Melissa & David’s Modern Classic Black Tie Affair – Four Seasons Denver

When we met Melissa and David on our “First Date”, at “Second Home”, we knew it was love at first sight. We absolutely adored everything about this fun, laid back, in love couple and knew we had to work with them on the planning of their October 2016 wedding. It was going to be a “Wedding Weekend” where guests were invited to a fabulous Welcome Party at the Epernay Lounge the night before the big day, and a delicious post wedding brunch at the Four Seasons Denver in addition to the wedding. They were completely spoiled with amazing food, top shelf everything, and an over the top Welcome Bag in their hotel room! (think Choco Love bars and Champagne Splits) What made our first meeting REALLY funny, was that the bride told us how she doesn’t really like color, and prefers things more muted and neutral. Meanwhile, I was wearing a multi colored top, and dawned a Pink Tory Burch bag with a Pink Mac Laptop case. Luckily, she appreciated my love for color! But didn’t want it at her wedding.

After getting to know the couple, the couple’s families, and all they had desired for their perfect weekend, we were sure that the Four Seasons Denver was the perfect spot for everything they were looking for. Sophistication, class, great service, great food, convenience to downtown, an outdoor ceremony component, and an overall fresh, modern feel. They also wanted things to be very classic and traditional with a somewhat modern feel. They didn’t want a bunch of “kitschy” Pinter-esque details that they would look back on and hate. Or that half their wedding had already seen. So we made sure that all of the “details” were elegant and simple, such as letterpress menus with black painted edges provided by Simply Personal, one of our fave stationery partners, and simple Ivory Dupioni silk linens provided by Chair Covers and Linens. We didn’t propose a bunch of creative, never seen before ideas. (something we are sort of known for). We kept the lighting, provided by Skyline Productions, classic and simple and just did amber uplights and pinspotted the beautiful florals by the Perfect Petal. Bride’s and Groom’s, pinspotting is truly a must!

We knew we were taking a chance on Colorado’s unpredictable weather having an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour on the pool patio, but we prepared for the risk with black pashmina’s and back up plans! Luckily, all we had to deal with that evening, was a little wind. It made for an interesting twist as the bride requested that I walk with her down the aisle to hold her dress and blowing veil. YIKES!

The couple got married in a traditional Jewish ceremony by Rabbi Joel Black on the pool deck of the Four Seasons. In order to maximize the space, we had to actually cover the pool, so that we could use it for seating. Clear Chivaris, white carpet, white florals, and a beautiful white drape and floral huppah designed by the Perfect Petal filled the ceremony space. After the ceremony was over, the guests headed to the other side of the pool for cocktail hour. Raw bars, sushi, and passed hors ‘doeuvres kept the guests fed while a String Quartet played by candlelight and the fire pit kept guests toasty.

Once guests entered the ballroom, they were greeted by one of our favorite bands, Tunisia. We started the night off with the Hoorah and a few dance sets, something we have learned that our Jewish clients really appreciate, dancing before, during and after dinner. They know how to get the party started! We love this because it sets a super fun vibe right from the get go! Guests were treated to a fabulous 3 course dinner including a custom dessert trio. Food, presentation, and expensive champagne were definitely a focus for this family!

As the guests danced until 1:00am, they were treated to late night street tacos, truffles and wedding cake as well as black custom flip flops for their sore feet! Frances Photography and Lupher Arts were there to capture all of the evening’s special moments! My FAVE picture from their wedding is the bride doing a tequila shot with her bridesmaids to help her loosen up for the photos! Tequila makes everything better. Enjoy!

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