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Colorful Spanish Style Wedding Inspired by Heritage

Trying to figure out your wedding style? This little guide sure does come in handy, but the advice I give most couples-to-be is to start with YOU, and the details will fall into place. That’s exactly what Sue and Robin did for their heritage-infused I do’s at Villa Parker. Starting with this twirl-worthy dress from Little White Dress Bridal Shop, take a colorful journey through The Vault with Sara Lynn!

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From Sara LynnRobin and Sue’s wedding day was influenced by their heritage and wanting to incorporate traditional Hispanic papers, colors and textures. The architecture of Villa Parker was the perfect setting for the couple’s celebration. They chose a colorful palette of orange, blues, pinks and to add romance, they added personal touches like Robin’s rebozo, her lace and ruffled gown and Sue’s custom suit with their date embroidered. Robin’s makeup and hair embodied a true Spanish-Style lady and for her something blue, their chihuahua Penelope wore a tiffany blue dress and attended the wedding as their ‘flower girl’. The flowers were hand-made from paper by Felicity Allyse and their decor was purchased in Mexico during their travels.

From Robin… We worked for the same employer when we met in 2009. It was love at first sight for both of us! Sue invited me to a Nuggets game and said that she has great tickets but didn’t expect me to say yes! She drove down to Denver to get court side seats for our date! We were pretty inseparable from the beginning. We decided to make it official in December of 2009 after the company Christmas Party where we arrived together which caused quite the scandal as several guys had been after me! Sue took me to New York for my 30th birthday on our anniversary in December of 2015. I have always wanted to go to New York and I do community theatre so I always wanted to see Broadway! We had a wonderful time! On the last day, we went to the top of Rockafeller Center after a nice show and dinner. And that’s when she proposed! It was perfect!

Our inspiration came from our heritage. I am Mexican and Armenian and Sue is Mexican. When we met her family enfolded me in the culture and I fell in love with it as well as Sue. We wanted the passion, color, and romance of Mexican culture to bring our union to life. We created a subtle but variant color palate and added elegance with Black Tie dress code. We even traveled to Juarez to collect centerpieces, inspiration, and the gifts for our guests. The mariachi, conchas with spicy hot chocolate bar, and paper flowers were some of my favorite touches. We couldn’t believe how well everything came together! It was perfect and we will hold the memory of that day closely forever.

Pick a vendor, venue, and photographer and book them all before anything else! That part is stressful but then you get to play and have fun. I used google docs and sheets for all of my planning. No big binders to lug around! The best advice I got from a friend was to stop and just look around during your engagement and especially during your wedding day. This is a (hopefully) once in a lifetime experience. Savor every moment!

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Photography: Sara Lynn, Fine Art Photographer | Coordination: Marilee & Grace | Floral Design: Felicity Day | Cake: Kelley Kakes | Invitations: Avie Designs | Catering: Occasions Catering Denver | Hair and Makeup: Erica Ortega | DJ: Sandi Hughes | Band: Mariachi De Corazon | Tux: Suitsupply | Officiant: Tishalea Anderson | Wedding Venue: Villa Parker Cultural and Event Center | Bridal Shop: Little White Dress Bridal Shop | Gown Designer: Lis Simon | Lingerie: Trashy Diva

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Don’t Say “I Do” in Aspen Without Reading This First

Three ingredients of an amazing wedding celebration?  A fab locale, great friends and really good food. It’s a little something that ASC Catering knows a thing or two about with a top-notch team of chefs + event managers filling your Big Day with some of the tastiest menu options you’ll ever gobble up. It’s the foodie celebration of your dreams, all set against the stunning backdrop that is Aspen Snowmass. Get to know them (and their mouth-watering talents) below.

Let’s be honest. Once those “I do’s” have been said and those first dances have been had, it’s all about the food. ASC Catering totally gets that, and their talented staff of professionals will make sure you’re celebrating with the most amazing lineup of tasty treats ever. From a farm to table buffet to five-course dinners to certified kosher catering, they’ll bring their unique blend of creative meets modern dishes to your wedding… and all crafted with sustainable, organic and local produce. Not to mention that they cater to SIX venues on Aspen Snowmass (including the amazing Elk Camp seen here), as well as any off-site venue of your choice. So whether you plan to tie the knot against the stunning Rocky Mountains or in the backyard of your childhood home, you can rest assured that ASC Catering has you totally covered; from hors’ d’oeuvres to main course to dessert.

Ready to talk to the only catering company that can match the breathtaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains? Contact ASC Catering’s fab team of chefs and event managers today to chat about your Big Day at Aspen Snowmass OR that amazing locale of your choosing. They’ll use the freshest + finest ingredients available to create that totally awesome + totally unique menu of your dreams and you’ll be blown away by the deliciousness… and their outstanding service. Psst… don’t forget to ask about The Sled, a mobile kitchen that is an absolute must for any event. You’re going to love them.

Photography: Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers | Videography: Red Mountain Productions | Ceremony Venue: Aspen Snowmass | Catering: ASC Catering



The Perfect Hue to Pair with Pantone’s Color of the Year

When Pantone announced Greenery as 2017’s color of the year, I knew we’d not only be seeing it pop up left and right in weddings—but that we’d see it paired with the prettiest hues for to-die-for color palettes. Case in point? This greenery and tangerine combo. All the hands raised emojis you guys. Bluebird Productions, you nailed it. Catch more from this beautiful day with Connie Whitlock in The Vault!

From Bluebird ProductionsMegan and Zack’s gorgeous day can best be described as a dream mountain contemporary wedding with the perfect pop of tangerine color and a coat of sugary frosting! Megan is the most amazing pastry chef and has become a dear friend in addition to a talented vendor. Assisting her with her wedding was a true honor. Guests were welcomed to Colorado with the most beautiful of welcome gifts including sweets made by Megan. The intimate ceremony took place at the Cedar Ridge Ranch outside of Carbondale, Colorado. They were surrounded by their closest family and friends to celebrate their union. A reception at the Marble Distilling Company followed. A phenomenal meal, delicious drinks, gorgeous flowers and an abundance of joyful and loving people filled the room. As you may imagine, a gorgeous cake made a statement at the reception!

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Photography: Connie Whitlock | Event Planning: Bluebird Productions | Floral Design: Park Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone | Cake: Megan Joy Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Cedar Ridge Ranch | Reception Venue: Marble Distilling Company | Catering: Eat | Paper: Lana's Shop | Rentals: Premier Party Rentals | Wedding Dress Boutique: Little White Dress Bridal Shop

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