I thought . . . why not do a fun video!
She chose 2 drinks based on my pallet
and I brought over my camera equipment.
We had a lot of fun filming and it was just in time for her featured Ad listing in the
2019 Bridal Playbook.
To read the FULL guide, click HERE!
The owner, Melodie Jordahl, has always been a talent,
but she received her big shot to show them off when she was hired by Brother Luck.
Melodie started Black Tie Beverages in order to give clients the option to have a top shelf bar experience at their wedding/event, while working within any budget.
Owned by a three time “Best of the Springs” award winning mixologist,
Black Tie Beverages is a Colorado native owned, locally operated mobile bartending company with the flexibility to cover any wedding or event, great or small.
Black Tie Beverages strives to be the best in every service that we offer, from planning the inventory to ensure as little waste as possible, to creating custom cocktails based off of the client’s personality and palate, and everything in between.
Tired of the “big-box” caterers and bartenders sending any old teenager
who can fill a position to your important event?
We are proud to have a difficult, rigorous hiring and training model that focuses on top rate hospitality, continued bar education, and nationally recognized safety certifications. Black Tie Beverages is the easiest way to give any event an unforgettable bar.
Try Her Signature Drinks!
Connect With Black Tie Beverages!
Hello my soon-to-be fellow Housewives!
Welcome to the second Bridal Playbook published by the Colorado Springs Housewives!
This is meant to be a guide to some of Colorado Springs finest venues and vendors from around the area - a great source for local brides or if you're just planning an event!
3 Cord Meadows
" Blue skies that seem to go on forever, rolling hills, and unspoiled views of our beautiful front range. Wildflowers, butterflies, and warm prairie breezes. Brilliant pink and orange sunsets, shooting stars, and acres of quiet country. "
Welcome to 3 Cord Meadows
" Located a short 30 minute drive east of Colorado Springs, we are close enough to enjoy the conveniences of the city, but far enough away that you can celebrate in the quiet solitude that only the plains of Colorado can offer.
Our eclectic country-chic venue is family owned and family run. You and your guests will have access to a variety of amenities that become a blank canvas for your own individual vision, but always offers vintage simplicity and beauty. Enjoy the red, metal sided building with beautiful wooden doors, an outdoor ceremony area with the most gorgeous view of Pikes Peak, a courtyard area brimming with twinkling lights, rocking chairs and wildflowers, and a hay barn that provides additional comforts while enjoying the outdoors, and a quaint, chabby chic bridal barn for time with close friends and family prior to the big party. "
3 Cord Meadows
Nana's House BBQ
" Nana's House BBQ / Nana's House Cafe is a family-owned business.
We cater, we do vending, and we do parties!
Let Nana take care of the cooking so you can relax on your special day! "
Connect With Nana's BBQ
Black Tie Beverages
" Black Tie Beverages is a Colorado native owned, locally operated mobile bartending company with the flexibility to cover any wedding or event, great or small. Owned by a three time “Best of the Springs” award winning mixologist and run by a few passionate employees, Melodie Jordahl started Black Tie Beverages in order to give clients the option to have a top shelf bar experience at their wedding/event, while working within any budget. Black Tie Beverages strives to be the best in every service that we offer, from planning the inventory to ensure as little waste as possible, to creating custom cocktails based off of the client’s personality and palate, and everything in between. Tired of the “big-box” caterers and bartenders sending any old teenager who can fill a position to your important event? We are proud to have a difficult, rigorous hiring and training model that focuses on top rate hospitality, continued bar education, and nationally recognized safety certifications. Black Tie Beverages is the easiest way to give any event an unforgettable bar. "
Connect with Black-Tie Beverages
Gohagen-Alexander Design Den
" Naka Alexander is a credentialed Fashion Designer, Personal Stylist and
founder of Gohagen-Alexander Design Den.
The company provides custom design and styling services, specializing in bridal gowns,
evening wear and attire for a wide variety of special events.
All garments are intricately designed and
constructed in Colorado by a diverse team of professionals,
with the client’s unique measurements,
style and vision.
Quality is our trademark.
Our overarching goal is to alleviate the myriad of stress factors that many brides experience. "
Borne Pro Media
" We are a premiere multimedia service in Colorado Springs that offers
photo, video, audio, print and website production.
We are affordable, fast and professional. "
Bornes Pro Media
Cynthia DeMay Photography
" With over 10 years of photography experience I find my art in wedding and portrait photography to capture emotion, romanticism and beauty. My passion is capturing special moments and creating memories that will last for generations. I truly feel honored to be a part of capturing those moments. "
Weddings By Carue
Your Vision. Your Style.
" Weddings By Carue is an all-inclusive wedding team of fun-loving, award-winning storytellers. Our wedding services take a fresh, professional approach to each wedding with unmatched artistic style, vision and creativity. Our hands-on services are available from wedding photographers, videographers to djs, photo booths and invitations. Every detail of your wedding should be seamless, and we can’t wait to be a part of it. We believe that natural, real moments with palpable emotions are the ones you’ll want to remember the most. "
Weddings By Carue
Rodan + Fields
" No matter your age, gender, skin tone or ethnicity, Rodan + Fields® products can help you to achieve healthier, younger-looking skin. As an R+F Independent Consultant, I love that I am able to help people live better in their skin and become more empowered in their lives. When my Customers ask me how they can achieve clearer, more radiant-looking skin, I tell them that the R+F secret to great-looking skin is Multi-Med Therapy®, using the right ingredients in the right formulations and applying them in the right order. From their cleansers to their sunscreens, all R+F products are specially formulated to complement each other. I have seen with my own eyes the powerful effects of these products. And I always look forward to seeing and celebrating their results. "
Color Street Nails
Let me help you with your nails with Color Street. "
- 100% real nail polish.
- Easy one step application that goes on dry with no smudges or mess.
- Base, color and top coat in each strip.
- Brilliant salon quality manicure in minutes without the high cost or time wasted.
- Easily removed with regular nail polish remover.
- Lasts up to 14 days.
- Made in the USA.
" Paparazzi accessories offer affordable, stylish & unique pieces that are all 100% lead & nickel free!
Most pieces are only $5!
Making it a great gift or the perfect way to bling out your entire wedding party!
We also offer a signature line of $25 statement pieces perfect for those looking to stun a crowd! "
Our Travel Advisers are experienced and knowledgeable. We will be your advocates from the start of your trip to the moment you arrive home. We love to help our clients plan their travel! Whether you are looking for adventure, solo or group travel, or something a little more relaxing we are here to assist in every step of the process with incredible destinations, customized itineraries and even to help when the unexpected occurs.
Our goal is to form long lasting relationships with our clients that will help you travel better. You tell us where you would like to go and we will create the exact vacation you want! "
" From the first kiss to the first dance, you've planned a future together with your new partner and now you can help protect it financially. Calling insurance companies may not feel like the most romantic activity for a newlywed couple, but it may help you save money that could help pay off the honeymoon or save for a down-payment on your new home! Our agency focuses on building relationships with our clients and treats each family independently, not giving you a one-size-fits-all policy. We take the time to discover what coverages you need to fully protect all you have worked so hard for. "
" Darcy is a Realtor proudly serving both Sellers and Buyers in the Colorado Springs and Monument areas. She can empathize with the stresses and transitions of moving. Her hard work, assertiveness, and importance of fighting for what is right for her clients is always highly valued and regarded. As a nationally awarded and respected real estate instructor, giving a simple explanation to the complexities of real estate law and terminologies is her specialty. "
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IN THE CITY
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will leave you
DYEING to try them . . .
From beats to turmeric, there are all sorts of food items you could scrounge up in your kitchen that can dye those eggs and is the safest for kids (or anyone) to handle!
After boiling the eggs, set aside, cool in the fridge. Then pour the hot water from the pot into the separated smaller bowls and let sit soaking over night. The hot water will extract the color over night and be ready to dye on Easter day!
This is a great, basic list of common veggies that can be used to make
all-natural egg dyes!
Want to add some more flare?
Try some of these plant print patterns!
Take your hard boiled egg and wrap and flatten your vegetation to the eggs surface, then place the egg in a thin stretchy cloth - tights/stockings work best! - around it and tie it off, making sure it is tight.
Submerge each egg into your choice of color, then let sit for a minute. Pull egg back out, then set aside.
After you have finished dipping all the eggs, start wrapping each egg, and start with the first egg you dipped.
You can have a safe and stylish Easter!
Happy Dyeing, everyone!
As you may know, I am the artist, designer, and owner of Crazy Grl Art & Design, LLC
I have a large number of services that I do in my spare time.
I'm a seamstress: I up-cycle thrift store finds, do alterations, and have designed and created some pieces of my own.
I'm a photographer: I have taken a variety of pictures,
from head-shots to photo booth set-ups.
And I'm a painter: There is rarely a scene I feel I am incapable of accomplishing!
It is a passion of mine that I have enjoyed since I was very little.
I am bringing this up now because recently, I was commissioned to paint a portrait of a very special dog named Tulo.
Tulo became very sick and passed away not too long ago.
The owner is devastated so all of his co-workers decided to to pitch-in and have this special gift made
They didn't know any artists and were worried about the cost, so Jean, my mother-in-law, recommended me.
After speaking with her briefly, we came up with the a concept.
She wanted Tulo to look happy in another place, she wanted it to look like Tulo was in heaven.
She sent me her favorite picture of Tulo for me to work from and I got started . . .
I started by doing an initial sketch before committing it to a canvas,
this helps me to get a feeling for the shape.
I decided to achieve the feeling that Tulo was in heaven I was going to make him look like he was coming out of a cloud. Light, airy, joyful . . .
I think I created the perfect balance, what do you think?
To contact me for a project you have in mind and are not sure how to proceed, give me a call!
We can set up a time to discuss what I might be able to do for you!
Connect With Me ! ! !
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
35-40 minute cook time
In a small bowl, cream softened butter and sugar together. Add eggs and beat well. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa together then add half of the dry ingredients mixture to the creamed mixture and mix together. Add the water and mix, then add the heavy cream and mix. Add in the other half of the dry ingredients and mix.
Pour batter into the greased and floured pan that was set aside, even the batter in the pan, then drop the pan on the counter three times from a height of an inch above the counter. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top of the batter.
Place the pan in the oven and cook for 35-40 minutes. Use a wooden toothpick to check if it is cooked all the way through by poking the cake in the center with the toothpick. Let the cake cool for at least 30 minutes before putting the cake in the fridge to chill - the pan and cake should be room temperature before putting in the fridge.
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 lb powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup salted butter
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
When finished, scoop the mixture into a piping bag then put it in the fridge to chill. After the cake and frosting have chilled for at least an hour, you can prepare and decorate the cake how you would like.
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