“I’m on a Bike” wedding | Genesee Park, CO | Golden, CO wedding | Storytellers Events

Melissa and Jeff became one on a beautiful Colorado day in May. The ceremony took place outside at Genesee Mountain with amazing views. Much like many brides fear, Melissa feared it was going to rain as the sky became dark and gloomy, but to everyone’s surprise, right as the ceremony started the clouds passed and the sun came out. Melissa and Jeff exchanged personal vows, making their special day even more personal to one another. Jeff’s nephew and niece shared the poem, “Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog”, by Taylor Mali (click on the link for the full awesome poem). The two children had the guests laughing as though they were at a comedy show; it was the icing on the cake and the ceremony was sealed with a perfect kiss (with a dip)!

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour followed by the reception at Mount Vernon Country Club. Mount Vernon Country Club catered the dinner and the wedding cake.  Melissa and Jeff wanted to incorporate biking and bikes into their wedding as it is a favorite hobby for them both. Jeff wore socks with tiny bikes on them (check out the photos below) and for their second grand entrance into their first dance, they rode in on bikes to the song “I’m on Bike”. Yes, the hip-hop version and yes, this was a first for us too ;)!

Another great idea was with their escort cards, each person received a photo of an activity, and the guests had to match it with the table name, for example:  a photo of a couple kissing was matched with the “Kissing” table.  It was cute watching the guests enjoy matching up their tables to their cards- and they got to keep the frame! Favor and escort card all in one!

Following dinner, the couple opened the dance floor by dancing their first dance to a swing jive. They were awesome!  Melissa and her father did a remix to their special father-daughter dance by doing the now popular Harlem Shake. Yes, the father’s idea! And mid-song, the wedding party joined in! The guests loved the non-traditional dances and there were a lot of hoots and hollers. The DJs at A Music Plus kept the energy high until the very end and everyone enjoyed the evening by dancing and celebrating the newly married couple.

Thank you, Melissa and Jeff, for allowing us to be your wedding planners and to help with the process!  We loved every moment.

~Candace and Cielle

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Photography: Ashley McLaughlin Photography

Wedding Planner:  Storytellers Events

Flowers:  Tracy the Florist

Ceremony Venue: Genesee Park

Reception Venue:  Mount Vernon Country Club

Hair and Make-Up: Destination Stylists

Music: A Music Plus

Rentals: Allwell Rents




A Golden, Colorado DIY Wedding | Storytellers Events | Colorado Wedding Planners

When one of our favorite wedding stylists asked us to be her day-of wedding coordinator, we were ecstatic!  She is co-founder of one of our favorite hair and make-up company’s- Destination Stylists, and oh so creative.

If you would like inspiration for a wedding with several DIY elements created by the bride herself, look no further.  The bride, Lauren, kept her own succulents for the centerpieces, made the flower girl dresses (yes, sewed them!), thought of monograms, hanging lanterns, mason jars, and lace and burlap to add unique details to each aspect of their wedding.   Her bridesmaids even came over for a girls night ands created homemade peach jam to give away as favors!  And they turned out delicious!

We were given all the flowers, containers, decor, and put it all together to create a cohesive whole….

One thing that is always a toss up in Colorado is the weather…and their wedding day was the first snow of the season.  They took it in stride, got out their boots and stylish wrap, and headed outdoors for snowy outdoor photo ops.

Take a look for yourself, and know that with enough time and a little creativity, you can add special details yourself.


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Yes, these were the dresses she made for her flower girls…

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Their guestbook took the form of a jenga pieces and a quilt.

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Thank you, Lauren and Joey, for allowing us to help put together the wedding you envisioned.  You are such wonderful people and best of luck to your new adventure in the Midwest!

Ceremony Location: Lookout Mountain Wedding Chapel

Reception venue:  Table Mountain Inn

Photographer: Diana Sabreen Photography

Bundt Cakes:  Nothing Bundt Cakes

Flowers:  Ruffly Rose

Hair and Make-up: Destination Stylists

Wedding Coordinator:  Storytellers Events