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Meet Erin Ferris: Hair Stylist Extraordinaire

A good hairstylist is hard to find. And even harder sometimes is finding one who will help you out for your wedding day.  One of our very favorite stylists is Erin Ferris - she is just as lovely in person as she is talented. In her own words, "as the Creative Director for Tonto Salon, I love traveling to see the latest hair trends and bring them back to Denver. Styling for weddings and photo shoots is my passion! Spending a day with a bride and her party on her wedding day is an honor...and so much fun for me!" 

Don't miss your chance to come meet Erin and get her complimentary suggestions during the Sara Gabriel Trunk Show.  It's going to be a fun weekend!!! 

 the lovely Erin Ferris 

the lovely Erin Ferris 

 Work from a recent photo shoot with Reign Magazine

Work from a recent photo shoot with Reign Magazine

 More work from the Reign Magazine photo shoot

More work from the Reign Magazine photo shoot

Real Wedding - Breanna & Ben

In-season. It's not a word that I would usually use to describe a wedding. But this past September I had the joy of being a part of the wedding celebration of Breanna (owner of anna bé) and Ben (owner of MM Local). It was amazing: intimate, thoughtful, and yes, in-season. The food, setting, flowers, and colors were all at their peak. This attention to timing made the day extraordinary. It was a wonderful homage to a wonderful couple who together are at their peak.

Here's some snippets from the amazingly talented photographers James Christianson, Otto Schulze, and Jenna Walker Photography (because when you own a bridal shop you get to have an abundance of gorgeous photography) that tell part of this extraordinary day. 

Let's start with the big question. What does the owner of a bridal shop wear???  The stunning dress that was eventually selected was The Grove by Lela Rose. {And from a completely unbiased opinion, Breanna looked gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.}  The lace gown was understated elegance. The accessories were kept to a minimum, allowing the custom hair pieces from Sara Gabriel to shine. 

Playing off the colors of the season, a metallic color palette of golds, silvers, and yellows were all mixed in to the day. The ceremony took place in the most idyllic aspen grove outside of Nederland. Although it's hard to plan a wedding around when the leaves are going to turn, the leaves were in full glory. Half of the fun was hoofing it out to the ceremony site led by a guitar strumming guest. 

An aspen grove, a huppah in the middle of a field, guests walking out to the ceremony site, all before the reception? Sounds complicated, right? Well, to the guests and to the bride herself all of the elements came together rather flawlessly and in an easy fashion with the help from Calluna Events. From start to finish, Heather made the day happen and kept everyone stress free! 

Following the ceremony, beers were poured and a spontaneous dance took place in the aspens. And then it was off to Boulder for cocktails and food.  

Food was a big part of the equation. Again, now you have the owner of company that helps people eat local year round, so the food better be sourced right and taste darn good. The reception was at The Kitchen in Boulder and it delivered and then some.  The simple, artful cake and cheesecakes from Living the Sweet Life was delightful. And after a night of dancing, taking pics in what must be the most well-designed photobooth, The Traveling Photobooth, guests were given yummy favors from MM Local. 

Perfection.

Photography by Jenna Walker

Photography by Otto Schulze  - Dress by Lela Rose - Hairpieces by Sara Gabriel

Photography by Otto Schulze 

Photography by James Christianson

Photography by Otto Schulze  - Chuppah & Flowers by Plum Sage Flowers

Photography by James Christianson - Flowers by Plum Sage Flowers

Photography by James Christianson

Photography by Otto Schulze 

Photography by James Christianson - Flowers by Plum Sage Flowers

Photography by Jenna Walker Photography

Photography by Jenna Walker Photography

Photography by James Christianson

Photography by James Christianson - Hairpieces by Sara Gabriel

Photography by Jenna Walker Photography - Dress by Lela Rose

Photography by James Christianson - Reception at The Kitchen, Boulder

Photography by James Christianson

Photography by James Christianson

Photography by James Christianson - Flowers by Plum Sage Flowers - Reception at The Kitchen, Boulder

Photography by Jenna Walker Photographers - Flowers by Plum Sage Flowers

Photography by Otto Schulze 

Photography by Otto Schulze 

Photography by Otto Schulze 

Photography by Otto Schulze  - Favors were canned Colorado Peaches by MM Local

Photography by Otto Schulze 

Photography by Otto Schulze  - Photobooth by The Traveling Photo Booth

Wedding Photography: Jenna Walker Photography + James Christianson Photography + Otto Schulze Photographers  / Ceremony Venue: a meadow outside of Boulder, Colorado / Reception Venue: The Kitchen, Boulder / Event Planning: Calluna Events / Floral Design: Plum Sage Flowers / Cake + Cheesecake: Living the Sweet Life, Denver / Invitations: DIY by Bride / Wedding Gown: Lela Rose via anna bé bridal boutique / Hair Accessories: Sara Gabriel / Hair Stylist: Jacqui Jolly at Side Door Salon / Favors: MM Local Foods / Groom’s Custom Suit: Metroboom / Photobooth: The Traveling Photo Booth

See more of Breanna's wedding on Style Me Pretty here

Where to buy...the awe worthy headpiece and eye catching jewelry that you just know will complete your wedding look??

From anna   of course! And as luck would have it we have a trunk show this weekend (October 26th and 27th) with the awesomely talented Sara Gabriel. Not only will Sara be in the shop to help you select the perfect pieces for your bridal style, she will be bringing her newest collection to the store - and trust us, you do not want to miss out on being one of the first to see and buy these new styles! And to top it off we are offering 10% off all Sara Gabriel purchases during the trunk show. See the teaser below. Think sparkle and fun, we love!