Simple Elegant Farm Wedding

Notes from the wedding planner, Heather of Calluna Events {LISTmember}: 

Sometimes, in our culture of over indulgence, simplicity is better. Jenny + Cory are the living, breathing example of how stunning a simplistic, understated wedding can be. A picture perfect Lyons Farmette wedding, Jenny + Cory tied the knot in what ended up being a gorgeous summer send off. The late September affair was complete with a sweet and intimate ceremony followed by a perfectly chic pizza party under the open sky. The family style dinner gave way to a myriad of pies accompanied by lively bluegrass music. Lyons Farmette, one of our favorite outdoor venues, compliment the soft florals and simple elegant décor details to create the most beautiful ambiance for their special day. Can we relive this day one more time?

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Michele Hart Photography | Venue: The Lyons Farmette | Wedding Planner: Calluna Events {LISTmember} | Florist: Plum Sage Flowers {LISTmember} | Caterer: Basta  | Bartending: 3 Chicks Bar tending  | Rentals: Harvest Table Company | Band: Andy Hamilton And The Whiskey Hitchers

Mid-Century Wedding Styled Shoot

Notes from Amber; Planner at Save the Date Events:

We live in a world where wedding inspiration is boundless. Pinterest. Instagram. Wedding blogs. Wedding websites. Magazines. Friends and family…the list goes on.

With so much to love, how are we supposed to choose just one design for our Big Day?

The answer, we’ve found, is all in the details.

Sometimes a wedding’s design can start with a color palette, a beautiful pin of a centerpiece, or a personal belonging. Or sometimes it can come from articulating the right combination of words, like “elegant and lacy” or “modern and sophisticated.”

Finding that one thing is a landmark moment in the wedding planning process, and it’s the springboard for how you tie all the pieces together. For many wedding planners, this challenge is the most critical and the most exciting part of the process.

We recently put this concept to life in a styled shoot, and we wanted to share our creative process with those brides out there that are struggling with the very modern condition of “over inspiration,” in the hopes that it might help them get started on an easier path. When Wedding Paper Divas approached us to do a styled shoot and industry party, we jumped at the chance.

Since Wedding Paper Divas specializes in invitation design, it felt natural to draw inspiration for the event from the invitations themselves. So we searched and searched, and decided on their foil-stamped Everlasting Gem invitation. It has these amazing clean lines that create a delicate crossing pattern in a mix of color and metallic. The feel of it spoke to us and we felt good about the many directions we could go with it.

Next we created a design board using the invitation as our centerpiece, we went to a local vendor’s website that specializes in unique vintage rental pieces, and discovered a little treasure there. It was a mid-century modern gold shelving piece that, as it turned out, had the exact same shape and angled lines as the invitation we loved.

Instead of forcing other concepts to creep into our design board, we stuck with the mid-mod style and had fun with it. We found other mid-century modern pieces, terrarium-style foliage, bold colors, and metallic accents that worked with our concept, and encouraged our vendors run with it.

As common with all of our past successful events, we didn’t over think anything. This gave us the freedom to shut out all the other distractions, so we could focus on just the things that felt organic and natural to our design.

The style of the invitation piece we used comes out everywhere in this shoot. The cake, floral backdrop, table setting, rug, and even the wedding dress were all inspired from this one invitation.

If you are having trouble deciding on a direction to go with your wedding design, try selecting a few pieces you love and see where it takes you!

Use that one thing you love as the glue that ties your whole wedding together. It could be a wedding invitation, a dress, a famous painting you love, or a crazy piece of furniture. Just go with it and let the rest fall into place.
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Photographer: Sarah Hays Photography {LISTmember}  | Venue: StudioWed Denver | Planner: Amber with Save the Date Events | Florist: Plum Sage Flowers {LISTmember} | Videographer: Pure Cinematography {LISTmember} | Dress Boutique: BHLDN  | Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist: Heidi with The Parlour | Invitations and Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas | Cake: Intricate Icings | Rentals: Yonder floral + decor house  | Linens: La Tavola

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Notes From Plum Sage Flowers:

Our botanical inspiration was to focus on unusual greenery and utilize plant and foliage types that are not typically seen in fresh designs. These included coleus plants, peperonia, zebra plant, maranta and hoya. We wanted the greenery to act as a focal bloom and really loved playing with sewing the sword fern and succulent blooms onto the fabric backdrop.

In addition to the above, we enjoyed utilizing large quantities of unique flowers such as the frill tulips. We also were able to use fresh cut Fritillaria for the first time, which was stunning.

Notes From Intricate Icings:

My inspiration for this fondant cake was the gorgeous white, green and metallic stationery provided by Wedding Paper Divas. I love modern geometric patterns and thought this linear design would work wonderfully on a cake. I chose to add a single sugar fern as a nod to the lush greenery used throughout the shoot. I wanted to provide an interactive experience for the guests, so I created an edible wall of petite fours allowing the dessert to truly become the decor, while letting the guests serve themselves from a slightly more unique setting.

Barn Wedding Decor

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West Elm animal sculpture / Rustic centerpiece / Yellow home decor / Lace bridesmaid dress / Flower dress / Rustic feather Boutonniere lapel pin Woodland wedding boutonniere… / West Virginia Rustic Barn Wedding / Ivory Romance ~ A Rustic Wedding Inspiration Board / Late Spring/Early Summer Rustic Outdoor Wedding Inspiration in Shades… / How to Throw a Barn Wedding / Vanessa + Adam’s Charming Barn Wedding Ruffled / A Rustic DIY Wedding in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan / Cross Creek Ranch / Eclectic Garden Party Wedding Erin Greg / A Rustic Barn Wedding on Lake Tahoe Bridesmaid.com

Shabby Chic

This outdoor wedding took place on a golf course, and features colorful DIY elements. I particularly love the customized mason jars for each guest.

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Photographer:  From the Hip Photo | Event Venue: Highland Meadows Golf Course | Cake Designer:‘B’ Sweet Cupcakes | Dress Store: Amanda’s Bridal & Tux | Etsy Designer: CRCmade | Floral Designer: F. Dellit Designs | DJ: Sound of the Rockies | Hair Stylist: The Parlour Salon

Cannabis Inspired Styled Shoot

It was only a matter of time when cannabis would become a wedding trend. Here’s a chic cannabis inspired styled shoot by local Colorado vendors.

Notes from the photographer, Denise of Lollylah:

Recently we put together a cannabis inspired styled wedding photo shoot. Along with Bec Koop, owner of Cannabis Concierge Events and Buds & Blossoms, we produced a beautiful shoot focusing on an aspect of cannabis culture that exists but is so rarely recognized. Our goal was to create something refined and sophisticated that looked beyond the perceptions associated with cannabis use. To achieve this we included details such as a hemp wedding dress, subtle placement of cannabis in floral arrangements and hair pieces, as well as other design elements carefully laced through out the set. These things combined, tell a visual story that surpasses common stereotypes.As mentioned we wanted to be extremely subtle with our use of cannabis but here are some specific examples of how we incorporated it stylistically.-Eco hemp and silk wedding dress courtesy Janay A Eco Bridal-Custom made hemp jewelry-Vape pen used by the groom-Hemp used for decorative elements in our aspen grove vignette -Floral pieces contained cannabis bud to include the bouquet, boutonniere as well as the hairpiece. There’s also a few cannabis leaves used decoratively. -Hemp berry smoothies-Cannabis leaf design in the pizzelles used on the place settings-Clock on the “munchies” table set to 4:20 ;-)-The venue is a cannabis friendly bed and breakfast located on private property. By law cannabis use can only be on private property.We opted not to include cannabis infused food in the shoot because the rules and regulations for edibles are extremely strict. We did not want to show anything that was potentially illegal, borderline illegal or too difficult to replicate. Commercial edible shops cannot sell a cannabis infused wedding cake or any food that is not strictly portion controlled. Currently, by law, all edibles sold recreationally have to be either individual packaged or de-marked in increments of 10 or few milligrams of activated THC.

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Photographer:  Lollylah | Event Venue: Meadow Creek Bed & Breakfast | Creative Design and Planning: Cannabis Concierge Events | Floral: Buds and Blossoms  | Dress Designer: Janay A Handmade | Hair and Make Up: Brytanie Dotson | Food and Catering: Chef Tiffany Tomaso-Kelly | Invitations and Stationary: Avec La Vie Creations

Aug 8th: Anne Marie Veils & Adornments at Blue Bridal

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Blue Bridal {LISTmember} is hosting the gorgeous Anne Marie Veils & Adornments collection the weekend of 8/8-8/9! If you’re still searching for the perfect accessories to compliment your dress, search no further! This romantic, vintage inspired collection spans from combs, to hair vines, to veils, flowers and more! Local designer, Jamie, will be in store to style brides, by appointment, and each bride will receive 10% off their accessory purchase! Call for an appointment: 303-466-2583

 

Sneak Peek: Poolside Bridal Shower Styled Shoot

COUTUREcolorado recently teamed up with a few of our favorite vendors to produce this poolside bridal shower styled shoot. With Lilly Pulitzer and Kate Spade as our inspiration, we created a whimsical bridal shower with green and yellow tones paired with black and white prints topped off with pineapple accents and green cut glass.

We are so excited to share with you a sneak peek. It will be published in full in October on COUTUREcolorado and Rocky Mountain Bride.

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Venue: Pool Terrace at The Four Seasons Denver  | Photographer: Rachel Gomez {contributing photographer} | Event Planner: Calluna Events {LISTmember} | Floral Design: Plum Sage Flowers {LISTmember} | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Whimsy Design Studio {LISTmember} | Macarons: Honey B’s Macarons {LISTmember} | Chair, Table and Linens Rentals: Event Rents |  Printed Linens,Chair Pads and Napkins: La Tavola | Flatware: West Elm | Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist: Kim J. Beauty {LISTmember} | Dress: Trina Turk Martha Floral V-Neck from Neiman Marcus | Bracelet: Anthropologie | Bar Cart: Target  | Favor: Delish Organic Moisturizer from Pure Form Life  | Model: Kylie Bassett of Kylie Letters | Publications: COUTUREcolorado  and Rocky Mountain Bride

Spotted: Aqua

Aqua, a greenish blue color, is fresh, modern and whimsical.
Check out aqua interior design inspiration on COUTUREcolorado LIFE & STYLE.
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Trashy Diva blue wedding dress / Mint pumps / Two s Company snap frame / Shabby Chic Wedding decor Guest book Aqua Green Wooden Letter L Kids… / Aqua Love … diy tissue paper pom garland // nursery // wedding… / Gingham dog bow tie – aqua blue / turquoise / Aqua Wedding Confetti – 50 Eco Friendly Plantable Paper Hearts for… / Blue Heart Love Postage Stamps / Aqua And Yellow Backyard Wedding / Aqua And Yellow Backyard Wedding / Chevron Love / vintage wedding transportation / D.I.Y Vintage Apothecary Bottles Free Labels Eat Drink Chic / Aqua Striped Paper Straws / GALLERY

Aug 5th: The Big Fake Wedding Denver…..GIVEAWAY

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The Big Fake Wedding Denver
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 7:00pm
NOAH’s Event Venue | 11885 N. Bradburn Blvd., Westminster CO 80031

The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. “Wedding guests” are brides- and grooms-to-be who enjoy an emotional vow renewal ceremony, a tasty dinner and a dance-party reception while truly experiencing the wedding vendors in action.

Tickets are $25.00 and include a cocktail-style dinner, sparkling wine and a swag bag. To get $10.00 off your tickets use promo code:  Couture2015.

For more information and to purchase tickets online, please visit: www.thebigfakewedding.com

I have TWO PAIR OF TICKETS TO GIVEAWAY. Head over to our facebook and instagram accounts to enter!!!

The Big Fake Wedding – Top Ten for Guests from The BigFakeWedding on Vimeo.

Elegant Yellow

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Photographer:  Audrey Michel, Wedding Photographer | Reception Venue: Highlands Ranch Mansion |Event Designer: Mark Christopher Weddings and Events | Floral Designer: Abloom | Linens and Coverings: Allwell Rents Co | Cake Designer: azucar bakery | Caterer: Catering by Design | Dress Designer: Lazaro | Linens and Coverings: Linen Hero by Chair Covers & Linens – Colorado | Band:5 Star Talent and Entertainment, Inc.

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