Piney River Ranch Styled Shoot- Vail, CO

Hello lovelies!

We hope everyone has been doing well!  There has been a lot happening with Platinum since our last blog post and we’d love to share with you!  In July, Vice President of Platinum Weddings + Events, Haley Hyman, opened up our first branch in Denver, CO.  We have almost completed our brand new marketing packet and are wrapping up with re-branding!!  It’s been a busy couple of months but we are so excited for what lies ahead for Platinum!

We did a styled shoot at the beautiful venue, Piney River Ranch in Vail, Colorado back in July with a wonderful team of vendors!  Each and every vendor created wonderful work and the results were magical!  We were picked up by 15 different publishers all across the nation and we’d love to share some images with you!  Check it out and let us know what you think!

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Vendors:

Photographer: Aldabella Photography

Venue: Piney River Ranch

Florist: Aflorae

Rentals: Alpine Party Rentals

Sationery: Sage Paper Co.

Hair + Make-up: Megan Cary Artistry- Mary Chittenden

Dress + Tux: Dora Grace Bridal

Models: Cortney + Justin

XO Haley

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Spotlight|Office Inspiration

Hello and welcome to Wednesday!

Days like today remind us how great it is to live in such a beautiful place.  We’re so grateful to be in such a awesome industry with such awesome friends!

As many of ya’ll know, Platinum is expanding and opening up our first branch in Denver, Colorado!  We are so excited and have been busy planning every detail to make this big launch one for the books!  One thing that’s been on our mind is office design!  We’re crazy about awesome office interiors and a good work environment.

We’ve put together a Pinterest board revolving around office design inspiration!  Check it out and enjoy!

'Latvian interior and product designer Anna Butele created a very creative office space for her interior design office in Riga, Latvia' I could easily get loads of work done in a room like this. Very smart, clean and sophisticated. The colours are relaxing too... Love it

The TomKat Studio: The Black and White Striped Wall | The Reveal… @valsparpaint  #valsparreserve

inspiration on the walls, lights on the ceiling interior design and home decor

Office space design office designs interior #Working Decor #Working Design| http://workingdecor.blogspot.com

gold home office design

Love the idea of a desk facing outward, even in a small space. Also a big gorgeous monitor. Maybe someday, in a different place! :)

For more inspiration check out our Pinterest board!  Have a fabulous Wednesday!

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5 Everyday Apps for The Wedding Professional!

Hello!

We hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  Monday sure snuck up on us, but we’re slowly stepping into the day with a big fresh hot cup of coffee :)  Is there really any other way for someone to start their day?

Technology is such a huge part of our world now a days, and in the past couple of months we’ve been discovering new apps to help us get through our busy lives.  We’ve got a long list, but we’ve narrowed it down to five!  Check out these awesome apps to help the everyday wedding professional make their life just a tad bit easier!  Enjoy!

1.  Evernote-

Evernote is a huge help to us!  We store receipts, notes, reminders, and our to-do lists!  You can even have work chats and share what you’ve been working on with your co-workers.

Super great tips for using Evernote )which I love!) - 20 Tips Every Evernote User Must Know by PC News

2.  IFTT-(If This Then That)

We LOVE LOVE LOVE this app!!  You can pretty much do anything here!  Want to link your Instagram through your Twitter, but don’t want your followers to have to follow a link??  IFTT will tweet your insta’s as a Twit pic!  That’s not the only thing though! If you accept a payment through the Square app, IFTT will automatically add a row to a spreadsheet in your Google Drive.  Check out this awesome app!  You’ll spend hours just looking at all the recipes they have to offer.

3.  Expensify

Not only is this app great for the travelling professional, but also for ANY professional!  Everyone has budgets, and tracking them isn’t always the easiest for best part of your job! Expensify makes things simple!  Check it out!

Expensify: Expense Reports That Don’t Suck. Scan Receipts & Create Expenses Anywhere Seamless Quickbooks Integration

4. Tempo

I’ve recently started using Tempo as my calendar app. So far, I love it!  Say you have a meeting with someone on April 1st.  If they happen to be in your contacts, type their name into your calendar event and once the event is made, their phone number, FB,  and LinkedIn profile will pull up!  You can call/text them right from your calendar.  It tells you the last time you met with that person and the next time you’ll be meeting with them!  It’s the easiest way to schedule meetings, hop on conference calls and see the emails and documents related to that meeting!

Tempo Smart Calendar - Free Calendar App for iPhone and iPod - Tempo Smart Calendar is the only calendar that intelligently finds and neatly organizes everything you need for each meeting, including contacts, locations, and related emails and documents.

5.  Spotify

Of course you need some music in your crazy busy life!  We love spotify!  It helps us get pumped up for the day or unwind after a long busy day!  You can choose between genres and moods!

Keep your endurance up while exercising with our new Spotify workout playlist! #exercise #health

If you don’t already have all of these apps, I hope you download them after reading this!  Also, they’re ALL FREE! Yay!  Have a great Monday!

-Haley, PWE

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New Trend: Non-White Wedding Dresses!

Good Morning and Happy Thursday!  Sip your coffee slowly, listen to some awesome boogie tunes, and prepare yourself for an awesome day!  Starting off with reading this awesome blog post!

I’ve been seeing this trend pop up all over the place lately, and it sort of all started with Natalie Portman’s pink gown in her Dior ad.  A few housewives from Real Housewives quickly jumped on board with the non-white/traditional wedding dress and it has taken off ever since!  Check out these pictures below from our Pinterest page!  Also, if you aren’t already following us on Pinterest, hope on board and push that follow button! :)  Here’s a link that will take you straight there!

Enjoy and have a fabulous day!

Blue wedding gown. The Wedding Scoop Spotlight: Coloured and Non-white Wedding Dresses

Blue and White Print Wedding Dress | Sleepy Fox Photography | See More! http://heyweddinglady.com/fab-bridal-alternatives-white-wedding-dress/

Gown by Hayley Paige #weddingdresses #ballgowns

Silver : 100 Colorful Wedding Dresses For The Non-Traditional Bride : Lucky Magazine

25 Wedding Dresses That Defy The Same-Old Same-Old #refinery29  http://www.refinery29.com/unique-nontraditional-wedding-dresses#slide1

This would be gorgeous if I decided to do a non-traditional wedding dress.

These two are my favorite! :)

Spring 2012 wedding dresses Vera Wang bridal gown non white dresses red 15

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St. Patrick’s Day Wedding Inspiration!

Happy Tuesday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’ve been away for awhile, for what I like to call a “Marketing Retreat”, but I’m back and ready to rock and roll!  To help start your Tuesday off with a bang, and to get you in the St. Patty’s Day spirit, I put together a fabulous new Pinterest Board with a spiel of St. Patrick’s Day Wedding Inspiration!  I hope you’re already following us on Pinterest, but if you aren’t, not to worry!  There’s a link below that will take you there :)

Here are a few pictures to give you a little taste of our awesome new board! Check it out!

Inspiration: Emerald Bridal Mood Board - Pocketful Of Dreams

Emerald and gold wedding cake

Elegant place setting with pops of #emerald  Photography: Virgil Bunao Fine Arts Photography - virgilbunao.com  View entire slideshow: Jewel Tones Wedding Moments on http://www.stylemepretty.com/collection/542/

Beautiful emerald & gold table decor & table number cards. #barijaybridesmaids #busybridejewelry

St. Patrick's Day wedding ideas #emerald #green [JJ Horton Photography for J.Leigh Events]

Emerald  Gold Wedding Tablescapes Ideas

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