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Will you be my bridesmaid? Photo Shoot

When it came to asking my friends and family to be bridesmaids, I’m afraid it was very anticlimactic… just a simple phone call and some squeals. Oh how I wish I had crafted a day like this designed by Sarah Flanagan with florals by Bella Calla and images by Laura Murray. It’s a “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” wine party, perfect for popping the big question to your besties. Have a look here for more.

When designing for this styled shoot it was fun and laid back … well.. with a lot of wine surrounding us and a beautiful backdrop of the foothills in the distance. I gathered many great vendors in the area. I decided to shoot at Balistreri Vineyard/Winery to expose their new event center space as well as tie in a themes that we all love … wine and weddings.

We approached this styled shoot with a different mind set. Instead of going for the cliche bride and groom look we wanted to do something out of the ordinary and include only the “future” bridal party if you wish. This shoot was a “how -to” on how to ask your bridal party to partake in one of the most important day of your life!

Tips on How To Ask Your Bridal Party:

1. Make a list … check it twice
2. Pick a local place to gather the girls
3. Have a theme that reflects your interests and hobbies as friends . What a better place than a winery!
4. Be creative – we used custom place cards by Anthropologie Press to add a personal touch
5. Ask your best friends! “Will you be my bridesmaid?”

Photographer: Laura Murray | Design: Sarah Flanagan | Flowers: Bella Calla | Jewelry: Kendra Scott Jewelry | Balistreri Vineyards : Balistreri Vineyards | Chairs With Character: Nancy Sartin | Chandelier/White Fabric: Lighting And Design By Scott | Dessert: The Dessert Stand | Dresses: Nordstrom | Invitation/Place Cards: Anthologie Press | Jams: Balistreri Vineyards | Makeup And Hair: Sara Bearss | Pink Paisley Events: Sarah Flanagan | Tablescape : Sarah Flanagan | Venue: Balistreri Vineyards

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Colorful Outdoor Celebration after the Storm

After torrential downpours and terrible flooding in Colorado, somehow, this gorgeous wedding was pulled together and without a cloud in the sky. It’s all sunshine and smiles photographed by Sara Hasstedt plus an amazing display of citrus colored blooms by Clementine Divine Designs. See it all unfold right here and be sure to catch this affair in the Smitten Mag Spring Issue debuting April 15!

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Summer
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Country Club
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Al Fresco

From the Photographer… Morgan & Andrew’s outdoor wedding took place on September 21st, 2013, the last official day of Summer. Just a week before their wedding in Denver, much of our state of Colorado was ravaged by flash flooding that lasted for several days. Many areas, including many wedding venues, experienced great loss and devastation because of it. Fortunately, their venue was one of only a few wedding venues in Colorado that seemed to escape the catastrophic flooding that others experienced. Metaphorically speaking, their wedding day was a rainbow after the storm. A perfectly sunny, 70 degree day in Denver with only the whitest cotton candy clouds painted across a perfectly blue sky, none of us could have dreamt of better circumstances. They had a sun-kissed afternoon ceremony on the lawn, followed by an evening reception under a large tree strung with bistro lights in “the round”.

Photography: Sara Hasstedt | Florist: Clementine Divine Designs-Gretchen Cummings | Dress: Marisa | Stationery: Emily Traviesa | Shoes: Joan & David 'Cutie’ Pump From Nordstrom | Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew-Mindy Dress In Silk Chiffon And Kylie Dress In Silk Chiffon-Color Misty Rose | Caterer: Denver Country Club | Hair: Blondie's In Cherry Creek-Lahhni | DJ: Jammin DJ's-Bryan | Officiant: Dr. Jeff Baxter | Ceremony & Reception: Private Country Club | Earrings: Etsy | Groom's Tux: Calvin Klein Tux From Jos. A. Bank In Cherry Creek | Makeup: Danica Jardien

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Southwest Desert Bridal Inspiration

The Southwest desert is one of those regions that gets all too overlooked in wedding world. With its raw, natural beauty and unsuspecting charm, it’s no wonder Ashley SawtelleLa Bohéme EventsBare Root Flora and Chairished Vintage Rentals choose it as the setting of their latest styled bridal shoot. We’re getting cozy in the gallery and you can read on for even more!

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Fall
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Desert
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Romantic

From Ashley Sawtelle… Brides are always looking for ways to incorporate new and interesting ideas into their receptions. We came up with the idea for the “The Blossom Bar”- a fun way to include guests in the festivities and encourage them to use a little DIY creativity with the help of a floral designer. We asked Bare Root Flora to design several fresh flower crowns and boutonnieres as inspiration for this Blossom Bar at which guests could design and create their own simple crowns and boutonnieres as both an activity and a favor.

For flowers, we wanted something lush in contrast to the sparse beauty of the high desert landscape, providing a color palette that beautifully complements such incredible surroundings. Our flower crowns featured gorgeous ranunculus and spray roses with accents of dried poppy pods, scabiosa pods, berries, succulents and stunning eucalyptus foliage. Understated bleached peacock feathers completed the look for our bride’s flower crown. The Blossom Bar featured the same array of lush blooms to tie the look together, but still allows for creativity and individuality as guests create their own look. This soft color palette and natural scenery is complimented with a pop of stunning color–Pantone’s color of the year for 2014, “dazzling blue.”

We often get the chance to see a gorgeous outdoor farm or mountain wedding in Colorado. For this shoot, we wanted to show off another side of Colorado’s great outdoors – the desert beauty of Red Rocks. We can’t help but love this romantic dress by Sarah Seven (found at a&be in Denver), shot against the Red Rocks landscape by Ashley Sawtelle Photography.

Photography: Ashley Sawtelle | Floral Design: Bare Root Flora | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Bridal Shop: A & Bé Bridal Shop | Coordination & Styling: La Bohéme Events | Makeup & Hair: Makeup By Sameera | Rentals: Chairished Vintage Rentals

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