When I first spoke with this wedding couple, they were living in New York City and wanting to get married in Denver, Colorado. They had family here, and had plans to move here before the year was out (they ended up moving a couples months before the wedding while the groom took the bar exam! Phew).
We chose this beautiful ceremony location because the bride had family who went to Denver University, and they loved the idea of the gardens and the fountain. The venue did not disappoint.
Also special was the Chuppah- handmade and gorgeous, and the beautiful globes filled with flowers running down the aisle. Spectacular. Take a look for yourself. Have we mentioned we love being wedding planners :)?
With country music being one of my favorite genres, I was excited when we (Storytellers Events) decided to do a styled weddings shoot based off of the popular song “Somethin’ ’bout a Truck” by Kip Moore. This Colorado wedding styled shoot was set to include every detail a real wedding would have: venue, catering, DJ, flowers, the whole works. It had everything, but a bride and groom. After some thought, and going back and forth with the wonderful Ali and Garrett photography, we decided that it would be a fantastic idea to give a real wedding away to a deserving couple who loved country as much as we do! And we found them!
The lucky couple, Sloane and Mitch, married one another on May 28th in true country fashion. The ceremony and reception took place outside, near Firestone, Colorado. The landscape was the perfect setting for a “country” wedding. Surrounded by water, trees, a dirt road (and even the bugs), picnic tables, wine barrels (thank you Allwell Rents), and country music, the couple sealed their vows. After the ceremony, the couple and their guests celebrated by doing line dances in their cowboy boots and swing dancing into the sunset. The unique country wedding was filled with whiskey bottles, hors d’oeuvres (fried chicken and grits), cowboy hats and lots of love.
Since the weddings theme was based off of “Somethin’ ’bout a Truck” we wanted to go along with the theme of country songs/lyrics. The bar was set up in the bed of a truck labeled, “you’ll be my glass of wine I’ll be your shot of whiskey,” the lyrics from Blake Shelton’s song “Honey Bee”.
The menu was also very important, and each item served had it’s own Country Song! The amazing people at Elevated Catering made sure class and country came together deliciously. To keep with the Whisky theme, we thought the chocolate whiskey bundt cakes provided by The Sugar Bakeshop (yup, the same ones who were featured on the Cooking Channel) would be perfect! Check it out below…
Aside from the bride and groom, the DJ is usually the hit of the wedding- after all it’s the DJ’s job to make sure the celebration is nothing less than a good time! The DJ played a wide variety of country music- and we couldn’t resist the signage at his table saying, “You make my speakers go boom boom.” Thanks Total Encore!
To add a personal touch, our amazing Suzanne created a unique guest book where she created a wood engraving of the couple’s name, and had the guests sign it. She then created CD favors, where she included all of the songs of the wedding, including the ones used as inspiration for the tables, the bar, the menu, and the DJ table. How fun!
The real wedding giveaway was such a blast and we loved everything about it! We could not have done it without all of the fabulous vendors! My personal favorite was the line dancing! Make sure to check out all the pictures from this fabulous day.
When I first spoke with this couple, they wanted to create an event where they brought their family and friends together in an atmosphere of fun. And there had to be dancing, lots of it. Dance they did. They started the Horah at the beginning of the reception- as soon as they had their Grand Entrance (yup, it worked amazing- I was a little worried too ;), danced in between each of the delicious food courses (yup, people got up and danced), and their family and friends joined in the party until the very end of the evening. And their band, Syndicate, serenaded them through it all.
They added unique touches to both their reception and ceremony. Here, the escort cards were actually floral vases, and they provided the photos for an elegant memory table.
I must say, the Ritz-Carlton, Denver has a beautiful ballroom, and is a classic setting for the getting ready photos and first look photos. And we still can’t get over than chandelier. How fun it is to be Denver wedding planners! Take a look.
When I first spoke with Zofia over the phone, I knew we were going to have some fun putting together this intimate wedding filled with vintage pieces, beauty, amazing design (the groom is a designer and owner of AMB3R ), Polish vodka (the bride’s family is from Poland of course), Jewish and Catholic traditions, a coffee bar (with coffee specially hand-brewed by the groom), Capoeira, and Bossa Nova dancing.
The couple wanted to spend time having fun with their family and friends coming into Colorado, so what better than racing cars at Speed Raceway the day before the wedding? And all sporting their “Zofia and Jeremy” T-shirts designed by Jeremy himself (and they are super comfy to boot).
The invites? Posters!
11:11. They were originally planning on getting married on 11-11, but the groom undergoing cancer treatments they chose to postpone the wedding. Still wanting to honor 11:11 in their wedding, they officially sealed the deal with a kiss at 11:11 a.m at the Cherokee Castle and Ranch. Yes, the ceremony was timed to the minute, with an extra long musical interlude (sung by the groom’s brother) to ensure the 11:11 timing.
The reception followed at the private home of their cousin in Sedalia- with a view of the castle in the background. It was an evening filled with heartfelt toasts, capoeira references, a bossa nova father/daughter dance, Micheal Jackson moves, a can-can with family and friends, vodka toasts, heartfelt speeches, and delicious family style food. It was a perfect merging of traditions, families, and what this couples loves to do.
As you said Zofia, you can now tell your kids you got married in a castle! And a beautiful wedding it was. I am sure your marriage will be just as beautiful.
Do they get any better looking? And yes, the groomsmen are wearing ascots!
As you can probably guess, photography was ‘uber’ important to this couple, and when I laid several brochures/photos/business cards in front of Zofia, her eyes struck the business card/photo of Jackie with Selah Photography, and that was the one! There was no other option. So, thank you, Jackie, for the amazing photos.