SPACE Gallery is an art gallery and premiere event venue located in the Santa Fe Arts District of Denver, Colorado–the perfect place for a modern bride and groom.
Alison Amy of A Bride’s Best Mate, Chuck Hutson of Hutson Floral Design and I dreamed up this art gallery wedding inspiration. We were inspired by the space, the artwork and a chic city style with pops of color. Along with the creative talents of Chirp’s and Cricket Paper Design, Sweet Ride Bakeshop, Vow’d Wedding Dress, Skin Works Studio and Allwell Rents, the style came together so beautifully.
Special thanks to SPACE Gallery and the artists currently on exhibit: Rebecca Rutstein, Ramón Bonilla, Frank T. Martinez and Joshua Enck. A big thank you also goes to our couple, recently married Hannah and Taylor. Congratulations on your wedding this past summer!
I have loved visiting art galleries since I was a little girl going to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. with my mom. It was such a joy to shoot in this beautiful gallery filled with interesting pieces.
It was pretty amazing to see how Chuck pulled the colors out of the artwork to create this gorgeous bouquet.
More photos of this couple and a trip to downtown Denver and Union Station coming soon!
Lillie and Zach were married on a beautiful summer day at a lake home they rented in Colorado. Like so many couples this year, their plans changed, but they were able to make the most of it! Their immediate families joined them in their celebration.
After the first look, we went to the nearby Roxborough State Park for portraits. Roxborough State Park is full of incredible rock formations giving it the nickname, “Denver’s Garden of the Gods.”
After walking through the Fountain Valley Overlook area, we headed back to the house for the ceremony.
The family all worked together to decorate the yard with white flowers and eucalyptus, lanterns and special touches.
Lillie’s brother, Brian, performed the ceremony.
A new kind of family portrait.
Lillie shares, “Our original wedding plan was a more traditional weekend at a hotel with many more friends and family, but we ended up having a small backyard ceremony at an Airbnb with just our immediate families and grandparents, which allowed us to have a lot of family time during the week. It was nice to be together after not seeing everyone for so long (#2020).
We chose to DIY all of the flower arrangements and ceremony/reception set-up. Our families helped us with the prep work the day before to turn the Airbnb into a beautiful wedding venue. We are so grateful for all of their help!
The day was filled with lots of love (and good food). One of our favorite moments was when our siblings surprised us with a family game show that they had organized with our extended family. It was a special way to include our whole family on our wedding day, and it was a lot of fun.
Lillie and Zach shared their first dance to Van Morrison’s Moondance.
The couple has ties to Pittsburgh and one of the family favorite’s is Prantl’s Bakery’s burnt almond torte, which they had delivered for the occasion.
I can attest it is delicious!
The bakery boasts, “The torte has been named the Best Cake in America by the Huffington Post, the Best of Weddings Cakes by the Knot in 2018, and the Best Cake In Pennsylvania by the Food Network in 2018 and continues to be a Pittsburgh tradition today.”
Breckenridge, Colorado, is a beautiful mountain town in the Rocky Mountains. It’s best known for its skiing, Gold Rush history, and beautiful landscapes. It is such a perfect place to get married! Here, we met the bride and groom at a private estate.
High Country Bride pulled together an amazing team to create a lovely summer wedding style featuring citrus touches. Chirps and Cricket created this hand-painted lemon invitation suite.
The ceremony was held in front of a beautiful floral ring.
Time to say, “I do!”
After the cake cutting, we took a short drive down to the lake for some sunset portraits.
Want to know something crazy? This is a styled shoot, which means the wedding was created by the vendors for inspiration and promotion. This bride and groom are models and had never met before! Don’t they look so happy and in love? I’m so glad they could be a part of our photo shoot.
We need some sunshine right now! Our summery micro-wedding inspiration, at Blackstone Rivers Ranch in Colorado, showcases a sunny color palette and some unique and fun ideas for couples who are getting currently planning their wedding.
I partnered with Blue Linden Weddings to create a style with sunbursts of flowers, an experiential invitation to livestream the wedding, custom cookies that match the wedding cake, welcome baskets with catered snacks, and a whole lot of joy. Please see the bottom of the post for full credit info.
Blackstone Rivers Ranch is nestled up in the mountains of Idaho Springs, Colorado. It is a private sanctuary away from crowds with outdoor spaces for a ceremony, reception and even a first dance. Their large tent also helps with weather concerns and open air flow that allows for a safer option for the guests.
The invitation suite by Tasha Rae Designs is bright and happy with a yellow color palette and delicate watercolor floral and greenery design.
Florals by Amore Fiori made quite the bursting statement with bright yellow, orange, and pink blooms reminiscent of a fiery, sunshiney sky. A horseshoe altar piece brought in the elements of sunshine rays, while keeping the color palette slightly more neutral and subdued, so the bride and groom could really stand out. Their tabletop display brought the sunshine theme even further – with lush greens and hanging amaranthus cascading the edges, and bright blooms bursting all throughout the centerpiece, it made quite the statement on the table.
The hair and makeup styling by Wise Artistry gave the bride and bridesmaid a perfect Colorado summer look–effortless, natural and beautiful.
Britany and Michael just celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary! We were so lucky to have them be a part of our day, along with Britany’s good friend, Caillie.
This special wedding event had two invitations: one to attend and one to join on the livestream.
How do you invite someone to livestream a wedding? With an invitation experience! Tasha Rae created a box that includes champagne glasses, champagne gummy bears, confetti, a cookie with a depiction of the real wedding cake hand-painted on it from The Little Peach, along with information to attend virtually.
An installation was also made to celebrate all of the family and friends who are “together, apart.” Rather than a traditional escort design, these hanging suncatchers list the names and locations of loved ones who are viewing through a livestream online.
Harvest to Home catering created a welcome basket for guests to enjoy as they arrive at the ceremony. This concept allows guests to minimize their contact with others while still enjoying a personalized treat: Harvest to Home Trail Mix (almonds, dried cherries, coconut flakes, dark chocolate chunks, granola clusters), gourmet pretzel sticks, sparkling water, monzu cheese crackers, and a Palisade peach and mini local fruit preserve.
The wedding rings from Sarah O. Jewelry are rose gold and the bride’s ring features a galaxy diamond as part of their cosmos collection.
I love shooting at Blackstone River Ranch because the property includes so many amazing spots for wonderful photos–the river, of course!, towering evergreens, a field of Aspen trees, romantic string lights, a wooden bridge, a large sail cloth tent for a reception and so much charm.
Brittany, your smile is like sunshine!
Harvest to Home catering created summer-inspired cocktails including a grilled pineapple mojito and summer crush mimosas along with an incredible meal.
Zahra Ammar created monogram quill paper chair backs for the dinner table. These beautifully detailed pieces are unique additions to a wedding day and special keepsakes!
The dinnerware, provided by AllWell Rents, features an organic leaf pattern perfect for an outdoor setting. The gold touches add elegance to the table.
Appetizers included a Palisade peach balsamic bruschetta on a haystack mountain goat cheese crostini and mango and rocky ford melon gazpacho shooters.
The wedding cake, by The Little Peach, is bright, bold and joyful. The cake design centers around handmade, iced flowers, including a hot pink poppy, yellow rose, orange hydrangea and orange berries and dried orange slices. The cake is mirrored in custom, hand painted cookies, included in the invitation box. Mini individual cakes are also placed at each table setting to give each guest a special treat. The mini cake concept allows for less touch points on the wedding day and makes for a safer option for guests.
Hillhound Productions captured all the joy and worked with the couple to offer the livestream option to their guests from afar.