Team Tuesday ~ 2014

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
― J. Holmes

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Today marks the vernal equinox, the onset of spring. It also happens to be International Day of Happiness, which I’ve never heard of before, but which I find incredibly fitting for today’s post. Because today is all about a journey that spans the depths of grief, and has transformed into a cacophony of joy and hope. It is the story of Tuesday Whitt, who at 2 years old lost her battle with cancer, leaving behind a twin sister, two brothers, amazing parents, and a resounding legacy of love in the hearts of her people.

Last Friday marked year five of Team Tuesday’s involvement in St Baldrick’s, shaving heads and raising money for pediatric cancer research. Each year this team has grown, and this year it was comprised of a whopping 47+ brave men and women, and boys and girls. Many many of whom are children. Little boys. Little girls. Children helping children in the most grassroots way possible. These people are generous and loving, compassionate and fierce. And they represent a world of hope.

Team Tuesday ranks #1 for highest fundraising for the Denver Fado’s event, and they rank in the TOP 20 teams in the nation. This year this team has raised $64,348. Yes, folks: $64 THOUSAND dollars.  That, my friends, is an incredible number.

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“this is not a
solo performance
but a choir of angels
A convergence of
voices,
the raising of roofs,
the lifting of spirits,
the filling of bellies
the healing of
hearts”

~ excerpt of a poem by K.M. Robertson

Jeanne & Jeff ♥ Wedding at the Sanctuary

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I have been so excited to share with you Jeanne & Jeff’s winter wedding loveliness. These two just happen to be one of the  most wonderful couples ever – they are warm and welcoming and so clearly meant for each other.  I cannot imagine a sweeter way to begin their new lives together – surrounded by their loved ones they tied the knot at the gorgeous St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Castle Rock, followed by a fabulous wedding reception at The Sanctuary. The day was absolutely dreamy, and it was such a delight to be their photographer. A few favorites..

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Congratulations, Jeanne & Jeff ~ my warmest wishes to you both!!

A little vendor love to the fantastic team of people who contributed their talents to the success of this event:

Spruce Mountain Ranch ~ Megan & Brannen ♥

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Thank you, Megan & Brannen, for welcoming me into your lives – it has been such a pleasure working with you and I wish you all the happiness in the world ♥

Vendor love to this incredible team:

Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch
Wedding Planner & Stylist: Revel + Bloom
Decor: Pink Monkey Solutions
Caterer: Epicurean Catering
Alcohol: Peak Beverage
Florist: Mulberries
Ceremony Musicians: Jonathon and Roger with Masterful Musicians
DJ: 5 Star Entertainment
Band: Hi Beams
Cinematography: Pure Cinematography
Rentals: Event Rents
Hair & Makeup: Girls and Curls
Bridal Dress: The Bridal Collection
Invitations Cloud 9
Calligraphy: Pretty Writing

Megan & Brannen ♥

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Just a sweet glimpse of the sheer joy and loveliness that was Megan & Brannen’s Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding. I cannot wait to share more.. coming soon to a blog near you ♥
Special thanks to Chelle at Revel & Bloom for introducing me to this most incredible couple.

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Four Seasons Vail Wedding ~ Oksana & Jonathan

bride and groom four seasons vail colorado weddingOksana & Jonathan tied the knot on a spectacular October day, their Colorado mountain backdrop alight with shimmering gold aspen.  It was a destination wedding that brought family and friends from around the globe to the Four Seasons in Vail. These two are so perfectly suited for one and other – they exude a joy that is contagious, and I just love how they light up around each other. Such a momentous occasion, and such an honor to have the opportunity to work with them. I’ve been dying to share a few of my faves..

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