• Jumping the Broom

    Jumping the Broom | The Resilience of Black Love

    Family traditions provide familiarity, comfort, and a sense of belonging. Traditions are handed down from generation to generation, and they both strengthen family bonds and serve as a way to honor one’s ancestors. Jumping the Broom is a Black American tradition that has been adopted by many cultures throughout the Black diaspora and it symbolizes the couple’s commitment to each other and their household as well as their commitment to a bright and new future together. Jumping the Broom is a sacred and euphoric tradition, and this is why… The broom itself is not your typical broom; it is often three feet in length and is decorated with ribbon, lace,…

  • The Establishment

    The Establishment at Bradburn Village

    Urban Glamour in the Heart of Bradburn Village By Gina Smith It’s easy to be wowed at by the beauty of The Establishment at Bradburn Village in Westminster. With several ballrooms and an outdoor terrace with a natural green backdrop, this charming venue is ideal for both intimate ceremonies and big weddings with up to 520 guests. The décor has been thoughtfully designed with subtle industrial vibes and a touch of glamour. Yet, there is still plenty of room for styling your best day ever to your personal tastes and wedding theme. YOUR DAY. YOUR WAY. Locally owned and operated, you can expect personalized service that allows couples to rent…

  • Lauren Castillo

    Meet Lauren Castillo of Colorado Resin Florals

    The average cost of wedding flowers is around $3500. With labor and supply shortages, that number continues to rise. It’s no wonder floral preservation has become one of the biggest trends we’ve seen this year. Lauren Castillo, founder of the Highlands Ranch-based Colorado Resin Florals, has answered this call by transforming your beloved flowers into gorgeous resin keepsakes. Her journey started in July of 2020 when she wanted to preserve her own wedding bouquet. After lots of time, practice and dedication, she was able to perfect her technique and she now creates crystal clear resin preservations for other brides. “Brides spend a lot of their wedding budget on florals and…

  • Inbar Frieman

    Our 7 Favorite Looks From Inbar Freiman 2023

     Inbar Freiman is a luxury bridal brand based in Kfar Rut, Israel. Inbar’s designs are an extension of her elegantly feminine aesthetic and reflect both simplicity and sophistication. Her latest, The Fairy Dreams Collection boasts 15 designs made for the bride who values detail, quiet elegance, timeless silhouettes, and uncompromising quality, both in material and craft. The designer’s signature style is best summarized as the union of luxury, detailed handwork, and bohemian romance.  Here are our 7 favs: Ruby Lyla Blaire Grace Bailey Ariel Kate Inbar Freiman Bridal Trunk show at Little White Dress BridalDenver, COWho: Inbar FriemanWhat: Trunk ShowWhen: June 10th – 12th 2022Where: Little White Dress, 1130 31st St, Denver, CO…

  • Retrograde Weddings

    Retrograde Weddings – A Perspective

    If you’re a natural skeptic, you’re likely a bit leery of astrological predictions or, at most, use them for entertainment purposes only. What is “retrograde”? By definition, retrograde occurs when Earth’s orbit gives the illusion that a planet is moving backwards in the sky. This illusion occurs due to differences in speed. Among the seven planets in our universe, each is in retrograde once in 2022. Except Mercury, which is scheduled to be in retrograde four times this year: JANUARY 14 – FEBRUARY 3 MAY 10 – JUNE 3 SEPTEMBER 9 – OCTOBER 2 DECEMBER 29 – JANUARY 18 What does it mean for astrology? Astrologist believe that when a…

  • Flying Horse Ranch

    Rebecca + Jack at Flying Horse Ranch

    Story by Kristen Davis | Photos by Lyndi Stucky It was a crisp fall day with temperatures in the lower 60s and the Colorado plains in the background. Family and friends traveled from all around the U.S. to see Rebecca and Jack get married.The cocktail hour featured an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a complimentary carriage ride around the Flying Horse Ranch. Dinner consisted of chicken, potatoes, mac & cheese, a salad, and bread.Following dinner, cake and champagne were served with toasts from the maid of honor, matron ofhonor, and the best man. The night was topped off with dancing and then a final goodbye under sparklers and the Colorado…

  • Colorado Wedding

    Jewel-toned Luxury

    Versatile bridal makeup, trendy silhouettes, and luxe lounges inspired this jewel-toned editorial. “As a professional bridal makeup artist, I’ve always wanted to ensure that I be versatile and diverse in my work.” -Brea Rochelle | Skin by Brea CREATIVE TEAM + CREDITS Photographer: Hailey Pierce (@hailes8)  Production + Design: Felicia Anzaldúa (@thecoloradoweddingmagazine) + Sarah Gregor of The Planning Co. Venue: ALMAGRE (@almagrevenue)  Hair Stylist: Brook Mae (@coloradobridalhair)  Makeup: Brea Rochelle (@skinbybrea)  Rentals: Max + Livie (@maxandlivie) + Event Rents (@eventrents)  Florals: The Flower Corner Videography: Corey Davis of PRSM Film Dress + Suit: Something New (@somethingnewboutique)  Sweets: Jenny (@bonbon_bombardier)  Assistants: Abigail (@absdeardorff ) + Lorianne (@ldlasalle) Models: Darryl (@d.l.merritt) +…

  • couple in vail valley for fall wedding in colorado

    Leslie + Josh’s Magical Fall Nuptials in Vail Valley

    Fall lingered just so they could have the perfect, golden mountainside they always dreamed of. But, it wasn’t the aspen leaves, crystal clear day, beautiful venue and town that made their day. What really made their day is their love story. It can only be described as a dream romance. Two people waiting and praying for the perfect person. Both patient and not willing to settle for just good. With that, God brought them something beyond great.

  • sea-friendly wedding blog submission

    Making your Wedding Blog Submissions SEO-Friendly

    Preparing a wedding blog submission can be cumbersome. But, with the right search engine optimization (SEO) strategy, you can increase your chances of being published on wedding blogs. You will also enjoy the added benefit of additional exposure. Here are 3 simple ways to make your wedding blog submission SEO-friendly: First and foremost: Do a keyword search Knowing and understanding how clients find your wedding business through Google is crucial to a strong SEO strategy. This is also a great opportunity to pen a wedding blog using keywords that you would like to rank under. Secondly, make your wedding blog readable The easier it is for Google to “read” your…

  • Sustainable Elopement

    Rewriting Rites: Sustainable Flowers

    by Maréa Janae of Dream Catcher Weddings I Love Flowers  If the wildflower tattoo sprawling across my right arm and the fact that I’m more often than not seen clothed in a floral-print fabric aren’t a dead giveaway, I’m kind of in love with flowers. I would argue that, in their full blooming glory, flowers and love are two of the most beautiful natural phenomena on this gorgeous green earth. Thus it only makes sense that sustainable flowers and weddings are an inseparable match, dating back as long as can be remembered. The desire to adorn yourself and your festive space with bright blooms seems an intuitive way to portray…