Save the Date! Events Chosen as one of Denver’s Top Three Wedding & Event Planners

We are so honored to have recently been selected as one of the Top 3 Wedding Planning Firms in Denver, Colorado.  https://threebestrated.com/wedding-planners-in-denver-co

We are thankful to the many wonderful clients we have had over the years who are at the core of our business, and reputation. We could not have done it without you!

Are you planning a Colorado wedding for 2017, 2018 or even 2019? We would love to hear about it and see how we can help with design, planning, and coordination. Save the Date Events is a premier wedding and event planning firm based in Denver and providing unparalleled service across Colorado including Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, Estes Park, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Aspen, Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park, Tabernash, Crested Butte, Glenwood Springs, and Telluride.

And remember, Save the Date! does more than weddings! We can also help with the design and planning of corporate events, both business and social, as well as nonprofit fundraisers and galas.

Learn more about our services today!

Aspen Wedding Planners | Old World Hollywood Wedding

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We loved working with this couple over the past year to create a wedding weekend that truly reflected their unique style. They loved anything related to old world hollywood and also loved the mountains. It was our job to combine those two totally different worlds into one incredible wedding celebration!

Their stunning ceremony was on the Aspen Wedding Deck. We added a black and white dance floor for dramatic flair. The bride wore two dresses; an allover lace mermaid gown for the ceremony, and a duchess satin vintage hollywood inspired number for the reception.

To add fun to the cocktail hour entrance, the bride and groom rode around town in a horse drawn carriage led by a bagpiper as a nod to the bride’s family’s Scottish heritage. Then they entered in the cocktail hour with bagpipes playing as they exited the carriage.

The ballroom was drenched in red lighting to create a darker dramatic backdrop for the outstanding decor. We combined a mix of red, black and white linens with multiple textures and fabrics to create drama and add even more interest to the room. The over-the-top flowers were created by a family friend at Bouquets.

The hanging cake was a show-stopper. It was created using a custom made stand with a music clef on it to reflect the bride and grooms’ matching music clef tattoos. Guests could not stop raving about how incredible this cake was!

During dinner, guests were entertained by a Frank Sinatra impersonator which set the perfect atmosphere for the rest of the evening. Guest danced the night away to a fabulous DJ spinning tunes after enjoying their incredible meal from the Hotel Jerome.

This was truly a wedding celebration that the bride, groom and guests will never forget. Dani and Anthony, we loved every minute of working with you and your families!

Vendor Professional Team

Venue:: Hotel Jerome

Photography:: Cody Raisig & Jason+Gina Photography

Planning and Design:: Debbie, Amber and Brynn with Save the Date Events

Cake:: Intricate Icings

Bagpipes:: Michael Lancaster

Ceremony Music:: Masterful Musicians

DJ:: DJ RIPM

Impersonator:: Derek Evilsizor

Florist:: Bouquets

Draping/Lighting/Decor:: Halcyon Productions, Colorado Tents & Events and Event Rents

Photo Booth:: Shutterbooth 

Hair and Makeup:: Scarlet Salon

Videographer:: Rising Moon Films

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

Aspen Wedding Planner | Lindsey & David

 

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We had such an amazing time planning Lindsey & David’s wedding in the beautiful mountain town, Aspen. We couldn’t have asked for better weather that July weekend!

The lovely couple hosted their family and friends at the historic Hotel Jerome, where the intricate carved wood ceilings, beautiful antique furniture and lush textiles went perfectly with Lindsey’s wedding style; she wanted to stick with a soft blushing color theme, mainly whites with a hint of pale pink.

The ceremony was held at the stunning Maroon Bells (probably my number one favorite ceremony spot in the state!) and the reception in the Wheeler Room at Hotel Jerome. The bride envisioned, along with her florist The Aspen Branch, the tables set with low landscape style gardens with moss, lush roses, garden greens and a few pops of pale pink peonies. Guests danced the night away to the DJ from A Music+ and enjoyed the beautiful (and delicious!) cake from Delissious Cake Studio.  Planning and design by Gabby at Save the Date Events.

Thanks to the amazing team at Zorn Photography for these images – it was a blast to work with them!

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What Vintage Means to You – Part IV

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The early 1900s in America was an era of daring styles – short haircuts and shorter skirts. Women had liberated themselves from the constricting corsets and skirts of the decades before, and now wore loose dresses and even pants!

Although the Great Depression was right around the corner, the years before it were a time of peace and prosperity. Many fashion houses were founded in this age, including Chanel. Coco Chanel, the founder, emphasized elegance and class. She is the lady who insisted that every woman need own a Little Black Dress.

Some designers whose dresses mimic those of this era include www.jcrew.com, www.lazaro.com, and www.clairepettibone.com. If you don’t want to cut your hair into a bob, it should be pinned back or styled to look like one. Wide, jeweled headbands were very popular at this time and would lend your outfit authenticity. Necklaces were very long, often falling to waist-length (pearls were popular).

Dark, heart-shaped lips are a must, as are smoky eyes. Blush should be light.

Bridesmaids can be dressed as in this style as well, with loose-fitting, knee-length dresses and long strands of pearls. Cloche hats would add extra oomph! (you can always find those on www.etsy.com)

To pull this style into your wedding décor as well, try and incorporate art deco styles into your table linens and tableware. This means stepped forms, sweeping curves, chevrons or sunburst motifs. Wedding colors should be bold and opulent. Feathers could be incorporated into your flower arrangements. Rhinestones or glass beads could decorate your tables.

Ragtime and jazz music were very popular in this era, so consider hiring a band who can churn out tunes that people will want to dance the Charleston to!

Gabriella
Colorado Wedding Planner

Do’s and Don’ts For Your Mountain Wedding – Part III

Winter Mountain Wedding

Today is the last part of our series on the do’s and don’ts of mountain weddings. Feel free to add your advice and experience in the comments. Don’t miss out on expert wedding planning advice, subscribe here.

Expert Help – Don’t go it alone. Never plan a destination wedding completely on your own. In doing so, you are risking disappointments like your cake not showing up, choosing the less-than-ideal location, your flowers being late, etc. Consider hiring a professional experienced planner who has your best interests in mind. The time and peace of mind you receive will be well worth the expense.

Trust Your Expert Help – Once you hire your planner and vendors, trust them. You’ve found the best vendors to handle your day. Trust your judgment and their guidance, especially in a location where you may or may not have visited. While things like what time the sun sets behind the mountains and the effects of altitude may not be of concern to you, it will definitely be on the mind of your wedding planner as well as your other vendors, who are ultimately there to ensure you have a flawless wedding day.