EPA Denver Happy Hour Meet-and-Greet

Abby Gantz Three Tomatoes Catering

 

An awesome group of professionals in the event industry came out to the EPA Denver Happy Hour at the Downtown Tavern.  Cool people, networking, 2 for 1 drinks, and laughter…not bad for a Thursday evening.

 



Kim Nodurft

 

Dale Scott (pictured above), with the Virtue Institute, will be leading our next educational event on career and financial coaching.  Our goal with EPA Denver is to empower professionals in our industry to reach the next level in their businesses, and we do this through educational programs (with a focus on the business aspect of what we do), business support, and networking/community building programs- and of course, we love to have fun while we do it!

I feel super privileged to be the president of this amazing association that is up to making a difference for people.  I am also in love with our board (below).  Thank you to Abby, Michael, Kim, Jenna, and Natalie for being so committed to creating this with me.

And a big ‘thank you’ to Christina Kiffney Photography for capturing the evening.

Cielle President of EPA Denver


Our very own “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”- Elegant Style

When I first spoke with Jennifer and her mother, Angela, I knew I would love working with them.  How right I was!

Here was a mother-daughter team who had created and envisioned the entire event, and who wanted someone they could trust who could make their vision come to life.  I was honored (and super excited) that they asked me to be the one to do it.

I loved how they incorporated Greek tradition to their Colorado modern wedding style.  I had a moment of pure bliss (yes, I did have a silly grin on my face as the photographer noticed), when I was by their bundt cake, complete with florals in the center, and they began Greek dancing in several circles in the middle of the dance floor.  I felt as if I was experiencing the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and I loved every moment.  I sort of wanted to nudge someone, instead, I did a little dance in place.

The details were perfect- from the yellow aisle runner as guests walked into the Denver Art Museum for the reception, to the floral centerpieces, to the gobo, to the menus, to the Jordan almond filled favor boxes (yup, a tradition).  Seeing it all come together in such a great space made me happy.

Favorite part of the evening:  Having the mother-of-the-bride peek into the reception space before we opened the doors from cocktail hour and state that it was exactly what she had hoped for!  That, and experiencing the love between the bride and groom, and the bride’s sisters (all 4 of them!).

Jennifer, John, and Angela, I loved working with you.  It came together with such ease and fun, and that is truly what you created for the evening.



Nothing Bundt Cakes

 

Ceremony Venue:  Assumption Cathedral

Reception Venue:  Denver Art Museum

Rentals:  Butler Rents

Flowers:  D’Clement Custom Florist

Lighting:  Design Works

Photography:  Pixil Studio via George Street Photographers

Videographer: Matt Griebel

Band:  Moment’s Notice

Bundt Cakes:  Nothing Bundt Cakes

Transportation:  Ramblin Express

Wedding Coordinator:  Storytellers Events

 


Event Planners Association Denver Launch – A Night Circus

Storytellers Events had the opportunity to design the decor for the Event Planners Association Denver chapter launch.  The launch began with an intensive workshop at the Artwork Network led by party goddess extraordinaire, Marley Majcher.  She focused on  not falling into the small business trap of not making any money.

Black, white, and red, the theme colors of the night, were the only colors used in the launch.  The Space Gallery in Denver was transformed into a scene from the novel The Night Circus.  People in the events industry gathered to seek advice, find out what EPA is all about, and to network with each other.

As people filed into the gallery, they were welcomed by ‘night circus’ dancers from Melonlight Dance and music provided by DJ One Shoe.  Guests continued through the black and white draped room filled with lighted mystic trees, provided  by Allwell Rents and Lighting and Design by Scott, to find sweet and savory crepes from The Gourmet Kitchen, and red velvet cupcakes and whoopie pies by The Sugar Bakeshop (Delicious!).  They finally reached the umbrella filled space where the main event would take place, many thanks to Splendor.  The celebrity Party Goddess, Marley Majcher, the guest speaker of the night, taught her audience how to “raise their prices without raising their prices,” truly an eye-opening lesson in business.

As the party started to wind down, people began to exit where they entered with favors of chocolate chip cookies (from the Sugar Bakeshop) and bookmarks created by Fleur de Lis- A Paperie.   A night of black and white proved to paint the town red.

It is such a privilege to be the president of this amazing group and its mission to support small businesses grow in their success!

Storytellers Events
Night Circus tent

lighting and design by Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

cookie favors
Thank you so much to all of the vendors who participated.  The evening was a success, and we could not have done it without all of your help.  A special thank you goes out to Selah Photography for capturing the evening, and to lead designer, Leah Boucher, who envisioned a unique design for the space. 
P.S.  Thank you, Mariah, for helping me write this post!