Event Planning

March 18, 2014

The Problem with ‘Pinterest Perfect’ Event Planning

Pinterest Perfect Event Planning

As not only event planners, but also connoisseurs of the event production field, we know it’s our job to deliver. And deliver BIG! Our clients become friends whom, after a few conversations, usually start feeling more like family. We recognize the importance and significance of every milestone event, and we always commit to working our feathered tails off to ensure everything is just p... Whoa, hold up! See what almost happened there? That sneaky, diabolical 'Perfect' word! Planning your perfect event is one of our goals, but Pinterest perfect event planning has its parameters. This heavy-weighted, two-syllable ‘P’ word trips up many laid back brides, MOB’s, and most others invested in the event planning process! Perfection can be strived for, but will it ever be attained? Most likely, no. We attribute this to most people taking that word and applying it to every detail- "the cake must be perfect", "I haven't found the perfect dress yet" (sullen longing seen in eyes), "the weather better be perfect!" When perfect is a one-size-fits-all box, with dimensions set by outside standards like Pinterest, we say forget it! Throw away perfection, forget about everything being "Pinterest perfect" and focus on what is YOU!

Pinterest Perfect Event Planning

In hopes of everyone being able to take a deep breath this coming wedding and event season, we are proposing a toast. Tis’ the season after all! So, without further ado, a toast to our 2014 Gold Leaf Event Design & Production events: Here’s to kicking perfect to the curb, stepping out of the box, and honoring your own wishes and whimsies. After all, nothing is "Pinterest perfect." We look forward to your personality shining through, the BIG excitement of your supportive guests, and amazingly unique takes on your own fabulous event! Aspen Wedding   Aspen Mountain Club To our amazing, unique and utterly beautiful party hosts and brides... Cheers!
March 20, 2014

Spring Is A Wonderful Thing!

Fresh, Bright, and Silly

Spring is a wonderful thing

Springtime has arrived and spring is a wonderful thing. Here at Gold Leaf we’re excited, actually, straight giddy for the new season. Spring is without a doubt the most visually expressive time of year. So, with that in mind, shed off some layers, put on some brighter ones, and let’s have a bit of fun.

Spring is a wonderful thing

Here are some of our favorites this spring: Mint Marvel: Freshen up with a mint, white rum concoction: the classic mojito. Keep the libation simple with the basic ingredients or give it a spring theme by adding strawberries and basil leaves. Pink Madness: Just embrace the pink. We know we are! March, April, and May are the perfect months to wake up and smell the hydrangeas and roses. This season, we recommend putting these flowers in a cascade bouquet for a group of beautiful bridesmaids or a lavish table scape. Spring is a wonderful thingSpring is a wonderful thing Botanical Settings: Nothing looks more breathtaking centered on a table then orchids in water. Surround the flowers with candles or extra lighting underneath for a special glow. Plus, radiant orchid is the color of the year and one of the prettiest tones this flower comes in. Citrus Treat: A lemon cake tastes like spring and has the look to match it. This is one of our favorite desserts that brightens up any party and satisfies all sour and sweet cravings. It’s the perfect indulgence for the next bridal or baby shower you attend.

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For the boys: This is no time to shy away from pastels, guys. An attractive, orange boutonniere like this one goes superbly against a black or dark grey suit. orange
May 27, 2014

When Smaller Weddings can be Better

How to Make a Large Wedding Personal and When Smaller Weddings can be Better

Flashy, big, and over the top events have long been the favored route for many when planning their party. We’re in search of the awe factor, that certain pizazz that gets the guests talking. But size doesn’t always matter. In fact, sometimes, smaller weddings can be better. smaller weddings can be better In the past year, intimate events have come into the mainstream. We constantly have brides and other clients desiring warmer and more personalized experiences. And we’re loving it! image 4 Here’s why smaller weddings can be better… While big, festive events are often heavily talked about, an intimate event has the opportunity to leave a lasting impression. In a wedding setting, for instance, two families have the opportunity to truly get to know each other and form a lasting bond. When guest lists top 300, the bride and groom do not have as much time to spend talking to each of their guests. And, often, unwanted family members appear when guest lists get too big. smaller weddings can be better However, if Dad is insisting on inviting the family dentist or the estranged fourth cousin, a bigger event can still be made to feel smaller with simple, personalized touches. This helps the long list of attendees become more familiar with the bride and groom. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite personalized touches that make an event feel intimate and personal, regardless of its size. A few ideas since we have so many and love to personalize events, include: - Personalized chargers Aspen Wedding Planner - Themed tables such as these tables with the couples favorite rock band names [caption id="attachment_1032" align="aligncenter" width="736"]Photo from Pinterest Photo from Pinterest[/caption] - Escort cards that include the table names of your favorite places in the area you are getting married or nicknames for some of your guests. smaller wedding can be better - Photos of you and your guests strung up at the rehearsal dinner Smaller weddings can be better   Looking for more reasons why smaller weddings can be better? Check out these sites: Huffington Post The Knot
June 8, 2014

A Honky-Tonkin’ Buddy Program Bash

This Year’s Buddy Program Bash is Going to be Bigger and Better Than Ever Before!

The Buddy Program Bash The soiree of the summer is just around the corner and Gold Leaf has the great pleasure of being a part of it! Join us on the evening of July 10 at Marolt Open Space in Aspen, Colorado to party outside under the big top for a truly great cause. Proceeds from the Buddy Program Bash will go to the Buddy Program, a youth mentoring not-for-profit organization serving 973 youth, many of whom are considered at-risk, in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Buddy Program has been serving youth in the community for 40 years with five programs throughout the valley, including one-on-one mentoring, group/experiential mentoring, and financial literacy education. Buddy Program Bash In addition to mentoring experiences, the organization provides professional case management, extracurricular activity scholarships, continuing education scholarships, therapeutic counseling and other benefits. Mentors and mentees stay together in our community program for an average of 4.4 years, over twice that of national mentoring programs. On the evening of July 10, Marolt Open Space will be bustling from 6 p.m. onwards with culinary delights from Aspen’s top restaurants, creative cocktails, a lovely dinner, a silent and live auction, and live music all through the night. The theme is Boots and Bustiers and , don’t forget your cowboy boots! Come join us for the Buddy Program Bash. Buddy Program Bash _MG_3704 The evening of the summer is almost here and we are still looking for donations for both the silent auction and the live auction. If you would like to donate an item or an experience to this great cause, please email Barbara@goldleafevent.com. Your item will have exposure to a very large, sophisticated and influential audience. To buy a ticket, or find out more about the Buddy Program, please click here. Don’t miss your chance to “Kick it up for the Buddies” and have a Honky-Tonkin’ good time at the Buddy Program Bash!