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organic mountain wedding | TABERNASH, COLORADO

organic mountain wedding | TABERNASH, COLORADO

There are a few locations and venues in Colorado that never get old.  The natural beauty (year round) and hospitality keep us coming back again and again.  Devil's Thumb Ranch is one of those venues- it's simply incredible!  Tara & Dale had been guests at a few weddings we had planned for friends of theirs throughout the past few years, so when it came time to plan their wedding, at the ever fabulous Devil's Thumb, we were beyond excited to finally work with these two and help bring their wedding vision to life!  In such a spectacular setting as this, we knew we wanted an organic approach to highlight what was already there - lots of whites and greenery created a lush, natural feel without distracting from the striking mountain views and Colorado architecture. Combined with special personal touches, I am SO in love with how it came together! 

intimate mountain wedding | BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO

intimate mountain wedding | BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO

When they first came to me, D&D wanted to plan not one, but TWO wonderful celebrations. First, an intimate affair with 50 guests at a private estate in beautiful Breckenridge, CO. Followed by a fabulous, fun reception for 150 guests at Denver's coolest hotspot, Union Station.  (Psst, See more on that wonderful event here!)

This savvy bride works in the event industry, so she was clear on what she loved and didn't love from the beginning. To maintain some continuity, for both events we stuck with a unique color palette that the bride loved. Inspired by orange calla lilies (given to her by her groom through the course of their courtship), we paired an unexpected rich purple, complemented by black, white, and touches of gold. 

We embraced the mountain setting of this private estate and added touches of vintage and understated elegance to soften and elevate the feel of this Colorado setting.  One of many details to enhance the comfort and experience for guests at this spring mountain-top wedding, was luxurious faux fur blankets to cozy up for the outdoor ceremony, and later around the fire pit as guests enjoyed making s'mores.  It doesn't get much more Colorado than that!  

romantic ranch wedding | LARKSPUR, COLORADO

romantic ranch wedding | LARKSPUR, COLORADO

As wedding season slows down, and summer comes to a close, it's fun to finally start appreciating the most gorgeous photos and memories we have acquired from this summer's successful events...  Get excited, lots more lovely to come! 

Today I'm very excited to share because this is one wedding that is very special to me.  I mean, honestly, they all are. In different ways. {& I'm really not just saying that.} Every one holds a place in my heart. I LOVE what I do!!  That said, there are a few couples for whom I feel exceptional gratitude.  Those who took a chance early on, hiring me right from the get-go, trusting me with every detail of their most special day based solely on a recco when my business was barely an infant.  

To M & M, and ALL of my loyal clients, I'm humbled and grateful that you picked me, and I would not be here if it weren't for brave souls like you taking the chance- THANK YOU!!!

romantic mountain wedding | ESTES PARK, COLORADO

romantic mountain wedding | ESTES PARK, COLORADO

Have we mentioned that we love our jobs?  Because we do.  Big time.  I feel so fortunate to do what I love every day, and one of the very best things about it is working with the most wonderful people!  

These two. Are seriously amazing.  Their love story, their relationship, and the crew of family & friends that surround them are all inspiring.  Everything, and everyone all came together so beautifully for their mountain wedding celebration in Estes Park! 

We literally love everything about this wedding, and this couple!  We invite you to check out the pretty pics {and the fabulous tear-jerking video!} and feel the love for this romantic mountain wedding affair! 

rustic ranch wedding | STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO

rustic ranch wedding | STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO

Working with Lara & Ryan planning their Colorado rustic ranch wedding in Steamboat Springs was a dream.  Not only are they both warm, genuine, and fun people, but it was clear to see their mutual admiration for each other (love that!), and they were consistently upbeat, enjoying the planning process every step of the way! 

We invite you to check out the beauty of the day captured in the best possible way by the talented Ryan Olsen Photographer!

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!

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.