From the bride, Dana:
Unlike most girls, I never grew up visualizing my wedding day. So I had no ideas or expectations going into planning. This made it a really fun process allowing me to focus on emphasizing the things that Stan and I love together and sharing them with our friends and family.
I really wanted the day to be about sharing our love with our family and friends, and just having a good time. We kept things simple and fun, as to not take away from why we were together, but with an added twist of elegance for style.
To honor those that could not be with us, I had charms hanging from my bouquet with their photos.
I really loved our matching personalized bright yellow converse sneakers. We wore them the whole day!
Our ceremony was so much fun and such a personal experience!
We had a “thank you” toast to our guests in multi-colored test tube shooters.
The Manor House’s outdoor setting was spectacular and a perfect showcase of Colorado’s beauty. With the rolling foothills behind us, Red Rocks in the distance, and Downtown Denver perfectly framed on the horizon.
We are huge music lovers, so we assigned every table number a specific song, which played as a prompt for that table to hit the buffet. It was a hit!
My advice: The day is important, but the marriage is paramount. Plan for the day but live for the marriage. Enjoy each other and love deeply.
We woke up the morning after the wedding wanting to do the whole thing over again!
Dana’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Trystan Photography. Simply amazing talent with this husband and wife team. We had the best experience shooting with them and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the moments they captured from our special day. I would recommend them in an instant!
Venue & Caterer: The Manor House. Such a gorgeous venue. All the staff were so helpful and professional. Wonderful catering, we loved the options they had and the food was delicious.
Cake Designer: The Bundt Shoppe. They were fantastic to work with. They were so helpful with set-up and made the bundt cakes look beautiful. Not to mention they are irresistibly delicious! I would certainly recommend them.
Paper Props: The Print Café. This business does excellent work. They were so easy and helpful to work with. I would absolutely recommend them.
DJ & Videographer: ABC Music, Video & Photography. They were very professional.
Gown: Dora Grace. I loved my experience with this shop.
Jewelry: Brent & Jess. They handmade our rings which are imprinted with each other’s fingerprints. The rings are perfect and so special.
Honeymoon Location: As music lovers, we spent our honeymoon fund on a series of concerts over the summer at our favorite Colorado concert venue: Red Rocks Amphitheater! One of the shows included a group called Blind Pilot, they play the song that we danced our first dance to, and Brandi Carlile, an artist who plays a song we included in our ceremony. It was amazing to see them both live just after our wedding!
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