Planet Bluegrass Wedding | Kat & James

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Kat and James EndKatharine and James are one of those couples who just enjoy life and we enjoyed every moment of helping them plan their destination wedding in Colorado. The couple wanted a comfortable wedding that showed off who they are, a fun loving couple!  The weather was perfect when Katharine and James said “I Do” by the river on the beautifully manicured lawn at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons.

After the ceremony guests enjoyed lawn games, drinks and adult snow cones while looking at black and white photos of the couples family members weddings. Everyone says that rain is good luck on your wedding day, if that is true then Katharine and James must have the best luck in the world! Not only did the rain come at the perfect time as guests were entering the pavilion, it then stopped right after dinner and a beautiful double rainbow appeared.

Katharine had a very talented group of friends who made all of the floral arrangements! The room was the perfect setting for a delectable family style meal from Catering By Design. For dessert, guests enjoyed an amazing selection of homemade pies from Tee and Cakes. Guests worked off their wonderful meal by dancing to amazing music from the Parlor Pickers band.

Katharine and James wanted their guests to have a true Colorado experience, from the tubers on the river during the ceremony, to the amazing bluegrass music, to the cut-out of a bear that they brought with them, I think we delivered the perfect Colorado experience.

Thank you to Kat and James for allowing us to be part of your special day!

Vendor Professional Team

Venue :: Planet Bluegrass
Catering :: Catering by Design
Photographer :: Happy Confetti Photography
Band :: Parlor Pickers
Pie :: Tee and Cakes
Hair :: Parlour Highlands
Make up :: Liz Boyle
Alcohol :: Peak Beverage
Transportation :: Premier Charters
Planning & Design :: Save the Date Events

Monogram Wedding Etiquette


Q: Whose name/initial goes first?

A: The bride’s name is first. The woman’s name/initial always comes first on a monogram because the man’s first name/initial should never be separated from his last name/initial.

Q: When can we start using our married monogram?
A: Follow these simple rules:

Before the wedding ceremony: It is not appropriate to use your married monogram before you’re actually married. So that means using a monogram with your new last name or initial on save-the-dates, invitations, thank you notes, etc. is taboo. Instead, use a monogram that has just your first initials or first names.

During the wedding ceremony: This is still a gray area for some, but I say if you want to use your married monogram, go for it. The wedding ceremony is a perfect time to begin using your new monogram on anything from aisle runners, unity candles, programs, etc.

After the wedding ceremony: Use your married monogram on anything you wish. The reception is a complete green light to display your new married monogram proudly whether it is on the table runner, menus, cake or on the dance floor.

Beau Coup Winner and Feature Wedding on Wedding Chicks


Kelly is the winner of the Beau Coup $25 gift card! Her comment was, “My guy and I have been eying the mini gumball machines and the mini martini shakers as gifts for our wedding party. They have such awesome stuff!” You can see the blog post here.

We are thrilled that Carrie and Ben’s wedding was featured on the Wedding Chicks Blog yesterday! You can see it here. Thanks to their ultra talented photographer, Karie Mclain, for the great images.