Embassy Suites and My Big Day
“An Evening at The Embassy;
New Year’s Eve Bootlegger’s Ball”
It’s the largest New Year’s Eve party between Denver and the Canadian border! And YOU are invited!
On December 31st the Embassy Suites in Loveland will transform their ballroom into a 1920’s themed underground dance hall. Guests can expect an entertaining evening with, hors d oeuvres, DJ, dancing, special tasters of Midnight Moon moonshine, happy hour pricing all evening, signature cocktails, contests, champagne toast, discounts on hotel rooms, and optional childcare provided by Seeking Sitters (for an additional charge). Guests are encouraged to dress in 1920’s style clothing. A portion of all the event proceeds go to the Food Bank for Larimer County.
Date: December 31st, 2014
Location: Embassy Suites Loveland 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, Loveland, CO 80538
Time: 7:30pm - 12:30am
Attire: Prohibition Era (1920's-1930's style) clothing is encouraged
Accommodations: Bootlegger's Ball guests will receive an email after they purchase tickets with a discount code for hotel reservations
Tickets: EARLY BIRD SALE ends December 1st! ONLY $55
We had an amazing time at this year's annual Halloween party!
NoCo Boo's and Booze photos are up! Thank you again to Third Light Photography for capturing this fun night!
And thank you to our partners: The Mainline, Bliss Couture Design, Robert Krueger Entertainment, Partners Mentoring Youth, and Life of the Party Costume Shop!
NoCo Boo's website: CLICK HERE
Link to order photos: CLICK HERE
My Big Day Events presents our 7th annual Halloween party, "Noco Boo's and Booze!"
Spirited Halloween party people come from all over Northern Colorado!
(Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor, Greeley, Berthoud, Timnath, Longmonth, Johnstown, Evans, Estes Park, etc.)
Formally called "Massacre on Mahogany," this party has grown year after year, and has moved to a new location!
This year we've partnered with The Mainline Ale House in Old Town to host the wildest Halloween Bash in NoCo. The entire upper level is a private party just for our VIP guests!
My Big Day is offering unbelievable ticket prices & value for everything you need for a memorable night out!
The highlight of the day for us was the love between Julian & Charlotte. There were so many emotions and nerves leading up to the ceremony. Julian could not wait to see his bride!
Thank you to all the vendors who made Julian & Charlotte's
wedding a spectacular celebration of love!
Event Planners: My Big Day
Ceremony: Kiwanis Community House, Lakefront
Reception: Kiwanis Community House, Cheyenne
Flowers: Love Letters Floral
Photography: Ben Bradley Photography
Music: Jim Cox
Officiant: Maria Cox
Video: Ampersand Family
Rentals: Dan D Party Rentals
My Big Day was honored to be chosen as the planners for this stunning garden wedding. The event was hosted at the lovely home of Gary and Carol Ann Hixon of Fort Collins, near Horsetooth Reservoir. The bride and groom, Nikki & Ryder, were surrounded by loved ones who helped with all the little touches that made the day extra special.
Hosting a large event a a private home is no small feat. Not only are you bringing in decorations and rentals to a location vendors haven't been to before, but you need an XXL emergency kit available to trouble-shoot any accessories needed, should the home not be equipped with traditional supplies you would find at a venue. Luckily, My Big Day carries a large amount of supplies with us, AND the Hixons are no strangers to hosting large galas at their home. Aside from some unpreventable weather just prior to the wedding, the day want off without a hitch!
Thank you to all the vendors who made Ryder & Nikki's wedding a spectacular celebration of love!
Flowers: Florals by Rhonda
Cake: Fiona’s Deli & Bakery
DJ/MC: Robert Krueger
Photographer: BlueHaus Studios
Videographer: Forget Me Not Media
Caterer: Café Mexicali
Bartending: With a Twist LLC
MakeUp: Keegan Steele
Hair: Alysse Riccio
Rentals: Best Event Rentals
-My Big Day LLC
More Sloshball photos are posted!
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Every wedding is unique and My Big Day treats every day as such. When planning your wedding, smart brides ask for tips to pull the day off smoothly. The secret to a stress-free wedding day? Giving yourself enough time to prepare for a VERY full day!
Get the complete breakdown below to what happens on your wedding day. (in general of course)
Bride's hair: One hour, depending on the style. This gives enough time to get it right and make any tweaks or changes from the trial run.
Bride's makeup: 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the makeup style the bride selects
Bridesmaids' hair: 30 minutes per person. (depending on style)
Bridesmaids' makeup: 45 minutes per person.
The order: When your hairstylist arrives, have her start on your bridesmaids first. This way, the bride can go last so that when her photographer arrives, they catch those last-minute 'getting ready' shots, and the bride looks the freshest.
Photographer arrival time: One hour prior to formal photo time. This gives your photographer time to walk your wedding site for any last minute photo ideas, and to capture photos of the bride getting ready.
5+ Girls Requiring Hair/Make-up Styling: ask your stylist to bring an assistant to cut down on time. For makeup, add an assistant after yourself plus two.
Traveling to a Salon: Double the travel time you anticipate — better to have too much time than not enough.
Pre-ceremony photos of the bride with her family and attendants/groom with his family and attendants: Two to three minutes per shot; more if the groups are very large, and less if they are very small. "You must also consider how punctual the groups tend to be and possibly cushion the schedule to allow for unexpected delays.
First look: 15-30 minutes.
Groom and groomsmen arrive: An hour and a half before the ceremony.
Bride and bridesmaids arrive: An hour before the ceremony. We want to make sure you are hidden before your guests arrive, so they don't get an early peek at your gown! *If the bride won't be taking photos at the church or ceremony site prior to the ceremony, then she can arrive moments before walking down the aisle and wait in the limo until it's time.
Ideal ceremony length: 30 minutes. It's enough time to have meaningful readings and music to make your ceremony unique and memorable.
Receiving line: For a ceremony with 100 guests or less, this will take 12-15 minutes. With 150 guests, allow 20+ minutes. If you're expecting more than 150 guests, consider skipping the receiving line and visiting guests at their tables during dinner instead.
Maximum gap between ceremony and reception: One hour. Any more than that, and we’d recommend suggesting places for your guests to visit between the ceremony and cocktail hour.
Family photos: Two to three minutes per shot — if your family is properly organized!
Bridal party: Two to three minutes per shot.
Didn't have a first look? Allow 30 minutes post-ceremony for photos of you and your groom.
If you did have a first look, you'll still want 15-20 minutes post-ceremony for just the two of you.
*Save photos of very large groups (like classmates, coworkers, and large extended family groups) for the reception, when your DJ or band leader can make an announcement to gather everyone. You'll be able to take the photos much faster than trying to track down 50 people during the cocktail hour.
Ideal event length: Six hours. This will allow an hour for cocktails, two hours for dinner, and three hours for dancing.
First dance: This can take place immediately after the bride and groom enter the reception, following the conclusion of dinner, or right after dessert.
Father/daughter dance: Immediately following the first dance.
Mother/son dance: Immediately following the father/daughter dance. Or, sometimes, this dance is shared with the father/daughter dance.
Welcome toast: Given by the father of the bride or by the bride and groom.
Toasts: Ladies first! Start with the maid of honor, followed by the best man.
Guests invited to dance: Open up the dance floor, and get the party started!
Dessert: Two hours before the reception ends. Cake cutting, cupcakes, or whatever you have planned.
Bouquet and garter tosses: Right after the cake cutting, or about two hours before the end of the reception.
Late-night snacks: A popular trend, many couples start passing around bite-size snacks at this point to refuel guests.
Farewell: If you're doing a sparkler farewell, for example, have guests start lining up about 10 minutes before you plan to exit.
For more tips and helpful hints, or to hire My Big Day as your wedding planner -
Contact My Big Day!
Christine Kovacs Forster, Owner/ Party Planner
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; Northern Colorado, Southern Wyoming and mountain venues.
Are you obsessed with Pinterest like we are?
The My Big Day team has TONS of fun party ideas on our joint Pinterest page!
Check out and 'follow' fun boards like "Party Appetizers" "Anniversary Parties" "Girls Night" Party Invitations" "80's Party" "Retirement Party" "Movie Themed Weddings" and more!!!!
The setting was perfect for this couple's country ranch themed wedding...
Bruce and Sherry got hitched at Ellis Ranch in Loveland. My Big Day was honored to be selected as the wedding planners for this fun day!
Bruce and Sherry were surrounded with love every moment of their Big Day. From the horse drawn carriage, to the photo booth, to the wagon used as a gift table... the little touches made all the difference!
Below are all the vendors in addition to My Big Day that made this beautiful wedding possible.
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