Our featured Little Black Book members today are Sapphire Celebrations and Jenna Walker Photographers! From the vibrant color palette to the adorable couple, this absolutely brilliant wedding in Vail, Colorado will have you thinking about saying your I DO’s in the great-Colorado-outdoors! And after you’ve taken it all in, you can see SO many more of the details in the SMP gallery here!
From Sapphire Celebrations ~ An elegant plum and orange wedding hosted in Vail, Colorado. An outdoor ceremony took place at the Lion Square Lodge. The bride and groom exchanged vows underneath a wooden arch with simple floral accents. After a drive through Eagle County in a classic Rolls Royce for some pictures, Dyann and Dave joined their guests at the Donovan Pavilion for dinner and dancing.
There’s more of this beautiful day over on Sapphire Celebration’s blog!
From the bride ~ Dave and I were engaged for 14 months before our wedding date. For the first 2 months or so, we really didn’t do any sort of planning at all. We allowed ourselves a little bit of time to just be together in our state of betrothal in order to not only get used to the idea of being engaged, but to also allow for some of the initial flurry of excitement to subside. The last thing we needed was everyone bombarding us with questions about the wedding while we were actually going through the stress of planning it.
Once everything calmed down a bit, we really started to get into research and planning mode. Having never really allowed myself to envision what my wedding would look like (I didn’t want to be disappointed if my day didn’t turn out to be just as I had always imagined), we had a great deal of style planning to do. Initially we spent a good bit of time researching what sorts of features we wanted to be present in our wedding. After all, you can’t build a house without knowing what you want it to look like, so why try to plan your wedding without a plan for your vision.
I spent time looking through wedding magazines and websites to find concepts and images of what I wanted my day to look like. This was an excellent way to get started as we were able to use ideas from other weddings to formulate a vision of what the wedding should look like. Local wedding magazines were a great resource for finding vendors and locations that were in our area and fit with our vision for the wedding. If we could not find information for a particular wedding resource, a hair stylist for instance, we used recommendations from the already booked vendors to find what we were looking for. Our reception hall, for example, helped us find our officiant. In that way, all of the pieces just started to fall into place. In making recommendations to future brides, I suggest looking into investing a portion of your wedding budget in a planner. They have established lists of reliable resources and relationships that a first-time planner cannot possibly develop. It will surely save you countless hours of time.
Photography: Jenna Walker Photographers / Flowers: Fleur de Liz / Day of Coordination: Sapphire Celebrations / Event Planning: The Bride, Dyann Eyvazzadeh / Ceremony Location: Lion Square Lodge / Reception Location: Donovan Pavilion / Photo Booth: Booth 66 / Caterer: Vail Catering Concepts / Transportation: Rich Somers / Cupcakes: Batter Cupcakes / Music: A Music Plus / Linens: BBJ Linens / Hair: Cowboys and Angels / Makeup: Sally Freeman / Transportation: Old Autos / Invitations: aLi-g designs