Grand Junction Weddings

Romance in the Winter

Tuesday, March, 19th, 2019 at 11:31 am by Heather Murphy

I don’t know about you but this winter’s got me like… I’ve never been so excited for spring, flowers and some Vitamin D. But alas, this winter has been holding on. So what do you do when you start getting stir crazy? Change it up a little and find the beauty instead. Do you know that overcast days make for some of the best photos?! Hitched In GJ got together with a fabulous group of [Read More...]

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...]

Highlighted Vendor – Skin Deep

Thursday, February, 21st, 2019 at 10:41 pm by Heather Murphy

Name: Jo Ann Seele Company: Skin Deep When did you start your business? 1995 How did you start your business? From the early age of 19, I had suffered with acne for several years and just knew there had to be a better way to treat my skin. I was frustrated with dermatologists and harsh treatments. Early on I became obsessed with naturalistic health and skin care and I understood that skin was my largest body organ.  At this [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...]

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...]

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...]

Holiday Weekend Wedding – Do or Don’t?

Wednesday, March, 14th, 2018 at 4:00 pm by Heather Murphy

There are some great aspects to planning your wedding on a holiday weekend! Typically have an extra day or two off of work Allows for more travel time for out of town guests Allows for more visiting time with guests Easy to remember your wedding date! A fun way to celebrate your wedding and the holiday. But there are many more things to consider when planning your Big Day around a holiday… Vendors may charge [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...]

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 – 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 – 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...]

Bridal Experience Giveaway Descriptions!

Tuesday, October, 10th, 2017 at 9:37 am by Heather Murphy

Bridal Experience Giveaways! We at Hitched In GJ try our very hardest every year to make the Bridal Experience a one of a kind experience. This year, we have a few different grand prize giveaways that will be happening with participation throughout the show. It is important to visit all vendors, play the games and be interactive. Here are some more details regarding our Grand Prize Giveaways! Valley Surgical, Aesthetics & Vein Care Giveaway: VSC Brightening [Read More...]

Plan your wedding at the 2017 Bridal Experience

Monday, October, 2nd, 2017 at 6:32 pm by Michael Murphy

Want to plan your wedding all in one place, all in one day?! Now you can! At the 2017 Bridal Experience by Hitched In GJ you can have a fun time with friends, family and your fiance. This year’s show features ways to plan your wedding that will keep you organized while you have some fun. Hitched In GJ is the leading resource of it’s kind on the western slope. Our website offers tips to [Read More...]

Bridal Experience FAQs

Thursday, September, 21st, 2017 at 2:47 pm by Heather Murphy

We often get questions leading up to the wedding expo, we’ve created this page to answer some of those questions upfront. Please feel free to comment additional questions below! 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 [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...]

How to have a successful Bridal Expo

Tips for a Successful Wedding Expo

Tuesday, August, 1st, 2017 at 3:40 pm by Heather Murphy

There is nothing worse than spending your time and money and not receiving the feedback or sales you were hoping for. Here are a few tips from Hitched In GJ on how to be a successful vendor when attending a wedding expo. Advertise your participation! Share the event on social media Send out an email blast to your clients letting them know you will be running specials at the show. Give something away that the [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...]

DIY Wedding Napkins!

Monday, January, 30th, 2017 at 6:37 pm by Heather Murphy

I think most of us love the idea of doing some sort of DIY at your own wedding. Of course the idea of DIY is to save money, but it will not save time. I have a simple little DIY craft that anyone can do as long as you have access to a sewing machine (and we all know someone who has a sewing machine!) What you’ll need: Fabric: if you are making 100 10×10 [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...]

Plan your Wedding around Grand Junction Events

Tuesday, January, 24th, 2017 at 5:26 pm by Heather Murphy

If you aren’t set on having a particular date, try to plan your wedding around events in the Grand Valley.  You may want to avoid such times if all of your guests are local but it may be beneficial for those traveling from out of town to be able to enjoy some of what Grand Junction and the Western Slope has to offer. Let them make a vacation out of it instead of just a [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...]

Get your Bridal Body…

Wednesday, June, 22nd, 2016 at 3:28 pm by Heather Murphy

…or any body for that matter! I recently came to the realization that my body doesn’t bounce back the way it used to. It also doesn’t bounce easliy what so ever, and when it does more bounces than I intended. I was fortunate to meet Brianna with Kaia FIT Grand Junction and she has changed my life! In a few short weeks, and only going to classes 2-3 times a week as my schedule allows, [Read More...]

Ganic Grub… The newest thing to hit Grand Junction, CO

Wednesday, June, 8th, 2016 at 1:01 pm by Michael Murphy

If you haven’t heard of Ganic Grub yet then you are missing out!  What we love about Ganic Grub, other than the fantastic, mouth watering taste of their food… They focus on local and organic food.  They support local and sustainable farmers and ranchers.  They work diligently to create a unique event to showcase your individuality.  They will help you come up with a tailored menu and creative serving options to make sure your event [Read More...]

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...]

Dress Up Your Dress

Monday, March, 21st, 2016 at 7:32 pm by Heather Murphy

The White Dress. It can be lacy, smooth, sparkly, long or short. The day of your wedding, it’s all about that white dress (other than saying “I Do” to the one you love), but does it have to be all white all the time? We love some of these fun options to dress up your dress! Add a military jacket for a casual look. Add a leather jacket for a fashion forward look. Add denim [Read More...]

Making Macarons with Simply Cakes by Camberly

Monday, March, 7th, 2016 at 12:25 pm by Michael Murphy

Last week we got to learn all about making macarons! Which is no easy feat!  It begins with aging the eggs for at least 24 hours. Then you whip the egg whites into a meringue, add some almond flour until you have the perfect consistency and then pipe out perfect little circles that have to set up for an hour! Then they bake for 10-12 minutes. Once they’re done baking they have to completely cool [Read More...]

Courtyard Marriott Grand Re-Opening

Monday, March, 7th, 2016 at 12:02 pm by Michael Murphy

If you didn’t know, the Courtyard Marriott and Residence Inn in Grand Junction, CO just got complete overhauls! From the lobby’s, restaurants, media centers and all of he rooms and suites!  Last week they had their grand re-opening complete with amazing food, tasty cakes from Cake Lady Creations and a fun photo booth provided by 970 Photo Booth. We had a fun time chatting about the future of the hotels. If you get a chance, [Read More...]

Grand Junction Flower Shop

Wednesday, March, 2nd, 2016 at 6:57 pm by Michael Murphy

We got to meet up with Kimberly at the Grand Junction Flower Shop the other day, and we were not disappointed in the conversation, atmosphere or products! Kimberly  opened the Grand Junction Flower Shop less than 1 year ago! She’s already had an amazing year and is looking forward to what this year has to come! What we love: Besides the smell of fresh flowers which never gets old, Kimberly recognizes the want and need [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!

Wedding of a Lifetime Expo

Monday, February, 1st, 2016 at 11:40 am by Heather Murphy

Yesterday was the 16th Annual Wedding of a Lifetime Expo at the Two Rivers Convention Center in Downtown Grand Junction. We love seeing so many vendors bring out their best! In addition, Elite Events and Annelise Bridal Boutique hosted their very own open houses yesterday. Here’s some of our favorites from the day.

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...]

Fall Bridal Exchange

Monday, November, 9th, 2015 at 10:01 am by Heather Murphy

Yesterday we checked out the Grand Junction Bridal Exchange put on by R & R Events and Design. We met with some awesome vendors from around the Grand Valley. Another great thing about this event is that brides can sell their wedding devote and dresses on the spot! Which we love. Here’s a couple photos we snapped.                    

Open house!!

Monday, October, 26th, 2015 at 11:45 pm by Heather Murphy

We love a good open house! They can be so inspiring, informational and fun! Last weekend we checked out the Open {ware} House put on by R&R Events and Design and Stonewood Vintage Rentals and Designs, with Some appearnaces by Simply Cakes by Camberly and Kimberly Weber Photography! It was a warehouse full of some amazingly talented women! Check them out on Facebook and their personal websites, you will not be disappointed that you did! [Read More...]

$1,000 Giveaway Winners!

Tuesday, October, 20th, 2015 at 1:22 pm by Michael Murphy

I was lucky enough to be able to meet with the bride and groom to be that won the $1,000 Cash Prize Giveaway from the 4th Annual Hitched In GJ Bridal Experience today. I was so humbled to be able to give back to a hard working couple and young family! I had chills knowing that we could help them out while they begin their lives together. Hitched In GJ: How long have you been together [Read More...]

Register for the 2015 Bridal Experience

Tuesday, October, 6th, 2015 at 2:46 pm by Michael Murphy

Location: Double Tree by Hilton Date: Saturday Oct. 17 2-6pm Admission Fee: $6 Online & $8 day-of at the door Highlights: $1000 cash grand prize, $1000’s in savings, The Grand Valley’s Best in wedding planning and services, ManCave & Cigar lounge sponsored by Rem’s Place. Register Now!! Here’s some of the fun from last year’s event.

Stonewood Vintage

Tuesday, March, 31st, 2015 at 4:17 pm by Heather Murphy

Vintage will forever be a lasting trend…it spans generations of cool decor, clothing and styles. We were ecstatic to meet Shiara with Stonewood Vintage Rentals & Design yesterday and see what her new company has to offer the Grand Valley. Planning a wedding can be exhausting, especially when you have your decor set in your mind and have to spend every weekend thrifting, yard sale-ing and antiquing to find the perfect elements for your perfect day. [Read More...]

Try something new for lunch

Monday, February, 16th, 2015 at 6:40 pm by Heather Murphy

Barney’s BBQ and More is now opened for business in Orchard Mesa next to City Market. Check them out and try some of their amazing Apple Kissed Pork or Brisket Plate. You will definitely not be disappointed! Getting married? Hosting some kind of other event? Barney’s offers a full catering menu from BBQ to Mexican to Italian and more! Check them out today!

Something Old, Something New…

Monday, February, 16th, 2015 at 1:27 am by Heather Murphy

You’ve dreamed of this day for so long now. You have the perfect groom, your family and friends are there to see you walk down the aisle in a beautiful dress. As you turn your dream wedding into a reality, sometimes reality can be a little mean. Does that mean you have to bite the bullet and finance a dress, or simply let finances dictate what dress you get? How about neither? If you have [Read More...]

Meeting Merik Music

Wednesday, February, 11th, 2015 at 1:12 am by Heather Murphy

It’s hard to describe to some people what it is we do at Hitched In GJ. We are a wedding directory for the Western Slope of Colorado. But what we DO is something all together different. You might say that we are forever planning weddings. We are constantly meeting with wedding vendors and professionals, making new friends, planning events among a hundred other things. Today we had the pleasure of meeting with a local DJ [Read More...]

Destination Brides use Hitched In GJ for planning their Mountain Wedding

Tuesday, November, 4th, 2014 at 8:37 pm by Heather Murphy

At Hitched In GJ, we’re not only about helping local brides plan their Big Day, but helping out of town brides as well. Read this article from a woman in Canada who used our website to help plan her wedding in Powderhorn! http://mountainsidebride.com/2014/11/winter-destination-mountain-wedding-with-pink-details/    

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...]

Bridal Experience prize Winners

Sunday, October, 19th, 2014 at 7:45 pm by Michael Murphy

Hello Bridal Experiencers!! We are almost done counting up yesterday’s numbers and tumbling the raffle basket for winners. We will have winners posted by this evening so stay tuned to our blog and check back often. Thank you for participating in the 2014 Hitched In GJ Bridal Experience!!!

Wedding Favors: Tips & Ideas

Thursday, September, 11th, 2014 at 2:35 pm by Heather Murphy

In other cultures and countries Wedding Favors are/were used to present status of the couple or to wish good fortune to guests. We typically use them as an extra “Thank You” for attending the wedding. Even in the US, Wedding Favors are not as common as you may think but it has been a growing trend and most couples at least consider the idea during their planning and budgeting. Ideally, you don’t want to spend [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...]

2014 Bridal Experience – 2 Booths Left

Saturday, September, 6th, 2014 at 9:03 pm by Michael Murphy

There are literally only 2 booths left in the ballroom at Double Tree.  There are a couple of banquet tables in the banquet table room but we are almost sold out!!! Our commercials will be running on KKCO soon as well as radio ads on 93.1. The 2014 Bridal Experience is looking to be the best yet by far. Online registration is even easier than before for vendors and brides, our whole website has been [Read More...]

Seating chart DIY

Saturday, August, 16th, 2014 at 11:14 pm by Michael Murphy

What a great idea for a seating chart! Gotta love the rustic repurposing of this old window.

Wedding Dirt

Wednesday, July, 2nd, 2014 at 4:52 pm by Heather Murphy

Code name: Stress Free Wedding Age: 25 Born: Craig, CO Met Fiancé: We met through work. Bride works: Oil, gas and mining industry. Groom works: Assistant Manager in sales The Dirt Venue: Monument View $1600 Dress: Serena Wedding dress designed by Maggie Sottero, purchased at Victoria Rose Bridal. $1500 Alterations: Hem House through Victoria Rose Bridal, $45. The dress fit practically perfect and needed very few alterations. Flowers: Julie Powell, $632 for all flowers. She did an amazing job. I was looking for someone who [Read More...]

Weddings & Wine: Tour Photos

Thursday, March, 13th, 2014 at 6:54 pm by Michael Murphy

What a great tour! The limo was great and our venues had amazing things planned for our participants.

Wedding Dirt

Saturday, February, 8th, 2014 at 4:39 am by Heather Murphy

Code name: Blushing Bride Age: 21 Born: Grand Junction Met Fiancé: In High school, aww! Bride works: Dental Hygienist Groom works: Oil Field Children: German Sheppard, New Baby Girl born on 8/4/13 The Dirt Venue: Enterprise Hall in Fruita, Cost: around $3,000 which includes tables, chairs, linens, décor, set up and tear down. Dress: Ball gown with sweet heart neckline, Abracadabra Bridal, Cost: $900. It was the first dress I tried on. The sales person grabbed it right away. I tried on 10 more [Read More...]

Peacock wedding

Thursday, January, 30th, 2014 at 12:29 am by Heather Murphy

After seeing so many muted color palates this wedding season I almost forgot how much I love a good pop of deep, rich color! I’m still a sucker for the jewel tones used in peacock wedding themes! You can find this little beauty down at Annelise Bridal Boutique! >br />

Wedding show junkie!

Sunday, January, 26th, 2014 at 5:55 pm by Heather Murphy

I’m off to the second wedding show of the year at two rivers ! I’m so stoked to see what all the vendors have in store for us this year! Getting fueled up for the show!

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...]

Bridal Hair Pieces

Thursday, December, 12th, 2013 at 10:12 pm by Michael Murphy

Couple of custom hair pieces recently created by our crafty crafter here at Hitched In GJ.

Who wants some Cupcakes?

Monday, November, 25th, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Heather Murphy

Save $50 on your order of $100 or more from Pattie’s Tiny Cakes. Use the coupon on your Wedding, or perhaps a fun treat for the Holidays! Just post a comment and you’ll be entered to win! Share the link on your Facebook page and you’ll be entered to win again.

Winter is arriving…

Thursday, November, 7th, 2013 at 4:50 pm by Heather Murphy

What better time is there for doing some Wintery or Christmasy engagement photos. Show the rest of the world what a beautiful place you live in, no matter what the season!!

2013 Bridal Experience Photos

Sunday, October, 20th, 2013 at 8:07 pm by Michael Murphy

This year’s Bridal Experience was amazing!!! We had a head count well over 250 people, gave away thousands in prizes, and had an amazing wedding planning night out. Here are some of the highlights we were able to capture. Thank you Grand Junction, we’re already planning next year!! Hitched In GJ Team

2012 Wedding Trends!

Thursday, February, 9th, 2012 at 1:35 am by Heather Murphy

Photo Booths WE love photo booths and so will your wedding guests!  If you can afford a photo booth in addition to (not instead of) hiring a professional photographer we suggest Lifestyle Studio Booth or 970 Photo Booth Company Birdcage Veils Fashion forward brides are skipping the cathedral length wedding veils and going with a vintage looking birdcage veil instead.  You can find these in local bridal shops.  If you’re feeling crafty check out our birdcage [Read More...]

Hitched In GJ Visits the Cake Cottage

Sunday, November, 13th, 2011 at 1:57 am by Heather Murphy

After researching different Grand Junction bakeries online I decided to make a little field trip to The Cake Cottage. I wanted my cake related article to be as accurate as possible and let’s be honest I was hoping to get a taste of some of that yummy cake! The first thing that surprised me when I walked in to the bakery was the rich smell of coffee combined with the homey smells of cakes and [Read More...]