wedding design

February 5, 2015

Top 5 2015 Wedding Colors

The bold & bright will forever be classic, uplifting, and convey all the happiness you’re feeling at your wedding. However, we are so excited on the recent release of Pantone’s 2015 Color Trend Report. “En Plein Aire”, which in French translates to “in the open air”, is a combination of earthy neutrals, and airy, calming hues, to envelope everything from décor, to floral, to bridesmaids dresses with an effortlessly elegant look and feel. The collection has a plethora of colors to be inspired by, but these are our top 5 favorites for 2015 wedding colors.

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 Tangerine is the perfect pop of color to be incorporated in floral.  It will subtly and pleasantly, warm up your wedding. We would love to see it used in décor or (for the more daring bride), fabrics!

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Shades of gray will forever be sophisticated and elegant. It is such a versatile color that can be used as a canvas and accentuated by contrasting colors; or used on it’s own to create a modern yet comfortable look.

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Marsala was named Pantone’s color of the year for 2015, and there is no question as to why. This color dominates in every form, from décor, to floral, to wearable fashion. Men and women both look stunning in this color as it really compliments any skin tone, (but I wasn’t passing on a photo of Ryan…you’re welcome).

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 We ADORE Toasted Almond, (and the backless beauty being worn by our very own Gold Leaf Girl, Chelsea)! This color is such a beautiful neutral and can be paired and complimented by almost any hue. We love it with Dusk Blue!

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 To close out our top 5, we have the effortless perfection of Classic Blue. It photographs beautifully, wears confidently, and will never go out of style.

Take a look at all of Pantone’s newest collection. We are positive you will fall in love, (again), and may even make a few tweaks for the big day! Just do us a favor, and don’t tell your planner we told you!

March 13, 2015

Table Design to Inspire

Alright folks, if you are in the midst of planing a wedding, you have a lot going on.  You may or may not be shocked at the amount of decisions you have in front of you (really, really fun decisions), but a lot none the less.  One of our favorite parts of weddings, and events in general, are the place settings, paper suites, and table design.  The host really gets their own personal touch involved and to see what the planners do with it is just amazing.  We have been so fortunate to design beautiful table accents and work with amazing photographers!  We have taken some of our favorite paper goods, decor accents and table designs, to give you all a little Friday (late) afternoon inspiration.

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 Classic and elegant, we personally love the added background as opposed to a solo monogram.

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We think this in general is an amazing way to keep a particular feel in your wedding, but we also think they would look wonderful sitting in the chairs of special guests such as parents or the wedding party.

wedding design Absolutely stunning regardless, but again this is a beautifully creative way to keep  theme relevant and unique.

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This idea is becoming more and more common and we can see why!  Adorable and thought provoking. Placing these at each table gives the guests of the wedding an opportunity to give you ideas and well wishes long into your marriage.

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We LOVE the creativity behind this, and it's ability to relate.  So many couples find adventure and enjoyment in traveling together, seeing the world, and creating amazing memories.  Passport stamps help tie the theme into the smallest details.

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This isn't a table setting, or really paper goods at all, HOWEVER we love the dark, whimsical, "Alice in Wonderland" feel that got all of our wheels turning.  Please someone call us for an "Alice in Wonderland" wedding!

September 30, 2015

Local Flowers For the Win

Here in Aspen, we feel so lucky to have the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing florists! Flowers are easily one of the most impactful details in a wedding and we are always bursting with anticipation to see what our florists will create. At Cody and Jennifer’s wedding this past June, we had the beautiful opportunity to work with flower extraordinaire Carolyn Riley of Carolyn’s Flowers. The team at Carolyn’s Flowers put together the most gorgeous arrangements, keeping it simple, yet elegant, with fuchsia and white peonies, green sprigs in bud vases, and large green leaves to add subtle drama to the bridesmaid’s bouquets.

Carolyn’s Flowers put so much thought into each piece and where it would live for the evening; contrasting the bright pinks against the dark brown of the groom’s cake, placing fluffy, vibrant white peonies on their structured, simple cream wedding cake, and keeping the dining tables decorative, yet simple for conversation with small whimsical arrangements.  The bride and groom had a neutral color palette demonstrated in the stunning beige bridesmaids dresses, brown paper gift bags, and clean white tablecloths, making it the perfect canvas.

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Wedding Coordination: Gold Leaf Event Design & Production

Venue: The Little Nell-Aspen Mountain Club

Cake: Sugar

Floral: Carolyn's Flowers

Photography: Nine Photography

November 12, 2015

Wonderful Winter Wedding Ideas

Hello Brides! Recently we posted about Winter Wedding Stocking Stuffers that we absolutely adore! Now, it’s about time we talk about those unique winter wedding ideas that will make your wedding truly stand out from the crowd of winter weddings.

Whether we are talking about winter tablescapes, or the basket full of cozy pashminas for your guests, there are a million and one great winter wedding ideas to implement to make your wedding day extra special for you and your guests!

A fabulously sweet idea for an escort card is a Christmas ornament your guests can take home. Why not give your guests something they'll be grateful for and be remembered every Christmas when the decorations go up!

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Do you have an outdoor lounge area for your guests but are afraid it might be just a little too nippy for them to enjoy? Fear not, beautiful bride! All they need is a warm, cozy blanket, Frasier fur scented candles and voila…you’ve created magical winter wonderland ambience that they are sure to talk of with their friends!

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Remember that delicious cup of hot cocoa we spoke about earlier? How could you forget, right?! Your guests will love hot cocoa or spiked eggnog towards the end of the night. Have a dressed up hot bar with all the necessary accoutrement such as mini marshmallows, cinnamon sticks, and chocolate shavings for your guests to help themselves.

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If you love these winter wedding ideas as much as we do, rest assured your guests will appreciate them as well! Check back weekly for more ideas from the girls here at Gold Leaf Event Design & Production!

XO