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Romantic Blush Mountain Wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!

 Caitlin and Jimmer are such a beautiful couple inside and out. They are close friends of mine so when Caitlin asked me to be her bridesmaid I was thrilled! She also later asked me to be her planner which was just as exciting…but I knew would be a little complicated! Planning with her was such a wonderful experience and thankfully on the day of Michaela and Grace came to my rescue so I could focus on being a bridesmaid! I have the best team ever!  Thanks so much to Connie Dai Photography for these gorgeous photos. You are the truly talented.  And, a high thanks to Violet Floral Design for the most lovely romantic lush flowers I’ve ever seen!

It’s no surprise that this wedding is being featured on Style Me Pretty! Click here to see the feature.

When we began the design process, we knew we wanted to create something understated, romantic, and elegant for their mountain celebration. Caitlin and Jimmer chose the mountains of Estes Park because they wanted a weekend event, but also because Estes held a special place in their hearts. It is the place of their very first vacation together, and more since. It had also held so many memories for them and promised more in their future, starting with their wedding. This wedding was the perfect reflection of them as a couple – genuine and caring. They took every step to make sure everyone felt included and knew how much their presence meant to them. It was one of the most heartfelt days I’ve ever been a part of.

Caitlin’s Hayley Paige gown could not have been a better fit. The lace bodice with an organza overlay gave the lace a layered, delicate effect. The ceremony pergola was covered with chiffon draping and a lush gorgeous garland from  Tricia of Violet Floral Design.  Cocktail hour was held on a covered deck with sweeping views of the valley. Custom-made pink and white chiffon draping framed the beams. Chiffon linens covered the cocktail tables, giving them an airy and simple look. Bistro lights added the perfect ambiance, and also allowed for dancing to take place al fresco.

The reception was full of classic touches that included silver and crystal taper candles down the head table. Each place setting had a pink napkin with a menu tucked in, and the escort card was tied with delicate ribbon and a sprig of rosemary. The lovely cake table held a trio of small cakes adorned with flowers with a calligraphed mirror with a quote by Walt Whitman that read “We were together, I forget the rest.” For the guest book, guests filled out vintage Colorado postcards that the maid of honor is going to be mailing to the couple randomly during their first year of marriage. Even the cocktail napkins were a special detail – the bride’s mother sewed the linen napkins herself. Connie Dai Photography captured the day exquisitely. It is always a treat to have her skilled lens capture my work.

Photography: Connie Dai Photography | Floral Design: Violet Floral Design | Wedding Planning & Event Design: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals | Cake: Whole Foods Market| Stationery: Dear Jane | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Taharaa Mountain Lodge |  Catering: Greens Point Catering | Hair: Alex Cox Hair Design | Calligraphy: Pretty Writing | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Bistro Lights: Colorado Event Productions | Cocktail Table Linens: Chair Cover And Linens | Dress Boutique: A & Be | Makeup: Kelsey Zabawa Makeup Artistry | Music: Chris Webb | Music: A Music Plus | Wedding Dress Designer: Blush By Hayley Paige

Garden Party Bridal Shower

I wanted to design something very feminine with vivid colors for Caitlin’s bridal shower. A garden party seemed to be a perfect fit. The inspiration for the whole party started with the quote: Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” The invitation set the tone with a watercolor floral border, a honeycomb patterned envelope liner, and a bright pink envelope and Tricia Egan of VIOLET FLORAL DESIGN combined a cheerful mixture of peach, ivory and pink Peonies, blush Garden Roses, Lilac and Clematis to create a fun pastel garden-fresh palette.

A special detail, the adorable floral wristlets that greeted each guest with a Ranunculus bloom attached to the most beautiful pink ribbon. The splendid pink striped bar provided the perfect spot to gather and sip champagne. For a sweet treat, guests nibbled on colorful macaroon favors. The scrumptious waffle bar was the perfect choice for this brunch party (and what fun to include Pop Tarts in the buffet! Guests also loved the “Pin the Lips on Ryan Gosling” game! And the bride won! It turned out to be the perfect spring party that the bride wanted.

The whole party was captured on film by the talented CONNIE DAI.

Vendors: Photography: CONNIE DAI PHOTOGRAPHY // Event Design and Styling: A VINTAGE AFFAIR EVENTS // Floral: VIOLET FLORAL DESIGN // Invitations: DEAR JANE // Rentals: ALLWELL RENTS // Poptarts & Scones: SUGAR BAKESHOP // Prettiest Girls Sign: THE FIRST SNOW

Also check out the shower on Grey Likes Weddings HERE

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Sweet Violet Bride magazine feature!

We are so happy to be featured in Sweet Violet Bride magazine! Connie & Brad are a darling couple and I loved planning their day with them! Connie is actually a wedding photographer and dear friend so it makes it that much sweeter! Thanks again to Brumley & Wells for taking such amazing photos of the lovely day. And Bare Root Flora for the to die for florals.

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Click here to see more of this gorgeous wedding.

The Gathered Table Shoot Featured on Style Me Pretty

Happy Thanksgiving!! I am so grateful on this day to be spending it with family in California and also to share some inspiration with you! This shoot is being today on Style Me Pretty! Click here to see the link.

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An integral part of a wedding celebration is the gathering of loved ones around a table to share food and drink. We were inspired by the belief in the power of good food and good drink to connect people as family, friends, and a community—and what more could one ask for in the celebration of a new marriage? In this intimate shoot, we wanted to highlight this idea. 

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One of Denver’s most celebrated restaurants, The Kitchen, served as the perfect venue for this gathering. One of The Kitchen’s missions is to create community through food—the name of the restaurant was chosen for its desire to act much like the kitchen in one’s home, a center of conversation and connection. We extended the feelings and warmth of the home kitchen to all areas of this wedding and brought in elements of cooking and beautiful edibles to serve as the backdrop for the celebration.

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A Vintage Affair Events The stationery was designed and calligraphed by Sally Balt of la Happy in pencil on off-white cotton Crane paper with hand deckled edges to give the paper goods a delicate, soft feel. The calligraphy was done in a modern, fresh, organic style. The invitation set includes cotton paper backed in taupe ticking fabric, hand stitched together. The napkins were made out of the same ticking fabric to give everything a cohesive look.

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The table runner was made out of soft peach chiffon, which allowed the richness of the wood table to come through. To incorporate the feast right into the flowers, Bare Root Flora paired a gorgeous variety of blooms, including antique hydrangea and lush sahara, geraldine and mother of pearl roses, with all sorts of lush edibles, including artichokes, kale, pomegranates, persimmon, and lavender in a white porcelain vase. Accents of black privet, peruvian apple, and kiwi vine gave the centerpiece lush, yummy texture. Bud vases of rosemary and lavender and loose persimmon branches and pomegranates gave the entire table a harvest feel.

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A Vintage Affair Events  Our model wore a stunning deep champagne silk flowing gown called Amour by designer Sarah Seven, paired with a hand- beaded floral headpiece by Amanda Judge.

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A Vintage Affair Events  For signature drinks we did a Raspberry Moscow Mule (ginger beer, a Colorado vodka, lime, and raspberries) and a Fancy Fig (prosecco, A Colorado Vodka, Figs, and Thyme). As favors, we wrapped French Apple Tarts in parchment paper and included sweet recipe cards so guests could give them a try at home.

A Vintage Affair Events The Kitchen Denver Styled Shoot_Submission12  At its heart, a wedding really is a celebration of abundance–of love, family, food and memories. We hope this shoot will inspire couples as they create their own fabulous feasts.

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Thanks again to all the vendors that made this shoot happen.

Photographer: Sarah Box Photography

Planner & Event Designer: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals / Flowers: Bare Root Flora

Stationary: Sally from la Happy / Venue: The Kitchen, Denver

Dress: Amour by Sarah Seven from a & be bridal shop / Headpiece: Bianca ba Amada Judge from a & be bridal shop

 Model: Brittany Martens / Makeup: Lacey from Fluff Bar / Hair: Stacey from Chaz Salon

Lovely Vintage Stamps: Verde Studio

Apple Tarts: Katherine’s French Bakery

Sarah & Garrett’s wedding published on Magnolia Rouge

I absolutely loved working with Sarah and Garrett. Sarah is truly one of the most bright, outgoing, lovely brides I’ve ever meet. She radiated happiness on her day! I really enjoyed helping plan and design her wedding. Her wedding is being featured on one of my all time favorite wedding blogs: Magnolia Rounge! Click HERE to see the feature!

Here is some more from their big day:

Photographer | Brinton Studios, Cake | Teacup Shop, Florist | Sweet Pea Flowers, Planner & Stylist | A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals | Stationery | Minted, Venue | Sanctuary | Dress Designer | Ann Taylor, Veil  BHLDN, Shoes | Kate Spade, Jewellery | Grandma’s pearl bracelet, Make-up | Katelyn Simkins Hair | Niki and Carly from Bang Salon, Bridesmaids Dresses | J.Crew, Toss Bouquet Tag | The Lonely Heart, Caterer | Sanctuary Groom’s Attire | The Tie Bar,  Calligraphy | Pink Ink Paper | Getting Ready Robes | Silk and More, Linens | Chair Covers & Linens and La Tavola Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music | Chris Webb Music

Food Truck Fun

Food trucks are becoming more popular out here, and I absolutely love the idea. My favorite food truck is owned and operated by Epicurean Catering. They make the most delicious food! My first experience with this food truck was at Janelle and Jeremy’s wedding back in April, and I just couldn’t get enough of the deep fried doughnuts, actually I couldn’t get enough of all the food, it was all so good! So you can imagine my excitement when I went with a couple to their food tasting and it just happened to be Epicurean’s food truck. It was such a fun experience. We all got to into the food truck and watch Pete make us the food right then and there!

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We tried a sampling of a few different items and it was even better than I remembered. We had a few different sliders which were all tasty, but the items of the day that I just couldn’t stop eating? The mac & cheese and sweet potato fries. I know this was only a tasting, but I kept finding the food on my fork somehow. I am normally not an advocate of sweet potato fries, but these are awesome! They add a sweet glaze and then sea salt to make them sweet and salty. The mac & cheese is a combination of a secret sauce, gorgonzola, and bacon. These two items are mouthwatering good!

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Not only is the food amazing, but the people are too! Epicurean’s staff members are always so nice and helpful, and they know what needs to be done and how to do it. They are one of the best! Pete, the food truck chef is so friendly and just wants to do whatever he can to make you happy. We really had a great time at the tasting with him!

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If ever you’re looking for a less traditional and fun way to serve food at your wedding, a food truck is a great time. And, Epicurean really knows how to do it well!

 

Jimmer & Caitlin’s Engagement Party featured on 100 Layer Cake!

Jimmer & Caitlin are friends of mine and are so great to work with…but most of all they are both exceptionally kind and caring people. We you have a couple as sweet and and adorably happy as they are it makes everything fun. And that is exactly what I wanted to give them for their engagement party that I was honored to host.

The engagement party has been featured on 100 Layer Cake today! Click HERE to see the feature and hear more about the party and their story.

Photography: Connie Dai Photography / Event Design: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals / Floral Design: Bare Root Flora / Lighting: Lighting and Design by Scott / Linens: La Tavola / “The Best is Yet to Come” Sign: The First Snow /  “Oh My Darling” Sign: Oh, Albatross / Favor Bags: Pretty Sweet Stuff / Salted Caramel Favors: The Caramel Jar / Dog Bow Ties: Mia’s Closet

Romantic & Soft Wedding Inspiration

We are delighted that today a recent shoot of ours is being featured on

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When planning this shoot, we knew that we wanted it be romantic, but still have a soft, natural feel. We chose a beautiful open space park and complemented the location with a number of scenes designed to evoke casual, elegant romance. With our location in mind, we selected green, lavender, blush pink and touches of gold to complement the other elements of the shoot. The whiskey-barrel cake table was set with simple buttercream cakes subtly decorated with fresh flowers and fruit. For favors, were small bread loafs were tied with a delicate lace ribbon and presented on a bed of lavender buds offering a variety of texture, taste, and smell.

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 For the table scene, we loved the look of mismatched vintage china flanked by vintage silver flatware. The flowers were soft, romantic and beautiful without being overbearing. For those looking to toast the bride and groom, we built a champagne toasting station complete with beautiful bottles, a vintage bar cart and a sprig of lavender in each flute. Throughout the shoot, there are vintage love letters and small touches designed to serve as subtle reminders that love is timeless. Romantic_Lavender_and_Lace_Inspired_Shoot_60 Romantic_Lavender_and_Lace_Inspired_Shoot_62 Romantic_Lavender_and_Lace_Inspired_Shoot_63 Romantic_Lavender_and_Lace_Inspired_Shoot_65 Romantic_Lavender_and_Lace_Inspired_Shoot_72 Romantic_Lavender_and_Lace_Inspired_Shoot_74 Romantic_Lavender_and_Lace_Inspired_Shoot_75 Romantic_Lavender_and_Lace_Inspired_Shoot_77

 For the hair, there were a few different looks:  We started off with a modern Gatsby retro wave which is very on trend for this wedding season.  Next is something that is here to stay, the fairy tale, braided headband.  This look is romantic, innocent & soft.  Finally, we finished with an unconventional wedding upstyle for the fashion forward bride.  Either embellished with fresh flowers or a decorative heirloom comb, this look is a showstopper.

 

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For the invitations, we couldn’t decide on just one so we did a few.

The rustic love note inspired wedding invitations are inspired by vintage love letters (which compliments the love letters in the shoot). This invitation blends cursive and typewriter fonts for a bold typographical approach on a rustic-textured paper. The main invitation, with an elongated tea-length design, melts your heart with a beautiful quote about love and relationships on the backside. The response postcard has space on the front for a love note, giving the bride and groom a wonderful keepsake to cherish long after the wedding is over. The elegantly layered blush is layered on Kraft paper, this wedding invitation is romantic and feminine. Lastly, the  natural hand drawn kraft wedding invitation is simple and vintage-inspired wedding invitation is purely typographical with a strong hand drawn approach on Kraft paper.

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 Vendors:

Vintage Rentals & Styling: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals

Photography: Connie Dai Photography

Make up: Kelsey Zabawa Makeup Artistry

Hair: Heather Chapman Hair

Invitations: Crazy for Chic

Model: Ryli Stender

Dress: Tara Keeley via Blue Bridal Boutique

Personalized Ribbon & Feather: The Lonely Heart

Vintage Stamps: Verde Studio

Vintage Love Letters: Oh Pardon My French & Flea Market Floozie

Dried Lavender: Starlight Room

Bachelorette Party Welcome Bags

This weekend is my brother’s finacé’s bachelorette party, and I helped the maid of honor make some welcome bags for the weekend in Vegas. These are a great idea, especially with a destination party or if you are spending the night at a hotel.

Some things to include in the bag:

water to stay hydrated

Advil for that inevitable hangover

bandaids for the late night dancing

mini bottles or cans of champagne like these

sunblock and hair ties if you have any pool time

Emergen-C

snacks

the ideas are endless!

Check out the ones we made!

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The bags are simple but very cute white bag with black calligraphy done by the talented Allison from Pink Ink Paper. I wanted them to embrace the fun and exciting atmosphere of the weekend, while also incorporating some age appropriate humor with “Let’s Party Bitches!”

How are you celebrating your bachelorette party?

New Inventory! Lawn Game Fun

We just added this awesome cornhole set to our inventory!  Cornhole is a classic backyard game that is great fun for your guests during wedding cocktail hour.  This cornhole game is made entirely of reclaimed North American wood and hand crafted in Colorado. They come with cute burlap and linen bags that would fit any style!

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  Cornhole Bags Although we have a dilemma, the cornhole set is lonely and needs a friend.  We cannot decide between…

the croquet set

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or the antique bowling set

Antique Bowling Set

Leave a comment to help us decide!!