2016 ICON Finalist!

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We are thrilled to be an ICON Award finalist again this year! The ICON Awards are THE awards for the wedding and event industry in Colorado. Our 1920’s Glam Wedding at the Kevin Taylor Opera House is a 2016 finalist for Best Wedding Under $75,000. We are honored to be a finalist and can’t wait for the ICON Awards Gala in March where they announce the winner. We have been a finalist 4 times in the past 5 years and have won 2 prestigious ICON Awards.

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In this year’s issue of Confetti Magazine, they also featured the table design from our 1920’s Glam Wedding {shown above}.

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Confetti Magazine also featured the gorgeous cake {created by Intricate Icings} from our 1920’s Glam Wedding.

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

Video: Choosing the Best Colorado Wedding Venue

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In today’s video, we share a quick tip on choosing the best Colorado wedding venue for your celebration. Take a minute to see what 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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Crooked Willow Farms Wedding | Rustic Charm

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We absolutely loved working with Meredith and Nate on their fall wedding at Crooked Willow Farms in Larkspur, Colorado. With a soft palette of neutral colors, and whimsical touches of succulents, lanterns and moss, this design was ultimately decadent! With a stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and seriously the best weather we could possibly ask for, their wedding was completely flawless!

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Wedding Professional Team:

Photography :: David Lynn Photography
Catering :: Catering by Design
Entertainment :: Elite DJ
Officiant :: Pastor Brad Laurvick 
Rentals :: Event Rents

Save the Date Events Visit to Perfect Petal

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On our continuous journey to stay familiar with our local industry and be on top of trends, our team made a visit to Perfect Petal‘s warehouse in Denver. Perfect Petal began as local florist shop in the Historic Highland district of Denver, serving up lovely bouquets and personal arrangements. They expanded to offer delicate soaps, jewelry, and housewares artfully selected for a beautiful presentation. Although the company is about to reach its 20 year anniversary, the owner, Cindy, and her team still believe in offering stunning and original flowers to anyone – no matter their budget.

We recently got a behind-the-scenes look at their stocked-to-the-top warehouse located just outside of the city – and oh my, were we impressed! As we walked in, our eyes were immediately drawn to the different light fixtures hanging from the ceilings, to the hundreds of vases on shelf after shelf, and to the tumbleweeds perched on a balcony (that curiously, have a pretty story around their procurement.)

What are some trends that the Perfect Petal team see for the future in wedding design? They predict that weddings will be moving away from the vintage look and mason jars. They are starting to see weddings incorporate the burnished beauty of mixed metals, smoky glass, earthy elements, and modern vessels such as acrylic cubes. They also see a beautiful play of watercolors and a ton of love for the color lavender coming into the wedding design esthetic.

Not only does Perfect Petal offer flowers and design consultations, but they have limitless access to this giant warehouse of goodies – which can range from doors, benches, and escort card holders to topiaries. We were incredibly impressed with their selection and love that we were able to learn more about their aesthetic and creative process.

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Save the Date Event Team | Day in the Life

Throughout this year, the Save the Date Event’s Team has rolled up our sleeves to get down and dirty with some of our favorite venues and vendors. This month we took an inside look at Catering By Design and learned just how much work goes into every wedding or event, and every tasting.

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We learned many amazing things during our tour at CBD, in particular their desire to source lots of products locally. They get almost all of their produce from Chatfield Botanic Gardens. The majority of their dairy items are produced locally. [They lovingly refer to a special menu called the “100-Mile Menu“. Every item from this menu comes from within a hundred-mile radius – and comes at a bit of a cost.]

In addition to loving what’s local, they also prioritize training for their staff – all of their chefs are trained by the chef/owner himself, Cade Nagy. CBD also has a creative side, with many rental items available for rental, a builder on-staff and an in-house florist.

We also got to spend some time in the kitchen and had the pleasure of prepping 150 chicken skewers, which gave us a deep appreciation for the labor-intensiveness that goes into completely prepping for an event. We did the math and estimated it took more than twice the time to prep an item it would take guests to consume in half the time at an event!!

What a great insight this tour was, thanks to Danielle at Catering by Design for giving us behind-the-scenes access.

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