As every bride is unique so too is every wedding dress. We are sure that if you can find true love with your fiancee then you can and should find your true dress. Here is some information on dress styles and some vendors we recommend to help you find your true (dress) love!



What Silhouette are you? Silhouette is the basic shape of the wedding gown. There are 5 main styles of dress...

Ball Gown: Like the Disney Princesses every Lionscrest Princess needs a fitted waist line and full skirt. This style of dress has come back in popularity over the past few years and works well with many different body styles. Who doesn't look good with a tiny waist!

Sheath or Slip Dress: This style follows the line of the body and is form fitting. Many destination brides choose this style of dress for ease of transport when flying. For Lionscrest it works great for the girl who is looking to get out their and do a little hiking to get the best mountain views. Typically you do not see a train with this style which makes bustling a breeze.

Empire: With a high waistline that typically rests right under the bust line this style of dress again works well for most girls. Like the Ballgown the dress flows out from the waist but is not as full. This dress is one of the most popular styles that we see at Lionscrest. It offers a little bit of everything. Classic Bridal elegance, flattering to the body and moves well indoor and outdoor.

A-Line: An A-line shape has vertical seams flowing from the shoulders down to a flared skirt. The A-line dress is flattering on almost all bodies. The long lines create the illusion of height on a shorter body, as well as slim down a rounded figure. The full skirt of the A-line can also hide a larger lower body, or create the illusion of curves on a narrow frame. This dress is perfect for outdoor ceremonies as they typically offer a small train for effect but one that won't leave you hauling back half of the pine cones!

Mermaid: This style is fitted on the body and then flairs out around the knees. We see this style growing in popularity due to the hit TV show, Say Yes to the Dress on TLC. While this is the new "it" dress style, make sure it works for your body. The mermaid cut is not for everyone and is best worn by slender figures, both short and tall. This style is madeto hug the body and show every curve.





Whatever style you choose make sure you choose the dress that speaks to you and shows you off for your special day. You want the dress to bring our your best qualities and really make you stand out. Just make sure you keep in mind the season you are getting married, budget you have set and of course the style that compliments your womanly figure. No matter what make sure that your dress makes you feel beautiful, comfortable and confident. If you are not then you should keep looking!


Looking for the perfect dress? We recommend you contact one of our amazing dress vendors.

Felice Bridal Salon
Anna Be

A Formal Affair



Finish with Flare! Don't forget the finishing touches. Here are some of our favorite vendors that will complete your look...

Figgie Shoes- Custom bridal shoes made just for you! These beauties are true pieces of art.

Two Sole Sisters- Located in Boulder this boutique is owned and operated by the fabulous sisters Laurel and Lindsey.

Kate Spade- We are loving these custom pieces that will help you and your ladies stand out.


We all know that wedding photos are an irreplaceable part of your special day. Photos help us to look back on the day for years to come and reflect on the complete true love story. Every now and again some stories are truly remarkable and leave you breathless! These photos I have pulled together are from some of our past weddings and all I can say is, WOW! The artistry from these photographers are unbelievable.


Thank you to all of the photographers for their hard work, amazing talents and dedication to the craft of wedding photography. You make all of us look so good!


Want the full story? Click on the links below to see the industry blogs for these special events. 


Kern Photography- Mary and Aaron






Two One Photography- Kit and Kendall





Tom K Photo- Justine and Kyle




 Elegant Images-  Kaitlyn and Jon (image 1) Katie and Zach (image 2)



 Broxton Art- Kassie and Todd



 Jared Wilson Photography- Angie and Jonathan




Mother Nature is a fickle lady! Our weddings this spring have been getting a taste of her moods swings. No matter what the weather forecast one thing is true, love conquers all!


Here are photo highlights from some of our April weddings...


Lauren and Tristan- Photos by Elegant Images Photography

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Amy and Josh- Photos by Armitage Photography

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Emily and Charlie- Photos by Photography G

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Marissa and Jason- Photos by Elegant Images Photography

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A note from Benjamin with Alive Studios...


Alive Studios initially met Beth and Jake at a wedding show held at
Lionscrest Manor, where they eventually choose to have the wedding.  From
the moment we met the couple, I knew working with them would be amazing.  We
choose an old abandon train yard for their engagement shoot, which turned
out to be perfect.  Beth's red hair  and the fall colors worked wonderfully,
and Jake seemed totally at home amongst the ancient trains.  It was during
this initial shoot that we started to see the magic love between Jake and
Beth.  One of two of the images made it directly to our portfolio.



Early spring storms threatened Beth's desire for an outdoor ceremony, and

Jake even volunteered to help Lionscrest Manor clear the snow if possible.  But

that wasn't necessary, as mother nature blessed the couple with a beautiful
weekend in-between two massive storms.  A sixty degree day with light winds
and beautiful sun allowed us to be outside for all of the photos, as well as
the ceremony.  Working at Lionscrest in the spring is such a delight, and as
you can see from the photos, Beth and Jake were feeling it for sure.  An
amazing ceremony with wonderful people supporting them, perfect weather, and
love everywhere!  Later, up on the bluff above the Manor, Beth and Jake
celebrated their first few moments of being married while capturing a number

of exquisite photos as the sun slid down behind the mountains.


Back inside for a totally rocking party, amazing food, and excellent music.

Alive Studios thoroughly enjoyed the details which Beth obviously though
about; from amazing color coordination and decorations to unique touches of
class.  A truly excellent wedding all around, and the beginning of a
wonderful life of marriage for Beth and Jake!






Passed Hors D'oeuvres
Bacon and Chicken Bites tempura fried with a Sriracha ranch dip
Deviled Egg traditional
Meatballs chipotle cream and pumpkin seeds

Dinner Buffet
Rustic Rolls butter
Garden Salad mixed greens with seasonal vegetables
Herbed Chicken with rosemary cream sauce
Mashed Potatoes roasted garlic
Roasted Seasonal Vegetable Medley

Photos provided by - Alive Studios


 Colorado Indoor Wedding Ceremony

Ali and Doug were married on May 14th, 2010 at Lionscrest. The day was planned out and everyone was set for an amazingly wonderful Spring outdoor ceremony. Unfortunately, Colorado is known to throw weather curve balls this time of year. We all worked together to make a quick change for the indoor ceremony and thanks to the hard work of all of the vendors still pulled off an amazing and unique intimate indoor ceremony set of with the bright colors chosen by Ali. 

With a break or two in the clouds Benjamin with Alive Studios was able to sneak the couple and bridal party outside for those coveted Colorado mountain photos. There is nothing like an overcast day that helps to bring out the brightest and most vibrant hues in flowers, nature and yes even people.

The colors and flowers selected by the couple and brought to life by European Flower Shop were a true representation of not only their love for life but for each other. As you can see from the photos even Mother Nature could not keep this group from having a great time!

Congrats to Ali and Doug. May every day of your life together be as vibrant an passion filled as your wedding day!

Lionscrest Manor Recommended Vendors from this event

Officiant- Rev. Gene Langlois

Caterer- Greens Point Catering

Cake- Colorado Rose Cake Co

DJ- Pure Sounds Productions

Photography- Alive Studios

Photobooth- Booth 66

Liquor- Party Liquor

Florist- European Flower Shop

Colorado Mountain Wedding PhotosCO Family Wedding Photo

Bridal Suite Jacuzzi Lyons Outdoor WeddingWedding Lanterns
Green Wedding Cake
   Doug and Ali Colorado Engagment Photo

A note from Benjamin...

Ali and Doug have been amazing to work with from the engagement adventure shoot through to the wee hours of the wedding night!  Ali had a very clear idea of the style she wanted for her wedding images. Alive Studios provided the perfect mix of photo journalistic adventure and classic wedding photography.  

The engagement shoot set the stage for an amazing photographic experience at their wedding.  Plans were set, family shot lists set up, and the day promised to be one big party.  Ali had opted to wait till after the ceremony to see Doug, and we had planned on doing romantic shots up above Lionscrest and then family pictures outside in the lush landscapes surrounding Lionscrest Manor.  Ah, but the powers that be decided to bless us with thunderstorms and so the fun began.  Ali showed up and met quickly with Benjamin of Alive Studios to figure out how to get the pictures they had planned, even with the rain.  We quickly switched our plan and created a beautiful moment for Ali to see Doug before the ceremony, and before the rain! 

Lionscrest did amazing work and moved everything inside while we got as many images of Ali, Doug and the wedding party before the sky opened up and the rain fell.  A cozy inside ceremony followed and then Alive Studios faced the challenge of getting amazing family photographers even with the rainy weather.  With the help of the Lionscrest staff, we moved a few tables, opened up the double French doors and used the lush wet background to capture all our photographs while everyone stood under the awning…   A photo booth by Booth 66added to the fun, and as you can see from these pictures, the reception ROCKED! 

To view all the images, go to www.alivestudios.com and click Online Proofing, then select Ali and Doug!