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Maggie + Matthew

As outdoor enthusiasts, Maggie and Matthew chose Aspen, one of their favorite vacation destinations, for their Summer wedding.

Participating in a religious ceremony was of great importance to the couple, so they chose St. Mary’s Church for their traditional nuptials. The catholic church underwent major renovation in 2018 in which the church employed architectural specialists from New York to restore the 125 year old building. After the building’s structural integrity was reconstructed, muralists artfully filled the sanctuary with ethereal, nature-inspired paintings that created both a joyful and dignified ambiance.

When asked about the inspiration for the renovation, the local priest described entering the church as “entering the New Eden, the New Paradise with one foot on earth and one foot in Heaven”. The stained glass windows, architectural features, and decorative paintings throughout the church are filled with images of vines, fruit and flowers that symbolize this New Eden.

Drawing similarities between this divine visual concept and the things Maggie and Matthew love about Aspen – the harmonious mix of humble, rugged surroundings with breathtaking, otherworldly beauty – we designed their entire wedding celebration around the “New Eden” imagery.

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The invitation suite included the couple’s names hand-lettered with exaggerated glyphs that formed the shape of fruit and birds. In order to mix the feeling of organic and ethereal, the stationery was printed on triple thick, highly-textured cotton paper and stamped with gold foil. The envelope liner was foiled onto textured, silver metallic paper with a pattern pulled from an altar mural. The shape of the die-cut detail cards was inspired by a motif that repeated across the walls of the church’s nave. The paper suite was accented with a soft mist color on the beveled edge of the main invite and the stationery envelopes. This blue-green tone was incorporated throughout the wedding from the Dream Weaver bridesmaid gowns to the custom chinoiserie murals adorning the reception.

Guests enjoyed cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing at the top of The Little Nell. Guests were greeted by a floral escort display designed to create a gateway to the most glorious view of the mountains. The asymmetrical floral arch created an impactful entrance without impeding the breathtaking view. Custom-made lattices anchored the arch and featured diamond-shaped escort cards (another nod to the church murals) with foil-stamped fruit glyphs and hand- lettered seating assignments.

Guests were offered passed cocktails and canapés during cocktail hour. Signature drinks were served at a wooden bar wrapped with a hand-painted chinoiserie mural. At the bride’s special request, we brought in llamas dapperly dressed in bow-ties and floral wreaths to provide a photo opportunity for the guests.

The lodge dining space was softened with textured linen draping and custom lampshades painted with the same chinoiserie pattern from the cocktail bar. The lights were accented with green vines to evoke the feeling organic growth down the fixtures.

The tables were draped with linen in a mixture of light blue and celadon colors. Select tables were adorned with patterned linen to create movement throughout the dining room. The centerpieces were arranged to look like artful still-life paintings with lush floral centerpieces accented with bowls of fruit. The regal place settings featured gold and blush tones, and the scalloped shape of the dinner charger tied in the design motif from the invitation suite.

Guests dined on a four-course meal and danced with an energy-filled band before descending down the mountain in the ski gondolas through the dark, peaceful sky.

 

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Katie + PK

Katie and PK’s wedding was inspired by the couple’s love of clean, modern design. We incorporated linear elements in the stationery and custom builds to tie in the architecture of Toro, the dining space at The Viceroy Snowmass. Toro is appointed with warm finishes including cognac leather, medium-stained wood, and cow hide tiles. We curated a color palette that broke up and provided some relief from those deep warm tones while still complementing the space with dusty taupe, mauve, terra cotta, rust, sandstone, and an accent of jade blue for a surprise pop of color.

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The design emphasized the artful combination of the couple’s modern esthetic with the organic and rugged qualities of the mountains that surround Snowmass. We added a 60 foot ivory sisal runner to the raised ceremony aisle’s simplistic design to complement the wild, but refined floral arch designed by Tinge. Multipurpose ceremony programs included an escort card wrap that instructed guests on their dinner table assignments and secured a pair of sunglasses to the back of the programs for the outdoor ceremony.

The cocktail hour was hosted outside on a large wooden deck, so guests could spend more time enjoying the expansive mountain views. We designed a custom 12 foot bar that featured a wooden tambour facade and an oversized informal photo area that perfectly framed the couple during their first dance held nontraditionally during cocktail hour.

The indoor dining tables included acrylic chairs, blush velvet linens, smokey jade water glasses, low profile speckled ceramic plates, embossed and foiled dinner menus, and artfully arranged centerpieces which featured pristine garden roses and locally foraged floral accents.

 

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Emily + Joey

Emily and Joey were married on a surprisingly cool July day. The bride wore a Monique Lhuiller gown and the groom wore a custom black suit. We selected various Jenny Yoo floor-length gowns in Serenity Blue for the bridesmaids.

The clear-top tent which was used for both cocktail hour and dancing was the heart of the couple’s french garden-inspired celebration. The tent was draped in gray fabric and featured a six foot wide crystal chandelier. A grand lattice structure was welded on the front of the tent and expertly adorned with confederate jasmine to add to the garden ambiance. The seating assignment display was arranged on linen-backed frames with custom vellum pockets for each escort card. A free-standing bar and vintage furniture lounge created an inviting atmosphere inside the tent.

The dining room inside Happy Hollow Country Club featured light blue velvet linens mixed with patterned blue linen. Gray taper candles and lush blush and ivory centerpieces elevated the tablescape design.

After dinner was served, guests moved backed to the tent for dancing, ice cream, and a sparkler farewell.

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Stephanie + Travis

Stephanie and Travis were married right on the cusp of Spring. When they chose their March wedding date, we knew that The Midwest wouldn’t have a chance to green up before their nuptials, so we transformed their indoor wedding venue and designed their celebration to excite their wedding guests for the warmer temperatures and delicate blooms that Spring would soon bring.

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Their color palette played a huge role in visually representing the transition into Spring. The palette was largely made up of the soft, delicate colors you would find in the Springtime: dusty pink, spring green and latte. We added in accents of rust and amber, deeper tones that symbolize Winter. This beautiful palette was expertly applied in the flower arrangements. Textural collections of hellebore, sweetpea, spirea, and garden roses were arranged so they appeared to be sprouting out of matte ceramic bowls.

The wedding design included modern elements to evoke the feeling of a crisp, Spring morning. We brought in various acrylic pieces to emphasize that modernity while providing a textural transition to the crystal chandeliers which were permanent fixtures in the wedding venue. Large-scale installations wow’d the wedding guests as they entered the venue. An oversized acrylic seating assignment board featured flowers and greens growing over six feet behind it. Huge mounds of spirea and spring foliage were arranged so they appeared to be shooting up from acrylic pedestals on the ceremony altar. A custom dessert cart featured mini desserts like macarons, fruit tarts, cake shooters, champagne gummy bears, and artful petit fours. The dance floor was highlighted by a canopy of greens and crystal dew drops growing out from a large crystal chandelier hung in the center.

 

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Lindsay + Alex

Lindsay and Alex’s wedding design was a true reflection of their unique personalities. The foundation of the design represented Lindsay’s desire for a garden-inspired celebration with a muted color palette and romantic florals. In order to capture Alex’s personality, we added modern elements and introduced deeper tones into the color palette to give the design a masculine edge. Alex played a huge role in directing the overall vision and guest experience of their wedding day. As someone who loves to entertain, he wanted to create a unique and innovative atmosphere for their guests with surprises planned throughout the evening.

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The invitation we designed set the tone for the celebration. Cheryl Dyer created an abstract floral pattern that was printed on a vellum envelope enclosing the wedding stationery suite. The modern floral design helped balance the invitation’s soft cotton letterpress paper, handwritten script, and elegant wax seal. Lyrics from their first dance song (I Would Do Anything For You by Foster the People) were foil stamped onto the envelope for a playful touch.

Lindsay and Alex were married on a Saturday evening in October in a clear top tent adjacent to the reception venue. The ceremony featured a custom gray-washed chuppah with a geometric design that was covered in lush floral blooms and greenery. Their ceremony was witnessed by just over 225 guests. A confetti canon was released when the couple shared their first kiss as husband and wife.

During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed French 75 cocktails, Lindsay’s signature drink, and a variety of passed and stationed appetizers. The dinner space was draped in white to soften the venue’s industrial finishes. We kept the guest table designs simple and functional, so guests could easily share the family-style bread and salad course before their plated entree.

Guests were directed back into the clear tent for dancing. A whiskey tasting bar, coffee cart, and 12 foot wooden bar were placed under the tent. Guests enjoyed wedding cake as well as beignets to satisfy their sweet tooth. Pizza was served from a food truck as a late-night snack. A live band from Atlanta kept the guests dancing throughout the evening.

 

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Liz + Sean

Liz and Sean’s wedding design was influenced by the natural stone and European-inspired architecture incorporated throughout the courtyard dining space at The Magnolia Hotel. A color palette of soft taupes, warm ivories, various shades of mauve, and accents of gold and rose gold was paired with a variety of textures with Old World references and romantic qualities: stone, handmade paper, velvet, organic-styled florals, and intimate lighting.

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We helped Liz select bridesmaid gowns in both dusty blush and cinnamon rose. The female attendants wore various dress styles which added visual interest to the wedding party photos and ceremony lineup. The groomsmen (which included Sean’s FIVE brothers) wore blue suits for a fresh take on traditional menswear.

The stationery, featuring warm grey text pressed into thick hand-torn paper, provided a sense of tactile elegance while the simplistic layout and typography added modernity to the traditional printing techniques. A blush and gold marble pattern, another nod to the European design inspiration, was incorporated into both the invitation envelope liner and the tiered wedding cake.

We designed the dining space to feel intimate and welcoming. Long dining tables promoted lively conversation while string lights adorned with green vines created a canopy of light and life above the wedding guests. The tables were draped with ivory linens with a brocade velvet pattern. The table flowers brought the rich color palette to the neutral dining area. The centerpieces were arranged in an organic/earthy style. Lush blooms were artfully arranged in weathered ceramic pots. Vineyard chairs added to the organic quality of the dining tables. The place settings featured taupe lace chargers, rose gold flatware, and deckled menus. Truffles, made by the mother of the bride, were packaged as favors and place cards for the guests.

After dinner, guests were treated to wedding cake made with spiced autumn squash as well as ice cream sundaes featuring a scoop of His and Hers flavors.

 

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Steph + Tom

Steph and Tom had a very clear vision of what they wanted for their wedding day. It was important for us to translate their refined, but effortless personal style into their wedding day design. The couple was married over Labor Day Weekend. Their ceremony and reception took place outside in The Holland’s courtyard. A major emphasis during the reception was on the food and drink, so an approachable but elegant menu was developed with wine pairings. We created a simple but organic reception space for guests to dine under twinkle lights.

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