Your Guide To Trusted Wedding Vendors In Denver
Behind most weddings, there is a team of experts that has worked tirelessly to bring the couple’s vision to life. Planning a wedding often demands the right people with the appropriate level of experience for everything to run smoothly. These experts can help you enjoy the process a little more and focus on what’s most important – your relationship and your upcoming marriage.
In our 20+ years of providing catering services in the Denver and Colorado area, we’ve had the opportunity to work with some sensational local vendors. In this blog post, we’d like to share with you some of the amazing partners that we get to collaborate with.
Photography: From The Hip Photo
Your wedding day is one of the most special days in your life. Friends and family come together to celebrate this milestone and most importantly, celebrate the two of you! Photographs and videos are often the most tangible items from the wedding that you can walk away with. Because of this, we recommend hiring a professional photographer who is trained to capture and even organize some of the important moments throughout the day.
The From The Hip Photo group goes above and beyond to deliver an experience you’ll cherish for a lifetime. With their unparallelled professionalism and talented photographers, their photographers will capture candid, spontaneous, fresh and fun memories that will last a lifetime. One of the greatest things about this innovative group is their commitment to the local community and willingness to do pro-bono work equivalent to 20% of their total annual sales to groups doing important work within Colorado like Operation Hope, Children’s Hospital Colorado, The Denver Center for Performing Arts and more.
Floral: Plum Sage
Flowers, with all its shapes, sizes and colors, help make your wedding extra special. From bouquets and flower petals scattered down the aisle to beautiful centerpieces, flowers help set the mood and add “feeling” to a wedding. There’s no limit as to how many flowers should be in a wedding or guidelines for how to integrate them – with just a bit of imagination, the sky’s the limit! Deciding on your wedding flowers can be a tough decision to make when you have to think about design, budget, room temperature and transportation. Getting help from a full-service wedding florist can help simplify your planning and guide your vision.
The Plum Sage group will provide guidance when it comes to planning and adding the perfect bloom to your day. One of the greatest things about Plum Sage is that they prefer to purchase locally grown, organic products. This aligns with our very own social responsibility vision. It’s great to see other local vendors taking initiative and shifting their practice towards ethical sourcing and being more sustainable.
Music: Elite DJ
Music at a wedding is more than simply hitting the play button and letting the playlist run. Crafting the perfect playlist, having a dependable backup plan and having the ability to read a room are things a professional DJ does to ensure a wedding is more enjoyable. Hiring a professional DJ is an integral part of setting yourself up for success and have more peace of mind on your special day.
Elite DJ Entertainment has a stellar reputation in our community and they’ll ensure your guests are up on their feet having a good time all night long. This group is your one-stop shop business for event and production services; their services expand to other areas including lighting, event décor, MC’s and even slow-motion video booths. Elite has all the elements to make your celebration a success!
Bakery: The Makery
Cutting the cake as newlyweds is a classic wedding moment. That’s why the wedding cake is different than a traditional celebratory cake, requiring extra time and care to prepare. The wedding cake should capture the couple’s story and reflect the theme they had in mind. The cake doesn’t only have to look beautiful but it also needs to taste just as good.
On the day of the reception, timing is a big factor when it comes to preserving the quality and taste of the cake until it is time for it to be served. Hiring a professional baker like The Makery will help provide additional security measures like refrigeration and a safe delivery to your venue. Ever since 2006, The Makery has been part of half a million celebrations all over Colorado through their wide array of cake offerings made in their nut-free facility. More importantly, The Makery is an active group member in our community that helps teach youth about entrepreneurship, cake and spread sprinkles throughout many classrooms.
Wedding Planner: The Gardner Effect
A wedding planner is a consultant who will help you with the majority (if not all) of the tasks that need to be completed prior to your wedding day. The planner holds an extensive list of contacts and knowledge to make the process smoother and more enjoyable for you. Planners will champion your wedding vision from start to finish and help make your day a success.
The Gardner Effect team is incredibly talented and have worked with the vast majority of vendors in the Denver area to be able to know the ins and outs of the business. Working alongside one of The Gardner Effect coordinators will help you obtain the best deals and save your budget. If you’re looking for experts, this group are the right ones!
Booking wedding guest transportation is usually a task that falls through the cracks but it is in fact, one of the most important things to do, especially when you’re hosting out-of-town guests. Having a shuttle service can be a game-changer so your guests can experience convenience and safety after a fun-filled evening.
The Hermes Worldwide group is incredibly professional and their attention to detail is unparalleled. Hermes recognizes that today’s individuals are mobile, short on time and need a reliable service to focus on other tasks at hand. Through their approach, Hermes positions themselves and their customer-centered approach to exceed expectations, be reliable and safe.
Venue: Crooked Willow Farms
Last but not least, the wedding location is the epicenter of it all; this space needs to speak to your heart. The selected venue should offer the desired atmosphere you’re looking for while lining up with your budget and practical needs. The venue’s amenities should be practical and allow the operations of the event to run smoothly, but also contribute to guest comfort and enjoyment. Whether it’s a traditional wedding venue or an alternative one, follow your gut and pick what feels right.
Located at just 35 minutes south of Denver and north of Colorado Springs, the 90 acre Crooked Willow Farm property provides one of the most diverse and unique venues in the region. The indoor and outdoor spaces are carefully built and integrated to start building memories in this rich space. One of the greatest things about the Crooked Willow Farm venue, is that the space will exclusively be yours on your wedding day as there is only one wedding per day. To top it all off, they are currently offering a 20% discount when you book any remaining dates between May and June 2019!
Your wedding day is a day to celebrate your love and your commitment to each other. This is something that you will remember for as long as you live. Set yourself up for success and minimal stress by integrating a team of experts to help from day one. In our 20 years of business, we couldn’t be luckier to work alongside some of the most professional and trusted wedding vendors in Denver.
And of course, if you’re looking for a caterer, we’ve got your back! Let us take you through “The Relish Way” and start your journey with us. Our event planners will provide you with the experience and tools to steer you in the right direction. Feel free to give us a call 303.532.4095 or fill out our contact form to get started.