This adorable couple favored modern elements at their wedding celebration. It took place at the new, and oh-so-stylish, Maven Hotel in downtown Denver. The ceremony was stationed in The Alley, which featured an infinity candle mirror box walkway and mirrored ceiling, giving extra depth to the event. Hillary wore a stunning, one-of-a-kind, halter dress. She veered from the traditional, opting for a silver gown featuring pockets. Guests dined at long family-style tables, adorned with succulents in industrial-inspired vessels. The couple opted for a dessert table featuring an assortment of treats for invitees to nibble on and danced the night away to a 7-piece band.
Q&A with the Bride and Groom:
How did you meet?
We met on-line - Shawn emailed me on my birthday and figured it was meant to be.
What is your proposal story?
We just bought a house and on the closing date, Shawn secretly went over and put flowers in the refrigerator. After closing, we started moving all of our stuff into the house. It took me a bit of time to get thirsty and finally went to the fridge to find something to drink and instead found the flowers. He came running out and started to propose; I was shocked and started crying...
Tell us a little a bit about your wedding (your vision, color, style, and location choices).
We wanted our wedding to feel like a party - with so many folks coming in from out of town, we wanted to make sure they had a good time. Originally, we did not want to have it at a hotel, but when we saw the Maven and the ally it didn't feel like a hotel and was exactly what we wanted.
What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?
The most important aspects of our wedding were: 1. Having a wedding planner (this was a must - Brittany was so incredibly helpful, we could not have done this without her); 2. Having a live band; and 3. Having an open bar.
We skipped the wedding cake and did bite size deserts. We also skipped the bouquets of flowers and boutonnieres.
Tell us about your wedding flowers.
Our "flowers" were succulents, air plants, and cacti that the guest took home as our gift at the end of the night.
Please describe any DIY, handmade, or personal details.
We designed most of the stationary (save the dates, invites, RSVPs, seating chart, etc) and had a local printer do all the printing.
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Pick the three most important things and focus on them - the rest will fall into place.