We’re finally breaking in our blog! And, we are breaking it in with big news! Mountain Occasions has been nominated for a 2009 ICON award for “The Best Wedding Over 75K” category! This is a huge honor for us and we are so proud of the work that we have submitted. The photo above is also on the cover of Confetti Magazine this year, and our wedding is featured on pages 72 and 73. Juan Carlos from El Velo photography in Costa Rica, captured the most gorgeous images of the most beautiful, sweet couple, Mary Erin and Stephen Carr. They were married at the Community Church in Manitou Springs followed by an unforgettable reception at the Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, on October 4th, 2008. The couple wanted something romantic with lots of surprises for their guests. We decided on a Great Gatsby type theme as a way to incorporate so many great ideas.
The newlyweds came down the aisle and rang the old church bell while their guests rang tiny bells in memory of the bride’s grandmother. The couple arrived at their reception in style in a vintage Duesenberg car.
The cocktail reception began lakeside with a Jazz Trio and the signature cocktail, the Carr-tini, flowing through the custom luge ice sculpture. Guests then made their way into the elegant dining room to find centerpieces dripping with crystals and chandaliers dressed in floral and foliage. Newberry Brothers Florist set the tone perfectly with whites, creams and greens and kisses of candlelight.
Guests were then treated to a Frank Sinatra impersonator, Ol’ Blue Eyes Quartet, during their 5 course dinner. The next surprise arrived after dinner with professional Swing Dancers entertaining the crowd and dancing with the guests! This led the party into full swing when the 10 piece Park Avenue Orchestra took over the entertainment for the evening.
The party then overflowed out of the ballroom where other goodies were revealed! A live cigar/cigarette girl passed out cigars, mints and other fun things. A decadent Chocolate Candy Bar and Expresso Coffee Cart, the Carr-tini luge and an old time photo booth kept guests playing and laughing through the night. At night’s end, Mr. and Mrs. Carr escaped through a sea of sparklers into the 1964 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce where they made their getaway!
We are really looking forward to the Awards Gala on March 11 at the Ritz Carlton. The Event Industry’s version of the Academy Awards I suppose! Well, anyway, at least it calls for a new dress and some fabulous shoes for Aimee and myself! We’ve also been inspired to start submitting more of our weddings. We work with so many fabulous brides and every wedding has such unique elements…we should be bragging about them!
I also have to give our company one more little pat on the back… but it seems our hard work is paying off as Aimee was featured in this month’s The Knot Colorado (www.theknot.com ) She had some great Colorado Wedding advice and it’s nice to be noticed of course! Don’t forget you can also find Aimee working hard in Costa Rica too with www.tropicaloccasions.com! Don’t forget to subscribe to our new blog and keep up on our latest ramblings, bridal brags, great finds, dazzling ideas and top trends and shamless attempts at getting your attention!