Our Brilliant Bride Jess | Vow Renewal in the Rocky Mountains

Our brilliant bride, Jess, and the love of her life, Josh, had always imagined eloping in the mountains. However at the time of their original wedding, they feared what their families would think about it all. And although it didn’t turn out to be everything they dreamed it would be, they finally had their special day. They shared their personal vows to each other in Rocky Mountain National Park, just the two of them. And oh boy, their dreams sure did come true. ✨

Jess looked RADIANT in her wedding gown by Adrianna Papell. We could not picture a more romantic & charming dress for the bride and her day. From the lace overlay on the bust & sleeves to the dramatic flow of the skirt, the dress couldn’t of been more perfect. 👰

"Since Joshua and I got married, not a single day has passed that I haven't looked back at these photos and reveled in the love that Jessica captured that day. As a bride, there is nothing more special than having these irreplaceable moments represented with such beauty, and know that they will last throughout our marriage and our lives together."

-Our Brilliant Bride, Jess

A huge thank you goes out to Jessica Cooke for sharing this AMAZING gallery with us. We were in awe seeing these photos (and may have shed a few tears along the way). If we could post the entire album, we would! 😍

Our Brilliant Bride Emilee |Denver Real Wedding

Oh, we are just smitten with this sweet Colorado wedding!  If this isn't love, then we don't know what is; just wait until you see them cut the cake! This happy couple's wedding overlooked the Rocky Mountains and city skyline at Brittany Hill in Denver.

Emilee found her stunning Lazaro bridal gown at our Denver location. Our Brilliant Bride was just radiant in it when she married her groom Mike this past Spring. She accessorized with a crystal bracelet to accent the couture beading at her waistline and a pair of satin, eggplant shoes to match her bridesmaids dresses.

Keep scrolling for some of our favorite images courtesy of Jethro Eli Photography, and you'll fall in love with this sweet couple just like we did.  Congrats Emilee and Mike, we wish you many years of happiness together!

Denver Wedding Venue Spotlight

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If you've been following our blog or Instagram you'll notice that we're going to be highlighting venues in our home states! Next up on our venue tour is the beautiful Denver, Colorado. From the gorgeous red rocks to the beautiful parks, Denver is city that has our heart! 

Denver is the home to many unique wedding venues, so it was hard to choose our favorites! Just like last week's blog post, we have aimed to feature venues that range in style from modern to country chic to garden and historic! 

Rustic Chic // The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park

The Barn is a spectacular venue with something for everyone to enjoy during your event. Arrive at the historic Barn Chapel and sweep across rustic wood floors into this spacious and charming log building. The Barn Chapel was created through the recycling of materials from multiple historic buildings found throughout Colorado, including five old barns, a church and a resort, make a unique venue for your next event.

The focal point and heart of The Barn Chapel are the beautiful antique stained glass windows. From the Barn and Fields, your guests can take in gorgeous views of the reservoir, pond and the high mountain meadows that are home to the buffalo, elk, yak, goats and fallow deer. The adjacent Fields at Evergreen Memorial Park can accommodate large or small weddings, ceremonies or parties. 

Photos courtesy of The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park & La Photographie

 

Modern Muse // Artwork Network Gallery and Event Center

The Artwork Network Gallery is classy and stylish - the perfect metropolitan setting for your wedding or reception.  The space features high, vintage white tin ceilings, hardwood floors, and lots of natural light. 

The gallery exhibits beautiful, contemporary artwork throughout, which creates a great backdrop (and a perfect conversation starter) for your event.  The artwork adds an extra element of uniqueness - with hundreds of artists rotating through the gallery, no two weddings will be alike!

The Gallery offers versatile photo opportunities ranging from fun & funky to sleek & metropolitan.  In addition to the art on the walls, the alleyways contain colorful murals for an urban backdrop.

Photos courtesy of Artwork Network Gallery

Urban Vibes // Moss Denver 

Located at the south end of Denver’s Santa Fe Art District, Moss Denver delivers a backdrop ideal for all occasions! Since opening in 2015, Moss Denver has played host to weddings, corporate, social and philanthropic events and celebrations. The 1936 restored brick and steel building immerses its guests in the aura of this industrial urban venue! Inspired by its artistic owners, Moss Denver provides a stylistic space uniquely re-purposed with each event it hosts. 

Bottom 2 Photos Courtesy of Jamie Beth Photography

Lovely Landscapes // Red Rock Amphitheater

Photos courtesy Red Rocks Amphitheater

Next month we'll be featuring venue locations in Las Vegas & Southern California! 

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Top 5 Wedding Planning Tools

Our team loves two things (besides wedding dresses, of course!): technology and wedding planning made simple! Thanks to mobile phone apps, pinterest, etsy & more, planning your wedding has never been such a breeze. Check out these top 5 apps, websites, and tools that we love sharing with our brides! 

1. WeddingHappy

WeddingHappy can simply be described as a pocket wedding planner! It’s free on the Apple app store, and users have rated it an impressive 4.5 stars! The app has every tool from a countdown, task list, and even a way to store your vendor contacts all in one place! One unique feature is that you can track specific payments are due, and what you have already paid. Being able to store all your wedding-related details in one place is changing the wedding game completely!

 

2. The Knot

The Knot is another one of our favorite mobile planning tools. The Knot App is also connected to your account on TheKnot.com. From the app, you can manage your guest list, registry, and even build a wedding website just for you and fiance! We're loving The Knot's mobile app - it makes planning on the go so easy for our couples!

3. Etsy

For those of you that follow our blog, you know how much we just adore Etsy! Find exactly what you’re looking for in terms of décor, invites, bridal party accessories, and other special keepsakes for unbeatable prices! Etsy’s handmade or vintage policy assures only the finest and most unique additions to your special day! Check out our favorite Etsy finds blog post here!

4.  Guesterly

If you thought there was no solution for awkward wedding moments—you’re wrong! Guesterly connects your guest list prior to your wedding by compiling a flipbook of questions your guests have answered. This is a great solution if your groomsmen and bridesmaids or family members haven't quite met each other yet! It will save you many, many introductions on your wedding day which leaves time for more celebrations & champagne! Think of Guesterly as a glorified wedding program that your guests helped to create. How cool!? 

 

5. WedPics

WedPics has received glowing reviews on the Apple app store. This photo sharing app makes it seamless for you to receive all of your guests photos for your special day. You can create albums, a slideshow, and even order prints directly from the app. Toss those disposable cameras, those will not be needed any more! Not only does WedPics making sharing photos easier, but you can also share information on the app such as accommodations, ceremony time & location and more! 

 

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Our Brilliant Brides featuring Jenny in a Maggie Sottero wedding dress!

We have a fun real wedding to share today!  Jenny was a Colorado bride that found her dress at our Mesa bridal store in Arizona.  Good news for all the other Colorado brides out there, our Denver bridal store is now open! For any Arizona brides still looking for their wedding dress, you really can not go wrong with a Maggie Sottero wedding dress.  Known for their perfect fit, high quality fabrics and great construction you really can't not look stunning in a Maggie!  Don't forget to book your appointment for our Maggie Sottero Preview Party happening this Thursday, July 23rd if you're thinking of wear a Maggie Sottero for your wedding.

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Jenny and her husband were married at Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, Colorado which from the pictures is clearly a slice of heaven on earth. Jenny wore Maggie Sottero "Eden" which was absolutely the perfect wedding dress for this bride and this venue. Flowy lace and tulle combined with form fitting ruching, a bit of added bling with a belt and a soft lace hem worked so well with the natural elements of the wedding location and I'm sure we can all agree that Jenny is glowing in the bridal gown!

Thank you to Jenny and Spika Photography for sharing these gorgeous pictures with us!

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