Wedding Vendors

Highlighted Vendor – Toph Music

Tuesday, August, 13th, 2019 at 1:52 pm by Heather Murphy

Name: Christopher Briardy Company: Toph Music When did you start your business? 2018 How did you start your business? I would almost indicate I started it by accident. I’ve been playing and making music for a long time, however I was given the opportunity by two friends who knew I played guitar for fun to play music for their events, The first event was for a mortgage company and the other a non profit fundraising event. After that [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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. 🙂

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...]

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...]

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...]

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.

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!

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...]

Adventures in Waxing – Part 4

Thursday, February, 5th, 2015 at 2:07 am by Heather Murphy

Would I do it again?! ABSOLUTELY! Next time I think I will try the No Scream Cream from Wax It, on some of the more sensitive areas…shins and bikini area, and I’ll only do the French, which leaves a little to the imagination! The girls were very professional and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable the whole time and felt great for weeks afterwards! Make some time to try it out yourselves! Grab a girlfriend, ditch [Read More...]

Photography Needed

Wednesday, February, 4th, 2015 at 12:03 pm by Heather Murphy

At Hitched In GJ we try to keep it local. We’re on the hunt for this years Bridal Experience Campaign Photo. CLICK HERE If you are interested in having one of your images used for all of our Expo marketing. Submit as many photos as you would like up until February 14, 2015. We look forward to seeing what the Grand Valley’s Best have to offer.

Chipeta Solar Springs

Sunday, March, 9th, 2014 at 5:39 am by Heather Murphy

We had a great little weekend getaway at the Chipeta!

Wedding venue Road trip!!!

Saturday, February, 22nd, 2014 at 8:36 pm by Heather Murphy

We are rolling down the road towards Ridgeway to see the Chipeta Solar springs! Can’t wait! We found this neat antique shop along the way. They had tons of cool old stuff. It’s so nice to just getaway from it all. I’m definitely ready for a nice soak in the solar springs!

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.

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...]

Nail “Tips” For Your Wedding Day

Friday, November, 11th, 2011 at 1:59 am by Heather Murphy

Don’t allow yourself to be frazzled by the wedding jitters. Give yourself a break and Be-Dazzled with a relaxing pedicure. Don’t try to cram it into your agenda. Select a real get away time to relax in the pedi-spa. It’s your day-allow others to help you get it all together. Your chosen wedding  slippers may not show your toes but you and your new husband can share the beauty of your feet (You may even consider [Read More...]