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

 

Glam & Gold Wedding After-Party at Epernay Lounge

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.

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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!

Glam & Gold Wedding After-Party at Epernay Lounge

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.

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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.

Glam & Gold Wedding After-Party at Epernay Lounge

Glam & Gold Wedding After-Party at Epernay Lounge Glam & Gold Wedding After-Party at Epernay Lounge

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!

Glam & Gold Wedding After-Party at Epernay Lounge
Glam & Gold Wedding After-Party at Epernay Lounge

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.

Glam & Gold Wedding After-Party at Epernay Lounge

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

Glam & Gold Wedding After-Party at Epernay Lounge

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!

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Photos 1-6, 12-17, 19 by Levi Tijerina // Photo 7 via Mod Photo Lounge // Photos 8 & 18 via @ // 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

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