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December 2010 Archive


 “Why “Why not bring in the New Year with a bang?” thought this bride and groom.  Always the couple who goes over the top, a December 31st Colorado wedding was just the right fit.  It all started with the royal peacock stilettos, the couple chose deep jewel tones of purple, royal blue, emerald green and gold to pull together a winter wedding.  To set the tone of the wedding, the bride and groom chose a classic wedding invitation with rich blues and elegant script.  The venue has a swanky vibe with crystal chandeliers and walls splashed with purple and lounge seating to accommodate guests who have danced until they couldn’t dance anymore!  The bride will be able to show off her fabulous shoes with a striking short dress with “feathers” to match!  The bridesmaids are decked out in shantung silk dress & a playful bow with peacock feather bouquets and headbands to complete the look.  Not to be outdone, the groom with sport a silk tie with a silk screened peacock feather.

Photos from Left to Right:

Row 1:

Royal Blue Peacock Pumps: Etsy seller La Plume Ethere

Row 2:

Ashley Shenkein Jewelry Designs {StudioWed vendor}

Theatrical Lighting by Pink Monkey Solutions {StudioWed vendor}

Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid Dress from Bella Bridesmaid {StudioWed vendor}

Feather bouquet: Etsy seller Serendipity by Suzanne

Invitations by Cloud 9 {StudioWed vendor}

Row 3:

Invitations by Cloud 9 {StudioWed vendor}

Lighting by Pink Monkey Solutions {StudioWed vendor}

Peacock ties: Etsy seller Toy Breaker

Peacock Headband: Etsy seller Lovmely

Romona Keveza Gown by Felice Bridal {StudioWed vendor}

Denver Weddings | Holiday Wedding Inspiration

Our latest window display would be fantastic for a New Year’s Eve or holiday wedding in Colorado.  

We designed the table above for our StudioWed Denver window display for the holiday season.   By using a chandelier motif, feathers, silver bulbs, rhinestone buckles and a touch of fuchsia, we create a very fun table-scape that works great for a New Years Eve wedding or party in Colorado.  The fantastic stationery was created by Julie at JS Design Custom.  The gorgeous cake was designed by Rachael at Intricate Icings.  Thank you to Premium Digital Solutions for the great images.

 You can also see this table design and holiday party design tips featured on the Colorado wedding blog!  If you are planning your wedding and looking for our favorite vendors, stop by StudioWed for incredible inspiration, vendors and design ideas.

Denver Wedding Planners | Featured in The Knot Colorado

Jessica and Mike’s Breckenridge wedding is featured in the latest issue of The Knot Colorado magazine.   This destination wedding was set at the bride’s family home in Breckenridge and needed every detail planned, including a tent for the reception,  and a custom deck with stairs for the ceremony!  Check out the six page feature in the latest issues for a glimpse into Jess and Mike’s gorgeous destination wedding.  Eight StudioWed Denver wedding vendors were involved in creating this amazing wedding celebration. Click here for the feature on

Event Planning: Save the Date Events {StudioWed vendor}

Photography: Paige Elizabeth Photography

Catering:  Occasions by Sandy {StudioWed vendor}

Music: Soul School Band (booked by A Music Plus {StudioWed vendor})

Flowers: Bella Fiori {StudioWed vendor}

Videography: Lupher Arts {StudioWed vendor}

Hair: Roots Hair Salon

Make-up: Carissa Beauty {StudioWed vendor}

Cakes: Intricate Icings {StudioWed vendor}

Tent: Colorado Tents and Events

Officiant: Pat Pendleton {StudioWed vendor}

Marriage License Requirements in Colorado


Aside from the fabulous flowers, great food and other wedding details, we don’t want to forget one of the most important aspects of the wedding, the marriage license.

A Colorado marriage license may be issued in any county and used in any county in the State of Colorado. However, the license must be used within 30 days from the date of issue. The license is issued the day it is applied for and may be used immediately. The fee for a marriage license is $30 and must be paid with cash.

Both male and female applicants must appear in person to complete and sign the marriage application. If one party cannot appear due to illness, is out of state, or incarcerated, he or she must obtain an ABSENTEE APPLICATION from the Clerk and Recorder’s office. The party applying must bring the absentee application along with identification for the absent party. Applicants need not be residents of Colorado. ABSENTEE APPLICATIONS MUST BE NOTARIZED.

If either party has finalized a divorce within 30 days of applying for the marriage license, the final decree must be produced. This decree must be signed by the judge or court referee. If the divorce has been final more than 30 days, divorce information must be given regarding date of divorce, place of divorce and court in which the divorce was finalized.

A marriage may be solemnized by a judge of a court of record, a public official whose powers include solemnization of marriages, or in accordance with any mode of solemnization recognized by any religious denomination or Indian nation or tribe. As of August 1993, a couple can solemnize their own marriage without any type of officiant. That’s right, you can perform your own wedding ceremony without an officiant in Colorado and it is legal. You can read more about wedding and marriage license requirements on the City of Denver website.