A surprise wedding? “That can’t possibly be!,” was the response Jacqueline most often got to her wild idea. She and Chris had been engaged for some time and kept trying to schedule their wedding. But life managed to get in the way, including Jacqueline’s bout with appendicitis!
We celebrated the holidays working with an amazing company to help their employees celebrate the past few years of business success. It was the company’s first holiday party in almost a decade and the client truly wanted to impress their colleagues.
One of our main priorities of the event was to “wow” their employees. We accomplished this by presenting guests with unique gourmet food presentations such as the Wall of Flame from Catering by Design. We also brought in the super-Colorado style photo booth company, Ear 2 Ear who offer an authentic ski gondola booth, the DIA tent booth, and a beetle-kill pine photo booth. We also surprised and amazed the guests with a performance by hip hop violinist Maestro Hughes and the uber talented DJ Ripm. The Chateaux at Fox Meadows was a great fit for this 400+ person holiday party. With its beautiful open ballroom and amazing lighting by Lighting and Design by Scott, the atmosphere for guests was stunning and very wintry!
We are so happy to bring these beautiful images to you by Cara Blome Photography
Event Professional Team:
2011 was an incredible year for all of us at Save the Date Events! Here are a few highlights we’d like to share:
We won a Knot Best of Weddings Award for 2011 and 2012 for being a top Colorado Wedding Planning Company.
We successfully planned and designed more than 4o events across Colorado including weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties and baby showers.
We attended more than 20 event industry networking events to keep in touch with our vendor contacts and establish new vendor connections.
We continued our partnership with the Better Business Bureau as an accredited business with an “A” rating.
We entered our third year as an active member of the International Special Event Society.
We were asked to be a preferred event planner on numerous preferred vendor lists at venues we worked at this year.
- We were published in the following magazines in 2011: Knot Colorado, Colorado Weddings, Luxe Mountain Weddings, Rocky Mountain Bride, the Bump, and Confetti. We were also featured online at Style Me Pretty, Mile High Bride and Half Baked Cake Blog.
- We won an ISES award for Best Wedding Over $50k for Erin and Jeff’s Tiffany Blue Wedding.
- We were an ICON award finalist for Best Wedding Under $75k for Sarah and Chris’ Old Hollywood Glam Wedding.
- We worked together with other StudioWed professionals to plan a very successful Second Annual Luxury Bridal Showcase at the Ritz Carlton in Denver.
- We planned and designed weddings in many of the mountain resort destinations in Colorado including Vail, Beaver Creek, Aspen, Crested Butte, Breckenridge, Keystone and Winter Park.
- We taught our first class on How to Become a Wedding Planner in Denver and launched the Planner’s Lounge, a resource site for event planners.
Thank you to our wonderful clients (past and present) for touching our lives and allowing us to be part of such an incredible time in your life. We are honored to be working with each and every one of you and your wonderful families. Thank you for allowing us to live our dream every day.
We are so thankful for the many incredible vendors we have had the privilege of working with over the past year. You inspire us, keep us sane, make us laugh and take exceptional care of our clients. We couldn’t do this without you.
Best wishes for a very fun and relaxing holiday. We’ll see you in 2012!
Amber, Brynn, Debbie & Gabby
We are always honored when another wedding industry professional asks us to plan a party for their business. Last fall, we had the opportunity to work with Julie and the JS Design team to design and plan the 7th anniversary of their business and to celebrate the opening of their letterpress division, Cut & Press. We have worked with JS Design Custom to design custom stationery for many of our weddings and social events over the past six years. For the party style, Julie wanted to create a vintage carnival in the courtyard outside of her studio. We worked together to design the food – popcorn bar, vintage candy and desserts, fun cocktails, vintage sodas and a cupcake truck! Julie designed and created all of the incredible stationery products you see in the party photos including the grab bag favors, letterpress invitations, custom bar stirs, cupcake flags, chalkboard signs, photo booth props, custom food containers and candy display signage. The cold and rainy weather forced us to move the carnival inside but we still had a great time planning and hosting this incredibly fun celebration with Julie and her team.
Thank you to the wonderful vendors who helped us with the party:
JS Design Custom for designing and creating all the stationery products
Bella Fiori for the gorgeous vintage vases and flowers
Denver cupcake truck for the fabulous sweet treats
Kari Mclain for help with the photo booth
Autumn Burke Photography for sharing these outstanding party detail photos
Here is a sneak peak at one of the inspiration boards we created before we started designing the party:
In addition to weddings, we occasionally design parties for social celebrations such as birthdays. My three year old daughter is obsessed with the game Angry Birds. For her 3rd birthday, I did a simple Angry Birds themed party. We ordered angry bird pins on Etsy for all the kids to wear at the party. We also had the invitation designed on Etsy along with a digital collage sheet of angry bird faces. I used various paper punches to create the angry bird circle accents. We used red and white scrapbook paper for the place mats (I cut rounded corners). The wood birdhouse was purchased at a craft store. I painted it red, added white feathers to the back and glued the angry bird face on the front. We used mini bird nests with Jordan Almonds (the “eggs”) at each place setting for the kiddos. I made custom party hats with scrapbook paper and added red feathers sticking out the top. For the kid’s favors, we used small white gable boxes with 2 layers of ribbon and an angry bird circle embellishment on each side. I purchased wood letters at the craft store for each child’s first initial. I painted those red and attached the letters to the gable boxes with red and white rope ribbon. Each child had a custom favor inside the box, based on what they like (cartoons, cars, bubbles, etc).
I also ordered an Angry Birds custom t-shirt for the birthday girl. She loved wearing it for her party!
The true star of the party (besides the birthday girl) was the INCREDIBLE cake totally designed and created by Intricate Icings. We gave them free reign on the design and could not have more thrilled with the cake! My daughter was literally beside herself with excitement when she saw it. The angry birds on the cake were actually cake pops which the kids could pull out and eat.
Thank you to Chris at Premium Digital Solutions for the fantastic photos.
We LOVED working with Erin, Jeff and their families over the past ten months to plan their Denver wedding for 350 guests at the Omni Interlocken Resort. Erin wanted Tiffany blue as her main wedding color. She also liked sparkly details, crystals and rhinestones. We had a custom monogram created that we used throughout many of the wedding elements starting with their aisle runner from Etsy. The stunning ceremony floral and hanging crystal backdrop were created by the Perfect Petal. The draping was done by John Quail, “The Drape Guy”. Their custom monogram unity candle set and programs were created by fantastic Etsy designers. Ceremony music was provided by Metropolitan Strings. Hair and makeup for Erin and all of her bridesmaids was done by Leslie Arts. Thank you to the incredibly talented Jenna Walker for sharing their gorgeous wedding images!
Stay tuned for Erin & Jeff’s stunning wedding reception details next…