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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.

The invitations and the menus were created by Sweet Letterpress. All of the signage for the wedding was hand-lettered by Taryn from Taryn Eklund Ink. From the custom cocktail boards, the guestbook globe, and the calligraphy on the mirror in the restaurant, everything had a personal touch from the bride and groom. 

With a fairly feminine and soft vision, Kristin wanted to incorporate a masculine element that would represent more of Brett’s personality and interests. There was a whisky tasting and cigar bar table for the groom with his groom’s cake, accented with brass and copper lanterns, terrarium with succulents, and moss.

The day was captured beautifully on film by the wonderful Connie Whitlock.

Photography: Connie Whitlock | Florals: Siloh Floral Aristry | Planning: A Vintage Affair Events | Venue and Catering: The Kitchen | Invitations and Menus: Sweet Letterpress | Calligrapher: Taryn Eklund Ink | Ceremony & Reception Music: Elite DJ | Napkins: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Chargers: Yonder Floral and Decor House | Tables: Alexan Events | Photo Booth: Flash Box Photo Booth | Cakes: Gateaux Bakery | Makeup: Kelsey Zabawa | Hair: Chad Cantu | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Dress Boutique: Anna Be | Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss

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

Heidi & Paul’s Wedding Featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

Heidi and Paul’s July wedding is being Featured on Green Wedding Shoes!! This couple was very easy-going and so much fun to work with! I love the bright colors and fun details that went into this day. It was great working with Connie Dai Photography, Violet Floral Design, and Epicurean (can’t beat a yummy  food truck)! One of the best parts of the wedding was the amazing gelato from Fior di Latte.  See the full feature on Green Wedding Shoes by clicking HERE!

Heidi and Paul chose a 100 year old barn nestled in the mountains overlooking a lake and a meadow where a buffalo herd roams (literally!).  Playful invites with a sewn fabric pocket with pinked edges containing an invitation set the tone for the day. The same fabric was used to tie the boutineers. A gorgeous Anna Campbell gown with delicate beadwork and flowing silk chiffon paired with a floral crown was perfect for this free spirited bride. Tricia of Violet Floral Design did an amazing job creating a large, lush and vibrant floral arrangement set atop on a vintage buffet for a simple yet stunning ceremony backdrop.  The couple’s American Bulldog Mattie was all dolled up as the flower girl with fresh florals attached to her collar.  For the reception tables, Tricia of Violet Floral Design used a mismatched collection of mint glass and clear class clusters packed with beautiful peaches and blush toned flowers. Lovely pastels colors created a whimsical feel. Tucked in the vases were mint ombre table numbers. Selecting the food for their celebration was one of their favorite parts of the planning process, and they couldn’t have been happier with their choices: a delicious food truck and a refreshing gelato cart, which were also huge hits with their guests. One of my favorite details was their wedding hashtag #itstartedwithamohawk. Heidi really wanted to choose an original hashtag, so she went for one of the reasons why she first fell for Paul!

Thank you everyone for pulling it together to create this lovely day:

Photography: Connie Dai Photography/ Flowers: Violet Floral Design/ Planner & Design: A Vintage Affair Events and Rentals / Food Truck: Epicurian/ Gelato Cart: Fior di Latte/ Dress Designer: Anna Campbell from Felice Bridal / Stationary:  Teal Typewriter / Guitarist: Chris Webb  /DJ: A Music Plus / Hair Stylist: Alex Cox Hair Design /Makeup Artist: Kelsey Zabawa Makeup Artistry / Ceremony Benches: Chairs with Character / Venue: The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park

 

 

 

 

Alex & Greg’s wedding featured in Aisle Style Magazine

Alex & Greg’s wedding is being featured in stunning Spring 2014 issue of Aisle Style Magazine! Their wedding was extra special to me because I work with Alex a lot at weddings. Alex does the most amazing hair for weddings and even did my own wedding hair. So it meant a lot when she asked me to help plan her wedding.

Aisle Style is a semi annual publication put out by Reign Magazine, a favorite of mine is a Denver magazine and blog that focuses on fashion, beauty, dining, travel, shopping, kids, culture and more. I absolutely love it. Click here to see the online version of Aisle Style.

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Here is a few more of my favorite photos from their big day! Photos by the talented Laura Murray Photography.

A big thanks to:

Photography: Laura Murray Photography / Florist: Babylon Floral / Draping & Lighting: Pink Monkey Solutions / Reception Music: Tunisia Band / Invitations and Menu: The Watermark / Cake: Intricate Icings / Bride’s Gown: Anna Be / Hair: Tasha Valenti / Make up: Kelsey Zabawa Ceremony Venue: Holy Ghost Catholic Church / Reception Venue: Brown Palace

Great Gatsby Shoot featured on OneHitchedLane.com!

Our Great Gatsby inspired wedding photo shoot we designed was just featured on One Hitched Lane! Click HERE to see the feature and learn all about the details. Screen Shot 2013-05-21 at 10.17.56 AM.png

We absolutely loved designing this shoot. The 1920’s were so amazing so it was not hard to do. I’ve already shared these photos after it was published in Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine, but again here are some of my favorites:

1920's Shoot by A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals

1920's Shoot by A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals

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Photography: Tess Pace Photography

Planner + Vintage Decor: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals

Concept: One Hitched Lane

Venue: Parkside Mansion

Floral Design: Bare Root Flora

Vintage Chairs: Chairished Vintage Chair Rentals

Cakes: Intricate Icings

Invitations: Lucky Luxe

Calligraphy: Pretty Writing

Makeup:  Kelsey Zabawa Makeup Artistry

Hair: Blow Dry Lounge

Dress: Anna Bé

Old Fashioned Hats: Goorin Bros.

Bow Tie: Fox & Brie

Car: Rolls Royce Rentals Denver

Models: Whitney Warkentin and Lisa Cassell

Ryli & Jase’s featured on Style Me Pretty!

I could not be more excited to share this stunning wedding. The bride is so sweet and fun to work with. I loved doing the event design for this one! It turned out lovely and is being featured on Style Me Pretty today! Click HERE to see the feature. Here is just a glimpse of the day . Photos by the oh-so-talented Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

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Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.
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Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Elegant Blush & Gold Wedding featured on StyleMePrettty.com. Photo by Brumley & Wells.

Wedding Photography: Brumley & Wells / Ceremony Venue: Pathways Church in Denver, Colorado / Reception Venue: Pinehurst Country Club in Denver, Colorado / Wedding Styling + Vintage Rentals: A Vintage Affair Events + Rentals / Floral Design: a florae / Wedding Cake: Whole Foods Market / DJ: A Music Plus / Wedding Dress: Tara Keeley / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Forever 21Ann TaylorBCBG , RucheASOSNordstromPiperlime + Modcloth / Hair: Gwen Furones of Blondies / Makeup: Kelsey Zabawa Makeup Artistry/ Guys Tuxes: Black by Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse 

Style Me Pretty Boudoir Feature

We are so excited to share that Style Me Pretty is featuring a boudoir shoot we designed today. I have been wanted to style an outdoor boudoir shoot for awhile. My vision for this shoot was for it to be romantic, soft, and  ethereal. All of the details came together and exceeded my vision. Click HERE to see the feature.

Here is a few more of my favorite photos:

To create the look I found an awesome vintage bed in Castle Rock (which is now available for rent!) and some lovely white ruffly bedding. Bare Root Flora made a lovely floral headpiece. The gorgeous make up is by Kelsey Zabawa Makeup. The dreamy images are by Laura Murray Photography. And we could not forget the talented model Brytny who knows just what to do when in front of a camera.

We loved styling boudoir and would love to do it again. Contact us for more information.

Green Wedding Shoes Feature!

This post is a little late, but I am still so excited to share- We featured on Green Wedding Shoes! This Mountain Christmas Elopement shoot was so much fun to help design and put together.
 Click HERE to see the shoot!
A big Thanks to the super talent vendors who participated in this wonderful shoot:
photography: Casie Zalud Photography // venue: The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park // model: Hannan Skildum with Donna Baldwin Agency // wedding planner: Pink Champagne Event Planning // florist:Isabelle Kline Design // cake: The Makery // make-up: Kelsey Zabawa from The Look Salon // hair: Alex Sternberg from The Look Salon // dress: Little White Dress // hair piece: Flora Bond // bow tie: Knot Now Bow Ties