Denver Engagement Photography Today’s post is all about Kristin + Matt: Denver, Colorado Engagement Photography with images courtesy of Kayla Feldman Photography. We are mountain people, but for a city, Denver is our favorite. Lots of parks, open space nearby and a road leading right up to the mountains! Denver is where us mountain folk...Read More
Cannabis and Colorado Mountain Weddings
Marijuana is legal in Colorado now, and I asked Colorado Cannabis Florist, Buds 'n Blossoms, a few questions in today's post, Peonies + Pot: Florist Uses Marijuana for Colorado Mountain Weddings. There's a time and a place for everything, so as long as you have your bases covered and have done your homework, there's an opportunity for guests and visitors to try and enjoy recreational marijuana. You can even visit a few different shops on your own, or ask us how we can set up a tour of breweries, restaurants, and cannabis dispensaries. You can't smoke in public and definitely not behind the wheel. Just like drinking, you need a sober driver at all times. Ask us how we can set up a shuttle and take care of that for you.
Floral Designs and Decor. That you can smoke later.
Floral designs are now being infused with cannabis and brides and grooms that enjoy the lifestyle might want to share some of these unusual elements with their guests that evening. I would say that that's a double whammy of being green, by recycling the decor for consumption and by supporting local Colorado ganjapreneurs. And one facet of the marijuana industry is the slowly emerging evidence and trends of how couples will enjoy cannabis on their day. Buds 'n Blossoms were excited about recent designs that "even had a bowl tied on one side, a lighter and rolling papers tied to the other side, a cannabis jar and cannabis included in the mini arrangements."
Question: How many cannabis weddings are you doing this summer?
- this is the first season of booking weddings and so far have at least 3 on the books for this summer
- I have done many holiday parties, MJ Investors meetings arrangements, bridal expos and private party arrangements
- we are still fighting the stigma and working with more venues to get them on board
Question: What should brides and grooms know about Cannabis and weddings?
- that they are legally protected under amendment 64
- there are so many ways to incorporate cannabis into their wedding or special event without the smell or clouds of smoke, there are many fun and discrete options as well!
- choosing the right venue opens all the doors to their true cannabis wedding experience
Question: What would say are the upcoming trends?
- I think that it will become more and more popular especially as it becomes more widely accepted
- some weddings are not having alcohol at their weddings, only cannabis
- keeping the scene under control thru moderation, similar to drink ticket idea, allowing guests to indulge without misusing or abusing cannabis
- cannabis themed weddings seem to be on a smaller scale than the traditional weddings. After all, cannabis is a little more costly than alcohol, but beautifully it takes less to get the job done
Every love has a story. And you see, most of the focus these days is on the wedding from the bride's point of view. For a fresh perspective, this video is about a guy and his journey. We saw this and thought it fit perfectly for our Groom-er category! So, sit back and enjoy a wedding video that's mainly about a guy. Groom-er. Because it's not all about her.
[ camko studios ]
"We always hear about "Bride-To-Be" but what about "Groom-To-Be"? Here is our first Wedding Promo Video. The concept came from a 30 second Turkish's commercial about a female olympic long distance runner. Shot over a span of 3 days throughout Downtown Denver and at Aurora Central HS track field. "The Wedding Race" hope you guys enjoy." -Camko Studios
If you would like help or recommendations for creating a unique pre-wedding video, save-the-date, or announcement, please contact us to schedule your adventure! Also, a recent "looking back" article going around the interwebs said that more couples wished they had invested in a videographer to capture speeches, and moments otherwise missed through still images. Let us know how we can help, we know lots of great videographers and photographers that will capture your event beautifully.
As I write this, it's Saturday evening (though I'll schedule the post for the morning) we're winding down from a long two days of three weddings between Breckenridge and Silverthorne. Today, at the Mountain Thunder Lodge, we heard one of the band members frantically calling his bandmates to find out their location, as their progress was ground to a halt with both directions of I-70 being closed at the same time. Now, I've lived in Breckenridge since 1996 and have never heard of this happening. It's usually one or the other, but not both. At the same time.
One thing we constantly tell brides who book us for Vail and Beaver Creek jobs is that the road could close at any time, especially during the winter. Our mountain roads are actually very-well maintained, but there seems to be a lot of user error out there lately. Regardless, you just have to consider whether or not your vendors need to travel to your event, and if so, how far and when do they plan to arrive. Not only does this apply to Denver vendors traveling to the mountains, but to mountain vendors traveling over passes, or for any event not in their same town.
We left that job to finish up another wedding in Breckenridge, hoping that all the band members would arrive safely and on time for our mutual client. We are using Storify to show you how we warned you in an earlier post about the Art of Mountain Travel, and how you want to avoid peak travel times. But, really, please check all the links I put in that post, and you might just save yourself a headache, and get a bonus hike in. And then you can tell me how you used this info to maximize your time in local hills surrounding Summit County, Colorado. That's what this blog is all about.
There are a few things that are fairly typical in the mountains during the summertime. One bit of advice that I will constantly remind everyone about is the weather pattern for this time of year. Right now, in mid-July, you can expect to see clear skies and sun in the mornings, while the afternoons will be partly cloudy with a chance for rain. No matter where you go, I strongly suggest packing a rain jacket regardless of what the weather is like when you leave, because mountain weather can be unpredictable.
The other typical pattern you'll see is the mass exodus from Denver to the mountains on Fridays which can make for a slow trip up to the mountains. On the weekends, day trippers and vacationers alike will usually create a bit of congestion on the roads, and usually moves much slower than you would like.
Today's technology now allows for no more guessing about what's happening on the highway, and allows you access to real-time information about the major travel corridors. Two Twitter accounts that I try to share information and RT (ReTweet) whenever possible are @goI70 and another statewide Twitter handle to check out is @ColoradoDOT.
You can't get any better information than real-time travel cams and twitter feeds sharing updates about travel flows and any accidents on the roads. Please let us know if you find anything else that will help others find their way in the mountains. I guess you can always ask your friends on Facebook to see if they're on the highway.
There are lots of things you can do to chew up some time while you wait for traffic to disperse itself. Either start early (before 11 am) or head out later (after 4, maybe even as late as 6 pm). You can also take the road less traveled, and that's to head south towards Alma and Fairplay over Hoosier Pass and then take Highway 285 back towards Denver. Or you could head west and hit the hot springs near Buena Vista, but we'll save that for another blog...
PS - we're big online wiki fans, so here's one last online resource that we found that could be helpful for families planning their destination wedding near Breckenridge, Colorado, as Denver is the closest metro area where the major airport is just over 2 hours away. http://wikitravel.org/en/Denver