Posts Tagged ‘real weddings’

December 15th, 2011

Colorado Wedding Planner :: Jill & Mike, Chautauqua Lawn & The Kitchen, Boulder

Jill and Mike’s wedding day was inspired, period. I had the pleasure of working with them to design the day’s overall and, was delighted with each new idea they came up with of things to include in the ceremony, day’s events, and celebration as a whole.

After uncovering Jill’s family’s legacy of a love of colored glass, we decided the day’s design would feature glass, her favorite color red and a host of other personal touches. From napkin ring placecards that were made out of craft paper and written in Jill’s unique, calligraphy-like handwriting, to stout and bacon cupcakes to indulge Mike’s sweet tooth, Jill’s lace coverlet and cherry red shoes, Mike’s saxophone serenade as Jill and her father walked down the aisle, a rehearsal dinner at a park near their house with Comida’s food truck and a Mexican woven blanket for each guest and a candlelit dinner reception, no detail was happenstance.

Photography: Julia Vandenoever Photography
Ceremony venue: Chautauqua Lawn, Boulder
Reception venue: The Kitchen, Boulder
Officiant: Carolyn Carpenter, Sunflower Weddings
Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design
Desserts and Cake: Tee and Cakes
Design & Planning: Talia Events 
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December 8th, 2011

Colorado Wedding Planner :: Jemma & Gabriel, Starhouse, Boulder

Jemma and Gabriel are a perfect balance to each other. Together, they’re sweet, thoughtful, perceptive and time and again, made me smile. Jemma called me last winter from their home in Los Angeles. They were newly engaged and had heart strings to Boulder and were planning to move here after graduating. 

They had a vision of inviting everyone they loved from near and far to join them for a celebration at Starhouse, a place that holds special meaning to Gabriel. Together, we created a day inspired by Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with Colorado flair.

Photography: Julie Harris Photography
Catering: A Spice of Life
Flowers: Painted Primrose
Venue: The Starhouse, Boulder
Wedding Design & Planning: Talia Events


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December 1st, 2011

Colorado Wedding Planner :: Kate & Doug, classic romance

I don’t think I’ll ever forget the first conversation I had with Kate. She’s a Flight Attendant and she shared the things she loves about her job and, her observation that people seem to treat the plane like their personal living space. She alerted the germaphobe in me to the mess that is naturally an airplane. Everytime I’ve stepped foot on a plane since, I’ve thought of her and smiled.

Smiling is a common reaction to her. She’s fun and filled with personality. Coupling that with the sweetness of her relationship with Doug and this was bound to be a delightful wedding. We were thrilled to be a part of it, thank you both!

Photography: Chris Gentile Photography
Catering: Occasions by Sandy
Cake: Intricate Icings
Wedding Design & Planning: Talia Events
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November 29th, 2011

Talia Events featured in the knot Colorado!

I’m so excited to report that one of our Caki and Ryan’s Denver wedding is in the 2012 spring/summer edition of the knot Colorado! I was also interviewed for a section on secrets for  planning a Colorado wedding called the inside scoop. Yes, we’re media hounds, we know it!

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November 2nd, 2011

Vail Wedding Planner :: Kirsten & Adam, Beaver Creek Chapel & Donovan Pavilion

Kirsten and Adam’s wedding was beautifully sweet and sincere and simple.

Early in conversations with her she said something to the effect that she didn’t really like color. She liked the idea of a colorless wedding. She felt, rightly so, that the natural beauty of a Beaver Creek and Vail area were enough beauty. I’d add that the love, friendship and fun they share and that surrounds them in their relationships with their family and friends only accentuated that beauty.


Photography: Tyson Trish Photography
Ceremony Venue: Beaver Creek Chapel, Beaver Creek, Colorado
Reception Venue: Donovan Pavilion, Vail, Colorado
Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design
Wedding Design & Planning: Talia Events
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October 27th, 2011

Vail Wedding Planner :: Kirsten & Adam, Beaver Creek Chapel & Donovan Pavilion

Sometimes a girl, a boy, their love and Colorado’s beautiful mountains are color and frill enough…

photo from Tyson Trish Photography
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September 30th, 2011

Vail Wedding Planner : Abbie & Troy, Beaver Creek Chapel & The Arabelle

It’s true that in many ways, Abbie’s smile says it all. It was prevalent on their wedding day and embodied so much excitement, thrill and happiness.

When I first met Abbie I was struck by what a decisive bride she was. It’s not uncommon to meet wedding planning clients who know where, when, which date, and of course, to whom, they’re getting married. But Abbie had a vision of eggplant purple and lime green, of the way her cakes would be displayed and, of hitting the perfect mix between mountain and classy chic.

The perfect mix it was, here’s a glimpse into the big picture and details of the day.

Photography: Zorn Photography
Ceremony Venue: Beaver Creek Chapel, Beaver Creek, Colorado
Reception Venue: The Arabelle at Vail Square, Vail, Colorado
Floral Design: Plum Sage Flowers
Wedding Planning: Talia Events
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September 27th, 2011

Vail Wedding Planner : Abbie & Troy, Beaver Creek Chapel & The Arabelle

Sometimes a smile says it all…joy, excitement, enthusiasm and love…


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March 29th, 2011

Boulder Wedding Planner :: Beth & Jaime’s Wedding Published on Bonafide Bride!

What a fun surprise for a Monday morning! I got an email yesterday morning, from Christina Kiffney letting me know that Beth and Jaime’s wedding had been published on the popular wedding blog, Bonafide Bride. We loved being a part of Beth and Jaime’s celebrations–what a great day it was!

photo by Christina Kiffney Photography
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January 20th, 2011

When the Wedding Planner Gets Married, It’s a charm bracelet and “Stuff” and sippy cups and wreaths of flowers and French Macarons, oh my!

I was often asked if I was planning my own wedding. I did and as you can imagine, loved the process. But, practicing as I preach, Chelsey came in to coordinate the day. She was, as always, incredible! I know I’m biased, but I can’t tell you how nice it was to sit back and just enjoy the day and not worry if everything was in order and flowing correctly. Again, I’m biased, but hire a Wedding Planner!

Now, for the day’s details…


As I mentioned on Monday, I was really excited about our wedding flowers. I have always found myself drawn to the fillers and “stuff” more than any particular flower. In talking with Cori Cook, a dear friend and our Floral Designer, I found myself saying that I just knew I wanted lots of stuff over and over again.

And stuff she delivered! Our bouquets were a mix of cabbage/garden roses, tuberose, heather and lots of interesting, textural stuff tied with simple velvet ribbons. If I’m honest, I didn’t want to put mine down I loved it so much!

As you saw yesterday, the centerpieces followed suit with a mix of flowers and textural fillers. The pew decorations were clusters of heather and green wheat embraced by burlap and trails of printed cotton fabrics and at the end of the aisle two large barrels were topped with silver vases filled with a mix of flowers.

Each flower girl carried a wreath of significant flowers or herbs down the aisle. There was rosemary for remembrance, wheat for friendliness, heather for wishes to come true and stock for a happy life. For the littlest of the bunch, it proved to be a great toy during the ceremony!


Sal and I decided to indulge our guests in a few of our favorite and a few traditional desserts. I love French Macarons and Paula at Teacup Shop created some fabulous fall-flavored treats. They were salted carmel, tiramisu (in reference to Sal’s Italian heritage), and chocolate mole. Additionally, she baked a number of pear and apple tarts and a mix of fall-flavored cakes. My mother baked a traditional Norwegian cake called a kransakake as homage to my Norwegian heritage. Sal’s mother created bundles of Jordan almonds Italians call “confetti” and give out at celebrations.

Little things

Our ring bearer bowl was actually an antique drinking bowl from my grandfather’s family in Norway. One of our ring bearers carried and the other, his sippy cup—ah, the agenda of a two year-old! He stole our hearts!

Our guest book was a wooden bench that will sit on our porch for years to come.

Hay bales, luminaries and the bridesmaids’ bouquets decorated the building’s stage.

I wore a charm bracelet of photos of our grandparents and loved ones who had either passed or weren’t able to join us for the day. It was our way to bring them close in spirit.

My mother made several strings of pennant flags to indicate the path for our guests.

It was a day of details, all of which were in some way important to the two of us, even the sippy cup!

photography: Tyler Jones Photography
cinematography: Rising Moon Video Productions
flowers: Cori Cook Floral Design
location: Planet Bluegrass, Lyons, CO
catering: Greens Point Catering
cake and desserts: Teacup Shop
makeup: makeup by janine
hair: Girls and Curls
bride’s dress: Jenny Yoo from Anna Be Bridal Boutique
wedding design and planning: Talia Events