Shannon and Reilly are just so adorable and fun, I knew I I would love working with them on their wedding at the New Space Gallery in Denver. The only problem with the wedding was that the new Space Gallery on Santa Fe wasn't built yet! We spent many days calling to check the status, and driving by to check out how the space would look. Construction was cutting it a little close, but we had the wedding there. Literally we were the first wedding or any event to take place there. At the rehearsal they we're still installing the stairs that she would be walking down the next day. Funny how things work out! I love how all her modern details worked out...
Shannon shared that she had a love for menswear and even her dress has some pinstriping detail to it. As a couple they also loved gardening, and she thought it would be fun to include some terrariums in their wedding design. Overall they wanted it to be elegant, fun, charming, sassy, clean-lined and contemporary. We used a lot of glass, monochromatic clean lined flowers for the reception, and fun bold patterns with her blue, green and white color palette to get the look we wanted.
Shannon had seen the blue orchids and it was a non negotiable for her to have them in her bouquet and for the groom's boutonniere. Check out the pinstriping in her dress, lovely!
Why should the girls have all the fun? I love their socks. While Reilly had the blue orchid to match Shannon's bouquet, the boys had silver berries with a tiny succulent for their boutonnieres.
Now you're invited to check out Shannon and Reilly's wedding. XOXO became a theme you'll see pulled in to a few details including the die cut "X's" and "O's" the flowergirl tossed from her clear lucite box wrapped in striped ribbon, accented with a succulent cactus. The ring bearer had a matching lucite box filled with moss to carry the rings.
The bride made her way down the new stairs and up the blue striped aisle. Notice that there's not much artwork hung in the gallery! They hung a few pictures adjacent to the ceremony so it wouldn't be so stark, but all the rest of the artwork was hung while the guests were outside at the cocktail hour. It kind of worked out for us with the great backdrop we'd created for the altar. Hanging terrariums dangled from each side of the striped fabric on the arch, and cylinders with white flowers sat on the ground on each side of the modern arch to finish the look.
A Celtic knot unity ceremony. The couple had one of their friends perform the ceremony, always a fun touch.
Bold patterns were a theme throughout, making their way not only in to the aisle runner, but also in to the guestbook, the escort cards, the chevron pattern in the reception and cake, menu cards, and even the appetizer trays.
After the ceremony the guests moved outside, thankfully it was a beautiful, warm day for April! The guests picked up their escort cards which had fun Table Topics on the back of them. The guestbook was appropriately a piece of artwork with bold hearts for guest to sign, and the couple could hang the poster size guestbook in their home later.
A Something Blue signature cocktail, and fun XOXO swizzle sticks made an appearance.
During the cocktail hour we transformed the room to the reception. We used a mixture of long family style seating tables as well as round. Each table had it's own style linen and centerpieces. The long tables had submerged white orchids, candles and terrariums with succulent cactus' down a chevron table runner. The round tables had a round glass ball vase with swirled tulips inside.
Shannon had seen a photo of acrylic etched with the table number, but the cost seemed a bit out of budget, so I suggested we use acrylic frames with vellum cut numbers inside instead. I think they worked great, what do you think? Bonus... she could use the frames for all her wedding photos later!
Guests enjoyed a variety of amazing stations including salads served in martini zombie glasses, risotto action station, and a carving station.
The ceremony altar backdrop served as the setting for the cake table as well. Some little fingers loved the little fondant dots on the cake, and ate several during the reception...luckily we got some photos beforehand! LOL Then it was time to party, and Elite DJ kept the floor rockin'!
XOXOXO to my wonderful vendors: