Wedding Wars 2014 – Who won?

In January, Rocky Mountain Bride, GoBreck and Baldoria on the Water sponsored the Wedding Wars Bridal Show. This is our second annual event and we loved it even more than the first time. My favorite bridal show, I’ve created, to date!! Here is what a fellow wedding professional said about the show ”

“There are bridal shows, and then there are bridal SHOWS! Straight up – some bridal shows are huge and can be daunting to take on! There is a wealth of information, but they can definitely be overwhelming. I remember going to those shows as a bride and feeling trapped. There were so many people, all moving in one direction, and I couldn’t move the other way, even if I really wanted to!

I hate being forced to go somewhere that I don’t want to go. I hate feeling trapped. I knew that I felt that way as a bride, and I have really focused on being a part of the smaller, more boutique bridal shows as a wedding professional. I MUCH prefer the smaller shows – these amazing collaborations of talented professionals, where brides get to see some firsthand wedding inspiration. Doable ideas, things that can inspire them to build the wedding of their dreams.

And that, my friends, is what Wedding Wars is. I have now had the privilege of being a part of Wedding Wars for two years now, and I love it every time! The couples have a chance to actually TALK with people and get ideas, and they get to vote for their favorite setup.”

Well, we didn’t want to keep you all in suspense about what all the inspired creations (wedding vignettes) looked like and who won the WARS!


Dark Debutante made their debut – a sultry New Orleans Speakeasy

Dark Debutante



Manhattan Glam showed us the classic beauty of the city can be found just about anywhere

Manhattan Glam


Land of OZ created a theatrical look full of yummy details and elegant whimsy (our runner-up)






And finally our WEDDING WARS WINNER – Tuscany, by Land, by Sea gave us a glimpse into the simple beauty of community, food and love







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We hope you were inspired by all the wedding vignettes. Here are the vendors who made each one possible:


Planner – L Elizabeth Events, Laura Pearson

Floral – Bella Calla, Lilli Black

Catering – All Love Catering, Cole Crocker

Photo – Rayna McGinnis Photography, Rayna McGinnis

Paper – Lexisworks, Lexis Krieg

Gelato – Pacuigo’s, Kevin Kepler

Wedding Cake – The Dessert Stand, Britney Turk

Wedding Dress – Little White Dress

Tuxedo – Denver Tux, Rick Bender

Chairs – Chairs with Character, Nancy Sartin

Music & Lighting – McKinney Entertainment, Diana McKinney

Makeup Artist – Pretty Bride Shop, Nicole Ramirez

Hair Stylist – Hayley Styles, Hayley Johnson

Models – Kirsten Iona and Ryan Daley



Planner – Events by MAG, Meghan Gutteron

Photography – Brooke Summer Photography, Brooke Summer & Amy Bakke

Floral – Flowers Forever Design, Courtney Cochetas

Custom Dressmaker – Brooks LTD, Brooks Luby

Makeup Artist – Pretty Bride Shop, Nicole Ramirez

Party Rentals – RC Special Events, Janna McRill

Wedding Cake – The Dessert Stand, Britney Turk

Tuxedo – Denver Tux, Rick Bender

Music & Lighting –  Skyline Productions, Eric Bernal

Invitations – DulceyMade Designs, Dulcey Johnson

Hair Stylist – Hayley Styles, Hayley Johnson

Models – Brenda Archer & Maurice Washington



Planner – Colorado Aisle, Anne Herbert

Music – Resonance Duo, Daniel Kent

Photo – Elizabeth Cryan Photography, Liz Cryan

Catering – Sava Catering, Lana Zimdars

Décor – Seated Elegance, Margret Larned

Floral – Timeless Floral and Events, Carrie Bousfield

Wedding Dress – Little White Dress

Makeup Artist – Pretty Bride Shop, Nicole Ramirez

Hair Stylist – Hayley Styles, Hayley Johnson

Models – Lana Cordier Shelton and Kaitlin



Planner – Hourglass Productions, Lauren Smith

Photo – Urban Safari Photography, Ashley Kidder

Catering – A Perfect Bite Catering, Linda Shotton

Décor – Wright Group Event Services, Kinsley Phillips

Dresses – Little White Dress

Floral – Lalé Floral Designs, Stephanie Clark

Venue – Baldoria on the Water, Linda Shotton

Music & Lighting – JM Hyatt Entertainment, Daniel Hyatt

Chairs – Chairs with Character, Nancy Sartin

Makeup Artist – Pretty Bride Shop, Nicole Ramirez

Hair Stylist – Hayley Styles, Hayley Johnson

Models – Melissa Schans and Kinsley Phillips








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