From the bride, Nikki: Our wedding was inspired by our LOVE of the snow and winter/Christmas time! We both grew up in hot Arizona and have attended many, many outdoor spring AZ weddings. We wanted to do something completely unique and different, and to give our guests a memorable experience.
During the wedding week, my family and some close family friends all rented a huge vacation home in Golden right near downtown. We had the rehearsal dinner in the home and then all went out to the Ace High Tavern in downtown Golden. It ended up being one of the most fun and memorable nights there! We also all went on the Coors Brewery Tour and some of us went to Loveland skiing. Everyone made the trip a fun vacation and tons of great memories were made!
Seeing the reception set-up before all the guests were let in to the room was amazing. We had white satin linens with navy Celtic Knot table runners, various heights of candles and white hydrangeas in mercury glass vases.
My number one vision was to feel like I was at a formal dinner party. I always knew my vision would center around huge, long, king-sized tables that were set with beautiful glassware. Our color palette was almost all white with accents of navy and silver/mercury glass.
Each place setting had sterling silver flatware, a navy satin napkin and a white box with a navy bow that contained our favors, silver snowflake ornaments.
My advice: Get organized from the very beginning, be realistic about your budget – everything is way more than you think it will be so pick and choose what is most important, and get your fiancé involved. As much as it made it more difficult sometimes to have my very picky husband’s opinion, it was also that much more special that he helped me design our special day.
Nikki’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Vanessa Kruse Photography // Venue: Boettcher Mansion // Floral Designer: Cori Cook // Caterer: Footers Catering // Gown Designer: Casablanca Bridal // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff // Men’s Wear: Vera Wang
Honeymoon Location: Negril, Jamaica for 7 nights at Couples Swept Away. Wonderful experience at our first all-inclusive!
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