APW Book Tour: Denver!


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

The Amazing Team—Planner & Host: Sara of The Meanest Look * Photographer: Moodeous Photography * Restaurant: Japoix * Cupcakes: Lovely Confections *

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

APW Book Tour: Denver! | A Practical Wedding

A sum up of the Denver APW Book Tour Stop (first stop on the road!) would go like this:

  • The amazing Sarah, coiner of the term Wedding Dropout and maker of The Honey Duncan, hosting the whole thing. She literally threw it together in an hour when I gave her the go ahead… and it was flawless. Oh! And did I mention, she put me up, let me play with her baby, and literally let me sleep in her bed (she slept in the baby’s room). Just, beyond heartfelt thanks to her.
  • The crowd! It’s so interesting, how events really differ based on the people. The Denver crowd was smart, articulate, and hyper feminist. I made a lot less jokes, but I answered a lot more in-depth questions about feminism, societal pressures, and weddings. Plus there were gay men getting married in attendance. Gay! Men! I was so excited.
  • Cupcakes! There were pumpkin spice cupcakes donated by Lovely Confections, and they were gobbled right up.
  • The food. Oh my god, the food. I knew we were having a brunch buffet, so I was expecting warmed over brunch standards. But no. I was so wrong, and it was such a good thing. From the minute the edamame covered in delicious brown sauce came out, I knew something amazing was happening. Then there were asian fusion duck tacos (put them in my mouth), veggie tempura, noodles, sushi, bottomless mimosas… and the nicest owner and staff in the world. Seriously, when you are in Denver, go to Japoix, you can thank me later.
  • And Kristy. Kristy of Moodeous Photography (that’s me with her, third from the bottom) who took all these pictures? I LOVE HER. You will love her too, all of the west! That’s like Christmas come early for you, there.

And now, on to Boston! And morrrrreeeee!

And a final reminder: if you’re coming to an event, please, please, please buy a book (if it is financially feasible for you, of course. No one is going to be turned away if they don’t buy a book). But, if you can afford it, it would mean the world to me if you’d consider the cost of a book purchased at the bookstore the ticket price for the event. The way these events work is that bookstores (or me personally, if we’re not at a bookstore!) purchase a number of books for these events, and if we don’t buy them out, it will be hard to ever get a return engagement. So buying a book is a way to thank the bookstore for being awesome enough to host all of us. Plus, even with Amtrak sponsoring the tour, it’s still a massive out of pocket cost to travel around the country to see everyone (a priceless investment, but still) and buying books is literally the only thing that helps ease the burden. Oh, and if you do buy a book at an event, I will be more than happy to sign both the store-bought copy and the one you purchased off of Amazon! But of course!

I am so grateful to all of you in advance, and to those of you who have already helped so tremendously thus far, and I just can’t wait to MEET YOU ALL.

Photos by Kristy of Moodeous Photography in Denver

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son.

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  • Kyley

    Soooooo sad about having to miss the Cambridge event tonight. But.I will be being a book at the bookstore Thursday morning, nonetheless. Supporting you and a local bookstore in one fell swoop? I’ll take it.

    • Kyley

      Buying a book, not being a book. Haha.

      • meg

        Being a book is also good!! ;)

  • http://www.agirlherblog.com/ one soul

    You look absolutely in your element. I love it.

  • Harriet

    I just love seeing boys at APW events.

  • Katherine

    I have the same seven year pen. I wonder how long it lasts if you are doing a book tour.

  • Angela

    looks like everyone is having a great time. glad to see you’re using the pen! hope you are enjoying it. :-)

  • http://ducksandbooks.wordpress.com Deena

    Argh! I’m so disappointed that we missed it, what a great looking event! Ben and I overslept and then TOTALLY forgot about it. I even had a reminder set up on my computer, but we made biscuits and read the paper before I ever opened my laptop to the reminder that brunch had started 30 minutes ago (and was still 30 minutes south).

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