Jeribeth & Ian

Grey Skies Make For Beautiful Weddings

Jeri and Ian totally rocked their wedding, Ian in a classic grey suit and Jeri in this vintage Hollywood’esc satin dress, birdcage veil and soft updo.

 

 

 

For a couple that has travels the world, lived all over, including just blocks away from each other in Boston (without ever meeting), Dillon, Colorado holds a special place in their hearts. Before they said I do at the Lake Dillion Pavilion Jeri and Ian shared a connection to this beautiful location, this is the same spot that Ian proposed.

 

 

What better way that to start out your Colorado wedding than making your grand entrance from this awesome Coloradical van? Jeri walked down the aisle with her father to a smitten Ian, and best friend Natalia who served as officiant. Nathalia rocked her officiating duties and had the crowd eating out of her hand and laughing at all of her jokes. Have I mentioned how much I love Jeri’s dress? Sikorski-Rochstein-078

As a wedding planner I meet all sorts of awesome people, we consider ourselves so blessed to have met these two. Ian is a lawyer representing children of immigrants facing deportation and Jeri works as school teacher, serving in a community where her students are facing that same issue.

The mother of the bride is also a teacher and did all of the decor including these incredible woodsy centerpieces.

 

 

When you are surrounded by so much natural beauty you embrace it and that is exactly what they did and when your mother is in charge of decor you have to expect something personal, like a BRAT sign on your head table:)

 

 

Jeri and Ian are so adventurous and have traveled to and lived in some incredible places, that really came through in the guest list. These two are so incredible that their friends and family from all over the country and the world wouldn’t have missed the opportunity to share in their wedding joy. Friends from Ireland, South Africa, Dubai and even more exoic places like Oregon, were in attendance for their wedding weekend. That just shows how completely amazing these two are.

 

 

Jeribeth and Ian, thank you so much for letting us experience the incredible spirit of your relationship.

 

Vendors:

Photography- Heidi Haas Photography

Venue- Lake Dillon Pavilion

 

 

Nicole & Dustin

Beaver Creek Brunch Wedding

N & D decided right from the beginning they were going to do things their way. They met in non traditional way (they swiped right), so why conform to tradition for their wedding.

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Every piece of this wedding was special to them, their love and lifestyle.  The morning ceremony at Skiers bridge was beautiful and unique featuring guitar and vocals of Adele’s To make you Feel my love performed by a close friend. The ceremony was officiated over by the brides best friend and written by the bride, at one point she asked N & D to stop, look around and take in the moment.

Traditional unity ceremony? No way, these two opted for a chemical reaction of liquid Sodium Tripolyphosphate and Copper Sulfate which when added together create a solid. Pretty cool, right?

The reception continued to be unique to them, no bridal parties means no speeches. No band or Dj because these two wanted their brunch reception to be about hanging out, playing games and having fun.

Wedding cake? Nope, vibrant stacked macaroons that matched the colors and theme were perfect for these two. Their guests loved the break from tradition as well, especially the littles that patiently waited as the cookies were stacked.

No big send off just a promise to see everyone later for a park picnic where everyone could continue celebrating this awesome couple.

This wedding was full of love from the bride and groom and their friends and families, everyone expressed genuine love any happiness for this awesome couple.

Photography: J. La Plante, Venue:  Beaver Creek Lodge  , Reception:  Revolution, Portrait session:  Beaver Creek Mountain, Coordination:  Sugar Willow Events, Flowers:  Rose Petals
Dress:  Modcloth, Custom suit:  Joseph Abboud, Makeup:  Bride’s niece, Hair:  Carlee Spring, Voodoo Hair Lounge, Macaron tower:  Honeycombe

 

Do you know how loved you are?

Twinkle, twinkle little star, baby shower and gender reveal.

 

We were so honored to be involved in this spring shower! The hostess wanted some beautiful decor in her families fabulous backyard, Colorado weather gave us a run for our money but we made due with what mother nature gave us.IMG_0179

These adorably delicious cookies from A Crazy Cookie served as dessert and guest favors.

We just love adding elements that can be reused, like this card box that will double as baby storage when this sweet little one is born. IMG_0171

No gender reveal would be complete without a pink or blue cake, this one was no different this amazing ruffled yellow ombre dessert from Buttercream Bake Shop in Denver featured a deep BLUE delicious cake. IMG_0175

And a delightful drink station that is beautiful and easy for ladies and their littles alike.

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Why is picture day the worst day of the year?

Few things bring as much joy as pictures that capture the personalities of your family at this season of life, but getting that moment is one of the most stressful events of the year or decade depending on how brave you are.

So many factors to consider when coordinating outfits, you want to match without matching, choosing colors that work together, maybe repeating the color twice but never using the same shade on everyone, and throw in a print or two but nothing over powering.

For this shoot we went with a mix of earthy fall tones, the youngest worked as the ringer for this color pallet. This Matilda Jane orange dress with green, blue and maroon details pulled the plan together. A couple solid maroon pieces, the green romper added a slight pattern and played with a couple shades of green from the Matilda Jane dress and simple check pattern from dads button-up helped add dimension for the couple shots since mom is in a solid dress. One of the most important things to keep in mind is comfort and style, don’t dress yourself or family in something you/they hate and then expect to look comfortable and expressive in photos.

Props are always fun but not always necessary, we brought along a few blankets and props with us but this backdrop was so glorious there was no need to add anything to the shoot. We did use this great blanket mostly for sentimental reasons, this blanket came from a wedding earlier this year and it just felt right to include it.

None of this matters if you don’t hire the right photographer. Always look at their previous work, does their style match up with yours? How do they pose their subjects? Do you like a posed look or a more casual laid back style, do you want the photos to look crisp or a little tinted and earthy? Keep in mind the number of people, a large family should look for photographers that are experienced with big groups.

More from this shoot at https://www.abbeygphoto.com/single-post/2017/11/13/The-Tuccitto-Family

Creating a Lasting Impression

BB0A8906All couples want their wedding to be memorable. How can you make a lasting impression on your guests? What makes something memorable? What if you were able to provide your guests with a gift to use both during and long after your special day? These blankets were so cute and convenient (good ol’ Colorado mountain weather is unpredictable). Weather happens and when the clouds rolled in and the winds picked up, guests were able to wrap up a keep cozy. Best part is, there were plenty of blankets to take home. How cute is this bride wrapped up cozy on her camping-moon?

It was a special day to say the least and luckily for all the weather cleared up and festivities resumed.