A Colorado Castle Wedding

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.

Sedalia, CO


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sedalia, CO

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.

Photography:  Selah Photography

Wedding Coordinator:  Storytellers Events

Ceremony Venue:  Cherokee Castle Ranch

Caterer:  Chef Jesse Mitchell

Flowers:  Littleton Downtown Floral

Dress: Celestial Bride

Groomsmen:  Express

T-Shirts:  Designed by Amb3r (yup- the groom)

Invites:  Designed by  Lacroix Design Co and Printed by Kangaroo Press

Lighting Props:  Lighting and Design by Scott

Event Rentals:  Colorado Party Rentals

Hair and Make-Up:  Mandi Combs

 Thank you to the entire team who made this weekend possible. Debi, you are included and a key person!


Cherokee Ranch and Castle: Hidden Beauty and Gorgeous Views

In my desire to create more of a name for Storytellers Events in Colorado, I have been touring many sites in the area.  Today,  I came across a surprise of a venue.  One that took my breath away.

Exiting off of I-25 onto Castle Pines parkway, and driving south on Daniels Park road, I was thinking to myself that this is a pretty drive for guests, but why don’t I see this castle?  I then continue onto the 2 mile gravel road up to the castle.  Not knowing when this gravel road would end, I begin to think that this is similar to the drives I have taken in the Black Forest or Ireland, where all of a sudden there is a break in the trees and in front of you lies an ancient castle.  I was hoping…

I then turned the final corner and — shock– amazement.  My jaw dropped.  To my left was the most gorgeous view of the front range that I have seen in the 6 years that I have lived in Denver.  The view runs from Pikes Peak to downtown Denver.  Unobstructed.  Beautiful.  Unexpected.  Similar to the peaks in the Pyrenees in Southern France (that we have read so much about thanks to Dan Brown and the Magdalene mysteries).

In front of me was the Scottish castle, built between 1924 and 1926, surrounded by acres and acres of green space often frequented by elk.  If you are looking for a unique space to hold an event that will both wow your guests and create a memorable experience for them, the Cherokee Ranch and Castle may be for you.

This place is not only for weddings (though your wedding will be a major success here- and you will love the photo options!), but a wonderful space for bridal and baby showers, reunions, afternoon tea with friends (don’t forget the scones), scotch tasting parties, book club events, anniversary celebrations, parties that give you a reason to wear your kilt…I could go on.

The venue does not only have a historic feel, but is also elegant inside and out.  This allows for your corporate events to also be successful.  Because of the different spaces in the castle and around the castle, we can mold the venue to your vision and purpose.  There are several possibilities to meet your goals and needs including tastings, galas, fundraisers, holiday dinners, hiking expeditions, donor appreciation events, and meetings.  Your clients and employees will be amazed by the beauty of this place, and ultimately will feel like royalty.

A big plus, is that you also have an experienced special events manager on site to support you and what you are hoping to create.

If you were hoping for a destination wedding in a European castle, you may not need to go that far.  A short drive south of Denver may surprisingly be what you are looking for.

If you are searching for a unique, elegant, and beautiful venue to hold your next celebration or meeting, please be sure to add this castle to your list of must visits.