New Website and Blog!

Holy MOLY a lot is changing with The Wedding Connectors! There are a ton of exciting things coming up!

To start with, we have a new website! The URL will remain the same, but there is a brand new design and it has glitter. Nuff said, right? Come check out the new site by clicking the image below!

We also have a new blog, so you will need to update your links! This blog will no longer be updated, but don’t be sad. 🙂 The updates will now be shared on TWC’s new blog at http://www.theweddingconnectors.com/wordpress

Come join us on the new sites, and at this month’s On Tour at Arrowhead Golf Course. You won’t want to miss it!

New Member! Masterful Musicians – Colorado Wedding Musicians

Happy Thursday everyone!

I hope that your Independence Day holiday was an amazing one. We watched the fireworks in NYC last night, shot off of four barges in the river and it was AMAZING! I know that fire and fireworks have been a hot button topic in Colorado because of the recent fires, we want to make sure that everyone is safe. Please know that we are keeping all of you in our prayers, and if you have a need that we might be able to help with, please don’t hesitate to contact The Wedding Connectors.

We have several new members that I would love to introduce to you over the next few weeks! The first is a group of amazing musicians that are available to play in weddings and other events. I have listened to the classical guitarists and *swoon* – I could seriously just sit with a glass of wine and listen to them for hours. They are AMAZING!

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Masterful Musicians is a network of highly trained musicians. Their registered Musicians have studied at prestigious universities and have obtained their Masters degree or higher. Why is having an advanced degree important? It simply means that the quality of music you receive is guaranteed by six years of professional training. Whether you are looking for a jazz combo, classical guitar, a chamber ensemble, string quartet, wind ensemble, harp, flute or vocals, Masterful Musicians has the music you need. Many of the musicians in our network combine teaching at the university level with providing private performances. This network doesn’t just “play” music, we live it.

Masterful Musicians has a huge variety of musicians, from violinists to horn players, to vocalists! They have performed all over the world in some of the most notable venues, including Carnegie Hall. They would be an amazing addition to your special day, and we are SO happy to have them as a part of our group!

Welcome Suzanne and Masterful Musicians!

Masterful Musicians Website – http://www.masterfulmusicians.com/
Masterful Musicians on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Masterful-Musicians/109244915782219

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The Wedding Connectors On Tour May 2012 – The Curtis Ballroom and Comedy Works – Littleton, CO

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Welcome to another installment of The Wedding Connectors’ On Tour events – this time at the beautiful Curtis Ballroom, above Comedy Works in South Denver!

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the ballroom. I had been to Comedy Works several times, but never to the restaurant above, or the ballroom one floor higher. When I walked in, I was definitely surprised at the space! And the balcony was just beautiful, with an excellent view!

The Curtis Ballroom is an amazing venue for a wedding or rehearsal dinner, and they can even coordinate with Comedy Works to get some comedians to entertain your guests! The location is SO nice, with free parking, and right off of the highway, without having to go into downtown.

Nicole was our photographer for the evening, and took a TON of photos, they turned out so fun!

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The appetizers were fabulous!

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Comedy Works gave all attendees two free tickets to a comedy show!

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Our first group photo in a very long time, how fun!!

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Notice the rhinestones… Kevin was workin’ the bling!

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Look at this gorgeous patio, can you imagine your wedding or event here?

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Nicole took a TON of photos, and they turned out really fun. These are a small sampling, to see the full gallery you can go here: http://nicolenichols.instaproofs.com//enterEvent.php?id=607975

Here are some of the wedding professionals that donated their time, products and services to making this evening awesome.

Mark Paquette, Events Unwrapped – Colorado Event Planner/Coordinator
Events Unwrapped on Facebook

The Curtis Ballroom
The Curtis Ballroom on Facebook

Nicole Nichols, Denver Wedding Photographer
Nicole Nichols Photography on Facebook

Robert Krueger, Krueger Entertainment, Colorado Wedding & Events DJ
Robert Krueger Entertainment on Facebook

The Wedding Connectors On Tour April 2012 – The Fort Restaurant – Morrison, CO

The TWC tour continues, visiting some of Colorado’s top wedding related venues!

I have to say, this was a difficult evening for me. I had some dental issues, but had invited two new vendors and didn’t want them to think I was ditching them! So even though I wasn’t at 100%, I was there, scraping the fantabulous goat cheese off of the cracker because the cracker was too difficult to eat. 😉

The Fort Restaurant in Morrison, CO has such a rich history, and it was SO cool to learn about the past and where the restaurant came from. And of course, because I’m an animal lover, Sissy Bear was probably my favorite story. Biased? Maybe, but my husband wasn’t happy when I came home stating that I wanted a black bear for a pet.

The Fort has been featured in SO many publications, and has hosted some of the world’s most important leaders. They’ve won culinary awards, and the venue itself is a unique venue with some awesome views. All of this sounds great right, what you’d want to hear about a wedding venue? But here are some things you may NOT know that are super cool. They have Native American dancers that can be called to entertain your wedding guests. Or how about a helicopter entrance to your own wedding? Or a cannon, shooting after you say I Do! Jennefer is the private dining manager, and she shared so much with us, she is clearly very knowledgeable and excited about The Fort! We were too, when she was done. That’s the sign of a good teacher, right? When the students are just as excited as the teacher is!

I’m sure you want to get onto the pictures right? Everett was our photographer for the evening, and the photos are awesome! There are so many that I can’t add them all into the post, but if you’d like to see ALL of them, make sure to follow us on Facebook to see the full slideshow!

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Not only do we get to see some amazing venues, but the events are open to all wedding professionals, and we meet lots of new people too!

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He must have been very, very bad.

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The Fort has hats that they bring out for birthdays and other special events, including weddings!

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Isn’t there a rule against feeding wildlife?

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The owner Holly explained more about the history of the restaurant, and the people that made the dream come to life – her parents! She also taught us a special toast, that I cannot repeat here – you’ll have to visit the restaurant and ask!

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Robert was VERY excited to win a Sissy Bear! He ended up giving it to me though… and she now sits proudly in my bedroom. Yes, I’m a sucker!

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It was such a beautiful evening, and going up into Morrison was SO nice. When it gets really warm in Denver, it’s always a welcome escape to head a little further West, and higher in altitude. Morrison is a beautiful town, and The Fort is definitely on my list of “wants” for date nights! Brides, grooms, couples – if you would like an authentic western experience, or just something that is a little different, this is an amazing venue. The views are great, the rooms are beautiful, and the restaurant itself is great – but the people there were all so nice and made sure we were all taken care of. Definitely a NEED for your wedding day!

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Here are some of the wedding professionals that donated their time, products and services to making this evening awesome.

Mark Paquette, Events Unwrapped – Colorado Event Planner/Coordinator
Events Unwrapped on Facebook

The Fort Restaurant
The Fort Restaurant on Facebook

Everett Stout, Creative Focus Photography, Colorado Wedding Photographer
Creative Focus Photography on Facebook

The Wedding Connectors On Tour March 2012 – Maggiano’s Downtown – Denver, CO

While working on the blog post about April’s On Tour event, I realized that I had completely forgotten to post the Maggiano’s pictures from March. And HOW could this be, because it is one of my favorite restaurants?!

So, The Fort photos are coming VERY soon, but I want to make sure to show off Maggiano’s because A. they are awesome and have amazing food and B. they were such gracious hosts for us and C. I actually had my own rehearsal dinner at Maggiano’s and can personally attest to their amazing service and food!

For anyone unfamiliar with the On Tours, here’s the scoop. Each month, The Wedding Connectors coordinates an event with a wedding venue in the Denver metro area, sometimes surrounding areas as well. Basically, you get to come to beautiful venues, eat awesome food, and meet quality wedding professionals for $10. The cost is $0 if you’re a member! Member or not, these events are a fantastic way to meet new people and get an up close and personal tour of some of the most beautiful wedding venues in Colorado. There are several venues that you might not really THINK of as wedding venues, and it’s neat to see the tours and hear the ideas that venues have for making the big day special!

We had several new faces at the On Tour event, and it was wonderful to get to know everyone! We added some new members that evening too. So let’s see – great food, good people, beautiful venue, and new members. All around a huge success!

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One of our newest members showed some STYLE while walking up to get his prize from the drawing!

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The On Tour events are truly a great way to get to know some other industry professionals!

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Here are some of the wedding professionals that donated their time, products and services to making this evening awesome.

Mark Paquette, Events Unwrapped – Colorado Event Planner/Coordinator
Events Unwrapped on Facebook

Maggiano’s Downtown Denver
Maggiano’s Downtown on Facebook

Julie Kemerling, A Fine Photographer – Colorado Wedding Photographer
A Fine Photographer on Facebook

 

Glowing Reviews: Julie Kemerling of A Fine Photographer, Red Rocks Wedding, Colorado Wedding Photographer

Happy Thursday everyone!

We had an amazing On Tour event on Monday, the photos will be up soon! In the meantime, we have another glowing review from one of our group of professionals. Julie Kemerling is the owner and photographer for A Fine Photographer, she specializes in weddings. Digital photography has allowed people to get into photography like never before, and that is super exciting! But when it comes to your wedding day, do you really want to trust those photos that you will NEVER GET BACK to a friend who has never done it before? Yes, I’m sure they take great pictures of their kids. But this is your big day. You’ve worked so hard on the details, trust them to someone who is professional and will capture them correctly and beautifully.

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Julie is just an amazing photographer! My husband and I were so happy that we chose her to photograph our wedding. Our initial decision to go with Julie was based on her professionalism, great resume and impressive portfolio.

Needless to say what we found out after working with Julie is that we got a whole lot more than what we initially thought. We got peace of mind. Julie is experienced and is very familiar with the flow of weddings and the planning involved. She was already a step ahead of us and helped guide us through how to plan out the day. Julie was always prompt, well prepared, and reachable. And she creates this wonderful DVD of your images set to music that captures the entire day beautifully! The DVD is so well done – we just love it.

When we chose Julie we got a professional. She takes the time necessary to ensure your images come out perfect. She even pays attention to the packaging she uses to deliver your images to you. The other thing that we noticed after reviewing our wedding photos is how she was able to get some of the more intimate shots….like the father/bride walking down the aisle or us saying our vows/exchanging rings…where was she standing?! All we know is she is stealth…there was never a moment when she was in the way or disrupted the ceremony or reception.

We got a fun and friendly personality. Julie has a very easy-going personality which is truly refreshing and calming on a very hectic and chaotic day! Julie would do extra little things for us (like giving us a 5 x 7 copy of one of the prints that she liked of us or staying 10 – 15 minutes later at the reception) that she didn’t itemize us for later which was a really nice touch and meant a lot. She includes most everything in her packages already, so you don’t have to worry about it later. Julie is just a gem and we’ll use her for all of our photography going forward. Her photography is a work of art, simply beautiful and unique. – Jessica & Korey Married at Red Rocks

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The Wedding Connectors: http://theweddingconnectors.com/
The Wedding Connectors Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theweddingconnectors
A Fine Photographer: http://coloradophotographystudio.com/
A Fine Photographer on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Fine-Photographer-Weddings/86779860032

Glowing Reviews: Linda Malone of Floral Design by Linda, Colorado Wedding Florist & Design

The beautiful Mrs. Linda Malone received a wonderful review from a recent bride for her floral design! With the gorgeous weather, I thought the yellow flowers were QUITE appropriate! Who doesn’t love a little springtime color?

Flowers can add SO much to a wedding, and as someone who is flower challenged, I can promise you that putting them together is not as easy as it may look! Linda does a wonderful job of putting together colors that work well, with flowers that are fresh and complimentary to the overall day. And it’s interesting that the review says “You met my vision perfectly!” Brides, have you ever had someone completely ignore what you want and blow you off? Mmmhmm… no fun. It’s important to work with wedding professionals that listen to you and work with your vision to plan and execute your perfect day! Never accept less than awesome when it comes to your wedding!

The flowers were exactly what I wanted. You met my vision perfectly! I absolutely loved my bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets. I loved the corsages and boutonnieres too. I always felt at ease as we discussed all the details and the confirmation of the flowers. I loved the thank you cards you sent, very personalized. Linda, thank you so much for everything. You did a great job and I will refer you to anyone I know who is getting married!
– Ashley Tomlin

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Photo Credit: Jennifer Elaine Photography

Congratulations on the awesome review Linda!! It’s always good to hear from real brides with real information about their weddings.

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