Save the Date! Events Chosen as one of Denver’s Top Three Wedding & Event Planners

We are so honored to have recently been selected as one of the Top 3 Wedding Planning Firms in Denver, Colorado.

We are thankful to the many wonderful clients we have had over the years who are at the core of our business, and reputation. We could not have done it without you!

Are you planning a Colorado wedding for 2017, 2018 or even 2019? We would love to hear about it and see how we can help with design, planning, and coordination. Save the Date Events is a premier wedding and event planning firm based in Denver and providing unparalleled service across Colorado including Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, Estes Park, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Aspen, Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park, Tabernash, Crested Butte, Glenwood Springs, and Telluride.

And remember, Save the Date! does more than weddings! We can also help with the design and planning of corporate events, both business and social, as well as nonprofit fundraisers and galas.

Learn more about our services today!

Planet Bluegrass | Autumn Harvest Farm to Table Wedding

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Talk about gambling on the weather…. and we won! Planning an outdoor wedding and reception at the end of October is definitely taking a chance, but in Colorado you never know what the weather will be. On Oct 20th, the weather was on our side as our couple said their “I do’s” surrounded by beautiful fall colors on a 60 degree day.

We created our reception venue in a grove of trees framed by lights and modern heaters. The wood tables were gorgeously decorated with garland of greenery, lanterns and assorted rustic veggies. Guests enjoyed an amazing 4-course meal from Blackbelly which fueled the dancing all night long.

:: Event Professional Team ::
Photographer :: Jason & Gina
Entertainment :: Elite DJ
Florist :: Statice Floral
Transportation :: Premier Charters
Lighting :: Pink Monkey
Rentals :: RC Special Events
Bridal Hair & Makeup :: Halo Salon
Planning & Design :: Save the Date Events

Planet Bluegrass Wedding | Riverside Romance

We are lucky to have the opportunity to work with so many amazing and creative clients, and this adorable couple is the crème de la crème! We have the entire story from our very own lead designer, Amber Fairbanks:

When I first met with the bride, Sami, I knew she would be an ideal client. Her excitement about stationery, flowers, and linens – as well as her openness to new ideas – is a wedding planner’s dream.

My original notes went something like this: “I want the wedding to feel ‘Colorado’ but not too much. I want it to be a little vintage without being a vintage wedding. I want it to be a little bit rustic, but not too rustic.”

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This led us to Planet Bluegrass, the legendary venue in Lyons, Colorado, and the ideal canvas for such a wedding. The venue is situated next to the river with a sheer gray cliff edge and beautiful mountain views through a valley.

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The ceremony took place next to the river with the couple framed underneath a striking wooden arch. The arch was wreathed in flowing garland and in the center, dangled a vintage chandelier wrapped in bright coral flowers.

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rose gold table setting Gold flatware, wood-grained menus, and hand painted wood ornaments added a nice pop of the vintage/rustic style we wanted.

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Check out their super fun slow motion video booth!

Event Professional Team:

Venue :: Planet Bluegrass
Floral Design :: Bare Root Flora
Entertainment & Music :: Masterful Musicians & The Parlor Pickers
Photography :: Jason+Gina
Dress :: Anna Be
Rentals :: Event Rents Denver
Hair and Makeup :: Elizabeth Stone & Bre Ortala
Signs :: Paper Tangent
Bar :: Peak Beverage
Decor :: Design Works
Ceremony Chairs and Flatware :: Yonder House
Linens :: La Tavola
Cake :: Intricate Icings
SlowMo Video Booth ::  Pure Cinematography
Custom Stationery :: Sweet Zion Paperie
Planning & Design :: Amber, Save the Date Events

*This wedding is a 2015 ICON Award Winner for Best Wedding Under $75,000

Planet Bluegrass Wedding | Kat & James

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Kat and James EndKatharine and James are one of those couples who just enjoy life and we enjoyed every moment of helping them plan their destination wedding in Colorado. The couple wanted a comfortable wedding that showed off who they are, a fun loving couple!  The weather was perfect when Katharine and James said “I Do” by the river on the beautifully manicured lawn at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons.

After the ceremony guests enjoyed lawn games, drinks and adult snow cones while looking at black and white photos of the couples family members weddings. Everyone says that rain is good luck on your wedding day, if that is true then Katharine and James must have the best luck in the world! Not only did the rain come at the perfect time as guests were entering the pavilion, it then stopped right after dinner and a beautiful double rainbow appeared.

Katharine had a very talented group of friends who made all of the floral arrangements! The room was the perfect setting for a delectable family style meal from Catering By Design. For dessert, guests enjoyed an amazing selection of homemade pies from Tee and Cakes. Guests worked off their wonderful meal by dancing to amazing music from the Parlor Pickers band.

Katharine and James wanted their guests to have a true Colorado experience, from the tubers on the river during the ceremony, to the amazing bluegrass music, to the cut-out of a bear that they brought with them, I think we delivered the perfect Colorado experience.

Thank you to Kat and James for allowing us to be part of your special day!

Vendor Professional Team

Venue :: Planet Bluegrass
Catering :: Catering by Design
Photographer :: Happy Confetti Photography
Band :: Parlor Pickers
Pie :: Tee and Cakes
Hair :: Parlour Highlands
Make up :: Liz Boyle
Alcohol :: Peak Beverage
Transportation :: Premier Charters
Planning & Design :: Save the Date Events

Birthday Party Planner in Denver | Surprise Birthday Party


We had such a fun time planning a surprise party for Lindsay’s 30th birthday! Her adorable hubby had a great time getting creative with the details of the event…wanting it to be truly unique! We combined a hip-hop violinist, an ice cream sundae bar with a rooftop deck in the summertime and the results were amazing!

Thanks to Plum Sage Flowers for the lush florals, Chair Covers & Linens for the beautiful silky linens, Shamane’s Bake Shoppe for her lovely cake and cupcakes, Maestro Hughes and DJ Shake One for the tunes all night and the excellent Bacaro Venetian Tavern for the amazing venue!

Special thanks to Chris from Premium Digital Solutions for the photos!






My Favorite Boulder Rehearsal Dinner Spots!


Boulder Colorado is known for it’s breathtaking views of the Flat Irons and the quirky, whimsical Pearl Street Mall. What a perfect place to have your Rehearsal Dinner (or Welcome Dinner, or Bridesmaids Brunch) Here are my top favorite places:

The Foundry – This laid-back bar and grill has one of the best views in town and they love to host parties on their rooftop deck. The food is familiar and the prices are great.

Lazy Dog – The rooftop deck at the Lazy Dog can seat up to 100 people! Host your entire wedding on this deck with a full bar and stunning views.

Jill’s at the St. Julien Hotel – This stunning, contemporary fine dining restaurant boasts bold lighting fixtures, an amazing bar and exquisite entrees.

Bacaro Venetian Taverna – Bacaro has a beautiful sunny deck that can seat up to 200 people! The deck has lovely hanging glass lights, adorable chalkboards and chandeliers that add a romantic touch.

The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant – The Rio is known for their margaritas, and they have a great rooftop deck. What more could you ask for?