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A Minimalist Industrial Wedding in Denver

From the bride, Kate: Joel and I always thought we’d tie the knot in the mountains because we love the outdoors so much but we had a lot of friends and family traveling from out of town. With the train to plane running, it gave us an opportunity to keep our guests’ travel costs minimal if we were married downtown. Out of towners could fly into Denver, take the train into the city ($9) and use the free 16th Street Mall Ride to reach the hotels where we’d had rooms blocked.A Minimalist Industrial Wedding in Denver

The flowers were white orchids, parrot tulips, some ranunculus, with a large focus on greenery – fern varietals and magnolia leaves, which incorporated brown into our palette.

A Minimalist Industrial Wedding in Denver

My favorite ceremony highlight was my dad walking me down the aisle. It was so exciting to see my almost husband surrounded by all our loved ones, I couldn’t stop smiling!

A Minimalist Industrial Wedding in Denver

My favorite details were all the ferns and the massive chandelier we hung from the rafters of the loft.

A Minimalist Industrial Wedding in Denver

I fell in love with the idea of putting our seating chart on a large mirror (something I saw on Pinterest). I was lucky to have a bridesmaid who is a gifted calligraphist so I decided to gold-leaf a $40 Walmart mirror and using a bit of Pinspiration we created a Pin-worthy seating chart together. Learning how to gold leaf was a much bigger undertaking than I’d anticipated it would be. I’d never done it before and I’d always wanted to learn but it took me a lot longer than expected to complete. I was truly blessed to have my bridesmaid Amanda write out the seating chart, she did an incredible job! It also took her longer than she’d anticipated, about 90 minutes per column (four columns total) and that time didn’t include the additional header and footer.

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One of the most memorable moments was our first dance together as husband and wife. We practiced nearly every day for two months leading up to it but nothing could prepare us for dancing in our wedding day shoes and attire. Lots of laughter between us as we tripped over each other.

A Minimalist Industrial Wedding in Denver

Instead of having a traditional cake, we included three desserts in our buffet that reflected our favorite sweets along with a super delicious cheese spread and hot chocolate bar.

A Minimalist Industrial Wedding in Denver

ADVICE: Do your research, take your time with everything, and lower your expectations when perusing Pinterest. Decide what is most important to you and have a good budgeting strategy (Google Spreadsheet!). We decided that food, flowers, and photography were most important to us so we kept costs down elsewhere.

A Minimalist Industrial Wedding in Denver
RECOMMENDED VENDORS: Photographer: Dreamtime Images  //  Flowers: Lale Florals   //  Caterer: Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group  //  Venue: The Studio Loft

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A Fun Colorado Springs Wedding

From the photographer Trystan Photography: We’ve been capturing photos of Bethany since she was a senior in high school. Not only has she grown into an amazing young lady, but she’s also an incredible photographer herself, so when she asked if we would capture the most important day of her life, we were incredibly honored. She and Danny not only have that easy, jealousy-inducing kind of love, but they can really dance. Swinging and spinning all over the dance floor, their energy abounded all night.

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A Modern, Romantic & Fun Wedding

Sasha & Chauncey  |  March 12th  |  Denver, Colorado

From the bride: We wanted the wedding to represent us as much as possible and in every aspect. The food was unique, our music was special (mainly to us), and the venue had a cool, industrial vibe that definitely stood out.

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 THE CEREMONY: Our ceremony was beautiful, short, and sweet. We wanted to keep it short so our guests didn’t have to sit through a long and agonizing ceremony!

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THE GUEST BOOK:  We chose to go with mad lib style cards instead of a traditional guest book.

A Modern, Romantic & Fun Wedding Day in Denver, Colorado

THE TABLE NUMBERS: Rather than plain table numbers, we made number signs and took photos with our cat & dog.

A Modern, Romantic & Fun Wedding Day in Denver, Colorado

THE CAKEWe had an entire table of wedding cakes, which was so much fun!

A Modern, Romantic & Fun Wedding Day in Denver, Colorado

THE FAVORS:  Since our hashtag was #Saucey2016 (Sasha + Chauncey = Saucey), we thought it was unique to do mini hot sauce bottles labeled Hot Saucey.

A Modern, Romantic & Fun Wedding Day in Denver, Colorado

LOOKING BACK: We had the most amazing day and we can say it was the best day of our lives! We had so much fun and being around such amazing people it was impossible not to smile and laugh throughout the day!

A Modern, Romantic & Fun Wedding Day in Denver, Colorado

ADVICE: Set a realistic budget and don’t let anyone influence your vision of your wedding day!

A Modern, Romantic & Fun Wedding Day in Denver, Colorado

THE VENDORS:  Photographer: Chris McLaughlin Photography  //  Event Planner: Rachel Austin Events  //  Floral Designer: The Olive & Poppy  //  Venue: Mile High Station // Caterer: Footers // Cake: Denise Pedigo  //  DJ: Elite DJ // Invitations: Sweet Zion Paperie // Hair: Jaded Beauty // Makeup: Makeup by Heather B // Videographer: GPS Wedding Films

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