I've been dying to share this lovely wedding with you, Jessica and Kyle's, Sweet Home Colorado themed wedding at Highlands Ranch Mansion.  The couple had roots in the south, but wanted their guests to experience everything they love about Colorado. Jessica shared that she wanted her wedding to be homey, cozy, sparkling, preppy, hospitable, and fun....BUT mostly a "Southern Affair in the Mountains."  Picture how you'd feel sitting outside on a porch swing, it's a warm summer night, sipping firefly lemonade as the sunsets behind big full trees...that's how we wanted this wedding to feel...plus a little sparkle.  There are tons of fun, cozy feeling details, including homemade jam that her adorable mother made for favors, displayed prominently with delicious biscuits on our 27 ft dessert bar. Just a quick sneak peek of the dessert display with it's own train.  You'll have to read on to see how we filled it with deliciousness!

    

      

The couple chose a deep purple color palette mixed with sparkling silver and white.  While their ceremony was traditional, we still had to add in a fun tree element for their unity ceremony, a blessing tree. The bridal party and parents write thoughts and prayers for the couple on cards which are hung on the tree during the ceremony.  The couple then can plant the tree in the yard of their new home!

 

  

 

While the couple was off taking great photos, the rest of the guests enjoyed a cocktail hour at the beautiful mansion.

  

  

We knew it was going to be a party with this crew, and they didn't disappoint.  We designed a fun mustached Groom's bar sign, a play on the Groom's last name..."Grooms" (so convenient!

 

 

 

The bride wanted creative elements that fit with her theme, we love our tree escort card display and the couples guestbook swing.

  

   

After enjoying Firefly's and amazing appetizers by Relish Catering, the guests were invited in to the Highlands Ranch Mansion ballroom. The tables each had different centerpieces:  tall candlesticks with flowers at the base, trio of floating candles. or a little trio of sparkling glittered, pomander candlesticks.  The menu cards were set inside the wine glass, while the salad was preset in martini glasses on silver chargers.

 

 

The long head table had a variety of bouquets, vases, tall glass floating candles, and mercury glass votives for a lush look.

 

And now....27 feet of amazing desserts!  This was the focal point of the whole reception. Hard to miss the silver sparkling sequins and balloons, not to mention a cake table with it's own train.  It had been a trend that most of my couples were doing ceremonial cakes, not this couple who had an obvious love for desserts.  The cake had a silver foil design on it and was simple in design since there was so much going on.

 

The desserts were beautiful and tasted great. The guests enjoyed: Key Lime Tarts, a sweet and savory Popcorn Bar, dipped Oreos, chocolate covered pretzel rods, a variety of bundt cakes, lemon meringue pies, and of course the biscuit bar with homemade jam, and more!  I've never seen people line up so quick for dessert in my life!


  

Sign says "You're the Jam to my Biscuit"

 

 

   

 

There's a great laser cut monogram behind the couple, a design that we used later outside during the getaway. 

After that big sugar rush it was time to get down before the sparkler getaway.

The couples monogram design made another appearance on the ground as the couple made their way through the sparklers. 

 

Love and hugs to all my fabulous vendors who made this day possible:

Highlands Ranch Mansion

The Flower House

John Miller Photography

Relish Catering

Chair Covers and Linens

Lighting and Design by Scott

Balloonatics

Shutterbooth

The Bundt Shoppe

 The Makery

Platypus Papers