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Friday, December 2, 2011

{Real Wedding} Four Seasons Denver - Fab Wine Theme Wedding

I've posted a few pictures from Stephanie & Chris' wedding that we coordinated at the Four Seasons in downtown Denver. However, I've never told the full story of their day and amazing reveal, so here's the complete picture of their stunning wedding!

 

We had just a few short months to plan for their April Fool's Day Wedding! They really wanted the ceremony to be outside, but with the Colorado weather we decided against it.


The couple had wanted to get married in Napa, so a wine theme was natural, we decided on Crystals & Cabernet.

A bottle of their favorite wine served as a guestbook.  The guests were greeted with a glass of champagne and a quartet in the foyer until the doors to the ceremony were open.


We had the ceremony in the ballroom, the Bride really wanted to make sure it wasn't the normal ballroom feel. We proposed a ceremony in the round, with great lighting, and lots of candles.




We had cocktail hour back in the foyer, before moving in to the other ballroom for dinner.




 
The groom loved the idea of having a sommelier at each of the food stations to talk about the wine that was paired with the food station.


What the guests didn't know was that during cocktails we removed the partition wall between the ceremony and reception ballroom.  On the dinner reception side we had a full curtain wall to hide the partition wall. We totally blacked out the ceremony side which we had transformed in to a lounge and dance club. So they just thought the curtain was decorative to hide the partition.




 As cake was being served, we snuck the couple out of the ballroom and on to the dance floor on the club side.


We had the DJ stop all the music, then direct their attention to the curtain wall for the couples first dance.  The music began, lights on the wall behind the couple came up so that the guests could now see through the curtain and that the couple was on the dance floor...a few seconds more the lights came up on them while they danced.... and only then were the curtains opened for a truly magical moment!

 

Guests danced all night in the club, and were re-energized with late night snacks of sliders and grilled cheese.  As they left they received a wine key to remember the couple's day.




Thanks to:
Bella Fiori Floral
Chair Covers and Linens
Dance Trax Productions (formerly Double Down Productions)
Draping and lighting by Dance Trax Productions

1 comment:

Mrs. SE said...

How romantic! I love the lighting and colors used in the reception- a room flip is always fun and a great use of space.