Villa Parker Wedding Inspiration from Kokoro Photography + La Vie le Gage Couture Events
September 25, 2012
When La Vie le Gage Couture Events Wedding Planning said she had put together a Tuscan inspired shoot at one of my favorite venues - Villa Parker - my interest was peaked. And when she started listing off the phenomenal LBBers who helped put this shoot together - Anna Bé, Blue Bridal Boutique, Kathryn Murray Calligraphy, and so many more - I could not open Kokoro Photography's images quickly enough. You're going to love the gallery - so get your booty over there as quickly as possible!
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From La Vie le Gage Couture Events Wedding Planning ... The thought came to me one morning enjoying the bright joyous yellow colors coming from my kitchen table display, consisting of yellow flowers, lemons resting on a clear glass covered cake pedestal and a fabulous vintage Italian pottery bowl; thoughts developing into a Tuscan Inspired Styled Shoot!! Utilizing the bowl’s vintage Italian design pattern from the 1600’s and inspiring palette of fresh colors of cobalt blue, sunshine yellow, and classic white. 

I immediately called Amanda Tipton of Kokoro Photography to be involved capturing every lush, vintage, and memorable details of this Tuscany Dream Fantasy Inspiration Wedding! Amanda is amazing invoking reality from fantasy.

Villa Parker, located in Parker, Colorado came to my mind to perpetrate this inspiration shoot to reality. Villa Parker, having a fabulous outdoor patio area that translates into an ‘el fresco’ adventure! Little Black Book vendor Epicurean Catering, because of their scrumptious eatables and great sense of style was the obvious choice to bring a 'Tapas Style' affair!

I envisioned an intimate family wedding along with close friends. The bride borrowing items, integrating details and meaningful elements to translate romance, love, joy, and tradition by the layering of memories from all involved in this imaginative wedding.
Old World décor’, just spoke to me. Colors create different moods as we all know and love them to do! Yellow seems to bring joy. Yellow can change my day. All who know me have noticed my obsession with yellow’s uplifting qualities! Having the ocean near me growing up in Southern California, blue can compose sensual delight and is a calming resource to me. White has that classic modern element of always being fresh and current. Producing this color palette into stunning Paper Goods, Little Black Book vendor Richard’s Notebook, enlisted another LBB'er Kathryn Murray Calligraphy and the artistry of Lisa Rivard Illustrations to facilitate conception from the inspiration piece! I chose to explode my passion of these colors by embracing what is so popular in Wedding Design; mixing vintage and modern touches! To achieve bringing in the emotion from floral, I engaged Courtney Cochetas of Flowers Forever Design. One favorite detail was from The Painted Shoe, implementing the inspiration design by hand painting the bridal shoes! The shoes were a sensation among the models! A lovely FUN translation of the inspiration bowl’s design! The perfect yellow tie for the groom discovered from my daily visits to Style Me Pretty. The Grunion Run) was featured one day and I contacted this fabulous groomsmen’s shop with a vintage flair!! I was thrilled, when they accepted my invitation to participate in this Tuscany Inspiration Shoot with their perfect ‘yellow tie’!!

Tuscany evokes wine and wine leads to envisioning luscious grapes and vineyards! Wine, vineyards, and a new 2012 white Vespa, induces the image of a Tuscan Romantic Celebration to savor! Lemoncello, another Italian tradition adds yet another wonderful layer to this Inspiration Shoot! Ciao, Bello!!

The first dance was a perfect performance platform to release romantic passion! Cinematography by Peak Impact Productions, LLC, would engage pleasant and intense emotions! Celebriamo la Tuscana!! Let’s Celebrate Tuscany!!

Venue: Villa Parker / Design: La Vie le Gage Couture Events Wedding Planning / Photography: Kokoro Photography / Cinematography: Peak Impact Productions / Cake: The Makery / Cookies: Art & Style Baking / Catering: Epicurean Catering / Floral: Flowers Forever Design / Paper Suite: Richard’s Notebook / Calligrapher: Kathryn Murray Calligraphy / Graphic Illustrator: Lisa Rivard Illustrations / Bridal Gown: Anna-be & Blue Bridal Boutique / Bridesmaid Dress: DoraGrace / Jewelry: Lavishly Couture Jewelry & Lia Sophia / Bridal Shoes: The Painted Shoe / Groom’s Tie: The Grunion Run / Groom's Socks: Moxy Maus / Hair & Make-up Artistry: Samantha Koch, LadyCharm Artistry / Dance Pros: Elena Chobanyan & Jorgen Rasmussen Performing First Dance / Rentals: All Well Rents / Linens: La Tavola Linens / Original Aisle Runners: Original Runners / Cake Table & Small Burlap Suitcase: Palmer Flowers / Models: Kurt McCormack, Mona Romona, Melissa Schans, Kirsten Sletten / Blue gloves: Duryea Place Designs / Napkins: Too Cute Custom Crafts / CakeServer/SaladServer/Goblets: Couture Table / Brooch: The Eclectic Diva / Stamps: Precious Owl / Pillow: Pillow Throw Decor / Books: Jay's World / Yellow Clutch: Angee W. / Ink Wells: Trixie Devereaux's Junk Shop / Guest Book: Emerson Bindery / Wood Sign: Bosheree / Hair Flowers: Fascinate Me LLC / Dollies 10”: Pebbles in my Pocket / Dollies 5”: Kawaii Goodies / Blue Earrings: Wrenn Jewelery / Napkin Rings: ReThink Me