Jenny Packham at Little White Dress || Denver Wedding Photographer

Jenny Packham at Little White Dress

Have you heard? The full Jenny Packham line is at Little White Dress this weekend!

It is hard to explain just how exquisite the bead work is on these dresses. The beautiful textures sparkle in the light. Her fabric selection drapes beautifully and feels phenomenal. I came home and told my husband it is a good thing we were married 8 years ago, before I was in the wedding industry…I could have walked out of LWD with a gown in a heart beat. I was even trying to figure out how I could turn some of the off-white gowns into cocktail attire….it could work with the right accessories? Right??

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This last image is my favorite. A window shopping view of one of the Jenny Packham gowns. In black and white I think it shows off stunning bead work and elegant patterning. I love that her work is timeless and sophisticated. You could pull off a black-tie, city chic, or even country club wedding in any of the dresses.

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Seeing all these beautiful gowns makes me excited for the 2014 wedding season! There are so many elegant choices available this year, I cannot wait to see what brides come up with.

Here’s to a fashion forward 2014! Cheers to the New Year!

MUCH LOVE!

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I’ve been having fun with Time Lapse videos lately, so here are the Little White Dress girls preparing the dresses for their trunk show…

Intricate Icings :: Denver Wedding Photographer

Indulgent Wedding Cakes by Intricate Icings

If you are looking for a decadent and indulgent wedding cake, beautifully designed with modern elements and attention to detail… Rachael Teufel with Intricate Icings is your girl.  Rachael has been a Food Network Competitor 3 times, taking second place twice, and winning her final episode.  Rachael also teaches online cake design classes for Craftsy.com.

What I love about Rachael, and where her and I have connected, is her absolute passion for modern design, and intense attention to detail. Earlier this summer I had the honor of spending some time at the Intricate Icings studio photographing some of their favorite cakes, and watching the team create masterpieces.

The cakes I gravitated to were inspired by designer wedding dresses. What a fabulous way to keep all the design elements of a wedding day cohesive!

This cake is designed after Liancarlo dress style 5826.  What attracted me to this cake, is the textures.  The cake body is matte, and the floral details and ribbon are a variety of textures. The contrasts make each element stand alone.  What impressed me the most is the ribbon detailing.  First, let me say, everything on Intricate Icings cakes is edible. The details Rachael and her team are capable of doing with sugar and icing is incredible. Every level of ribbon have different textures, matte, tulle, and silk. This detailing is taken directly from the French tulle and silk organza textured skirt designed by Liancarlo. Stunning!

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The second cake is modeled after Liancarlo dress style 5844. I LOVE the French Lyon lace on tulle design! In both the dress and the cake, lace is the dominate design element. Check out the detail shot, I had to physically get this close to the cake to decide if there was a lace overlay or not. But again, Rachael assures me the cake was created entirely with sugar! Similar to the lace elements on the dress, the lace on the cake is slightly raised as well. I was continuously impressed with the artistry and commitment to design integrity.

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I have one more thing to say about Intricate Icings… their cake flavors and fillings are unique and amazing!  My personal favorite is the Zucchini with lime zest, a refreshing and moist cake. It pairs beautifully with cream cheese filling layered with diced fresh fruit: strawberries, mango, kiwi, and mandarin oranges. Is your mouth watering yet? Intricate Icings makes their own modeling chocolate used for decor pieces like lace and ruffles. Here is where it gets good… The fondant used is made from white chocolate which simply melts in your mouth, unlike any other fondants. I LOVE white chocolate!!!

Wedding photographers and other wedding vendors quickly become cake snobs. Eating wedding cake is a wonderful perk, but when it’s every weekend, you start to spend your cake calories wisely. I will never refuse cake from Intricate Icings!

MUCH LOVE!

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special thank you to Rachael Teufel of Intricate Icings, and Cate Malone and her team at Little White Dress.

Telluride Wedding Photographer :: Colorado Wedding Photographer

Mountain Air

There is something about the mountain air that brings my blood pressure down, it is so relaxing!!

Aaron and I spent last weekend hiking and hanging out in Telluride. SO BEAUTIFUL! Everywhere you look are stunning views.

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As a Denver girl, I spend a lot of time in the Front Range and Summit County, which I love. I honestly thought all of the Rocky Mountains looked similar. The San Juan range in southwest Colorado are much steeper, coupled with mesas, bluffs, and cliffs. So different, and beautiful in their own way.

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What I appreciated most about Telluride, beyond the breathtaking views, is the town’s intense intent on maintaining the integrity of the town’s look and feel.  In 1964 the core town of Telluride was put on the National Historic Landmark District registry. An honor the town takes very seriously. Their architecture, traditional design, open space, and small mountain town feel are all very much intact.  The valley floor open space as you approach Telluride will always remain, leaving little room for expansion, and therefore limiting real estate for a fortunate few. The town has done a great job to maintain their small scale, everything is walkable, and pedestrian friendly.  I think the best decision to keep cars out, is the free gondola connecting Telluride to Mountain Village (at the top of Telluride Ski Resort).  The Green Gondola Project transports the public between the two towns saving an average of 2 million cars a year from driving the 8 mile trip, and cuts travel time to a matter of minutes. And of course the ride is stunning!

Aaron and I had an awesome time! And of course, cannot wait to get back. Also, a big thank you to Hotel Madeline for hosting us!

MUCH LOVE!

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more about our trip can be found on my personal blog Rewired Life.

 

Cathedral Wedding :: Denver Wedding Photographer

Laura + Collin | Married

Laura and Collin are two of the most elegant people I’ve photographed. Laura has refined beauty and grace about her that I just adore.  And then there is Collin and those suspenders…swoon!!

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I loved their choice to get married at St. John’s Cathedral. The soaring space from early 1900’s provided a beautiful setting with rich textures, stunning stained glass windows, and I especially enjoyed the angles created by shooting from the balcony.

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Laura and Collin’s wedding day caught the end of fall color in Denver, one of my favorite times of the year. Plus, the fall color complimented Laura’s color choice of “jalapeño” perfectly! Here are a few more images of Laura’s beautiful bouquet by Bare Root Flora.

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Besides adoring Laura and Collin, I do have to say their wedding party was not only prompt, but SUPER helpful! As my second photographer, Annabelle, and I finished up with photographing Laura and Collin outside of St. John’s, they grabbed all of our equipment, and packed it into the bus. SO SWEET! I just wanted to say Thank You!!

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MUCH LOVE!

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other posts from Laura and Collin’s wedding day include:

How I love Bare Root Flora

Sneak Peek! of Laura and Collin’s wedding day

Anna Be Bridal Boutique

Bare Root Flora

Green and Gorgeous – color palette inspiration

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Thanks to the AMAZING vendors –

Bridal Gown – Anna Be

Hair and Makeup – Vida Salon

Ceremony – St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral

Reception – Willow Ridge Manor

Caterer – LifeStyles Catering

Day of Coordination – Mark Christopher Weddings

Florist – Bare Root Flora

DJ – Maestro Mobile Music Productions

Photo Booth – Red Door Photo Booth 

 

 

Colorado Wedding Photographers :: Indulge in Life

Permission to Indulge

I recently re-launched my business and defined my ideal wedding client as an Indulgent and Sophisticated bride.  And although these words are TOTALLY me, I struggled when saying it out loud. It took some time to embrace and define what I meant by indulge.  A wedding day is all about being surrounded by the people you love and celebrating life.  Sharing your excitement and spoiling the people you love to say “Thank you for being a part of my life, and celebrating this day with us”.

Celebrating is indulging!

Celebrating is the time to say “Life has been good to me, and I want to share it with those I love.” Indulge your loved ones with the best!

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If this is what your big day is all about… I love you already! Let’s talk!

Featured Vendors on this post include:

Ralston Hall Mansion

The Kitchen Mistress

Frills Cake Shop (now closed, super bummed!)

Ralston Florist

MUCH LOVE!

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