Bunches of Bliss...Elevating Events, Designing Details, and Bits of Wedding Sunshine

It’s a beautiful time of year to go for a hike in Colorado and see the evergreens mingling with their more colorful deciduous cousins. This year the hues of orange, red, and yellow are especially saturated from our late precipitation– the bright colors are even gracing us with their presence, here in the city.

In Colorado, there are essentially two seasons: Summer and Winter. In November, we find ourselves in a strange transition between the two, where the temperatures flux and it’s never completely safe to put away those mini dresses or (try as I may) make the full-out switch to sweaters and boots.

As the last of the leaves fall (pun intended), the temperatures are getting colder and a few of us non-polar bears are reminded of how wonderful the beach would be right now. Even fewer of us are escaping there for some fun in the sun.

For some couples, a beach setting is ideal for exchanging vows. If you, too, are a warm-weather woman, then this blog’s for you!

Chrissy Teigen, an American Supermodel who has graced the pages of Sports Illustrated for the past 4 years, has recently created a new bridal line for the beach. As one who has likely lived a good chunk of her life in a swimsuit, Chrissy has successfully merged wedding dresses with her beloved bikinis, and created a weather-appropriate option for beach bunnies. Instead of utilizing long layers of white, Chrissy keeps it short with wedding-inspired
swimwear suitable for those sandy ceremonies.

Chrissy, herself, modeling a couple beautiful creations from the Beach Bunny Bridal 2014 Collection.

Trendy? Trashy? Theme-perfection?

A Touch of Bliss created a romantic Vail wedding on the Vail Wedding Deck and Arrabelle Hotel. There where Rustic and elegant details. Geodes that were part of the eclectic centerpieces doubled as guest favors. The ceremony overlooked the Vail Mountains on the Vail Wedding Deck, and the words to the couple’s favorite Beatle’s song welcomed them into dinner. They danced into the night at The Arrabelle Tavern!

Special thanks to all the vendors that mades this beautiful Vail wedding happen!

Wedding Planner: A Touch of Bliss

Ceremony Location:  The Vail Deck

Reception Location: The Arrabelle Hotel

Catering: The ArraBelle Hotel

Photography: Van Buren Photography

Makeup: Blush Artistry

Floral: Swank Stems

Cocktail Hour/Reception Music/Lighting: Rock Candy DJ

Ceremony Music: Ellen Botelho- Cellist/Violin

Linen Rentals: Chair Covers and Linens

Officient: Bill Calhoun

Welcome Reception:  Garfinkels

Bakery:  The Arrabelle

Suits: Men’s Warehouse

Stationary: Jayme at Sarah Perkins

Bridal Dress & Accessories: Little White Dress

Rehearsal Dinner: Terra Bistro

Hair: Kim Jundt at Affordable Wedding Hair by Kim

Job Description: Lead Consultant
Position Location: 1723 Clarkson St Denver, CO 80218
This is an employee, part-time position with fluctuating hours per season. 10-15 hours a week October – March and 25-30 hours a week May-September.
• Client management, wedding design, and execution of  15-20 weddings a season
• Budget design, inspiration board design, and vendor recommendations for each couple
• Attend and arrange client vendor, logistics, and design meetings as part of the planning process
• Vendor management
• Client communication
• Blog writing and editing
• Vendor negotiations
• Event design – décor, floral, menu, papers, etc.
• Execution of rehearsal and wedding day
• Attendance of industry events and FAM tours
• One required office day a week
• Management and training of lead consultant assistants
• MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, WordPress, Photoshop and Illustrator knowledge a plus
• 2-3 years of event experience or wedding – industry related experience
• Management experience a plus
• Positive attitude, resourceful nature, and addiction to wedding blogs and magazines a must!

Please send resume and any portfolio experience to kerri@touchofblissevents.com

A Touch of Bliss created a wonder day for Carole and Jeff, who got married October 5th, 2013 at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. The lucky couple got to have a James Beard dinner as their rehearsal dinner in the beautiful wine room. The 70 guests were treated at the wedding to a fabulous party including naughty and nice hot chocolate before the ceremony, a pie and ice cream bar, and all ages dancing up a storm. The fall theme was helped by the chilly but sunny weather.

A huge thank-you to all who helped make this such a special day!

Ceremony/Reception: Lindsay Johnson Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Catering:Lindsay JohnsonDevil’s Thumb Ranch

Photographers: Brinton Studios

Flowers: Swank Stems

Design/Rentals: Starkey Productions

Officiant: Judge Ben McClelland

Ceremony Music/ Cocktail Hour Music: Elite DJ

Beauty/Make-up:Logan Ellis Pro

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A Touch of Bliss reorganized a romantic indoor wedding for Brittany and Brian after unexpected raindrops started to fall outside. A romantic arch was placed inside The Four Seasons Ballroom with flowering pergolas that guests ate under at dinner. A cigar roller entertained guests during the cocktail hour. Each dinner plate featured a cigar or chocolate surrounded by candles and flowers. Just after dinner, a curtain was drawn back to reveal the other half of the ballroom decorated in fairy-tale pink and white color. A stunning couple gracefully danced their first dance across the ballroom while guests followed in their footsteps.

Thank-you to all our vendors who helped create this magical night!

Ceremony/Reception: Kate Kelly at Four Seasons Denver

Catering: Kate Kelly at Four Seasons Denver

Photographers: Jason and Gina at Jason G. Photography

Videographer: Mike Novell at Rising Moon

Flowers: Nicole Iverson at Swank Stems

Design/Rentals: Denver Design Works

Stationary: Maura Gauthier at Paper Guppy

Bakery: Kate Kelly at  Four Seasons Denver

Officiant: Tara Vandernoot

Ceremony Music/ Cocktail Hour Music: Quartetto Denver

Reception Music: Jake at Starkey Pro Entertainment

Speciality: Clay at Palma Cigars

Wedding Attire (Bride):  Anna Be

Wedding Attire (Groom): Eric at Eric’s Custom Tailors

Beauty/Make-up: Tiffany at Blush Artistry

Beauty/Hair: Maria at Flirt Salon

A Touch of Bliss executed a beautiful wedding in Larkspur, Colorado at Crooked Willow Farms. With the gorgeous mountains as a backdrop, Jessie and Nick exchanged vows in front of a crowd of very happy friends and family. To beat the heat, fans (that doubled as ceremony programs!!), were given to each guest as they arrived. The dinner menu was creatively painted onto an antique window to add charm to the barn venue. Books graced each table as a guide as to where the guests were to sit. Nick and Jessie had their first dance, while the guests enjoyed desert and the party moved outside, where they danced the night away! They left the party under a sprinkling of rose petals and the guests took home candied pecans to enjoy later!

Thank you to the wonderful vendors that made this special day possible:

Wedding Planner: A Touch of Bliss

Ceremony/Reception Location: Crooked Willow Farms

Catering: Occasions Catering

Makeup: Alchemy Mineral Blends

Hair: Logan Ellis Pro

Lighting: Starkey Productions

Ceremony/Cocktail hour music: Starkey Productions -Jordan Roedding (solo guitarist)

Reception Music: Starkey Productions -OMG (6-piece)

Photography: FocusTree Photography

Floral Design: Swank Stems

Officiate: James Davis

Gown: Anna Be

A Touch of Bliss helped to create memories for Sarah and Dave on their wedding day at Crooked Willow Farms that they can treasure forever.  The beautiful hues of grey chevron and yellows were a brilliant mix of colors for this modern country wedding.  And, what is a country wedding without six lovely bridesmaids holding a yellow bouquet of flowers with complimenting tea length dresses and cowgirl boots? There was no mistakening that this wedding was anything but country! The stunning bride walked down the aisle with a beautiful strapless dress and a strand of pearls around her neck to marry her prince charming. The reception was held inside of the barn, and looking from the inside-out lighting strung out over the trees adding a romantic touch to the night.

A big THANK-YOU to all of our vendors who helped to make Sara and Dave’s Wedding special!

Ceremony Location: Crooked Willow Farms

Reception Location: Crooked Willow Farms

Bakery: Tanette’s Tasty Treats

Make-up: Lana Selzer (Bridesmaid)

Florist: Kimball Floral

Ceremonial music: Diamond Orchestra

Photography: Kokoro Photography

Reception music: Diamond Orchestra

Photobooth: Instabooth

Transportation: ATS School busses

Linen Rentals: Colorado Party Rental

Hair: Teegan Corlies

Catering: Cravings Catering

Officiant: Nathan Selzer

Videographer: Keith/ Jean Jensen

Hotel: Element Hotel

Chalkboard Signage: Katie Koning

Printed Items: Etsy & Lindsey Gira at SixLeaf Design

This week, Colorado has found itself in national news headlines, mingling with such articles as “Miley Cyrus’ VMAs Twerk-Fest Sparks Flurry of Outrageous FCC Complaints” and “Obama Hails Syria Deal, Keeps US Force as Fallback.” The front range has experienced record-breaking rain downpour for the last several days, and declared itself in a state of National Emergency. In light of recent events, I thought I’d find some inspiration to keep rainy day brides smiling, in spite of a lack of sunshine. Here are some fun ideas to put a romantic spin on any rainy day problems.

First of all, Rain on your wedding day is considered to be good luck in Hindu tradition! It is believed to foretell a strong marriage: a wet knot is more difficult to untie.

Rain is believed to be a symbol of fortune and abundance, in terms of our agrarian ancestors. Rain is what sustains crops and replenishes reservoirs; likewise, a rainy day can be a blessing of fertility.

Even if you don’t believe in the superstitions, blessings, or curses of the natural world, there will be rainy and sunny days alike throughout your marriage- best to start working through troubles together early on. =)

Besides, can anyone deny the sheer awesomeness of galoshes? Aside from rarely having the opportunity to use such a great word, rain boots are always cute and seem to have a quirky way of matching nearly every outfit!

And let’s not discount an umbrella as the cutest accessory of all time!

….or as stellar decoration!

If you’re like me, your raincoat is the best one in your closet, so you would relish any opportunity to wear it (and dance with the band)

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain!

Job Description: Assistant Consultant
Position Location: 6 Tejon St #609 Colorado Springs, CO
This is an employee, part-time position with fluctuating hours per season. 10-15 hours a week October — March and 20-25 hours a week May-September.
• Assisting Lead Wedding Consultant with wedding design, management and execution of 20-25 weddings a season.
• Attending client consult meetings, logistics, and design meetings as part of the planning process.
• Vendor management
• Client communication
• Blog writing and editing
• Management of hotel room blocks, rehearsal dinner management, and more
• Some event design
• Assistance of execution of rehearsal and wedding day
• Attendance of industry events and FAM tours
• One required office day a week
• MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, WordPress, Photoshop and Illustrator knowledge a plus
• 1-2 year of event experience or wedding — industry related experience
• Positive attitude, resourceful nature, and addiction to wedding blogs and magazines a must!

Please send resume and any portfolio experience to kerri@touchofblissevents.com