Winter at The Ritz

Carrie & Kirk | February 11th | Denver, Colorado

From the bride:
Our wedding was so much fun.  We had just relocated to Colorado from California, so the majority of our friends and family flew in for the weekend, making it a “Destination” wedding for most.  My goal was to create the feel of a beautiful winter wedding, incorporating both classic and modern elements.  Our colors were black, white and silver with a “kiss” of red.

On the day of our wedding, we had an early ceremony so that we could get outside and take some pictures before the sun set.  The weather was amazing.  It was in the high 50’s during the day, allowing us some beautiful outside shots.  In the evening, there was a short rain shower, which is unheard of in February in Colorado… and is also supposed to be a sign of good luck for the marriage.The wedding itself went off seamlessly.  The Ritz-Carlton could not have done more to make our day special.  They took care of every last detail, which allowed me to thoroughly enjoy the day getting ready with my bridesmaids and celebrating with my new husband and family.

Favorite Details: Instead of a menu card, we included the words to our first dance song on each plate, as the words held special meaning to us and we weren’t sure that everyone would be familiar with it (Led Zeppelin’s, “Thank You”).  We wanted to send everyone home with a bit of Colorado, so our thank you gifts were carmel apples from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.The lighting added a special touch to the day, using both candles and custom lighting features such as the wall projection with our names (which changed from my maiden name to married name as soon as we said “I do”).

Photographer:  Frances Photography  //  Venue & Caterer: The Ritz-Carlton Denver  //  Flowers: The Perfect Petal  // DJ: A Music Plus