Kelly + Josh’s Sappy Love Story: The 1st Denver NotCouple

  • September 16, 2014

After meeting through a network of close friends in college, Kelly and Josh enjoyed two years of deep, beautiful friendship. That friendship turned to falling in love and they have chosen to love ever since. They were married in 2013 and their relationship is authentic, challenging and inspiring for all – and we are honored to celebrate them as they renew their wedding vows this week.

We are thrilled to celebrate Kelly and Josh as they tie the NOT at the very first Denver NotWedding at the McNichols Building at Civic Center on Thursday! We hope that you will join us for the party – grab your ticket here

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“I first knew I was in love with Josh during my freshman year of college…he was the leader of the student-lead ministry that I was a part of and we became close friends. At first, I thought he would never even look my way (he was “that” guy that every girl LOVED) but as our friendship grew, I could see that he saw me for who I was and was constantly challenging and encouraging me. I just kept praying that either The Lord would take my feelings away or he would direct Josh’s affections for me. After two years of praying for this, Josh told me that he was in love with me and asked if he could date me (wrong order, I know!)…I was shocked. The Lord’s timing was everything and the rest is history!”

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“Kelly is obsessed with tree houses and I managed to find one overlooking a lake to propose to her in. I took her for a morning ‘date’, led her up to the tree house where her favorite flowers lay, read a Scripture that defines our marriage and popped the question with the ring that she only dreamed of getting. After asking the question, I washed her feet as the first act of our future together.”

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Photography Credits:
Sarah Marie Photography & Design

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We invite you to join us as Kelly and Josh will be tying the NOT at the very first Denver NotWedding on Thursday (9.18) at the McNichols Building at Civic Center. There are still a few tickets available so grab yours here now! 

Event Highlight: The 1st Chicago NotWedding

  • September 15, 2014

“Aren’t you somethin’ to admire? ‘Cause your shine is somethin’ like a mirror. And I can’t help but notice, You reflect in this heart of mine.” Jump into these gorgeous photos from the 1st Chicago NotWedding and you can almost hear Justin Timberlake serenading you. We were literally blown away in the Windy City – from the breathtaking views of City View Loft to the crazy talented vendors and the absolutely beautiful cast. It is with great pleasure that we share this inaugural event highlight with you – enjoy! 

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Hype Video | Save the Date | Bridal Styled Shoot | Sappy Love Story | Rehearsal Dinner | As Seen in Ruffled

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Inspiration

Is this a wedding or an Oscars after party? Chicago vendors were challenged to think of ways to be tailored, formal and almost masculine while still appealing to a bride. This old Hollywood, Justin Timberlake vibe coupled with our model couple, Ashley and Brian, really couldn’t be better. Hats off to you, Chicago!

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Photo Credits (from left to right, top to bottom):

Typewriter, Khaki Bedford | Tablescape, Bryce Covey | Chalk Lettering, Molly Jacques | Invitation, Watermark Stationery | Swatches, James Nord | Sid Mashburn, Heather Clawson | Dress, Marissa Webb (Spring 2014) | Festiva Maxima, Ingalls Photography | Gown, Vera Wang (Spring 2014)

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Venue: City View Loft | Catering: Pure Kitchen Catering | Rehearsal Dinner: City View Loft | Event Rentals + Specialty Linens: Ultrapom Event Rental | Photography + Save the Date: Megan Saul Photography | Photography + Styled Shoot: John Dart Photography | Photography + Rehearsal Dinner: Booth Photographics | Save the Date Video + Stationery: Amelia Street Studio | Day-Of Coordination: Canvas Weddings | Floral + Event Design (Tables 2, 5 + Head Table): Ryan Alexander Events | Floral + Event Design (Tables 1, 4 + Ceremony Backdrop): The Bread & Butterfly: Handcrafted Weddings | Floral + Event Design (Tables 3 + 6): Naturally Yours Events | Invitations: Chykalophia Design | Programs: OrangeBeautiful | Menus + Catering Cards: Sugar Pear Design | Wedding Dress: Dame Couture | Bridesmaid Attire: Rent the Runway | Groomsmen Attire: Menguin | Hair + Makeup: Bride Style Beauty | Accessories: The Left Bank Jewelry & Bridal Finery | Jewelry: Simply Wood Rings | Entertainment: Gussied | Ceremony Music: Neil Dixon Smith, Guitarist | Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Company | Doodlebooth: Doodlebooth | Poetry/Guest Book: Poemgrown | Wedding Cake + Desserts: Courageous Bakery | Tabletop Vintage Rentals: re:find Joy | Wedding Website Builder: Squarespace | National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel | National Linen Vendor: LinenTablecloth | National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari | Media Partners: flower Magazine, The Knot, Modern Weddings, Modern Luxury (CS), Bouquet Catcher

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If you have not been able to join us for a NotWedding event yet, we invite you to scope out the rest of our 2014 schedule and get in on the fun yourself. If you are a wedding vendor and wish to be involved in this fabulous adventure, apply now to join the NotWedding family.

The 2nd Wichita NotWedding: Save the Date

  • September 12, 2014

Introducing Erin + Will

We can’t get enough of the juxtaposition in this shoot – the classy, sophisticated love birds against the natural Kansas landscape is just stunning. It allows for the personality to pop with a polite nod to the Midwest. Jennifer Miller Photography and Nick Miller Films captured it all beautifully – power couple, for real.

We will be celebrating Erin and Will as they renew their vows and tie the NOT at the second Wichita NotWedding on October 14th at Eaton Venue. We invite you to join us for the party – tickets are available for purchase online here.

“We decided to shoot at a peach and apple orchard near Wichita, KS and set up an elegant picnic with champagne. On the way to the orchard, we saw this beautiful white house and thought it would be perfect for their dressy attire, so we went up and knocked on the door! The day I shot the save the date was the WINDIEST day I have ever taken pictures on, but I love how you can hardly tell in the photos.”

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Photography: Jennifer Miller Photography | Cinematography: Nick Miller Films | Styling: Events by Ashley | Venue: Entz Orchard | Cookies: Cheri’s Bakery Wichita | Male Wardrobe: Johnston’s Clothiers

The 1st Denver NotWedding: Preview

  • September 11, 2014

The 1st Denver NotWedding
Thursday, September 18th
McNichols Building at Civic Center
Doors open at 6:30pm and the ceremony begins at 7:00pm.

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To inspire brides and grooms, Denver wedding vendors are collaborating together under a blank canvas inspiration board. Vendors are encouraged to use white space – and to add color only when it makes sense, when it’s exciting or when they really want something to stand out.

To support small businesses, wedding vendors from across Colorado will showcase their creativity, products and services so that brides- and grooms-to-be can taste the cake, dance to the music and smell the flowers as they would on their real wedding day.

a&be bridal shopAlli B – Makeup Artist, LLC.AllWell Rents | American Laser Skincare | Anthologie PressCenter Stage Photo Booth | Ferrari | First Comes LoveFoodie Call Catering | Good Ol’-Fashioned Party | Green Blossom PhotographyHayley StylesHey! Party Collective | host & toastHourglass Productions | Ignight Entertainment | Jackie Cooper PhotoLinenTablecloth | Mark Castillo PhotographyMcNichols Building at Civic CenterNerida Mason Australia | Our Love is LoudPretty ‘Round the CityRent the Runway | SquarespaceSweet As Pie Bakery | Swoon Jewelry Studios | The Nanny BrigadeThe Ruffly Rose | Whimsy Design Studio | Yours Truly Cupcake

To encourage solid and committed marriages, local Denver couple, Kelly and Josh, will use the event to renew their wedding vows. Those attending will experience a perfectly planned “wedding” and have the opportunity to meet the vendors behind the scene.

We will be celebrating Kelly and Josh as they renew their vows and tie the NOT at the first Denver NotWedding on September 18th at the McNichols BuildingFor more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the event page. Use promo code: HALFOFFTHENW for 50% off your tickets. We invite you to join us for the party!