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

Denver Wedding Planner | Manor House Colorado Wedding

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Chill, cool, music-loving, and lovable. All words that make us think of Kristin and Josh. The focus of this wedding was for guests to feel cozy while eating, drinking and being merry – all with a little southern Louisiana style!

The wedding took place at the historic Manor House in Littleton, Colorado. Kristin felt this venue brought the best of both worlds together — an old southern style mansion grounded in the middle of the gorgeous Colorado mountains.

The ceremony setting was soft and cozy, incorporating eclectic vintage white chairs for guests, fluffy ferns down the aisle, and soft white and pink flowers sprawling over the arch they stood under. The venue was filled with lanterns, vintage elements, soft florals, and cute signs with adorable quotes about love, family, and friendship –all made by the mother of the bride.

After a traditional New Orleans second line to start the dancing off right, guests enjoyed a rockin’ band, good food, and beautiful Colorado weather! We absolutely enjoyed working with this couple and were thrilled to see her visions come to life!

Vendor Professional Team
Venue :: The Manor House
Photographer :: Jason and Gina Photography
Cake :: Gateaux Bakery
Flowers :: Bella Fiori
Ceremony Music :: Masterful Musicians
Vintage Chairs :: Chairished
Dessert Buffet & Decor :: A Vintage Affair Rental and Events
Transportation :: Premier Charters
Planning & Design :: Save the Date Events

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

Aspen Wedding Planner | Snowmass Valley Ranch

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We planned and designed a lovely and colorful vintage rustic wedding at Snowmass Valley Ranch near Aspen, Colorado. The table runners were custom made from vintage fabric and inspired much of the overall event design including the cake and all of the beautiful florals. The ceremony took place at the ranch in front of a beautiful mountain pond. Guests sat on hay bales with comfortable cushions while enjoying the gorgeous mountain view during the ceremony.  After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the lawn complete with hay bale lounges and a very fun photo booth. The Mexican-inspired reception dinner was served family style in a gorgeous white tent on the front lawn. After dinner, guests enjoyed dancing to the live band and enjoyed the stunning cakes and an ice cream bar. This wedding was an enormous undertaking with many challenges. We are not permitted to share the professional wedding photos but wanted to share a few of these non-pro images. We would like to thank the incredible vendors who went above and beyond to make this event possible:

Cakes:: Intricate Icings
Photographer:: Jason+Gina
Video:: 1321 Studios
Catering:: Catering by Design
Band:: Groove Nation Orchestra
Floral:: Perfect Petal
Tent & Rentals:: Colorado Tents & Events
Wedding Planning & Design:: Debbie & Amber at Save the Date Events

Chatfield Botanic Gardens Wedding





We absolutely adored working with Lauren and Rian for 10 days. Yes, that’s right. They hired us 10 days before their wedding to pull together ALL of the vendors and details. They were absolutely wonderful to work with and the wedding was a gorgeous rustic-vintage-garden inspired event. From the rustic stationery and vintage dessert bar to the garden umbrellas and pops of yellow, the wedding was truly beautiful.

You can see their wedding featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs along with a full list of the vendor team. Thank you to the fabulous Autumn Burke for the sharing the stunning images.


Rustic Barn Wedding | Holly & Seth at Chatfield


This beautiful and creative couple, Holly and Seth, got married on a warm day in August at a stunning Colorado venue called Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfied. Having the mountains within reach and an adorable red barn, Chatfield is a dream.

Holly and Seth are incredibly talented and designed every aspect of their wedding details, from the scrabble table names, to the ceremony and reception direction posts, to the hidden message on the cake. Holly is also a talented graphic designer and after having so much fun designing her own wedding, she has started created wedding-related papers for other brides.

The bride’s makeup was styled by Natosha from Aphrodite Affairs. The beautiful flowers were created by Bella Fiori and they did an amazing job! The adorable cake was designed by Intricate Icings, and as always it is perfect! The beautiful day was captured by Lupher Arts for video – and these AMAZING photos were provided by Fuse Photographic. Thank you Travis and Laura for sharing their stunning wedding photos.