Real Wedding | Christine & Alex | The Lyons Farmette

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The Lyons Farmette is an amazing property with an organic farm and an animal farm of alpacas, a llama and their goat Waylon. One of Christine's must haves for her wedding was a photo with Waylon! The florals were all provided by the Farmette's organic farm and catering was farm-to-table with earth-friendly disposable bamboo plates. The couple wed under the Farmette's signature tree in a multi-cultural ceremony with some Jewish and Christian traditions mixed in including the couple's version of the Seven Blessings with their wedding party giving their own personal blessings to the couple. After the ceremony guests enjoyed an outdoor cocktail hour complete with yard games of bocce, ladder golf and homemade cornhole boards paying tribute to their alma maters. The night was filled with dinner under the stars, dancing and what Jewish wedding would be complete without a Hava Nagila!

"Besides the alpacas and AMAZING florals by Helen, our favorite parts of the wedding were our personal touches on everything - writing the ceremony with one of Alex's best friends as the officiant, designing & painting all the chalkboards, building our cornhole sets, creating all the printed items, and planning the day exactly how we wanted it. The one thing we kept hearing from people after the wedding was about how everything totally represented us as a couple and that is exactly what we hoped for." - Christine Lin

Photos by Mallory Munson Photography

Vendors
Venue: The Lyons Farmette | Catering: Pastures of Plenty | Beverages: Peak Beverage | Photographer: Mallory Munson Photography | Floral Design: The Lyons Farmette | Bakery: Boulder Baked | Music: A Music Plus | Hair and Makeup: Wise Artistry | Dress: BHLDN | Transportation: NoCo Party Bus

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Real Wedding | Michael & Aaron | Arapahoe Basin Black Mountain Lodge

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I first met Michael and Aaron at a Sara Bareilles concert at the Botanic Gardens in Chatfield. We ended up going out for drinks that night but never ended up hanging out again. Fast forward a couple years and I get an email from them that they’re engaged! I had known that they had exchanged rings, but once the Supreme Court approved marriage equality, they were excited to make it legal in front of their family and friends. They’re both avid snowboarders and consider Arapahoe Basin one of their homes. The entire event brought out the mountain vibes from their snowboard guest book to the mountain themed cake to the ski pass escort cards.

Photos by From the Hip Photo

Vendors
Venue and Catering: Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin | Photographer: From the Hip Photo | Floral Design: Erin Ashley Design | Bakery: Blue Moon Bakery | Music: A Music Plus | Suits: Generation Tux | Transportation: Peak1 Express

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Real Wedding | Amanda & Zach | Evergreen, CO

Amanda and Zach are an amazing couple who got married May 28th at the Brook Forest Inn in Evergreen, CO. They are both avid hockey fans and even had their engagement photos at one of the local hockey arenas! Amanda designed her own burgundy and blue centerpieces with Avalanche jersey table number. I was also able to gift them some unique escort cards by creating some plaster hockey pucks to hang on a hockey net in the foyer. They’re an amazing couple and I wish them all the happiness in the world!

Photos by Adore Photography

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Vendors:
Venue and Catering Brook Forest Inn
Photographer: Adore Photography
Floral Design: Mainstream Flower Market
Music: DJ Connection
Bakery: Cakeheads
Hair: Styles by Jenna
Makeup: Ashleigh Dering of The Parlour
Dress: Amanda’s Bridal

Real Wedding | Maggie & Ivan | Evergreen, CO

denver wedding coordinator I first met Maggie and Ivan about three months before their August wedding after one of my previous clients referred them to me. I could tell from the moment I met them that they were going to be a great couple to work with. They were going through another major life event, the home buying experience, while also planning their wedding. Because of this, I knew that helping coordinate their wedding would be an immense help.

Maggie and Ivan made a great choice when they selected the Meadows at Marshdale venue in Evergreen, CO for their wedding ceremony and reception. It’s always a risk when booking a wedding entirely outdoors, but the bet paid off for Maggie and Ivan with amazing Colorado weather. The couple wanted to feature the Colorado landscape during their outdoor ceremony, and chose to enhance the setting with metal buckets of lavender along the aisle, and a Birchwood arbor to frame the couple during the ceremony. Maggie chose to walk down the aisle with both of her parents to a guitar duet of “Ten Thousand Words” by The Avett Brothers. The ceremony was officiated by her uncle, giving the ceremony a very intimate family feel. Maggie and Ivan exited together, officially as a married couple to “I’m Beginning to See the Light” by Duke Ellington before signing their wedding license. During the cocktail hour, the guests continued to be serenaded by the guitar duo to a mix of Nirvana, John Coltrane and Marvin Gaye among other personal favorites of the new Mr. and Mrs.

During the cocktail hour, their guests enjoyed signature cocktails of Pinche Palomas and Jalisco Donkey Shows before a dinner of Maggie and Ivan’s favorite street tacos. Maggie, a graphic designer by trade, brought out the couple’s personalities through the custom design of their programs, “Mint to Be” favors and table numbers. A Jenga set for guests to sign special messages as their guestbook, added another special touch. The couple’s family baked desserts of homemade pop tarts, mini key lime pies and cupcakes with a cutting cake. The entire event was an absolutely perfect Colorado wedding day for Maggie, Ivan and their family and friends. 

Photographs by Colby Elizabeth Photography

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Vendors:
Venue: Meadows at Marshdale; Evergreen, CO
Photographer: Colby Elizabeth Photography
Catering/Bar Service: Pinche Taqueria
Floral Design: MJM Designs
Rentals: Wright Group
Ceremony Music: Masterful Musicians
Reception Music: A Music Plus
Bakery: Sugarmill Desserts
Hair & Makeup: Beautify by Christel Hess

Real Wedding | Carmen & Carlos | Denver, CO

Carmen and Carlos were married at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church in downtown Denver with a reception following in the Pinnacle Club at the Grand Hyatt. They met while working in Las Vegas and wanted their reception to have a Bellagio type feel. The room at the Pinnacle Club and the amazing floral design by Cori Cook and her team brought this bride to tears when she saw it. Jodi and Zack Zorn of Zorn Photographery were amazing to work with and their work speaks for itself.

Photographs by Zorn Photography

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Wedding Vendor Info:
Ceremony Venue | Holy Ghost Catholic Church
Reception Venue | Grand Denver Hyatt
Photographer | Zorn Photography
Florist | Cori Cook Floral Design
Cake | Grand Denver Hyatt
DJ | Elite Entertainment
Limo | Denver Limo Inc.
Linens | Linen Hero

Real Wedding | Kaitlin & Ross | Sedalia, CO

Kaitlin and Ross met through their service in the military, Kaitlin the U.S. military and Ross a member of the British Armed Forces. They choose to host their wedding at the majestic Cherokee Ranch and Castle in Sedalia, CO. The views from this venue are amazing with view of both Denver and Pikes Peak. They ended their wedding weekend with a second wedding photo shoot in Larimer Square in downtown Denver, CO.

Photographs by Chowen Photography

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Wedding Vendor Info:
Ceremony and Reception Venue | Cherokee Ranch and Castle
Photographer | Chowen Photography
Caterer | Catering by Design
Florist | Cori Cook Floral Design
Bagpiper | Colorado Bagpiper - Scott Beach
Hair & Makeup | Charmed Beauty
Rentals | Event Rents
Guest Transportation | Arrow Stage Lines
Wedding Party Transportation | A Advantage Limousine

Real Wedding | Christene & Aaron | Denver, CO

Christene and Aaron were my very first couple who took a risk on hiring this budding wedding planner. They were married in the Romantic Garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens with a reception following at the Westin Tabor Center. CPM Photography did a great job of capturing the first reveal which is one of my favorite wedding photos ever!

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Wedding Vendor Info:
Ceremony Venue | Denver Botanic Gardens
Reception Venue | Westin Tabor Center
Photographer | CPM Photography
Florist | My Favorite Florist
Cake | Das Meyer Bakery
Reception Music | Jeff LaQuatra, Classical Guitar
DJ | Sweetness & Company
Limo | A Advantage Limousine