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Erica & Joe’s Mountain Wedding

Erica and Joe celebrated with their guests during Labor Day weekend in Keystone. They are such a laid back, fun loving couple and I really enjoying being a small part to their beautiful day.

Erica looked stunning in her Haley Paige dress. The long lace sleeves and illusion neckline were perfect on her. I literally gasped when I saw her, so I could only imagine what Joe thought!

The flowers and draping on the arbor by Details Delivered were the perfect touch to the picturesque mountain views! Right after they said “I do” guests tossed eucalyptus leaves in the air.

Guest found their seats by personalized individual watercolor notes to each guest hanging from our macrame backdrop.

Keystone Ranch made their awesome cake. It was MUCH bigger than it looks. It was literally the biggest cake I’ve seen in real life!

Callie Hobbs did an amazing job photographing their wedding! I loved looking through these photos and reliving the day.

Photography: Callie Hobbs / Flowers & Calligraphy Signage: Details Delivered / Music: Elite DJ / Cake + Catering + Venue: Keystone Ranch / Hair: The Parlor & Wedlocks / Makeup: Sarah George /  Officiant: Chris from Red Rocks Church

Fall Bucket List

Now that I’m a mom, time seems to fly by at warp speed. I had a baby this spring, I blinked and it’s Fall. I want to be more intentional about enjoying each season. I’m thinking of starting a seasonal bucket list. Here is what I have so far. Am I missing anything?

1. Make Addie’s Halloween Costume 2. Have hot chocolate 3. Go to a Pumpkin Patch 4. Make a wreath for our front door 5. Plant some Mums 6. Bake something pumpkin 7. Send holiday cards 8. Plant some tulip bulbs in my backyard 9. See aspens leaves changing.

Photo: Cassidy Brooke Photography

Flowers: Bare Root Floral

Venue: The Manor House

Barbara & Sam’s Lovely Denver Wedding

Barbara and Sam had a lovely  Denver wedding. Everything about the day was perfect, from the fall weather, to the colorful flowers, and meaningful traditions. The best thing about working with Barbara and Samuel is that they put a lot of trust into their vendors, allowing us to do what we do best! Barbara and Samuel wanted to tie in some classic elements which contrasted nicely with the industrial vibe on the venue. Their outdoor ceremony had a Chuppah made of aspen branches and covered with delicate sheer draping and greenery.

The black napkins, grey tapers candles, and copper flatware provided the perfect backdrop for the whimsical centerpieces. They were lush and full with berry, lavender, blush, marsala, and amber colors. With all of the streamlined details and the simple but industrial backdrop of Blanc, the flowers really stood out and pulled the color palette together, making the feel of the reception seamless.

The photo booth backdrop consisted of natural greenery and doubled as a great backdrop for the couple to sign their ketubah.  It was great to be able to use this beautiful installation for multiple purposes. The original plan was to sign the ketubah in front of a white wall but using the backdrop instead really added to the photos and makes them extra special.

One my favorite elements of their wedding was the Mezinka, which is a Jewish tradition honoring the parents who have just married off their last child. Barbara and Samuel crowned her parents and their guests danced a celebratory circle around them.

Photographer: Michele Hart | Florals: Park Floral Design | Planning: A Vintage Affair Events | Venue: Blanc | Catering: Footers | Desert: Bumblebee | Ceremony Music: Susie Peek | Reception Music and Photo Booth: Elite DJ | Officiant: Rabbi Lev | Hair: Alex Cox | Makeup: Faces by Liz | Flatware Rentals: Allwell | Alcohol: Peak Beverage | Transportation: Ramblin Express | Nanny: Charity Hardin | Hotel: Hotel Monaco

Meet Emma!

Meet Emma! She will be interning with us for the 2017 summer season.

My name is Emma Walker and I am a rising Junior at the University of Denver! I am studying to get my major in Marketing and am the style chair for Delta Zeta at DU. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and love every second of living here. I have a french bulldog named Stella and she is the light of my life! I also love fashion, food, and of course weddings.

Meet Stephanie!

Meet Stephanie! She will be interning with us for the 2017 summer season 🙂

All About Me

Hi! I’m Stephanie Rudolph and I’m currently a sophomore at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I’m working on my bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. While at school I am very busy with wind orchestra, and the Rock Climbing club, which I am the president of. I was born and raised in Colorado, growing up in Arvada. My family means a lot to and I would not be able to do any of the things I do without them. I love food, exploring the Denver area, my dog Maverick, the state of Colorado and going on hikes.

Travel

Luckily, I have spent quite a bit of time out of the country. I have been to Mexico, Canada, Finland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, and at least 25 states. I would love to study abroad and I am currently working on doing so. I have never been to France, but Paris is the first place on my travel bucket list. I think I could live in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. I love to travel but there is no place like Colorful Colorado.

Weddings

I am very passionate about love. Weddings are a physical representation of love which is why I want to be a part weddings on a daily basis. My mother and father were high school sweethearts so love was a very important part of my childhood. I am obsessed with wedding planning and have 16 wedding related boards on Pinterest. I am so excited for this summer internship experience with A Vintage Affair and gaining the knowledge I need to become a successful wedding planner.

Meet Brittany!

Meet Brittany! She will be interning with us for the 2017 summer season 🙂

Hi! My name is Brittany Ann Pierce and I am currently going to be a senior at Colorado State University, studying communications. I was raised in Eaton, CO. I also work for the CSU football team and just turned 21 at the beginning of April. My favorite color is pink (but not hot pink, has to be baby pink). I have my own dog and his name is Dually and he is a 2 year old yellow lab. Also, my family is the biggest part of my life and are my biggest supporters.
Travel
I have been to many places within the states and out of the country as well. Traveling is something that is a passion to me and I strive to make my way around the world. I am currently studying abroad in Rome, Italy and it is the best decision I have ever made. Getting to experience different culture and be immersed in it for months is an opportunity everyone should take.
Weddings
When I walk into an empty room, I can picture exactly how I think it should look with decorations, colors, design, etc. A wedding should be one of the best days of someone’s life and to be able to make that dream day come true for someone is amazing. Also, weddings are a special time when people come together for love and that rare occasion should be celebrated in the best way possible. I’m very excited to see where this journey takes me and to be a part of such a great opportunity.

Feminine Garden Inspiration

In a world filled with so much chaos, development, innovation, and modernism, we wanted to stop and celebrate something timeless and enduring: the beauty of femininity. For this shoot, we wanted to do something feminine, organic, and romantic. The muted color palette really allowed for the natural beauty of the ranch to show through. Running streams and rows of pine trees set the backdrop for this mountain shoot, along with breathtaking views.

 To achieve that soft, graceful look we were going for, we dressed the table with airy and delicate florals. We also created a table number of pressed bougainvillea, aspen leaves, spray roses, and many other beautiful flowers. We layered a  ivory silk runner from Tono & Co. onto of a blush pink chiffon linen for texture. For the napkins we wanted to compliment the scenery with green silk napkins. On top of the table sat marble taper candle holders with thin white taper candles. We chose clean white plates, gold rimmed glassware, and modern gold flatware for an effortless look.

 

Megan Joy designed a beautiful textured blush cake consisting of delicious sour cream cake with mountain huckleberries and maple buttercream, dark chocolate stout cake with smoked caramel and espresso and chocolate buttercream, and a buttermilk cake with vanilla bean buttercream.

 

The invitation suite provided by Plume Calligraphy was the perfect blend of clean and elegant. They were encased with a vellum wrap which Plume embellished with leaves and it was pressed together with a black garland wax seal. We also added pressed flowers to the bride and groom’s place cards.

 We went with a gorgeous dress designed by Flora, an Israeli designer. It had a flowy skirt and a sheer top with lace embellishments. Paired with a long veil from Sara Gabriel, it was perfect.  The subtle and soft makeup created a flawless look on our model.

See this shoot featured Here!

Photography: Callie Hobbs Photography / Planning and Design: A Vintage Affair Events / Flower Design: Siloh Floral Artistry / Venue: Blackstone Rivers Ranch / Cake: Megan Joy Cake / Wedding Dress Boutique: Anna Bé / Wedding Dress Designer: Flora / Veil Designer: Sara Gabriel / Stationary: Plume Calligraphy / Make up & Hair: Liz Wegrzyn by Faces by Liz / Model: Victoria Strehlow / Table & Chairs: Allwell Rents / Flatware: Event Rents, Plates: Suite One Studio from Anthropologie

Classic Vail Wedding

Alba and Jordan’s  classic Vail wedding took place at Donovan Pavilion the second weekend of October in the lovely mountains of Vail, Colorado.  The fall colors made a stunning backdrop for their mountainside first look.  And Becca, the couples adorable pup was the cutest “Dog of Honor”. Alba has such a classic style which made for a timeless and romantic day at the iconic venue. Congrats again Alba & Jordan!

Photography: Irving Photography / Venue: Donovan Pavillion / Planning: A Vintage Affair Events / Floral: Petal & Bean / Catering: Gourmet Cowboy / Dessert: Whole Foods / Music: A Music Plus / Transportation: Colorado Mountain Express (CME) / Hair: Hair Artistry by Hilary / Makeup: Liana Kathryn Makeup/ X-back Chairs: Charming Chairs

2017 Wedding Summer Internship

We’re looking for Summer Interns! We are excited to be adding up to 3-4 interns to our team this summer!

Do weddings make you swoon? Are you curious about learning the ins and outs of the wedding day and the planning that goes into it before?  Are you interested in the inner-workings of a local small business? This internship is a great opportunity to learn more about design, as well as event planning and production. Send us your résume and a brief summary of who you are (a résume can only tell us so much!) and why you’re interested in weddings.

Internship Curriculum consists of:

On-site management, directly communicating with vendors and clients, and lots of insight into the Colorado event planning industry! Learning the logistics of wedding planning: timelines, rehearsals, communicating with couples via email, consultations, and phone calls. Learning the design process (color boards, floral inspiration, blog posts on design trends, creating inspiration boards)

We believe in:

High standard of professionalism when communicating with clients, vendors, and our couples. Prioritization and organization. We have learned that the greatest advantage in wedding and event planning is having strong organizational skills. Even the greatest of tasks can be completed through strategic organization. The effectiveness of a team. Whether that be in a supporting role or a leading role, the most important role is one that benefits the team as a whole.

Details:

This will be a 3 month commitment from June-August (depending on school schedule) and applicants MUST be available most weekends. This is an unpaid internship and must be recognized by the interns college instruction as academic credit towards his/her chosen degree. 20+ hours a week.

If you are interested in an internship:

Completed applications are due February 25th, 2017 with interviews beginning at the beginning of March. Applications may be sent to: hello@avintageaffairevents.com