Engagement

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...]

Highlighted Vendor – Cake Creations by Morgan

Tuesday, February, 26th, 2019 at 10:43 pm by Heather Murphy

Name: Morgan Martinez Company: Cake Creations by Morgan When did you start your business? 2016 How did you start your business? I started out creating cakes for my children’s birthdays in 2009, then decided I’d love to do this for other people! What do you love about weddings? I absolutely love every single thing about weddings!!! What is the most rewarding part of your job? Seeing the happiness people get from cake! What is the most challenging part of your job? Honestly, being [Read More...]

Raise your hand if you’re newly engaged! 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

Tuesday, February, 19th, 2019 at 9:13 am by Heather Murphy

Congratulations!! Now, take your eyes off that shiny new ring for a few moments so we can get real. What’s the first thing you need to do if you are newly engaged?! You’ve got two options: Book your venue OR Pick your date If you have a specific venue you are interested in call them ASAP to see what openings they have. If you have a specific date you want then you may have to [Read More...]

Save the Date ~ 8th Annual Wedding Expo

Wednesday, February, 13th, 2019 at 3:09 pm by Heather Murphy

The 8th Annual Hitched In GJ Bridal Experience is on the books! The Deets: Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 2-6pm at the Doubletree by Hilton, Grand Junction This year we’ll be making some fun changes to the way the show operates. Including a VIP Bride Sign up. We’ll be offering awesome giveaways, door prizes, goodie bags and of course so many vendors offering their wedding services to you! Check our Bridal Experience Page for updates, [Read More...]

Western Slope Wedding

Highlighted Vendor – yoga V

Friday, January, 11th, 2019 at 11:32 am by Heather Murphy

Name: Kaylan Robinson Company: yoga V When did you start your business? 2008 How did you start your business? yoga V began as a way to fill a void in the community. It has grown over the years and now offers different styles of yoga to all types of bodies and levels. What do you love about weddings? The celebration of two people who love each other beginning an incredible adventure together! What is the most rewarding part of your [Read More...]

Wedding Venues in Palisade CO

Welcome 2019

Wednesday, December, 26th, 2018 at 8:19 am by Heather Murphy

The holidays are over, you may be newly engaged which means you are probably saving for a wedding in 2019 or 2020? It can be a little daunting once the initial excitement has worn off. Here are some tips on not getting stressed out as well as some apps that may help you save without even trying! Don’t stress! Make a realistic budget for your wedding or hold off a few more months until you [Read More...]

Wedding Inspiration

OMG…You’re engaged!

Wednesday, October, 10th, 2018 at 8:44 am by Heather Murphy

OMG…You’re engaged! There are so many details of a wedding that can be expensive and stressful, attending a wedding expo is the very best way to start organizing your wedding so it’s fun instead of frightful! You have registered online which means your name will be on a list at the first table you see on the day of the event. Your name will be checked off and you can enjoy the show! By registering [Read More...]

Bridal Experience FAQs

Monday, October, 1st, 2018 at 2:15 pm by Heather Murphy

FAQs We often get questions leading up to the wedding expo, we’ve created this page to answer some of those questions upfront. Are children allowed? YES! Although we try to gear our show towards being a girls day out or a date with your fiance, we totally understand that it can be difficult to get a sitter and sometimes it’s fun to involve your children in the planning process! Kids 12 and under are free [Read More...]

Carved Tree Photography

Bridal Experience Giveaway 4!

Monday, October, 1st, 2018 at 10:27 am by Heather Murphy

Like FREE Stuff? Next up this year we will be giving away a Engagement Photo Session Package by Carved Tree Photography! How to win! Register Online before October 10, 2018 to be entered into this drawing. The more attendees you register for, the more entries you receive. One lucky winner will be given the prize upon checking in the day of the event! Sign up today and save! Online registration is limited, don’t miss out on [Read More...]

Bridal Experience Giveaways…but wait there’s more!

Monday, September, 17th, 2018 at 8:12 am by Heather Murphy

Let’s Talk About Door Prizes! Every vendor at the Bridal Experience will be giving away at least one prize valued at $50 or more. Gift certificates, gift baskets, free or deeply discounted services are some of the amazing gifts you may win. There will be over 60 prizes to claim the day of the event! How to Win Attend the 2018 Bridal Experience, after registration and grabbing your goodie bag you will have a chance [Read More...]

You said “YES”!

Monday, September, 10th, 2018 at 9:02 am by Heather Murphy

Before committing to the rest of your life, commit to a few hours at the Hitched In GJ Bridal Experience! If you’ve never been to a wedding expo you are surly missing out. Maybe you’ve never had the need to go to one, maybe you don’t like crowds, maybe you don’t like awesome deals. We have a feeling the last one is not true for anyone, because who doesn’t like an awesome deal?! The average [Read More...]

Go Poze Logo

Bridal Experience Giveaway 3!

Monday, September, 3rd, 2018 at 7:40 am by Heather Murphy

Like FREE Stuff? Next up this year we will be giving away a 2 Hour Photo Booth Rental  from Go Poze Photo Booth! How to win! Attend the 2018 Hitched in GJ Bridal Experience and receive a lanyard when you arrive. One lucky winner will have a winning ticket inside! Sign up today and save! Online registration is limited, don’t miss out on extra savings and a FREE Mimosa provided by Absolute Prestige Limo & Ranch!

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, August, 31st, 2018 at 1:41 pm by Heather Murphy

Hitched In GJ Gives Back September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Grand Junction knows all to well the impact Childhood Cancer can have on a family and community. Each year the Hitched in GJ Bridal Experience gives back and this year we have chosen to give to a local organization, Delaney Donates. Are you engaged or know someone who is? For the entire month of September we will be giving HALF of all our online [Read More...]

Bridal Experience Giveaway 1!

Tuesday, August, 21st, 2018 at 1:48 pm by Heather Murphy

Like FREE Stuff? First up this year we will be giving away a wedding cake valued up to $300 to one lucky winner, provided by Simply Cakes by Camberly! How to win! Attend the 2018 Hitched in GJ Bridal Experience and visit the Simply Cakes by Camberly booth. One lucky winner will find a ring in their cupcake sample and will win the Prize! Sign up today and save! We are offering a special through [Read More...]

2018 Bridal Experience!

Monday, August, 6th, 2018 at 1:46 pm by Heather Murphy

We are, as always, so excited about this years Bridal Experience! It’s true that every year we have a blast helping Brides and Grooms to be plan their PERFECT DAY! And each year the show gets better and better with amazing vendors and giveaways! Follow our Event on Facebook for updates on Giveaways and specials! Our online ticket sales will be limited this year so sign up soon for early bird pricing! $6 per person [Read More...]

Six Easy Ways to Save!

Friday, March, 23rd, 2018 at 11:03 am by Heather Murphy

Nobody wants to start their marriage out with wedding debt. It’s important to save cash for your wedding so you aren’t stressed afterwards. Here are a few ways that we love saving money all the time but can definitely make a difference when you are on a budget! Ibotta – Get rebates on groceries, personal care, online shopping, etc. This only works if you are buying stuff you would normally buy though! Don’t buy stuff [Read More...]

Afternoon Delight Bakery

Highlighted Vendor – Afternoon Delight Bakery

Sunday, February, 25th, 2018 at 7:33 am by Heather Murphy

Name: Ashley Buerger Company Name: Afternoon Delight Bakery How long have you been in business? 7 Years How did you start your business? Well, I had just graduated from college with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and was waiting to hear if I had been accepted into a Masters program in Atmospheric Sciences. When I got the letter saying that I didn’t get in, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. Not long after, I made some [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...]

Cake Lady Creations

Highlighted Vendor – CakeLady Creations

Sunday, February, 18th, 2018 at 12:07 pm by Heather Murphy

Company Name: CakeLady Creations Name: Margo Langdon How long have you been in business? 6 years How did you start your business? I retired from the cake business in Denver. We moved here shortly after they passed the cottage food act. After about a year I missed decorating so we started Cakelady Creations! I decorate, my husband Gary does all the baking! What do you love about weddings? The challenge, loving what I do! I love weddings! Making the bride [Read More...]

Past to Present Imaging

Highlighted Vendor – Past to Present Imaging

Sunday, February, 11th, 2018 at 11:54 am by Heather Murphy

Company Name: Past to Present Imaging Name: Laurie Purcell How long have you been in business? 21 Years How did you start your business? I have been a photographer for the past 32 years, but we actually started our own business 21 years ago. We started out transferring old films for people and progressed to photography, videography, slideshows and video production. What do you love about weddings? Ah, weddings. Such a happy event, filled with happiness and love. I absolutely [Read More...]

DJ Ryan Griz

Highlighted Vendor – DJ Ryan Griz Entertainment

Sunday, February, 4th, 2018 at 7:49 am by Heather Murphy

Company Name: DJ Ryan Griz Entertainment Name: Ryan Gruwell How long have you been in business? 12 Years How did you start your business? Ryan’s professional career began right out of college. After finishing up at Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) in 2004, he accepted a full-time position at MBC Grand Broadcasting. Little did he know, he would spend over a decade there gaining experience in music programming, commercial production, sports broadcasting and as an on-air talent. [Read More...]

Highlighted Vendor – Carrie Swails Photography

Sunday, January, 21st, 2018 at 9:13 am by Heather Murphy

Company Name: Carrie Swails Photography Name: Carrie Swails How long have you been in business? About 10 Years How did you start your business? I have an art degree and started using a camera to take reference photos for art pieces, and just for fun. I ended up kind of starting on a whim and having no idea what I was doing or the journey I was about to go on. I’m so glad it all happened because it’s [Read More...]

Highlighted Vendor – Rodan + Fields

Sunday, January, 14th, 2018 at 1:47 pm by Heather Murphy

Company Name: Rodan + Fields Name: Kathy Dalton How long have you been in business? 4 Years! How did you start your business? I started my skincare business as a Consultant by purchasing an R+F Enrollment Kit that contained all the products I needed to display and demonstrate key R+F skincare products. I then studied the product information and business opportunity information through our online business library, received upline team training, and attended corporate and local business trainings to [Read More...]

Highlighted Vendor – Pure Romance by Mattie

Sunday, January, 7th, 2018 at 9:41 am by Heather Murphy

Company Name: Pure Romance by Mattie Name: Mattie Erickson How long have you been in business? 1 Year How did you start your business? I first was introduced to Pure Romance through attending parties! I started to go to so many, that I owned almost all the products!! Then, I decided I wanted to empower, educate & entertain women as a private consultant! What do you love about weddings? I love how weddings make everything way more magical! Getting ready, [Read More...]

Decadence Gourmet Catering

Highlighted Vendor – Decadence Gourmet

Monday, January, 1st, 2018 at 9:11 am by Heather Murphy

Company: Decadence Gourmet Name: Lee Mathis How long have you been in business? 11 Years How did you start your business? I had gone back to college (after a … few years away..) and had just started at the Culinary Program at Colorado Mesa University (then Mesa State) and during the first two weeks, a lot of the other students were bringing in cookies and such that they made. I brought in a Vermont Maple Cheesecake that I have [Read More...]

Highlighted Vendor – Sip Mobile Coffee Company

Tuesday, December, 26th, 2017 at 9:03 am by Heather Murphy

Company: Sip Mobile Coffee Company Name: Karen Mahoney How long have you been in business? 4 Years How did you start your business? We started as a mobile coffee truck serving events in the Grand Valley, last year we sold our truck and designed our coffee cart. Our coffee cart allows us to be more involved in private events and to be able to work year round! What do you love about weddings? I love working with our couples to [Read More...]

Highlighted Vendor – Colorado Wine Country Inn

Monday, December, 18th, 2017 at 9:57 am by Heather Murphy

Company: Colorado Wine Country Inn Name: Victoria Surroz How long have you been in business? 9 Years How did you start your business? The Tally family’s love of Colorado and Wine lead them to Palisade, Colorado, the heart of Colorado wine country. Once here, they realized their dream of opening a boutique style wine themed hotel. What do you love about weddings? My favorite part of weddings is when the pomp and circumstance is over and done with and the [Read More...]

Highlighted Vendor – The Baker’s Boutique

Sunday, December, 10th, 2017 at 10:41 am by Heather Murphy

Company: The Baker’s Boutique Cakes and Cupcakes Name: Callie Ash How long have you been in business? 4 1/2 Years How did you start your business? I went to culinary school to be a better cook for my family. I discovered that I had a talent for making gourmet desserts so I got a job as a pastry chef and baker. After a few years I opened a baking supply company and cupcake bakery. People loved my gourmet cupcakes [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 – 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...]

2017 Bridal Experience

What’s Up with Wedding Expos?

Friday, August, 18th, 2017 at 8:58 am by Heather Murphy

You said “YES”! Before committing to the rest of your life, commit to a few hours at the Hitched In GJ Bridal Experience! If you’ve never been to a wedding expo you are surly missing out. Maybe you’ve never had the need to go to one, maybe you don’t like crowds, maybe you don’t like awesome deals. I have a feeling the last one is not true for anyone, because who doesn’t like an awesome [Read More...]

A Very Green Wedding Theme!

Sunday, February, 26th, 2017 at 8:45 am by Heather Murphy

Pantone’s Color of the year for 2017 is Greenery (Pantone 15-0343). What better way to kick off 2017 then with a gorgeous green wedding shoot in Colorado’s Western Slope! Check out some of these gorgeous photos taken by Above Alpine Photography for some wedding inspiration! Jewel tones are perfect for setting a romantic and luxurious wedding vibe… Paired with several natural textures such as moss, wood, and metals, making a scene to be remembered… Considering [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...]

Wedding Day Splurge!

Thursday, January, 26th, 2017 at 4:11 pm by Heather Murphy

Planning a wedding is tough. There are so many elements that are sort of a must. Dress, venue, officiant… but what about the thing you want but don’t necessarily need? If I was to get married again my splurge would absolutely be a videographer! Now a days there are so many beautiful elements to a wedding that sometimes it’s hard to capture it only in photos. The emotions, the fun, the spontaneity. Check out some [Read More...]

First Things First!

Tuesday, January, 10th, 2017 at 8:24 am by Heather Murphy

So you’re newly engaged, you’ve told everyone you know, you’ve posted pictures of your gorgeous ring all over social media and you have never been happier in your life! So…now what? First things first… sit down with your amazing fiancé and talk about a budget. This may be a difficult first step but it’s imperative that your expectations for the big day and essentially the rest of your life are matched. Each of you need [Read More...]

November Instagram Favorites!

Wednesday, November, 30th, 2016 at 3:42 pm by Heather Murphy

Finding inspiration for weddings and events is so easy now with Instagram, but can also be extremely overwhelming! Here are some of our favorites from November! Follow us on Instagram!   AMAZING CAKE by @xlauralismorecakesx ….. Image by @jakabiphotography #weddingcake #cake #cakelovers #flowerstagram #weddingsofinstagram #cakesofinstagram #caramelcake #sweettooth #wedding #weddingday A photo posted by Dinah Taylor Floral Design (@dinahtaylorfloraldesign) on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:15pm PST SUITED UP ?? A photo posted by Tess Garland (@inlyevents) [Read More...]

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Recipe

Friday, February, 12th, 2016 at 12:09 pm by Michael Murphy

Valentine’s Day Aebleskiver recipe from Hitched In GJ. Enjoy!

Lovely Cake Tasting

Thursday, January, 28th, 2016 at 4:06 pm by Heather Murphy

Margo of Cake Lady Creations has been decorating cakes professionally for over 30 years. Upon retiring, she was looking for something to do to keep her busy and not feel like work. She knew that baking and decorating cakes was the only thing she would enjoy and be able to do from home. In her second year of business from home, Cake Lady Creations more than doubled their wedding cakes for the year! They are [Read More...]

Clean that Bling!

Sunday, February, 8th, 2015 at 1:45 am by Heather Murphy

Keep your beloved ring as blingy as the day he gave it to you with this jewelry cleaning recipe.  The ingredients are things you probably already have! What you’ll need: Small bowl 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon baking soda 1 teaspoon dish detergent 1 cup hot water Aluminum foil Paper towel Old toothbrush Directions: Gather your ingredients. The salt, baking soda, and aluminum foil create a chemical exchange called an ion transfer, which naturally cleans [Read More...]

2014 Bridal Experience Prize Winners

Monday, October, 20th, 2014 at 2:04 am by Heather Murphy

The moment you’ve all been waiting for! Please see the list below to find out if you are a winner at the 2014 Hitched In GJ Bridal Experience. If you find your name on the list please send us an email at [email protected] with your name and address and we will mail your gifts out shortly. Grand Prize Absolute Prestige Wine Tour & Goodie Basket with a One Night Stay at Wine Country Inn – Kari Wiig   Allen Unique [Read More...]

Winter Wedding Date & Planning Tips!

Wednesday, September, 10th, 2014 at 7:10 pm by Heather Murphy

So what’s in the meaning of a Wedding date? Some brides and grooms have no meaning and then others it is all about the date! Like the upcoming date, 12/13/14. That date is easy to remember, Right!?! And it is also fun to have a wedding date that you can theme some ideas around! Here are some examples to have fun with!  Winter Wedding (date is DECEMBER) Having a winter wedding is very romantic! Plus [Read More...]

Is there a RING under your tree?

Monday, December, 16th, 2013 at 8:09 pm by Heather Murphy

  Holiday Engagements I have a feeling some of you may be getting a compressed lump of coal this year. I meant a diamond! And not just any diamond, THE DIAMOND! I can’t wait to hear who gets a big fat rock under the tree. So if you’ve been a really good girl(friend) this year read on.. Here are Hitched in GJ’s Do’s and Don’ts of getting engaged over the holidays: DON”T share the news [Read More...]

To Plan or Not To Plan – Should you hire a wedding planner?

Wednesday, October, 2nd, 2013 at 12:50 am by Michael Murphy

For some Brides to Be, you’ve been planning your Dream Wedding since you were little girls. The dress, the shoes, the theme…all you had to do was wait for your Prince Charming to pop the question. Planning your wedding will become the whole of your existence, and everything will be perfect no matter how Bridezilla you get on your fiance, bridesmaids, mother, etc. Then there are those Brides to Be that the very thought of [Read More...]