Sept. 1, 2013
Four years ago on the slopes in Winter Park, an East Coast girl was set up with a Colorado boy, thanks to the matchmaking skills of her mother.
Little did Steph know that some of the greatest moments of her life would take place on skis: first, meeting Jud, then, saying “yes” when he proposed on the Blackcomb Glacier in British Columbia.
So, when they tied the knot on Sept. 1 at the Denver Botanic Gardens, it was only fitting that each table represented a mountain they had skied down. And although these two had always wanted to get married in the mountains, they chose to keep the celebration in town so their guests could enjoy a long weekend in beautiful Colorado. Plus, Jud grew up just a few blocks from the Gardens, which played a significant role in their lives.
This wedding was simply beautiful. Embracing the already overflowing beauty of this spectacular destination, Steph chose a soft, sweet palette of pinks, greens, and gentle pops of orange. The bridesmaids’ dresses blended perfectly with Steph’s stunning dress and the boys looked oh-so-handsome in those grey tuxes.
Steph wore her grandmother’s garter (which her cousin also wore in her wedding) and diamond hair pins, which added such a unique touch.
And, oh, how those roses, dahlias, succulents, billowing white flowers and dusty miller accents complemented all the breathtaking botanical backdrops. Pretty sure that sunset was planned specially for Jud and Steph, and all those hanging lights? Nothing could have topped off the magic and romance of this evening any more perfectly.
Thanks to their band, The Fever, the dance floor never saw a dull moment, and Ariel’s opera piece for the father-daughter dance took everyone’s breath away.
I’m so grateful to have been part of such a brilliant day and to work with some of my favorite vendors in town. Ann and Cortney with Cloud 9 Weddings & Papers were amazing as always, and the staff at Denver Botanic Gardens was beyond accommodating. Big shout out to the following vendors, as well:
The Fever (band)
Event Rents (furnishings & decor)
Plum Sage Flowers (floral)
ShutterBooth (photo booth)
Spa Divas Mobile Spa (hair and makeup)
Arrow Limo service (transportation)