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What is an Adventure Wedding and How Do I Plan One?

An adventure wedding is all about the experience. Imagine hiking up a mountain with your significant other, reaching the top, and then exchanging vows with a rush of adrenaline and nothing but love for your partner. No matter what type of outdoor experience you...

The Ultimate Guide to Planning an Elopement in the US

So, you’re thinking of eloping -- which is what I sometimes wish my husband and I would have done. Don’t get me wrong, I love weddings in nearly all shapes and sizes! And we had a beautiful wedding near our hometown so that many of our friends and family members could...

Best Places in Colorado to Propose

While Colorado is known for its abundance of outdoor spaces, views and activities, the Centennial state also provides plenty of romantic settings for a proposal. If you and your partner live in, or are visiting Colorado here are the best places to pop the question for...

Best Bridal Dress Shops in Denver, Colorado

As someone who's already gone through the experience before, shopping for the perfect wedding dress is extremely exciting, but can also become overwhelming very quickly. Even though I thought I knew exactly what I wanted when we started out, I ended up with something...

Best Reasons to Elope Instead of Planning a Traditional Wedding

If you’re in the midst of planning your wedding, it’s safe to say you or your partner has probably considered eloping at least once. The planning process can be stressful. But stressful planning aside, there are a few good reasons why couples choose to elope. From a...

Top 5 Outdoor Wedding Venues Near Denver, Colorado

It’s no secret that Colorado is home to some of the most gorgeous outdoor spaces. With picturesque mountain backdrops, lakefront views, and plenty of lush greenery abound, there’s no doubt that the nature-driven atmosphere makes for the perfect outdoor wedding venues....

6 Best Waterfalls in the US for an Adventurous Elopement

For some of us, the traditional wedding with all of the planning, and the guests, and the party just isn’t our style. Instead, a romantic getaway with our soon-to-be partner for life is all we need. While an elopement is already an adventure, why not take it up a...

Top Wedding Venues in the Pacific Northwest

Planning a wedding in the Pacific Northwest? Surrounded by a serene nature scenes and plenty of waterfront views, the Washington-Oregon areas offer plenty of elegant and idyllic wedding venues. Here are some of the top wedding venues in the PNW area to check out if...

4 Ways to Have a Non-Traditional Wedding

When it comes to weddings, some people like traditional and others like to freshen things up and make them all their own. If you and your partner are looking to throw a non-traditional wedding, there are many aspects to the soiree in which you can mix things up....

Denver Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Hope Couture Bridal

On the blog this week is a one-on-one interview with a talented bridal accessory designer in Denver, Colorado: Hope Couture Bridal. I chatted with the creative and talented owner, Alissa Hope, to hear about her story, her design experience, and more. Kaitlyn: Tell me...

How to Elope in a National Park

Thinking of having an all-natural setting for your elopement? For the adventurous couple who loves the outdoors, National Parks are perfection. However, getting eloped in a National Park is not as simple as just going there and saying your “I do’s.” Here are some...

Wedding Ideas for Daring and Adventurous Couples

Life is an adventure, and so is love. An adventure wedding is a fun way to say your vows, especially if you are a nontraditional couple. Below are just a few ways to plan the ultimate adventurous and daring wedding: Underwater If you have a fascination of marine life...

Top Elegant Castle and Mansion Wedding Venues in the U.S.

Have you always dreamed about having a real fairytale princess wedding your entire life, castle and all? If you think you have to head out to Europe to say your vows in a stunning and historic chateau, think again. Turns out, there are many castles and mansions to...

How to Plan a Pinterest-Worthy Wedding

Pinterest is the go-to spot for brides-to-be these days. You can find endless ideas for wedding fantasizing, brainstorming, and planning on the site. The best part is that brides can save their favorite pins and organize them into boards for easy access later on. But...

8 Fun Ways to Include Your Pet in Your Wedding

More than sixty percent of Americans today own pets. The pet population is continually growing. But they are more than just animals — they are family! With that said, couples are looking for ways to include their furry friends in the most important event of their life...

Why You Should Schedule a Bridal Portrait Session

Although you might think having extra portrait sessions with your wedding photographer may be a bit over the top, you may want to think again. Take a look at these top reasons why you should schedule a bridal portrait session with your photographer before the big day...

7 Great Reasons to Renew Your Wedding Vows

Couples who get married will often choose to re-commit or re-express their love for one another during a vow renewal ceremony some number of years down the road. Why? Marriage is not always easy. A vow renewal can be like a fresh start for a married couple. Take a...

8 Benefits of a Destination Wedding

From Caribbean islands and mountainous landscapes, to deserts and safari lands, destinations far and wide are being used as the spotlight for weddings. Although destination weddings (like any style of wedding) have pros and cons, the benefits of a destination wedding...