Our blog has been neglected for a little while as we are still in the thick of wedding season (along with some corporate events and regular party planning)! We have been blessed with amazing couples with such loving families -and couples from all over the country this year!
Below are a few weddings we took some photos of. Thank you to all the wonderful families who invited us to be part of their Big Day!
Ethan & Callie
Joel & Sally
Event Planners: My Big Day
Ceremony/Reception: Private Residence
DJ: DJ Connection
Event Rentals: RC Events
Bartenders: Cocktail Caravan
Shuttles: NoCo Party Bus
Flowers: Wild Posies
Tyler & Lindsay
Our friend, Sharon Glassman has a fun announcement we wanted to share! A great gift idea for many special occasions in your life!
Songwriting designer Sharon Glassman from Smile Songs is releasing the brand new Love + Kindness collection, and each product will be individually made by the designer herself.
The Love + Kindness collection will be released on August 21, 2018. Smile Songs is known for helping caring women express their love and admiration for those special people in their lives. Now, Sharon Glassman has created an entire product line of her favorite and most popular printable “art that sings.” Users scan a QR code on the art with their smart phone to hear the song play, adding an interactive gift of experience. The collection will be exclusively sold on the website Smile Songs where the limited products are scheduled to sell out by season’s end.
Sharon’s feel-good acoustic songs and designs help women who value genuine emotion feel they’re hearing their most positive thoughts aloud. Several products come in Ultra-Violet and Meadowlark Yellow to capitalize on today’s trends.
Some Smile Songs products are instant downloads, which means busy women can give a meaningful gift quickly. Her collection also includes singing stickers to let caring women give gifts of happiness at work, home, school and more. Each print has its own name and positive emotion.
A few examples: • Thanks for Being You personalized story (appreciation) • Custom Song (love and romance) • You’re Beautiful with a Y-O-U (inspiration) • Fun Friends (admiration) • Personalized Certificate of Bravery (support)
Love + Kindness ranges in price from $25 for a re-usable, printable sheet of singing stickers to $450 and up for a custom love song written, recorded and delivered on mp3 and singing art print. Sharon Glassman is excited to welcome her fans to the new collection they’ve been requesting.
Link to Smile Songs: https://smilesongs.com/
Our 2018 Valentine's Day Group Wedding was quite a success! We had SO MANY lovely couples who are SO IN LOVE join us to get married or renew their wedding vows.
There were many beautiful stories of love, families, and commitment. A few of them can be seen here:
Video provided by the Fort Collins Coloradoan: LINK
Photos provided by K99: LINK
Stories & Photos provided by the Loveland Reporter Herald: LINK
Photos provided by the Fort Collins Coloradoan: LINK
All of the photos we have from the 2018 Valentine's Day Group Wedding can be seen on the Valentine's Day in Loveland website: LINK
Thank you to all who supported the 2018 Group Wedding in the Sweetheart City, Loveland CO.
We hope to see you in 2019!
Check out the event details here: http://www.valentinesdayinloveland.com/
This event is based in Loveland, CO but serves all of Colorado and surrounding states. While the majority of our guests come from Northern Colorado and Denver, we have had wedding couples join us from NE, WY, MS, and MO! Celebrate Valentine's Day in the most unique way with us!
By now our regular event attendees know that we love to throw a party. We LOVE a theme, and we thoroughly enjoy the holidays! We've been hosting New Year's Eve parties for years (and other holiday parties too). This year we are thrilled to be working with the newly renovated Fort Collins Hilton!
Our 2017 NYE Theme: "Midnight Ball" We love the feel of a dark room, starry accents, sexy cocktails perfect mix of music to span all interests, and great photo ops!
Ring in 2018 with us in Fort Collins, and enjoy a fun night that you'll be talking about for years!
Regular Tickets: $75 each
At the Door (if still available) $80 each
Tickets for childcare includes an additional $35 charge per child (5 hours - total service)
Childcare MUST be booked by 12/29/17. SPACE IS LIMITED
*Guests MUST check in by 10pm *Attendees must be over 21. *We ID at the door and the bar.
New Year's Eve in Northern Colorado - Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley, Windsor, Timnath, Berthoud, Estes Park, Longmont
We LOVE love here at My Big Day and we LOVE everything about weddings. Often when interviewing couples we ask them to describe their vision for the day and what they are most looking forward to. Most everyone wants their day to be original, unique, and memorable!
We've worked with a gal who can give couples that original and memorable element you are looking for on your Big Day.
Meet our friend, Sharon Glassman!
Colorado weddings are beautifully unique. My name is Sharon Glassman. I create custom wedding songs that celebrate your Big Day in a uniquely personal way.
My happy, original love songs have a Colorado acoustic sound that pairs beautifully with the setting and your special wedding day.
I call my songs Smile Songs because the music, lyrics and mood of each song makes folks smile. (And cry happy tears sometimes, too.)
Here’s how I create your custom wedding song:
1 We chat in a friendly, easy way, about your life, your love story, your wedding plans. Your dreams. Anything you’d like to share and celebrate! How you met, where you got engaged. Your dog’s name. Favorite pizza. Mountain. Or flower. Sentimental is great. Serious rocks. Silly’s great, too. It’s all about you.
2 Next? I write an original acoustic song that celebrates moments. Words. Images you’re shared.
Instrumentation can be pure and simple as me and my guitar. I can also add mandolin, fiddle, bass and harmony vocals.
3 Then: I record your song for you and deliver it as a high quality mp3. You can add it to your DJs set list. Play it during your wedding ceremony. Or first dance.
I also design personalized Smile Songs wedding song posters and art print. They play your song when you scan the QR code in the design! Great event artwork and to enjoy at home.
Here are some of my love songs and singing poster designs. I’d love to work with you to create a unique, custom wedding song that sings to your heart and ears.
Listen to a sample:
Here’s how you can contact Sharon:
*Sharon Glassman is an award-winning Colorado songwriter who creates custom wedding songs and personalized singing art prints. http://smilesongs.com
Contact My Big Day
"Dream Big, Live Big. For Life's Events!"
Original Ideas, superior strategies, your own private party planner.
~Event Planning, Coordination & Management~
My Big Day llc
Phone: 970-613-1455 or 303-886-3068
Located in Loveland, CO
As event planners, we serve the entire Front Range; Southern Wyoming, the CO Mountains, and Northern Colorado: Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley, Windsor, Berthoud, Estes Park, Lyons, Longmont, Boulder, Wellington, Johnstown, Evans, Severance, Timnath, Mead, Frederick, Firestone, Milliken
We love lists! And we LOVE events! We know how helpful it is to find a long listing of all the goings on in our community. Below is our active list of all the events you don't want to miss in November and December 2017 in Northern Colorado. We'll continue to update as we hear of new events!
If you have one to add, just email us!
Dec. 5th - Town of Timnath Tree Lighting Ceremony
The event takes place from 5:30pm-7:30pm, on Main Street in Timnath
Dec. 13-16 - Berthoud Snowfest
Berthoud SNOWFEST is a winter festival as well as the sanctioned Colorado State Snow Sculpting Competition held in Berthoud, Colorado on 7th Street (west side of Fickel Park).
Clayton and Grace chose My Big Day to help them execute their romantic destination wedding at the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park.
The bride and groom chose an indoor ceremony, with picture windows that looked out at the breathtaking Colorado Mountains.
All of the little details were hand-picked by Clayton and Grace. Everything had a hidden meaning, or sentimental tie!
We loved every moment with this sweet Kansas City couple!
Thank you for trusting us with your BIG DAY!
from our friends at the Loveland Fire & Ice Festival....
Warm Weather, Vandalism Trigger Transition from Snow Sculpting to Ice Sculpting at Loveland Fire and Ice Festival Feb. 13 and 14
In snow sculpting, they say that Mother Nature is the fourth teammate. Following days of 60+ degree weather, more warmth in the forecast and this weekend’s vandalism of produced snow and the snow making machine, the Loveland Fire and Ice Festival has had to alter its snow sculpting competition. Today, after consulting with participating snow sculpting teams, the event will instead feature an ice sculpting competition.
Despite the unseasonably warm weather, the Loveland Fire & Ice team has been working to create snow in preparation for the competition. The team was working on several contingency plans to ensure the competition had snow; however, the entire state of Colorado is feeling the impact of reduced snow and moisture.
We have been keeping an eye on the weather forecast while we have been working to make our own snow for the event and have been collaborating with some of our partners and contacts around the state to find alternative options to meet the needs of the competition,” said Nate Webb, owner of Blazen Illuminations and Loveland Fire and Ice event organizer. “Unfortunately, our snow pile and our snow machine at Fairgrounds Park were vandalized over the weekend, reducing the amount of snow that we have locally. The snow machine is currently inoperable, meaning we no longer have the capability of making snow locally. Even the high country is struggling to keep its snow count and that eliminates our Plan B. We have been working hard to ensure that our snow sculpting competition has the resources that it needs;however, with less than three days until the competition was set to start, we needed to take action.”
The Loveland Fire and Ice Festival snow sculpting competition will become an ice sculpting competition in 2015. Participating snow sculpting teams have been contacted and as of today, six teams will be participating, including the 2014snow sculpting champions, team Snice from Breckenridge and the 2014 snow sculpting People’s Choice Award winner, the Snow Fuddz. Ted Struckman with Struckman Sculpture Ice is providing 60 blocks of ice at 18” x 30” x 10”, the standard ice sculpting competition size. Instead of sculpting one 8’ x 8’ block of snow, each team will now have up to six blocks of ice to sculpt. Webb estimates that there should still be enough snow to pack 2-4 blocks during the snow stomping party on Wed. Feb. 11, but there isn’t enough to fill all blocks to keep the snow sculpting competition intact. The ice blocks will arrive Friday morning and that will be when ice sculpting teams can start to work.
Despite the changes with the snow sculpting competition, all other aspects of the Loveland Fire & Ice Festival remain the same.
Presented by Visit Loveland Colorado and Blazen Illuminations, the Loveland Fire & Ice Festival is a family-friendly event featuring a live show-stopping light show musical spectacular that will transform 4thStreet in downtown Loveland with lighting projections, illuminations and fireworks accompanied by snow and ice sculptures, a Snow Vehicle Car Show, live,free music and more. Programming kicks of at 3 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday, with the light show musical spectacular at 6:15 and 9 p.m. each evening.
“Loveland is known as the nation’s Sweetheart City and is the perfect place to host an unforgettable and uniqueValentine’s Day celebration,” said Webb. “We wanted to bring an event to Loveland that ties in with the city’s focus on Valentine’s Day, art and community, and one that is exciting and fun for the entire family. The festival was inspired by Disneyland’s Main Street USA light and fireworks show and Montréal En Lumière, making it a great way to celebrate the holiday.”
Buildings along 4thStreet in downtown Loveland will be illuminated with Valentine-themed red and white lights and designs. The light show musical spectacular will feature the lights dancing to live music and accompanied by a festive fireworks display. In addition to the special effects, lighting, fireworks and ice sculpting competition, attendees can experience:
· Live, free music and performances throughout the event
· Snow Vehicle Car Show with a collection of vintage and new snow machines and vehicles on display
· Romantic carriage rides along 4thStreet
· Hot chocolate and S’more stations for families
· Local Loveland food and artisan vendors and more.
Loveland’s Fire & Ice Festival brings Colorado’s best talent together to produce a show stopping light show and special effects display. Blazen Illuminations has been a major player in many Colorado productions including the Denver City and County building Christmas display,and developing Civic Center Conservancy’s concept for Denver’s Independence Eve lighting and firework display. Blazen has partnered with Angel Light Pyrotechnics for the event. Angel Light provides fireworks and special effects displays around Colorado including the nationally recognized Fourth of July show for the city of Loveland, Independence Eve for the city of Denver, and the Larimer County Fair.
In addition, the festival will showcase the many talents and products of local downtown businesses as vendors for event attendees coming to Loveland from other areas of Colorado and beyond.
The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at LovelandFireAndIce.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“My Big Date,” a Valentine’s Day getaway in Loveland, Colorado
Loveland, Colorado January 2, 2015– It’s been the sweetheart city since 1877, and now there is a great reason to make Loveland, Colorado your destination this Valentine’s Day. Three Loveland-based, female owned businesses have created My Big Date, a tasty escape to the Sweetheart City.
“Loveland has been a destination for art lovers for many years, but we want people to realize that the town is the perfect Valentine’s Day destination,” said Christine Kovacs Forster, founder of My Big Day Events, LLC, an event planning company in Loveland.
Last year, Ms. Forster, Mechelle Martz-Mayfield, owner of NOCO Short Bus Tours, LLC, a brewery tour service, and Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, founder of HeidiTown.com, the place for Colorado festival and travel stories, came together to create My Big Date.
There are two packages available this year, and space is limited.
The Brunch & Brew package is available on February 14 and 15, 2014. This package includes a coffee tasting at Loco Artisan Coffeehouse, a beer and brunch pairing at Loveland Aleworks and a beer tasting paired with B. Sweet Cupcakes at Crow Hop Brewing Transportation between venues will be provided by NOCO Short Bus Tours, LLC.
The second package is a Brewery & Spirits Tour available on February 14, 2014, only. This includes a tour and tasting at Spring 44 Distillery, a tasting flight at Crow Hop Brewing, a tasting flight at Loveland Aleworks and a stop at B. Sweet Cupcakes for a treat. Transportation between venues will be provided by NOCO Short Bus Tours, LLC.
Both packages include time for guests to stroll through Loveland’s Fire & Ice winter festival that takes place annually in downtown Loveland over Valentine’s Day weekend.
“My Big Date is a great way to introduce people to Loveland,” said Martz-Mayfield. “It’s an introduction to our active brewery scene, our distillery scene and an opportunity to show off downtown.”
All 42 participants will receive a gift bag filled with Loveland swag, such as coupons, beer tokens, chocolate and more. In addition, each couple will also receive the book entitled, “14 Days of Foreplay,” by marriage and family therapist, Monica L. Lieser.
“My hope is that these two packages will entice people across the Front Range to come experience Loveland this Valentine’s Day. I believe that once they discover what Loveland has to offer, they’ll make future outings here,” said Kerr-Schlaefer.
“I want My Big Date to put Loveland on the map as a destination town,” she added.
My Big Date is brought to you by My Big Day, LLC, NOCO Short Bus Tours, LLC and HeidiTown.com, and has been endorsed by Visit Loveland. For more information on the subject matter of the press release call Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer at (970) 213-2354, email TheMayor@HeidiTown.com or go to ValentinesDayInLoveland.com
It seems all of Colorado is buzzing over the Bootlegger's Ball! We have guests coming from Denver, Longmont, Berthoud, Boulder, Loveland, Fort Collins, Timnath, Westminster, Greeley, Cheyenne, Thornton, Windsor - and the mountains!
We promise not to disappoint!
Here are some updates from your planning team:
Don't forget about the decadent dinner being offered at the Embassy Suites' Rocky River Bar & Grill! This special menu is available New Years Eve ONLY!
Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 970-593-6200 and asking for “RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS”.
Thank you for celebrating with us!
Let's put 2014 to rest and celebrate 2015 in style!
My Big Day Events
Christine Kovacs Forster, Owner/ Party Planner
Phone: 970-613-1455 or 303-886-3068
Located in Loveland, CO
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