Destinations

January 10, 2018

Feeling The Chill Of Winter… And Embracing It!

Here are some GLE tips on how to embrace the winter climate, straight from the Rocky Mountains! Bundle up! Whether it’s for yourself or advising your guests, be sure to layer up and keep warm. We love when couples make the best of the brisk weather by incorporating a garment that’s cohesive with their color scheme and aesthetic. Get toasty! Offering pre-ceremony beverages is a sure way to keep guests bodies and mind off the chillier weather. Snuggle up! Offering blankets and heaters aren’t only weather-appropriate, they also offer a unique décor factor your guests will be sure to thank you for! Stay warm out there!!
December 4, 2017

Tips on Saying Farewell to Guests in Style!

Since sadly all good things must come to an end, we're sharing expert advise on how to throw a beautiful farewell brunch to thank your guests attending your celebration weekend! Guests who’ve traveled to/from a wedding are typically invited to the farewell brunch, and we highly recommend including an invitation and RSVP for the brunch with the wedding invite, this way we can give catering an accurate count of attendance, as often times guest’s departures interfere with the timing of brunch and therefore can effect the turnout. If your wedding destination is in a warm climate, we always recommend an outdoor setting for brunch, allowing guests to enjoy fresh air and nice weather prior to departure. And always remember, Bloody Mary's and mimosas don’t go unnoticed!  Especially for guests who took advantage of the bar at your wedding the night prior, and you can't go wrong if you opt to accompany them with an omelet station, pastries and/or bagels. #Yum!
November 14, 2017

Wedding Website Insight

A wedding website is a great source for information, especially for destination hosted events. Must haves include, the times and locations for your wedding ceremony and reception, transportation information, specialty attire based on your venue and location (e.g. bring a sweater, wear flats, etc.), airport arrival and departure locations based on proximity to hotel options, wedding room block information, and gift registries.

Do not list additional events in which all wedding guests are not invited. For example, if a rehearsal dinner is being hosted for out of town guests only, remember in town guests will also view your site. To avoid confusion, guests invited certain events that others aren’t can receive additional information in regards to those via a welcome booklet upon arrival.

To the bride and groom: Do not include your personal phone numbers or email addresses. To keep stress and questions for you to a minimum, include your event planner’s email or phone number instead. This goes for your welcome booklet as well.

January 13, 2017

Natural Outdoor Settings

At Gold Leaf Event Design & Production we are based in the Rocky Mountains in Aspen Colorado. We are surrounded in natural outdoor settings and we are inspired daily by the beauty that surrounds us in the mountains. Many couples come to Colorado for the natural outdoor inspiration and whether they find it in Colorado or in other naturally beautiful settings they then use it to encapsulate their wedding day. It gives guests a chance to escape the fast pace of life and enjoy some time outdoors. An outdoor setting can be made into any design or style that you prefer for your wedding. There’s nothing like a beautiful outdoor setting for your wedding. Finding a setting that accommodates guests, flowers, food, and refreshments without adding unneeded stress is a feat on its own! Fortunately Gold Leaf Event Design & Production has experience in all types of beautiful outdoor settings that will compliment your decor for your dream wedding. Make your wedding one to remember with these beautiful outdoor options. Natural Beach Setting Imagine the sound of waves crashing and the picture-perfect background of the ocean while the bride and groom are saying their vows. The beach is a gorgeous natural outdoor setting that is perfect for a warm weather wedding. Keep your wedding designs simple to enjoy the natural beauty of the ocean and the sand. Have your wedding at sunset for stunning and memorable pictures! The Garden Wedding A garden wedding is another perfect natural setting to enjoy beautiful scenery which is also carefully crafted. The beauty of a garden wedding is that it offers flowers, trees and other plants that are controlled for a beautiful appearance. Wooded Background Are you hoping for a Colorado wedding? Then a forest background may be an ideal place to have your natural outdoor wedding. The natural backdrop of trees creates a romantic outdoor setting. The trees, flowers and plants create a picture-perfect image behind the bride and groom. A forest in the background will create a natural and rugged feel that can be enhanced based on your preferences. A Lakeside Wedding A lakeside wedding provides a beautiful natural setting with views of a blue lake in natural environment. Lakeside weddings invoke newlyweds and families to celebrate the occasion with the beauty of natural surroundings. Mountain Top Ceremony Keep it simple so that you and your guests can enjoy the natural beauty and the picture-perfect background of the sun setting over the mountains. A mountain range in the background will create a wild, and natural outdoor setting on top of the world. Have your wedding at an unexpected time to take advantage of the natural light, or lack of light.