Hometown: Littleton, Colorado
Passion: My passion is to be brave in life. I lost my big sister to cancer a few years ago, and ever since then, I have wanted to just live beautifully. Take chances, build others up, create beauty, and enjoy the little things.
Community Involvement: I help teach sign language for a local nonprofit! I teach a beginners class to people working with adults with developmental disabilities.
Personal Bridal Style: When I get married, I want an effortless, bohemian style. I just want to be barefoot, have flowers in my hair, and party!
Favorite Vacation Spot: I have always wanted to go to Hawai’i. I have never been to a beach, and I’m dying to see the Pearl Harbor memorial. I’m a huge history nerd.
Perfect Day Off: In the morning, I just want to lay in bed, drink coffee, and dream up on Pinterest. Then, I would meet my mom for lunch at Jose O’Shea’s and then shopping! In the evening, I would do a little laundry and lounging. Finish the day with pizza, a glass of wine, and watch some Criminal Minds!
You Have to Taste This: I’m not a chef, more of a mixologist at home. I have a smoker, and I like to fill a cookie tray with water and smoke it for about 4-6 hours. Then, I pour the water into ice cube trays and once it’s frozen, use the smoked ice in cocktails. It’s best with an old fashioned!
I Can’t Live Without: My family. My mom is legitimately my best friend, and my niece and nephew are my world.
Advice for Brides: Wear comfortable shoes! I wouldn’t want to be thinking about my feet hurting on my special day, and switching to flats will drop your hem and then your dress will drag on the ground! Pick a shoe you can rock all day and all night.
Favorite Quote: “I believe we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life – whoever you are, whatever our differences.” John Denver
Passion: I like to think I have passion in all I do but my passion is helping people, especially my kids and family. I’ve always loved to surprise people with small acts or gifts of kindness to let them know I’m thinking about them! I love to know that I did something to genuinely help another person with either something small like helping an elderly person with a heavy door, or bigger like helping my kids learn to read or write or ride a bike. Of course, I love helping my brides find a gown that represents them and how they want to feel on one of the biggest days of their lives!
Personal Bridal Style: I would have to say simple elegance with a splash of uniqueness and sexy, like a timeless lace with delicate straps and a sexy low back or plunging neckline. And of course some sparkle! At least that’s what I’m thinking for my vow renewal I’m planning for my 10th anniversary!
Favorite Vacation Spot: Oh, I’d have to say a beach! Just to relax with my family, toes in the sand and no pressing time schedule! An amusement park to see my kids’ smiling faces is a close second.
Perfect Day Off: Wake up to an already clean house, my family and I all have the day off together. A nice Starbucks coffee in the morning followed by some light shopping and a tasty lunch. Then, maybe something like a fall festival! I am a fall fanatic and love pumpkin patches, hay rides, cool crisp evenings, and all things Halloween! Even an evening walk after a yummy dinner in the crisp fall breeze would be a great ending to a great day.
You Have to Taste This: Cheesecake pumpkin pie!! (Told you I love all things fall!) Seriously, my husband made it for me and I love it!
I Can’t Live Without: A cup of coffee in the morning. It’s an absolute must!
Favorite Quote: “Wherever you go, go with all your heart”
Hometown: Houston, TX
My Passion: To keep learning new things and growing. Nothing makes me happier than figuring out something I never thought I could do, like play the ukulele.
Personal Bridal Style: It depends on the day! But I always lean towards the classic styles with a vintage touch. My dress was a vintage-inspired knee length lace gown by Pronovias, not your traditional style but totally my personality!
Favorite Vacation Spot: Any beach with a tropical drink in my hand.
Perfect Day Off: Taking my dogs for a long walk, brunch, reading a great book which leads into an accidentally long nap, grilling some steaks and drinking red wine, and then everyone piling on the couch to watch a movie.
You Have to Taste This: Any type of pate! Nothing is more decadent and delicious to me than pate and a fresh baguette!
I Can’t Live Without: My husband and dogs.
Advice for Brides: The day goes by so fast that sometimes you don’t even have time to appreciate how your hard work has turned out. So grab your new husband and a couple of glasses of champagne and step outside for a minute alone. Have a toast to the rest of your life together and look at the beautiful wedding you created, then head back to pull your Aunt away from the microphone.
Favorite Quote: “So fix your eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
Hometown: I was born in Detroit, MI, but grew up in Chicago. GO CUBS! That being said, I consider Colorado home.
Passion: Being a Mom is my true passion. It’s the one thing that has come natural to me. I also love coffee shops, learning about spirituality and belief systems, photography, and being a wife.
Personal Bridal Style: Clean lines, simple elegance, sweep train. I’d wear a very different gown than the one I wore 5 years ago. I would guess I’d say the same thing 5 years from now too.
Favorite Vacation Spot: I’m an ocean girl. I love everything ocean. I get a lot of energy from the water. I’ve been to 49 states. The only one I’m missing is Alaska. We were supposed to go there for my 50th, but when I read the suggested packing list that included a winter coat and gloves and boots, I opted for Turks and Caicos instead. We rented a house on the ocean and we’re going in May. The idea of a week with my family on the beach is my dream come true.
Perfect Day off: I had this yesterday! Rileigh (my daughter) and I went to Mustards Last Stand and got Vegan hot dogs, picnicked in Wash Park, soaked in the nature, and then spent 4 1/2 hours going through open houses. We came home, worked in the yard, and took the puppies (and kitty) for a long walk. It was truly a perfect day!
You Have to Taste This: Anything without meat. I love food.
I Can’t Live Without: Currently and constantly working on curbing my Starbucks addiction. I can’t live without human relationships. They are my purpose (and I believe our purpose) on Earth. It’s all about spreading love.
Advice for Brides: Do you. Stay respectful to your family and friends, but make sure your wedding is your vision. The morning of our wedding, Jeff and I went to Starbucks and went to our venue in Vail. We sat outside in the rain for 2 hours, talking about what we want our lives to look like and what being married meant to us. It was my favorite part of our whole wedding day.
Favorite Quote: “When you get to Heaven, they’ll ask who’s life you made better. Make sure you have an answer.”
AND “What day is it?” asked Pooh “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. AND “Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” Minor Myers Jr. AND “Happy Beautiful” (maybe a tattoo in my future) AND “Be a blessing” Lynn Crandall (my love language is words of affirmation ~ I LOVE words
Hometown: Chadron, Nebraska–it’s a small rural town of about 6,000 people up in the northwest corner of the state.
Hometown: Well, I was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, but lived in a lot of different places growing up – let’s see, Florida, Colorado, California, Utah, and Wyoming. I would call Colorado my hometown because I’ve lived here the longest.
Personal Bridal Style: I love the classic look. My gown (32 years ago now) was a vintage plain satin gown with little touches of lace and a very long train! I love long trains!
Favorite Vacation Spot: My husband and I really love to cruise! We have so much fun and it’s so relaxing. I would say my favorite vacation spot is wherever a cruise ship can take me.
My Passion: I love to cook and entertain! I always pour a lot of love into the food and make sure we always have great wine to pair with it!
Perfect Day Off: I am really bad at putting too many errands and cleaning the house on my days off. I like to get as much done on my week days off and then Sunday is for relaxing and cooking family dinner or meeting friends for dinner.
I Can’t Live Without: My family. They all keep me grounded and show me so much love! Love you, Paul, David and Kelli!
Favorite Quote: “Home isn’t where you live, it’s where you love!”
Passion: Brides. With more than 20 years in the bridal business, I like working with brides who don’t know what they like, but finding the perfect dress that will make them feel beautiful on their special day.
Favorite Vacation Spot: My favorite vacation is where it is warm and with my family.
Perfect Day Off: Going out to lunch with my friends.
You Have to Taste This: My husband’s sangria!
I Can’t Live Without: My husband and family.
Advice for Brides: Just have fun and keep an open mind.