Thursday, February 28, 2008

Role Reversal

Happy Leap Day!

Here's a piece of little-known trivia. According to Irish tradition, women were only allowed to pop the question on one day every four years, on February 29th.

It is believed this tradition was started in 5th century Ireland when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick about women having to wait for so long for a man to propose.

The first documentation of this practice dates back to 1288, when Scotland passed a law that allowed women to propose marriage to the man of their choice in that year. They also made it law that any man who declined a proposal in a leap year must pay a fine. The fine could range from a kiss to payment for a silk dress or a pair of gloves.
Leap Year tradition spread around the world and evolved to include balls and dances. Some were held in order to allow women to ask men to dance and some were specifically designated for women to propose marriage.
Leap Day and its traditions are often compared to those of Sadie Hawkins Day in the U.S. but while the customs are the same-a day which allows for women to propose marriage-Sadie Hawkins day actually takes place in November.

Erin and Jason

Erin and Jason had family coming to their wedding from all over the country, so they wanted to have an event in the Colorado mountains.

We chose the Charter at Beaver Creek as home base for the weekend. The couple hosted a welcome BBQ, rehearsal brunch, and day-after brunch at The Charter.

The wedding ceremony and reception were held at Beano's Cabin, a beautiful on-mountain venue.

We even had some spikey party-crashers!

See more photos from this wedding here. All photos are by the lovely Charlotte of Charlotte Geary Photography.

Kristin and Jeremy

Kristin and Jeremy were married in Estes Park, Colorado. The wedding weekend began with a rehearsal dinner at the Mary's Lake Lodge, followed by a dessert reception at the Stanley Hotel.

The ceremony and reception were held at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park. The morning of the wedding dawned foggy and cold, so we moved the ceremony inside. It was a cozy, warm setting for a heartfelt ceremony. After dinner, the guests danced to an eclectic mix of Cajun and klezmer music provided by Denver's Spotlight Band.

See more photos of the event here.

Dunn Rehearsal Dinner

Cachet Weddings and Events was hired to decorate, design and execute a relaxed, Colorado-casual rehearsal dinner at the bride's home.

The guests had a marvelous time, and as the sun went down, lanterns ringing the pool set a great ambiance for celebrating the upcoming nuptials.

See more photos of this event here.

Nichole and Michael

Nichole and Michael hosted an entire weekend of events for their wedding guests at the beautiful and intimate Savory Inn in Vail.

The weekend began with a pajama and movie party. Other events included white-water rafting and a casual BBQ celebrating Michael's Canadian heritage. The ceremony was held at the Vail Interfaith Chapel and the reception took place at the Inn.

See more photos from this wedding here.

Valli's First Birthday

Valli's parents hired Cachet Weddings and Events to create a princess party for their daughter Valli's first birthday. The party included costumes for the kids, a magic show, plenty of food and drink, balloon sculptures and crafts. Each child's picture was taken and each child created a custom photo frame to take home along with a goody bag. It was a fun, sweet event for a darling little girl.

See more of this party here.

Alicia and Justin

Alicia and Justin were married at the Westin Westminster on a beautiful summer evening. The ceremony was held at a public park just across the street from the hotel. Following the ceremony, the guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in a courtyard adjacent to the ballroom. The guests danced the night away. What a fun wedding!

Sarah and Cody

Sarah and Cody had a beautiful February wedding in Aspen. The couple are from Louisiana, but had vacationed in Aspen with his family. When deciding on a destination wedding, they knew Aspen would be the perfect location!

Their beautiful candlelit ceremony was held at the Aspen Chapel. An intimate reception followed at the Maroon Bells Lodge. A snowstorm the day before the wedding contributed to the romantic, magical setting.

See more pictures from Sarah and Cody's wedding here. All photos are courtesy of Brett Butterstein Photography.

Welcome to our new blog!

We are so excited to announce the launch of our new blog! We will post information about our recent events, wedding and event planning advice, interesting finds and beautiful things and wedding industry news.

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Cachet Weddings and Events provides wedding coordination and event planning services in Denver, Colorado Springs, and throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. You can learn more about us at our website. We will be launching a site redesign soon, so keep checking back for updates!

We will start with information about some of our favorite events of the last year.

Welcome, and thanks for coming on this ride with us!