Love, Cherry Creek

A Valentine’s Day Soirée

Valentine’s Day is a time to commemorate love in all its forms – from your significant other to your favorite friends, your family and even your little ones. A time to cherish those we hold dearest and shout our love from the rooftops. This year, we’re celebrating in grand style with a soirée fit for royalty. Heeding our edict of all things lovely and all things Cherry Creek, designer Jenna Frum of Marigold Events created a fête that was anything but typical. With the illustrious Hotel Clio as our backdrop, we created a Valentine’s Day celebration to spark inspiration for the season of love.

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In lieu of the traditional red and pink theme, our sophisticated take on the holiday was designed with a lipstick color palette where deep tones of burgundy, plum, and pomegranate were woven together with touches of caramel, gold and an ever so soft blush. Timeless romance and whimsical elegance shined through every detail, from the cozy velvet textures, blooming florals, and dripping candles to the beautiful gold and cream placesetting, berry-colored stemware and hints of Baccarat butterflies.

“Pattern play and layered colors are my favorite way to design an awe-inspiring tabletop,” Frum explains. “Breaking away from matching sets and creating unexpected combinations offers a surprising pop of personality.”  To bring her vision to life, Frum collaborated with White Peacock, a Cherry Creek gem where classic tabletop wares are met with a modern point of view. Frum layered pieces from Royal Crown Derby, Pickard and Ginori with baroque linens from Le Jacquard Francais, crystal Baccarat butterflies and Moser’s iconic “pebble” glassware in lipstick hues. To add to the decadence, Frum enlisted the talent of Melissa Johnson of Cherry Creek-based Pepper Rose. A fine art florist known for her organic style, Johnson designed lush, sophisticated arrangements with just the right amount of whimsy to serve as the table’s stunning centerpieces. Dahlias, garden roses, ranunculus, scabiosas, cappuccino roses, and fresh cut pomegranates added  to the opulence.   

When it came to the decadent fare, Frum and her team pulled out all the stops. “Sweet treats are a lovely way to weave in your theme and impress your guests with a thoughtfully designed dessert display,” she explains. Enlisting the help of Denver Cake Company, she opted for custom heart-shaped cookies that doubled as place cards for guests to take home as favors. What’s more, an enviable dessert display was lavishly dressed with Valentine’s themed X and O sugar cookies, along with a stunning cake beautifully adorned with lipstick marked kisses. Inside, a traditional white vanilla cake was dyed pink for an unexpected touch. For something savory, Valentine’s themed charcuterie by Gather to Graze was the perfect addition.

Offering a cozy place for guests to lounge after a meal and enjoy a cocktail is essential at every gathering. Jenna teamed up with Joybird as she curated a Valentine’s Day lounge with Joybird’s rose-colored velvet sofa, berry accent chair, warm wood and rattan coffee table, textured rug, arched mirror, and walnut end table. Ladies lounged and sipped on custom cocktails by Cocktail Caravan, dressed to impress in stunning pieces from Perch.

Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your partner or your friends, we hope these tips and tricks inspire you to create beautiful memories with those who matter most.

The Details

Planner  Marigold Events  Photographer Brandi Ashman Venue Hotel Clio Florals Pepper Rose Tabletop White Peacock Dining Chairs Anthropologie Lounge Joy Bird  Balloons Pop! Arts Linens RC Events  Desserts Denver Cake Co Charcuterie Gather to Graze  Cocktails Cocktail Caravan Fashion Perch Denver