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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

Save the Date Events Team | ICON Awards 2015

We are thrilled to have not one, not two, but THREE events up for nomination to win this year’s ICON Awards. The ICON Awards, hosted by Colorado Expression, celebrates the Colorado wedding industry’s best and brightest professionals. Today, we wanted to share a few sneak peeks of the weddings and events that are up for these prestigious awards.

Without further ado, we bring you our first wedding, nominated for Judge’s Finalist :: Best Wedding Under $75,000 – Vintage Riverside Romance

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Our second wedding to be nominated is this amazing summer affair, nominated for People’s Choice :: Best Wedding Over $75,000

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Our third nomination is for a lovely guest welcome party we planned this past summer, which is nominated for People’s Choice :: Best Event for an Individual.Welcome_Dinner004

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We are so passionate about what we do and we are honored to work with such amazing clients. Our team always looks forward to celebrating together at The ICON Awards Gala!

Follow us on Instagram for the latest updates and photos from the 2015 ICON Awards Gala on Friday, March 6, 2015.

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 {our Save the Date Events Team at the 2014 ICON Awards Gala}

Vail Wedding Planners| Arrabelle Hotel Wedding

Vail Square Wedding

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We had such a great time working with Ashley and Steven over the past year to plan their destination wedding in Vail, Colorado. We worked with Ashley to determine her design style was modern, elegant, colorful, and romantic with a touch of mountain rustic.

To set the tone in the Arrabelle ballroom, we draped the room with ivory satin draping and used amber uplighting to add a more romantic vibe to the room. To keep with the modern style, we sourced gold chevron linen to adorn all of the guest tables. These are some of our favorite linens ever! Place settings included gold beaded chargers with navy satin napkins. We alternated tall and short centerpieces to add dimension to the room design. Centerpieces were a variety of pinks, greens, and white blooms with a touch of rustic such as willow or a wood slice under the vase. We used gold chivari chairs to keep the room elegant and added pinspot lighting to show off the gorgeous centerpieces and the cake.

For dinner, guests enjoyed fabulous food stations including a gourmet pasta bar, a mini taco station, and a Colorado inspired carving station. We surprised guests with late night snacks including a donut bar with additional sweet treats such as rice krispie treats and gourmet cookies.

The ceremony was planned for the Vail Wedding Deck but with the rainy afternoon, we worked with Pink Monkey Solutions to quickly add draping and lighting to our backup location inside the Arrabelle. The girls at Plum Sage were amazing at using the ceremony florals inside to create a gorgeous setting for Ashley and Steven. Our officiant, Keith, was absolutely amazing. At least 30 guests commented that it was the best ceremony they had ever been too! Their wedding guests loved the band and kept the dance floor packed all night.

Thank you Ashley and Steven for being such a joy to work with. We wish you the absolute best wishes!

Event Professional Team:

Venue :: Arrabelle Hotel
Floral Design :: Plum Sage Flowers
Entertainment & Music :: HomeSlice Band
Photography :: Jason+Gina
Officiant :: Colorado Weddings by Keith
Decor :: Pink Monkey Solutions
Rentals :: Alpine Party Rentals
Linens :: La Tavola
Cake :: Arrabelle Hotel Pastry Chef
Custom Stationery :: Sweet Zion Paperie
Planning & Design :: Debbie, Save the Date Events

Video: Using Your Wedding Venue as Design Inspiration

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In today’s video, we share a advice on using your wedding location as inspiration during the design process. Take a minute to hear what Amber, one of our professional planners, has to say!

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more planning advice videos and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram for great Colorado wedding inspiration!

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Wedding Fashion | Crop Top Wedding Gown

We love following the newest trends in wedding fashion and are delightfully surprised at the newest trend for next season – the crop top gown! We’ve seen models, actresses, and even bold fashionista’s in Colorado rocking the crop top. With the ability to show a peek-a-boo tiny amount of skin, or the toned abs you’ve been working on forever, crop top wedding gowns are this seasons next big thing!

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Crop top gowns also make a great reception dress style if you wish to keep your ceremony gown more traditional. What do you think of this style?

Party Planners in Denver | French Market Inspired Baby Shower

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We were so excited to throw Amber and Alex the most amazing and adorable baby shower. Amber has been a lead event planner with Save the Date Events for almost six years and brings an amazing set of unique design skills, uber detailed planning, and contagious excitement to our team.

We created a French Market inspired party, with delicious baguettes, fresh salads, and beautiful cheese displays. We paired these with lavender lemonade and fresh cucumber water. Plump berries sat in tiny colanders and the smell was lovely from the fresh lavender bunches that were placed around. The flawless work of our dear friend, Rachael from Intricate Icings, drew a tear from the guest of honor – seriously, the cakes were knock-outs!

Amber and Alex are enjoying this exciting time with their new baby boy, Harrison William Fairbanks who was born at 12:14pm on November 23, 2014. Congrats to the new family!

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