I'm partial to all things Colorado but especially Colorado brides given that I'll be one soon! This week's Babe is Abby Miller of style blog, Denver Darling (check it out for tons of inspiration). If you're wondering what mountain glam looks like, I love Abby's take on it: a precious golden retriever, gorgeous outdoor wedding venue and super high fashion.
Dress by Monique Lhuillier - I loved it! It took me a long time to find a dress, but always knew I wanted to wear ML so probably should have started there. I finally decided to take a little trip to LA with my little sister to their flag ship store.... it was amazing! I had a removable tulle ball skirt to wear for the ceremony and a sleeker, trumpet gown underneath. It was really two looks in one which I loved!
Shoes by Jimmy Choo. I danced in them all night! And still wear them every chance I get.
Accessories by My amazing friend Nerida Mason is a bridal accessories designer (lucky me!) so she custom made my bridal sash and hand beaded every tiny little crystal on it. I forget how many are on it, but it is an insane number of beads and crystals. I asked her to make it as sparkly as possible! I borrowed my jewelry from my mom and grandmother.
Health secretLeading up to the wedding I did a lot of Hot Yoga. It was a great workout for me to take time for myself and not think about planning and I really wanted to focus on my arms and back... a lot of chatarangas are great for both!
Beauty secretI am not usually the best about taking wonderful care of my skin, but I tried to be diligent about a good skin care regimen. I found a great facialist and tried to be extra good to my skin for a few months leading up to the big day!
Hair byNiki Haberberger - Needle In The Hay Salon, Denver
Makeup byGina Cominello - The Look Salon, Denver
Bridal StyleMountain Glam :)
Greatest moment of the night Other than walking down the aisle and saying "I Do", I would have to say one of my favorite moments was our first dance. We did our first dance when we first entered the reception. We did a surprise hip hop dance half way though, that my coworker (who also happens to be a former Broncos cheerleader) choreographed for us... neither of us are great dancers, but it was so much fun to do something silly together! After we finished we had everyone join us for the rest of the song... it was such a fun way to start the night!
Wedding venue Wedding Island, Vail Golf Course (ceremony), The Sebastian Vail (reception)
Wedding date September 2014
Advice for Brides-to-Be The night before our wedding, my husband's brother took us aside and reminded us that our wedding day would fly by and to step back and take mental pictures together. Throughout the night he would remind us to take a second to capture those moments and take in what was happening. We appreciated the advice so much and have been sure to share it with all of our friends getting married. I think it is so important to repurpose your flowers where you can. Flowers are so beautiful, but very expensive and it is so sad to see them thrown away the next day. So to the extent you can repurpose your flowers, you should! We moved some flowers from the ceremony to the reception, and used the bridesmaids bouquets as the flowers along the head table. Finally, we used as many flowers as we could again at brunch the next day so they could be enjoyed there as well.