Discover the Benefits of Aloe-Based Skin Care!

Saturday, May, 18th, 2019 at 1:00 pm by Heather Murphy

Discover how you can live life beautifully with these incredible products, or by becoming a skin care specialist. 

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...]

Wedding Vendors in Grand Junction CO

Who’s Paying for Your Wedding?

Tuesday, January, 10th, 2017 at 8:49 am by Heather Murphy

We now live in a day where these things are not as clear as they used to be…dowry’s are a thing of the past (and good riddance!) So how do you ask your family if they will/can pitch in for your Big Day? Some family’s plan for this and are forthcoming with what they will provide. When I got married my family handed me an amount of cash to do whatever I wanted with, whether [Read More...]

Getting the Most Out of your Bridal Experience

Wednesday, October, 7th, 2015 at 2:30 pm by Heather Murphy

4th Annual Hitched In GJ Bridal Experience Recently engaged, or know someone who is? Once the initial excitement wears off you will shortly realize that planning your wedding is no easy task to undertake. Venues, photographers, florists, caterers, bakeries, DJ’s, day of coordinators, invitations, wedding favors…it’s exhausting, and we’ve barely scraped the surface! What about finding your perfect dress? Attending a wedding expo is the best bet for the bride, groom, bridesmaids or moms for [Read More...]

Bridal Beauty Tips

Tuesday, July, 28th, 2015 at 12:13 pm by Heather Murphy

WATER As grandma always said, “Are you drinking enough water?!” Drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day will not only make you more beautiful, but have more energy and help flush out all those yucky toxins caused by pre-wedding stress. HAIR Start getting deep conditioning treatments and regular haircuts. Keep a little folder with hairstyle ideas to show your stylist when you go for a consultation.  IF you really want your hair to look gorgeous [Read More...]

Tips on Tipping!

Sunday, March, 15th, 2015 at 1:31 am by Heather Murphy

Let’s be honest, service is key when deciding on how much to tip. When you go to a restaurant standard tip is 15%, and 18% for 6+ people (which is often added to the bill). My husband and I like to tip a little higher so standard for us is 18%-20%, if the service is bad we keep it at 15%. Remember that servers often work for less than minimum wage and have to split [Read More...]

Budgeting for the Big Day – Wedding Budget

Wednesday, March, 11th, 2015 at 2:02 am by Heather Murphy

For some people budgeting may seem like a task too hard to undertake, for others a lifestyle change they are unwilling to make, but the simple fact of the matter is when you are planning a wedding the budget is a must. Unless of course money is no object in which I think you have stumbled upon the wrong article and you were probably looking for the article about releasing jewel encrusted doves at your [Read More...]

Wedding Day Traditions & Superstitions

Wednesday, March, 4th, 2015 at 1:49 am by Heather Murphy

We’ve all heard the “Something borrowed, something blue, something old, something new” rhyme and we all know that the groom shouldn’t see the bride before they are at the altar. What about tossing rice at the newly married bride and groom or even having a flower girl; we’ve all heard it, we all do it, and we all love it. But where did these traditions come from and what do they mean for the outcome [Read More...]

Non Traditional Bachelorette Party Ideas

Friday, February, 27th, 2015 at 1:40 am by Heather Murphy

10 Ideas for Your Non-Traditional Bachelorette Party Tour the wineries with your girlfriends Grand Junction has SO many amazing wineries that you may be feeling a little tipsy after the first few stops. Make sure and play it safe by arranging transportation ahead of time. Absolute Prestige Limousine Service offers bachelorette wine tours! Wine tasting at home! Can’t afford a limo for your bachelorette party? No worries! Invite 6-16 people (have more, give them a [Read More...]

Gifts & Gift Registry

Tuesday, February, 24th, 2015 at 1:32 am by Heather Murphy

Ahhh, the Gift Registry…an exciting time for you and your husband to be (yes, he should be involved!), to imagine your home with all new stuff in it! How fun! But before you get ahead of yourselves here are a few tips to starting your registry out right. Register Early! Right after you have announced your engagement you should begin registering. That way if you have an engagement party and/or bridal shower you will be [Read More...]

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...]

Maine to GJ

Wednesday, July, 2nd, 2014 at 4:38 pm by Heather Murphy

My husband and I got hitched in an apple orchard in Maine before moving to Grand Junction. We had planned for our big day for 8 months beginning soon after the romantic mountain top proposal. There were moments when 8 months seemed to be 8 years, and other days where the 8 months was feeling like 8 weeks! We lightened the burden of immense planning by splitting up the tasks (yes I know I’m a [Read More...]

DJ Ryan Griz

Wedding Entertainment is Key

Thursday, February, 13th, 2014 at 4:41 pm by Heather Murphy

They say that any wedding with “down” time can bore your guests… …and have people wondering when you’re going to just cut the darn cake so they can leave! Our DJ was awesome, and kept us on point the entire time, keeping things moving pretty quickly.  He was the one whispering that it was time to move onto the next table and to report straight to the food and directly back to our table-without any [Read More...]

Controlling Your Inner Bridezilla

Tuesday, February, 4th, 2014 at 9:05 am by Heather Murphy

As a little girl you dreamed of wearing a beautiful wedding gown and marrying the perfect man (hopefully a prince). All of your life you’ve waited to find that person that really understands you and loves you even though you’re weird. It’s ok because he’s weird too! Now that you’ve snagged your soul mate it’s time to start planning your wedding. In the early stages of planning all you think about is trying on dresses, ‘cuz [Read More...]

Wedding Dirt

Sunday, February, 2nd, 2014 at 3:10 pm by Heather Murphy

  Code name: Savvy Little Bride Age: 26 Born: Laramie, WY Met Fiancé: Through a mutual friend Bride works: Self Employed Groom works: Operations manager for an oil and gas company Children: Boy, 4 years old The Dirt Venue: Adobe Creek Golf Course, Cost: around $1,100.00 included tables and chairs for inside. Plus a $150 deposit. Ball gown from David’s Bridal, Cost: $795. The bride only tried on 3 other dresses. Alterations: David’s Bridal, Cost: $1,400, $20 a snap in the train. *Note from [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...]

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