thank you alt

I attended Altitude Summit in June. I. LOVED. IT.

As expected the business cards were beautiful and so creative. There were pretty parties and great attention to detail. The ‘high school girl syndrome’ of feeling like you have no friends and are totally awkward was re-lived all over again…only this time, there were no mean girls…just nice ones. Fashion was fabulous. Talent was out of this world. And, I learned A TON.

I am so grateful for my experience at Alt and really hope I make it back every year, and take both sisters with me.

Among the many, many things I learned, here’s 10 things I took from the Alt Summit {then be sure to watch the video at the end}…
1. Martha Stewart is not a b****, but rather like a beech tree
2. We need to hashtag everything.
3. I want the energy and positivity that radiates from Rachel of Handmade Charlotte {she is really talented too, so check out her site here}. And, fashion advice from pinfluencer Alexandra Evjen would be greatly beneficial too.
4. A lightbox will rock our instagram world {thanks @zelmarose and @sarahderagon} and help with my composition, consistency and color.
5. We need to find more creative ways to date our hubbies {thanks Camille at Fridays We’re In Love}.
6. Joy Cho of Oh Joy is just adorable and a fantastic business woman, and we can “create something from nothing.”
7. We want to work with Bing, The Honest Company , Silhouette and Wayfair on a regular basis.
8. Dream Big. Be Brave.
9. It’s time to collaborate y’all. We’re brainstorming ideas now Freshly Picked, Freckles in April, Shoes Off Please, Spitfire Girl, McCall of the Wild, Agnes & Dora, One Charming Party, LuLu the Baker, Yellow Bungalow Shop, Hillary Butler, Annie Reeves, One Little Minute Blog, The Alison Show, White Plum, Design Improvised, Pepper Design Blog, fellow Colorado gal Courtney Khail, Thrifty Littles, Happy Confetti, Planning Pretty, Petit Lemon, Leland Gal, and The Banner Shoppe…and all those who we didn’t get a chance to meet, but really wanted to {please, please introduce yourself}.
10. My dream job doesn’t exist, I must create it. Thanks Melissa at Best Friends for Frosting {so glad I met you during checkout with my kiddos running around}.

As we gathered together to talk about our special experience at Alt, we had our friend and wonderful photographer Meredith of Meredith Moran Photography bring her camera and handmade marquee letters {so so cute…you can buy them here} to capture it all on film…and say ‘thank you’ to everyone on the amazing Alt team.

Please take 1.5 minutes to watch our video. Enjoy!

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thanks to my hubby and his dad, the fantastic builders, who let us use their new, gorgeous home for our backdrop.
Video by Meredith Moran Photography
Photography by Meredith Moran Photography

gratitude friday

If you do one thing this weekend, have a good, grateful day. The kind that you view as if it were your first day alive, and your last day alive – where your eyes are open to the beauty around you…and your have a grateful heart. Maybe you have the opportunity to do one nice thing for someone. Maybe you have some extra time to stare at the clouds and beautiful buds popping up around you. Maybe its a simple as waking up with a grateful heart that you have one more day alive. Maybe its a simple as enjoying a cup of coffee while smiling and breathing in the amazing aroma. Whatever it may be, choose to be grateful this weekend…and we plan to do the same.

Yes, I did just get all sappy on you! I can’t help it – I am sick in bed, and I’m always so emotional when sick. This video really had an impact on me. So, I hope you take the time to watch it too and practice gratefulness.

{video via YouTube}

behind the scenes CAPTURED

As wedding guests, members of the bridal party, and even as brides and grooms, we often never see the behind the scenes magic that happens before a wedding celebration. If you don’t already know… A LOT of work goes into planning and executing a wedding.

This video by the talented team at Capture Studios gives us insight into the process that took place leading up to Nick and Socorra’s wedding, just days before their vision was brought to life. Watch the video the whole way through – not only will you be impressed with the building of the tent reception, you will be amazed by the absolute gorgeous details of the wedding! Thanks Capture Studios for sharing the video with us.

{if you are unable to watch video above, click here to watch it}.

VENDOR LOVE
planner: amy zaroff events + design
floral:  richfield flowers & events
bridal bouquet:  petal pusher too
linens + tabletop:  linen effects
tent:  apres party & tent rental
photography:  kacey luvi photography
videography:  capture studios
musical entertainment:  starlight orchestra
cake:  raspberry’s bistro
lighting and audio + visual:  avex
dancefloor:  holowalls with custom graphics created by amy zaroff events + design
fireworks:  lantis fireworks

engagement video session

We are so excited to share this engagement DVD from up-and-coming Colorado wedding photographer Meredith Moran Photography! Meredith is a wonderful, creative, talented, and sweet person and professional. We’ve certainly never seen a video like this before, and we hope this brings new inspiration for you in sharing your engagement with others :-)

This video is of an adorable engaged couple Mary Beth + Joe. Enjoy!

From the photographer: While I love capturing a story through photos, I wanted to offer couples a unique way to tell their story.  Incorporating places & things they like to do together in a video form allows us to see the little details that you might not get with a photo – how they engage with each other & the surroundings of their favorite spots, the playful joking around, the flirting in action … the stuff that makes you say ‘aww!’

Here are a few ideas for how couples can use their engagement DVD:
{1} a cute save-the-date for guests to watch
{2} an added feature to the wedding website
{3} a background video at an engagement party
{4} an adorable movie feature at a rehearsal dinner
{5} of course, something special for the couple to keep forever

Meredith offers an ‘a la carte’ where couples can get a photo or video engagement session, or both! Pricing for a photo/video package is $400 for up to 5 hours in the Denver area {additional charges for a location outside of Denver}

Meredith can do video sessions for:
{1} engagement sessions
{2} wedding dress shopping
{3}  bridal/couples/baby shower
{4} photojournalistic capture of wedding day
{5} memorable family footage
… you name it!

Visit her website for more information, details and packages.

{video and images via Meredith Moran Photography}