"Love is here to stay." Can you have more than one engagement party? Absolutely! Especially in these days of limited travel and smaller gatherings, more intimate events make perfect sense. "We can't imagine a more perfect pair. And a greater love, no two people share." As a general practice, engagement [...]
#tradition #etiquette I personally have never been one for repeating habits just for the sake of tradition. To me, etiquette is not about doing things because "it's always been done like that". I think good behavior is about basing your words and actions on three key principles: consideration, honesty and [...]
Weddings are so much more than just The Big Day - parties and celebrations usually start months ahead. In these dark days of Covid, many engagements are now entering their second year. So, while we can hardly wait to "get this party started" there's ample time to consider (reconsider?) minute [...]
"Hello from the gal behind the flowers" I'm Ellen Cara Readio, owner and principle designer behind EllenCara Boulder. I'm delighted that you're here and hope you'll visit often. #organicflorals #sustainablepractices #respectnature This will be a hub to share helpful tips and inspirations for wedding and event planning grounded in earth-friendly values. [...]
"A dream that is dreamed by two, will always come true!" 2021 is going to be crammed with heaven on earth. I feel it. I'm excited for all of you love birds that are ready to tie-the-knot and say "I do"... #minimonies#midcroweddings#elopements#weddingpackages #coloradoweddingplanning In pivoting to meet today's requirements, I've [...]
Winter may just be getting started but our long dark nights are about to turn a bit brighter. Warm wishes to all for a peaceful night. "With freedom, books, flowers and the moon who could not be happy". Oscar Wilde
The shortest day and the longest night of the year is upon us, as winter officially arrives. I love all four seasons and in particular, the changing from one to another. Thought I'd share some favorite quotes as we transition into winter. I might not remember them exactly, and I [...]
Not talking about your memory of prom day clown flower... contemporary boutonnieres have personality and make a statement. Even if ya'all aren't wearing jackets with the customary lapel, vests and even suspenders can rock a little organic flair. A touch of nature adds the pizzaz on wedding day!
Can't get enough fresh hops for decorating it seems; the best ones go to the brew. I am attempting to transplant some and fertilizing the rest in hopes of an exceptional harvest this year. Who doesn't love hops and lavender combinations in wedding designs?
Let's celebrate Spring by doing just one "extra" kind thing for our good earth. Reduce, reuse, recycle has long been a way of life for most of us... repurpose is the new trend that includes prompts us to "share" and I especially like that. I did a small tv segment [...]
Taking a slight diversion from strictly "weddings" to encompass all events scheduled around the Christmas holidays - here is the same secret: keep it lovingly manageable so you can enjoy your own celebration! Traditions and rituals converge but you don't have to do them all, just the ones that have [...]
Of all events in the course of our human life, a wedding commitment may be the richest... it is certainly monumental. Huge dreams are extended and big funds expended! It is curious to think that the ceremony can last as little as a few quick minutes and almost always less [...]
Wedding expo today in Longmont; it's free and there are lots of little give-a-ways and big prizes! EllenCara Boulder won't be displaying but there will be dozens of local wedding professionals showcasing. Caterers, bakers, photographers, make up artists... fashion shows, balloon drops and food and beverages to keep the guests [...]