Behind the Big Day

Highlighted Vendor – Passion Weddings Colorado LLC

Thursday, March, 14th, 2019 at 5:14 pm by Heather Murphy

Name: Megan Davis Company: Passion Weddings Colorado LLC When did you start your business? 2018 How did you start your business? I studied at the New York Institute of Art and Design. I started my business November 2018, and it took off! I do all my own advertising until now, design my ads, business cards, website, etc. Advertising is key! What do you love about weddings? Love, all the designs, the spark you see in the couple, how [Read More...]

Wedding Venues In Montrose CO

Getting Over the Flower Girl Nerves

Thursday, January, 31st, 2019 at 8:53 am by Heather Murphy

An Ancient Tradition Having a flower girl at your wedding is an old tradition which began in Ancient Rome. The flower girl would carry wheat and herbs to bless the bride and groom with fertility and prosperity. More recently the idea has changed to throwing flower petals out before the Bride walks down the aisle, with the petals representing fertility. Some older ideas are that the petals were used to ward off evil spirits. With [Read More...]

Photography Vendors, Grand Junction Weddings

Highlighted Vendor – Jamie Hamm Photography

Wednesday, September, 26th, 2018 at 1:27 pm by Heather Murphy

Name: Jamie Hamm Company: Jamie Hamm Photography When did you start your business? 2008 How did you start your business? I started my business when I became a stay at home mom. It was a passion of mine that became a side business. What do you love about weddings? The bride and groom interacting throughout their wedding day. What is the most rewarding part of your job? Being able to gain another friendship with the bride and groom. What is the [Read More...]

Haggling with Wedding Vendors…yes or no?

Friday, February, 23rd, 2018 at 6:27 pm by Heather Murphy

We all love a good deal, me especially. My father in law likes to comment that my uncle and I invented copper wire by fighting over a penny. I love bargains, I love manager’s specials and I love walking away from a transaction with no buyer’s remorse. But knowing when it is okay to ask for a discount is like a fine art. Your wedding is one of the most expensive days, possibly years of [Read More...]

Highlighted Vendor – DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction

Tuesday, December, 5th, 2017 at 8:28 am by Heather Murphy

Company Name: DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction Name: Kimberly Alderman How long have you been in business: I have been the wedding specialist here for 4 years. How did you start your business? I was a long time event planner/manager with a local company prior to coming to the DoubleTree, once I was asked to join the team as the onsite Wedding Specialist at such a lovely property I jumped on the opportunity right away! What do you love [Read More...]

Highlighted Vendor – Kena Iversen Photography

Sunday, November, 26th, 2017 at 8:58 am by Heather Murphy

Company Name: Kena Iversen Photography Name: Kena Iversen Photographer Since: 2013 How did you start your business? I started this business with passion and a lot of work. It’s something I love to do! You simply cannot pick up a camera and be amazing at taking a photo, you have to practice and practice a lot. This is what I did and with the passion behind it I have continued the work. What do you love about weddings? I love [Read More...]

Highlighted Vendor – Carved Tree Photography

Thursday, November, 16th, 2017 at 9:31 am by Heather Murphy

Company: Carved Tree Photography Name: Jordan Perry Photographer Since: 2010 How did you start your business? I have a Bachelors Degree in Film from the University of Utah, and I was a film editor for 10 years in Salt Lake City before I moved to Grand Junction. In that time, I won several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Utah Broadcasters Association for my film work. When I moved to Colorado I decided to start my [Read More...]

Highlighted Vendor – Amanda Matilda Photography

Monday, November, 6th, 2017 at 9:18 am by Heather Murphy

Company Name: Amanda Matilda Photography Name: Amanda Helmick Photographer since: 2011 How did you start your business? I started out like most people, taking pictures of everything on my point and shoot just for fun. In college I took some classes that developed my interest in pursuing photography as a career. I began second shooting for established wedding photographers and doing a lot of learning before stepping out into the wedding world myself! What do you love [Read More...]

Gorgeous Model…Fresh Snow…and a Wolf!

Tuesday, February, 7th, 2017 at 6:41 pm by Heather Murphy

What happens when you have a gorgeous model, fresh snow, and a wolf in Colorado’s High Desert? Epic happens…Epic! What do you think about when considering Colorado for an amazing place to get married? Ski Resorts and Pine Trees? Rocky Mountains and Coors! All great things, but Colorado has so much more to offer, from high deserts, to wineries, to rivers, to barns! Check out some of these amazing shots taken in Glade Park, CO [Read More...]

Building a customer profile on our website

Saturday, February, 4th, 2017 at 10:56 am by Michael Murphy

Behind the Scenes – Building a Vendor Profile Just for fun we thought we’d give you some behind the scenes of how we build profiles for Hitched In GJ’s vendor listings. It’s mostly just nerdy stuff with some poorly made Dubstep music done by me (michael murphy – Graphic Designer) using GarageBand on my iPhone. Give it a watch and enjoy the super sick beats. 🙂

Behind the Big Day!

Tuesday, March, 22nd, 2016 at 12:48 pm by Heather Murphy

We all know how difficult and stressful planning a wedding or event can be. Everything must be perfect, beautiful, magical! We’ve dreamed our whole lives of this day and in the past 6, 12 or 24 months we’ve ate, drank and breathed wedding! Although it may not be their  special day, your vendors that you’ve hired know that this is the most important day of your life. The love and labor that goes into making your [Read More...]

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