TOP TEN 2011

With 2011 coming to a close, we thought it would be fun to revisit some of our favorite events from the past year.  Here is just a small list of some of the moments we wanted to remember:

When we decided to do our first annual gown giveaway last January, we knew it was going to be fun, but we had no idea how much fun it would be!  Our winner Jodi, still stops by the shop on occasion just to say hi and thank us for giving her the opportunity to win her dress!  We think we had just as much fun, if not more, calling Jodi to let her know the good news!  Here’s a pic of the gorgeous Mrs. Jodi on her wedding day!


How could we forget our simply todiefor photo shoot with Steve Stanton Photography.  We are still trying to get over the breathtaking elegance captured on this shoot, showcasing some of our absolute fave Tara Keely gowns!  This one may just be our favorite photo shoot of all time.

Here is Emily, our bride who came in to be a model-for-a-day!  After she ordered her dress, we called her up and invited her to leave her day job and join us for a photo shoot showcasing some of our newest gowns for 2011! We had a blast working with Laura Murray Photography, and our gorgeous La Sposa gowns!  Emily ordered a La Sposa gown, but we can’t tell you which one!  You will be able to see her actual wedding photos soon, but you can bet she will be just as gorgeous in her own gown.  Thanks Emily!!


The fave photo of a Tara Keely gown, taken by Kelli Hunt Photography at Estes Park.  This photo really showcases the gorgeous backdrop that Colorado brides are so lucky to have!  Not to mention, we still can’t get over how cute that little umbrella is!

We were so honored to be included in the first issue of Aspen Bride Magazine!  Here is just a peek, but you can read the rest of the article in the “buzz” section of our website.  Photo by adam & imthiaz photography.

A stunning fall-inspired weekend photo shoot, with the talented duo adam & imthiaz photography!

Meeting our favorite new designer for 2012 was definitely a moment to remember.  Here is a picture from bridal fashion week when we met Miss Hayley Paige for the first time during the unveiling of her collection!  We are so proud to be the exclusive retailer for Hayley Paige in Colorado.  We had so much fun when she joined us in Denver for our first Hayley Paige trunk show, and we can’t wait until she can come back again for future shows!  We love you Hayley!!!

Best photo shoot by an intern!  This styled photo shoot was organized from top to bottom by our lovely intern Alex, and boy were we sad to see her go…come back Alex!  Alex is back in Oklahoma now working as a buyer, but luckily we still have these photo shoot memories!

Gown: Rivini “Azalia” $4,445 Ivory
Shoes: Benjamin Adams “Charlize” Swarovski Crystal peep-toe platform $375
Headpiece: Bride’s Head Revisited “105c” crystal and pearl comb $150

Photographer: Angie Wilson
Model: Victoria at Wilhelmina Denver
Hairstyling: Hilary Hackney Hilahac2000@gmail.com
Makeup: makeup by janine
Bridal Bouquet: Bella Fiori Events

What a fun, whimsical photo from adam & imthiaz photography!  We love how they always seem to capture those unexpected shots, and yet still showcase the gown and the bride perfectly!

Finally, we can’t forget our Style Me Pretty feature!!!  Featuring gowns by Pronovias and Tara Keely by Lazaro and accessories by local designer Sara Gabriel, we love how it all came together.


Photography: Laura Murray Photography / Flowers + Event Design: Pink Posey Design / Location: Villa Parker Cultural & Event Center / Invitations: Dear Emma / Hair + Make-up: Aphrodite Affairs / Wedding Dress: Courtesy of Blue Bridal Boutique / Linens: Event Rents Denver / Wedding Cake: Kelley Kakes

HAPPY 2012!!!



TRIPLE THREAT TRUNK SHOW

It was a weekend to put in Blue’s history books. It marked the introduction of a new designer to the wedding scene, Hayley Paige, and the arrival of Brides Head Revisited and Tara Keely’s latest 2012 designs.  It was a bit of a VIB (Very Important Bride) party, where Denver brides got a sneak peak at the collections and the exclusive chance to be one of the first brides to strut their stuff down there own red carpet runway on their special day.

Proud to be one of Denver’s only bridal store to carry Paige’s designs,  not only did she personally sit in during consultations, but was gracious enough to lend us her entire  new collection. Yes, straight off the runway! This is what the young innovator had to say about our amazing weekend.

“Blue is the boutique for your something marvelous! Our first trunk show together was not only a celebration of the fun and fabulous bride, but also an indulgence of Denver’s wonderful ambiances. My gowns and I are very excited to have a home there.”

Also fresh off the NY models were the 2012 gowns from Tara Keely by Lazaro. Carrie Edwards, our favorite and amazingly talented JLM stylist, helped brides see Lazaro’s vision first hand as she took the bride through all aspects of design, fabric and  during their styling sessions. As one of our most popular designers, Lazaro’s use of glamorous vintage details and floral touches on romantic silhouettes wowed us yet again. He also included one of 2012s hottest trends in this collection, COLOR!

“I was very inspired to bring color back into bridal this year,” Lazaro says. “I included soft shades of Sherbert, Blush and Antique in fabrics like silk satin, silk organza and tulle.”

Also aligning with the vintage trend holding strong through 2012, BHR brings their own variation.  Founders Alex and Emily aren’t new to this recently popular design inspiration, BHR’s foundation sits on their shared love of history.

“Emily and I met while working at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art , and for the six years we were there, we were surrounded by the most amazing examples of fashion through the ages.”

The sneak peak of the collection was shown to brides by the accessory aficionado herself, Alex Augustine. She adorned the brides trying on their new gowns with combs strewn with Swarovski crystals and pearls,  feathered headbands and polka dotted french veils.  Not to mention ,the ladies from BHR created some adorable one of a kind black flowers for all of us to wear during the show!  Thanks Emily and Alex!!!

As if the brides weren’t gorgeous enough, we elevated the already elegant ambiance through amazing floral arrangements done by Denver’s own Pink Posey Designs.  They even provided the brides with unique rose bouquets touched with heart shaped gems to complete their wedding day look. Picture perfect!

And speaking of pictures we couldn’t have better remembered the day without the pictures captured by Dawn Sparks. Why wouldn’t we pick one of Denver’s A-list wedding photographers! Here’s some great moments she captured.

MEET THE DESIGNER: HAYLEY PAIGE

One of our favorite things about going to market is finding great new designers, and being able to bring their amazing designs to the Denver market.  This season we will be bringing a delightful new addition with Hayley Paige.  A new addition to the JLM Couture family, Hayley was previously an associate designer at Priscilla of Boston for Melissa Sweet and Reverie, as well as the Melissa Sweet bridesmaids and social occasion collections.

As far as her design approach for the first season, according to Hayley “My silhouettes emphasize each bride’s unique style using a synthesis of chiffon with velvet, re-embroidered lace with Swiss dot, or super sheer organza with metallic paisley. This collection is an opportunity to romance the sweeter side of femininity, from the quirky and charming to the fun and fabulous.” Hayley Paige gowns are anticipated to retail between $2,500 and $4,000.

Joseph L. Murphy, JLM Couture president and CEO, says he is very pleased that JLM has attracted the services of “one of the brightest young bridal design talents in the bridal market.” He believes Ms. Paige’s design aesthetic represents a niche of styling that is unique to the portfolio of design talent within JLM.

Speaking of her new role at JLM, Ms. Paige said: “I could not be more proud to be cast among such a brilliant and welcoming group of designers. The creativity at JLM is contagious.”

We could not be more excited to be bringing such an amazingly talented designer to Blue!  Come meet Hayley Paige during our triple trunk show this weekend {November 18th to 20th} and save 10% on your bridal gown and featured accessories!

BRIDAL FASHION WEEK: BHR

Bride’s Head Revisited has been our exclusive accessories designer since we opened and they continue to delight us!  Each season they have new designs including our favorite not-too-literal wispy flowers, completely original birdcage veils, and almost unlimited customization options.  It’s no wonder our gorgeous brides have made this designer a best-seller, and we have even more options on the way for the coming season.  The amazing gals at Bride’s Head have even designed some custom pieces specifically for Blue Bridal to coordinate with some of our most fabulous bridal gowns.  Alex, the designer from BHR will be coming to our boutique in November to unveil (hehe we couldn’t resist,) their brand new collection while helping our brides choose the perfect accessories to compliment their bridal gown.  And, because we love you, we are also offering 10% off any Bride’s Head Revisited design to celebrate Alex being in town November 19th & 20th!  Here is a peek at the BHR booth at NYC bridal market and a few of our favorite new flower styles for 2012, which will arrive at Blue in November!

Bride’s Head Revisited, Bridal Market 2012

Style 752 $150

Style 758 $75