A Fun Denver Celebration by Shelley Coar Photography

Marybeth & Joe |  May 12th |  Denver, Colorado

From the bride, Marybeth:
We wanted our wedding to be a perfect mix of both traditional and laid back with fun elements. We wanted to make sure that everyone felt comfortable and taken care of while having a great time celebrating. The décor from the flowers, table settings, and covered chairs were traditional and mixed with more modern elements such as a photo booth, cake pops, live band, and a lot of dancing.

Photography by  Shelley Coar Photography


My saintly Mom refurbished a Red Radio Flyer Wagon into a prince carriage for my two nephews that were adorned in silver and baby blue suits and ties and accompanying and sparkles.ShellyCoar07

We ourselves, our families, and our friends represent a mixed bag of religions, beliefs, and backgrounds and we wanted to make sure that our ceremony was welcoming to all and spoke to all walks of life in some way.

ShellyCoar08ShellyCoar09ShellyCoar10We added our Keys to Love, which we asked invitees to write their most important piece of relationship advice. These responses will continue to serve as our manifesto for our happy marriage.


 Our reception was held at the Pinnacle Club at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver. The Pinnacle Club is a perfect venue for a fantastic panorama view of Denver and the Rocky Mountains and a level of hospitality that creates an intimate, elegant, and laid-back Colorado atmosphere.


My advice:  Celebrate. Celebrate milestones before your wedding day. Celebrate determining your wedding date, your bridesmaids dresses or your groomsmen outfits, your cake, your honeymoon plans, your makeup artist, your band, whatever it is – celebrate!

And finally, write a note to each other on your wedding day. It doesn’t need to be a gift, but a written pledge of how much the other means to you, how exciting this day is, how you see your future, and how committed you are, why, and how until you’re old and gray.


Photographer: Shelley Coar Photography {more info  |  website}
Reception Site & Lodging: Grand Hyatt Denver  //  Musicians: Denver’s Heartbeat   //  Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero from The Bridal Collection  //   Makeup: Victoria Rene Makeup Art

Honeymoon Location: Grand Hyatt, Kauai