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Multicultural Wedding at The Broadmoor

When it came time to select their wedding location, this couple worked backwards. They knew they wanted photographs that would stand the test of time, and Colorado-based Lisa O’Dwyer was just the right vendor to capture. What followed was an incredible wedding day at The Broadmoor, celebrating both American and Indonesian cultures, and you can dive into each bit inside The Vault.

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From The Bride…I was overjoyed when Kai proposed on Christmas day, but the timing for planning a wedding couldn’t be any worst. I was in Missouri as a first year medical student while Kai was in graduate school in Michigan. We knew that our biggest obstacle to plan this wedding is to match our hectic schedule. Kai and I were having trouble deciding where should we have our wedding. I had the unconventional idea to compile a list of wedding photographers whose work I admired. I told Kai, “Here, look through the list and imagine which photography you want to show our kids and grandkids many years later. Wherever that photographer is based on, that will be where we are having our wedding.”

That was how we chose Lisa O’ Dwyer as our first vendor and Colorado as our location. Lisa’s work and attentiveness really didn’t disappoint. Her focus was not only in capturing beautiful photographs, but she cared about our wedding as if she was a good friend brainstorming about wedding ideas with us. Lisa was also the one who introduced us to our wedding planner, Isabelle Kline Designs, whose work was as spectacular as hers.

We chose September as our date because it fell on my school’s fall break. Kai’s mother suggested to have it on the 26th because it was supposedly a good number for us according to the Chinese tradition. However, we also realized that we won’t have any honeymoon since the next day Kai had to fly to Alaska and I had to go back to Missouri.

Our dream honeymoon had always been traveling to Europe. We chose The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs because of that European feel and the fact that they paid attention to every detail, from the decor, the food, and top notch service. We decided to do a Brunch wedding because of that picturesque backdrop of the mountain and the lake in the early morning, perfect for sipping morning coffee or a mimosa. Planning a wedding from another state would not be possible without Isabelle’s help. Her inspiration for the decor was our wedding invitation that my mother had custom made for us from Indonesia. We also wanted to incorporate our tradition and love for travel as a part of the wedding detail.

For instance, having tin can of TWG tea from Singapore as part of the Sweetheart table or having travel pouch filled with personalized fortune cookies as our wedding favors. Instead of a guests book, our guests wrote their wishes in origami paper which we made into wall art paper cranes to symbolize good luck. In Indonesian culture, wedding cake was always tall and grand (sometimes as tall as the ceiling) so that the couple looked up to their bright future as they were cutting the cake. However, our baker could not put fake layers to our cake. So, Isabelle found the tallest bar table there was, decorated it with orchids, and voila! I got my dream cake! Not only that, she also somehow found a way to create us an arch despite our budget.

When Isabelle said that wedding day would go by so fast, boy! was she right! The day before, we practiced our first dance for the first time, created a seating chart and put together welcome gifts for out of town guests with my bridesmaids. We wrote our vows at 3 am on the wedding day and never been so glad to be able to pull off an all nighter for 7 days straight (Being a student really help with the no sleeping thing). Nevertheless, our guests was truly entertained despite waking up early on the weekend. They enjoyed the mini doughnuts and the coffee before the ceremony.

They also loved the twist that we put on our wedding timeline, such as having an Indonesian dancer performed before we walked down the aisle and the string quartet that played top hits music, like One Direction. I decided to write our experience planning the wedding into a parody of Taylor Swift’s song, Blank Space because Kai loves Taylor Swift. The icing of the cake was having two of my best friends as my bridesmaid, especially one of them just had a baby the week before. We were thankful on how smooth our wedding was and we could not have done it without the help of everyone in our wedding.

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Photography: Lisa O'Dwyer Photography | Cinematography: Andrew Nease Video | Wedding Dress: Ysa Makino | Invitations: Ken's Collections | Favors: Fine Souvenir | Groom's Attire: Armani | Ceremony Music: Masterful Musicians | Venue: The Broadmoor | Bridal Boutique: Dimitra's Bridal Couture | Event Planning, Floral Design + Decor: Isabelle Kline | Salon: Salon JoA

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Elegant Colorado Springs Destination Wedding

There are two things about this wedding that are undeniable: the love between this couple captured beautifully by Rising Moon Films and the elegance and detail that went into the planning. From the gorgeous linens from La Tavola to the single bloom red rose bouquet, we can’t get enough! Be sure to grab a tissue and settle in to watch this romantic Colorado wedding.


From Sapphire CelebrationsColorado is a very desirable location for many couples to plan their destination wedding. Most will make a trip out to the state a handful of times to plan their special day. Chris and Meredith were the exception to this rule. The couple worked with Sapphire Celebrations to plan their Colorado destination wedding without coming to the state until the week of their wedding. Through Pinterest, email, text messages and a lot of phone conversation, their wedding vision came together beautifully.

Meredith was very clear that she wanted a celebration that was classic and elegant. This theme was only highlighted by selecting the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs as the venue for their wedding celebration. Ensuring their guests were taken care of throughout their entire stay, Meredith and Chris added every detail to their Colorado wedding weekend. Guests were welcomed to Colorado for the wedding weekend during a “Family Game Night” welcome reception, encouraged to enjoy the various amenities provided by the resort and even welcomed at the end of the night with a “Hangover Kit” waiting in their rooms.

The classic wedding celebration was held at the Pauline Chapel, celebrating the couple’s faith and the joining of two families. Elegant white floral arrangements decorated the aisle and altar of the church.

Upon arriving at the wedding reception at the Broadmoor Golf Club, guests entered a setting that was both intimate and elegant. White chiffon draped the walls, turning a normal reception space into a beautiful setting. Red and silver centerpieces decorated each table – many of them holding more than 300 roses each. Guests enjoyed the sounds of a piano and string quartet throughout dinner of exquisite cuisine. Guests toasted the couple amongst the specialty lighting and candlelight.

At the end of the night the couple was sent off in a tunnel of sparklers as a classic white Rolls Royce drove them off into their happily ever after.

Photography: Jenna Walker Photographers | Videography: Rising Moon Films | Event Design And Planning: Sapphire Celebrations | Floral Design: A Design Resource | Ceremony Venue: The Broadmoor | Reception Venue: The Broadmoor | Hair And Makeup: The Broadmoor | Transportation: DDG Classic Limousines | Ceremony Soloist: Aspen Strings | Custom Chocolate Coins (Favors): 5th Ave. Chocolatier | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Linens: Cloth Connection | Paper Products: PenWorks | Rentals: Event Rents Denver | String Trio: Aspen Strings

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Colorado Springs Summer Camp Wedding

This stunner my dears, is what we like to call rustic perfection served up with a side of boho-elegance. Splashed with a hint of whimsy in the blooms from Sunflower Creative, a gorg floral crown and a lace-detailed dress from BHLDN, it’s a countryside dream that has us wanting more. Have a look right here for all the beauty captured by Bellamint Photography.

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From Bellamint PhotographyJulia and Heath’s day was absolutely perfect. Julia attended summer camp at La Foret as a child and just knew she had to be married there.

She is an incredibly talented girl who did her own calligraphy on the invitations, place cards, and seating chart tags. She is also the owner/ singer of Party Singers, so it was amazing watching her group Absolute Romance perform. They are head over heels for succulents, so they were everywhere! The florist included mini terra-cotta pots with fresh blackberries, pears, peaches, and artichokes in the centerpieces. The tables were filled with lace trimmed napkins, and mismatched glasses and silverware. She had her ring made by a dear friend, Corinne Simon. And That BHLDN gown!!!

Photography: Carrie King Photographer | Cinematography: Pure Cinematography | Wedding Planner: Day Planner Events | Floral Design: Sunflower Creative | Wedding Gown: BHLDN | Jewelry: Corinne Simon | Caterer: Cravings Catering | Makeup Artist: Magnifica Bella | Hair: Chloe Paige Beauty | DJ: Elite DJ | 2nd Photographer: Real Photography | Bluegrass Band: Rocky Mtn. Bluegrass | Dessert Truck: The Heavenly Dessert Truck | Linens: Premier Linens | Market Lights: Southern Charm Weddings And Events | Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth | Rentals: Chairished Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Darling Briar | Rentals: Allwell Rents | Rentals: Event Rents Denver | Singers: Absolute Romance A Cappella | Summer Camp: La Foret

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