I’m Stephanie, a wedding + lifestyle photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Warrenton, Virginia. Whether I’m by the mountains of Colorado or Virginia, my soul feels at home, surrounded by rural living and the raw beauty of nature. I genuinely love what I do, and feel so passionate to share the enthusiasm and joy of these celebrations with you!



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March 14, 2023

Uncorking the Best of Spruce Mountain Ranch “Wine & Nosh” Bridal Show in Colorado: Tips, Trends, and Must-See Exhibitors

Wine & Nosh Bridal Show by Sarah Viera Events at Spruce Mountain Ranch, Colorado

Wine & Nosh at Spruce Mountain Ranch is organized by the incredible Sarah Viera Events and the talented Southern Charm. This bridal show is an intimate boutique experience for couples. And unlike typical bridal shows (which can be overwhelming and feel very salesman-like) Wine & Nosh is an upscale, curated vendor team with the heart to serve couples and quality. When a couple and their entourage walk in, the experience begins with a glass of sparkling champagne. What a treat!

Wine & Nosh Couture Bridal Show by Sarah Viera Events at Spruce Mountain Ranch, Colorado

During the event, couples meet and even book top local vendors. It’s nice having face-to-face interactions with vendors as opposed to online. From planners to a florist to DJs and even permanent bracelets and neon signs, Wine & Nosh connects everyone in one room so the couple’s dream wedding plans can come to life!

Wine & Nosh is a highly anticipated event for couples in all stages of planning their wedding. They have insight to beautiful trends and meet talented vendors! It’s a beautiful event with stunning displays. As the path navigates you from one side of the building to the other, it eventually ends at the chic lounge chairs next to the stage. The runway florals from the incredibly talented Southern Charm were a showstopper — One of my many favorite features! Sarah puts her heart into the event every year! And she said, “it keeps getting better!” With 300-400 brides who sign up, this event is one to check out!

And no wonder they host the event at Spruce Mountain Ranch. Spruce Mountain Ranch is set on a gorgeous property with a lake, treelined driveway, fields, mountain views, and more. The interior is large enough for big weddings, and perfect for the Wine & Nosh event!

Something New’s Fashion Show

One of the many best attributes of the show involves the delectable food, drinks, and the fashion show! Little samples generously prepared by caterers, bakers, and bartenders, which was the cherry on top. I love the inspiration Wine & Nosh provide through the stunning and thoughtful decor… and fashion! Halfway through the show, Something New puts on a fashion show. It’s so fun to watch because they provide everything from bridal gowns to mother-of-the-bride/bridesmaid/prom dresses and even menswear!

A side note — A huge thank you to my husband for standing in at my booth!! He’s my biggest cheerleader, and despite him not knowing everything about my business, he did a great job! He’s the best!! Saturday’s Wine & Nosh at Spruce Mountain Ranch was an honor to be a part of and document! I hope this gives you a preview of this incredible event!

Thanks to all of the sponsors to made this event possible!

Venue: @sprucemountainranch
Planning: @sarahvieraevents
Floral: @southerncharmcolorado
Bar: @peakbev
Rentals: @eventrents
Entertainment: @thentertainme
Photo: @stephaniemessickphoto
Video: @visualanties
Lighting + Draping: @myelitedj
Fashion: @somethingnewboutique
Lounge: @maxandlivie

Stephanie Messick Photography, LLC is a Wedding, Elopement, and Engagement Photographer based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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