Erin's Wedding Pink Journey

The following was written by Erin, the bride of The Wedding Pink 2013. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Erin over the last 10 months and she is a true inspiration to all of us!


When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer at age 27 I made a vow to myself: I was not going to let cancer take anything away from me, I was going to take everything I could from it.

At that time, all I could think about was how I would deal with the impending treatments.  What would chemo be like? What would I look with a bald head? How would it feel to have surgery? Would I ever feel normal again? Could I ever be happy and carefree again? Would Ben decide that I was too much trouble and walk away? All of a sudden, my life turned upside-down and I was faced with questions and dilemmas that I never planned for.   For the next 6 months my whole world revolved around breast cancer treatment and once it was completed, I’m happy to report that I emerged, revitalized.  I had braved something harrowing.  I had survived.  Armed with my renewed sense of purpose, I set out to fulfill my vow: take everything I could from cancer.  This would not be a wasted opportunity.

Even given my mission, I could never have dreamed what the next 2 years would hold.  From the incredible friendships I would form to the amazing opportunities and organizations that I connected with, I truly felt like I was reaping the benefits of the time I put in during those initial 6 months.  And when I came across a forwarded email from a friend advertising The Wedding Pink, I looked at it with great interest.  Ben and I had been talking about getting married “one day” for a while, but after everything that we had been through, it didn’t seem as important as it once did.  We’d been together for 7 years and had weathered some pretty significant life events, so a wedding wasn’t something we needed to spend money on, especially when there were medical bills to pay off.  Needless to say, when I heard about The Wedding Pink, it all just seemed to make sense. 

Everything about the proposed wedding looked perfect.  It was in Colorado: we’d never been there, but love traveling to new places.  It was at The Wine Country Inn: we love wine!  It included a wedding planner: I was sold.  So (after I cleared it with Ben), I applied, and as I’m sure you can guess by now, we were selected! 

As I look back on the last 11 months, it all seems like a blur.  I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that we are actually married and that we had the most incredible wedding I could have imagined.  We went from shock of being selected, to joy of getting engaged (yes, we did things a little backwards), to excitement of planning a dream wedding to the bliss of getting married in just 9 months.  And have now spent the last two settling back into normal life. 

We were truly blessed to be connected to all of the wonderful and amazing people that worked to make our wedding happen.  Not only did they donate their time,  talents and services, but each and every one of them went above and beyond in every way possible.  Instead of feeling like we were getting a “free” wedding, we were treated like royalty.  Our experience with everyone connected to The Wedding Pink 2013 was truly remarkable.  We thank each and everyone one of our vendors that made our day so special and gave our guests (and us) so much joy.  We will never forget their generosity and are truly grateful for everything we’ve been given. 

And to Cheryl Ungar, there are no words that can adequately express our gratitude for everything you did to give us our dream wedding.  The words, “thank you” don’t seem to be enough, but Ben and I will be saying “thank you” for years to come.


breast-cancer-wedding-pinkErin, bride of The Wedding Pink 2013


The Wedding Pink 2013 Less Than 6 Weeks Away

Submissions for The Wedding Pink Open One More Week!

Just a reminder that our submission period for next year's Wedding Pink is open for one more week. If you or someone you know has been affected by breast cancer and is engaged, we encourage you to submit your story. One deserving couple will be awarded a dream wedding valued at over $30,000.

Next year's wedding will take place May 5 on the western slope at the Wine Country Inn in Palisade, Colorado.

All of the details as well as the submission form can be found on our website,

Wine Country Inn, Palisade, Colorado 


Next Year's Wedding Pink

As most of you know we just wrapped up this year's Wedding Pink and we are happy to report that it was a huge success. We've barely had time to breathe as we are working around the clock bringing together another great team of vendors for next year's wedding on the western slope.

In case you have missed it here are a "few" of the great things that we are putting together for next year.

The wedding will take place on Sunday, May 5 at the Wine Country Inn in Palisade, Colorado and will be coordinated by Chelsea of Chelsea Allie Wedding Planning and Design. High Country Orchards and Vineyards will be hosting a welcome cocktail reception on Saturday, May 4. JR's Carriage Service will be providing horse carriage rides for family and friends through the vineyards. Sweet Treats by Danielle will be making a beautiful wedding cake while 3 Leaf Floral Design will put together some amazing floral arrangements. Wedding guests will also enjoy dancing with entertainment by DJ Ryan Griz and will have a blast with the 970 Photo Booth Company. All of these great memories will be captured by Fifth Gear Portrait Designs and Cheryl Ungar Wedding Photography.

Please don't forget that our submission period is open this summer, August 1 - 18. We encourage anyone to submit their story as long as they meet our submission criteria.


Roxanne + Joseph's Wedding Photos - Part 2

Here are the rest of the highlights photos. We will be posting an expanded gallery of images in the next couple weeks so please check back to the website.

(Photos compliments of Jenny Nelson and Cheryl Ungar. Copyright 2012, The Wedding Pink. Please do not download without permission.)












Vintage Magnolia & A Secret Garden - Florists for The Wedding Pink 2012

vintage-magnolia-edwards-coloradoCaitlin - Vintage Magnolia  secret-garden-vail-coloradoToni - A Secret Garden wedding-pink-beaver-creekRoxanne + Joseph looking at floral options with Toni (A Secret Garden) and Caitlin (Vintage Magnolia) 

Two of Vail Valley's finest florists are teaming up this year to provide floral arrangements and bouquets for The Wedding Pink - 2012. They are Vintage Magnolia and A Secret Garden. Vintage Magnolia is located in the Riverwalk in Edwards, CO and not only do they provide exquisite gifts and fine flowers, but also they put together beautiful arrangements for weddings, corporate and special events. Whereas A Secret Garden is located in the heart of Vail, they also will do a magnificent job with all florals for any occasion.

A huge thank you to both Vintage Magnolia and A Secret Garden for your generosity!


Guest Appearance on the Denver Channel 7 Morning Show

I hope that everyone is not getting too tired of all of the recent videos. It is simply that I have been blessed this week with two different tv appearances. Here is an iPhone video from the studio this morning. I should have the actual tv version soon which includes some photos and videos from Melissa and Jeff's wedding, and certainly better audio.




Our newest team member - Frosted Pink Weddings!

I am happy to introduce our newest team member, Kelly Karli of Frosted Pink Weddings. Kelly is a super talented wedding planner in the Vail Valley and she is excited to be part of The Wedding Pink. frosted-pink-weddings-kelly

She is working around the clock to bring our last few vendors on board, but more importantly, our selected couple will have the pleasure of working with her on all of the details of their wedding. Without a doubt, everyone will be in good hands with Kelly on our team, we are very fortunate to have her.

In the meantime, if you would like to learn a little bit more about Kelly and Frosted Pink Weddings, please take a moment and visit her website,


Wonderful story on Channel 7 news in Denver, Colorado

Last night Channel 7 news in Denver aired a wonderful story about The Wedding Pink. I am overwhelmed by all of this as just over a year ago The Wedding Pink was merely a vision of mine.

Additionally, I would like to thank Jennie Castor of Channel 7 for the countless hours that she put into producing this story.

In case you missed it, you can see it here on Channel 7's website,



Photos from The Wedding Pink!













I have a feeling that many of you are anxious to see a few photos from The Wedding Pink so I have pulled a few of my favorites. I hope you enjoy this glimpse of the wonderful day we had. Please bear with me, there are close to 3000 images to edit so it may take a week or two. Eventually I will post a full gallery of images on this site, so stay tuned.

Also, a huge thank you to Laura Dombrowski Photography and Weinrauch Photography for helping me capture the memories of the day.