Megan & Steve Warm and Lush Wedding

In our minds, the best thing you can say about a wedding is that it truly reflects a couple–that it was just “so them.” Just like Megan and Steve, this wedding was colorful, fun, and romantic. Best of all, they took their guests on an adventure. Having traveled the world over, they wanted to bring a little bit of a place they loved so much back home to share with the people they love most in the world.

They asked us to create a lush, Mediterranean feel saturated in warm, citrusy color. Villa Parker was the ideal canvas. From the beginning, flowers were a main focus in terms of decor. From the ceremony to the reception, each space was marked by a gorgeous floral focal point.

To welcome guests to the ceremony, we wanted to give the courtyard a warm and inviting atmosphere. Bare Root Flora created a stunning lemon topiary for the water station, and slices of citrus, floating candles and gorgeous flowers filled the fountain in the courtyard at Villa Parker. After the ceremony, the guests sipped cocktails in this beautiful Mediterranean courtyard.

As they wandered into the rear courtyard for an al fresco feast, guests found their seats on two gilded Moroccan screens that featured vintage cutting boards hand lettered with their names and table numbers.

The back courtyard was the perfect space for a Mediterranean dining experience. Bare Root Flora designed gorgeous tablescapes featuring peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, bougainvillea, sweet pea, artichokes, olive, grapefruit, lemons and oranges. The custom-made blue silk table runners were the perfect foil to the citrus tones of the flowers. Tall taper candles were both romantic and dramatic. Each place setting featured a beautiful vellum thank-you note to their guests.

Because Megan and Steve wanted the day to be a celebration not just of their own marriage, but of all the people who helped them write their story, guest comfort and experience was paramount in their minds as they planned their day. Because fun is so much a part of who they are, they wanted it to be a huge part of their wedding too, and it was. After dinner highlights included a cigar bar, an S&M monogrammed ice luge and their darling illustrated signature drink sign: She likes it dirty. He likes it old-fashioned!

The evening ended on a sweet note, with an absolutely gorgeous cake display from the incomparable Rachel Teuffel of Intricate Icings. Three gorgeous flower-topped cakes, including an incredible three-tier lace cake matching the lace pattern of the bride’s dress, were even more delicious than they were beautiful. And the hit of the night was the oil derrick groom’s cake that Megan surprised Steve with.

Planning & Design: Jessica Hearing, A Vintage Affair |  Photography: Connie Whitlock | Floral Design & Styling: Bare Root Flora | Venue: ViIla Parker | Catering:  A Spice of Life | Blue Runners: Tono & Co | Napkins: La Tavola Linens | Rentals: Event Rents & Yonder House | Invitations: Plume Calligraphy | Wedding Dress Boutique: Felice Bridal | Signature Drink Sign: The Wells Makery | Dessert: Intricate Icings | Music & Lighting: Elite DJ | Officiant: Jason Jones of Park Church Denver | Hair: Noelle Benjamin | Make up: Liz Wegrzyn | Videography: Films About Love | Photobooth: Red Fox Photo Booth | Ice Sculpture: Colorado Ice Sculpture

Brad & Emily’s Rocky Mountain Wedding

Brad and Emily’s had a picturesque Rocky Mountain wedding in Colorado last Fall. As outdoor enthusiasts, they were inspired to pick The Winding River Ranch tucked in the Colorado mountain town of Grand Lake. Emily wore a stunning lace gown by Nicole Miller and her bridesmaids wore mismatched dresses in shades of purple, nude, and blush. Flora by Nora’s fall inspired arrangements brought the reception to life along with a live band that kept the guests dancing all night. Photography was a huge priority for the couple since the groom is Brads the CEO of Artifact Uprising. They choose the talented Levi Tijerina to capture the day. The true beauty of this wedding was all the special touches. Table numbers were National Parks which was fitting since they got married with the Rocky Mountain National Park as their ceremony backdrop. The bride’s grandmother needlepointed the bright colored Chuppah that hung above them as they said “I do”. Thanks Brad and Emily for letting us be a part of your big day!

Photography Levi Tijerina // Florist Flora by Nora // Planning A Vintage Affair Events // Venue The Winding River Ranch // Caterer Wild Horse Catering // Music Mostly Harmless // Officiant Grandma Barbara // Hair Hair by Hilary // Makeup Liana Figgins // Dress Designer Nicole Miller // Dress Boutique Brilliant Bridal // Bridesmaid Dresses Designers Amsale, Donna Morgan, and Jenny Yoo // Bridesmaid Dresses Boutique Bella Bridesmaids // Cake, Pies and Cupcakes Whisk & Bean // Chocolate Chip Cookies Grandma Boo // Invitations  Katelyn Stetler from Artifact Uprising

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

Victoria & Ross’s Stunning Wedding

So excited to share Victoria and Ross’s stunning wedding with you! It is being featured in MyWedding magazine! They recently moved to Texas, but decided to come back to Colorado for this beautiful wedding. They incorporated their love of music into the day by having tables named after different bands that they love. They also had guests sign vinyl records as an alternative guestbook. The reception was held at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. The florist Park Floral Design installed copper pipes over the tables and draped them with greenery and candles. The luscious flowers brought a pop of color with red, green, white, and mauve. Victoria looked stunning in her Pronovias gown. Shannon VonEschen captured the gorgeous day.

Photographer: Shannon Von Eschen | Florals: Park Floral Design | Planning: A Vintage Affair Events | Ceremony Venue: Boulder Central Park | Reception Venue: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art | Catering : Three Leaf Concepts | Cake: Kim & Jake Cakes | Ceremony & Cocktail Music: KC Groves | Reception Music and Lighting: Elite DJ | Officiant: Life Vision Weddings | Hair: Courtney Blalock | Makeup: Nicole Toledo | Hotel: St. Julien | Photobooth: Bamboo Booth | Bride’s Dress: Pronovias | Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Invitations: Prairie Letter Shop | Calligraphy : Taryn Eklund Ink

Claudia & Alex’s Nature Inspired Wedding

Claudia and Alex’s  wedding took place at Blanc in Denver. They were a fun couple with who to work and had a very laid back approach to the planning process. They did their first look at Union Station. Claudia was radiant with her beaming smile and Rue De Seine dress. The decor of this wedding was nature inspired. My favorite examples included hanging greenery hoops in the ceremony, a potted herb seating display, and custom slate rock table numbers. The color scheme stayed pretty neutral with gray, white, and sage, but the groomsmen wore bold blue suits. The Bumblebee Truck was a huge hit amongst the guests. Julie Harris captured this beautiful day. Enjoy!

Photography: Julie Harris |  Florals: Flora by Nora |  Planning and Design: A Vintage Affair Events | Venue: Blanc | Catering: Biscuits & Berries | Dessert: The Bumblebee Truck | Music: Trading Post Duo | Transportation: Ramblin Express | Hair: Jaded Beauty | Makeup: Alli B | Lighting and Photo Booth: Firefly Event Services | Alcohol: Peak Beverage |  Invitations:  Melissa Monroy | Wedding Dress Designer: Rue De Seine | Wedding Dress Boutique: a & bé

DIY Wedding Do’s and Don’t’s

DIY Wedding do’s and don’t’s are the first thing you should be researching if you’re considering doing anything for your wedding yourself. There’s pinterest and wedding blogs telling brides they can do it all on their own. However, there are somethings you should leave to the pros and not stress over.

Do’s

Favors

DIY wedding favors are a brilliant idea.  It adds an immediate personal touch to your wedding. At the end of your wedding when your guest are on their way out, grabbing a favor you made yourself is a great way to give them a part of who you are as a couple. Favors can be put together weeks in advance while you’re sitting in front of your television. They can be anything  from homemade cookies frozen in advance to a cute mini bar in ajar.

Guest Book Alternatives

Guest Books are starting to morph into other alternatives. When exploring pinterest there are so many different alternatives for a do-it-yourself type  to consider. DIY wedding guest book alternatives are an easy way to add a personal touch to the reception area. Not only is it personal for you it is also personal for the guests. Creating a guest book alternative is also not nearly as daunting as many other diy options out there.

Bridal Party Gifts

Choosing your bridal party is one of thee first tasks when planning your wedding. Once you have the group set, you can start thinking of gifts that would fit each member. You know your friends best; therefore, you know which gifts they would appreciate. Why not make it yourself?

Don’t’s

Invitations

Unless you are a graphic designer or calligrapher an invitation is something you should leave to the pros. Making your own invitations is a huge time commitment that requires a lot of dedication as they should all match. There are so many different options to find your invitations with places like Etsy and Minted. If you are dead set on doing your invitations yourself consider downloading a template online.

Catering

This should not even be considered! Not only is catering your own wedding a huge time commitment it also causes you to lose out on a lot. Caters do so much more than just making the food for you and your guests, they set the tables, they refill water glasses, they take out the trash, etc. Without a cater you are left to find your own wait staff that would have been included with a cater.

Photos

This is the most memorable part of your wedding. Wedding photos will be showed off for generations to come. Self timers should not be something you have to figure out the day of your wedding day. When hiring a professional photographer you can focus on the ceremony and the reception instead of worrying about whether or not the moment has been captured.

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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.

Elegant and Romantic Restaurant Wedding

This elegant and romantic restaurant wedding in the heart of downtown Denver was the perfect way to celebrate Kristin & Brett’s love and commitment to one another. With the help of an incredible team, this foodie couple was able to transform the contemporary urban eatery into a romantic, elegant, and warm soiree with their closest friends and family. Kristin, who is an event planner herself, gave attention to every single detail of the day. There was not a inch of the restaurant that didn’t incorporate a piece of her vision and style. You can also see this wedding on Rocky Mountain Bride CO Spring & Summer 2017. Or in the latest issue of the Colorado Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine!

Kristin brought in the fabulously talented Liz of Siloh Floral Artistry to help bring her vision to life. Together they came up with the concept of having a “living” art piece as the backdrop for their ceremony. Kristin and Liz wanted to create an intimate and unique element that would combine abstract art with romantic and feminine florals. What came to life on the wedding day was a ten foot high and ten foot wide painted canvas with blooms and foliage spilling out of the canvas to make it appear alive and growing. It was absolutely incredible and so jaw dropping! It later doubled as the photo booth backdrop. 

This romantic restaurant wedding was held at The Kitchen. Outside, the city of Denver bustled by while guests enjoyed a family-style meal seated down long wood tables under the warmth of candlelight. The tables were adorned with beautiful and lush centerpieces in muted and neutral tones that spilled onto the tables.