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Just a short drive away from the Vail Valley and Summit Count is the Roaring Fork Valley and the mountain towns there, including the setting for Diane + Joe in Aspen, Colorado, with images courtesy of Timothy Faust Photography. We get some fun submissions, and so we break the rules and share photos from interesting mountain locations and intimate settings that won't make other publications. We know that mountain girls and Colorado-lovin' couples like to visit the popular mountain towns like Breckenridge and Vail, but are open to exploring the possibilities when planning a destination wedding in the Rockies.
We've seen Tim at quite a few events over the last few years, so we're happy to share some images from a local Breckenridge photographer. Please contact us to learn how we can create a package with Tim and other vendors that we recommend. Here's what Tim had to say about this couple on his blog:
They picked Basalt for their wedding location. Basalt is located near the intersection of some of their favorite rivers, the Roaring Fork, the Frying Pan, and the Crystal, between the towns of Carbondale and Aspen, Colorado.
My favorite thing about their wedding was how laid back and fun everything was, while still maintaining an incredible attention to detail. It must be the organizational skills that all teachers must have. I also loved that they decided to do a little fishing together before their ceremony.
Two high school teachers from Denver, Colorado, who spend summers running a fly fishing business in Estes Park held their summer wedding just outside Aspen, Colorado.
Photographer: Timothy Faust Photography//Jewelry:Macy's//Dress Designer:Maggie Sottero//Cake Designer: Mountain Flour//Jewelry: Shane Co.//Dress Store: The Bridal Collection//Bridesmaid Dresses: The Bridal Collection Denver//
Today I'm sharing images from images submitted via Two Bright Lights, Colorado Wedding Engagement: Stephanie + Christopher by Anna Gleave Photography. We're happy to have helped a couple plan an elopement in less than a month, who married two weekends ago, so don't worry if you think it's last minute. We've helped couples plan special moments in a week or less. That's not optimal, and we definitely recommend more planning time, as that allows for more choices for personalization.
We thank you for taking some time to check out the original wedding blog for Summit County and the Vail Valley, and we look forward to expanding our content, vendor selections and event planning resources that go beyond the normal wedding magazine. New ideas that I'll be working on include shared Pinterest boards, styled shoots at venues and networking and social media marketing meet ups for vendors.
Brides and grooms, if you have an idea for a destination mountain wedding package and don't see it on our growing list, then please contact us to get the process started. We'd love to hear your ideas and see how we can help you bring your dreams to life. Happy Holidays everyone.
Chris and Stephanie have the sweetest kind of love! They met while doing their undergraduate studies in Utah but didn't fall in love until a few years later-- and a few hundred miles away. They eventually decided to tie the knot and wanted to feature some of Colorado's most beautiful features-- the Red Rocks. We headed to the South Valley Park in Ken Caryl for gorgeous views, a little bit of snow, and a lot of love!
Rocky Mountain National Park is a dream destination location for brides looking for a spectacular mountain wedding on any scale. Jen + Cody wanted to just have a few close family at their intimate elopement just inside the park, right outside Estes Park, Colorado. Colorado Springs photographers Chris and Melodie shared with us this love-filled elopement. Check out Chris and Melodie Photographers take on their day here.
Please contact us to learn more about how to plan an elopement that is unique to you and your fiance. Each one is different from the next, and you just might see some of your pics on the blog that you're looking at right now!
A couple of years ago, I visited the park for the first time. The first place we stopped at was the Alluvial Falls below, and right away I was enraptured by this place. It's easy to see the beauty and naturalness this place has to offer anyone wanting a outdoor wedding.
Jen and Cody wrote their own vows and married each other with the witness of their closest family members.
Beautiful elopement Jen and Cody, congratulations! Thank you for sharing Chris and Melodie.
ECO-FRIENDLY WEDDING ACCESSORY COLLECTION HELPS PROVIDE WORK FOR WOMEN IN RECOVERY
Colorado wedding company offers creative new traditions for wedding ceremonies
BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO – February 06, 2011 – Creative Flowers Inc. DBA Petal and Bean, Summit County Wedding Flower and Event Décor Specialist, announces the launch of an eco-friendly wedding accessory line called Wedding Blessings.
Creative Flowers Inc. DBA Petal and Bean, Summit County Wedding Flower and Event Décor Specialist, announces the launch of an eco-friendly wedding accessory line called
The line will offer products inspired by timeless traditions used in various cultures such as the ancient Greeks, Romans, Pagans, Native Americans and Asians.
Dina Sanchez, owner, lead designer and now pillow provider says, "my ideas came from being involved in the wedding industry through the flower shop. I noticed that cultural traditions were void in most ceremonies. I love all the traditions my Greek family exposed me to. I have spent time researching the history of wedding ceremonies, which inspired me to create this product line. We wanted to be able to create wedding rituals and traditions from the past into easy, simple ideas that will make the ceremony more meaningful for the couple, their families and friends."
The first product to be released is the handmade ring bearer pillow. The Wedding Blessings pillows are made of sustainable Dupioni silk encasing fragrant dried flowers and sacred herbs including Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender, Oregano and Roses.
The ancient Greeks and Romans used this mixture in ceremonies to symbolize happiness, love, courage, fertility and energy during challenging times. Traditionally, flowers and herbs have been used in weddings to provide visual and aromatherapy purposes, but can also ward off evil spirits and bad luck. A card enclosed with each pillow can be used at the ceremony to help describe the significance of the herbs.
The Dupioni silk fabric has eco-origins, as organic Neem seeds and compost are used as fertilizer for the Mulberry trees used to hand rear Bombyx Morii silk worms. The silk itself is hand-spun, hand-dyed and hand-woven on 100-year-old wooden looms at a rate of just 4 yards per day. No harmful chemicals are used in the manufacturing of the fabric.
The pillows create much needed work opportunities for women in recovery. Mission Wear, a small non-profit in Denver, Colorado, offers a safe place for women recovering from drug and alcohol abuse to re-enter the work place, while producing earth-friendly products.
A percentage of the profits will be donated to Rosa a new fund that will provide low cost loans for continued education or to be used as small business venture capital. Either path provides the women of Mission Wear an opportunity for a better life.
Dina views the pillow as a way of combining tradition with new trends, and could technically count for the wedding custom of "something old, something new." The Wedding Blessings collection is currently available through the shop’s web site: www.petalandbean.com