Sunday, December 28, 2014

Emily & Michael's Winter Wedding

Emily and Michael got married on December 21st at the beautiful Boettcher Mansion in Golden, Colorado. The couple, both in school to become rabbis came all the way from California to say I do! The bride wore a beautiful A-line lace gown with a floor length veil as her something borrowed from her best friends wedding. The bride carried a bouquet of paper flowers that were made from the pages of a Hebrew prayer book. The groom wore his army dress blues. Emily and Michael were wed under a special chuppa made of burlap that was created by Emily’s mother Sheila. The couple was married by Michael’s childhood rabbi making their ceremony very special and full of love. As the couple walked out of  the doors after they were announced as husband and wife there was a light falling of snow making their moment a picture of perfection. After their ceremony the couple enjoyed their cocktail hour and mingled with their guests. After the couple was announced into their reception as Mr. & Mrs. Cohen and had their first dance to a song played by the couple’s friends. The rabbi gave a Chanukah blessing over bread and wine because the wedding day was also the fifth night of Chanukah The couple and their guests enjoyed a barbeque style meal catered by Three Tomatoes. Because of the groom’s service in the military, the couple cut the cake with a sword as they do in military tradition.  The reception space was covered in candles and mason jars decorated by the bride and her family. Keeping in the Chunukah tradition the couple served special fill your own Chunukah doughnuts that accompanied their wedding cake. The couple left the venue a bit earlier than most of our weddings to continue the celebration in downtown Golden. The wedding was so unique and full of love. We wish you all the best Mr. & Mrs. Cohen.


Wedding Planners: Seize The Day Event Planners
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Boettcher Mansion
Photographer: Kiefel Photography 
DJ: Quality Mobile Sound

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Mason Jar Trend

As we finish out the end of the year, it’s time for us to begin looking back at emerging trends that 2014 has brought us. On pinterest, tumblr, facebook, and even in our cupboards, we are seeing millions of mason jars. Each decorated in clever ways; spray painted, bejeweled, wrapped, filled with sand, candles, and anything else you could possibly think of.  Originally used for food packaging and candles, mason jars have started to infiltrate the wedding scene, bringing with it rustic centerpieces, modern party favors, creative drink holders, and many more. Here are a few awesome uses of the mason jar we’ve seen!

These beautiful mason jars were the key centerpieces at our last wedding in the Boettcher mansion. Using a variety of burlap, pastel colored ribbon, and gold glitter, our beautiful bride livened up these glass jars, transforming them into an iconic representation of her marriage: simple, classic, and something to be remembered. 
Pinterest, of course, also features several interesting suggestions to simplify and reduce expenses on your wedding day. We came across this one that was especially adorable!
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Mason jars are a terrific container for wedding favors, or take home gifts for the guest. As you can see, this smores idea was ingenious, and perfectly matched the cozy theme of the wedding, leaving guests with something to take home to remember their night, and the note of love from the bride and groom is a simple keepsake.
Other suggestions include drink holders; a cute and fun way to serve delicious and potentially personalized cocktails!

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(Mason jars can even be personalized with names and your wedding date!)

Our personal favorite were these hanging candles:

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A sophisticated look to complement an outdoor wedding, or even an indoor reception ceremony to follow the theme of natural and simple.

Here at Seize the Day, we are happy to provide more ideas and research into the subtle details and customization that make your wedding day a personal experience. We love mason jars, and are always on the lookout for more trends to best suit the needs of you and your partners! Please contact us at any time for a consultation, or schedule an appointment if you are looking for a savvy team with an eye for decorations and a passion for planning!

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