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The Lost Art of Weddings Bridal Show

By Season Hurd | | Comment

On Monday, January 21, 2013 I went to The Lost Art of Weddings Bridal Show at The Artwork Network in Denver. I’m so glad I went because it was a different kind of bridal show than I’m used to and you can really tell that the vendors were carefully selected. There was a great deal of talent in that room!

First off the location was beautiful. If you are into the art gallery vibe you will love this place. I loved the tin ceilings and lovely light from the large windows. The colorful paintings were a bold backdrop for the exhibitors.

Little White Dress, Jenny Packham, Gold Sequin, Wedding Dress

Little White Dress was there with this beautiful Jenny Packham gown.

Oh My Posh

Oh My Posh has very yummy smelling products. I’m looking forward to some samples of the foot products!

Kitty Mae Millinery, Bridal Hairpiece, Art Nouveau, Flower Halo

Kitty Mae Millinery is always a favorite. Some of her new items are drop dead gorgeous and inspired by the Art Deco and Art Nouveau trends right now.

Biscuits and Berries, S'mores Cupcakes

Biscuits and Berries provided a delicious spread and it was beautifully displayed.
On the menu:
Artisan Flatbread with Fig Jam and Lavender Scented Chèvre
Crispy Hushpuppies with Dijon Crema
Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Red Onion Marmalade
Beef Carpaccio on Toasted Brioche with Horseradish Crème Fraiche and Chive
Patatas Bravas with Tomato Saffron Puree and Garlic Aioli
Miniature House-made S’mores Cupcakes
I particularly loved the beef carpaccio. The flavors were amazing and totally took me by surprise. I could eat 100 of them. I expected the onion to be spicy or overpowering but it was smooth and the flavors were very complex and layered.

Andrea Li, Statement Necklace, Wedding, Erguntercan European Salon, Hair Trial

Andrea Li makes killer statement jewelry. It’s incredibly original. If you’re not into shells, you can get the same feeling with a more Colorado vibe in the form of geodes, stones, etc.
A beautiful bride to be has her hair trial with Ergun Tercan European Salon. One of the things I really loved about this event is how interactive it was.

Azucar Bakery, Butterfly Wedding Cake

Azucar Bakery had one of the most impressive display cakes I’ve seen. The real testament to their talent came in the tasting though. Their yellow dulce de leche cake was (and this is saying a LOT) the BEST CAKE I’VE EVER TASTED!!!

Azucar Bakery, Butterfly Wedding Cake

This cake deserves a closeup. The butterflies are made of fondant with piped butter cream details.

Fibi and Clo, Bridal Sandals

Fibi and Clo has really cool sandals. You can set up a party and get some for all your girls.

Bella Calla, Florist, Succulents, Lettuce, Kale, Arrangement

Bella Calla has very unique flowers. It’s not often you see this much originality. Expect a full write-up on this florist.

Detail shot. The lighting at this venue prevented me from getting shots that really did the color and texture composition justice. The purples in the lettuce picked up on the

Detail shot. The lighting at this venue prevented me from getting shots that really did the color and texture composition justice. The purples in the lettuce picked up on the bits of purple in the succulents. The succulent was very dusty in color and I just loved how it played with the silver brunia berries.

Wedding Tablescape, Bella Calla

I loved this tablescape. The tablecloth was very tactile and the centerpiece was so interesting (another Bella Calla creation). I loved that it was partially comprised of living plants. We know that I love that.

The Participating Vendors Were:

Lilli with Bella Calla

Jay with Superior Events

Sarah Perkins

Little White Dress

Scarlet Salon

Ergün Tercan

Artwork Network

Azucar Bakery

EMERGE Salon

Melody and Bill with GQ Barber Lounge

Gwen with Blondie’s Salon

Rick with Denver Tux

Doug Paris with Paris Custom Clothier

Lauren with Biscuits and Berries Catering

Jessica with Water2Wine

Greg with With a Twist Bartending

Reverend Kim Tavendale

Michele with The Fever Live

Cherilyn with Fibi and Clo

Cindy Fitzsimons, Beauty Consultant

Brooke Summer Photography

Dory Johnson with OLAC Photography

Katie with Tis Totes

Every last one of them was worth featuring here. Sadly I can’t have pics for all of them in this post. Very soon you will be seeing larger features of some favorites. Did I mention there was an officiant with a great New Zealand accent who will do everything (including Klingon vows) to make your day special? I don’t think I’ve ever met a more interesting group of wedding vendors. Everyone was so kind and willing to chat.

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