When designing this couple’s Colorado reception, the wedding team wanted guests to feel as though they had been transported to a secret garden to celebrate the newlyweds. Since the pair had already been married in a California celebration, the goal for the Colorado reception in the family’s private gardens was to marry the organic setting with a bit of California flair.
“We enhanced the beautiful gardens by bringing in whimsical and wispy blooms, unique furniture pieces, and floating crystal lights that complemented the intimate surroundings of the event’s lawn that lines a babbling creek,” shares event designer Megan Grose of Brindle + Oak. From the moment guests arrived on property, they were immediately immersed into the romantic setting. With a cocktail in hand, loved ones were escorted down the long private drive by golf cart, at last arriving to a bridge decorated with blooms that led to the picturesque gardens.
To provide a soundtrack for the sophisticated fête, classical and modern tunes were performed by live string musicians as friends and family mingled while sipping on floral libations and enjoying gourmet bites and fare from a variety of food stations. Long tables were covered with soft linens and surrounded by French-style oval-back wooden chairs with ivory upholstered cushions. Centerpieces showcased soft neutral florals in cream, grey, and dusty beige, as well as sage, blush, and mauve to add a classic, yet modern, look. To bring the alfresco space to life, bolder hues of evergreen, dusty pink, and raspberry elevated the base palette with texture and interest.
As the sun set on the revelers, twinkling lights glowed from chandeliers as loved ones took in the beauty of the event and celebrated the couple, who danced under the stars with friends and family all summer night.