Here Come the Brides

363_0722_200159sjkWhile the weather outside may be seriously frightful, warmer days and wedding season are right around the corner. Brides to be and their entourages can get a sneak peek at the latest tips, trends, styles and so much more this Sunday at Wine & Nosh – the industry event of the season. Head to the ahhhhmazing Spruce Mountain Ranch and take in a bridal fashion show, chat with the city’s most sought after vendors and sample wine and light bites that will give you plenty of inspiration for your own big day. Space is limited and you must RSVP to sarah@sarahvieraevents to get on the list.  Wine & Nosh, Sunday, February 9th from 2-5 in the afternoon.  For more info, click here.

To get you in the wedding planning mood, we’re sharing our fave pics from our Fall Styled shoot at Spruce Mountain Ranch in our oh-so-sweet gallery.

Photos: Studio JK | Styling: Ashley Summers |Florals & Decor: DesignWorks | Fashions: Little Me’s, Anna Be and Felice | Hair & Makeup: The Look Salon

 

Om, Sweet Om

I_0801Robin and Mike are the quintessential Colorado couple, a love of the outdoors and a passion for yoga bringing them together. Robin, a second grade teacher by day and yoga instructor by night and Mike, a financier by day and yogi by night had been going on “dates” (grabbing a meal in their workout attire after class) for some time before Mike asked Robin on their first “real date” sans yoga pants. Since then, they’ve been inseparable. Yet it was not until a well-planned South Beach getaway that they chose to be partners – in both yoga and life – forever. Mike proposed amidst a bustling crowd at a popular Miami eatery, yet the pair was in their own zone, barely noticing the passersby as they basked in the bliss of their fairytale engagement.

The following September, Robin and Mike said “I do” in front of friends at family in a picture-perfect outdoor ceremony at Omni Interlocken Resort. Sweeping golf course and Flatiron views served as the backdrop for the aptly yoga-themed celebration.

Read the entire feature in the Summer 2013 issue of Reign Magazine, available online or at all Colorado Target, Tattered Cover and Barnes & Noble Stores.

Photos by Jody & Zach Zorn, Zorn Photography

The Details…

Ceremony & Reception Venue
Omni Interlocken

Planning & Coordination
Alexan Events

Photography
Zorn Photography

Videography
Mortar and Pestle

Officiant
Rabbi Adam Morris

Paperie
Maura Gauthier
The Paper Guppy

Bride’s Gown
Angel Rivera-Maya

Bride’s Shoes
Jimmy Choo

Hair & Makeup
Matthew Morris Salon & Skincare

Bridesmaid Dresses
Amsale

Florals
Alexan Events

Lounges & Tables
Alexan Decor and Furniture Rentals

Band
Funkiphino

Ceremony Musician
James Pieper (acoustic guitarist)

Cake
Das Meyer

Unveiling Aisle Style by Reign

If there’s one thing in which a Reign girl believes, it’s the importance of entertaining with style. When it came time to celebrate the launch of Aisle Style, the new weddings publication by Reign Magazine, we knew that the party most certainly needed to be as pretty as the publication itself. Without a second thought, we called our favorite friends in the business to enlist their help in hosting a fete with flair. And host they did.

With the assistance of four of the industry’s most sought-after planners, we transformed Anna Be, the beloved bridal boutique, into an inviting event space fit for even the most discerning brides-to-be.

Event photos courtesy the fabulous Studio JK, Frances Photography and Julia Timmer Photography.

The Invitation
A grand invitation set the tone for the over-the-top event. Custom designed and printed by Julie Sandusky of JS Design, we created a gorgeous letterpress invitation in coral and gold tones, printed on a decadent cream stock and held together with a velvet ribbon bellyband. The lovely invitation was encased in a metallic gold envelope and featured calligraphy treatments from Kelle McCarter of Designs Girl.

The Attire
Oster Jewelers, Anna Be and Andrisen Morton served as the evening’s fashionable force, providing lovely looks for the Wilhelmina models, who also graced the pages of Aisle Style’s premiere issue.

The Libations
Breckenridge Distillery sent their top mixologists to create and pour a custom signature cocktail – Breckenridge Reign. The tasty libation was made with Breckenridge Vodka, habanero & orange spritz and homemade vanilla syrup, with just the perfect zest of lemon to garnish.

The Gifts
Cherry Creek Shopping Center sponsored a swag bag brimming with coveted gifts. Inside, guests found a copy of Aisle Style by Reign, a photo frame and gift certificate from Frances Photography, a custom “matchbox” of hairpins from Erin Ferris, $100 gift cards to Oster Jewelers, gift cards from Uber towncar service and more. Several lucky ladies also walked away with a valet pass to Cherry Creek Shopping Center, $500 credit from Anna Be and gorgeous pearl bracelet from Oster Jewelers.

The Cuisine
Four Seasons Hotel Denver sponsored the evening’s cuisine.  The hotel brought its top chefs out to prepare and serve decadent hors d’ oeuvres including black truffle scented corn on brioche and a scallop tartar with crushed caper aioli. An over-the-top dessert buffet was sponsored by Sugarlicious and was as sweet to the eyes as it was to the palette.

The Entertainment
Party Singers pulled out all the stops, sending their famed a cappaella group, Absolute Romance to perform for an extended set.  Afterwards, the company’s talented guitar duo set the mood and delighted guests with their live performance.

The Décor
Enlisting the help of the industry’s most in-demand event designers, we transformed Anna Be into a decadent haven of wedding-day décor. Five separate vignettes inspired guests and brides-to-be while also providing a comfortable place to relax and catch up with other revelers.

Colorado Vintage Romance
Entry & Cocktails

Design By: Jessica Adler, JA Special Events
Florals: Statice Floral
Linens: All Events Rentals
Lighting and Drape: Pure Energy Events

Mints & Metallics
Sweet Treats & Beauty Bar

Design By: Ann Marlin, Cloud 9 Weddings & Papers
Candy Buffet: Sugarlicious
Wedding Cake: Gateaux
Florals & Décor: The Perfect Petal
Ghost Chairs & Cabaret Tables: Charming Chairs
Braid Bar: Matthew Morris Salon & Skincare

Mountain Glamour, Preppy Charm
Lounge & Music

Design By: Stacy Pisani, Alexan Events
Décor: Alexan Events, Décor, Design & Rentals Division
Florals: Alexan Events
Guitar Duo: Party Singers

Rose Gold & Navy Decadence
Tablescape & Lounge

Design By: Heather Allen & Nicole English, Table 6 Productions
Décor & Florals: Cindy Ollig, The Perfect Petal
Linens: Nuage
Chevron Print: Etsy
Dishes and Glassware: Pier 1 Imports & Z Gallerie
Printed Materials JS Design
Custom Copper Chiavari Chairs: Charming Chairs

Everything Pretty Paper
Tablescape

Design By: Julie Sandusky, JS Design and Idea Chic
Stationery & Paper Products: Julie Sandusky of JS Design and Idea Chic

Imbibe in Style
Custom Bar

Design By: Stacy Pisani, Alexan Events
Décor By: Alexan Events, Décor, Design & Rentals Division
Florals By: Statice Floral

Here’s Looking at You, Kid

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Planning each issue of Reign Magazine is not unlike planning a wedding. It starts with a vision and ends with a single product  – a unique labor of love. In between, there are inspiration boards, to-do lists, plenty of late nights and decisions at every turn.

As such, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day by taking you behind the scenes of our publication. Appropriately, our first “cutting room floor” rendition is the never-before-seen photos from the October wedding of Reign’s very own Betsy & Kevin Marr.

Custom monograms, boxwood hedges and gold on gold chevron set the stage for the couple’s Beaver Creek I Dos.

From the bride…

“I will never forget my walk down the aisle to Moon River. I will never forget opening the ballroom doors and thinking “I cannot believe this is my wedding.” I will never forget slipping my feet into those gorgeous Manolo Blahniks or stepping onto a dance floor behind a custom silk curtain. Yet more than anything, I will never forget the way my husband made me laugh with genuine delight on our wedding day. These moments, so magnificently captured on camera by our brilliant photographers, are those most special to me. They are more poetic than any song, more stunning than any centerpiece, more beautiful than any gown and dare I say, more elegant than any shoe. They are the reason that I wake up every morning and quietly thank the man above. They are why despite a million obstacles, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. They are why I know that I will be married forever.” 

Here’s looking at you, kid.

Read the full story in our premier issue of Aisle Style by Reign…The Editor Weds, Page 27.

Photos Courtesy Joe Keum and Frances Marron

The Details

Wedding Planner
Heather Allen
Table 6 Productions

Ceremony Venue
Beaver Creek Chapel

Reception Venue
The Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

Lighting, Draping & Décor
Gary Gavito
Indigo Sky

Florals
Cindy Ollig
The Perfect Petal

Lounge Seating & Boxwood Walls
Eclectic Hive

Photography

Joe & Joyce Keum
Studio JK

Frances Marron
Frances Photography

Music
Club X
Jerry Barnett Productions

Rentals
Alpine Party Rentals

Linens
La Tavola

Tuxedos
Calvin Klein

Bridal Gown
Matthew Christopher
Little White Dress

Veil & Fascinator
Love Accessories
Little White Dress

Jewelry
Miriam Haskell
Little White Dress

Shoes
Manolo Blahnik

Bridesmaid Dresses
Aidan Mattox

Calligraphy
Kelle McCarter
Designs Girl

Custom Stationery Suite
Chelsea Connolly
Chelsea Ink.

Custom Printing
Foils & Dies

Bride’s Hair
Matthew Morris

Guest’s Hair
Erin Ferris

Makeup
Keegan Steele

Candy Bar
Sugarlicious Denver

Accommodations
Cuvee Ventures Private Residence
West Wing Suite
Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch

Wedded Bliss

Colorado Wedding Magazine Inspiration and Denver Bridal ShowPlanning a wedding requires almost as much work as planning, say, a UN Summit. Fortunately, there’s help to be had. Brides-to-be (or simply those obsessed with decadent details) can get a head start this Sunday, January 20, at the Seawell Grand Ballroom’s wedding showcase. From the perfect dress, to the ideal décor, cake and menu, this event will inspire over-the-top nuptial loveliness. Grab your MOB, MOH and TBFs (Tory Burch Flats – there is mileage to be covered, ladies!) and sip champagne, snack on bites from Epicurean Catering and mingle with Denver’s most sought-after wedding gurus. What’s more, the creative team at Seawell Grand Ballroom will be presenting four dreamy wedding vignettes, all centered around a fab little fashion show at 1:30 in the afternoon. Rest assured, this is not your run-of-the-mill wedding showcase, with Denver’s best-of-the-best luxury vendors like Bloom by Anuschka, Anna Bé, Studio JK, Design Works, Cakeheads and Cloud 9 strutting their stuff. No self-respecting bride to be would miss it. Seawell Grand Ballroom Luxury Bridal Event, Sunday, January 20th, 1 to 3, Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for Performing Arts Complex. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by clicking here.

Photos courtesy Studio JK