A fairytale and book story themed wedding at a lush Colorado castle after bride and groom create their own love story.
It was a simple love story, really. Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and girl get married. But just exactly how did boy meet girl? Did they cover that in the fairy tale? Well, in this fairy tale (turned real life love story), it was all because of Mom. That's right. Mom meets girl. Mom gets girl's phone number. Mom tells boy about girl....and well, now it's time for the rest of the story.
Matt and Amy may have been destined for the long haul. The cars aligned...I mean, the stars, and it all fell into place from "GO!". Matt was an aspiring race car driver and Amy just happened to work for an exotic car experience track. When Matt's mom met this beauty, she used that "mother's intuition" and asked Amy's permission to give her number to her son. And against his Millennial tendencies, he actually called that very night. The story begins.
The fairy tale continued to unfold over the next four years with sharing an apartment (an easy move after two years), trips across the US to Mexico to Costa Rica, and finally back where it all (technically) started - at the race track. Matt put all the pieces in order and proposed to Amy beside a hot green sports car with family and friends to witness. And they were off! Wedding plans soon started and although a car theme would have fit, it was time for them to start writing their own next chapter.
We all know, and love, the classic love stories. Romeo and Juliet. Great Expectations. Pride and Prejudice. And the most classic of all for these 90's kids - The Princess Bride. Amy and Matt expanded an affinity for poised literature and timeless love stories and picked the most perfect setting available to exchange their own vows - Dunafon Castle. They drifted through the day on a cloud, writing the pages as they went, and this is the evidence of a true love story - surrounded by the inspired pages of the lovers that came before them - complete with dancing in the rain. And while they did an impeccable job carrying the classic love story theme all the way through (be sure to pause over the vintage roll-top desk with handwritten library card escort cards for the guests), don't fret. They plan to tour the world visiting as many F1 racing tracks as possible to make sure their love is never idle.
Design & Planning - Prisma Events
Venue - Dunafon Castle
Photo & Video - Studio Lemus
Catering - A Spice of Life
Alcohol - Applejack Liquor Store
Rentals - AllWell Rents
Entertainment - Sound Master Entertainment
Florist - Arrangements with Marzeyeh
Cake - For Heaven's Cakes
Hair & Makeup - Salon Bel Viso
Transportation - Sunset Limo
Suits - Generation Tux
Bridesmaid Dresses - Milly Wedding Shop on Etsy
Bride's Gown -Martina Liana from The Bridal Collection
Gillian and Brian are the kind of couple you meet and just know they are going to make it for the long haul. They met through their youth group and spent a few years trying to convince themselves that there was someone else better for them - they were wrong. Luckily those failed dating attempts led them to realize they needed to take the next step and actually go on a date - with each other.
Avid hikers, they watched the sunrise many times over different Colorado peaks. When Brian was ready to make this beauty his wife, he strategically planned a sunrise hike with a storybook ending. Watching the glow come around the Earth, he waited on his knee with a ring. What a perfect way to start your day! On the trek back down, some random hikers passed them on the trail and offered Gillian a balloon. All aglow from the proposal, it was a giddy surprise! As another group passed and handed her another balloon, and another, and another, she still hadn't quite figured it out. When they reached the bottom, both their families were waiting to celebrate - with matching balloons they had been sending up the mountain with willing participating strangers. There's even an amazing video to prove it.
Their winter wonderland celebration came in December was a masterpiece of planning, coordination, decor, and partying. With a complete transformation of Highlands Ranch Mansion into a sparkling white dream, the team from Firefly Events designed a true winter aesthetic. Funkiphino kept the dance floor full all night and it truly was an epic party.
Coordination - Prisma Events
Venue - Highlands Ranch Mansion
Photography - Chris Gentile Photography
Videography - Kyle Spencer
Catering & Desserts - Three Tomatoes
Design & Decor - Fire Fly Event Services
Rentals - AllWell Rents
Entertainment - FUNKIPHINO
Florist - Main Street Flower Market
Hair and Makeup - The Look Salon Cherry Creek
In this day and age, it's hard to imagine that two young people growing up in the same town wouldn't find love until years and years had already passed. Kaitlin and Kyle met in 5th grade in their Texas town. But it wasn't until a trip home from their respective universities - Alabama and A&M - that the blonde beauty and the baseball player decided to finally take a swing at love...and hit a home run.
With an affinity for breakfast tacos, documentaries, being outside, and their puppy Rocky, the two finally found themselves ready to solidify themselves as an all-star team. Colorado called them to a destination wedding at the elegant Highlands Ranch Mansion and their vision did not disappoint. Beautiful blush, creams, and greens with a hint of Texas rustic-chic set the tone for this lovely fete. A full bridal party of 11 bridesmaids and 11 groomsmen showed how much love and support Kaitlin and Kyle have right from "I do" to forever.
As is summertime in the Rockies, you never know what weather will roll off the mountains. The morning was crisp and clear and then came the rain. Our beautiful bride stood in the window and watched as we reassured her it would all work out - and it did. We waited for the storm to roll over, wiped the chairs, and carried on just as the clouds parted. The sun shone down on the cross the groom made for the altar and lit the path for their happily ever after. From there it was tears of joy, clinking glasses, and a full dance floor well into the night - complete with party wigs brought in by the Father-of-the-Bride to keep the laughs rolling.
Planning and Coordination - Prisma Events
Venue - Highlands Ranch Mansion
Photography - Danielle DeFiore Photography
Florals - Sweet Pea Flowers
Catering and Desserts - Relish Catering and Events
Rentals - Colorado Party Rentals
DJ - A Music Plus Entertainment
Hair - Blondies the Beauty Shop
Makeup - Danica Severance