Ken & Dave | Urban Denver Wedding

When we first met with Ken and Dave they had a clear vision of the era they wanted to channel for their wedding day. We highlighted the best of 1950's mid-mid style for their wedding reception at Michael Warren Contempory Gallery in the heart of the Santa Fe Arts district. We love the clean color palette and straight lines that were so prominent in this era. The highlight of the decor was a beautiful custom made bar paired with gorgeous gold bar stools. A stunning lounge anchored by a luscious blue velvet couch allowed guest to mingle in style. We also gave a nod to the era through the delicious food including deviled eggs, chicken and biscuits and shrimp shooters! 

 

 

Planning & Design: First Look Events |Venue : Michael Warren Galary  | Catering: Three Tomatoes | Photography : France Marron Photography | Lounge & Bar: Eclectic Hive | Cab tables and bar stools : Charming Chairs | Beverage : Peak Beverage | Sign: Sweet Zion Paperie | Lighting :  Elite Productions

Holly & Matt | Devils Thumb Ranch Wedding

Working with Holly and Matt to design their beautiful Devils Thumb Ranch Wedding was an absolutely pleasure. I rarely meet a couple that is so focused on creating a successful marriage following the wedding day, they often spoke of how important their faith is in their everyday life. Because of this we decided to line the ceremony aisle with each other life verses. Holly and Matt’s love for skiing was the perfect inspiration for the overall design, including the use of vintage ski postcards, table names and vintage ski guest book. They compliment each other so perfectly and care so genuinely about everyone in their lives, so much so, that they wrote hand written thank you notes to every guests which served as their escort cards. It was such an honor to help plan this beautiful day. We wish Holly and Matt a lifetime of love, laughter and travel! 

 

 

Planning : First Look Events |  Venue: Devils Thumb Ranch | Photography: Ali & Garrett Wedding  | Florals: Statice Floral | Lighting: Elite Productions

Co & John | Devils Thumb Ranch

Co & John planned an amazing weekend for their friends and family packed with horseback riding, scavenger hunts, volleyball games, pool time all capped off with a beautiful wedding. Their beloveddog carried their rings down the aisle and stole the show with the ring bearer and flower girl!  Ever since Co was little she always wanted to eat dessert first on her wedding day, so we decided to have their cake cutting as part of their ceremony! I am not sure why we hadn't thought of this before but we will definitely be doing it again. Instead of toasting with champagne guests we asked to toast with the most delicious truffles.  Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner followed by a night full of dancing. It was a joy to work with Co & John, we wish you a lifetime of happiness, laughter and dessert.  

Planning: First Look Events  | Venue: Devils Thumb Ranch | Photography: Amanda Lamb Photography | Truffles: Peace, Love & Chocolate | Lighting and DJ: Elite Productions

Megan & Bryan | Boulder Wedding

Megan and Bryan met while attend the University of Colorado, so it was only natural for them to get married back in Boulder. Rembrandt Yard was the perfect light-filled location for these two to say their vows. Megan's mom spent months creating 1000 paper cranes as a symbol of lucky, commitment and fertility, which served as a stunning backdrop for both the ceremony and reception.Their bright color palette was such a breath of fresh air for our fall season. CU's campus was scattered in leaves and set the scene for the perfect first look photographs. 

We are thrilled to see this wedding featured on Borrowed and Blue

Ashley & Mike | Estes Park Wedding

Ashley & Mike have an amazing relationship filled with love, laughter and adventure, their mountain wedding celebrated just that.  The first thing that I noticed when I met Ashley and Mike was the way that Mike looked at Ashley and the way that Ashley's face lite up when she saw Mike. Their energy and mile-wide smiles are absolutely contagious. The style of the wedding revolved around highlighting the beautiful mountain backdrop that Estes Park has to offer. Guests were welcomed by the bride and groom with hand selected Colorado brews, a map of the couples favorite hikes and a few tasty local treats. The ceremony took place at Black Canyon Inn with stunning views of the mountains.   Guestsmoved the celebration to Twin Owls Steakhouse where they enjoyed fabulous food and awesome live music from Absolute Romance, a local A cappella group, and Aria Gray.  The florals were to die for, huge peonies and garden roses filled the tables and brought a soft romantic touch to the rustic space. After dinner guests enjoyed a variety of donuts from Voodoo Donuts.  It was such a pleasure to help bring Ashley and Mike’s vision to life. Spending the day with their friends and family was so much fun. We wish you both a lifetime of love, laughter and donuts!

 

Planning: First Look Events | Ceremony Venue: Black Canyon Inn | Reception Venue: Twin Owls Steak House |  Floral: Painted Primrose | Hair and Makeup: Amy Dacosta | Donuts: Voodoo Donuts | Photography: Elevate Photography | Music: Party Singers

4th of July Styled Shoot

We had so much fun putting together a sparkling 4th of July styled Shoot for Novelty Bride Magazine.   We wanted to represent the patriotic colors in a unique and glam way!  

When we think of 4th of July we thinking of time with family, red, white and blue and of course fireworks. We don't often has the opportunity to plan a beach wedding in Colorado, The Lake House at Cherry Creek gave us the opportunity to do just that. 

We fell in love with this amazing Hayley Paige gown from Anna Be and the rest of the details slide right into place. The Jewlery provided by Mark's Diamonds elevated the entire look. We used lots of texture, metallic and sparkle to create a romantic and cozy reception site. 

We will let the amazing images  from Decorus Fine Art Photography speak for themselves!

Video from the talented team at Lupher Arts

Huge thank you everyone who participated in this creative shoot!

Planning and Design : First Look Events |  Florals: Fleur Decor | Venue: The Lake House at Cherry Creek | Photography: Decorus Fine Art Photography | Lighting: Candlelight Ambiance | Rentals: AllWell Rents | Linens: Chair Covers and Linens | Hair and Makeup: Glamour Bar | Jewlery: Mark's Diamonds | Gown: Anna Be | Suit: Ted's | Videography: Lupher Arts | Cake: Aspen Charm Cakes | Place Card Cakes: Yours Truly Cupcake  | Couch : Couch Colorado

4th of July Celebration

We Love any excuse to gather friends and family around and celebrate. There is something so awesome about centering that celebration around fireworks! Here are a few fun design and decor tips from a 4th of July rehearsal dinner we had the honor of planning.

1. Spend the day at the baseball field! What is more American then an old fashion baseball game, peanuts and a cold beer. 

2. Make fun food labels  and decor out of iconic American items like a baseball. 

3. Don't forget something fun for the kids to do during the game. We loved putting together this fun bag with coloring books and stickers. 

4. Don't forget a warm blanket to share once fireworks start. 

 

Florals: Plum Sage Flowers |  Food Signs: Anthologie Press  | Venue: Coors Field | Photography: Kelli Lyn Photography | Blankets: Splendor For your Guests

Putting the Art in Party!

When I set out to plan my daughters birthday, I knew I wanted something that would be fun for all of the kids with a fun fun design details. I asked Emma what she would want and she quickly said an “art party”! I set off to create a beautiful and fun joint birthday party for my two girls

Being an event planner for a living allows me to create beautiful events for other people, but this was the first time I could be my own client!  I knew I wanted something fun and interactive for the kids. I came up with the idea to cut and paint old refrigerator boxes into life size easels for the kids. The creation station featured paint pens, markers, artists wipes,(wet wipes) and bubbles. I put all natural food coloring in bubbles and when the kids blew the bubbles onto the canvas they popped and created art. Each child had a canvas with their name on it and had a blast creating their own masterpiece. To create a dramatic backdrop (and protect our fence!) I ordered plastic tablecloths that I hung so they appeared to be pouring out of paint cans, I designed the stickers for the paint cans to match the balloons, streamers, and tablecloths.

After creating masterpieces of their own the kids found their cookie placecards and went to work decorating their own cupcakes. One long table featured brightly colored flowers, aprons and cupcakes for each kiddo. I made the easels that held the cookies out of colored popsicle sticks.

Cake is probably my favorite part of any celebration and I have definitely passed that love on to my girls. Emma’s cake was a painting of curious George, which happens to be her favorite book, accompanied by a paint can made of cake and her sisters 1 year smash cake was a painters palate. Yes the yellow Curious George “picture”, paint can an palette are all 100% cake!! 

The moment Emma walked into the backyard and started pointing out every little detail, I knew this would be a party both of us would never forget.  We are FOREVER grateful to our dear friends Rachael and Gina for helping us bring our vision to life!

 

We are thrilled to see this party published on Pretty My Party

Photography: Jason + Gina Photographers,| Rentals : Event Rents | Floral : Statice Floral |

Invitation: New Leaf Creative | Cakes: Intricate Icings, www.intricateicings.com | Dresses : KG Laser and design

 

Laura + Joey | Beaver Creek Wedding

Typically our clients reach out to us when it comes to planning and designing a wedding, this time we reached out to find the perfect bride and groom for a unique opportunity! 

Who would have thought that we would have had over 50 couples apply to win a dream wedding. There was one small catch, the couple had to agree to be married 10 days after being notified that they won, oh and they had to trust the pro’s to design a beautiful day for them.  We found the perfect couple in Laura and Joey. Their endless love and sense of adventure is contagious. From the first call we had with them, notifying them that they had won to 12am the day after the wedding, they were 100% smiles and gratitude. We not only fell in love with Laura and Joey, but we also fell head over heels for their families. Every guest beamed with joy and wonderful words for the bride and groom.

 

The adventure began when guests arrived to Trappers via snowcat and the surprises kept on coming. Everyone was given a beautiful colorado welcome bag which was the perfect way to kick of the wedding festivities. We kept the décor warm, elegant and intimate. We incorporated a variety of mixed metals, natural textures and a lot of candlelight to create a romantic reception. The ceremony was the most picturesque sight to see. We highlighted the aspen grove, which happen to be Laura's favorite tree, and let the outdoors speak for themselves! The chef at Trappers cabin created a fantastic five star meal for the reception. 

Often times we plan large events with 100 plus attendees, this wedding was an wonderful reminder to keep the love in all of the details no matter the size of the event. Here is to an amazing life of love, laughter and adventure! We love you Laura & Joey!

We are forever grateful for the amazing team of outstanding professionals who made this unique wedding happen. 

Planning & Design: First Look Events  | Venue & Catering: Trappers Cabin | Photographer: Ali & Garrett Wedding Photographers | Video: Love Story Films | Rentals & Decor: Eclectic Hive | Floral: Newberry Brothers | Stationery: Four13 Designs | Hair & Makeup: Bisou Beauty | Officiant: Reverend Kim Tavendale | Cake: Intricate Icings | Welcome Bags: Kismet Crafted | Shawls and Blankets: Splendor for your Guests | Gown & Veil: Little White Dress Bridal 

 

Launch Party Published

We are thrilled to see our launch party published on Wedding Chicks

 

You can see more images from the launch event here.

Thank you to this talented team of professionals!

 

Moss Denver

First Look Events

By Design Event Décor

Catering by Design

Yonder Floral and Décor

Sweet Zion Paperie

Elite Productions

Party Singers

 

Additional Gratitude to the talented vendors who provided libations and food for our guests

Peak Beverage

The Inventing Room

Occasions Catering

Biscuits and Berries Catering

 

HUGE thank you to Ali & Garrett Wedding Photographers for all the beautiful image.

Woodland Baby Shower

When soon-to-be mama Yvette, contacted us and said she wanted an intimate baby shower with killer details and amazing food, we knew we would enjoy working with her. We created an elegant woodland baby shower for baby Olivia with the highlight of the décor being an amazing reclaimed dresser framed by an aspen arch dripping with beautiful blooms.  Yvette is a self proclaimed foodie and  we thought this was a great opportunity to use food as a key component to the design. We hung tasty treats in glass boxes, stacked donuts and had the cutest bottles of baby tobacco sauce you have ever seen.  Romantic calligraphy food signs sat atop moss holders and flowers will artfully frozen into the ice cubes that chilled the pink bubbly.   

We brought an emerald green couch to anchor the seating area that also featured a hand made 8ft tall backdrop/photobooth with large hand made paper flowers and flower crowns for all of the guests. 

Guests were treated to a thoughtful gift bag put together by Yvette with lots of love. The bags included a wonderful shawl, s’mores kit, paper flower featuring their name and chocolate bar with Olivia’s name printed on it! One of my favorite details is a letter that the future mom and dad wrote to Olivia. 

We truly believe that love is in the details and this baby shower is chalk full of LOVE!

 We are honored to see this shower published on Home Confetti and CoutureColorado!

Planning & Design: First Look Events | Floral & Decor : Yonder Floral & Decor House | Catering : Footers Catering | Invitations: Sweet Zion Paperie | Calligraphy: Ink and Root | Photography: Christina Kiffney Photography  | Gifts: Kismet Crafted | Rentals : SB Borrowed

First Look Events and Moss Denver Launch Party

 

How do you make a splash in the Denver Events scene? Plan an event centered around a unique inspiration, add a splash of fire, a hint of mystery, and pack the room with amazing professionals. That is just what we did for the launch of First Look Events  and Moss Denver!

When we first set out to plan a styled shoot we knew that we wanted to use an unexpected inspiration for our designs. We settled on a common thread of Emotion to create one-of-a-kind vignettes to inspire the wedding and events industry.  Our vignettes explore the idea that human emotions can inspire event design in a fresh way. 

Taking the experience beyond the eyes alone…

Thank you to Stelly Weddings for this amazing video

You only have the opportunity to make a first impression once and that is just what we did when we partnered with Design Works to create this stunning backdrop.

Prediction: Bold floral patterns will be a huge trend in weddings this year. 

 

JOY

Joy is the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying. Joy speaks of experiencing something that pleases the eye, warms your heart or soothes the soul.

We used mineral formations, clear acrylic, muted gold luster, mixed metals, unique geode specimens and polished marble to bring Joy to Life.

Prediction: Geodes are going to rock this season! The cake for this vignette created by, the incredibly talented Intricate Icings, went viral within 24 hours of this piece of art hitting the internet. 

 

Moss Denver

First Look Events

Chair Covers and Linens

Event Rents

Elite Productions

Sweet Zion Paperie

Three Tomatoes Catering

House of Yonder

Intricate Icings

Plum Sage Flowers

Party Singers

Emma and Grace Bridal

Bisou Beauty

 

Passion

Passion is the single emotion that fuels one’s actions. It sets fire to our dreams and aspirations. A fire burns within all of our souls driving us to achieve greatness.

We used fire, movement, reflective linens, deep florals and the written word to bring Passion to life.

Prediction: Unique centerpieces will start to light-up the event scene.

 

Moss Denver

First Look Events

Chair Covers and Linens

Event Rents

Elite Productions

Orchid Princess Floral

Footers Catering

Sweet Zion Paperie

Maestro Hughes

 

 

Wonder

Wonder makes us stand present in the moment while longing for more. It’s magical emotion that can bring immediate curiosity and amazement followed by serene peace. Wonder is what keeps our minds alive and free.

We used white marble, luxurious textured fabrics, hanging florals, water, grass hedges, glowing candlelight to bring Wonder to Life.

Prediction: The whimsical side of love will be on full display this season.