Colorful May Day Styled Shoot in Beaver Creek, Colorado

A couple of months ago we had the privilege of participating in an oh-so-fun and Colorful May Day Styled Shoot in Beaver Creek, Colorado. You guys. If you’ve never been to this gorgeous mountain resort town I highly recommend a visit. The mastermind behind this styled event was Laura Pearson, wedding planner and founder of L Elizabeth Events.  Laura selected the luxurious Park Hyatt Beaver Creek for her playful May Day inspired photo session and recruited the uber talented Meredith Harris, of Meredith Harris Photography to capture every moment.  While the original plan was for an outdoor, sunshine filled event, the spring-time Colorado weather had other plans…snow and rain. This seasoned Denver wedding planner and her A-list vendors were not the least bit bothered. They popped open some fabulous over-sized umbrellas, grabbed a pair of stripped rain boots for the bride, and created a lovely outdoor rain-filled photo sesh! Watch how it all came to life with this video captured by Visualanties. The second portion of the photoshoot was moved inside various rooms at the Park Hyatt and we think you’ll agree the quick change was a winner-winner chicken dinner!

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Have you every heard of Wet plate photography?  Wet plate collodion is a process that dates back to 1850 and was used until about the 30’s. Commonly known as tintypes, they began to fall out of favor in 1870 once paper was invented. The photographs are created chemically. You can tell from these beautiful images below, that it’s not a style, it’s a process. A labor of love if you will. Learn more from Dylan Burr of Aventura Photo Video here: http://www.denverwetplate.com/

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Watch this Colorful May Day Styled Shoot come to life in the video produced by Visualanties here: https://vimeo.com/130576897

 

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Designer + Planner – Laura Pearson, L Elizabeth Events
Photographer – Meredith Harris, Meredith Harris Photographers
Cinematographer – Mike Bradley, Visualanties
Invitations & Paper – Jennifer Dinges, Anthologie Press
Menswear – Laura Pearson, J. Hilburn
Wedding Dress – a&bé bridal shop
Jewelry – Beyond Beads designed byRobyn
Rentals – Wright Group Event Services
Linen – Event Rents
Desserts – Tiffany Goodyear, Yours Truly Cupcake
Floral – Lilli Black, Lilli Black Bella Calla
Wet Plate Photography – Dylan Burr, Aventura Photo Video
Venue – Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
Beauty – Kathrin Evancho, Allegria Spa
Additional Decor – Barbara Shepherd, Candlelight Ambiance Candles & Decor

 

Silver and Rose Gold Rehearsal Dinner at Epernay Lounge

Last month I had the opportunity to produce a bridal event for Epernay Lounge, a fabulous champagne lounge in Denver’s theater district.  This exciting opportunity also gave me the chance to work with some Denver’s most creative wedding professionals.  This party’esque bridal showcase, named Pop Sip Celebrate, featured a plethora of talented wedding creatives and 2015 wedding trends. Our goal was to present both a styled rehearsal dinner and a wedding after-party, a growing trend we anticipate seeing much more of in 2015.  This week we’ll be featuring the gorgeous images from Pop Sip Celebrate in 3 parts; the rehearsal dinner, wedding after-party, and a dreamy 2015 wedding gown photo shoot – all captured by the one and only Levi Tijerina. Today we begin with a silver and rose gold rehearsal dinner

Silver and Rose Gold Rehearsal Dinner at Epernay Lounge

Our tablescape highlighted a mash-up of rose gold and silver dusted with tidbits of purple and pink. I was lucky enough to have Emma of Merci Bouquet provide the jaw-dropping centerpieces created from a collection of roses, tulips, hydrangea, anemone, lilacs and blue thistle.  We decided to mix-up the containers (all from Merci Bouquet’s inventory) which featured various shapes, sizes and patterns. This blended well with Epernay’s aesthetics and offered a very elegant-eclectic meets industrial vibe. If you are in Denver, and are in need of beautiful blooms, you will not go wrong commissioning this talented floral designer. Not to mention unbelievable stylist and all-around visionary. When I couldn’t find the right shade of rose gold flatware, it was Emma who said “Let’s break out the spray paint!” And in two shakes I had the mismatched rose gold look I’d been searching for…

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When wedding invitation and stationary designers Ella Vine & Co. agreed to work with me on Pop Sip Celebrate I think I may have literally squealed. I happen to call the dynamic duo behind Ella Vine & Co. friends, and can tell you they are as kind as they are stylish. And oh how I adore their style! First of all, they love all things anthro; and they are obsessed paper, fabulous fonts, and they effortlessly mix pretty patterns.  This is how I knew they would be the perfect partners for this event.  Ella Vine & Co. not only designed the gorgeous invitation suites for both the rehearsal dinner & wedding after-party, they also designed the Pop Sip Celebrate logo, invitation, and event collateral. But you’ll see more on this later this week….

Silver and Rose Gold Rehearsal Dinner at Epernay LoungeSilver and Rose Gold Rehearsal Dinner at Epernay Lounge

I know what you’re thinking. Are these french macrons real or just for show?!  I can tell you they are real, and are also as yummy as they are pretty!  Glaze Baum Cakes is my number one go-to for these irresistible little cookies. These delicious little darlings are gluten-free, made from scratch each day, and filled with ganache or buttercream. Trust me when I tell you they totally melt in your mouth. French macrons make excellent hostess gifts, wedding favors, and…as you can see from the photos below, the most beautiful centerpieces. Instead of a dessert bar, we recommend trying a macron bar, or perhaps a macron tower to replace a traditional wedding cake. Your guests will love…especially if they get to take some home!

Silver and Rose Gold Rehearsal Dinner at Epernay LoungeSilver and Rose Gold Rehearsal Dinner at Epernay Lounge

Epernay Lounge is ideal for weddings and parties because of it’s very clean lines, and neutral color palette of white, gray and metallic. We looked to Colorado Party Rentals when dressing our tables.  Not only was Colorado Party Rentals wonderful and so easy to work with, they also offer a stunning selection of linens, table settings, decor and furniture rentals to choose from.  I could have spent hours in their showroom.  Crystal rented us a pewter-colored linen as well as rose gold rimmed plates that Emma and I fell in love with. You can see how nicely they paired with our antiqued-silver chargers, and Ikat patterned plates from West Elm.

Be sure to check out all of these talented wedding pros who helped make Pop Sip Celebrate a smashing success!  Stay tuned for part 2, the wedding after-party later this week.  In the mean time, here’s a little sneak peak teaser of what’s to come, captured by the extraordinary Mike Bradley of Visualanties! http://bit.ly/1zzLG0S

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Venue & Catering  // Epernay Champagne Lounge
Photographer // Levi Tijerina
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

{More Pop Sip Celebrate Wedding Pros you’ll be seeing more of later this week}

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

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