From the Magazine: Anne & Derek
Derek and I both live and work a considerable distance from many of our friends and family and extended relatives. We were concerned with “playing favorites” and decided to go with a neutral location that was secluded enough to be considered a real vacation. Telluride was the perfect mix of an exciting adventure and relaxing destination vacation in a place that is truly a piece of heaven on earth…
The Wedding Team
Event Planner: by Sutton
Flowers: 3 Leaf Floral
Ceremony Site: San Sophia Overlook
Reception Site & Caterer: The Peaks Resort and Spa
Cake: The Golden Crumb
Wedding Gown Designer: Pronovias Barcelona
Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein
Hair & Makeup: Leilani Drum Makeup Artistry
From the photographer, Haley Morgan Photography: Imagine experiencing the best moment of your life in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Being fully present with no distractions. Seeing your beautiful bride or your handsome groom for the first time, where time knows no limit. That is what Shannon & Addison dreamed of doing and we made it happen! Too often, the time you have with your beloved alone on your wedding day can be strained by time. Which is why Shannon & Addison decided they wanted to experience seeing each other before their wedding, so that they could truly soak up every minute of being together for the first time as husband and wife.
Shannon & Addison have such an adventurous spirit. They actually met while rock climbing in the Rocky Mountains. Their love for the Colorado Mountains is what inspired us to use the breathtaking backdrop of Brainard Lake in Ward, Colorado to display their love for each other. Shannon & Addison will be married in the stunning winter season of Colorado – the time of year when everyone is in the holiday spirit!
Our goal was to create a romantic atmosphere that would magnify their adventurous spirit while truly honoring the beauty of Colorado in this season. Winter is especially magical in Colorado, when the trees glitter and the foliage embraces the chill in the air. We captured this feeling with touches of gold, forest green, and warm reds.
THE STYLE TEAM
From the Magazine: Annie & Eric | June 16th
From the bride: We tried to make the day about us, and wanted to make the day as fun as possible for our guests. I love purple, so everything had a lavender touch to it that we complimented with whites and blush. Continue reading below:
The Wedding Team
Photographer: Frances Photography | Event Planner & Designer: Laurel & Rose | Floral Designer: The Perfect Petal | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cake | Cake Pop Favors: Honeycombe Denver | Band: Syndicate | Invitations: The Stationery Company | Linens: Event Rents | Videographer: LockerPartners | Venue & Caterer: The Sanctuary Golf Course | Wedding Gown: Watters from Anna Bé | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Hair Stylist: Erin Ferris | Makeup Artist: Alchemy Face Bar
From the photographer: From the Hip Photo: “Till death do us part” the traditional wedding vows exchanged by the married couple who intend to spend the remainder of their lives together. For Christy and Danny, these words were only a mere reminder of their timeless love for each other. With gothic styled flourishes, the masterminds behind the Denver Zombie Crawl, the bride and groom themselves, conjured up a wedding that would even make Tim Burton jealous. However, Christy was no corpse bride. In fact, she glowed with absolute happiness standing next to her groom making what would generally be a spooky graveyard into a romantic and intimate backdrop for the duo. As the day continued and the ceremony began, Christy, in her classic wedding gown, made her procession down the aisle. The moment Christy and Danny intertwined fingers, looked into each other eyes and exchanged touching vows, in the form of eulogies, was a moment no one would forget.
The reception was definitely a monster mash. Each table was beautifully decorated with a unique and individual centerpiece. From old, vintage books, dominoes, chess pieces, tarot cards, and spirit boards, to mossy tablecloths and tiny music boxes, each item represented the couple in one way or another. WWII-era love notes hung from the ceiling above the dance floor where Christy danced with her father who then handed his daughter off to his son-in-law for their first waltz as a married couple.
As the couple began their first dance, Itchy-O, a Denver-based percussion-centered electronic performance band, crash-surprised the couple’s first dance with a dizzying electric cacophony. Shortly after, gorgeous ballet dancers put on a performance for Christy, Danny, and their guests.
After dancing their lives away with their friends and family, Christy and Danny drove off into the sunset in a vintage hearse with a license plate that read “til death.”
THE WEDDING TEAM