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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

Abby & Tommy’s Stylish Fall Wedding

This bold and beautiful fall wedding is being featured today on a fabulous wedding blog: Ruffled! Click here to see the feature.

This delightful and gorgeous wedding featured a bright and bold color palette using a colorful red, blush, gold, and ivory as the main colors. The colors were able to pop out against the blank canvas that is Blanc while seamlessly harmonizing with the greenery around the venue to create an organic yet vibrant feel. The couple decided they wanted to carry over their initials from their invitations to the wedding itself. They used marquee lights of their initials and an ampersand. The marquee lights created a unique and modern backdrop to their ceremony, as the couple stood in front of the lights for their special moment. On their way down the aisle the handsome and might we say adorable ring bearers carried “hip hip” and “hooray” flags. Though only a small detail, the bride loved this idea so much she chose to have the flags recreated as mini drink stirrers so guests could enjoy them with their beverages. Abby and Tommy’s ceremony was incredibly heartwarming as both of their dads officiated it. Tommy’s dad began so that Abby’s dad could walk his daughter down the aisle and then take a minute to soak it all in before concluding the ceremony. It was so personal and so lovely, everyone was smiling from ear to ear the entire time. Showing off their bright and fun personalities, when the ceremony finished, instead of turning around and walking down the aisle, they made their way back in style… by dancing down the aisle. To carry on the theme of the ampersand, Tommy and Abby used handmade ampersand magnets to hold guests’ watercolor place cards. These magnets then doubled as the couple’s favors. The reception room was filled with beautiful wood tables which were adorned with lovely wild, loose, textural arrangements to keep the feeling more organic. There was also seasonal fruit to complete the look which tied in the overall farm to table ambiance the couple wished to design. Seasonal blooms like dahlias were brought in to correspond with the beginning of the fall season! The florist also used Vining greens in order to “connect” the tables and make the room feel more integrated and natural.  They also had ice cream sandwiches served on an adorable pink bike.  

Photography: Sara & Rocky Photography  /  Event Planning & Design: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals  / Floral Design: Park Floral Design    / Venue: Blanc /  Wedding Dress: Essense Of Australia  / Bridal Store: Whittington Bridal  / Bridesmaid Dresses: After Six: The Dessy Group Catering: Footers / Wedding Cake: Whisk And Bean / Ice Cream Sandwiches: Petey Bird   / Wood Tables And Benches: Old Wood Soul / Cocktail Table Linens: La Tavola Linen / Wedding Invitations: Paper Please Studio / Save The Dates: Smitten On Paper  / Lighting: Lighting & Design Scott


Timeless Backyard Boulder Wedding

There is nothing quite like timeless yet relaxed backyard wedding. This one was especially perfect. The black Free People bridesmaids dresses with their delicate leather detailing were just stunning.  The clear tent with chandeliers and bistro lights let guests dine under the stars.  And guests found their seats with dainty deckle edge calligraphed place cards with a navy ribbon with rosemary tied to them. The classic delicate tablescape was a joy to design and one for the books! Ali made the most gorgeous flowers.  The couple chose a fondant cake made by Intricate Icings textured to be reminiscent of hobnail glass. Additional hand piped embroidery along the top and bottom edges mimic the lace pattern on the bride’s gown. Intricate sugar flowers cascade across the front for a romantic feel. And the talented Ashely Sawtell captured it all.

Planning & Design: A Vintage Affair
Photographer: Ashley Sawtelle
Florist: Ali Fortunato
Calligrapher: Taryn Eklund Ink
Tent & Other Rentals: All Event Rentals
Caterer: Footers Catering
Dessert: Intricate Icings Cake Design
Music: The Motet
Hair: Keva Morris
Make up: Makeup Madame: Lindsay Ambrosio
DJ: Derek Russo: The Higher Sound
Cocktail Table & Napkin Linens: La Tavola
Rugs: Yonder

River Bend Inspiration Featured on Magnolia Rouge

So thrilled to see this styled shoot featured on Magnolia Rouge. It was an absolute joy getting to work with such an amazing group of women on this shoot!

Check out the feature now on Magnolia Rouge!

Planner and Designer: A Vintage Affair / Photographer: Rachel Havel / Florist: Robyn fromBare Root Flora / Megan from Megan Joy Cakes / Stationary and Calligraphy: La Happy Design & Calligraphy / Makeup Artist: Liz Wegrzyn of Faces by Liz / Dress Boutique: A and Bé Bridal Studio / Dress Designer: Rebecca Schoneveld / Venue: River Bend / Farm Table & Glassware: All Well Rents / Linens: La Tavola Linens / Model: Katrina Grosz

Garden Party Baby Shower

When one of your favorite photographers and good friends is pregnant, you can’t help but get excited to plan her a baby shower, especially when it means working with some of your other favorite vendors in the process. This is exactly how we felt when we were able to plan a baby shower for the lovely, sweet, and radiant Laura Murray with the help of Robyn from Bare Root Flora and Sarah with Sarah Box Photography.

Mama to be, Laura, loves florals so The Denver Botanic Gardens set the scene perfectly for the “Garden Party” theme and the Mosaic Garden was so quaint and open and allowed for a great setting to eat, drink and socialize with everyone.  We used one of Laura’s own travel photos, of a beautiful garden gate, for the back of the invitation. We then used a watercolor app to give her photo the soft look we wanted for the invite and Calligrapher Megan Tidwell designed and lettered text.  

Simple, colorful and delicious food from one of Laura’s favorite restaurants made for a beautiful display, as did the pretty desserts in miniature, thoughtfully provided by Laura’s mom and sister. Each delicious dish was labeled with sweet, hand-painted signage by Lana’s Shop.

We wanted to keep things simple so we decided to skip the games and present opening in favor of conversation and wandering the gardens, but we couldn’t resist doing an interactive guest book. Guests gave advice or congratulations on vintage postcards from places that Laura has traveled. The postcards will be randomly mailed to the parents during baby’s first year.

It was a perfect afternoon in a sundrenched little paradise in celebration of a glowing mama to be!

Photography: Sarah Box Photography | Event Planning: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals | Floral Design: Bare Root Flora | Invitations: Meagan Tidwell | Signage: Lana’s Shop | Linens: La Tavola