Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wedding Planners Luncheon

Today Payton and Maren of our Seize The Day team got the privilege to attend a wedding planners luncheon at Elway's in Cherry Creek. We were greeted with fresh juice Bellinis and pink decor. We then continued with the cocktail hour where we were served shrimp cocktail,  lamb, and other specialties of the chef. We then took a tour of the venue where we saw many future possibilities for events and rehearsal dinners. We were then served a four course meal complete with the best chocolate chip cookies we have ever had. It was so nice to be able to meet other event planning teams from across the state of Colorado. We at Seize The Day felt so lucky to be included. Here are some photos from our amazing day.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hollyn and Patrick's Wedding

Hollyn and Patrick got married in a private ceremony in the garden gazebo of the St. Julian Hotel. The theme of the wedding was based around the coming together of Hollyn’s American culture and Patrick’s Swiss culture. The four bridesmaids wore black dresses and held bouquets of deep red daisies while three groomsman wore classic black tuxedos and bow ties. The bride looked stunning in a lace and bead embroidered dress with red shoes and a red sash with embroidered crosses done by her incredibly talented mother Barbara. The ceremony was beautiful and the pastor added a very personal touch to the vows making even us, the wedding planners, cry. When it was time to kiss the bride, Hollyn pulled away from Patrick and turned to her maid of honor who sprayed her mouth with some breath freshening spray before a very passionate kiss. Here are some photos from their beautiful wedding.


Wedding Planners: Seize The Day Event Planners

Photographer: Tim Benko 


 Cake: Indulge Bakery

 DJ:  Tip Top Entertainment

 Makeup/Hair/Nails St. Julien Hotel, Boulder, CO

 Venue:St Julien Hotel, Boulder, CO 

 Officiant: Father Mark Peterson - Couple's local Pastor

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Estes Park Wedding - Black Canyon Inn - Twin Owls - Colorado Mountain Wedding Venue.

Breanna and Jack

We met Breanna at the Boulder Wedding Showcase in January 2012 - two days after the show she hired us to plan her amazing wedding. She wanted it to be a fairytale, picturesque to showcase their beautiful Colorado to their friends. 

Breanna and Jack were from Pensacola, FL. They fell in love with the Colorado mountains and wanted to showcase their love to all their friends and family. 
We planned the wedding with Breanna for 18 months incorporating their love of beer by using growlers as for vases and table numbers were breweries in Denver and Boulder. 

It was a perfect example of what happens when you recruit a planner - Breanna had so many ideas but bringing them together need the help of a professional. All the elements were familiar but when arranged with professional attention to detail, they are special. We worked closely with Breanna to create a wedding that was casual but refined. 
We instantly knew that Fiori Flowers would be the perfect fit for Breanna and her vision. They outdid themselves. 

"I am the one who proposed. Jack’s mother asked his father and I knew Jack was going to be asking me any time so I decided to take things into my own hands (Women can propose its 2013!!!). We went on a wonderful hike in the RMNP to the top of a waterfall. I packed sandwiches from one of our favorite sub shops, two shots of whiskey, and a moonstone. Fate would have it once we made it to our destination everyone left so we were completely alone for a good hour or so. We sat on the rocks and enjoyed the beautiful sunny day. Making a long story short, I told him how much he means to me and that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. We cried, laughed, kissed and took a shot. I gave him a moonstone to put somewhere special because he gave me a beautiful moonstone promise ring before we moved from Florida to Colorado so that stone is special to us on many levels. I told him to not worry about a ring as we had our whole lives to get one. I wasn’t concerned with it because life is short and you have to enjoy the time you have with the ones you love. A ring is symbolic but it’s not the most important aspect of marriage. All in all, I wouldn’t want it any other way. Oh, just in case you were wondering he totally spoiled me and surprised me with a beautiful deep blue sapphire ring a couple of months later." – Breanna

The details:
  • “Our ceremony venue was picturesque. I didn’t walk down the aisle to any music. It was completely peaceful and quiet and wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Many of our guests approached me after the ceremony and commented about how wonderful they thought it was that I didn’t walk down to any music because you could hear the rain in the distance over the mountains, the wind in the trees, and the birds singing to each other. It was truly calming and beautiful,” said Breanna.
  • Baby’s breath bundles were tied to each chair on the end of the aisle way. Flowers were everywhere, including a fun installation behind the sweetheart table and the chandeliers if you look carefully.
  • The beer growlers were collected by the couple from around the state and served as table numbers to direct the guests.
  • Books and teacups were among the other centerpiece decor. While this is not a completely new concept, the manner in which everything was arranged was incredible looking.
  • Generous portions of local jam from Puff’s Preserves were given as favors. These spreads are extra special as they are dosed with local libations for an added kick!
Venue: The Black Canyon Inn | Photography: Jeff and Jewels Photography | Event Planning: Seize the Day Events | Bridal Gown: Watters (Style: Pasadena) from Anna Be | Shoes: Ivanka Trump | Hair and Makeup: Jewels Gray | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Rings: Shane Co. | Florist:Fiori Flowers | Catering: Twin Owls Steakhouse (The Black Canyon Inn) | Cake: Gateaux | Favors: Puff’s Preserves | Officiant: Reverend Kim Tavendale

Heather and Matthew 5.17.2014

Last Saturday at Seize The Day Events we celebrated the marriage of Heather and Matthew. This was a very intimate catholic wedding that ended in a rustic themed reception at Chataqua National Park complete with a jazz band and professional swing dancers. The bride looked gorgeous in an all lace gown with flowered side sash. Heather’s hair was styled in pin up inspired curls and red lipstick. The groom wore a gray suit and plaid tie. Here are some photos from Heather & Matthews big day.


Wedding Coordinators: Seize The DayEvent Planners

Transportation: Banjo Billy Bus Tours

Ceremony Musicians: Lindsey - Cellist

Dog Sitter: Juliette 303-554-9179

Make-up artist: Susan 720-298-1730

Reception Band: Jeremy Mahoney Band

Florist: Boulder Blooms