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March 26, 2015

Welcome Boxes on Another Level

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Welcoming your friends, family, and even co-workers to an event is one of the most enjoyable experiences we can think of.  Typically it is a time for celebration, happiness, relaxation (sometimes), and experience.  The art of the "welcome wagon" is growing to be just that, an absolute art form.

We are featuring, and frankly giving a huge high five to some of our favorite companies around making custom welcome boxes.  If you aren't familiar, custom welcome/gift boxes are a beautiful way to welcome your guests to your event.  For example:  A wedding hosted here in Colorado, guests may expect welcome boxes with a bottle opener to represent (and help consume :)) craft beer, which Colorado is becoming more heavily known for.  They may also expect to find, locally sourced beef jerky, or a travel size sunscreen to protect those cheeks from the high altitude sun.   So on and so forth, you get the picture.  Either way, companies are doing an exceptional job welcoming guests from around the globe.  Without further adieu,

Our local Go-To:  Bundles Gift Co.

Beautifully and expertly crafted, Bundles keeps it elegant, simple, fun, and valuable.  They feature gifts only found in Colorado and exceptional custom calligraphy.

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A Signature Welcome

We just discovered this team while attending the Bliss and Bespoke retreat (blog up soon) in Charleston, South Carolina.  Absolutely stunning work.

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By Broken Arrow

Based out of Vancouver, BC, we love By Broken Arrow for using local products, ready to display floral arrangements, and re-usable items.

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Alright folks, with these suggestions you have no excuses!  I love wine and chocolate, I will be checking my door step frequently!

April 1, 2015

Bliss & Bespoke Retreat

In an industry that revolves around creativity, beauty and detail, the opportunity and desire to learn is never ending. Just a few weeks ago we were fortunate enough to attend Bliss & Bespoke, a luxury retreat for wedding planers located in Charleston, South Carolina.  Not only was the retreat located in one of the most beautiful places in the country, our itinerary was packed with a wealth of information, friendly industry faces, and yes..beauty.

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We began each day with a breakfast to socialize, network, and enjoy amazing food.  Our days were compiled of meet and greets, classes, workshops, discussions, and more..amazing food.

With speakers such as Lynn Easton, and Mindy Rice, we were continuously learning the in's and out's of the business.

bliss and bespoke We were always welcomed by sophisticated yet warm table scapes and design.

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We attended a floral design class directed by the ever talented Mindy Weiss.  Here are very own Kate Ryan takes her new talents to a vibrantly gorgeous level.

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Cannot get more beautiful.

Among the many thank you's we have to extend a great one to the River Oaks team for providing exceptional hospitality.

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An exquisite venue, complete with modern English luxury, while still promising the old Southern charm lakeside, and moss hanging from oak branches.

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This retreat comes highly recommended by the Gold Leaf girls, as we experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity, and are forever thankful for the experience and knowledge soaked in from all who attended. Until next time, Charleston!