Lauren and Joe were married August 18th at the beautiful Grant Humphreys Mansion in Denver, Colorado. The Grant Humphreys Mansion was their inspiration for the feeling of their wedding. They were envisioning a wedding that was elegant, vintage, and yet with whimsical elements. This beautiful bride and groom joined with their friends, and family to create an unforgettable and blissful wedding day!
When it came time for their Grant Humphreys Mansion wedding ceremony the bride described it as, “A kind of a crazy blur of nerves and emotion!”
She continued, “Joe said his first thought was ‘She looks pretty and I hope I don’t mess this up!’ I was thinking, ‘oh yeah, that’s why we should have rehearsed this,’ because I didn’t know what to do when I reached the end of the aisle! (The Pastor had a tire blow out on his way to our rehearsal, which meant we didn’t have proper rehearsal and had to wing it.)
“After the ceremony, when we had a few minutes alone, Joe made me spin around about a dozen times to soak it all in. We laughed and were able to recount how nervous we both were! Since we didn’t do a first look (Joe was adamant about this!) the few moments we had after the ceremony were special, exciting, and memorable.”
Since Lauren and her bridesmaids had already picked out the bridesmaid’s dresses that were champagne colored and black it was hard to know which way to go for colors. It was the advice from their florist, Karen Novotny with The Garden Path, that guided their decisions on color for decor. She said to ‘stay in the natural world’ so Lauren and Joe chose mercury glass votives for the reception tables and collected all kinds of shapes and sizes of the glass for the tables and the fireplace mantles. Lauren noted, “The shiny and sparkly details, like the mercury glass, picture frames and the handmade table toppers worked out really well! Our family and friends contributed countless hours in the final few weeks to help us pull off all of the handcrafted details.”
Other details were Lauren’s dad’s homebrew beer withcustom labels. They had hand sewn table toppers, and the decorated paper favor bags for our fresh Palisade Peaches which were gifts for their guests! There were some really unique, fun elements that gave the wedding the character and whimsy while still remaining elegant and traditional.
When asked about their most memorable moments from the day Lauren remembered, “While we were taking pictures, I looked up from the front steps of the mansion and saw Joe throwing the flower girl (my 2 ½ year old niece Lucy) high up in the air! She was all giggles and smiles. He told me later that he suddenly remembered that he was officially an uncle, and immediately went to find Lucy.”
As Lauren mentioned the couple had picked out Palisade Peaches for guests and used the Peaches as decoration and as desserts. Lauren said, “The cake table was gorgeous and also a big surprise. The caterer helped set it up and she did an incredible job integrating the peaches, mercury glass, 2-tiered cake and 3 homemade peach pies. We had a lot of comments about it from guests.”
The father daughter dance was also very special and highly anticipated moment for the bride. Her dad wrote a song for her when she was a little girl and recently he teamed up with a couple of professional musicians to record and mix it for the wedding. He didn’t let anyone listen to it before their special dance so it was a total surprise! It was a beautiful moment.
We so enjoyed working with this couple as they took every little moment to cherish their wedding at the historic Grant Humphreys Mansion!
As a last note from the bride and groom, “we can’t say enough about the competence, professionalism and awesomeness of all our vendors, including Hannah and Jeff our photographers from Randall Olsson Photography! We would highly recommend any of them to anyone planning an event.”
Florist: The Garden Path, Karen Novotny
Catering: Biscuits and Berries, Laura Hylton (event manager)
Cake: Posh Pastries