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What a joy it is to share some of our favorite images of 2017-what an amazing year it has been! We are so fortunate to work alongside some of the very best clients and vendors around; so a big thank you to all of those who made this year truly spectacular! Enjoy taking a walk down memory lane with JA Special Events-we love all that we do thanks to each of you!

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A late summer Bat Mitzvah made for a joyous celebration. The two day celebration was truly special, with all of the planning and coordination orchestrated by JA Special Events. For the Saturday festivities, food trucks by Verde and Sweet Cow satisfied the guests and Footers Catering handled the delicious food on the Sunday celebration. The vibrant florals done by Statice Floral livened up the atmosphere beautifully, and Jared Wilson Photography and All Digital videography were there to capture the memorable days. DTP Productions/Dancetrax kept the party going well into the night, and Elite Production added much to the decor and lighting. Well done, Madi, it was our pleasure celebrating you and your accomplishment!

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Vendor Credits

Event planning & coordination: JA Special Events | Saturday Services & Food Truck Reception: Remer residence | Photographer: Jared Wilson Photography | Food Trucks: Verde, Sweet Cow | Videography: All Digital | Rentals: Party Time | Florals: Statice Floral | Sunday Reception: downtown Denver | Catering/Rentals/Dessert: Footers Catering | DJ/MC: DTP Productions/Dancetrax | Decor/Lighting: Elite Production | Shuttle: Presidential Transportation

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We love planning events and being part of the celebration for so many families over the years.  The last time I had planned an event for our immediate family was for my own wedding almost 17 years ago.  This past year, I had the joy and privilege of sharing the planning of Kayla’s Bat Mitzvah with my incredible daughter.  The entire process was so fulfilling and truly SO MUCH FUN.  Having my favorite assistant (nothing against my stellar team) aka Miss Kayla who was so involved and eager and able to plan and design every detail made this experience that much more meaningful.  It was such a pleasure to be on the other side of the planning and enjoy a phenomenal weekend of which we will forever have the best memories.
Thank you does not even begin to express our gratitude and appreciation and recognition and respect for the amazing talents, generosity, creativity, love, and dedication demonstrated by our vendor team and partners that made the weekend possible.  These are colleagues and true friends with whom I (and Kayla) spend many, many weekends working alongside.  These are some of the best in the business and we are fortunate to have had their leadership and enthusiasm and assistance in creating events my daughter and family will forever cherish.  And I was SO happy many were able to party with us and enjoy an evening out once the event was set and ready.

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Vendor Credits

Event planning & coordination: JA Special Events (Ally onsite)| Venues: Temple Sinai & The Studios at Overland Crossing | Photography: Brinton Studios | Florist: Statice Floral | Catering: Footers Catering | Entertainment: Dancetrax | Decor & Lighting: Elite Entertainment | Videography: All Digital | Cake: Kelley Kakes | Linens: Linen Hero | Rentals: Party Time | Photo Booth: A Custom Look | Shuttles: Presidential Transportation | Invitations & printed items: Melissa Clarke Designs


What a privilege it is to share some of our favorite images of 2016-what a remarkable year it has been! We are blessed to work alongside some of the very best clients and vendors around; so a big thank you to all of those who made this year truly spectacular! Enjoy taking a walk down memory lane with JA Special Events-we love what we do all thanks to you!

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On a crisp September day, Dani + Zach were married at the gorgeous Boulder Country Club. With glimpses of fall in the air, the florals by Floral Elegance Unlimited were the perfect touch to their special day. Caitlin Hamilton captured stunning images of the precious couple, and Elite DJ ensured that a good time was had by all with their entertainment. All event planning and coordination was gracefully handled by JA Special Events, and Mulberries provided guests with tasty treats as the celebration continued into the evening. Thank you for letting us share in your beautiful day, Dani + Zach!

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Vendor Credits

Event planning & coordination: JA Special Events | Venue/Catering: Boulder Country Club | Photography: Caitlin Hamilton | Videography: All Digital | DJ: Elite DJ | Florals: Floral Elegance Unlimited | Dessert: Mulberries

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What a privilege it was being a part of Emma’s Bat Mitzvah celebration at Temple Sinai and Infinity Park! Emma’s dance and sports inspired party was executed with such class by JA Special Events, down to the very last detail. Brinton Studios captured incredible images from the event, and Statice Floral added such beauty to the room with their florals. Guests raved about the delicious food and drink by Catering by Design, and Dancetrax kept the dance floor hopping well into the evening. We are so very proud of your accomplishment, Emma, and it was such a joy celebrating with you and your family!

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Vendor Credits

Event planning & coordination: JA Special Events | Synagogue: Temple Sinai | Venue: Infinity Park | Caterer: Catering by Design | Photography: Brinton Studios | Florals: Statice Floral | DJ/Entertainment: Aaron Mendelsberg with Dancetrax | Lighting/Decor: Elite Productions | Videography: All Digital | Photo Booths: A Custom Look, Murray and team | Cake: Kelley Kakes | Alcohol: Mondo Vino via Catering by Design | Games: Fun Productions | Linens/Chair Covers: Linen Hero | Rentals: Party Time Rentals | Favors/Printed Items: JA Special Events | Valet: Jay’s Valet | Transportation: Presidential Transportation


What an honor it was to be a part of Sophie’s Bat Mitzvah at Temple Sinai and The Cable Center. Sophie chose a soccer theme for the evening and Statice Floral and Melissa Clarke Designs executed it beautifully with such creativity. Footers Catering set a classy vibe for dinner, Dance Trax kept the party going, and A Custom Look provided guests with memories from their photo booth. A big thanks to Frances Photography for capturing the special day, and to Sophie and your entire family for allowing us to share in this major milestone in your life!

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Vendor Credits

Coordination, Design, Candy Buffet: JA Special Events | Services: Temple Sinai | Reception: The Cable Center | Photography: Frances Photography | Catering: Footers Catering | Florist: Statice Floral | DJ & Entertainment: Dance Trax | Videography: All Digital Videography | Photo Booth: A Custom Look | Games & Activities: Fun Productions | Table Signs & Place Cards: Melissa Clarke Designs | Transportation: Presidential Transportation

Couture Colorado Sage

We are so thrilled to see Sage and Jed’s sweet wedding featured on Couture Colorado today!  I mean, this blog has been named “Best Fashion Blog in Colorado”, “Top Fashion Blog” by CBS Denver, and “5280 Best Blog” so they are kind of a big deal.  And so are Sage & Jed in our book!

Check out the feature here with lovely photos from All Digital Studios:  Southern Charm in the Rocky MountainsSage & Jed feature, pt2

More great photos and a complete list of the fantastic vendors can be seen on our blog post:  Southern Charm in the Mountains, A Stanley Hotel Wedding


Sage and Jed brought their southern charm to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, gracing the historic Stanley Hotel with tea-stained table runners, a grandmother’s love story lace linen, and a rodeo guestbook.  The talented team from All Digital Studios captured this stylish day.

Just days before flying to Colorado, Sage visited Russian seamstress Nadia Goodwin at Prestige Couture for a final dress fitting, only to discover that the custom dress was not at all what she had envisioned.  Nadia redesigned the entire skirt to perfection and completed it within hours of departure.

In a scene fitting for a “Gone with the Wind” movie cover, Sage and Jed exchanged vows under a view of Long’s Peak mountain.  Jed’s cowboy hat and a grove of evergreen trees sheltered the couple from hearty gusts of wind as dramatic cracks of thunder punctuated their heartfelt ceremony, led by Matt Raynak of Rocky Mountain Wedding Services.

Sage’s mom, Tara, had collected lace table runners and gave them an antiqued appearance by soaking them in tea in her bathtub.  The soft ivory folds complimented mercury glass votives and elegant candelabras, accented in coral flowers and greenery down stately king’s tables.  Each place card was hand-written on intricate rose cut-outs and displayed on the rims of champagne glasses, a sweet and personal welcome in the intimate library setting.  Next to a cozy fireplace, guests signed their names and best wishes around rodeo pictures in a Frontier Days coffee table book.  An exquisitely detailed cake made by Colorado Rose Cake Company was displayed atop Sage’s grandmother’s lace linen, a family heirloom with ties to their love story heritage.

A beautiful rainbow appeared in the window behind Sage & Jed during their leisurely three course dinner.  Enthusiastic fireside dancing and contemplative moments on the patio under a starlit sky ended the evening but the celebration continued as many guests joined Sage & Jed and their families in Wyoming for a week of Frontier Days rodeo fun.

Sage’s gorgeous dress later rejoined seamstress Nadia to be featured in a Russian fashion show in Orlando!

It was such an honor and pleasure to work with this gracious stylish couple!

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The Creative Team

Day of coordination:  JA Special Events  | Venue:  The Stanley Hotel  | Photography:  All Digital Studios  | Flowers:  Floral Designs of Europe  | Cake:  Colorado Rose Cake Company  | DJ:  A Music Plus  | Hair & Makeup:  Riverspointe Spa  | Officiant:  Matt Raynak, Rocky Mountain Weddings | Wedding Gown:  Prestige Couture

 Check out this sweet soiree featured on Couture Colorado!  Southern Charm in the Rocky Mountains

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Julie is a very  mature, articulate, bright, and spirited young lady.

She had so many interests and ideas and a great appreciation for Colorado’s natural beauty.  Together, we created “Julie’s Colorado”, using her favorite color (purple), wildflowers, burlap, pinecones, delicious (and fun) food, and a custom sign displayed on the dance floor.  And we brought all that to the JW Marriott, Cherry Creek, one of Denver’s most hip hotels.


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There is something so touching and inspirational and special about being part of a bat mitzvah.   Julie’s family are members at our synagogue and I truly enjoyed getting to know the family and consider them friends.  I really appreciated how Julie valued and discussed the religious significance of her experience. For her, what the party celebrated held special meaning.


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Pinecones used at the escort card table and in the tablescapes were collected on family hikes in Winter Park.

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Grand entrance on a pink hora!  Such a “princess moment” and well-deserved.  We love “your Colorado”, Julie.  Congratulations!


The vendors who brought “Julie’s Colorado” to life:

Event Design and Coordination:  JA Special Events | Venue:  JW Marriott, Cherry Creek | Photographer:  All Digital Photo and Video | Florist:  Statice Floral | Lighting and Drape:  Pure Energy Events | Entertainment:  Dance Trax Productions