Caitlyn and John

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Caitlyn and John came into the Boulder Country Club early last year to look at the club for their wedding ceremony and reception. Very quickly they decided that the Boulder Country Club was the place for them and they booked with us that day for their September wedding!

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~Getting Ready~

~Ceremony~

~Cocktail Hour~

~Reception~

~Toasts~

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~Cake Cutting~

Congratulations Caitlyn and John!!

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Photo Credit: Mallory Munson Photography

Lauren and Craig

A look into Lauren and Craig’s beautiful summer wedding in August 2016!

Getting ready in the Boulder Country Club bridal suite

Their ceremony took place out on the Boulder Country Club lawn with a beautiful arch piece and rug for their decor

Their ceremony was absolutely beautiful!

And Lauren made a beautiful bride!

And then the reception began upstairs in the banquet space at the Boulder Country Club where Lauren picked out the most stunning decor of old rustic pots, flowers and candles with different fabrics wrapped around them

This couple was truly loved by everyone at their wedding and we absolutely adored working with them!

Congratulations to Lauren and Craig and we wish them both the best of luck!

Photo Credit:

Jo Julia Photography www.jojuliaphotography.com / IG: @jojulia

The Perfect Rehearsal Dinner Guide

The rehearsal dinner is the start of all the wedding activities and the last thing you need to stress about.  The tone for the rest of your wedding weekend is set by this kick-off event, and we are here to give you some tips to help you plan the perfect rehearsal dinner.

Hosting:

Most often the groom’s parents will host the rehearsal dinner, but sometimes couples like to do things a little differently these days.  Figure out who is hosting and covering the cost of the dinner whether it is you and your fiance, either set of parents or if you are going to all split the cost.

Budget:

This is the most stressful party of any event, figuring out your budget.  It may not be fun, but is very important.  Be sure to set a clear budget with all parties involved so there are no surprises.

Guest List:

Depending on your budget will really determine who and how many people you invite.  Start with the bridal party and close family members and go from there.  Some people choose to invite everyone from out of town or they will do a cocktail reception afterwards to include everyone, but save some money on the dinner portion.

Venue:

Looking for a venue may be stressful, but really try to find one that is convenient for your guests coming.  And again, make sure it fits into your budget.

Day and Times:

Typically you see the rehearsal dinner held the day before the wedding and right after the rehearsal at the wedding venue.  Plan enough time to run through the rehearsal part and travel time before the dinner.  Make sure to pick a time that is convenient for all your guests and not too late so you can get plenty of rest before the big day.

Menu:

Make sure to pick out food options that all your guests will enjoy.  Consider any dietary restrictions as well.

Have Fun:

Be sure to enjoy yourself, this is the kick off to your wedding weekend.  Use this night to relax with friends and family before you say “I Do.”

 

Maria and Peter: November 7th, 2015

This past November Maria and Peter were married and held their reception here at the Boulder Country Club.

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The Bridal Party got ready here at the Boulder Country Club in our bridal suite then went to the church for the ceremony.

The weather turned out to be perfect for their early November wedding right when all the leaves were just starting to fall.  Their photographer Erin L. Cox was able to capture some of the most stunning photos of them outside on our ceremony lawn.

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The colors Maria choose to use for her reception and floral arrangements were absolutely stunning together both inside and outside of the venue!

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Congratulations to this amazing couple that we were so lucky to get to know! We all here at the Boulder Country Club wish you the best of luck!

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And a very special thank you to the vendors that helped bring Maria’s dream wedding to life!

Photographer: Erin L. Cox Photography

Florist: Autumn McMurren at Sturtz and Copeland

A Whimsical Woodland Wedding

 

We are so excited to see Kat and Nick featured on The Knot, make sure to check it out! It was such a pleasure to get to know this couple and to work with them here at the Boulder Country Club! And a very special thanks to all the vendors that helped make their day truly special!

Photography – Dawn Sparks Photography
Bouquet/Flowers – Perfect Petal Denver
Event Coordinator – Calluna Events
Dress – Anna Be
Lighting – LMD Productions
Rentals – Event Rents
Desserts – Kim and Jake’s Cakes
Photo Booth – Magnolia Photo Booth Co.
Band – Eufórquestra
Calligraphy – Manzanita

Don’t Forget About The Chairs

Don’t make the mistake and overlook chairs for your wedding ceremony and reception. Such a small touch can dress up your wedding instead of buying tons of decor. Most venues provide the basic hotel stacking chairs for banquets and most the time they are ugly and don’t match your wedding theme.  Here are some different chairs that may dress up your wedding and pull everything together. Some are from weddings that were held here at the Boulder Country Club and some are photos from other weddings at other venues that we found on Pinterest and fell in love with.  All are such unique ways to make your wedding an event everyone will remember.

If your venue provides hotel stacking chairs you can always buy or rent chair covers and sashes to help hide those loud patterns or torn up fabric. The sash can also help pull out your wedding colors and add to the theme of your wedding.

Purple Wedding Reception

(Photo Credit: Jamie Beth Photography)

If chair covers and sashes aren’t you, don’t worry.  With all the event rental companies out there you can rent in different chairs to help dress up your wedding. One we love here at the Boulder Country Club is the Chivari Chairs and the best part is they come in different colors. The wonderful part about these chairs is they help open up the room so it doesn’t look too cluttered.

View More: http://dawnsparks.pass.us/kat-and-nick-wedding

(Photo Credit: Dawn Sparks Photography)

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Another great option is the wooden padded chairs that come in all different colors as well. These are great for ceremonies as well! The fun part with all these chairs is you can add a sash for a hint of color.

Yellow and Black Ceremony

Want more of a natural wooden chair, we adore the wooden X back chairs.  They are fantastic for any rustic, vintage, natural wedding theme. You can always dress the chairs up with flowers to add some color or the pads for the seats to make them more comfortable for your guests.

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(Photo Credit: Julie Afflerbaugh)

Other great options are to decorate your chairs by tying different styles of sashes, step away from your typical bow and do something that will make your wedding stand out.

Love the sash tied to the side for ceremonies!:  A unique way to tie a chair sash for a reception.:

Or you can always buy extra decor or find other fun ways to make your wedding unique! Here are some of our favorites.

Check out these simple chic wedding chair ideas for a spring or summer wedding.:  Love these chair sashes!:

 

The Perfect Registry Guidelines

Creating a registry can be difficult, here are some different ways to register for gifts:

The Traditional Registry:

Traditionally people register for basic household needs at one or two different stores, here are some of those items to help you make your wedding registry.

  • Dinnerware and Drinkware
    • dishes (8 sets of each: dinner plates, salad plates, bowls, cups and saucers)
    • Silverware
    • Steak Knives
    • Gravy Boat
    • Pitcher and Ice Bucket
    • Serving Bowls
    • Serving Utensils
    • Wine Glasses
    • Tumblers
    • Water Glasses
    • Salt and Pepper Shakers
  • Cookware and Bakeware
    • Pots and Pans
    • Cake Pans
    • Measuring Spoons
    • Oven Mits
    • Muffin Pans
    • Kitchen Towels
    • Strainer
    • Mixing Bowl
    • Mixer
    • Spatula
    • Heat Pads
    • Baking Sheets
  • Bed and Bath Items
    • Sheets
    • Comforter
    • Pillows
    • Throw Pillows
    • Curtains
    • Shower Curtain
    • Bath Towels
    • Bath Rugs
    • Hand Towels
  • Housekeeping
    • Vacuum
    • Iron
    • Ironing Board
  • Travel Items
    • Luggage

Non-Traditional Registry:

You might already have most of these items, so here is another way to get those non-traditional registry items.

  • Register at site such as MyRegistry
    • Here you can register at any store for items that you may need for home improvements, travel, decor, etc.
    • The traditional stores to register at may not have everything you want and need and this is a good way to register at multiple stores to get those items.

Honeymoon Registry

Sometimes you just want help paying for that dream honeymoon that you’ve always wanted. There are sites that will help you ask for the money to go on that romantic honeymoon.

  • Register at sites such as HoneyFund
    • This site will help you fund the honeymoon of your dreams and also help you pick out the perfect destination.

After all it is your wedding day and you deserve to be a little spoiled! Make sure to ask for what you need and want as a newly wed couple!