A Romantic Surprise Christmas Wedding!

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!

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Kevin Taylor Loft Wedding | Downtown Denver

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How do you soften up an industrial building? You add drape, lights, fuchsia, and a touch of sparkle! Working with Emily and Neil was such a fun process. Emily had an idea of a modern sparking wedding and Neil wanted to do everything possible to make sure she was wowed on their wedding day.

Yards of silver drape flowed from the walls as bistro lights drew the eye to the ceiling. Two hundred glass orbs with twinkle lights brought visual interest to the room. Deep blue linens with a silver sparkle runner set an amazing stage for solid fuchsia floral centerpieces. Guests enjoyed an amazing dinner and danced the night away under the lights!

It was a pleasure to work with Emily and Neil. We wish them a lifetime of happiness!

Event Professional Team ::

Venue ::  Studio Loft at Kevin Taylor
Light and Drape :: Design Works
Love Sign :: Lighting and Design by Scott
Chairs :: Charming Chairs
Linens :: Chair Covers and Linens
Invitations :: Cloud 9
Cake :: Intricate Icings
Entertainment :: Elite DJ
Floral Design :: Statice Floral
Hair Stylist :: Erin Ferris
Makeup Artistry :: Hooked on Beauty
Photography :: Kaz Creative
Planning and Design :: Save the Date Events

Kevin Taylor Opera House Wedding | 1920s Glam Wedding

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When we first met with Alexis and Scott, their energy and love was just infectious. We were beyond excited when they told us they wanted to plan a 1920’s theme wedding. We didn’t want to take the design so far that it felt like a costume party, but we wanted guests to feel like they were transported into an era of dancing, creative libations, and great food, all in a speakeasy style.

The ceremony set the tone with a wall of lights behind the stage with a baby grand piano in the corner. The bride carried a custom broach bouquet and the bridesmaids carried amazing feather fans instead of traditional flowers. With the help of Design Works, we transformed the Kevin Taylor Opera House into the perfect 1920’s speakeasy. We utilized candles and mirrors to create a romantic glow and custom made a 7′ tall bar sign that was a focal decor point in the room.

Pink champagne bottles served as escort cards and table numbers. Guests enjoyed a tasty cake that was designed to match their amazing art deco invitations. Guests had a blast in the photo booth. After dinner, the dance floor was the place to be! So much so that the bride and groom couldn’t stop dancing to sign their marriage license so we made it official by signing the paperwork on a groomsmen’s back on the dance floor!

The bride and groom did a grand exit to a stream of silver poppers and hopped on their getaway pedicab. We had a blast planning this wedding and wish Alexis and Scott a lifetime of love and dancing on the tables!

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Event Professional Team:

Venue :: Kevin Taylor Opera House
Photography :: Zorn Photography
Cinematography :: Pure Cinematography
Entertainment :: Elite DJ 
Photobooth :: ShutterBooth
Decor & Florals :: Design Works
Cake :: Intricate Icings
Hair & Makeup :: Beauty on Location by Liz
Transportation :: A Advantage LimoDenver Trike Company 
Escort cards and table numbers :: Let’s Be Personal
Invitations :: Cloud 9 Papers
Programs and signs :: New Leaf Creative
Design, Planning & Coordination :: Save the Date Events

McNichols Building Denver | Wedding Planners

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When we first meet with a couple, we often ask them if they have a color palette in mind or inspiration for their wedding day. Sam and Ali didn’t really have an idea of what they wanted, they just knew that they wanted their friends and families to have a great time. During the interview process, we learned that one of their favorite things to do is to grab a margarita and sit out on a nice patio at a neighborhood hangout. We thought this would be the perfect inspiration for their wedding.

It was a fun challenge to transform a modern space like the McNichols Building into a backyard reception. Guests enjoyed a signature margarita during cocktail hour, a recipe that the bride got from her favorite eatery. To find their seats, guests used Denver pennies to scratch off their table number!

Bistro lighting, large kings tables, and lush greenery helped set the scene for the reception on the third floor. Following the fabulous meal, everyone gathered on the dance floor and danced the night away.

It was just a pleasure working with Ali and Sam to create their perfect “ patio wedding” in downtown Denver. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and laughter!

Event Professional Team:

Location :: McNichols Building
Transportation :: A Advantage Limo
Catering :: Catering By Design
Lights & Drape :: By Design  Event Decor
Officiant :: Scott Awbrey
Ceremony Music :: Per Vita String Quartet
DJ :: Elite DJ
Flowers :: Moss Pink
Cake :: Cake Crumbs
Hair and makeup :: Bang Salon
Design & Planning :: Save the Date Events

StudioWed Spring Wedding Soiree!

StudioWed Spring Soiree Invite

You are Invited to the StudioWed Spring Wedding Soiree!

 Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 5-8pm

You are cordially invited to enjoy an evening of wedding inspiration, table designs and decor ideas in our studio as you mingle with expert wedding professionals. Sample savory bites, sip champagne and enjoy delectable desserts. All brides and grooms will receive a fabulous swag bag.

This is a complimentary event open to all engaged couples, their family and friends. We can’t wait to see you there!

RSVP Today: http://spring2014denver.eventbrite.com

Contact StudioWed with any questions at 303.455.0969 or email denver@studiowed.net.

12 Steps for a Wedding that is Amazing, Beautiful and Everything YOU!


You got engaged!? How exciting! Perhaps it happened on Christmas morning, in front of your entire family. Or maybe he surprised you under fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Or maybe Valentine’s Day in a few weeks is the special day? That means a wedding is happening, either soon or far. And these twelve steps are the key to your success for a wedding that is perfectly you!

1. Set your budget – Decide whether you are a “strict budget” type of bride, or if you prefer to say yes or no as the decisions present themselves. Either way, it is nice to have a rough idea what you cannot afford before you start work.

2. Hire a professional wedding planner – Do you want everything on your wedding day to go smoothly, perfectly and exactly as you envisioned with minimal stress? This is when you hire a professional wedding planner.

3. Choose possible dates or months for the wedding – Would you like a spring wedding? Or maybe getting married in the snow in December is your dream? This is a decision that needs to be made before you can move forward with planning a Colorado wedding.

4. Create a guest list – Is your wedding going to have 300 guests and fill a large ballroom, or will it be a charming 40 person intimate gathering? If you are working with a strict budget, guest count can really affect how much your costs are overall.

5. Tour venues – At this point you are able to make decisions using your basic and crucial information – budget, date and guest count. Find a venue that is within your budget, has excellent staff, and can meet your criteria. Tour venues that your wedding planner recommends, or a venue that you have always had your eye on.

6. Wedding Style – You have probably been thinking of your wedding’s style, consciously or not, for months or maybe even years. Brainstorm with your wedding planner to think of special details that truly fit your personal style.

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7. The Dress – It takes up to 8 months for a beautiful custom gown to be made, and at least 3 months on average for many local gown shops to get a beautiful dress in your hands. And don’t forget to consider the time needed for alterations.

8. Research – You can do research at any point in the planning process, but we wanted to make it a point to how important this step is. An amazing wedding day often comes down to the professionalism and experience you get from the perfect vendor team. If you are working with a wedding planner, listen to her advice regarding vendors – she has had years of working with local vendors and has knowledge of the entire wedding industry in location where you are getting married.

9. Inquire and Meet with Vendors – Once you have thoroughly researched your vendors, select a few in each vendor category who you would like to meet with. We recommend definitely meeting your photographer in-person if possible. Feeling comfortable with the photography team is important since they will be with you the entire wedding day. Once you narrow down caterers, it is a good idea to set up tastings with your potential caterer or with the kitchen at your chosen venue.

10. Create an Inspiration Board – Posting boards and pins to Pinterest, selecting favorites on Etsy and googling images of designs you like are the perfect way to get started on your master wedding inspiration board and get your ideas organized.  Also, your wedding planner is immersed in “everything wedding” so listen to her ideas and ask what is new, unique or tried-and-true.

11. Hire your Vendors – When you are ready and feel decisive, book those vendors! Some vendors only take one wedding per day and only have a few dates available. Once you know, they should too!

12. The Final Walk Through – This step is crucial to bringing it all together. Whether you set up the final walk-through on your own or your wedding planner attends this with you, this helps bring all of the key vendors together before the big day. Every detail is covered and this is basically a rehearsal for the wedding reception for the vendors, venue and for you.