Marsala is such a lovely color of the year! We say THANKS, Pantone! Wine, while one of our favorite things here at Sweetly Paired, is a fabulous inspiration for wedding flowers! We adore our Marsala toned flowers here, and We're even seeing some bridal gowns in the lush reds, as well as many maids' dresses! Some brides are choosing to do marsala as a full wedding color, some as an accent. What do you think? We love those epic bouquets with grand contrast against the dresses. Most flowers below are from Bella Calla - Denver wedding florist.
This gorgeous outdoor wedding at Willow Ridge Manor was captured by the talented Dylan Burr with Aventura Photography. Flowers and Design done by Bella Calla. Cake was from The Bundt Shoppe, and the cute quartet was Cheza Quartet! Aurielle and Dave were one of our favorite couples last year, and their wedding was a blast to coordinate. The venue does not traditionally do outdoor receptions, so we had to flip the outside ceremony space in an hour for the reception. While it was a bit of a challenge, it was SO much fun to make that transformation happen!
The couple chose navy and white and green as their palate, and it made for amazing contrast against the beautiful red rocks surrounding Willow Ridge. They chose mismatched vintage chairs, and used mismatched family antique china as the plates for their dinner! SUCH an amazing tribute to the family. Some of the plates were driven all the way from the east coast just for the event.
The market lights were an awesome touch, and really made the evening spectacular. You can see the cute bundt cakes in the below photos as well! The vintage manor, Willow Ridge, looks stunning behind that gorgeous happy bride!
Why hire a day of coordinator? If you're reading this, you are probably planning your own wedding, and love handling all the details of designing and creating your event... from the cake flavors to the flower colors... to the cure succulent wedding favors you're giving your guests. You have Pinterest pulled up on every device you own all day long, and love all the ideas that you run across on all the wedding blogs and in those gorgeous magazines. You have this planning thing down, and that means your wedding is going to be lovely and memorable! But do you really want to be handling the details on the day of your event? Stressing about vendors being on-time and your bridesmaids walking down the aisle at the right time while you're hiding in the wings for your turn to come down the aisle? You deserve a break after all the planning and choosing. THIS is what a day-of-coordinator is for. HERE is another article on day-of coordination.
Your wedding coordinator or planner is the person in your day who has your best interest at heart in EVERY decision they make. Your other vendors care about your day, of course, but they have the best interest of their part of the day in the forefront of their mind. The photographer is not worried about your salad being wilty, they want you to have the best photos possible. Your DJ is focused on entertainment. Flowers are not important to him. Your caterer doesn't care if you get that perfect lighting for that bridal portrait... they are focused on making sure your guests eat on time. The venue coordinator has the venue's best interests at heart. That's what they are SUPPOSED to be doing. All of them have their area of expertise, and they excel in that area. You need that day of coordinator to balance all of those experts and make sure things run smoothly and balanced between them.
Your day of coordinator actually takes over your logistics at 2-6 weeks out, depending on the coordinator. She will assume the role of vendor management, answering questions, handling details, and filtering small questions away from you so you can focus on your mental health the few weeks before the big event. The wedding coordinator will handle the timeline generation and facilitation, manage the schedule, work with your vendors to create the best schedule that benefits all the players. She will make sure you and your vendors know where to be, and when to be there.
"Throughout the planning process, Lilli helped me by recommending vendors and answered many questions that I had. We were very pleased with how everything turned out. Lilli helped relieve a lot of wedding day stress and allowed my husband and I to enjoy our day with family and friends. I would definitely recommend Bella Calla as a florist and a wedding day coordinator." - CL 9.13.14
"Choosing Bella Calla was the best decision I had made since saying "YES"!" - KD 6.21.14
"On the day of the wedding, Lilli and her crew arrived early and stayed through the night, making sure everything was as it should be." - BA 3.1.14
"Lilli was our day of coordinator, and was so attentive to all the details. I never stressed about a thing, knowing that Lilli had it under control. Highly, highly recommend Bella Calla!!!" - JA 12.21.13
"All the little details they thought of really made our event memorable and unique. I would definitely recommend!" - BB 12.15.13
"She and her team were friendly, remembered us on subsequent visits to her shop, and always treated us like their most important client. At the wedding, she was prepared for absolutely anything, from hot gluing my shoe clips back together, to running after some Immodium when that rich, delicious meal hit one of us on a virtually empty stomach. :-) She also recommended a very talented makeup artist who did a wonderful job for us as well. We couldn't have been happier with Lilli, and we would hire her again in a heartbeat." - DF 10.17.13
Lilli Black and her team of wedding professionals offer day-of-coordination services to weddings in the Denver area as well as the mountains. Some of the mountain cities we service are: Vail, Aspen, Breckenridge, Keystone, Boulder, Highlands Ranch, Larkspur, Beaver Creek, Denver, Lyons, Estes Park, Evergreen, and Silverthorne. These are just examples of some of the cities we work in, not a comprehensive list.
Lilli Black is a wedding coordinator, planner and designer in Denver Colorado. She works in Denver, as well as all over Colorado. She has been in the wedding industry for many years, and has planned more than 1000 weddings in Colorado.