Happy Thanksgiving!! I am so grateful on this day to be spending it with family in California and also to share some inspiration with you! This shoot is being today on Style Me Pretty! Click here to see the link.
An integral part of a wedding celebration is the gathering of loved ones around a table to share food and drink. We were inspired by the belief in the power of good food and good drink to connect people as family, friends, and a community—and what more could one ask for in the celebration of a new marriage? In this intimate shoot, we wanted to highlight this idea.
One of Denver’s most celebrated restaurants, The Kitchen, served as the perfect venue for this gathering. One of The Kitchen’s missions is to create community through food—the name of the restaurant was chosen for its desire to act much like the kitchen in one’s home, a center of conversation and connection. We extended the feelings and warmth of the home kitchen to all areas of this wedding and brought in elements of cooking and beautiful edibles to serve as the backdrop for the celebration.
The stationery was designed and calligraphed by Sally Balt of la Happy in pencil on off-white cotton Crane paper with hand deckled edges to give the paper goods a delicate, soft feel. The calligraphy was done in a modern, fresh, organic style. The invitation set includes cotton paper backed in taupe ticking fabric, hand stitched together. The napkins were made out of the same ticking fabric to give everything a cohesive look.
The table runner was made out of soft peach chiffon, which allowed the richness of the wood table to come through. To incorporate the feast right into the flowers, Bare Root Flora paired a gorgeous variety of blooms, including antique hydrangea and lush sahara, geraldine and mother of pearl roses, with all sorts of lush edibles, including artichokes, kale, pomegranates, persimmon, and lavender in a white porcelain vase. Accents of black privet, peruvian apple, and kiwi vine gave the centerpiece lush, yummy texture. Bud vases of rosemary and lavender and loose persimmon branches and pomegranates gave the entire table a harvest feel.
For signature drinks we did a Raspberry Moscow Mule (ginger beer, a Colorado vodka, lime, and raspberries) and a Fancy Fig (prosecco, A Colorado Vodka, Figs, and Thyme). As favors, we wrapped French Apple Tarts in parchment paper and included sweet recipe cards so guests could give them a try at home.
Thanks again to all the vendors that made this shoot happen.
Photographer: Sarah Box Photography
Lovely Vintage Stamps: Verde Studio
Apple Tarts: Katherine’s French Bakery
So delighted to share that my wedding has just been featured in The Knot Colorado Spring Summer 2014 issue!! Seeing it brings back so many good memories. Thank you so much to all my talented vendors who made this day happen! I cannot thank you enough. To see more of my own special day click here.
p.s. don’t forget to grab a copy! Lots of other prettiness things in this issue.
Photography: Laura Murray Photography / Location: Devil’s Thumb Ranch / Event design and vintage rentals: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals/ Day-of coordination: Kara Delay of Love This Day Events / Flowers: Cori Cook Floral Design / Stationery: Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence; Teal Typewriter; Wood Chick Studios / Calligraphy: Pink Ink Paper Cakes: Intricate Icings / Music: Masterful Musicians; Matt Kenfield of Elite DJ / Linens: La Tavola / Hair: Alex Sternberg from The Look Beauty Boutique Salon / Makeup: Natosha Cooke Makeup Artistry / Bride’s Dress: Secret Garden by Lela Rose from Anna Be Bridal Boutique
And also this one (still haven’t figured out a name- taking suggestions):
She might look familiar to you. It’s because she looks an awful lot like Ruby:
We have Ruby for a long time and while she was our favorite piece she was getting a little beat up. So we found one just like her
We also had a couple cake plates break this summer which is always sad. But it gave us a chance to pick out some new ones:
I am delighted to share Kari & Nick’s wedding with you today. There wedding was just featured on Grey Likes Weddings!
And for good reason. There is a whole lot of pretty in this sweet couple’s wedding. I loved working with Kari and Nick. They are so down to earth and beautiful from the inside out. They were also open to crazy design ideas I threw there way.
Click here for the lovely feature.
Also, here is a little more from their big day. Photos by the seriously talented Sarah Joelle.
And a big thanks to all the vendors involved:
Photography – SARAH JOELLE PHOTOGRAPHY // Event Design & Vintage Rentals – A VINTAGE AFFAIR EVENTS AND RENTALS // Bridal Shop – FELICE BRIDAL // Dress Designer – ANNA CAMPBELL // Floral Design – SWEET PEA FLOWERS // Makeup – SAMEERA AHMED // Hair – Allison Tauchen // Ceremony Location: Red Rocks, Morrison, CO // Reception Location: The Studio Loft, Denver, CO
Today I want to share about The Cartel Studio. A cool new concept that just opened up here in Denver. The Cartel Studio is an open studio art space with equipment for 3D printing, screen printing, and studio photography. The studio also offers classes (hopefully some wedding geared ones soon!) and services. One of those service is catered towards weddings! For all my craft fearing brides- they will help guide you through the process of creating personalized handmade decorations and gifts! I also think it would be the perfect space to host a wedding crafting night with your girlfriends! I should also mention that they share the space with Wine & Whey…just in case you need some wine while you are crafting away
I absolutely loved working with Sarah and Garrett. Sarah is truly one of the most bright, outgoing, lovely brides I’ve ever meet. She radiated happiness on her day! I really enjoyed helping plan and design her wedding. Her wedding is being featured on one of my all time favorite wedding blogs: Magnolia Rounge! Click HERE to see the feature!
Here is some more from their big day:
Photographer | Brinton Studios, Cake | Teacup Shop, Florist | Sweet Pea Flowers, Planner & Stylist | A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals | Stationery | Minted, Venue | Sanctuary | Dress Designer | Ann Taylor, Veil BHLDN, Shoes | Kate Spade, Jewellery | Grandma’s pearl bracelet, Make-up | Katelyn Simkins Hair | Niki and Carly from Bang Salon, Bridesmaids Dresses | J.Crew, Toss Bouquet Tag | The Lonely Heart, Caterer | Sanctuary Groom’s Attire | The Tie Bar, Calligraphy | Pink Ink Paper | Getting Ready Robes | Silk and More, Linens | Chair Covers & Linens and La Tavola Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music | Chris Webb Music
I met Kellie by chance and we started talking weddings (as girls do!). Turns out we both had gotten married this last summer and had a lot of the same vendors. Laura Murray had shot both our weddings within a month of each other. Then we starting chatting about her doing a one year anniversary boudoir session for her husband. I asked her if she was open to an outdoor session with styling. She was! Take a peek!
Food trucks are becoming more popular out here, and I absolutely love the idea. My favorite food truck is owned and operated by Epicurean Catering. They make the most delicious food! My first experience with this food truck was at Janelle and Jeremy’s wedding back in April, and I just couldn’t get enough of the deep fried doughnuts, actually I couldn’t get enough of all the food, it was all so good! So you can imagine my excitement when I went with a couple to their food tasting and it just happened to be Epicurean’s food truck. It was such a fun experience. We all got to into the food truck and watch Pete make us the food right then and there!
We tried a sampling of a few different items and it was even better than I remembered. We had a few different sliders which were all tasty, but the items of the day that I just couldn’t stop eating? The mac & cheese and sweet potato fries. I know this was only a tasting, but I kept finding the food on my fork somehow. I am normally not an advocate of sweet potato fries, but these are awesome! They add a sweet glaze and then sea salt to make them sweet and salty. The mac & cheese is a combination of a secret sauce, gorgonzola, and bacon. These two items are mouthwatering good!
Not only is the food amazing, but the people are too! Epicurean’s staff members are always so nice and helpful, and they know what needs to be done and how to do it. They are one of the best! Pete, the food truck chef is so friendly and just wants to do whatever he can to make you happy. We really had a great time at the tasting with him!
If ever you’re looking for a less traditional and fun way to serve food at your wedding, a food truck is a great time. And, Epicurean really knows how to do it well!