedding

Anne and David had a gorgeous August destination wedding at The Broadmoor Hotel. Their ceremony was on the Lakeside Terrace that overlooks the Cheyenne Lake. It rained just a little bit before the ceremony began, which made the view even more gorgeous!

Anne’s color palette was so much fun and elegant. A monochromatic scheme in shades of pink. I loved how they all blended to create a lovely design.

I always love working with the talented Sarah Viera Events. She makes sure every detail is taken care of.

Tamara Gruner Photography is always a pleasure to work with and took some gorgeous pictures!