Feb
01

 

In honor of Valentines Day, Lionscrest is launching a new promotion for remaining Summer 2014 dates.

 

Endless Love Promotion
$750-$1,750 savings on remaining June/July/August 2014 dates.
  • All 7 hour Daytime or Weekday PM (M-Th) events are reduced to $2,500
  • $1,500 discount off any 7 hour Evening events (excludes M-Th)
  • $1,750 discount off any 10 hour Custom events ($1,500 M-Th)

 

Please let us know if you are interested in any of our remaining Summer 2014 dates. We would be happy to send over a quote.

 


Jun
18

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

 

 


Nov
28

Jessica and Cameron were a great couple to work with. Their bright and fresh personalities shined through on their wedding day not only in spirit but in color! Tangerine, fuchsia, vibrant purple and crisp green apple tastefully weaved through out the event and evoke pure joy from the revelers.

 

 

 

 

Booking with us a year and a half in advance of their wedding day gave us a great opportunity to see their creative process and thoughts behind building their dream day firsthand. With the bold color palette they selected incorporated through the dresses, flowers, linens, and decor items (like up-lighting and chair sashes from Splash Decor), these special pieces added together to build a symphony of strength, passion and playfulness that really sums up their love for each other.

 

 

 

The couple also chose to incorporate their love for travel into the event through their place cards and table name markers. These items really added a personal stamp to the day that read like a road map of happy travels through their journey together as a couple. Each table presented guests with a snapshot into a special trip or moment in Jessica and Cameron's lives that can and will be carried forward in their life together as husband and wife.

 

 

The whimsy and cheer they evoked in their wedding day was no doubt soaked in by their friends and family. We too as vendors can even say that their reception brings a smile to our face when we look back.

 

The Menu from Greens Point Catering

 

Passed Appetizers
Spanish Tart - Manchego, pepitas, quince
Bacon and Chicken Bites - tempura fried with a Sriracha ranch dip

Plated Salads & Pre-Set Breads
Sliced Artisan Breads - butter balls
Longmont Farmers Market Salad - local mixed greens, grapes, Manchego, beet vinaigrette

Plated Dinner - guest choice of one of the following entrees
Goat Cheese Chicken - grilled chicken breast topped with locally sourced Hay Stack Mountain goat cheese
Flat Iron Steak - topped with a smoked tomato vinaigrette
Grilled Halibut - topped with an orange, avocado and cilantro salsa
All entrees served with:
Lemon Orzo - roasted red pepper
Sautéed Green Beans -with butter and herbs


 

A note on the Decor from Diane with Splash Decor...

 

It was really fun to be a part of Jessica and Cameron's wedding that incorporated such a bold, fun color palette in all areas of their event.  They used 18 up-lights illuminating the cocktail area, buffet room, upper and lower ballroom each in one of their four wedding colors (Orange, Purple, Pink and Lime Green).  They also used these four colors in the chair bows for the ceremony matching the Bridesmaids dresses.  Lighting was very important to this couple so in addition to the colored up-lights, they used cafe lighting in the ballroom, back patio and fountain areas thus creating a really fun atmosphere in all possible areas. 

 



At the end of the night, friends and family left with memories and sweet goodies from the candy bar, and the couple exited with smiles on their faces and vibrant joy in their hearts. Wishes to Jessica and Cameron and their happily ever after!

 

Lionscrest Manor Recommended Vendors from this event

Caterer- Greens Point Catering

Cake- Colorado Rose Cake Co

Decor- Splash Decor
DJ- Pure Sounds Productions

Photography- Elegant Images & Photographs
Florist- European Flower Shop

 

 


Jun
15

 

This year is shaping up to be one full of vibrant colors, far away travelers and funky style. Wedding planners worldwide predicted that this year would be filled with copy cat weddings striving to match the formality of the Royal Wedding and mod glam of Kim Kardashian's 20 million dollar swanky soiree. Instead, what we are finding is that couples are much more interested in creating fun and unique weddings that focus on family, friends and their own life story. There is no rule book for these events, they are open to fresh ideas and trying something that has not been done before. They don't want to be a cookie cutter couples, they want to be matrimonial pioneers! Here are a few weddings that we have enjoyed and broke the mold in their own way.

 

Milena and  Mike - April 22nd, 2012

 

Photos provided by Bright Boy Photography

Flowers and Additional Photos from Fluerish Design

 

Tuxes are so two thousand and eleven! Mike and his groomsmen rocked it out in skater shorts and Milena's maids were truly stunning in jewel tone shades from head to toe.

 

 

 

 

 

Kit and Kendall - May 6th, 2012

As a wedding vendor herself, Kit knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding and did not let a little rain wash away her wedding dream. Her amazing unique flowers, cowboy boots and succulent favors were just a few touches that she and Kendall added to put their own stamp on the day.

 

Photos provided by Two One Photography

Flowers provided by Fluerish Design

Cake provided by Intricate Icings

 

 

 

Yuriko and Takeshi - June 5th, 2012

 

With 13 lucky guests Yuriko and Takeshi traveled all the way from Japan to say "I Do" at Lionscrest. Family and cultural traditions were still represented with the use of paper cranes and a tea ceremony.

 

Photos provided by Emily Forsberg Photography

 

 

 


May
11

Kirsten and Dave came to Lionscrest in the fall of 2010 and after touring the venue decided this was the place for them. With a summer wedding in their minds eye they set out to plan the event of their dreams. Many couples come to Lionscrest and ask for help on all of the planning details but Kirsten and Dave hired Kerri with, A Touch of Bliss. Together they worked on taking the dream to reality. With a Venue Only package Kirsten and Dave felt in control to choose the vendors that truly matched their style and vision. With Kerri by their side the couple created a summer affair that warmed the hearts of their guests and filled them with love, laughter and a bit of nostalgia.

 

The photographic documentation of the day was captured by Garrett with Photography G. We feel privileged to have been working with Garrett for over a decade now and each time he shoots a wedding at Lionscrest we see the hard work and dedication he puts into his craft. He truly has the gift!

 

Here are a few of the vendors who worked in collaboration on this wedding...

 

Coordination- A Touch of Bliss

Photography- Photography G

Caterer- Epicurean

Cake- Child's Bakery

Band- Moments Notice

Lighting- Lighting and Design by Scott

Accommodations- Boulder Marriott

Videographer- 1321 Studios

Florist- Swank Stems


 


Aug
01
Small weddings bring big personality.


Danielle and Vincente were joined by a small group of friends and family for their special day. The warmth and intimacy of this event of 60 in attendance can be seen in the photos that follow.

With a swagger Vincente made his way down the aisle and awaited his bride. Danielle made her way down the aisle in a stunning strapless gown with curls in her hair and a twinkle of delight in her eyes. As they spoke to each other and gave their vows the sun seemed to shine down brighter than normal for a sunny day. The light reflected from them filled the guests with joy and love that only a wedding can bring.

After sealing their marriage with a kiss the couple made their way to the fountain courtyard were they we greeted with a shower of silver streamers released by the guest from above on the skyline deck. These streamers we a great touch and gave everyone the feeling that they were in for a real party treat as the event moved on.


Sunrays filled the ballroom and reception space making every item touched that much more rich and alive. With shades of raspberry and colbalt blue the fresh and fun flowers from European Flower Shop had everyone talking. Bright pink peonies heated from the sun let off a sweet scent and brought back memories of summers long gone.


Greens Point Catering worked through out the event to assure that no details were missed and that the food and drinks flowed. The couple chose a family style meal to add to the warmth and comfort the desired for their friends and family.

Appetizers:
Polpetta di Lupo (meatless meatballs with house made marinara)
Truffle Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Crab cake BLT’s
 
Plated Salad and Pre Set Bread
Artisan Breads
Caesar Salad
 
Family Style Dinner
Boneless Short Ribs
Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
Roasted Carrots

As the sun went down the couple made sure to keep the heat turned up with their funky first dance. From one song to the next Pure Sounds Productions heated up the floor and the guests went wild and danced the night away.


While Danielle and Vincente's day has come and gone guests will think back and remember this special day whenever the see bold sun rays piercing the clouds, silver streamers floating in the air or fresh cut peonies with their sweet scent.

Warmest Wishes to Danielle and Vincente!

To learn more about the silver streamers for your event click here. We know they will make a great addition to your ceremony, welcome or send off.

Lionscrest Manor Recommended Vendors from this event

Accommodations- Renaissance Boulder Flatirons

Officiant- Tom Trujillo

Caterer- Greens Point Catering

Cake- Colorado Rose Cake Co

DJ- Pure Sounds Productions

Photography- Elegant Images

Liquor- Party Liquor


Jul
25

Shades of green under a blue sky brought together on a gorgeous day. Chassity and Andrew were joined together as husband and wife at Lionscrest Manor on June 10th. The natural and rugged sandstone formations were a perfect backdrop for this stunning event set in the heart of the Colorado Foothills.



Lyons local Reverend Sam Tallent performed the ceremony in front of their friends and family. Sam the "Big Teddy Bear" spoke to all present about the future Chassity and Andrew are building together and to the love they share. As the ceremony ended Mr. and Mrs. walked down the aisle hand in hand under a shower of bubbles.



As guests made their way to the cocktail hour, the couple, family and wedding party continued their photos with Elegant Images in the many different unique areas and surrounds that the manor has to offer. With 35 acres they had their pic of spots for those once in a lifetime pics. Even sporting dazzling emerald heels, Chassity was determined to trek up the mountain bluff for their couple only photo shoot.


The flowers for the event were amazing and artfully crafted by Deb with Reale Decorating. The variety of green shaded flowers worked together as a delightful palette for the ballroom reception. The couple also selected the tulle and lights and black swagging for the ballroom space to bring together the elegant decor and help transition the event from day to night.



Speaking of elegance and simplicity, check out the couples cake from Colorado Rose Cake Co. The white with tiny black floral accents and gorgeous cake topper spoke to the couples love for all things modern and tasteful. The cake looked like a piece of artwork you would find in a museum, set on display for the guests to look upon, admire and then devour.

As the reception was set to begin the couple was announced into the ballroom accompanied by their body guard ninja groomsmen and weather girl bridesmaids.


Guests dined on the culinary delights selected by the couple from Greens Point Catering. Here is the couples selected menu to tickle your tastebuds....

Appetizers
Traditional Deviled Eggs (nothing like good 'ole comfort food)
Wild Rice and Spinach Fritters
 
Buffet
Artisan Breads
“Simple” Salad (mixed greens, sea salt, olive oil, sherry vinegar)
 Boneless Sort Ribs of Beef with Red Ver jus Demi Glace
 Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
 Sautéed Green Beans


As a special thanks to Kammi and Ross with Elegant Images, Chassity and Andrew had a replica of their wedding cake made which was presented to them during the reception. This was Kammi and Ross' 10th anniversary and being that they too were married at Lionscrest the couple thought it would be a special touch for them to share their cake as they played Kammi and Ross' first dance song. Too Sweet!


Champagne flowed and dancers twirled as the clock marched forward and chimed the end to this amazing day.

We hope that the memories of the event will stay fresh in the minds of those who attended and that when they think of the fun they had the send out a wish of eternal love and happiness for Chassity and Andrew.

Congratulations!

Lionscrest Manor Recommended Vendors from this event

Accommodations- Renaissance Boulder Flatirons

Officiant- Sam Tallent

Caterer- Greens Point Catering

Cake- Colorado Rose Cake Co

DJ- Pure Sounds Productions

Photography- Elegant Images

Liquor- Party Liquor

Florist- Reale Decorating


Jul
10
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Leslie and Adam were married at Lionscrest on June 25th with a an intimate wedding and reception. Just because you have a smaller wedding does not mean you are missing out on the fun. As these wonderful photos courtesy of Elegant Images show, summer sun + couple in love + friends and family = A Magical Wedding Story.

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Leslie looked absolutely stunning in her strapless cream gown. Her flower choice of white with accents of light pinks in peonies and orchids offset with crystal accents made this event both elegant and unexpected.

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Fresh flowers could be found everywhere that day. Both from Mother Nature and the petal mavens of Boulder Blooms. Teresa and crew did a fabulous job and once again left us with nothing but the highest of praises for their work. B215045150 

Marci with Colorado Rose created this wonderful cake for the Bride and Groom. The four tiered ivory cake sat in the ballroom like a jewel box waiting to be opened. Simple fresh flower accents pulled this classic look together.
 

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With music by Pure Sounds Productions the couple twirled around the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. A moment caught in time, we feel like Leslie and Adam's wedding is a snap shot of the American dream that endures the tests of time.

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Lionscrest Manor Recommended Vendors from this event


Ceremony Musicians- Lyric Ensemble

Caterer- Greens Point Catering

Cake- Colorado Rose Cake Co

DJ- Pure Sounds Productions

Photography- Elegant Images

Liquor- Party Liquor

Florist- Boulder Blooms