Inspired by a antique hand painted china plate......
Notes from event designer, Elizabeth Restauri of Total Imagination Events:
The Boettcher mansion was our first and most obvious choice for the location of the shoot with it’s mountain vistas and heavily wooded pine landscape providing an enchanted forest-like atmosphere to breath life into our Vintage Chic Woodland Wedding Shoot.
As the shoot was styled around the antique plates, we built the settings from the top down, finding hand painted and mismatched antique plates for each setting with gold trim and deep pink flowers. We added dinner ware from Anthropologie with a turquoise salad plate and a cream dinner plate from the ‘Old Havana’ line. We finished the look with an ‘Alpine Gold’ rimmed charger and ‘Gold Sentry’ flatware from Event Rents Denver and a cream linen with gold lace trim from Pier 1 Imports. We now had our color pallet featuring hues of pink from deep fuscia to blush matched with and antiqued turquoise and accents of gold. The complimenting colors provided an opulent, rich and evoking color scheme to design the shoot within.
Our bride was styled by the Little White Dress Bridal Shop in the trendy Highland neighborhood of Denver, Colorado and was outfitted in a strapless ball gown by Anne Barge specifically designed for the owner of the shop, Cate Malone, featuring a romantic and voluminous skirt and delicate lace bodice. We knew this dress was immediately a perfect fit for our shoot with it’s lace bodice complimenting our vintage feel, the light blush color of the dress just barely hinting at the pink in our color pattern and the silk satin organza skirt with it’s perfectly placed rushing personifying the definition of enchantment.
Artistry Events & Design provided their hand restored leather cream club lounge set, gold metal wrapped mirrored coffee table, and art-deco wire side tables and we finished the set with a glass and crystal chandelier hanging from the branch of an overhead pine. Our stunning table setting consisted of two high back tufted wing cream linen chairs fit for a fairytale dinner positioned on either side of a mahogany pine farm table and matching benches. Softly lighting the branches overhead bathing our farm table in a delicate glow hung a crystal and glass chandelier. Nearby stood the champagne bar made of a solid wood hand carved chalk wash distressed turquoise door with drop-down bar.
Caroline Colvin Photography & Ashlee Burke Photography | Venue: The Boettcher Mansion | Planner: Total Imagination Events | Florist: Bella Lu Floral | Videographer: Dillon Mortensen Videography | Dress Designer: Anne Barge | Dress Boutique: Little White Dress Bridal Shop |Décor and Lighting: Artistry Events and Design | Invitation: Wedding Paper Divas | Fashion: Love Alana Designs | Professional Mentoring
The Planner’s Lounge, Debbie Orwat
More notes from vendors: The Dress:
The Anne Barge 'Cate' dress is a strapless ball gown with a Chantilly lace bodice and a pick-up skirt of blush silk organza and silk satin organza. It is a beautifully romantic and ethereal style, thanks to the subtle blush shade, the lightness and movement of the voluminous skirt, and the delicate lace bodice.
The Cate gown was named after Little White Dress Bridal Shop owner Cate Malone, after she asked Anne Barge if it was possible to combine the skirt of one style and the bodice of another to create a dress that she thought Colorado brides would love. Anne Barge agreed to create the new dress and named it 'Cate' - to Cate's complete surprise and delight! The dress was created specifically for Little White Dress Bridal Shop, but other shops around the country loved the Cate gown as well, and it is now available at other stores.
Anne Barge, one of the most respected names in the bridal fashion industry, is known for creating classic and romantic gowns with a meticulous focus on fit, interpreted for the modern bride. Her gowns feature an extraordinary attention to detail, using intricate embroideries, French laces, and Italian fabrics.
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The Boettcher Mansion provides a rare combination of historic authenticity and modern amenities from its secluded setting inside the 110-acre Lookout Mountain Nature Preserve, located less than a half-hour from downtown Denver. Built in 1917 as a summer home and seasonal hunting lodge for Charles Boettcher, the former “Lorraine Lodge” was enjoyed for more than 50 years by family members until it was donated to Jefferson County for public use and enjoyment. In 1984, the Arts & Crafts style estate was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and now serves as Jefferson County’s premier events venue. The Mansion, Carriage House, Gazebo and garden can be reserved for a wide variety of social galas, including weddings, receptions, commitment ceremonies and many other festive gatherings