Here at Save the Date Events, we are constantly working to improve our methods, learn new and cutting edge ideas, and have our hard work published (and our beautiful brides & grooms showcased!) We recently had the honor of being featured on the cover of one of our favorite local publications, Colorado Weddings Magazine. To check out the e-magazine, go here! Here are some of our favorite photos from the wedding:
We loved working with this couple from start to finish, and are so delighted to see their amazing wedding make the cover of this magazine. Congrats again, Lauren and Santino!
We all know the Italian movies that show the huge family dinners and the family welcoming everyone into their home and stuffing them with good food and love. This pretty much describes Lauren and Santino’s families perfectly. They wanted to make sure that their wedding was intimate and that every guest felt special and like they were walking into their home with great food and music.
Vail has always been an important place to Lauren and Santino and they knew that was where they wanted to say “I do.” After the full week of crazy rain storms, there was not a cloud in the sky for the ceremony on the Vail Wedding Deck. As I said before, family is important to the couple and that includes their furry family members. For the first time ever at Save the Date Events, we had five dogs in the ceremony. The two shepherds sat at the ceremony site (instead of flowers). Two of their lovely dogs led the ring bearers down the aisle and the smallest pup was carried by the flower girls.
After the ceremony, guest arrived at Donovan Pavilion for an evening of dancing and great food. The mood was set with lots of warm up-lighting around the natural wood room. We hung bistro lights from the peak of Donovan which cascaded down the windows to create a dramatic setting for dance pictures. The florals were handmade by a very talented family friend and the groom made personal wedding touches including the table numbers, Mr. and Mrs. signs on the chairs and the wine glasses. Guests found their seats by locating their names that were hand written on aspen leaves. Everyone enjoyed an authentic Italian family-style meal from Footers Catering paired perfectly with wines from Peak Beverage. Intricate icings crafted a beautifully elegant cake that guests devoured before dancing the night away to the Jonny Mogambo Band.
It was so much fun working with Lauren and Santino. I truly felt like part of the family throughout the planning process. I wish Lauren and Santino a lifetime of laughter, family, and of course great food and wine!
Look for this wedding on the cover of the upcoming edition of Colorado Weddings Magazine!
Vendor Professional Team
Ceremony :: Vail Wedding Deck
Reception :: Donovan Pavilion
Catering :: Footers Catering
Cake :: Intricate Icings
Liquor :: Peak Beverage
Photography :: Jason and Gina Photography
Music :: Jonny Mogambo Band
Lighting :: Pink Monkey Solutions
Linens :: La Tavola
Floral :: Boesen The Florist
Chalkboards :: Pink Posey
Invitations & Escort Cards:: Sweet Zion Paperie
Officiant :: Tara van Dermoot
Hair and Makeup :: Inga Cox and Michele Mckamie
Transportation :: Vail Spa
Planning & Design :: Save the Date Events
We had such an incredible time planning Marissa and Travis’ destination wedding in Vail, Colorado. We mainly worked with Marissa’s wonderful mom to plan the details of the wedding. Only 24 lucky guests were invited to this intimate Colorado wedding. The ceremony was on the Vail Wedding Deck followed by cocktail hour and a plated dinner at the Baus House, a family friend’s home at the base of Vail mountain. An acoustic guitarist provided all of the entertainment for both the ceremony and reception. We used long bamboo and wood tables to create a dinner party atmosphere in the back yard of the house. Market lights and candles helped with the warm ambiance. Their custom designed Vail welcome bags and warm blankets were a treat for all of the guests.
Thank you to the incredible vendor team:
Event Design & Planning: Debbie at Save the Date Events
Music: Michael Lancaster
Flowers: Vintage Magnolia
Hair: Blue Earth Spa
Makeup: Glo Makeup
Catering & Staff: Catering by Design
Alcohol: Mondo Vino
Photography: Dream Time Images
Rentals: Alpine Party Rentals
Christy and Gabe were such an amazing couple to work with. Even though the bride lived in two different states during the planning process, we made sure every detail was covered!
Their beautiful wedding couldn’t have had a better day in Breckenridge Colorado, where the sun was bright and the blue sky looked like it could go on forever. The ceremony and reception were held at Ten Mile Station, a venue that we love at Save the Date Events. It is part ski lodge, part wedding site and is perfect for any mountain lover!
The lovely flowers were created by Petal and Bean, who also made an etched C&G base for her Wish Tree, and found Christy a perfect deep Merlot aisle runner. The ceremony music was provided by Sister’s Quartet, and the beautiful ceremony was given by Pastor Rasmussen. We loved the two flawless cakes that were baked by Intricate Icings as well.
Holly Canfield couldn’t have done a better job with the stationary items, they were amazing! The DJ provided by A Music Plus had the guests dancing all night!
Thank you so much to Robert from Fine Art Weddings for these gorgeous photographs!
We had a great time working with Grayson and Bryan over the past year to plan their destination wedding in Vail, Colorado. Grayson, Bryan and their families all live near Atlanta but they love the Colorado mountains and chose to celebrate their wedding weekend here. They wanted to incorporate a few mountain elements into their wedding but still maintain a natural elegance. Their color palette was navy, lavender and green. The Larkspur Restaurant in Vail was the perfect choice for their wedding. The Larkpur is an upscale restaurant located at the base of Golden Peak. For the wedding ceremony, chairs and a chuppah were set on the lawn with gorgeous mountains as the backdrop. Guests enjoyed cocktails on the outdoor patio followed by an incredible seated dinner in the dining room at the Larkspur. When the band was ready to start, guests moved into the Great Room for toasts, cake cutting and dancing. Grayson and Bryan had a fantastic exit with sparklers to a horse drawn carriage.
Thank you to our outstanding team of vendors:
Over Soul’d Band booked through A Music Plus
Pink Monkey Solutions
Girls and Curls
Alpine Party Rentals
J Nelson Photography
Today is the second of our three part series on mountain weddings. We are focusing on the do’s and don’ts of mountain weddings in Colorado. Whether you have lived in Colorado your whole life or are planning a destination wedding in Colorado, there are unique circumstances and logistics for mountain weddings. You can read the first part of the series here.
Your Decor – Please wind proof your décor. When creating place cards, favors and other décor for your mountain celebration, keep in mind that the wind can be your enemy at an outside wedding ceremony and reception. You can personalize and wind proof these details with a little creativity. If tall centerpieces are your dream, have the florist secure the centerpieces to a heavy object such as a larger mirror or put extra weight in the bottom of the vase.
Altitude – Some guest won’t even notice the change in altitude while others may feel sick when they land in Denver. Inform your guests about the effects of altitude, especially if you are having a high-mountain wedding and alcohol.
Embrace the culture – Mountain life is like no other. Don’t be afraid to incorporate aspen bark, leaves, pinecones and other rustic details into your wedding. If the groom is an avid skier, make a mountain out of your groom’s cake. If you both love to mountain bike, have a graphic designer create a monogram reflecting your hobby.
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