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 ::
On our continuous journey to stay familiar with our local industry and be on top of trends, our team made a visit to Perfect Petal‘s warehouse in Denver. Perfect Petal began as local florist shop in the Historic Highland district of Denver, serving up lovely bouquets and personal arrangements. They expanded to offer delicate soaps, jewelry, and housewares artfully selected for a beautiful presentation. Although the company is about to reach its 20 year anniversary, the owner, Cindy, and her team still believe in offering stunning and original flowers to anyone – no matter their budget.
We recently got a behind-the-scenes look at their stocked-to-the-top warehouse located just outside of the city – and oh my, were we impressed! As we walked in, our eyes were immediately drawn to the different light fixtures hanging from the ceilings, to the hundreds of vases on shelf after shelf, and to the tumbleweeds perched on a balcony (that curiously, have a pretty story around their procurement.)
What are some trends that the Perfect Petal team see for the future in wedding design? They predict that weddings will be moving away from the vintage look and mason jars. They are starting to see weddings incorporate the burnished beauty of mixed metals, smoky glass, earthy elements, and modern vessels such as acrylic cubes. They also see a beautiful play of watercolors and a ton of love for the color lavender coming into the wedding design esthetic.
Not only does Perfect Petal offer flowers and design consultations, but they have limitless access to this giant warehouse of goodies – which can range from doors, benches, and escort card holders to topiaries. We were incredibly impressed with their selection and love that we were able to learn more about their aesthetic and creative process.
Set in front of a gorgeous mountain backdrop amidst the tall pine trees, Crystal and KC’s Colorado wedding was soft and romantic with a touch of mountain rustic. We incorporated blush tones with natural elements that included blush and cream flowers, burlap and lace touches, and creamy soft linens.
After guests watched the couple say I Do, they listened to traditional mariachi music to represent the brides family heritage during cocktail hour. While dancing the night away, guests also enjoyed a tasty spread of pies surrounding a pink ombre cake…so cute!
Thank you to our team of wedding professionals for creating such a perfect event for an adorable couple!
Crystal & KC | Wedding Highlights from Pure Cinematography on Vimeo.
Wedding Professional Team:
Where do I begin talking about a conference that leaves me speechless on so many levels? Engage14 in Beaver Creek, Colorado was an intense experience. This was the second Engage Luxury Wedding Business Summit that I have attended. You can read the detailed recap of my first experience here.
The education, connections and inspiration that comes from this conference is so beneficial for our team and for our clients. Being able to mingle and learn from the best in the industry gives us the opportunity to take our skills to the next level for Colorado weddings and events.
Not only was this conference educational on many levels, the decor, branding, attention to detail and parties were incredibly inspiring. The branding from the event was over the top. Every thing you could think of was branded and presented in a consistent way with many unexpected surprises along the way (Surprise speaker Wolfgang Puck, meeting Bachelorette Trista and lovely gifts appearing at multiple times are just a few of the surprises that delighted all attendees). Every meal, event and snack time was perfectly coordinated, branded and managed – a dream for every event planner. Having this entire experience at the Ritz Carlton added to the level of luxury and enjoyment.
I attended this conference with my good friend and talented cake designer Rachael from Intricate Icings. Being able to share our daily experiences, what we learned and how we are going to implement this knowledge moving forward is a wonderful opportunity for both of us to make the most of what we learned.
Theses highlight videos below are worth a few minutes of your time to watch – so much inspiration and ideas!
engage!14 | Bachelor Gulch | Day 1 from I Do Films on Vimeo.
engage!14 | Bachelor Gulch | Final Recap from I Do Films on Vimeo.