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
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