Cloud 9 Wedding: Kathryn & Nick at The Country Club at Castle Pines

Greetings from the newest member of the Cloud 9 Weddings & Papers Team! I could not be more excited about the summer wedding season ahead. So here is my wedding story…

Being a Corporate Event Planner, when it came to planning my own wedding last year the idea was more than exciting. I was well aware of my desire to control the planning process, but the thought of not being able to fully enjoy our wedding was something I was determined to avoid. Like any other Bride, you get wrapped up in the details, making everyone else happy and doing everything in your power to make this perfect day a reality, so I decided it would be in by best interest to seek help! Not the kind of help you are thinking, but rather the expertise, guidance and trust that comes with hiring a Wedding Coordinator.

I was introduced to Ann Marlin with Cloud 9 through a mutual friend and felt an instant connection, knowing someone else could execute all of the details, leaving me worry free! After a few meetings, mock-up and walk-through come early April I knew I was in good hands.

Fast forward to May 2013, I turned everything over to Ann and spent the last few weeks excited with anticipation. In fact, the day of the Rehearsal Dinner and getting ready on our Wedding Day my mom, sister and a few of my friends who know me best kept asking if I was okay…they had never seen me quite so relaxed!

The outcome was a beautiful wedding in the perfect setting with a Colorado sunset to remember! Focusing on spring colors to highlight the natural beauty of the views in Castle Pines, our wedding was simply elegant with all white tables splashed with shades of purple and pops of lime green. Guests danced the night away to the unique and lively sounds of Maestro Hughes under the light of bright hanging lanterns in the tent. To end the night with a small surprise, we exited through a line of sparklers held by friends and family, boarding a helicopter and taking off at the #1 Tee Box of the Golf Course into the dark night sky! The best day of my life!

Thank you to my husband and all of our fabulous vendor partners for making this a perfectly memorable wedding; The Country Club at Castle Pines, Maestro Hughes, Swank Stems, Pink Monkey, Flexx Productions and Alexandra Oat Photography.

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Cloud 9 Ranch Wedding: Leslie + Luke at Crooked Willow Farms

Leslie and Luke were getting married on 8-23 at Crooked Willow Farms in Larkspur, Colorado. The fun part? They hired us to help them hire vendors and plan their wedding on 6-5! We love a challenge, swift wedding planning (we have planned an entire wedding in 4 weeks on private land – tent, power, all the vendors, etc.) and the color palette and style was nothing short of fabulous!

Blending soft neutral colors, vintage chic table décor and a touch of Colorado (Luke is a gunsmith and big hunter), the end result was a wedding to delight! Every detail was thought of from hanging LOVE above the barn doors, hay bales covered in faux fur for the cocktail to antler sheds that Luke found which we incorporated into the florals and hung from the ceiling as chandeliers. It was truly a magical night!

Our fabulous vendor team: The Perfect Petal, Crooked Willow Farms, Epicurean Catering, All Digital Photo and Video, Rob Drabkin Band, LMD ProductionsA Music Plus, Gateaux and Event Rents. *Please excuse some of our photos – a handful were taken with our phones. We were not able to get photos from the photography but our friends at All Digital provided us with the pictures of the décor (thanks!). cloud 9_grooms_bouttoniere_antlers_perfect petal (480x640) cloud 9_feathered_flower girl dresses_crooked willow (480x640) Cloud 9_Perfect Petal_Crooked Willow_ranch wedding_ceremony (480x640) cloud 9_white cream and blush_wedding bouquet_perfect petal (480x640) cloud 9_father daughter_white and cream_wedding bouquet (640x480) cloud 9_wedding ceremony_ranch wedding (640x480) cloud 9_ceremony processional_crooked willow (640x480) cloud 9_ceremony arbor_perfect petal_crooked willow farms (640x478) cloud 9_perfect petal_love letters_barn wedding (480x640) cloud 9_chevron straws_cocktail straws (480x640) cloud 9_hay bale_cocktail hour_ranch wedding (640x480) cloud 9_perfect petal_succulents_escort cards (640x480) cloud 9_wedding guest book_advice cards (640x480) cloud 9_ranch wedding_crooked willow farms (640x427) cloud 9_crooked willow_farm tables_wedding (640x460) cloud 9_blush wedding flowers_perfect petal_ranch wedding (480x640) cloud 9_farm tables_neutral wedding decor_event rents (480x640) cloud 9_gateaux_white wedding cake_tulips (640x480) cloud 9_lantern wedding decor_perfect petal_ranch wedding (640x473) cloud 9_tall centerpiece_white and bluch flowers_perfect petal (427x640) cloud 9_twinkle lighs_ranch wedding_crooked willow_perfect petal (640x427) cloud 9_wedding place setting_favor tag_white flowers (480x640) cloud 9_wedding table top_ranch wedding_crooked willow_perfect petal (640x480)

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Cloud 9 Produces The Brown Palace’s 1st Annual Veil & Vow Luxury Bridal Showcase

We were ecstatic when our good friend Michelle Gillette asked us to help the Brown Palace produce their first luxury wedding showcase! The Brown wanted to boast it’s amazing spaces, culinary skills and floral design to couples planning their weddings and boy did they deliver! Even more, 35 amazing Denver wedding vendors who are top in their field put on their best displays. And if that wasn’t enough, The Bridal Collection was our featured Denver Wedding Dress Boutique and brought in amazing wedding dresses by Justin Alexander, Pronovias, Maggie Sottero and Lazaro.

Of course an event wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t benefit a wonderful cause. All the proceeds that were from the entrance fees and 15% of all the dress sales went to the non-profit The Wedding Pink that donates an entire wedding to a couple that has recently been touched by breast cancer. The Brown Palace will be hosting the 2015 wedding which we are also planning!

To all the amazing event sponsors: LMD Productions, Studio JK Photography, The Wedding Pink, The Bridal Collection, Dance Trax Productions, Chair Covers & Linens, Moet Chandon, CORT Furnishings, J&S Audio Visual and Butler Rents – THANK YOU!

When arriving, guests were treated with champagne from Moet Chandon. As guests entered the ballroom, we wanted to wow them with two show-stopping fantasy table designs – one called Hollywood and the other Crystal Cascade.

For Hollywood, we envisioned an opulent and formal table design in white, cream, gold and red. A beautiful red dogwood arch spanned the length of the table and underneath it, a dense floral carpet that sat on a gorgeous ivory sequined linen. Specialty sequined place mats provided a beautiful foundation for the china. To top if off, luminous light bathed the table in a leaf/branch motif.Our Crystal Cascade was built around a waterfall crystal column and teal light up chairs by CORT Furnishings. We took 3 serpentine tables to add movement and paired that with a sumptuous navy wave linen from Chair Covers and LinensLMD Production’s crystals pooled on a fabulous pillow of blue and purple florals. On either end of the table, two fabulous tall centerpieces by Brown Palace Flower Shop skyrocketed off the tables to accentuate the drama. The place settings are from Butler Rents and the round eggplant menus are from our in-house stationery company. And a HUGE thank you to Joe with Studio JK Photography for all the amazing photos!brown palace_cloud 9_light up chairs_purple and blue_wedding decor (532x800) cloud 9_crystal column_LMD Productions_brown palace_blue hydrangea (532x800) cloud 9_round menu_blue and purple_wedding_table setting_jk studios (532x800) brown palace_cloud 9_blue and purple_wedding_tall centerpieces_jk studios (532x800)We designed the Onyx Room in a gorgeous Tiffany blue and silver. The head table was draped with phalaenopsis orchids and chandelier crystals by Brown Palace Floral. The napkins were placed on the china from Butler Rents with a wedding menu band from Cloud 9. We used three two different linens that had a beautiful pattern in each bringing texture and sparkle from Chair Covers and Linens.cloud 9_orchid centerpiece_crystal_sviler and squa (800x597) brown palace_onyx room_silver and teal_wedding decor_cloud 9 (800x531) cloud 9_aqua and silver_wedding decor_orchids (600x800) cloud 9_wedding menu band_tiffany blue and silver_brown palace (600x800) cloud 9_tiffany blue and silver_wedding decor_orchids (600x800)Check out these amazing wedding cakes from The Brown Palace:brown palace_modern wedding cake_cloud 9_jk studios (532x800) brown palace_art deco cake_cloud 9_kj studios (532x800) brown palace_formal wedding cake_cloud 9_jk studios (532x800) brown palace_traditional wedding cake_cloud 9_jk studios (532x800)We loved being a part of fabulous event – thank you so much to The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa and to all the vendors that participated. The event will be featured in Her Life Magazine.  Yours Truly Cupcakes made these awesome Cloud 9 cookies – they are scrumptious! We can’t wait for next year!cloud 9_denver wedding planners_brown palace_jk studios (800x532) cloud 9_yours truly cupcake_cookies_brown palace_jk studios (532x800) brown palace_coral wedding bouquet_denver wedding_cloud 9_jk studios (532x800) silver, white and gray_candy bar_yours truly cupcake (532x800) brown palace_peach and green_wedding bouquet_cloud 9_jk studios (532x800)

 

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