Wedding favors are becoming more unique as weddings themselves become more modern. In 2013, we had the pleasure of hosting Rachel and Colin’s wedding on August 17th. We were amazed at how much thought was put into every tiny detail on their wedding day. Specifically, there were two things that stood out to me. I absolutely fell in love with Rachel and Colin’s idea of wedding favors. On their menu cards, at the bottom it reads, “In lieu of favors, we have made a donation to a local animal shelter in honor of the third member of our family, our cat, Luna.” This touched my heart because I am an animal lover all the way. I met my significant other by volunteering for the same organization in college. One of the service projects we enjoyed the most, and did every weekend, was volunteering at Partners For Pets (no kill) Animal Rescue and Rehab. Instead of forking out a lot of money on wedding favors, that guests may leave behind anyway, why not give a donation as a way to give back to the community?
The other part that stood out to me was the fact that Rachel had roses made from material of a wedding gown that was represented by three generations. The roses were filled with lavender and was used to shower the newlyweds as they walked back down the aisle after the ceremony. What a wonderful and unique way to incorporate a family heirloom! I love it when I see creative new ideas for weddings!
What are some of your creative ideas for incorporating old traditions?
What a year 2013 has been for us all! Though there were some difficult times with the floods, 2013 has turned out to be a blessing. The Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center has been known for the outstanding service we provide and accolades we have rightfully won over the years. We are pleased to announce new awards added to our wonderful list!
For the 7th year in a row, we have won the Knot Best of Weddings Award for 2014. Towards the end of 2013, we received Wedding Wire’s Rated (50 Reviews) Award. Recently, we found out we have won Best of 2013 from My Wedding. Check out our mywedding.com account!
We are incredibly excited to announce that The Wild Basin Lodge and Event Center has won the Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame Award!!! The Hall of Fame Award is new to the market, honoring vendors who have won four or more Best of Weddings awards into a VIP group. We are honored to be one of just eight vendors, and the only venue, in Colorado to receive this award! Check out our Knot profile!
Thank you to everyone who has made these awards possible for us! We continue to provide excellent service so you and your guests have a Colorado Mountain experience to remember for a lifetime.
Cute V-day Photo Courtesy HERE
Hello readers! I hope that you are all doing well on this beautiful Valentine’s Day morning! What is everyone doing to celebrate? For those of you who live in Denver it sounds like it is going to be sunny and surprisingly warm! Enjoy it for me!
And remember, only two weeks until the EPWA Bridal Crawl; March 1st and 2nd! If you haven’t signed up it sounds like both days are going loads of fun! And if you are thinking of joining the Vendor Showcase we hope you choose Route #1; the Lodge will have both floors beautifully decorated to give each of you a good idea of how your wedding will look!
Again, I hope that you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Photo courtesy Visual Poetry by Meghan!
As many of you know our Saturdays in 2014 are booked solid from Mid-April through October, but luckily for one couple the Saturday, May 31st, has opened up! Our previous couple just couldn’t wait to celebrate their love and are having a small romantic elopement this weekend, Valentine’s Day. How sweet!
For those of you who are unaware by booking you wedding in May you will be guaranteed a complimentary four hours in our beautiful changing room. Though this is an off year for the 31st as a part of Memorial Day weekend, last year’s wedding had the most stunning weather; comfortably warm with bright blue skies. The perfect day for a spring mountain wedding!
Did you know that each wedding has its own astrological sign? Being married on May 31st will place you under Gemini. Here is what dailyhoroscope.com says about a Gemini marriage:
The busy-busy buzz that occurs during the Sun’s visit to Gemini is totally perfect for weddings. The wedding preparations will probably come together all at once, but people can often be of two minds about their choices regarding wedding colors, flowers, food and transportation logistics. The Gemini marriage will be characterized by strong communication between the partners on both the verbal and physical levels.
As always, if you are interested in taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to snag our only Saturday of our peak season left, as well as four hours in our stunning bridal changing room (it’s great for pictures), please call the ladies at the lodge at 303.747.2274 or email at email@example.com.
The rooms all have a fresh feeling and a new look. They have transformed, though subtly, into rustic modernity. The biggest change has been in our lodge room’s bathrooms. Our showers have become elegant and spacious sans their original paired tubs (don’t worry, parents, we do have toddler tubs available) and stunning new tile work.
The lodge room walls and carpet have a new tone which brings a new feeling to each space. We chose a lovely dark grey carpet for the floors and utilized repurposed barn wood for the walls. As I said before, the changes may be subtle, but are certainly effective.
I am also including a photograph of our beautiful Copeland room set up for its first wedding of the season since the stunning new carpet was installed. Isn’t it lovely?
I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend! Happy planning!