Friday, August 15, 2008

Karen and Greg

We had the honor of coordinating Karen and Greg's wedding at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. The wedding ceremony was originally scheduled for the outside gazebo, but a sudden rainstorm caused us to move the ceremony to the porch of the Manor House. The rain actually made a nice backdrop to the sweet ceremony.

During cocktail hour, Greg's mom got stuck in the Stanley's 1909 elevator! After 1/2 hour and a visit by Estes Park's finest, she was free. Luckily the bride took it all in stride!

Congratulations to Karen and Greg!

Venue: Stanely Hotel
DJ: Jay Kacik with Standing Room Only
Cake: Colorado Rose Cake Company
Photography: Rob Wardell Photography
Flowers: Kim & Company
Officiant: Carolyn Carpenter with Sunflower Weddings
Videographer: Ray Beaudoin with Vegas Bones Productions

Melissa and Danny's professional photos

Krista Cooley with Cooley Photography sent over a CD with professional images from Melissa and Danny's wedding. Here are a few of our favorites:

Thank you Krista! They are lovely!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Marriott Goes Green

According to Colorado Meetings and Events, beginning this summer, Marriott, JW Marriott and Renaissance Hotels & Resorts will introduce a series of meeting products that are eco-friendly and will help guests and meeting planners reduce their environmental impact.

Among the green products and service options are:
  • Organic, sustainable and natural food and beverage options in many hotels to include Fair-Trade teas and meeting room chocolate options

  • Organic flower options

  • Linen-less banquet buffet tables made of 49%-recycled aluminum and are 99% recyclable at many hotels

  • Safe-to-donate food given to America's Second Harvest's network of food banks.

We applaud Marriott's commitment to creating green events!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Alissa and Jason

WeddingFest '08 continued Saturday with the wedding of Alissa and Jason at Skyline Park and the Westin Tabor Center.

Alissa and her stepmother came to us in the spring. They had completed about 1/3 of the wedding planning but had realized that they needed to get some professional help to find vendors, finish the planning and deal with some issues that had come up.

When all was said and done, this wedding had 21 vendors to manage, a record number for us! This list included two florists, A/V and lighting, a carriage, a violin and guitar duo, a bagpiper, pianist, DJ, hair and makeup artists, linen supplier, photographer, videographer, photobooth operator and more.

This was an incredibly complex, large wedding, but it was very rewarding to see it all come together.

This note from the bride's father and stepmom makes all the work worthwhile:

"Jordan and Jo Dee,
We cannot thank you enough for your diligence, dedication and incredible work on Alissa and Jason's wedding-you have made the wedding planning effortless and the wedding beautiful! All our best, Kristina & Todd McNamara"

You can see more photos from Alissa and Jason's wedding here.