Opulent Red & Rose Pink Valentines Day Inspiration
Valentines Day is nearly upon us and today’s styled shoot telling the story of a lavish Valentines wedding, couldn’t be any more perfect for getting you in the mood for love. An opulent floral affair in the romantic color palette of rich red, pink and gold, and full of pinworthy details including grand centerpieces, a stunning red wedding dress, calligraphed wedding cake with a crown topper and a gorgeous dessert display of cupcakes, cake pops & cookies!
Here’s a few words from Joyce of La Vie le Gage Couture Events, the lady with the vision, to tell you a little more about it…. “Blending the color palette into a floral harmony was my goal. To indulge my senses with floral, romance and sweets, I ventured toward a French inspired opulence (including folding the napkins into fleur-de-lis) for this lavish expression of what I think Valentines is all about: glamour, romance, and a bit of elegance. Oh, and luscious also comes to my mind!
Amanda Tipton of Kokoro Photography knows my attention to detail very well. Amanda’s expertise in capturing all the detail I designed into this shoot was amazing! Selecting just the right spaces at the venue was key. Highlands Ranch Mansion, entices one to indulge in this marvellous journey of the senses!”
“Rose quartz, rose gold, scarlet, corals, pinks, champagne, and creamy white sent me on my journey to meld pure romance together. Red’s role was to build the story of telling Romantic Valentine Dreams! “Lavish and Grandiose” is what I told Courtney Cochetas of Flowers Forever Design. I wanted a feeling of OMG to come to one’s lips. Goal accomplished!!! I myself was saying OMG several times!
Setting the dining table layer by layer brought the Lavish element that I envisioned. Individual champagne bottles was a must for this fete’ of indulgence! I spoke with Lana Effron of Lana’s Shop based here in Colorado about my desire to have some signs done in simple calligraphy to add charm. Whilst the gorgeous color palette was perfect to reflect allure in make-up artistry by both Carlyn Ackerman and Samantha Koch.
Renee Hiser of Astonishing Cakes really listened to my descriptions of how I viewed the design of the cakes . I wanted French Script on one of the cakes and I sent her some French love poems to feature the script detail. Renee surprised me with my brand name, La Vie le Gage on the cake! (In French, La Vie le Gage translates, “The Life’s Pledge!”) Renee’s sweet treats sitting atop of Vintage china dessert stands designed by High Tea For Alice on Etsy, brought another detail of elegance.”
Isn’t it divine? I am so in love with the opulence and rich colors! Many thanks to the whole creative team behind this wonderful collaboration, and especially to Kokoro Photography for capturing each and every element so flawlessly and for allowing me to share it with you.
If this gorgeous shoot has you dreaming of a Valentines wedding, take a peek at this fabulously creative Red Riding Hood inspiration shoot, and this fine art shoot with Edwardian Elegance, or this boho vintage beauty. Oh and this romantic Venice elopement is one you wont want to miss!
Or if you’re looking to create a Valentines Day wedding with plenty of red and pink, delve into CVBs inspiration board archives: there is this romantic palette of red and gold or this chic vintage delight in bright pink and red. Tomorrow I will be unveiling my Valentines inspiration board for 2017 (it has become something of a tradition) and this year I am shying away from the traditional colour palette!
Contributors & Credits
Photograph ~ Kokoro Photography // Venue ~ Highlands Ranch Mansion // Event Design & Decor ~ La Vie le Gage Couture Events // Floral Design ~ Flowers Forever Design // Cakes & Desserts ~ Astonishing Cakes // China Dessert Stands ~ HighTeaForAlice // Lighting ~ Lighting and Design by Scott // Hair & Makeup ~ Carlyn Ackerman, Samantha Koch // Red Gowns ~ LOVA Weddings // Blush Gown ~ Blue Bridal Boutique // Rose/Blush Gown ~ Sareh Nouri // Veil & Headpieces ~ Eden Luxe Bridal // Fan ~ Emici Livet // Ring Box ~ The Mrs. Box // Tuxedo & Men’s Attire ~ Denver Tux // Stationery Suite ~ Lana’s Shop // Furniture Props ~ Yours For Your Day // Linens ~ La Tavola Fine Linen Rental // Couple’s Table Linens ~ WrappedInLoveDesigns // Tulle ~ MaryNotMartha