Spruce Mountain Ranch’s Annual “Wine and Nosh” Bridal Show, hosted by Sarah Viera, is always a wonderful event! Brides are able to meet potential wedding vendors and watch a stunning bridal fashion show from Something New Boutique. For those unable to attend the event, or those wanting to relive the experience, we have featured the vendors and their booths in this year’s “Wine and Nosh” blog!
The floral displays were simply stunning! They all displayed various 2015 wedding trends, including a mix of subtle and bold-colored flowers, earthy elements, wooden elements, and the “organic industrial” look. If the displays at Wine and Nosh are an indication of the florals to come this wedding season, we are very excited for the season to begin!
The beautiful display by this florist featured delicate white and baby pink flowers with the added touch of metallic and antlers. This unique twist is perfect for a Colorado ranch wedding as it uses both feminine and outdoors elements!
The Newberry Brothers used soft white roses paired with bold pops of raspberry roses and pink peonies. The contrast between subtle and bright is a 2015 floral wedding trend. The use of aspen branches and candles adds the perfect woodsy touch to the stunning flowers.
-The Garden Path-
The Garden Path prides themselves on their floral arrangements with a European touch. Their use of sweet succulents, delicate roses, and bright pops of color make for the perfect “English garden” touch to any wedding or event. Owner Karen Novotny has been in business for 23 years and was a European-trained floral arranger for mountain and destination weddings. Not only will she ensure that the flowers for your wedding are perfect, but she is also an excellent wedding planner.
-Southern Charm Weddings and Events-
Southern Charm specializes in event rentals, floral decorations, and décor. Their booth featured a beautiful display that was both southern chic and Colorado rustic. Their elegant and yet outdoorsy pieces would be perfect for a Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding.
*(303) 500-3822/ HouseOfYonder.com
Yonder featured a large wooden farm table covered with bold, beautiful flowers! The contrast between the bright centerpieces and ivory place settings was feminine and lovely.
Spruce Mountain Ranch works with some of the best caterers from both Denver and Colorado Springs. Three of them were featured at Wine and Nosh this year, and any of the three would be a perfect choice for your ranch wedding!
-Biscuits and Berries-
Biscuits and Berries Catering offers not only a composed and excellent staff, but also unique and delicious food for any event. For Wine and Nosh, they prepared slow-smoked short ribs with black soy barbeque glaze and a vegetable garnish. They also featured Rocky Mountain Redbird Farm Chicken with a crispy corn cake topped with a poblano slaw. Both were exceptionally tender and flavorful! Their two desserts for the event were Baked Alaska with maple budino and grapefruit, and a beet meringue topped with honey goat cheese and walnuts. Their friendly and dazzling staff, paired with their wonderful food, make for the perfect wedding-day catering choice!
-Catering By Design-
Catering by Design offers a wide variety of dinner packages for events! For the show, they featured their bacon-wrapped-bacon appetizer, a roasted brussel sprout salad, and pecan-smoked salad! Their yummy food and friendly staff make for the perfect wedding!
Epicurean has been a prominent caterer in the Denver area for 32 years. Their chef, Jenna, is an expert in food innovation. Her goal is to create fresh and unique dishes with immense flavor. For their main dishes, they featured juicy Colorado steak, traditional wedge salad, and biscuits. Their desserts were Italian budino and custard. Epicurean’s innovative style and delightful staff are sure to make for a memorable Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding!
Photographers + Videographers:
-All Digital Studios-
* (303) 494-2320/www.AllDigitalStudios.com
All Digital Studios, photographer and videographer, takes “picture with personality from people with personality.” They recently celebrated 15 years of business, and they did the photography for our very own Tara Ames’ wedding! They make sure that they always have a male and female photographer at each wedding.
In addition to traditional wedding photography, they feature a photo booth and slow-motion video booth (they post the clips online and send the couple a collection of clips). Their goal is to make the day fun and to take candid and photojournalistic photos in addition to regular wedding photos.
They also do videography, and send a full-length edited DVD to the bride and groom, and post a highlight film online!
-Jamie Smith Photography-
Jamie Smith won Wedding Wire’s “Bride’s Choice Awards” for preferred photographer in 2013! Her lovely photographs are sure to capture all the special moments of your big day!
-Amanda Lamb Photography-
* (719) 648-2152/amandalambphoto.com
Amanda Lamb is a “Sentimental photographer for sassy couples!” Amanda has done multiple weddings at Spruce Mountain Ranch, and never fails to capture beautiful moments!
Mares Productions focuses on Cinema video and “telling the story of the couple.” They are both trendy-traditional and thematic. They gave away popcorn at their booth.
-Sarah Roshan Wedding Photographer-
Sarah Roshan’s photography style is self-described as “Romantic Mountain Weddings for Carefree Couples.” This photography company is available around the world for outdoor and mountain weddings!
Having the perfect wedding cake is a crucial element to any wedding. Thankfully, three excellent bakeries brought their yummy treats to Wine and Nosh for brides to sample and choose from!
-Sugar Plum Cake Shoppe and Bakery-
* (719) 930-3343/ www.sugarplumcakeshoppe.com
The Sugar Plum Cake Shoppe and Bakery is the perfect cake company for anyone seeking a unique wedding cake design! They can do anything from elegant flowers to rustic chalkboard cakes!
-The Bundt Shoppe-
*(303) 422-8638 (Castle Pines); (303) 798- 4145/ www.thebundtshoppe.com
The Bundt Shoppe specializes in delicious Bundt cakes and cupcakes, which are the perfect unique touch for any wedding!
-Gold Mine Cupcakes-
*(720) 722-0371/ www.goldminecupcakes.com
Gold Mine Cupcakes featured their wedding white and turtle cupcakes, which were fabulous! They offer free tastings and will come to you! They are located in Golden, Colorado, and feature over 20 cupcake flavors, which are sure to dazzle guests.
Having the perfect event rentals can add the perfect touch to any wedding, and is an excellent way to personalize a reception!
-Anna’s Custom Pews-
*(719) 499-6307/ www.annascustompews.com
Anna’s Custom Pews features beautiful handmade vintage-style church pews made from Colorado “beetle board.” These unique and elegant benches look beautiful in any venue, but especially outdoors at Spruce Mountain Ranch. Anna’s Custom Pews also rents lanterns, blankets, pillows, hay bales, flower holders, and a stunning wooden aisle for the bride to walk down.
Having an expert wedding planner is the most important part of creating a dream wedding. Any of the planners featured at Wine and Nosh would make for an excellent choice!
-Sarah Viera Events-
The lovely Sarah Viera is near and dear to us at Spruce Mountain Ranch! She is a phenomenal planner with an excellent staff, in addition to being the host of Wine and Nosh! Her booth featured beautiful place settings and beautiful flowers, although this event as a whole was her creation!
-Ashley Nicole Events-
Ashley Nicole Events are an excellent team of wedding planners who will be sure to make any event a success! Their booth featured a contrast between glamour and rustic styles. Newberry Brothers did their floral centerpiece, and Yonder House provided their china and tableware. In lieu of place cards, they featured miniature cakes with guest names written on them! Ashley Nicole Events gave away pears in little bags as a guest favor.
-Events With Altitude-
*(303) 523-4174/ www.EventsWithAltitude.com
Events With Altitude is an up-and-coming wedding and event planning business, run by Spruce Mountain Ranch’s own Jen Haar! Jen is an excellent day-of coordinator who specializes in outdoor Colorado weddings! Events With Altitude gave away antique keys as a guest favor to remind brides that they are the “key to a perfect wedding!”
-Design Works Events-
Whether an affair is simple or elaborate, Design Works Events can make any dream wedding or event a reality. Not only did they design these two beautiful tables, but they helped with the décor of Wine and Nosh as a whole!
-Magnifica Bella (Cynthia Mazzara)-
Wedding makeup artist Cynthia Mazzara is an excellent choice to achieve the perfect bridal look. Not only does she work with multiple Spruce Mountain Ranch brides, but she also did the makeup of the bridal show models!
DJs help to maintain the energy of a crowd and to keep the party going all night long! Choosing the right one for your wedding is important to keep the fun going!
*(303) 422-3218/ www.myelitedj.com
For a DJ who also does lighting and décor for weddings and events, call Elite DJ!
-FUNction Pro DJ & Event Services-
If you want a great DJ who will make sure your guests are having a wonderful time the whole evening through, book with FUNction!
Finding the perfect wedding dress is the most important part of completing a bride’s look. Thankfully, we had the honor of hosting a wonderful boutique at Wine and Nosh that is sure to help every bride find their dream gown!
-Something New Boutique-
Something New Boutique put on the beautiful bridal fashion show at Wine and Nosh! This show featured their exclusive Divina line, designed by owner Mindy Linscombe. Their store is located in the north area of Colorado Springs, and is what Mindy describes as the place “where [we make sure that] the girl comes before the dress!” Their store also donates a portion of their proceeds to Sak-Saum, a non-profit organization that recues women from human trafficking and gives them a new life.
Mindy recently wrote a book to help brides choose the perfect wedding dress, called Secrets of Wedding Dress Shopping. If you are in need of a wedding gown, make an appointment with Something New Boutique!
-Gateway to Magic Travel-
If you are seeking a travel agency to assist in planning your honeymoon, consider Gateway to Magic! Not only are they experts who will ensure that your experience is one you’ll never forget, but they also donate 10% of commission from booked trips to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Peak Beverage is not only the sole beverage service that Spruce Mountain Ranch uses, but it is also fabulous! Their affordable pricing and highly trained staff will ensure a wonderful evening! They offered wine tastings at Wine and Nosh with wine experts for consultation. Their staff also sampled the slow-motion video booth from All-Digital studios!
-Limousine Services, Inc.-
This beautiful 1959 Rolls Royce was brought by Silver Cloud Car! This was the car used at our very own Tara Ames’ wedding- we loved having this vintage beauty at Wine and Nosh!