Wedding Planning Tips: Mock Up Season

Ahh mock ups… as wedding planners, we absolutely LOVE seeing a “mock up” of the florals and tablescapes for our weddings before the big day and can offer a couple of tips before singing that floral contract.

Mock ups are a great way to get a real “sneak peek” of what your table will look like. It allows for an opportunity to critique the flowers, change around anything you aren’t crazy about, and make sure your vision is property translated to the table.

Not all florists offer this service, but it is a great thing to ask about before signing a contract with your desired florist. We LOVE the Perfect Petal in Denver for a number of reasons, but take a peek at this stunning mock up the fabulous Kitzel Ruth created for our July bride yesterday. Peonies have arrived!!!


Wedding Trend # 5: Super-Charged Guests

And we’re back this week with The Knot’s Top 10 Wedding Trends with Trend Number 5: Super Charged Guests.  Couples invested in social media will love the idea of keeping their guests   “supercharged.” Supercharged guests upload what’s happening as it occurs by including the couple’s hash tag in every post.  If you want the fun posted live on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, supercharging your guests is a fantastic way to go. How do you keep your guests supercharged? According to the The Knot, this is a top wedding trend for 2014. The Knot suggests that couples who want to encourage their guests to post create charging stations in strategic locations throughout the venue. The charging areas can be dressed up or dressed down. The main idea is that if you have a hash tag that you want your guests to use, provide charging stations at your wedding to keep your guests supercharged!

Photo Credit: Mindy Weiss

Oscar Inspired Wedding Trends!

This year’s Oscar Red Carpet was hotter than ever! Full of neutral tones, metallics, short sleeves, and studded caplets were on display. There was even a smattering of navy tuxedos.  We all know, love and remember Oscar season; it gives us a chance to admire our favorite celebrities when they light up the Red Carpet with the latest fashion trends.  We often think, “ I would love to wear a dress like for my wedding.” The good news is that you can.  Here are some Oscar inspired wedding dresses and tuxedos for you and your man on your Wedding Day!

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Photo Credit: Cary Jobe Photography, Chowen PhotographyJames Christianson, Jenna Walker Photography,

2014 Trend #1 :: Woodland Weddings

Curious about the 2014 Wedding Trends? Well, we all know entering the new year (even though we can’t believe we are half way through February already!) means new resolutions, new goals and lucky for us — new wedding trends! Spring and summer wedding season is fast approaching, so of course we wanted to start the season off right with The Knot’s 10 Hot Wedding Trends of 2014. Tune in every week to find a new trend – now let’s get inspired!

Woodland weddings starts off as #1 of our 10 week countdown. A modification to the rustic elegance and farm-y DIY events that we’ve seen in years past, this look meshes lush, earthy elements with a touch of unique accessories to keep your wedding looking glam.

Think luscious woodsy venues, lots of nature details: wood, branches, moss, wildflowers – and pair it with just the right amount of sunlight to capture the breathtaking images you’ll savor for a life time. We’re finding inspiration from styled shoots, our Pinterest page, and even of some of our own brides (way to be ahead of the trend, ladies!).


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Photography Credit: Katie Thurmes of Jenna Walker Photography

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Photography Credit: Otto Schultze Photography


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