• Estes Park Wedding

    Maddison + Nick

    Story by Maddison Hamilton | Photos by Thistle and Pine Photo Nick and I met on Bumble in 2017—a typical millennial way of meeting people, but neither of us imagined that it would amount to anything more… Boy, were we wrong! Fast forward three years, and in the midst of the pandemic, Nick proposed in our home with our two Australian cattle dogs by his side on June 3, 2020. It wasn’t his original plan, but with the world we were living in at the time, that plan was quickly dismissed. We both knew we wanted to get married in the fall, and when we had found The Landing at…

  • 10 Honeymoon Destinations for Couples Who Love the Outdoors

    1. Jamaica  River rafting, fishing in Montego Bay, Cliff jumping in Negril, snorkeling or scuba diving at Runaway Beach. If you’re really adventurous you could even do an underwater wedding! 2. Mexico  Go four-wheeling, surfing, zip lining, fishing, mountain climbing – there are many outdoor adventures to find here. Decide on your activities first, then choose the city in Mexico that offers those activities! 3. Dominican Republic  Go river rafting on the Yaque Del Norte River, repel down waterfalls, or try paragliding to get an aerial view of the island. 4. Costa Rica  Surfing, zip lining through the jungle, rafting, hiking. Basically all of your outdoorsy adventure dreams come true. Costa Rice is an…

  • Quianna Wilkins Photography

    A Stylish Colorado Springs Elopement

    This modern, unique take on a city elopement paired perfectly with a white bridal jumpsuit and classic suit. The vendor team used simple, elegant elements to spotlight the urban side of mountainous Colorado Springs, while capturing a romance and images that will stand the test of time. Credits Photography: Quianna Quinn Photography Models: Mason + Avery Venue: Kindle Photo StudioPlanning + Design: Leslie Carbajal Photography Flowers: Columbine Flower Creations Stationery: Petals + Ink Design Hair: Locks by V Makeup: Skin by Brea Avery’s Attire + Accessories: Lulu Weddings + Blais & Blossom

  • #HealthyRelationshipsFirst: Sex + Intimacy

    5 steps to create a playground for open expression, juicy sex, and greater intimacy By Mary Kubeck “Is that even possible?” my client asked with a look of skepticism. I had just told her that the goal in attaining a passionate sex life, was to create a place in her relationship to freely express herself with complete openness and vulnerability.  A simple “yes” to that question felt inaccurate. You see, although it is possible, it is a fluid process that changes daily. It requires continuous effort and commitment; however, the payoff is deeper intimacy and better sex. So, here is a suggestion on how to get started! First, pick a…

  • Colorado Wedding Planner

    Vendor Spotlight: Alegre Weddings and Events

    Story by Gina Smith | Photos by Tabor Aragon of With Love Photo Ltd. Weddings full of beauty and sentiment are what every couple hopes for. Alegre Weddings and Events exceeds expectations by delivering ceremonies styled to perfection and receptions full of high-vibe celebrations and entertainment.  Giving couples a stress-free wedding experience is just as important as the florals, decor and atmosphere for this Colorado wedding planner. The dreamy duo behind Alegre Weddings and Events is husband-and-wife team Amelia and Nick Moritz. Amelia, a Colorado native, has been planning and executing stunning weddings for well over a decade. With creative flair and a passion for weddings that reflect each couple’s…

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    Annie + Peter: A Sunrise Engagement Session

    Photos + Story by Emily Elizabeth Photography I’ve never been a big fan of a sunrise engagement session. By nature, I am the type of person who goes to bed at 2:00 or 3:00 a.m., not waking up then and leaving my house for a photo shoot. Annie and Peter wanted to do a sunrise session while out here in Colorado as a way to fulfill their sense of adventure. Coming all the way from California, these two just love to explore national parks and get lost in nature together. They brought along their two closest friends to help document this engagement adventure, just as Annie and Peter had done…

  • The Grand Scheme: An Arcade Reception

    Planning + Design by Alison Amy of A Bride’s Best Mate | Photos by Ashlee Crowden Photography Many guests head to video game arcades after receptions… but, why should the newlyweds miss out on all of the fun!? This vibrant shoot showcases an exciting and memorable after party alternative to the run-of-the-mill bar. Arcades are a fun way for people to bond and chat as much or as little as they like, with no pressure to drink or dance. However, if guests are into the latter, The Flipside in Loveland, Colorado offers craft cocktails, as well! TIP Cups of quarters could be provided for guests upon arrival to play games…

  • The Butterfly Pavilion

    Story + Photos by Rebecca Nolan of Underhill Imagery This amazing facility is no secret to the nature-loving community, and we’ve all heard of Rosie the Tarantula at some point in our lives. Many Coloradoans already know Butterfly Pavilion hosts a wide array of community events, such as the Beekeeping Bootcamp, where attendees learn from beekeeping experts the skills required to start and maintain healthy beehives, and Rainforest yoga, an hour-long class surrounded by exotic plants, other yoga lovers, and of course, butterflies. But very few people, including myself, knew that they have the ability to host events, including – you guessed it – Weddings. Their Mission The Butterfly Pavilion’s…

  • Pre-marital counseling

    Pre-marital Counseling: Is It For You?

    Written by Raizel Weiss Heitzer, MA, NCC, LPC SO YOU’RE GETTING MARRIED? Congratulations! It’s probably the happiest time of your life. Wrapped in an endorphin filled cloud of bliss, you feel more comfortable and closer to your fiancé than you have ever felt with anyone before. But could there be issues hiding behind this bliss? There may be things you have been reluctant to talk about, whether you just don’t know how to form the words, are embarrassed, or are afraid of the other’s reaction. Are you fully comfortable talking about sex? How about money? Have you discussed how you will raise your children if any, what roles you will each…