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robin + chris

11 Jul

We were first introduced to Robin and her mother, Karen, a few years ago when our very own, Jenna, got engaged. She bought her wedding gown at their adorable bridal boutique, Felice Bridal in Denver. And just over a year ago, we were back at {where else?} Felice’s shopping for my own wedding gown 🙂

Last fall, Robin and Chris tied the knot at an intimate, 24 guest wedding in Orlando, Florida.
The couple met right after one of Robin’s {many} knee surgeries. And after six short months, they were engaged!
… Guess the pain was worth it in the end!

We hope you enjoy the photos from their wedding celebration!

From the bride: One of my favorite details … Donna {Felice Bridal’s fabulous seamstress} surprised me and stitched a Tiffany charm with the letter ‘S’ on it for my brother that had passed away a few years ago.  She attached it with a blue ribbon for my something blue.

The bride, mother of the bride and maid of honor all wore gorgeous Romona Keveza gowns.
{… I wouldn’t expect their taste to be any less than stunning!}

I surprised Chris with his wedding gift by flying his best friend, Nico, who lives in Germany, to the wedding to be his best man. Nico arrived from Germany a few hours before we did. I was going to have him waiting for us at dinner, but Chris requested that we have dinner alone before all of the wedding craziness started.  So, the hotel coordinated with me to have Nico serve us our dessert, which turned out perfect!  

I surprised Chris with a groom’s cake. Chris is a huge Chick-Fil-A fan. I tell him his has chickfiladar as directions are often based off of Chick-Fil-A locations, so I asked the Ritz if they could make a Chick-Fil-A groom’s cake. It was amazing!  


 Photographer: Sandra Johnson Photography
Gown: Romona Keveza from Felice Bridal
Hair Accessories: Erin Cole & Veil Trends
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Venue: Ritz Carlton, Orlando

{images via  Sandra Johnson Photography }


anna be: five, part 2

22 Jun

And, finally … Anna Be: Five photos part 2
We hope you love them as much as we do!

{images via Jenna Walker Photographers}

anna be: five, part 1

21 Jun

Playing dress up is fun, especially when it’s a birthday party in the wedding industry!

One of Denver’s most fabulous bridal boutique’s, Anna Be, celebrated it’s 5th birthday 1920’s style. Hands down, Anna Be: Five was one of the most fabulous wedding events we’ve been to. Guests filled Denver’s Mile High Station wearing flapper gowns, boas, feathers and red lipstick {well, the ladies did!}. Amazing wedding vendors created their own party inside tents along the brick walls of the party area.

I’m telling you, it was every girl’s wedding dreamland. At every corner, there was extravagant flower arrangements, table settings and unbelievable lighting. Hors d’oeurves and champagne were passed while funky music played all night long.

I’m so excited to share these event photos from Jenna Walker Photographers.
Cheers to inspiration, creativity and, of course, wedding season!

ps stay tuned for part 2 glam pics

{images via Jenna Walker Photographers}

sunflower seed labels

12 Jun

Having a sunflower themed wedding, I was obsessed with the thought of handing out sunflower seeds as place cards/gift favors.

Jessica and Jenna helped me design custom seed labels to perfectly fit our wedding style.
I gotta say, they turned out pretty darn cute!

The ladies got sunflower seeds to ‘plant, love, grow’. And the men got seeds to ‘crack, eat, enjoy’.

To complete our look, we mounted the label on rustic kraft paper ordered from Fleur de Lis (a paperie) and attached hand-calligraphed place card tags with raffia.
Love it.

We’re selling the labels in our Fleur de Lis, a paperie etsy shop. Check them out here and order today {$18 for a custom file}.

{image via Jenna Walker Photographers}

wedding program, a work of art

7 Jun

When my husband and I first got engaged, we knew exactly where we wanted to get married.
It was a no-brainer!

Holy Ghost Catholic Church sits in the middle of a giant skyscraper building in downtown Denver. Built with 300 tons of Colorado marble, the church is a blend of Italian and Spanish Renaissance art and beautifully stained glass windows that create a incredible ambience inside. Absolutely breathtaking.

In the wedding program design process at Fleur de Lis (a paperie), we thought it would be beautiful to somehow incorporate Holy Ghost in the program, other than just listing it with our names.
Thankfully, my wedding planner, Tutto Bella’s very own Jessica, found Stephanie’s  shop, Huber Art, via Etsy.

I think the only way to tell you how talented Stephanie’s is … is by showing you.

Here is an image I took of the church from another gorgeous wedding at the church:

Here’s Stephanie’s work of art:

Amazing, right?!
I’m telling you, if you have a unique church or venue for your wedding and would like a drawing of it, Stephanie is your girl!
And now it’s framed in my house for me to keep forever 🙂

So, we ordered paper at Fleur de Lis (a paperie) and our very own Jenna printed the image onto the cover.
The result: a classic, rustic and absolutely one-of-a-kind wedding program.

A big thanks to Stephanie, Jessica and Jenna for helping me create the perfect wedding program for my wedding!

{images via Huber Art and Jenna Walker Photographers}

diy tissue flowers

24 May

Spring showers bring May flowers … so it also brings tissue paper and tape 🙂

These DIY paper flowers are such a unique {and cheap!} diy project that brightens up your window display. We used for our window display at Fleur de Lis, a paperie, but these would be adorable decorations for a spring garden party, backdrop to a dessert table or for your home.

Visit Design Sponge for detailed ‘how to’ instructions.

 {images via Tutto Bella}

happy mother’s day

13 May

You are our sunshine,
Our only sunshine,
You make us happy when skies are grey,
You’ll never know dear,
How much we love you,
So, please don’t take our sunshine away.

To our mom, who we think is the greatest mom in the world. She gives of herself all the time, and if weren’t for her, we wouldn’t be the women we are today. We love you, mom!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing moms out there who teach profound wisdom, give selflessly and love unconditionally everyday!