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Wedding Planning Continues

Sabrina and Rex had their first glimpse at their wedding venue, Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur, CO. It’s a stunning venue and a perfect fit for their October wedding. Ann Marlin of Cloud 9 Weddings went over all of the details of their big day plus they had an opportunity to tour the entire venue including their ceremony site, reception room and where they will be dancing under the stars. Wow, we cannot wait!!

Ceremony site at Spruce Mountain Ranch.

Ceremony site at Spruce Mountain Ranch.

Inside the Colorado Room where guests will enjoy cocktail hour.

Inside the Colorado Room where guests will enjoy cocktail hour.

Sabrina also had a chance to meet up with Cynthia Mazzara of Magnifica Bella for a makeup trial. Cynthia is a master at her craft and Sabrina is one lucky lady to have Cynthia do her wedding day makeup.

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Cynthia putting the final touches on Sabrina during her makeup trial.

Cynthia putting the final touches on Sabrina during her makeup trial.

Tasting at Relish Catering - Yum!

I had the pleasure of joining Sabrina and Rex for their tasting at Relish Catering today. It was simply amazing. The dinner and appetizer menu is all set and it’s hard to believe the wedding is in less than 5 months. We are all excited to share in their special day!

Say Yes to the Dress!

We are happy to say that Sabrina has said yes to the dress. What a wonderful time we had at The Bridal Collection. Sabrina will, without a doubt, be a beautiful bride. Here are a few photos from the dress shopping appointment.

Happily ever after. Sabrina with her mom and BFF. A huge thank you to  The Bridal Collection  for donating this beautiful dress.

Happily ever after. Sabrina with her mom and BFF. A huge thank you to The Bridal Collection for donating this beautiful dress.

Wedding Planning Underway

I was fortunate enough to join Sabrina and Rex along with Ann Marlin from Cloud 9 Weddings for a few of the vendor meetings. We are always appreciative of our vendors who go above and beyond to make The Wedding Pink a special day.

We met with Janelle from A Design Resource (florals), Chris the DJ from Elite Entertainment and Lisa from A Cake Come True. Who doesn’t like cake tasting on a Thursday afternoon? It was amazingly delicious!

Next up is the wedding dress! It’s another one of our favorite days to share with the bride and her family. Stay tuned for photos.

Sabrina & Rex Proposal

As you know by now we recently announced our recipients of The Wedding Pink 2019. This year’s couple, Sabrina and Rex have a unique story. They are both equally deserving of this wedding; Sabrina is a young, breast cancer survivor and Rex is a retired, decorated, Purple Heart recipient Marine. They are both a joy to be around and we are now blessed that they are part of our Pink Family.

Rex proposed to Sabrina almost 2 years ago. We would love to share the proposal video.

Announcing the recipients of The Wedding Pink 2019, Sabrina & Rex

We are very excited to introduce you to our 2019 Wedding Pink couple, Sabrina and Rex! We were extremely moved by their story and immediately fell in love with them both. Because they are such incredible people, we decided to forgo the submission period and surprised them with the wedding as an early Valentine’s Day gift. Sabrina is a breast cancer survivor and Rex is decorated retired Marine. They have supported each other through so many of life's challenges and have been able to come out on the other side as loving best friends.  They also actively give back to our community in too many ways to count. We are excited to bring Sabrina and Rex into The Wedding Pink family and cannot wait for their wedding October 17 at Spruce Mountain Ranch. It’s going to be beautiful!

Sabrina and Rex, upon learning that they were chosen for The Wedding Pink 2019.

Sabrina and Rex, upon learning that they were chosen for The Wedding Pink 2019.

More about The Wedding Pink couple can be found here. We hope you will follow along with Sabrina and Rex’s wedding planning journey. Stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page for updates!

Liz and Lee's Engagement Photos

We were so happy to receive Liz and Lee's engagement photos from Katie Van Buren of Van Buren Photography. They are all very beautiful and we can't wait to share them with you. Here is a sneak peek, the full gallery can be viewed here.

 

 

Dress Shopping at The Bridal Collection

As the first bride to be awarded this amazing gift, and also a member of the board of The Wedding Pink, I have been lucky enough to witness many beautiful moments throughout this journey. So far, we have helped eight couples by giving them their dream weddings, right here in Colorado. One of my favorite parts of The Wedding Pink process is wedding dress shopping. Our brides have graciously allowed me to join in their once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for that I’m so grateful. I’ve met mothers, sisters, best friends, and it really makes me feel like we’re all one big family. Our “Pink Family” as Cheryl Ungar, our founder, likes to call it.

For the second year in a row, we have been lucky enough to partner with The Bridal Collection for our wedding dress needs. Last year, The Bridal Collection graciously donated two beautiful gowns to our 2017 bride, Laurie, and her wife Jessie. Jordan was our stylist and she was able to find two dresses that perfectly matched each of our brides’ personalities.

Liz trying on dresses at The Bridal Collection

Liz trying on dresses at The Bridal Collection

This year Jordan was at it again, helping our 2018 bride, Liz, find her dream dress.  Liz was in town from the East Coast last week doing some wedding planning with our rockstar wedding planner Ann Marlin of Cloud 9 Weddings. While The Wedding Pink is a Denver-based non-profit, we accept submissions from all over the country. Because we needed to fit as much planning into one weekend as we possibly could, The Bridal Collection was tasked with the tough job of getting Liz to “Say Yes to the Dress” in one 90-minute appointment. Jordan was up for the challenge. She would come sweeping through the sitting area under a mountain of fabric, pulling the dressing room curtain closed, while we sat with baited breath, waiting for Liz to come out in each dress. Jordan dazzled us with fancy words like moonstone, Swarovski, and French lace. It’s clear that she really knows her stuff. While each dress was gorgeous in its own unique way, we all knew Liz had found her dress when she came out with tears in her eyes. We all knew it was the one. The Madison James stunner of a dress was absolutely gorgeous on Liz. I know she can’t wait for her big day where she will forever be joined to her fiancé, Lee in October at The Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia.

Liz says Yes to the Dress with a little help from her BFF

Liz says Yes to the Dress with a little help from her BFF

Our happy bride Liz has selected a dress with the help of her BFF; Ann Marlin of Cloud 9 Weddings; Melissa Childs, 2011 Wedding Pink bride and the fabulous stylist Jordan from The Bridal Collection.

Our happy bride Liz has selected a dress with the help of her BFF; Ann Marlin of Cloud 9 Weddings; Melissa Childs, 2011 Wedding Pink bride and the fabulous stylist Jordan from The Bridal Collection.

Our appointment at The Bridal Collection was my first time meeting Liz in person, but I couldn’t help but feel emotional myself. After all, what does a wedding dress represent? It signifies love, commitment, and unity. But for our brides, who are also breast cancer survivors, the wedding dress is a reminder to us that we fought through something horrific and we came out on the other side, survivors. We live to see another day and we get to experience a wedding with the love of our lives. For a brief second, we forget what we went through, and bask in the realization that our wedding day is approaching. As we wear this wedding dress down the aisle, everyone’s eyes are on us, yet our eyes are firmly fixed on the one person in our lives who has been in the trenches with us; our support system who loves us for who we are – scars and all. The wedding dress makes us feel like a princess. In the mirror, we don’t see a cancer patient. We see a bride ready to start our lives with our one true love. We are eternally grateful for The Bridal Collection’s continued support of The Wedding Pink and for helping our brides’ dreams come true. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

~Melissa Childs, Board Member, The Wedding Pink

Introducing Liz & Lee!

We are beyond thrilled to introduce Liz and Lee, the recipients of The Wedding Pink 2018. We look forward to following their wedding planning journey leading up to their big day on October 25 at the Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia, Colorado.

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You may read more about Liz and Lee here.

Wedding Pink 2018 and New Website

Happy Thanksgiving! 

There is so much to be thankful for and we appreciate all of the support we have received over the years from everyone particularly the vendors and donors. Without them The Wedding Pink would not be possible.

We have two big announcements to make.

First off we have just launched our beautiful new website, huge thank you to our 2014 bride Erika for the lovely redesign. 

And, drumroll please, The Wedding Pink 2018 will be held at the Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia, Colorado on Thursday, October 25. We are beyond excited to partner with this exquisite venue. It's a true Colorado destination wedding venue that you and your guests will never forget, just south of Denver, yet a world away. Surrounded by mountain views the breathtaking clubhouse is nestled amongst unrivaled scenery in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  This beautiful venue has multiple fireplaces, custom wood details and intricate stonework creating a rustic Colorado feel.

Please visit our submissions page if you or someone you know would like to apply for the wedding.

 

 

Sneak Peek at Laurie and Jessie's Wedding

We are thrilled to have wrapped up our 7th annual Wedding Pink. Despite an unexpected and unusual May snow storm it was a beautiful wedding. Here is a sneak peek of Laurie and Jessie's special day. 

A gigantic thank you to Ali & Garrett Photographers for their beautiful photographs.