Casey and Shakari were married on a beautiful, snowy New Year’s Eve at the Lakewood Country Club in Colorado. The club was decorated with festive holiday garlands for a special December celebration.
Casey shares, “My mother and I went into the bridal shop with one goal: SPARKLES. It’s the one time in my life I could wear a ball gown as big and sparkly as I wanted, and it did not disappoint.”
Casey and Shakari love New Year’s! They share, “It was NYE! Our colors were gold and silver, we had casino games, and we rang in the new year with our loved ones. Most of all, it’s the one night of the year where your wedding can be as over the top as you want it.
Our favorite moments from the day include our first dance, tasting the cake that I only got a quarter of a piece of (this is Shakari’s quote), the first look, and watching my (Casey’s) parents dance to Snoop Dogg. Almost every guest told my parents it was the best NYE of their lives.”
The couple shared their first dance to If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys.
Taylor and Sandeep were married at the beautiful Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Nathrop, Colorado.
Taylor shares, “Sandeep and I work in the same office but in different departments. While we knew who each other was, we did not really know much about each other or know each other well. We “met” a little over 4 years ago at a mutual friend’s baby shower of all places. More like a baby party. We hit it off and the rest is history!
We have been through a lot in those 4 years. Sandeep’s mother passed away. My best friend, Lindsay, had brain cancer. COVID happened. My grandmother was ill and made a remarkable recovery. My mother was diagnosed with cancer. We added a bathroom and a kitchen renovation in all of that for fun. Through it all we enjoyed spending time with each other, we traveled well together, and we had a lot of laughs.
This past April, we were finally able to go to India so I could meet his family. He is the baby of eight. He has five sisters and two brothers that all live in India. Both of his parents have passed away.
He proposed at home, the day we were leaving for India, just a few hours before our flight. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Just the two of us in our home. We had a relatively short trip but had a great time. His family was so loving and welcoming. The plan was to have our wedding in India in January 2023 and then a stateside wedding in the Spring or Summer of 2023. However, due to my mom’s cancer treatment, we decided to move things up. Memorial Day weekend, I called Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort and they had an opening for October the 8th and we set the date. Mount Princeton is very special to me and my family. It wasn’t hard to sell Sandeep on it either when we starting visiting the resort a few years ago.”
Taylor continues with some kind words about the vendor team, “Our day was beautiful! Laura McCasland of McArthur Weddings and Events took my abstract ideas and pulled them together into something amazing. I told our florist, Growing Wild, to run wild with her creativity and Madison and her team knocked it out of the park with the florals. Rachael Hoch did a gorgeous job on our hair and makeup. Jessica and Eric, Photography by Jessica Schmitt, did a fantastic job with photography. They both were warm, down to earth and made us feel at ease and comfortable. We can’t wait to see more photos. Our caricature artist, Jake, and magician, Shawn, delighted our guests and they raved about both. We are so thankful for the team of people that helped make our day special and beyond our wildest dreams.”
Right before the reception began, we were able to sneak outside for some gorgeous sunset photos.
Catherine and Steve were married on a beautiful summer day in September. They live very close to City Park, so the day began in their home and then we went for a first look in the park.
After taking photos around city park we headed to Space Gallery for the ceremony.
Catherine shares, “My favorite part of our wedding day was the ceremony. I loved seeing Steve as I walked down the aisle. My younger brother Hugh officiated our ceremony and it was the perfect balance of being touching and hilarious. We also asked our moms to choose a reading and it was great to see them coordinate during the month leading up to our big day. My absolute favorite moment was turning and seeing all of our wonderful family and friends that had come to celebrate with us.
Steve shares, “My favorite moment was the end of our first dance. That was the part I was most nervous about. We practiced for hours and hours and it turned out great! Having Claire (Catherine’s sister) sing, Ingrid Michaelson’s made it really extraordinary.”
Bo, the couple’s sweet pup, enjoyed cocktail hour the most, specifically when he got to eat part of a lamb meatball that was dropped to the floor. He was a good sport for wearing his custom dog tuxedo.
Ellen and Zach were married on a beautiful August day in Denver at the historic Grant-Humphreys Mansion. The mansion was built in 1902 in the Beaux-Arts style.
The ceremony took place on the front steps of the mansion.
Both Zach and Ellen come from musical families. During the ceremony, his mom and her dad performed a very special rendition of In My Life by the Beatles.
Ellen shares, “We chose Grant Humphreys Mansion because we love historic homes and think the mansion is beautiful. Another reason the Grant Humphreys is special to us is that it is in the neighborhood we lived in together for years and also the neighborhood where Zach and his family grew up. The mansion was perfect for our wedding. We really enjoyed having different spaces for different parts of the evening such as the terrace for cocktail hour, dining in the dining room, and dancing in the ballroom downstairs.
Our friends at Little Lula Rose blew us away with the flowers for the wedding. We were hoping for unique, lovely flowers and they certainly delivered.
The band, Diamond Empire, were so talented and so much fun! We absolutely loved the music !
We had such a fun day and evening, everything came together so well. What really made our day so wonderful was having all of our loved ones together to celebrate with us.”
Sarah and Noah were married at the Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park. The day started off with rain, but quickly turned out to be beautiful!
Before the traditional chuppah ceremony, Sarah and Noah shared a private ceremony to read their own personal vows to each other.
Sarah shares, “We met at the senior prom in high school in Arizona and went to college across the country from each other, so Colorado was the first place we ever lived together. We got to finally start our life together, and even adopted our dog there. We love the mountains so it’s no surprise Noah proposed on an Alpine lake hike in Breckenridge. He held onto the ring from February until my birthday hike in October.
We chose Estes Park so our guests could explore the Rocky Mountain trails we love so much. The views did not disappoint on our wedding weekend.
We had a traditional Jewish ceremony, so we exchanged our vows and wedding bands in private. Having this intimate time to ourselves was really special.”
It is a Jewish custom for the bride to circle around the groom seven times.