Lisa and Tim envisioned a wedding that was elegant, romantic, relaxed and oh so Colorado. Lisa and Tim met and fell in love here and since 95% of their guests were coming from out of town, including uniquely Colorado details in their wedding celebration was a big priority.
They teamed up with Leah Colby of La Dolce Events to make their day a reality. While planning all the little details that would bring their gathering together, Lisa came to us to dream up their invitation.
“I felt you really got what I was going for, you understood my taste and ideas, and I trusted you from our very first meeting.”
We created their invitations to convey a sense of understated elegance, with Colorado mountains crowning the top and a sweeping script font that hinted at carefully handwritten notes. Subtle colors set the tone for a sophisticated and romantic event (with the blush of the mountains matching the flower girls’ dresses perfectly). Lisa purchased vintage Colorado State and Boulder Dam Stamps to adorn the envelopes and make the ensemble even more whimsical and beautiful. But our very favorite part about this invitation was how it was written. Rather than using traditional invitation wording, Lisa and Tim decided that their darling 2-year-old daughter Eva (who also starred as a flower girl) would be the one inviting guests to the celebration. How cute is that?
“Our daughter was the biggest and best part of the whole thing! Loved that our invitations were from her! And that she was our flower girl. She is only 2 years old but she made it down the aisle and dropped petals the whole way while smiling at all of our guests. It was magical.”
Their Colorado love permeated all things, becoming a theme as well as a location. All those out of town guests received canvas tote bags thoughtfully filled with local products such as Boulder Chips, Ozo Coffee, Rocky Mountain Salsa, Choco Love Candy Bars and Eldorado Springs water bottles. The bags had a cute illustration of the United States printed on them, complete with a small heart over Boulder.
Tim and Lisa are of different faiths, so they chose to have both a priest and rabbi marry them. “So many people commented on how beautiful the ceremony was…so rich and full of tradition…and the two officiants were fantastic together. It really made for a beautiful ceremony.”
Additionally, they incorporated many beautiful details to reiterate the romantic and organic elegance of the invitations. We created matching blush and taupe letterpress programs as well as kraft brown CD sleeves for favors. Meanwhile, the tables featured unique Thai rosewood and bronze cutlery and vintage napkins, all carefully sourced by the bride. “I decided early on that I didn’t want typical sterling cutlery at our wedding. Our color scheme was blush, grey and lavender (with a little bit of bronze and gold) and I felt silver would be too stark against all of those warm tones…[the cutlery] was a beautiful addition to the table and everyone was talking about how gorgeous the flatware was.”
The couple also chose to serve a family style meal on long farm tables to maintain a sense of intimacy among the 90 guests “it was elegant and classy but still romantic and relaxed”. One thing that ended up being a surprise hit was the chef, Hosea Rosenberg from Blackbelly Catering, came out and announced each course. “The guests loved it too! We got comments about it for weeks after the wedding.”
To keep the festivities going, Lisa and Tim had the brilliant idea to host a coffee bar for everyone, complete with a couple of local baristas serving espresso and coffee from Ozo.
As guests left for the night they took home tiny succulents (which doubled as escort card table decor) and a CD filled with the bride and groom’s favorite music.
Lisa and Tim’s beautiful, casual, elegant and natural wedding was filled with personal touches that highlighted their love for Colorado, their daughter and each other. We loved working with them and are grateful we were able to contribute such a fitting ensemble to their incredible event.
Photographer | Ben Christensen, Mesa Arizona
Wedding Planner | Leah Colby, La Dolce Events
Florist | Fiori Flowers
Band | Head for the Hills
Invitations | SWEET letterpress & design
Catering | Blackbelly Catering