Brides-to-be scope out vendors at EverWedd

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

Future brides and their families looked over a host of prospective foothills vendors for everything nuptials at the second annual EverWedd bridal show on Sunday.


A steady stream of visitors walked from table to table at The Pines at Genesee, visiting with Evergreen and Conifer businesses that supply invitations, catering, photography, DJs, venues, hotels, flowers and even spa treatments to prepare the bride for that special day.

They picked up brochures and business cards, were given fresh flowers, sampled food, listened to live music from potential reception bands, and sipped mimosas as they wandered through three rooms of vendors.

Visitors came from as far away as Boulder and Commerce City, while others were from Evergreen and Idaho Springs. Some were daydreaming about a future event, while others were looking for specific vendors to complete the perfect wedding package.

“I’m scoping things out for my daughter,” said Evergreen resident Kym Shaffner. Her daughter, Terra, is getting married at the Evergreen Lake House on Aug. 17, and they still need a few vendors.

“It has always been (Terra’s) dream place to get married,” Shaffner said of the Lake House.

Terra now lives in Utah and has been communicating with vendors online. At EverWedd, mom could check out the vendors in person.

Jan Nelson of Evergreen was shopping for her daughter, Martine, who had to work. She was looking for hotels for guests, florists, cakes and caterers.

Nelson and her daughter went to EverWedd last year to get ideas. Nelson said she was impressed with last year’s vendors and all of the ideas they were able to get. This year proved to be just as good, she said.

Crystal Kiser from Denver attended EverWedd with her mother-in-law, Sue Warmack of Idaho Springs.

Kiser’s wedding is Sept. 22 at Shadows Ranch in Georgetown, and they were scoping out local vendors to help complete the day.

All agreed that it was beneficial to have all of the vendors in one place at one time for planning purposes.

“There are vendors here with things you didn’t think of for a wedding,” Nelson said.

Contact Deb Hurley Brobst at deb@evergreenco.com or 303-350-1041. Check www.CanyonCourier.com for updates.