A Ritz-Carlton Denver Wedding Reception

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.

Stay tuned for the ceremony photos at DU…

Dress at the Ritz Carlton

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Wedding Planner:  Storytellers Events

Venue:  The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

Flowers (escort vases): Plum Sage Flowers

Cake:  The Ritz-Carlton, Denver

Band:  Syndicate with Starkey Productions

Photography: From the Hip Photo

Our very own “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”- Elegant Style

When I first spoke with Jennifer and her mother, Angela, I knew I would love working with them.  How right I was!

Here was a mother-daughter team who had created and envisioned the entire event, and who wanted someone they could trust who could make their vision come to life.  I was honored (and super excited) that they asked me to be the one to do it.

I loved how they incorporated Greek tradition to their Colorado modern wedding style.  I had a moment of pure bliss (yes, I did have a silly grin on my face as the photographer noticed), when I was by their bundt cake, complete with florals in the center, and they began Greek dancing in several circles in the middle of the dance floor.  I felt as if I was experiencing the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and I loved every moment.  I sort of wanted to nudge someone, instead, I did a little dance in place.

The details were perfect- from the yellow aisle runner as guests walked into the Denver Art Museum for the reception, to the floral centerpieces, to the gobo, to the menus, to the Jordan almond filled favor boxes (yup, a tradition).  Seeing it all come together in such a great space made me happy.

Favorite part of the evening:  Having the mother-of-the-bride peek into the reception space before we opened the doors from cocktail hour and state that it was exactly what she had hoped for!  That, and experiencing the love between the bride and groom, and the bride’s sisters (all 4 of them!).

Jennifer, John, and Angela, I loved working with you.  It came together with such ease and fun, and that is truly what you created for the evening.

Nothing Bundt Cakes


Ceremony Venue:  Assumption Cathedral

Reception Venue:  Denver Art Museum

Rentals:  Butler Rents

Flowers:  D’Clement Custom Florist

Lighting:  Design Works

Photography:  Pixil Studio via George Street Photographers

Videographer: Matt Griebel

Band:  Moment’s Notice

Bundt Cakes:  Nothing Bundt Cakes

Transportation:  Ramblin Express

Wedding Coordinator:  Storytellers Events