Posts tagged Boulder wedding planner
Insider Series | Meet Danielle DeFiore Photography

We may be a little biased, but Colorado has some of the most incredibly talented vendors around— which got us thinking. We wanted to showcase some of our favorites in the industry with a little Q&A session over cocktails! We’re kicking off our inaugural Insider Series with the amazing and talented Danielle DeFiore Photography.

Q: Tell us a little more about you, your business and what you do! 

I tend to give people the following quick pitch: I'm a full-time wedding, family, and portrait photographer and a part-time homesteader living on three acres just north of Denver. I got my first taste of Colorado on a trip to Telluride in 2003, and it didn't take long for me to make a permanent return—I moved up to the front range in 2007 and have been here ever since. I've photographed over 100 weddings in Colorado over the past eight years along with a handful of others across the country, but Colorado feels like my sweet spot. I'm deeply inspired by the never-ending natural beauty of this amazing state and the people and places connected to it. I'm a hybrid shooter—meaning I use both analog and digital film—and there's no greater honor to me than to play a role in a couple's celebration and help tell their story. 

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A Cozy, Fall Mountain Wedding in Rocky Mountain National Park | Black Canyon Inn + Twin Owls Steakhouse, Estes Park, Colorado | Colorado Wedding Planner

Today, we’re flashing back to a seriously favorite r+g couple from Fall 2017. Krystyna + Blaise are awesome in every way— funny, creative, intelligent, and most importantly, know how to throw a good party. 

Our relationship with these two started a year earlier when we planned the wedding of Krystyna’s brother (and man of honor). We felt an instantly connection to their family, who are such warm and welcoming people, Naturally, we were thrilled when we found out we’d get to continue the fun + planning for another year with them. 

Krys + Blaise wanted that quintessential, cozy cabin feel for their wedding and we’re drawn to the beautiful venues of Black Canyon Inn and Twin Owls Steakhouse in Estes Park, Colorado. Colorado decided to hand us a particularly windy Fall day in the mountains— but Krys + Blaise were so happy to be marrying each other, a little wind wasn’t going to stop this celebration! Ironically enough, Krys has an incredibly fitting song choice to walk down the aisle to Blaise— “The Wind” by Cat Stevens. Foreshadowing or coincidence….we’ll never know. Their heartfelt ceremony was filled with meaningful moments; beautiful words from their siblings and a serenade by BOTH sets of parents with ukeleles. All of K+B’s closest friends and family cozied up with blankets to escape the chill and watch these two promise each other forever.

Guests we’re warmly greeted by a cocktail hour at the steakhouse. Roaring fireplaces and a selection of fantastic red wines were waiting for everyone that walked through the door. In addition to a wine aficionado, Blais is also a talented watercolor artist; a beautiful hand painted watercolor seating chart, place cards + table numbers directed guests to find their seats for dinner. As the evening continued, guests enjoyed a delicious meal from Twin Owls Steakhouse and more heartfelt toasts were given by all of the people that clearly love these two dearly. After that, it was time to party— and party they did!

Krystyna + Blaise are going on year two of marriage now— cheers, guys! We loved being a part of your day and we loved reliving it through these photos. Wishing you all the years of happiness ahead! Vendor team listed below.

Venues: Black Canyon Inn + Twin Owls Steakhouse

Planning: root + gather events

Photography: Cassie Rosch

Floral Design: Fawn’s Leap

DJ: Standing Room Only

Catering + Rentals: Twin Owls Steakhouse

Watercolor Stationary + Place Cards: Blaise Treeson (groom)

Transportation: Grace Coachlines

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Meaghan + Jon | River Bend, Lyons, CO | Colorado Wedding Planner

Where do we even begin with Meaghan + Jon’s wedding day? Meaghan may have earned top spot as our most carefree and adventurous brides of all time. It was clear why Jon fell in love with such a fun-loving, free-spirited, and good-natured woman. Their wedding day was so many lovely things wrapped into one.

To start the day, these two had such a meaningful ceremony. We so loved the attention and focus on the importance of family, on their absolutely adorable son Henry (who LOVED giving everyone hugs), and on two becoming one. All of their guests were in awe of the magic that is River Bend. The cliffs that hug the property and the gently flowing river running alongside the cocktail hour is, well, pure magic. Guests grabbed cocktails and dipped their feet in the river to cool off on the warm summer evening.

Meaghan was stunning in her Hayley Paige dress—- but don’t let the wedding dress fool you! She was game to take off her shoes and play around in the river for some of our favorite bridal shots captured by the talented Ashley Tiedgen. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing your couples enjoy the night to the fullest and be immersed in all of the moments of their special day.

They had a casual and delicious BBQ dinner by Lulu’s Catering. Their guest tables incorporated an inviting mix of candlelight, greenery and some beautiful patterned plates and gold flatware by Colorado Party Rentals. Instead of a garter toss they did a beer toss (opened beer - so fun).

Cheers to many, many more years of happiness, Meaghan, Jon + Henry! We were so honored to be a part of your wedding day and would do it all over again if we could!

Venue: River Bend 

Photography: Ashley Tiedgen Photography

Floral Design: Boulder Blooms

Live Music: Paul Vincent Frost  // Mason Town 

Rentals: Harvest Table Company + Colorado Party Rentals 

Catering + Bartending: LuLu's BBQ 

Dress Shop // Dress: A & Bé Denver // Hayley Paige

Hair/Makeup: Artistry (Hilary) + Verbal Hire (Kaylee)

Dessert - Nothing Bundt Cakes + Sweet Cow Ice Cream Truck

Transportation: Premier Charters

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Brit + Zach | Lyons Farmette, Lyons, CO | Colorado Wedding Planner

It was the perfect day for Brit + Zach and these two were clearly head over heels for each other. From the “first moment” together to twirling around in the gardens at sunset, their photos showcase their love in the sweetest way. A big thanks to Brittany of Alchemy Creative for the wonderful images of their day. Brit is about as sweet as they come and their day was filled with all of the good kinds of emotion. A favorite moment for us had to be the first look she had with her father— I think it had all of us in tears!

Though the morning brought a little rain, in true Colorado fashion, the weather cleared just as guests started to arrive to the Farmette. Guests enjoyed cocktails on the lawn and dinner under the stars.

Their day incorporated so many lovely details for that perfect farm wedding day— including Betty the Beverage Burro who delivers ice cold beer to guests in cocktail hour. All while wearing a flower crown— seriously. The best.

GB Culinary rocked a fabulous farm-to-table meal (if you’ve not heard of these guys, check them out). From the family style dinner to homemade cookies served with Little Man ice cream for dessert, they bring such love into all of the food they serve. Post-dinner, all the guests enjoyed an ice cream sandwich {with a side of whiskey, of course) as they danced the night away.

We might even go as far as to say, it was a perfect wedding. Brit + Zach, we adore you two! Thank you for being such wonderful clients and for allowing us to be a part of your day.

Venue: Lyons Farmette

Planning: root + gather events

Photography: Alchemy Creative

Floral Design: Farmette Flowers

Catering: GB Culinary

Bartending: Garnish Bartending

Rentals: House of Yonder // All Events

Dessert: Little Man Ice Cream + GB Culinary

Tables: Harvest Table Company

Band: The Fever

Hair + Makeup: Ember Hairstream

Videography: Andrew Nease Video

Betty the Beverage Burro

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Christine + Rob | River Bend, Lyons, CO | Colorado Wedding Planner

Ahhh, Christine + Rob. From the very start, this was a day filled with smiles, laughter, love and one of the nicest couples EVER (seriously, Rob made a point to remember the name of every single vendor/staff person on site…..and there were A LOT. We were impressed). Christine and Rob are clearly and madly in love with each other. They are also incredibly cool creatives with an eye for detail and a love of good drinks, good music and good food. What’s not to adore about them?

The amazingly talented Cassie Rosch is to thank for all of the below images— and, boy, was it hard to choose our favorites when every photo was SO GOOD. Christine + Rob’s day was perfect. They played in the river together. They snuggled up in a tiny home for some of the cutest photos. There were piggy back rides. There was plenty of laughter. There was a banner that read “I want to be with you everywhere” made by one of C+R’s close friends. There were happy tears. There were personalized camp cups for each guest. There was dancing under the stars. There were late night freshly fried caramel-filled churros (we admittedly ate more than one).

Chuey FU and Basic Kneads provided the meal— a perfectly fun mix of wood-fired pizzas and Latin/Asian fusion dishes. Did we mention the churros? Ah, yes. We did. Well they were worth mentioning again. When we think back to Christine + Rob’s day, we can’t help but smile. As we say goodbye to the summer weddings and hello to the Fall, we know we’ll be blessed with more fantastic couples, memorable days, and reminders that we truly do have the best jobs ever.

Venue: River Bend

Planning: root + gather events

Photography: Cassie Rosch

Floral Design: Farmette Flowers

Catering: Basic Kneads + Chuey FU

Bartending: Garnish Bartending

Tables: Harvest Table Company

Dress: Rish Bridal

Dress Shop: A&Bé Bridal

Makeup: Beth Walker Makeup

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Kristen + Dan | The Barn at Raccoon Creek | Colorado Wedding Planner

Kristen + Dan were married on a sunny, warm Colorado afternoon at The Barn at Raccoon Creek. When we first met these two (and Kristen's parents), it was an instant connection. We knew they were going for a unique day that was all their own, understood their vision and wanted to help them bring it to life. From the smallest details (incorporating Kristen's dad woodworking skills into the day) to these two choosing to walk down the aisle together hand in hand, we loved everything about their wedding-- it was so uniquely K+D. 

Cheers, guys! We wish you all the best in married life! 

Planning: root + gather events 

Venue: The Barn at Raccoon Creek

Photography: Ali + Garrett

Floral Design: Veldkamp's Flowers

DJ/Lighting/Drapery: Elite Entertainment

Dessert: Hotbox Donuts 

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