Sam & Ben’s Wedding at the Art Museum

Ok- these two may just be the cutest couple ever.  And what makes them so adorable is that they really are just such good and sweet and fun people. They may have gotten these qualities from their families- since we were secretly hoping they would adopt us throughout the course of the wedding planning.

And talk about rustic chic- the groom owns Fin Art, which means that wood was part of the wedding, all created by hand.

The venue they chose was spot on…the Denver Art Museum, with the ceremony in the Sculpture Garden and the reception in the Duncan Pavilion. Take a look for yourself.  Oh, and be sure to check out the centerpieces- our favorite so far!

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Photography: Boyte Creative

Wedding Coordinator:  Storytellers Events

Ceremony and Reception: Denver Art Museum

Hotel:  Oxford Hotel

Flowers: Beet and Yarrow

Woodwork:   Fin Art

DJ: Matthew Brown

Chairs and Linens:  Allwell Rents


An April Fools Wedding | Putting the FUN in FUNky at the Curtis Hotel, Denver

An April Fools Day wedding.  It’s not a day befitting just any wedding, but for this couple, it was perfect.  As planners, we often speak to our couples about creating a wedding that fits their personalities, where people will know when they walk into the ceremony or reception that it represents “them.”  And that is what this wedding was all about….it was so totally “Susi and Sam.”

Susi contacted me when her initial ceremony venue was closing and she needed to find a new art gallery to hold the wedding ceremony. (Not to worry, that post is in the works and she decided on the Space Gallery 😉 ).

Here’s what I knew coming into the wedding: purple, board games, whirly pops, and handmade crocheted mustaches (by the bride- yes, every SINGLE one).  So, we went with it- and had so much fun putting it together!  It’s not often we get to be silly for a wedding.

(When purchasing some of the items to make the centerpieces, the woman at the checkout counter made a comment about how exciting it is to plan a kids birthday party…when I told her it was for a wedding, she just stared…and insert awkward silence…And the best part, the bride loves this story!  Yup- we work with the best couples.)

What better venue than the Curtis Hotel in Denver, Colorado, with it’s themed floors, oversized Jenga game, and hula hoops all in house?  Amongst the games, the fun, the dancing, the eating, and the funky photo booth, what I remember the most was the toast by the father of the groom.  Two years later and I still remember how amazing it was…

I don’t know the exact words, but here’s the gist:

He spoke about how many speeches are made about how the groom is now ‘tied down’ to his ‘ol’ ball and chain’ – and its negative connotations,  but nobody speaks to the WONDER that is woman.  Yes, the wonder that is woman.  He then proceeded to give 3 wonderful ways being loved by a woman, being loved by his woman, has affected his life for the positive.

Chills, right?

So, on that note of love, what makes this post all the sweeter is that this couple just welcomed a new baby boy…so here’s to celebrating their love, their personalities, and their growing family.  Their son is one lucky boy to have these two as parents!

 

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Venue:  The Curtis Hotel

Formals location:  Denver Center of the Performing Arts Complex

Photographer:  Crystal Allen Photography  (2nd shooter Autumn Cutaia Photography)

Photo Booth: Bokeh Booth

Flowers:  The Perfect Petal

Cake and Cupcakes:  Happy Cakes

DJ:  A Music Plus

Wedding Planner:  Storytellers Events

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Love, Me | Kissing tree | Storytellers Events

Maybe it is because I’m preggers, but I heard this Colin Raye song in Costco the other day, and the tears would not stop…

Fast forward a week and I told my husband about the song and tried to describe it, and he knew it.  So, he began singing it to make sure that he was thinking of the same one, and….the waterworks began again!  And then we both couldn’t stop laughing at me and my unstoppable tears.

In my defense, I think there is something beautiful about the love shared in life, and the love shared even in absence … (maybe it’s good that the sap in me is a wedding planner ;)).

“If you get there before I do/ Don’t give up on me

I’ll meet you when my chores are through/ I don’t know how long I’ll be

But I’m not gonna let you down/ Darling wait and see

And between now and then/ ‘Til I see you again

I’ll be loving you/ Love, Me.”

 AND THEN, I saw this photo of one of our couples- and it totally reminded me of the song and the kissing tree:

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Sloane and Mitch- thank you for being so beautiful together in your love and with your family.

And for a little inspiration if you do not know the lyrics to the song, here they are:

I read a note my Grandma wrote back in 1923
Grandpa kept it in his coat, and he showed it once to me
He said, “Boy, you might not understand, but a long, long time ago,
Grandma’s daddy didn’t like me none, but I love your Grandma so.

We had this crazy plan to meet and run away together
Get married in the first town we came to and live forever
But nailed to the tree where we were supposed to meet instead
I found this letter, and this is what it said,

“If you get there before I do
Don’t give up on me
I’ll meet you when my chores are through
I don’t know how long I’ll be

But I’m not gonna let you down
Darling wait and see
And between now and then
Til I see you again

I’ll be loving you
Love, Me.”

I read those words just hours before my Grandma passed away
In the doorway of the church where me and Grandpa stopped to pray
I know I’ve never seen him cry in all my fifteen years
But as he said these words to her, his eyes fill up with tears

“If you get there before I do
Don’t give up on me
I’ll meet you when my chores are through
I don’t know how long I’ll be

But I’m not gonna let you down
Darling wait and see
And between now and then
Til I see you again

I’ll be loving you
Love, Me.”


A University of Denver Wedding | Jewish Ceremony | Denver Wedding Planner

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 :)?

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Wedding Venue:  University of Denver

Florist:  Plum Sage Florist

Photographer:  From the Hip Photography

Wedding Planner: Storytellers Events