Saturday, December 4, 2010

Colorado Chronicles: Blossoms of Light

Blossoms of Light @ Denver Botanic Gardens
I have spent many Christmases in Colorado over the years, but there are many Christmas-related festivals and such that I have never attended. One such to-do is the Blossoms of Light festival at the Denver Botanical Gardens, and as much as I like to garden, I am, frankly, a little surprised at myself.

When go to Blossoms of Light , you'll see over one million lights draped in "elegant designs" that highlight the winter beauty of the Gardens. Now, here's something I think we could all agree on - the return of "romantic and kissing spots'. Hell, if I would have known that they had "romantic and kissing spots", I would have gone every year to the Blossoms of Light. Day late, dollar short and all that.

Also making a much-anticipated return to BoL are HoloSpex Glasses. As best as I can understand about these glasses is that they somehow bend light thus making a holographic optical illusion.  There is a good "weed" joke in there, but I figure it's better left to your imagination. 

Some other cool stuff at Blossoms of Light include intricate ice sculptures lining the paths of the Gardens as you walk through. Sculptures by Henry Moore will also be lighted for BoL. Warm drinks and tasty treats will also be available to Gardens visitors.

Now, here's something for the lovebirds reading today, an Engagement Package at the Blossoms of Light! Engagement Package includes:

  Secluded engagement area off the beaten path  
o  Draped red linen cafĂ© table with two chairs in our Romantic Gardens gazebo
  Sparkling cider with two glasses 
  Two large cupcakes donated from Lovely Confections 
  Denver Botanic Gardens-grown potted plant 
  Two tickets to our Fall Wedding Showcase (Value of $30.00) 
  15% off booking a wedding/reception package at Denver Botanic Gardens (cannot be
combined with other discounts) 
  Customizable vinyl sign, measuring 30 inches wide x 10 inches tall 
o  Up to 40 characters, including spaces
o  Example: “Angela, will you marry me?”

Engagement Package pricing:

 Non-member: $68 a couple
 Member: $58 a couple
We offer only two Engagement Packages per evening and reservations will be made on a first-
come, first-served basis*. Each proposal will be allotted one hour. Payment is due at the time of
reservation and is nonrefundable. 

There you are. This sounds like a great way to not only celebrate Christmas, but to pop the question as well!

Here's the contact info for the Denver Botanic Gardens -
Phone: 720-865-3684
Fax: 720-865-3725

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