Adding soft seating to your wedding layout isn’t only a beautiful addition to your design. It also fosters a welcoming atmosphere by encouraging guests to sit, relax, and enjoy meaningful conversation during the event.
As wedding planners, we love adding one or two lounge arrangements to all our events and have worked with some fantastic Colorado rental companies over the years. Each company has unique pieces in its inventory that will elevate your event’s design and enhance your guests’ experience. Need some inspiration? Look no further than these wedding lounge ideas from past Colorado celebrations. Plus, grab our expert tips for creating a stunning lounge area!
Wedding Lounge Ideas for Your Colorado Event
Why We Love Wedding Lounges
At Sapphire Celebrations, we love wedding lounges! They’re the perfect blend of beauty and function, adding an extra touch of luxury to your celebration while providing a comfortable place for your guests to sit and catch up. They’re also a great way to add an extra layer of personalization to your event. You can rent furniture in your wedding colors and even print pillows with your wedding monogram!
Favorite Colorado Event Rental Companies
Over the years, we’ve worked with several Colorado event rental companies to create stunning wedding lounge areas. Colorado Party Rentals helped us create this beautiful, boho-inspired layout at an outdoor mountain wedding. We were obsessed with everything about this design, from the leather chairs and patterned pillows to the plush ivory rug! We’ve also had wonderful experiences working with Focus Event Design (see image above), Design Works Events, and Wallflower Rentals (see image below).
When one of our couples requests a wedding lounge, we work with them to plan the perfect layout and design for their event. We highly recommend working with a planner to choose a rental company and incorporate this element into your wedding. However, here are a few tips to help you get started!
Four Tips to Create the Perfect Wedding Lounge Area
Choose Colors from Your Wedding Palette
We recommend choosing colors that match your wedding’s overall palette when picking out your rental furniture. This tip will help you create a cohesive, professional-looking design!
Add Personal Touches
We love including a coffee table in a wedding lounge to incorporate more personal details into the design, like a vase of your favorite flowers or a few framed engagement portraits. You can also personalize your lounge pillows with screen-printed photos, your wedding monogram, or a pattern that matches your theme.
Consider Your Guest List
Consider your guest list when deciding how large to make your wedding lounge area. You want it to accommodate 10% of your guest list comfortably so your loved ones can each have an opportunity to enjoy the comfortable seating. If you’re inviting over 150 guests, consider renting two lounges and placing them in separate areas of your reception.
Choose an Intentional Location
Think about the purpose you want your lounge area to serve and go from there when choosing its location within your reception layout. For example, do you want it near the dance floor for when your guests need a break? Or do you want it further away from the party where your guests can enjoy an intimate conversation space?
If you’re considering incorporating soft seating into your Colorado event, we hope these wedding lounge ideas have inspired you! You definitely can’t go wrong by making this detail part of your special day. Our team would love to help you plan and design your distinctive event, whether you’re looking for Full-Service Planning or Month-Of Coordination. Connect with us to get started!
Choosing your Colorado wedding photographer is a big decision! After you get engaged, they’re one of the first vendors you should book, preceded only by your wedding planner and venue. Accordingly, searching for this vendor and the pressure of choosing the right one can be overwhelming. However, when you hire a wedding planner to guide you through the process, it doesn’t have to be!
As Colorado wedding planners, we frequently assist our clients with finding the perfect local photographer to fit their needs. We’re familiar with the best of the best and know what couples need to ask a photographer (or themselves!) before deciding to book. So, we’ve created this list of the top seven questions you should consider before taking the plunge! Read on to familiarize yourself with them before hopping on a discovery call.
7 Questions to Ask Your Colorado Wedding Photographer
Do I Need a Second Shooter?
While hiring a photographer with a second shooter is slightly pricier, it’s an expense that we suggest all couples consider before booking a photographer. The reason is simple: having two lenses capturing your day ensures no meaningful moment or detail goes undocumented! Often, the second shooter will capture your wedding day details so the primary photographer can focus on being present in the moment.
Two cameras also increase the chance that your photographer won’t miss those special, candid moments between you and your guests. If you’re still undecided, ask to see two galleries from a prospective photographer—one with and one without a second shooter. This way, you can ensure you’re happy with the final product that only one photographer can provide you versus two.
Do I Need a Wedding Album?
In our opinion? Yes, or you won’t ever print one! Trust us—these are some of the most important photos of your life, and you’ll want to treasure them forever. But after the excitement of the big day dies down and the busyness of life picks back up, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is going through the work of designing and printing a wedding album. Hence, it’s best to hire a photographer to perform this service for you!
Some photographers already include an album in their packages, while others have it as an add-on. We recommend going through your photographer for your wedding album rather than on an online site for more than just convenience. With a professional photographer, you can expect an heirloom-quality album. In other words, the colors won’t fade, the pages won’t rip, and the binding won’t fall apart as the album sees wear and tear over time. It’ll last you for years, so you can one day show your children and grandchildren the images from that special day!
Moreover, don’t forget to ask about albums for your parents and grandparents—they make great gifts for them or anyone who occupies a special place in your heart!
Can I See a Full Wedding Gallery?
Social media and websites only show a tiny fraction of a photographer’s work. So, always ask to see a full wedding gallery if you’re seriously considering hiring a photographer! Look over the whole gallery to assess how the photographer handles low-lighting situations (especially if your venue is indoors) and if you like their use of flash. Doing this will also give you a sense of how they style flatlays, pose their couples, and capture guests.
Is an Engagement Session Required?
We always encourage our clients to book an engagement session with their wedding photographer, whether required or not! This session is a great opportunity to meet your photographer face-to-face and get comfortable with being in front of their camera. While you can always put this off until your wedding day, we highly advise against it! The last thing you want is to feel uncomfortable on your special day—or worse, end up unhappy with your photos.
Some photographers include a complimentary engagement session in their packages, while others have it as an add-on. Be sure to also clarify this before deciding to book!
How Would You Describe Your Photography Style?
There are many wedding photography styles, and there is a Colorado wedding photographer to suit any couple’s taste! Styles can vary according to editing (e.g., light and airy vs. true-to-life color vs. dark and moody), how the photographer uses light, and how they pose (or don’t pose!) their couples. As you browse different photographers’ galleries, consider which one most closely aligns with your vision. For example, do you love posed portraits or prefer a documentary-style approach?
Keep in mind that photographers usually have a set editing style that reflects their artistry and preferences. So, if you’re interested in a dual approach like Hybrid Film Photography, only reach out to those who offer it (i.e., don’t ask a photographer to “change” their editing style for you!).
Do I Feel Comfortable With This Photographer?
You’ll spend more time with your photographer than any other vendor on your wedding day, so it’s crucial that you feel comfortable with them! If you’re worried about feeling anxious behind the camera, working with a high-energy introvert when you’re a reserved introvert isn’t going to help (and vice versa). Try to get a sense of a photographer’s personality while on a discovery call to gauge if you would enjoy working with them.
What is Plan B if Something Unexpected Happens?
The best photographers don’t just have an associate photographer or second shooter. They also have a thorough Plan B worked out in case of unexpected circumstances such as illness or inclement weather. If a prospective photographer doesn’t have an answer to this question, we recommend moving on with your search!
While choosing a Colorado wedding photographer can be stressful, you can mitigate the stress with the help of a wedding planner and this list of seven questions. With answers to these questions, you’ll be prepared to hire the photographer who is the best fit for your needs and personality!
Are you ready to start planning your Colorado wedding? Your first step is hiring a wedding planner! The Sapphire Celebrations team would be delighted to assist you with designing your distinctive Colorado event, whether you’re a local couple or planning a destination wedding in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. With decades of industry experience and family roots dating back to 1907, we’re confident no team is better qualified to deliver a Colorado wedding that exceeds your every expectation. Inquire today!
Every December, the Pantone Color Institute releases its highly anticipated Color of the Year for the coming calendar year. In 2024, that color is the warm and comforting “Peach Fuzz”! As wedding planners, we are so excited about this announcement. Peach Fuzz is an inherently romantic hue perfect for elevated wedding celebrations. There are endless ways to incorporate the shade into your wedding design, from invitations to table linens and even bridal accessories! Let’s explore how you can integrate this timeless yet modern color into your event.
Incorporating Peach Fuzz into Luxury Wedding Design
Invitations and Stationery
Give your guests their first glimpse into your event with Peach Fuzz-infused wedding invitations! Since Peach Fuzz is a warm and gentle hue, it looks best paired with complementary shades like ivory and gold to create an invitation suite that exudes modern elegance. Additionally, consider incorporating watercolor designs or delicate floral patterns into your suite to enhance the romantic color palette.
For a bold touch that is still refined, you can also pare back your suite with a Peach Fuzz RSVP card and keep the rest of the elements neutral. Or, add a glam metallic accent in copper or rose gold to complement the warmth of the peach.
Peach Fuzz is the epitome of romance, so embrace it with lush floral arrangements! A few of our favorite peach flowers include Terracotta Fancy Carnations, Juliet Garden Roses, Peach Ranunculus, Brown Toffee Roses, and Cafe Au Lait Dahlias. These flowers look stunning when integrated with greenery to add depth and contrast. It’s a classic palette perfect for any spring or summer wedding! You can even incorporate Peach Fuzz into your fall wedding flowers when paired with deeper hues like rust, toffee brown, or burgundy.
Tablescapes and Décor
Elevate the ambiance of your reception with Peach Fuzz details like table linens, candles, and paper goods. The color is an instant stand-out that will draw the eye to your tables while still coming across as timeless and elegant. For a luxurious touch, add metallic accents in copper, gold, or silver (consider tying in the design on your wedding invitations!). We love to do this with gilded cutlery and crystal glassware to give your celebration an opulent feel.
If you’re a bride who likes to mix classic style with contemporary touches, you can easily incorporate Peach Fuzz into your bridal ensemble. Consider going bold with a soft blush gown, putting a modern twist on the traditional white dress. Or, embrace the hue more subtly with peach accessories, like shoes, jewelry, or a belt.
You can also incorporate the Color of the Year into your wedding party! For example, some members can wear gowns in shades of blush and peach, while others can sport ties and boutonnières in coordinating hues.
Cake and Desserts
Your wedding cake is another detail where you can incorporate Peach Fuzz to create a sweet masterpiece! Ask your cake artist to add delicate, peach-colored florals or create a subtle ombré effect with a white-to-peach frosted design. Meanwhile, edible gold or silver leaf can add a touch of luxury.
Are you thinking of having a specialty drink at your reception? An Aperol spritz is a fun way to tie in the peach color palette while giving your celebration an Italian flair (plus, it tastes delicious!).
Lighting and Atmosphere
Set the mood at your reception with peach-toned lighting! The softness and warmth of the shade will create an intimate, romantic atmosphere. Consider incorporating candles, fairy lights, or lanterns in the color to enhance your venue. Alternatively, customize a peach neon sign with your last name, wedding date, or favorite quote!
In 2024, couples can easily incorporate Peach Fuzz, Pantone’s Color of the Year, into their luxury wedding celebration. This color fits right in with the romantic ambiance of a wedding, so don’t be afraid to embrace it, whether with subtle or stand-out details! Whether you go bold with a peach-toned wedding dress or incorporate a peach accent here and there into your invitation suite and tablescapes, you can’t go wrong with this classic-meets-contemporary shade.
Book Our Colorado Wedding Planners
Are you tying the knot in Colorado? Sapphire Celebrations would be delighted to help you design the wedding celebration of your dreams! From the moment you book with us to your spectacular send-off as newlyweds, our team will bring our extensive experience, exceptional service, and unparalleled dedication to the table. Inquire to learn more about our range of planning packages and clinch our services for your 2024 wedding date!
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Sapphire Celebrations combines the energy, perspective and creativity of two generations when planning weddings and events throughout Colorado. Founded by a mother and daughter team, Sapphire Celebrations reflects their Colorado heritage. With family roots dating back to 1907 and covering the northeastern plains and Rocky Mountain vistas, there is no team better qualified to plan your Colorado wedding or special event.
Pamela and Angie are proud of the high level of service for which Sapphire Celebrations has come to be known. Two principal wedding designers and four event concierges take pride in exceeding the expectations of couples who entrust us with their wedding day.