A New Kind of Wedding Video: Denver, Colorado

  Like all things, weddings and the services associated with them evolve and change with time.  In all of our services, we strive for professionalism, high quality, and a helpful attitude to form the core of what we do.  You can ask any planner or wedding professional: when the people working a wedding all adopt those principles it becomes an incredibly fun and smooth night for everyone involved.  But secondary to those core principles is the uniqueness of the service and the talent of the individual vendor.  These are the qualities that differentiate the true professionals from one another.  These differences show in wedding videography more than any other field of wedding service.  The range of wedding videos is large; from a basic straight capture of the events of the night to all kinds of unique artistic edits of your Colorado wedding.  We've found our own wedding video niche in a narrative based style of editing; the spoken word of a "narrator" combined harmoniously with film from your day and a beautiful music track.  We feel that this creates the most meaningful, beautiful, and emotional wedding film possible, allowing you to truly relive all of the commitments, celebrations, and love from the night any time you like for the rest of your life.  Here's a great example of this style of editing:

Film Created by Ben

  In addition to this cinematic film, you will receive a basic edit of your full ceremony and toasts with our Colorado wedding videography service so that you have all of the meaningful words from the evening to look back on as you like.

Kindest Regards,

Shaun Piazza

Professional Wedding DJ and Founder of Colorado Wedding Productions

Spring Time Adventure Weddings and Elopements in Colorado

An Allenspark photo by Amber

An Allenspark photo by Amber

  Spring is officially here and Colorado looks beautiful!  This is the most popular time for Elopements and Adventure Weddings and we couldn't be happier about all of the beautiful ceremonies and experiences we are getting to help create and photograph.  We are very excited to further our expertise with these unique weddings, and have spent a lot of time rambling around the wilderness looking for new locations to host them.  I want to use this blog to unveil two new locations providing two unique experiences that we can't wait to include in our Colorado Elopement and Adventure Wedding Services!

Allenspark: National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park

Photos below taken by Mary

  Allenspark is an ideal spot for seclusion and natural Rocky Mountain beauty.  The location we use borders Rocky Mountain National Park but is far enough removed from any major roads (it's a few miles back on a dirt road) to allow for the complete absence of other tourists.  If you see anyone at all it will be a camper enjoying the many dispersed campsites in the area.  We would drive back together, then take a 1/4 - 1/2 mile hike up a steep rock outcropping that would provide complete seclusion.  Standing witness in the background are two of Colorado's iconic big mountains, Longs Peak at 14,259' and Mt. Meeker at 13,911' of elevation.  Most spring days are 70 degrees, sunny, and calm with the big mountains showing snow covered caps, creating an epic skyline (they keep their snow until late summer).  The location is open nearly year round depending on how severe of a winter we have had.  It's feasible to shoot for a date as late as November or as early as March (or even late February) with the safest times being April through early October.  The earlier in the spring or later in the fall you are the higher the chance for wind, rain, or snow.

 

Boulder / Gold Hill: National Forest

(Note: the images below are unpolished cell phone images.  A full edited gallery from us would look much better and show the surrounding snow covered Indian Peaks more clearly)

  A short 30 minute drive west from Boulder,  you travel through a unique fully functional old mining town, enter onto some dirt county roads surrounded by a young aspen grove, and finally take an easy 1/4 mile hike to a secluded overlook with 360 degree views.  The surrounding Indian Peaks aren't quite as high as Longs and Meeker but they are still grand and fill the skyline with snowy mountain tops.  The whole area is tied together by miles and miles of Jeep roads, and if you want an off road adventure wedding we can spend time driving around, allowing you to explore the wilderness and find the spot you like best for your wedding ceremony while having lots of fun in a Jeep!

  If you are interested in having a Colorado Adventure Wedding or Elopement we are excited to make it happen.  These are two great locations but we have more on our mind and are open to any ideas you may have, even if it involves big hikes or other challenges.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Regards,

Shaun Piazza

Professional Wedding DJ and Founder of Colorado Wedding Productions

The Power of a Team Wedding: Denver, Colorado

Photo taken by Amber

Photo taken by Amber

   At the end of November 2016 we provided all three of our major services; wedding photography, videography, and DJ, for the first time for a Denver wedding.  This blog post is meant to honor that milestone and tell you about how incredible the evening turned out to be! 

  When I created this company and this webpage the first words I put down onto the server were "we are a team-oriented company."  This wasn't a polished thought or final revision, it was my brain beginning to put into words the values and feelings that had been growing there since conceptualizing Colorado Wedding Productions.  I knew that I wanted a feel of community and teamwork in a business that is often solitary for the vendors.  It's crazy when you think about it.  We provide services for a moment meant to embody and celebrate love and togetherness but we often times provide that service solo, without interacting, helping, or in some cases even remembering the names of the other vendors.  I didn't want that to be Colorado Wedding Productions.  I wanted this company to represent a better way of providing wedding services.  I began to make a very deliberate point (and still do!) of interacting with the various wedding vendors I worked with, vetting their abilities, getting a sense of who they were and what worked well for them, and forming relationships.  The hope was to be able to work often with the people I considered to be the most talented, most professional, and most helpful towards others, and slowly we gathered people together!  

  Katelyn and Jacob reached out to us early in 2016.  We spoke often through emails and arranged a time to meet.  They were quick to book our DJ service but took some time with the photography and video service.  Admittedly our company was born out of the DJ service, and so our review base and representation are much stronger in that area.  But the professionals we have providing photo and video have been about their business much longer than Colorado Wedding Productions has as a company, and soon Katelyn and Jacob were sold.  

  Fast forward to November 2016.  Me, Amber, Mary, Ben, and Lindsey all come together for the big night, and it goes flawlessly.  Not only was the wedding beautiful, filled with sincere expressions of love mixed with a wild party, but the ease and joy of being able to cover everything needed on our end to make that happen as a team was fantastic.  We trusted one another, we helped one another, and we enjoyed doing it.  The result was an excellent DJ service, a beautiful photo gallery, and a touching film.  Katelyn and Jacob were ecstatic, and wrote us one of our best reviews to date which I've included below.  If you are interested in having photo, video, and a DJ at your wedding please reach out to me.  Let me know what budget you hope to stay in and I will do my best to make it work.  There is a lot of value in us being able to work together.  Thank you for considering us.

  I've included the video and full gallery of Katelyn and Jacob's wedding below, as well as the very thoughtful review Katelyn wrote for us.

Video created by Ben.

"Brides, PLEASE READ!! We chose CWP for ALL THREE SERVICES (music, photography, videography) and we were blown away! We addressed each area of expertise individually, because they are all unique in their work and each deserve a separate acknowledgment. Music: Shaun Piazza (DJ/Master of Ceremony) We cannot emphasize enough how FANTASTIC Shaun truly is! We can easily say, our wedding wouldn’t have been the same without him. If you are looking for a DJ who is not only professional and responsible, but can read a crowd and have fun, this is your guy! He really worked with our budget, met with us whenever we wanted, confirmed all details days before the wedding to ensure our day would go perfectly, and made the day of our wedding run so smoothly and with the biggest smile on his face! He managed our entire night from start to finish! Along with being extremely organized and dedicated to our wedding, Shaun continuously checked in with us to ensure things were going the way we wanted it to! Not only were we thoroughly impressed, but our friends/family were as well! Thanks to Shaun and his unbelievable devotion to our wedding, our day was flawless! Photography: Amber and Mary We were so lucky to have these two lead photographers at our wedding! Amber is such a fun, creative, and innovative individual and we would HIGHLY RECOMMEND her! We really appreciate how she encouraged us to choose poses, backdrops, etc., but also wasn’t afraid to take charge when we weren’t sure what to do next! She made our photo-taking experience fun, quick, and efficient! Mary also did an OUTSTANDING job! She is such a kind and wonderful individual who takes beautiful photos. Mary made it easy to take “natural photos” because she blended in with our family and friends so easily. Both of these ladies were FANTASTIC and everyone who has seen our photos are tremendously impressed with their work! They took photography to an entirely new level! Along with taking “traditional” wedding photos, they took unique photos that really emphasize their extraordinary skills. If you want exceptional photographers at your wedding, please consider Amber and Mary! Videography: Ben and Lindsay We are so happy we had Ben and Lindsay document our day! Ben is such a FUN individual who wasn’t afraid to get in there and start recording the moment we arrived. He brought with him this unbelievable camera that moved in every direction, which made for some great footage! The recording was very smooth and his creative mind just wouldn’t stop! I can honestly say, he is the most talented videographer we have ever met! Lindsay, our second videographer, was AMAZING! She was such a pleasure to work with and blended into our day so nicely! She has her own unique take on videography, which we loved! Collectively, they created one incredible video in the end that my husband and I were speechless! We were so lucky to have this incredible duo at our wedding and would recommend them to anyone! Weddings can be stressful, but thanks to CWP, our day was stress-free and absolutely incredible! We would highly recommend any of these professionals, especially all of them together because they work so well as a team! It didn’t feel like they were there for a job, but rather to be a part of our day and make it as wonderful as possible! Please consider CWP for your wedding! They are the reason our day was so perfect and why our family and friends called it “one of the best weddings they have ever been to!”     -Katelyn and Jacob, The Barn at Raccoon Creek, November 2016

Regards,

Shaun Piazza

Professional Wedding DJ and Founder of Colorado Wedding Productions

 

DJ Training Sessions

The kind of moments we try to create and capture at every wedding!  Photograph by Amber.

The kind of moments we try to create and capture at every wedding!  Photograph by Amber.

  When it comes to DJing all of us at Colorado Wedding Productions have different ability level, background experience, and strong points in our service.  But in an effort to be the best we can we hold training sessions about once a month lead by our master mix artist Jesse Summers.  This helps us develop our friendships with one another, talk about new dance tracks and wedding stories, and become better mix artists and all around wedding DJs.  By the end of the night other friends have joined and it's turned into a dance party!  It's a great time with lots of benefits all around.  The vast majority of vendor service bookings for the 2017 summer of weddings in Denver will happen in the first three months of the year.  If you have any questions or need advice, I'm here to help!

Kindest Regards,

Shaun Piazza

Professional Wedding DJ and Founder of Colorado Wedding Productions

Married in the Mountains; The Uniqueness of a Colorado Wedding in your Invitations!

Photo taken by Mary

Photo taken by Mary

  Colorado is a very special state, and the people who live here know it and wholly embrace the outdoor mountain mentality.  Couples who choose to celebrate their commitment to one another with a wedding ceremony in the Mountains (whether you live in Colorado or not!) seek out that feel, that grand mountain landscape, that connection with nature which Denver, Boulder, and the Colorado Mountains offer in their own unique way.  

  Being a wedding professional in Boulder means that we also seek out and love to include the mountain feel and natural connection in the weddings we work with.  It mixes our passions and work life seamlessly.  In this profession, we interact with many other vendors who cater to Colorado Mountain Weddings, and we tend to connect and respect each other's work whether it be photography, videography, officiants, decorations, or in this case invites.  I am writing this blog to link an invite specialist company that will customize and cater to a mountain feel on save the dates and invitations.  It is an online based platform called Basic Invite which allows full customization and uploading of photos for card backdrops.  They come out beautifully!  If you want to include the mountain feel in your save the dates and invitations check out Basic Invite.  I've linked two fantastic examples below.

-Mountain Example

-Forest Example

Kindest Regards,

Shaun Piazza

Professional Wedding DJ and Founder of Colorado Wedding Productions

Winter Is Here! When Will It Be Spring?!?!

Photo taken by Amber

Photo taken by Amber

  Fall has officially passed us along with all of the beautiful fall Colorado scenes for your wedding backdrop.  But not to worry, Spring is coming and like fall it also provides an alpine skyline flushed white with snow above warm welcoming forest meadows just waking up and vibrant with new life....as long as you get the date right!  Choosing when to have a spring elopement or wedding can be difficult, and that's ok.  You select a date that fits best with you and then release any attachment from it coming out one way or the other.  There may be snow on the ground, there may not be.  It may be warm, it may be cold.  Prepare for it all and stay focused on how wonderful your wedding is going to be regardless of what the weather does!  If anything the changing weather just provides a unique and special feel to it all.  If you are going to be at a venue they will have a decent idea of what certain dates tend to look like.  But if you are having an adventure wedding or elopement it is all about what elevation you will be at.  There are many locations around Denver and Boulder that provide the mountainous spring feel and backdrop. The picture attached to this blog was taken in February at 9000 feet near Allenspark.  The day was perfect, and I would consider it lucky.  March into April is a better bet for that area/elevation.  If you want a true Denver/Boulder area adventure wedding consider the Crater Lakes in the Indian Peaks.  These sit at an elevation of around 10,500' and will still have splashes of snow in July. We're here to help with your Colorado wedding planning and date selection, just reach out. 

Kindest Regards,

Shaun Piazza

Professional Wedding DJ and Founder of Colorado Wedding Productions

The Origins of and New Idea for the Bouquet Toss

  I love when I get to write about some aspect of a wedding that is incredibly romantic and makes you feel more sincere, more in touch, and more in love with your Colorado wedding.  Unfortunately, this post doesn't start that way!  Hopefully by the end you will leave with that feeling.  

  Bride's have been carrying flower bouquet's during their wedding for a long long time.  It started out as being a way to mask the smell of the Bride in a time when people bathed much less frequently.  Very romantic right?  But Brides have always been considered extremely lucky on the day of their wedding, and that belief led to a tradition of guests trying to tear a small piece from the Bride's dress to obtain some of their good fortune.  Soon that tradition transformed into the Bride sharing her love and luck willingly by giving the bouquet to her guests, the Bouquet toss!  

  Ok, we're getting closer.

  This weekend I have the great fortune of being the DJ and Master of Ceremony for a couple up at The Farmette in Lyons Colorado.  This couple is all about making sure every event they are including in their celebration has a meaning and is not just tradition.  When it comes time to toss the bouquet the Bride will be sharing her love and fortune with her female guests, and she wants to share it with all of them!  She's had her florist create what I like to call the shotgun bouquet (I think it's properly called a break away bouquet, but shotgun gets the point across well).  The idea is simple, yet very meaningful.  I will give a brief backstory on the reason of the bouquet before asking all woman (not just the single ones) to come join the Bride.  When she throws the bouquet it is meant to break apart so that everyone might get a piece of that love a luck.  It avoids any sort of targeting of the single woman and has a very positive message.  Maybe something to consider for your wedding?

 

Photo taken by Mary

Photo taken by Mary

Kindest Regards,

Shaun Piazza

Professional Wedding DJ and Founder of Colorado Wedding Productions

The Beauty of a Colorado Country Wedding

  One of the highlights of being married in Colorado is that we have some of the best rustic and back country venues in the nation!  This blog is a short one meant to acknowledge some of these beautiful venues which we have been fortunate enough establish a relationship with.  If you are looking for a rustic style wedding with fantastic views check out these venues:

Kindest Regards,

Shaun Piazza

Professional Wedding DJ and Founder of Colorado Wedding Productions

When to Expect Vendor Contact

  Planning a Colorado wedding has thousands of moving pieces and everyone goes through them a little differently.  Being a vendor working weddings in the Denver and Boulder area means that we are a small part of that planning for lots of weddings.  We have a company policy of making sure both myself (Shaun) and your vendor are available to you for phone and email communication and if needed face to face meetings from when you book us all the way up to the day of your wedding.  This is the same for our photographers, DJs, videographers, and officiants.  You are always welcome to reach out to us with questions, but you should not expect your vendor to initiate a conversation until the Monday before your wedding.  Most vendors have at least one wedding every weekend so focusing in on a wedding that's more than a week away can get confusing.  Following the "Monday Before" guideline also adds some routine to how we work with each wedding and allows lots of time for you to finalize your plan for the night and turn in the planning form to your vendor.  And of course, we respect that your Denver wedding may be different and require a different approach.  If this is the case, just let us know and we will be happy to work with you.

Kindest Regards,

Shaun Piazza

Professional Wedding DJ and Founder of Colorado Wedding Productions

Day Of: When To Have Your Photographer Begin

  Almost all Denver area wedding photographers work on some sort of time frame, and additional hours can be pricey.  Knowing when to have your photographer start and stop on the day of your wedding is important!  Your wedding day pictures should lay out like a beautiful story reminding you for years to come of all of the little moments your mind was too preoccupied to appreciate at the time and allowing you to revisit the emotion from each part of the day.  Typically this means starting with the bride's preparations.  If you have access to the venue or someplace close by having your hair and makeup done on location can limit the amount of time the photographer spends traveling between places and maximizes the number of photos they will take.  When you reach the end of the night most dancing looks the same (unless you know there will be some crazy candid moments as the night goes on!), so having the photographer leave a little while after the formal dancing is over is usually just fine.  And remember, if you want the grooms and groomsmen captured during their time before the wedding you will need to enlist a secondary photographer.  This is a person who your primary photographer trusts and selects to join them during your wedding to capture everything they might miss.  The cost is much less than the primary photographer, and at the end of the night the secondary photographer will turn all of their images over to your main photographer so that the editing style on your finished gallery is consistent and professional.  Have a wonderful wedding!

Kindest Regards,

Shaun Piazza

Professional Wedding DJ and Founder of Colorado Wedding Productions

The Master of Ceremony Role

  In hundreds of meetings about our Colorado wedding DJ service with brides and grooms to be I have asked couples if there was anything they wanted to make sure we did at their wedding or anything they wanted to make sure we did not do.  The theme of the answer to these questions almost always has to do with the Master of Ceremony role.  This role is all about leading the night forward in a timely manner without stressing, pushing too hard, or leaving anyone out.  It requires awareness and communication, and while it happens more in the background than the DJ role we consider it a major part of what it means to be a wedding DJ.  Our Colorado Wedding Production DJ team speaks about it often and we are always trying to improve how we interact as the Master of Ceremony.  A DJ who does not fulfill the Master of Ceremony role well is the most common horror story about wedding DJs, and on the flip side an MC who does a great job is the most common compliment given to a DJ by other wedding professionals.  We strive to be on the side receiving praise for how well we work with others and how well we manage the night.

  Your Colorado Wedding Productions DJ will speak with each of the other vendors involved often throughout the evening to make sure everyone is on the same time frame and prepared for the next event.  Often times the photographer needs to reload some flash batteries before your first dance or needs a drink of water before the grand entrance because they've been running all over the place!  We make a point of knowing this and wait for everyone to be prepared while maintaining the atmosphere with our music selection.  Your DJ will also speak with you and your partner occasionally throughout the night to see how you are feeling and if you are ready for the next event.  They will facilitate if you need some time to take a breather, bustle a dress, speak with family, or take a shot with close friends.  We are there to make the night as enjoyable as possible, and will be engaged and aware at all times.  And if we see something that needs to be done outside of our standard job, we'll cover that too.  We've been known to help set up chairs, tear down tables to open a dance floor, and even carry grandma's plate down the buffet line.  It's the nature of weddings, and we are there to help.

Kindest Regards,

Shaun Piazza

Professional Wedding DJ and Founder of Colorado Wedding Productions

The Meaning of Life; February Elopement Wedding in the Rockies

  On rare occasions, we are blessed with the opportunity to be in a certain place, at a certain time, with certain people, and everything is perfect.  To be able to celebrate your love for your partner and be married to them in just such a moment transcends any definition of words.  These are the moments we live for, the moments that give our life meaning.  Courtney and Blaine's life seems to be filled with these moments.  While driving up to Allenspark with Lisa (who would soon play the role of minister for this beautiful couple) she told me some of the stories Courtney and Blaine had shared with her to give her an understanding of who they are.  These stories were filled with laughter and joy, and so permeated with the love that they share for each other that I could not help but smile the whole trip.  That's 45 minutes of nothing but smiles, thanks Courtney and Blaine!

  The latest chapter to be added to their story is a dream of a mountain wedding completely surrounded by nature (nothing man made!  They were very adamant), a fateful connection with Colorado Wedding Productions, a flight from Texas to Estes Park, and finally the culmination of that dream on a rock outcrop Blaine discovered himself with Mt. Meeker and Longs Peak standing witness.  Amber captured the day with all of her talent and passion.  Please meet Courtney and Blaine. 

The gallery above is a sample of the many photos from the day.  I hope you enjoyed Amber's talents!

Kindest Regards,

Shaun Piazza,

Professional Wedding DJ and Founder of Colorado Wedding Productions

Eloping in Colorado

  It's stress free, less expensive, intimate, beautiful, and you're already on your honey moon!  There's lots of great reasons to elope and get married in the grand Colorado Rocky Mountains.  With our talented photographers and videographers we can even capture the experience so your friends and family can still share in your ceremony.  If eloping is something you and your loved one is considering, there are a few things to keep in mind.

  The first is location!  The Colorado Rockies are expansive and there are lots of great places to be married.  However the land is divided into many different classifications each with it's own set of rules and regulations.  Most will require some type of permit to get married as well as a permit to film.  The total cost depends on the location and will be less than the cost of using a venue's ceremony site, but there will still be a cost.  Rocky Mountain National Park (the land surrounding Estes Park) is the most strict.  You can read their wedding info here: http://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/weddings.htm.   When you reach out, have a general idea of where you would like to be married.  We can suggest places in the area!  Another way to go is to use a hotel's ceremony site.  Most mountain lodges have a place designated for weddings with a beautiful mountain vista.  Using their private location means there is no need for any type of permitting and if you are having a small ceremony on a weekday (especially in winter) you are likely to get as much as %85 off their typical cost.  This brings us to the next consideration.

  Timing.  When should you have your elopement ceremony?  This is of course subject to your personal plans, but having little to no guests means that you will likely have more freedom to move your date around.  This gives you a lot of power to mitigate cost as any professional connected to the wedding world will offer discounts on their services during weekdays and during winter.  If you can make both happen you're in great shape!

  Adventure Level: Maximum!  Or beginner?  Both are great, and both allow you to have a beautiful elopement ceremony.  The Colorado Wedding Productions team consists of avid sky divers, rock climbers, and backpackers.  We will follow you and marry you on any level of adventure you like.  But most elopements are not so involved or intense.  Know where your comfort level lies and don't push it...too much ;)  There are lots of beautiful hikes to remote mountain lakes, mountain summits, and hot springs in the area that you may be comfortable with in the summer but not so comfortable with in the winter.  There are also many road side vistas and great locations requiring only a mile or two of novice-intermediate hiking.  If you decide on a winter adventure, make sure you have the right gear to make the trip.

  If you have any questions, we're here to help.  Happy Eloping! 

Kindest Regards,

Shaun Piazza

Professional Wedding DJ and Founder of Colorado Wedding Productions

 

When To Book Your Wedding Professionals!?

It may sound a little crazy, but established wedding vendors in the Denver and Boulder area fill up fast!  Many couples are booking their photographers, DJs, videographers, and officiants a year or more in advance.  The most popular time to book is the end of December, January, and February before the summer of your wedding date.  And of course, Saturdays are more popular than Fridays and Sundays, which are both more popular than any weekday.  To have your pick of your wedding professionals you should try to jump the gun, opening conversations before Thanksgiving or scheduling your wedding for a Friday, Sunday, or even a weekday if you can manage it.  This will not only get you more availability, but will also get you discounted prices!

What Happens If Your Vendor Can't Make Your Wedding!?

  You've found a Photographer, DJ, Videographer, or Officiant that you are interested in and you've set up a meeting in the Denver or Boulder area.  Now what?  You've never been through this before!  You're inexperienced in planning a wedding and selecting vendors to work that wedding.  At some point during that intake meeting the vendor is sure to ask you "What questions do you have for me?"  Where couples go with their questions are all over the map, but I want to address one that is both a common question and an important one.  The question is "If something drastic happens and my vendor can no longer come to my wedding, what will Colorado Wedding Productions do?"  First, let me say that this is a rarity.  In 7 years of working with weddings we have never missed one (knock on wood).  We are personally connected with a much larger Michigan company that works several thousand weddings a year, and in 9 years of having an on call back up system in place they have only had to use it once!  So it is unlikely and takes something big (such as a serious injury or a family death) to make it happen.  That being said, it is an important question.  The ideal situation would be that we have an on call Photographer, DJ, Videographer, and Officiant for each date so that if something did happen we could quickly replace them.  This is where we are headed but unfortunately we have not reached the quantity of weddings and people involved to be able to pull it off.  Instead we rely on the community we are a part of.  We are connected on both a professional and personal level with many wedding professionals of every type of roll in Denver, Boulder, and the all of the surrounding areas.  If there was an emergency we would reach out to those people and do everything possible to get the position covered.  We would not abandon you to fend for yourself.

Kindest Regards,

Shaun Piazza

Professional Wedding DJ and Founder of Colorado Wedding Productions

Pre Christmas Eve and The Culture of Weddings

Greetings from Colorado Wedding Productions!  

  It's the night before Christmas Eve and I'm out in New York, sitting around a dining table filled with red wine, hand gestures, and laughter born from an Italian family that sees each other too infrequently.  My aunt and a family friend are both event managers at the Hilton down the street, and our conversation turns to weddings.  

  As stories fly around the table I'm realizing the differences between the Colorado and New York culture and how they are reflected in the weddings I am given the honor of being a part of.  On the east coast it's all about BIG production!  Flashy lights, over the top decor, and grand spectacle.  Colorado weddings, while still having elements of all of that, tend to be more low key and focused on the intimacy and meaning of the night.  Both types are great and leave the bride and groom with different feelings of satisfaction.  

  In the end it's not about following the culture of the place you live, but following the values that fit you and your loved one to create a night that holds the most meaning to you.  Whether you found your way to us for our wedding photography, DJ, videography, or officiant services for the Denver and Boulder area, we are here to help.  In fact it's what we love most about our work; being a part of a truly special and sincere union, and helping to create the celebration of it.

Kindest Regards,

Shaun Piazza

Professional Wedding DJ and Founder of Colorado Wedding Productions