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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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Postnuptial Tasks: A Definitive Guide to Changing Your Last Name

    source: https://colorado.staterecords.org/marriagerecords/namechange Once your name is officially updated, be sure to update the following: Social Security Card Driver’s License Bank Accounts Payroll Post Office Credit Cards Schools + Alumni Associations Membership Associations and Fraternal Organizations Veteran Affairs Insurance Landlord/Mortgage/Utility Companies Doctors Passport W-4 Form 401k or similar accounts Voicemails Emails Health Proxy Social Media What Documents Do You Need to Change Your Name in Colorado? Certified marriage certificate and proof of address using any of the following documents: Computer-generated utility bill Bank statement First-class mail Vehicle insurance policy mortgage document Motor vehicle registration USPS change of address form Any filed tax form How to Update Your Social Security Card in…

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    Christina + Danny’s Breckenridge Proposal

    Story + Photography by Emily Bolton Shortly after Christina reached out to me about setting up a couple’s session during their trip to Breckenridge, her boyfriend, Danny, sent me an email to let me know he was planning on proposing to Christina and would love to capture the moment during their session. I was so excited to help Danny surprise his long-term girlfriend with this special occasion, and when the time came, it was clear she had absolutely no idea what he had been planning! I would say their trip to Colorado was not only a success but a moment they will remember for a lifetime.

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    Meet Emily Elizabeth Bolton of Emily Elizabeth Photography

    When and why did you pursue photography? Photography was always a hobby of mine, documenting everyday life and having fun (but cringey) photoshoots with my friends was just something I had always enjoyed doing ever since elementary school. I never realized photography could be an actual career path for me until I got married myself and began connecting with photographers to capture our own special day! I started as a hobby business in 2020 as a way to express my creativity. During this time, I worked full time as an overnight mental health worker and would do photo sessions during the day. I was very pleasantly surprised to see my…

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    11 Timeless Colorado Wedding Trends That We Love

    We’re all about giving you the tools to make your celebration your own. But, when it comes to these meaningful Colorado wedding trends, we can’t help but love them! 1. Eloping by Self-Solemnization Perhaps the most intimate of all ceremony options, self-solemnization does not require an officiant or a witness. Colorado happens to be one of the easiest places to get married by self-solemnization. To get married by self-solemnization in Colorado: Find your appropriate county clerk and acquire a marriage license. Complete your marriage certificate and return it within the required timeline. 2. Elopements + Micro-weddings You’re not seeing double, this featured Colorado couple opted for three ceremonies in 2020:…

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    Host Your Western Wedding at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame + Museum of the American Cowboy

    Story by Gina Smith | Photos by Captured with Grace Authentic, themed weddings are here to stay and Colorado’s Wild Western heritage is an aesthetic gift that keeps on giving. If you are looking for a unique venue and love all things cowboy, the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame is the perfect fit for your western wedding.  In addition its 8300 square feet museum hall filled with rotating exhibits and one of a kind collections, this venue offers a versatile, climate controlled pavilion that seats up to 150 of your closest friends and family. Your rental also includes two outdoor garden stages to choose from for your rustic ceremony. The Pavilion Stages…

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    Tirzah Stein of NearlyWed Coaching

    By Tirzah Stein | Photos by Jaylyn Begay NearlyWed Coaching is a Queer-owned business with three service offerings focused on supporting couples from an emotional perspective. Through wedding coaching, premarital coaching, and intentional officiating, Owner and Creator, Tirzah Stein is bringing something new and unique to the wedding industry. After planning her wedding in 2019, Tirzah (she/her) felt something was missing and wished that she and her wife had a vendor that could support them through the many layers of emotions that surfaced while wedding planning. She then had a “light bulb” moment and decided to start her own business, NearlyWed Coaching, to provide the services she wished she’d had…