Saturday, July 17, 2010

Weddings in Colorado

July 4th brought one of the most rewarding weddings I've worked on. Each wedding I do, is special.

This wedding was one for the books! It took place on a ranch, that is a beautiful equine therapy ranch. We had the patios all tented as well as a tent on a grassy area, to accommodate the guests. Just before the ceremony started, it started to rain then hail. This passed, the sun came out for a time, long enough for the lovely ceremony.

The ceremony started with fireworks being set off, signaling the groom and groomsmen, who arrived on horseback. They road up to the guests and tipped their western hats, then after tying up the horses came to the staging area and were then lead by Michael Lancaster - a Bagpiper to the altar. The men were followed by the bride's attendants, dressed in Onyx, two beautiful flower-girls and another beautiful young girl leading Annie, the bride's dog, who fully outfitted with wings and floral neck piece was the ring-bearer.

With a "you bet ya"! response to the vows, the couple were married.

Looking over the patio, one can see the entire Denver Metro area. It's a view that's almost beyond belief. The view lasted through the ceremony and a few pictures afterwards, then the clouds returned and it started to rain.

We got through the dinner and the rain got harder, making it necessary to move the five wedding cakes into the house. Yes, five! These cakes were each a different flavor, and each told a story. The wedding cake was a two-tiered cake that was decorated to match the bride's dress. Another cake had mountains and horses on it, topped with their brand; the third had beautiful sugar flowers on it as the bride loves to garden; the fourth had a beautiful silver, sugar horseshoe on it, and the last one was decorated for the 4th of July with fire-crackers, and sparklers. These were all designed and created by Chef Janusz of Elegant Bakery in Denver, CO.

Because of the downpour, we had to move everyone into the house for the cake cutting. All in all, the food was delicious (provided by Chef Greg Boynton - Haute Touch Catering), tents by The Wright Group (they do tents all over the country for big events like the Olympics etc.) DJ was Tony Cummins (Sound Master Entertainment; Valet/shuttle service Lone Star Valet, Royal Restrooms provided a VIP trailer for the guests comfort; Leslie Snyder or provided the lovely hair/make up for the bride/mothers/attendants; Alicia Schwede (Bella Fiori) did a spectacular job with all the flowers and tent decor. The photographer Peter Dendrinos (Dendrinos Fine Art Photography) and Miguel Hernandez - Videographer, did a fantastic job capturing the many special moments of the day. did the calligraphy for the invitations, so the addresses matched the font used on the invitations. All these wonderful vendors helped to make the day special and memorable.

Colorado weddings are special no matter where they are, but there's just something about the mountains that is special. Whether you want your wedding to be on a ranch or in one of the beautiful resorts, Weddings, Etc. LLC is available to help plan the day of your dreams. We offer services ranging from hourly consulting to Full Wedding Planning to Planned Elopements. Check out our website at for more information about us. We specialize in helping destination brides.

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