2014

styled shoot | retro moto | DENVER, COLORADO

styled shoot | retro moto | DENVER, COLORADO

Styled shoots are SO much fun!  While they are a big commitment for the contributing vendors, they give us an opportunity to exercise creative freedom and think out-of-the-box with themes, concepts & design... Always such a treat for us creative types!    

Together with the lovely and talented McCall of Lucky Malone Photography,  we collaborated to dream up this Retro Moto fall shoot over lattes on Larimer Square.  We had an absolute blast planning the shoot- selecting the perfect partners, design elements, and all the amazing, yet non-traditional clothes & accessories (moto goggles, anyone?)! 

hello, bello! | year ONE

hello, bello! | year ONE

I am overcome with joy and feeling oh-so proud & excited to announce that b&b is celebrating our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY today!  Can you believe it?!  Time sure flies when you're having fun.  

On December 1st 2013, I took the leap of faith & realized a life-long dream with the launch of Bello & Blue Events. In case you missed it, you can read more about our brand here, & more about our growing team here!

love, LOVE! | lasting marriages

love, LOVE! | lasting marriages

It's no secret we love LOVE.  & of course, weddings.  Weddings are the ultimate celebration of love, but after that, comes marriage...  

Sadly, today, enduring, solid & loving marriages seem to be somewhat rare.  That said, I feel it's important to take a personal moment to honor the life & legacy of my wonderful grandparents and their epic love story.  

boho rustic ranch wedding | TELLURIDE, COLORADO

boho rustic ranch wedding | TELLURIDE, COLORADO

These two are so. much. fun.  While they reside in San Diego, they have always shared a love for beautiful Telluride, so it was the natural choice for their destination Colorado wedding.  From the beginning we knew we wanted a Colorado rustic, bohemian feel for their Telluride wedding and we were thrilled to find the AH-mazing Schmid Family Ranch Colorado boho chic affair!  

This was definitely not a traditional wedding, nor like anything I've ever done, but I love it!  The ceremony was performed in the round in a magical Aspen grove on property.  Post 'I do', guests followed the music, & the happy couple in a parade with instruments, streamers, and FUN back to the reception where they enjoyed a celebration complete with gourmet boxed dinners, mason jar beverages, and intimate campfires set against the most epic San Juan Mountain backdrop.    

Check out the pics, and fall in love.  The view!  The aspen grove!  The collection of lanterns, barrels & sarape covered hay bales!  The effortless styling & turquoise accessories! It all came together so beautifully and was exactly what we envisioned.  

first annual fundraising gala | DENVER, COLORADO

first annual fundraising gala | DENVER, COLORADO

I hate to play favorites, but the First Annual Wylder Nation Foundation Living Like a Warrior Gala could very easily the best, most special organization & event to which I have ever contributed.  

I have had the pleasure of knowing the Founders, Steven & Shannon Laffoon for over a decade, and the way they choose to live their lives, embodying the warrior spirit, is inspiring to say the very least. I am in awe of them- the mission, the love, and how they so perfectly honor the tragically short but powerful & significant life of their son, Wylder James.

love, LOVE! | dad & daughter pics

 love, LOVE! | dad & daughter pics

I love to count my blessings daily- I am so fortunate.  For a lot of reasons.  Chief among them, I have amazing parents.  Like seriously amazing humans who have taken care of me (read: put up with me) my entire life.  They have helped me, supported me and loved me unconditionally.  My heart swells and my face smiles when I think of them...

So naturally I am a sucker for pics like these:  

hello, BELLO! | an INTRODUCTION

hello, BELLO!  | an INTRODUCTION

Hi!  I'm Lindsey, & working with fabulous people and planning parties are pretty much my favorite things ever.  This company & this blog are truly a labor of love.  

Welcome to Hello, Bello! Blog by Bello & Blue Events, the perfect place to keep up with our latest & greatest, and all things inspiring & lovely that we totally adore.

Get excited! We are...