This week’s vendor crush is Megan Joy Wedding Cakes due to her amazing presentation and unique wedding cake style! We were fortunate enough to have her visit us here for a tasting in Aspen where we learned that her wedding cakes are extraordinarily flavored with the finest locally selected ingredients and are beautifully decorated with hand made edible flowers. Megan specializes in the delicate fondant feathers that adorn many of her wedding cakes and each cake is custom made to order. In addition to creating beautiful cakes, Megan offers a unique variety of flavors such as rich chocolate cake, sour cream cake, and a dark chocolate stout cake. Our favorite was her pumpkin cake with a white chocolate hazelnut crunch, spiced apple cider caramel, and cranberry buttercream. We are looking forward to sharing her unique wedding cakes and incredible style with our future brides!
The 2014 wedding season is almost upon us so it is time to start planning bachelorette parties and there is nothing more unique and cozy than a winter bachelorette party. Aspen is such a beautiful place in the wintertime so why not plan a winter weekend getaway for you and your best girlfriends. If you are looking for something fun, unique, and classy a winter bachelorette party in the mountains is an amazing idea.
Welcome the bridal party to your winter bachelorette party with a plaid themed welcome booklet that includes an itinerary with all the details of your weekend getaway. Include a fun photo scavenger hunt in the welcome booklet that you and your girlfriends can do throughout the weekend. Some fun ideas that are unique to Aspen like an urban cowboy, man riding a bike with his skis, or an outrageous ski outfit.
Welcome your bridesmaids to the mountains with a gift bag that is full of things they can use over the weekend. Include matching scarves, hats, and mittens to stay warm throughout your weekend activities and a personalized coffee mug for those coffee and bailey’s you’ll be drinking all weekend.
While a day on the ski slopes is a fun way to spend time with your girlfriends it can also be exhausting which is why a morning at the spa is a perfect way to relax and unwind the next day. Allow yourself to be pampered!
After a morning of relaxation enjoy lunch at one of Aspen’s many fabulous restaurants and take your girlfriends for an afternoon of ice skating at the base of Aspen Mountain.
Aspen has some of the best shopping you can find from high-end designers like Gucci and Prada to unique one of a kind boutiques like the Aspen Emporium on Main Street. After an afternoon of shopping, enjoy cocktails and dinner at one of Aspen’s many hot nightspots. You could enjoy the famous Nobu sushi at Matsuhisa or travel back in time to old Aspen at the Hotel Jerome’s J-Bar.
A great way to end your winter weekend in the mountains is to treat your girlfriends to a sleigh ride to Aspen’s famous Maroon Bells and lunch at the cozy Klondike cabin in the mountains.
There’s nothing better to top off a yummy lunch than s’mores and a chocolate espresso martini!
Your best friends will never forget such an amazing and unique bachelorette weekend in Colorado’s best mountain town!
Photography: Robin Proctor Photography
Floral: Aspen Branch
Paper: Express Yourself
Choosing wedding calligraphy for your big day can add an elegant and personalized touch to your wedding. While calligraphy has been used traditionally on envelopes for invitations many brides are choosing to incorporate beautiful calligraphy into more aspects of their wedding such as wedding weekend itineraries, menus, and programs.
Some other items that look amazing with calligraphy are escort cards, specialty cocktail signs, and favor tags. For something unique and modern try silver or white ink on a black envelope.
Another creative idea is to add calligraphy to unique items like this wine barrel chalk board, cloth menu, and river rocks. This beautiful calligraphy was done by Victoria Lane for a Midsummers Eve inspiration shoot.