Organic and modern styled shoot at The Kitchen Boulder

When Little Black Book Member Heather Dwight of Calluna Events was asked by Megan Newton Photography to team up on a style shoot she jumped at the chance to work with some of the incredible Boulder, Colorado vendors Megan had in mind. Megan had approached Boulder Blooms and Tee and Cakes and thought between the four of the some amazing inspiration would come together.

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One of Heather’s favorite spots in Boulder is The Kitchen, a local restaurant that infuses modern simplicity with an organic twist. Heather thought the Kitchen would be an incredible spot for a style shoot and provided the right mix of contemporary and warmth. The décor of the restaurant features metal and grey tones with large floor to ceiling windows that is balanced by exposed brick and wooden tables. The Kitchen’s organic ‘farm-to-table’ philosophy and rustic-chic atmosphere was the perfect setting for our bride who loves the mix of Boulder’s natural beauty, top-notch cuisine and urban sophistication!

We wanted to capture the natural, radiant beauty of Boulder while highlighting a more contemporary aesthetic that is sometimes overlooked in our Rocky Mountain Front Range locale. The striking contrast of golden, sunshiny yellows against the steely grays of the Kitchen’s decor was the perfect backdrop against which we played up the rich textures of the flowers. We chose highly textural blooms such as anemones, ranunculus and craspedia to evoke a natural style, and created designs with lush mounds of texture to play against the clean, simple lines of the decor. Accents of steel grey botanicals, such as dusty miller, pussy willow and tiny succulents, helped to emphasize the more urban aspects of the decor that we loved, including the exposed brick and ductwork in the space.

When designing the dessert bar and sweetheart table cake we were automatically inspired by the vibrant color palette and the fact that the inspiration was drawn from organic items like lemons and faux bois. We took the colors and textures and ran! Sugar cookies were decorated like lemon slices, macaroons looked bright and sophisticated with the yellow, light pink, and metallic accents. We used chocolate faux bois discs on the minis and even made cake parfaits to resemble mini cedar trees. Chocolate whoopie pies rounded out the menu to add a bit of homestyle comfort to the set-up. The cake was a focal point but kept simple, clean and modern except for the flower detail which complemented the shoes. The sweetheart cake was inspired by the couples unique quirky style. We kept it whimsical and bright to modernize and sweeten the whole cake cutting tradition. The dessert set-up at the party upstairs combined rustic elements and furniture with the beautiful hand painted design on the window letting in gorgeous natural light that highlighted the simple yet playful dessert table. We love the juxtaposition of perfectly smooth and designed dessert items against the well-worn wood and fabrics.