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Friday, September 19, 2008

Real Wedding - JW Marriott Cherry Creek, Denver, Colorado

Jessica and Brett
Church of the Rock and JW Marriott Cherry Creek

Grass Green and Bright Fuchsia make for a HOT Party!
Fun colors and fabulous party! Jessica and Brett selected grass green and fuchsia for colors, but also wanted some Glitz and Glamour. Jessica works with jewelry, so it was really all about the glitz!!!! :) They also wanted a pretty clean lined look with a little bit of a tropical flair to some of the flowers, I think Bella-Fiori did a phenomenal job!

The ceremony was at the brides family church in Parker.....I LOVED the altar arrangements. We put them on really tall heavy glass cylinders so they look like they were just floating there.

......the couple had a fun bubble getaway, a big group picture of all their guests.....then off to the party.......

At the JW Marriott, we had the terrace for cocktails...the lanterns were so fun and just a little hint of the color to come. Can you believe that the terrace was under 6 inches of water the night before from a BIG rainstorm and the lobby totally flooded! Thank goodness the ballrooms were on the 2nd floor!

I really adore the little martini glass centerpiece that we put on the cocktail cabarets....they had LED glowing lights in them so when we moved them to the reception later it was fun to see how different they looked in the dimmed lights.

They had people sign their magnum of champagne (how glamorous .....how many people do you think it takes to drink that?) as well as a signature matte with their beautiful engagement portrait also done by our fantastic photographer, Johnson and Johnson Photography.

Then the guests were invited to the ballroom for dinner. I loved their faces when they entered the room.....they had to stop and just take it all in, such a dramatic change with the pops of color it made for an energetic and excited crowd.

We had their monogram in a lot of different places...menu.....glasses....monogram lollipops...and dance floor. At weddings you see the monogram in lights often...but how often do you see the monogram actually on the dance floor...in the couples color. Plus we had their monogram on the champagne glasses. I did a lot of research on decals......there are several companies online that do this. One day I was talking about it at one of my kids soccer games and a mom mentioned she does Uppercase Living (which sells similar products for decorating your home)...she had exactly what I needed at less than half of what I could get it online for!!!! I was sooooo excited because it totally made it affordable! So easy to put on...I did a test run to show the hotel that it wouldn't damage the floor....and it really did come off without damaging the floor at all! (a big sigh of relief). Note that it did take us about 3 hours to put the monograms on 200 glasses, but it was worth it.

We brought some more of the glitz in through paper things.....the tables were named after jewels, the programs and menus were all decked out with tiny Swarovski crystals....the candy station had mini jewels scattered about....and sparkling crystals hung from the beautiful centerpieces.

The guests enjoyed the delicious cake from Das Meyer. This was one of the wildest parties I've seen....we had all the groom's fraternity brothers and the bride's sorority sisters....so it got crazy! Our DJ Kirk from Complete Music (I must say...he rocks!) kept the crowd on the dance floor (oh...and the tables) all night.

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