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 was there with this beautiful Jenny Packham gown.
Oh My Posh has very yummy smelling products. I’m looking forward to some samples of the foot products!
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 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 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 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!!!
This cake deserves a closeup. The butterflies are made of fondant with piped butter cream details.
Fibi and Clo has really cool sandals. You can set up a party and get some for all your girls.
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 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.
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
Little White Dress
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.