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Rustic Aspen Wedding

November 22, 2014 | nicole
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Illuminated by the golden leaves surrounding the ceremony location, Mackenzie and Jeromey’s rustic Aspen wedding is a breath of fresh air. Limelife Photography captured absolutely stunning portraits of the couple in front of the fiery backdrop. We love the sweet aqua and yellow color palette, which perfectly complements the natural landscape, and also provides a soft playfulness to the wedding décor. Mackenzie’s unique bridal style is rustic chic and reflects her personality beautifully. We love when a couple chooses a wedding location that represents them. Jeromey was raised in the mountains, so Aspen was the ideal spot for their special day.

The Couple: Mackenzie & Jeromey

The Wedding: Aspen, Colorado

The Inspiration: “Jeromey grew up in the mountains, his soul lives there and I love the feeling of being tucked up an away in the mountains. We both agreed that using our venue as the focal point would be best, utilizing the amazing scenery and of course the Aspen trees changing in color. Making sure not to overpower the landscape, I wanted to accent it with vintage and very personal details.

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The Moments: “Oh wow, a favorite single moment? Is that possible? At diner during the speeches, I (Mackenzie) was defiantly crying. I was so overwhelmed with love. Sitting next to my now husband, surrounded by all my favorite people in such an amazing place, literally took my breath away. That all these people where here for us! I kept thinking, I just want this night to last forever! How many times in a lifetime will you be in one of your favorite places on earth with all your favorite people? Not many, that’s why that moment will always be the most vivid in my mind from our wedding.

The Couple Recommends: “They were all AMAZING, but Jamie with Blue Bird Events and Weddings made it all happen. She was a dream come true, as she literally made our dream come true. She and her team went above and beyond making every last detail perfection and most of all made our day stress free! And of course Becky and Jesse with Limelife Photography. Without them and their amazing talent, we would not have these breathtaking photographs to remember our special day!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Limelife Photography
Event Planning – Blue Bird Weddings & Events
Ceremony Venue – Hidden Meadow at Mount Crested Butte
Reception Venue – Uley’s Cabin
Catering – Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Cake – The Local Market
Live Music – Todd Blythe
Invitations – Wood Chick
Hair Styling – Mandy Perusek
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Bridal Accessories – Rosy Posy Designs
Groom’s Apparel – J.Crew
Transportation – Alpine Express Shuttle
Rentals – Crested Butte Events

Thanks Limelife Photography for sharing these breathtaking images with Junebug! For more Colorado wedding inspiration, don’t miss Laura and Mark’s fall elopement in Colorado.

xoxoNicole

How to Give Back on Your Wedding Day

November 21, 2014 | nicole

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’re especially aware of how important it is to give back to our community. Even if you’re not planning a Thanksgiving affair, there are many ways you can give back on your wedding day any time of the year.

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Donate Your Wedding Gown

Adorned in Grace – The proceeds of this amazing organization are used to promote awareness and prevention of sex trafficking, as well as towards restoration for trafficking survivors.

Bridal Garden – Perfect for New York brides, this bridal boutique sells discounted, donated wedding gowns and the proceeds benefit education initiatives for disadvantaged children in the city.

Brides Against Breast Cancer – Your donation to this wonderful project allows the organization to provide programs for the families of cancer patients.

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Feeding America – Donating your leftover food to local food banks is an easy way to help in an immediate way. Feeding America allows you to track down the closest food bank to your venue and learn about other ways to put your extra food to good use.

DC Central Kitchen – For DC brides with excellent taste, this company will cater your event while empowering the cooks who graduate from their culinary job training program.

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Assisted Living – At the end of your wedding, you likely have an abundance of beautiful blooms. Instead of handing out the extra bouquets at the end of the night, donate your wedding flowers to a local nursing home.

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Do Someone a Favor

I Do Foundation – In lieu of wedding favors, consider making a donation in honor of your guests. The I Do Foundation allows you to honor a loved one with a donation to their favorite charity, choose a charity in your community, or make a memorial donation.

Your wedding day is about celebrating love, and these are some great ways to spread that love a little further. Besides, giving back just feels good, doesn’t it? For more ideas to make your wedding day special, check out our wedding lighting inspiration board.

xoxoNicole

Wedding Tablescape Ideas from Luxe Event Productions

Tablescapes are one of the best ways to carry out your wedding theme, both in person and in your wedding photographs. Wedding designer Misty Damico of Luxe Event Productions has showcased five different wedding styles through beautifully designed tablescape ideas.

Earthy Tablescape Idea – Pacific NW inspired, this all natural tablescape idea can be styled for a wedding indoor or outdoor and for any time of the year. We wanted something versatile and that felt very organic. We used natural birch, moss, river rocks and common pine cones clustered together among little succulents -all very cost effective elements for any budget.

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Citrus Tablescabe Idea - Perfect for the flowerless summer wedding, our tangerine inspired table concept was styled to show how you don’t have to use a lot of floral to get a complete look. Rather you can use floral elements and a centerpiece full of vibrant fruit. We suggest alternating tables, some with floral some with a floral alternative. For this inspiration, less was more!

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Rustic Beach Tablescape Idea - Coastal and inspired by southern California ocean front resorts. To bring the inspiration to life we used beach wood and a capiz charger as our inspiration. The tablescape was styled in layers, by using air plants and just a few sea shells. Finishing the look with white orchids added the upscale refinement you often enjoy when staying in a water front resort. 

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Backyard Wedding Tablescape Idea - This table set has such a happy and all American “down home” feeling. Inspired by late summer BBQ-ing, we wanted to create something different, something that while casual in setting also felt put together and had an American Summer vibe. So we used boxwood -which you find in most American home landscapes as well as late summer blooming sun flowers. A little gingham and you’ve got yourself a sophisticated down home inspiration.

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Romantic Tablescape Idea – Romantic and soft, gentle even. We styled this wedding tablescape idea with the interpretation to feel polished and romantic. Reminiscent of early summer, with Clematis, white orchid and Juliet roses nestled in vintage mercury glass encouraged a very graceful impression.

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The Talented Team:
Photography – Paul Rich Studio
Styling Concept and Design – Luxe Event Productions 
Floral Design – Blum Floral Design
Rentals – Barclay Event Rentals

Thank you so much Misty from Luxe Event Productions for sharing these beautiful tablescapes and a little insight on your design process. For more wedding planning inspiration, learn how to choose your wedding style with expert Kate Whelan Events.

xoxoNicole