Colorado winters are so unpredictable – January especially.
In the first month of 2018, the weather treated us just right. For this ideal Colorado elopement, we embraced the beautiful blue skies and slight Rocky Mountain breeze. Most of the day was spent on the peaks in Boulder… not too shabby. Bride and groom, Brittany and Jordan, dressed to the nines and hiked the Boulder Flat Irons all for the sake of some glorious mountain top images.
The bride chose separates of a long and flowing skirt coupled with a long sleeve lace top by Heidi Elnora (exclusively at Blue Bridal). Her wedding day wear was complimented by the groom’s textured and warm velvet overcoat, outfitted by The Black Tux. The remaining details, including floral and decor were made up of warm, neutral colors. The entire collection gave an organic, natural feel.
La Rue Floral mixed darker pops of burgundy and aborigine, colors of some of the most beautiful floral in bloom this time of year in Colorado. The floral included: eucalyptus variety, butterfly ranunculus, quicksand roses, larkspur, scabiosa, chocolate Queen Anne’s lace, astrantia, and anemone. Her bouquet was tastefully colorful and extravagant.
Let’s get to the beauty!!! First things first, make-up. In the spirit of keeping everything in the same color and tonal family, we stuck to matte, neutral colors for her shadow palette. Since Brittany has naturally dark features, we were able to go a little bit darker and more elaborate with the smokiness in her crease.
Shadow primer: Make up Forever Aqua XL color paint in matte beige (one of my ALL time favorites – your shadow WILL NOT MOVE).
Shadows: Primarily made up of the Tarte pro amazonian clay palette
“Classic”on the lid. “Whimsy” in the crease. “Edgy & “vamp” in the outer corner. “Punk” for the eyeliner. “Drama” under eyeliner.
Brows: Morphe brow palette
Concealer: Tarte shape tape concealer (Nuff’ said).
Foundation: Youngblood sunkissed
Lips: Tarte quick dry matte lip paint in deep nude (apparently I was in a Tarte mood that day)
Powder/bronzer: Morphe 9color palette
Ok, so clearly, I had a lot of fun with that. I was given absolute free reigns for beauty! NO RULES. Yes, please.
How about that hair? Can you even handle how beautiful it is?
Yeah, me either…
To be fair, moooost of it is hers. The other half needs to be given some credit and that goes to Halo hair extensions. This is such a quick (and easy) way to add length and thickness in minutes with zero damage. It is 100% human hair kept in beautiful condition and easy to manage. I wanted to showcase this fabulous hair, not restrain it in an updo. Also, for an adventurous mountain ceremony, her hair needed to be down and just ever so slightly swooping to a gathering point in the back. Her hair looked natural, slightly effortless and playful – which is exactly what I was going for.
Powdered volume: Unite Expanda Dust This magical powder gets sprinkled section by section right in the crown area. Just the smallest amount… seriously.
Curling iron: 1″ Hot Tools iron (I prefer marcel vs the clamp but that is just personal preference)
Thermal Spray: Unite 7seconds Glossing Spray for heat protection and added shine! I spray this right before I curl a section
Light Hold Hair Spray: Davines This is a Medium Hair Spray ALL TIME FAVORITE.
Finishing Hair Spray: Davines This is a Strong Hair Spray Need I say more?
We had an amazing wedding vendor team from regions across the U.S. that collaborated to make this all happen. And what a collaboration it was…
Destination Vendor Team:
Planning and Design: Bridget Davis Events
Invitations: Custom Crafted
Floral: La Rue Floral
Hair and Make Up: Jaded Beauty
Gown: Blue Bridal Boutique
Tux: The Black Tux