Adrienne & Evan

design inspiration: love of lavender & visions of a morning wedding & late night dance party

When I first met Adrienne, she and Evan were newly engaged and were excited about planning their wedding, but had run into a few obstacles and needed Talia Events’ help.

They love and feel a special connection to Boulder’s Flatirons and Chautauqua Park. They also have a special affinity for the historic Hotel Boulderado in downtown Boulder. And, they knew their friends would be up for a huge, late-night dance party.

Limited availability and scheduling constraints made it impossible to host a late-afternoon ceremony on Chautauqua’s lawn and an evening reception at Hotel Boulderado. After a bit of discussion, we suggested hosting a morning ceremony at Chautauqua, giving their guests a mid-day break to explore the city and nearby trails and then gathering again for an evening reception and dance.

The perfect plan was set.

By extending the festivities over the better part of the day, they were able to add a few personal touches. Displaying their love of really good coffee, we served their favorite local brew and a variety of breakfast pastries and breads at the end of the ceremony. As the morning’s festivities came to an end, guests were transported back to their hotels by Boulder’s own Banjo Billy’s Bus Tours to change and get ready to explore downtown Boulder and the surrounding trails. The couple boarded a pedicab for a romantic and so “Boulder” ride through downtown and the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market.

Adrienne’s love of lavender inspired the flowers. It fit their casual asthetic and morning ceremony and transitioned nicely into the evening celebration in the ornately designed Hotel Boulderado.

Early on in the evening’s festivities, Adrienne treated Evan to a surprise performance of Etta James’ At Last. It was a hit that kicked off one of the best dance parties we’ve seen!

With a bit of out-of-the-box thinking, Adrienne and Evan were able to overcome the scheduling constraints, share their favorite places in Boulder and still celebrate late into the night. All the while, sprinkling in distinct touches from the two of them.