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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The winners of The Wedding Pink 2018 will be announced tomorrow live on Denver's Channel 7 The Now during the 4:00 hour. They livestream the newscast here: https://www.thedenverchannel.com/live
Please tune in to meet the recipients of The Wedding Pink 2018!
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.
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.
As most of you know Laurie and Jessie were recently in town to meet with vendors and plan their upcoming wedding. One of the stops they made was to pick out dresses at The Bridal Collection. We wanted to extend a huge thank you to them as they donated brand new dresses to both of the ladies. We all had a fun experience watching them try on and pick out their special dresses. Don't worry, we aren't spoiling the surprise. The dresses that they picked are not shown below.
Thank you for the lovely story Denver Channel 7!
The Wedding Pink 2017 will be held at the Evergreen Lake House on Thursday, May 18.
Evergreen Lake House is the crown jewel of the mountain community in Evergreen, Colorado located approximately 40 minutes west of Denver.
We are thrilled to be partnering with the Evergreen Lake House for our next wedding. The venue is beautiful and will be a perfect location for our 7th annual wedding.
We have to share this quote from The Wedding Pink 2016 flower girl.
She asked if “we can do it again?” She plays wedding everyday. The following is her description of the wedding…”we walk down the aisle, we listen to the man talk and then we eat cake and dance.”
As I reminisce about our wedding, I have to remind myself that it was not a dream. Our flawless wedding was more than anything I could have ever imagined. It was perfect.
My Maid of Honor emailed me the link for The Wedding Pink. I submitted our story remembering that there were plenty of other deserving women. I was in disbelief when we found out that we were selected for the 2016 wedding. We were convinced that it was meant to be when we learned of our amazing wedding venue in Crested Butte.
My friends assumed that winning a wedding translated into a cookie-cutter wedding. Our amazing team of vendors allowed us to select all details and incorporate our personalities. It was an incredible experience to meet and connect with the vendors who donated their time and talent. It was humbling to hear the stories of how each vendor had been touched by cancer. All of the vendors went above all of our expectations. When we returned from our first planning trip in Crested Butte, we were in disbelief that our Pinterest board was going to be a reality at our wedding.
Matt and I had discussed a destination wedding. Our wedding in Crested Butte was more than anything I could have imagined. Crested Butte will always have a special place in our heart and we cannot wait to return. We thank The Wedding Pink for introducing us to a city that we would have never visited.
Thank you Cheryl, The Wedding Pink and our incredible vendors for our perfect day. Cheryl, there are no words to explain our gratitude. We will cherish the memories of our special day forever.
We are happy to report that the 6th annual Wedding Pink was a huge success. Everything was perfect; wonderful couple, great families and friends, stunning view and beautiful weather.
Thank you again to all of the vendors who donated their time and talent to this year's Wedding Pink.
Here is a sneak peek at Lauren and Matt's special day.
All photos by the super-talented Sweet Tea Studios.
We love to make wedding dreams come true. After the wedding Lauren and Matt will enjoy an exquisite mini-honeymoon at Taylor River Lodge where they have graciously donated a 2 night stay in one of their cozy cabins.
Tucked away in a beautiful canyon and perched right above the river, Taylor River Lodge has one of the most unique and adventure-accessible locations in Colorado. Cast for trout right outside your cabin's front door, relax in the riverside Bath House or explore the Taylor Canyon and River on bike, foot, raft or kayak. Here at Taylor River Lodge, take advantage of the river's adventures and soak in the serenity of the natural surroundings.
For more info on Taylor River Lodge, please visit their website here.
We recently asked Melissa and Rich, the recipients of The Wedding Pink 2015, to share their thoughts and experiences of being awarded the wedding. In case you are new to our blog Melissa and Rich had a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception at the Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver this past June.
Reminiscing about our wedding gives us great joy. We were only engaged for a short time and never imagined receiving the amazing gifted wedding from The Wedding Pink. From the very beginning we felt that it was a whirlwind of excitement because we learnt that we were going to be working with amazing vendors in the local area. The vendors were very nice and helpful in assisting us to see the vision of our dream wedding come true. They truly helped us incorporate every idea to assist in making this one memorable and unforgettable event. We never felt pressure to conform to a certain idea or vision of anyone else, but rather we were allowed to really individualize and personalize every detail needed for a once in a life time event. All the vendors listened to our desires and helped create the wedding of our dreams. Throughout the process, Ms. Cheryl Ungar was present for each vendor meeting and whole heartedly invested her time with us to help ensure time frames were met and details were completed, so that the process would be a smooth one. From cake tasting to food tasting, creating our invitations to picking out the perfect flowers, working with The Wedding Pink was a joyful experience. We are very grateful and humbled to have been provided this opportunity.
Each day, we remember the happiness of our wedding day. Being married at the Brown Palace, was a dream come true and beyond our imagination. The Wedding Pink allowed us to start our lives together on a high note.
There was so much joy, laughter and tears that came from entire experience. One would never realize that a cancer diagnosis could lead to so many positive things such as our beautiful wedding and new found friend! We cannot thank The Wedding Pink and Ms. Ungar enough for the generous gift they bestowed upon us.
-- Melissa and Rich