Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to part 2 of our Pop Sip Celebrate feature! In case you missed part 1, you must check out the gorgeous silver and rose gold rehearsal dinner and our super fly video teaser here. Just a quick recap for you – I recently had the opportunity to produce a bridal event for Epernay Lounge, a fabulous champagne lounge in Denver’s theater district. Not only did I get throw a party that required me to sip bubbly and meet lots of beautiful brides (I love my job), I also got the chance to work with some incredibly talented wedding folk. This party’esque bridal showcase featured a plethora of talented wedding creatives and lots of pretty 2015 wedding trends. Our goal was to style both a rehearsal dinner and a wedding after-party, a growing trend that we hope to see lots of in 2015. Today we’re featuring this fun trend and present to you a Glam & Gold Wedding After-Party at Epernay Lounge.
OK, I have to tell you about my favorite new photo booth! Meet Mod Photo Lounge. This super slick photo booth comes with a twist…of the backdrop as you can see! It’s beautiful, is spacious for groups yet intimate enough for two. Learn more here and be sure to tell Jeanelle Society Bride sent you!
How stunning are these ladies!? You’ll get to meet them next week when we feature our jaw-dropping a&bé bridal shop downtown Denver photo shoot.
We used confetti poppers from Ruffled Paper for our save-the-date invitations. Get it? POP sip celebrate!? Ya, we thought it was pretty cute too. Consider creating your own poppers for a fun wedding save-the-date! DIY your own, “He POPPED the question, and I said YES!” label…or, shoot me an email and I’ll create one for you. Oh, and another quick tip – order these french macroons from Glaze. You will not be sorry and your guests for love you, like, fo-eva.
For our signature drink we ended up going with a classic Blushing Bride Cocktail (complete with rimmed gold and hot pink sugar sprinkles) courtesy of our wonderful sponsor Mumm Napa. And in case you were wondering, we didn’t totally forget the boys at Pop Sip Celebrate. We invited the good-look’in fellas behind Knotty Tie Co. and had them outfit Epernay’s handsome staff. Head on over Knotty Tie and see all their custom offerings for grooms and groomsmen!
Epernay’s brilliant chef Ariel Bilyeu served up some mouth-watering cuisine, including lamb bites, kobe spring rolls, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, and my personal fave, smoked salmon on herbed cream cheese toast point.
How cute are these two!? Meet Amanda & Katelyn, masterminds behind Ella Vine & Co., and co-creators of Pop Sip Celebrate branding, the rehearsal dinner invitation suite, and the crazy cute Happily Ever After-Party cards below.
Warning. These delicious mini ice cream cones are in fact cupcakes, created by Sinful Cupcakes. Double warning. They are in fact sinful and just too damn darling to limit yourself to one…or two for that matter. If you invite Sinful Cupcakes to your party, they’ll bring their adorable ice cream social cart!
When planning a late night wedding after-party I highly recommend providing late night grub. Donuts are easy and seem to always be a late night crowd-pleaser. Personally speaking, I can’t resist the maple bacon bar from Voodoo Doughnut. Plus, their punchy pink boxes went perfectly with our theme! Another idea I love for late night fare is a chicken and waffle bar. Make them mini and provide a flight of syrups for your guests to choose from.
Behind every great party, is a great host, emcee, and of course killer music. We were lucky enough to have DJ West at Pop Sip Celebrate and he executed all three of these things perfectly. All of this, and he lit up the joint beautifully! See how lovely it looks on our Pop Sip Celebrate video here captured by Mike Bradley of Visualanties. Learn more about DJ West’s full services for weddings and events here.
Be sure to tune in next week to discover a whole lotta pretty 2015 wedding gowns with our downtown Denver photo shoot captured by Levi Tijerina!
Photos 1-6, 12-17, 19 by Levi Tijerina // Photo 7 via Mod Photo Lounge // Photos 8 & 18 via @tandemevents // Photos 9-12 by Tess Perran Photography
Venue & Catering // Epernay Champagne Lounge
Invitations // Ella Vine & Co.
Wedding Desserts & Favors // Glaze
Floral Design & Styling // Merci Bouquet
Linen & Gold Rimmed Plates // Colorado Party Rentals
Planning, Styling & Design // Tess Perran of Trinkets & Pine
Wedding Gowns // a&be bridal shop
Champagne // Mumm Napa and Perrier-Jouet
Wedding Cake // Sinful Cupcakes
Music, Entertainment & Lighting // DJ West
Makeup // Makeup by Heather B.
Makeup // Nicole Toledo Makeup Artistry
Hair // Braids by Jessica
Grooms Accessories // Knotty Tie Co.
Bridal Jewelry // Chloe + Isabel
Fashion & Modeling // Polished & Pink
Rentals & Modeling // MEEKVintage
Favors & Decor // Kara’s Vineyard Wedding
Entertainment // Mod Photo Lounge
Videography // Visualanties