Romance at River Bend - The Vendors

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We could not have asked for a better background for our photographs. Not only are Betsy and her staff incredible to work with, but they provide our Colorado couples with two beautiful and sustainable venues, River Bend and The Lyons Farmette.

The Photographers

Kim Mitiska with The Unfound Door was the primary shooter with Kyla Fear as the second shooter. These two ladies did an unbelieveable job working within our schedule and capturing these incredible images of Mayson and Jaclyn.

The Dresses

Julia from Blue Bridal was generous enough to let us use these two amazing WTOO gowns. She even donated the elegant hairpiece that Mayson wore during the shoot.

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The Models
I couldn’t have asked for better models and Mayson and Jaclyn did a great job playing the part of two women in love.

The Styling
Amanda and Alexi from Elegancy by Design are a hair and makeup dynamic duo who turned our models into brides.

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The Stationary
As one of the last vendors to join the team, Christy at Lucky Onion took our vision and perfectly executed a very romantic and soft menu, invitation and place cards to enhance the place settings.

The Flowers
Katie of Fox Meadow Florals brought some amazing creativity to this shoot with her gorgeous floral chandelier and the custom made swing.

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The Jewelry
The entire team at Abby Sparks Jewelry was so helpful with providing earrings and rings for our brides. The blue turquoise ring is one of my absolute favorites!!

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The Rentals
When I saw the farm table in the Event Rents catalog, I just knew it would be perfect for this shoot. The Fleur de Lis plates, pink napkins, gold flatware and carousel glasses helped tie everything together.

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My First Styled Shoot


“lesbian While I’ve been planning weddings for almost 10 years, I just did my first styled shoot this past summer. For those of you who are unfamiliar, a styled shoot is essentially a mock wedding. These shoots give vendor’s the opportunity to showcase their talents and partner up with other vendors who share the same vision. Ely Hemnes from The Unfound Door was amazing enough to invite me to partner with her and her photographers to create something amazing. When we first met to discuss concepts, we came up with the idea of doing some sort of lesbian shoot. With the legalization of marriage for everyone, we knew that this was going to be a very important message for us to promote. Through the evolution of our planning process, we wanted to take the rustic theme that so many couples are using, but give it an extra element of glam. We were also lucky enough to get this shoot featured on Borrowed and Blue in October and again recently on The Colorado Wedding Magazine’s Blog! We’re so excited to finally be able to share all of these photos with the world! Below are just a few of my favorite photos from the shoot and the awesome vendors who helped us put this together. The photographs who were able to capture this beautiful afternoon were Kim Mitiska and second shooter Kyla Fear. Over the next couple of weeks, I’m going to share some more photos from the shoot and highlight each of the vendors that made this possible. I’m extremely proud of the shoot and would love to know what you think!

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Vendors:
Venue: River Bend at The Lyons Farmette
Photographer: The Unfound Door
Floral Design: Fox Meadow Floral
Hair and Makeup: Elegance by Design
Dresses: Blue Bridal
Rentals: Event Rents
Jewelry: Abby Sparks Jewelry
Stationary: Lucky Onion

Real Wedding | Kaitlin & Ross | Sedalia, CO

Kaitlin and Ross met through their service in the military, Kaitlin the U.S. military and Ross a member of the British Armed Forces. They choose to host their wedding at the majestic Cherokee Ranch and Castle in Sedalia, CO. The views from this venue are amazing with view of both Denver and Pikes Peak. They ended their wedding weekend with a second wedding photo shoot in Larimer Square in downtown Denver, CO.

Photographs by Chowen Photography

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Wedding Vendor Info:
Ceremony and Reception Venue | Cherokee Ranch and Castle
Photographer | Chowen Photography
Caterer | Catering by Design
Florist | Cori Cook Floral Design
Bagpiper | Colorado Bagpiper - Scott Beach
Hair & Makeup | Charmed Beauty
Rentals | Event Rents
Guest Transportation | Arrow Stage Lines
Wedding Party Transportation | A Advantage Limousine