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Wedding Recap: Roaring 20’s & Gatsby Themed Wedding

As promised during last week’s Tablescape Tuesday, I’m here this week to fully recap one of the weddings we recently attended.  My husband and I had the pleasure of being a guest at two weddings in one weekend!  The second wedding we went to was a 20’s/Gatsby themed wedding, and it was a blast.  I was amazed at how all of the guest’s really got into the theme and dressed the part.  There were sequenced flapper dresses, boas, and three-piece suits everywhere.  It really got the guests’ involved with the wedding too.

Pinterest Graphic-Gatsby Themed WeddingHere’s my full recap!  First was the amazing location.  How does getting married at a mansion sound?  The Grant-Humphrey’s Mansion was built in 1902, but it fit the theme of the wedding so well.

20's Themed WeddingThe couple was married outside on the steps.  The view for all the guests was great because the couple was elevated.  Not much decor is needed because the mansion makes a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony.  It was a great ceremony with friends and family of the couple standing next to them, even dancing and posing as they came in.  The officiant was a close friend of the couple and did a great job of making the ceremony about them and about love with plenty of humor thrown in.

After the ceremony there was a cocktail hour on one of the mansion’s patios.  I loved the signage throughout the wedding, but this one at the bar was particularly funny.

20's Themed WeddingThe theme was carried through to the personalized cocktail napkins.

20's Themed WeddingAfter the cocktail hour, we made our way into the mansion for the reception.  How amazing are the chandeliers and woodwork in the mansion?  The reception space was decorated beautifully with large tables for all of the guests.  Each table had an amazing gold and black color scheme and either gold tipped greenery, feathers, or flower centerpieces.  I especially loved the gold flatware and gold rimmed glasses.

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20's Themed WeddingDinner was delicious, I particularly remember the mashed potatoes being amazing!  After dinner, the couple cut the cake.  If there was one thing at this wedding that screamed Gatsby, it was the cake!  Art deco and Gatsby at is finest!

20's Themed Wedding CakeHow amazing is the cake?  Almost too pretty to eat, but we did, and it was delicious as well!  The cake table again had some great signage and decor.

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20's Themed WeddingAfter the cake cutting, there was a champagne tower that was so fun! If you know me or have read this blog at all you know that I love champagne.  There really isn’t a more fun way to serve it than to pour multiple bottles on top of precariously stacked glasses and watch it all run down the tower and fill up the glasses!

20's Themed WeddingAfter the champagne tower and toasts we headed to the lower level of the mansion for dancing.  I didn’t take many pictures here because I was too busy having fun and sipping my champagne.  There was also a photo booth adjacent to the dance floor that had some great props.  These photos were a great little momento from the wedding.

Gatsby Themed WeddingBe sure to check out all of these amazing vendors that helped create a fun, themed, love filled wedding!  If you’re in the Denver area be sure to use them if you are planning any events in the future.

Vendors

Wedding & Event Planner- Jewell Event Design

Catering- Greens Point Catering

Photography- Photo Elements Studio

Cake- Gateaux Bakery

Florals- Amore Fiori Flowers

Venue- Grant Humphreys Mansion

Entertainment- Complete Music/Lighting/Photo Booth

Entertainment- Black Tie Piano

Transportation- Rolls Royce Rentals Denver

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Tablescape Tuesday: Wedding Centerpieces

A few weekends ago, we had the opportunity to attend two very different, but very fun wedding in the same weekend.  We went from a rustic, beautiful, mountain wedding to a fun-filled, 20’s themed, elegant mansion wedding.  It was quite the weekend.  Today I wanted to share the tablescapes from those weddings with you.

It’s another round of Tablescape Tuesday! In the Tablescape Tuesday series, I show you options to dress up your tables. It could be your dining room table, coffee table, gift table, or buffet table.  Putting a little extra effort into how a table looks and is designed can make your guests’, and your experience so much better.  These weddings certainly didn’t disappoint in their tablescape game.

The first wedding was on top of a mountain and absolutely beautiful.  Because of the wedding’s location, there was a rustic element to the wedding, but it was so beautifully done.

Pink Rustic TableI mean isn’t this table absolutely gorgeous.  It felt like I was living in a pinterest photo.  The rustic wood table, textured runner, and the centerpiece that ran the entire length of the table were so pretty.  I thought it was great to have just a runner on the table and let the beautiful wood table shine.

The flowers were amazing.  Spilling out from a lantern in the middle was greenery and color coordinating roses.  The gold mercury glass votives made the whole affair so intimate as the night went on.  Color coordinating napkins brought the whole theme together nicely.

Pink and Purple Floral CenterpieceIt was almost too pretty, almost.  I really did feel so excited to be at such a beautiful wedding.

The second wedding of the weekend was so different, but so fun.  The wedding was roaring 20’s themed at a mansion, and everyone really dressed to the theme.  It was so fun seeing everyone in 20’s attire.  Some looked like they stepped right out from that decade.

The tablescapes were alternating centerpieces of greenery, feathers, and flowers.  We sat at a table with some great greenery.

20's Themed TablescapeI loved the aged feel of the venue, it really helped bring the theme out throughout the entire event.  The crystal chandeliers didn’t hurt either. Tables with greenery centerpieces were dressed up with a light shine of gold paint which was a great little touch to tie into the theme.  Wedding guest’s sipped on deep glasses rimmed with gold.

Gold Rimmed GlassesOverall, it was such a fun weekend.  Albeit, busy, but so fun.  It was great getting to go to two very different weddings and see how the personality of each couple really shined through.

Which was your favorite, rustic, pink, mountain wedding or black and gold 20’s themed party?  Stick around because I’ll be giving a full recap of both weddings in the next few weeks.  Let’s face it, you want to see the rest of both weddings after looking at just the tables right?

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What I Would Wear-Wedding Edition

Wedding season is upon us and today is all about what I would wear, wedding edition!  Here are four great dress options and a couple fun alternatives if dresses aren’t your thing.  Wedding season can be kind of crazy with all of the expenses that are involved even for the guests.  After gifts, flights, hotels, etc. the last thing you want to worry about is what to wear to the event.  Most of the options below are under $150 and can work for so many events (think bridal showers, graduations, garden parties, etc.) that the price per wear goes way down.

 

I love the floral pattern on this pleated halter dress.  I also like how the pattern is more concentrated at the top and gets broader at the bottom.  Be sure that whatever dress you choose, it isn’t white, or mostly white.  You definitely don’t want to upstage the bride.

This is a similar option to the first dress but leaves you a lot of room for wedding cake!  The best part is that it’s only $46!  That’s right, 46 DOLLARS!  Talk about getting your money’s worth.

Something about this dress instantly drew my attention.  I think the palm print is perfect for a tropical wedding, a south Florida wedding, or a southern California wedding.  The kelly green color would look great on all of you brunettes.

This lace overlay lavender ombre dress reminds me of my lace obsession during the holidays, but it’s refreshed for spring.  It’s such a tailored cut, but the coloring of the dress makes it young and fun.  Be sure to check what color the bridesmaids are wearing before wearing a dress like this.  You don’t want to upstage the bridesmaids or be mistaken for a bridesmaid if you aren’t one.

And now a couple alternatives to dresses if you want to really shake things up, or if the wedding you’re attending is a chic city affair.

I love the look of this tailored jumpsuit.  You have to click the link to see the details at the shoulders.  I would definitely warn you to try this on before committing in case the length or fit is off.  The great news is that Nordstrom always has free returns and free shipping, so it’s a win-win.

If you love the idea of a jumpsuit but want something a little more forgiving, this is a great option.  Lots of room, but still totally polished looking.

Which option is your favorite?  How many weddings do you have coming up this wedding season?  Let me know in the comments below!

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