Based in Madison, Wisconsin, the bride and groom wanted to create a special destination event where they could celebrate with their loved ones amidst the majestic views of the Rocky mountains. Working closely with the bride, Bella Design and Planning drew elements from the couple’s fun and loving personalities to create a whimsical yet refined bohemian theme that was woven throughout their magical day. Favoring a palette of navy blue, peach, fuchsia and pewter on a backdrop of lush greenery, floral arrangements were punctured with thistle, garden roses and succulents. To add personal touches the couple played on the groom’s surname with a HochBerry cocktail and a berry sorbet intermezzo at dinner; they incorporated their favorite Dr. Seuss quotes in the wedding program and topped off the details with silver favor boxes filled with their favorite delicate macaroons at each place setting.
(Courtesy of Samantha of Bella Design + Planning)
The Denver Photo Betties is a group of female photographers from the Denver area who have come together in a spirit of support, friendship, learning, and fun. We have a group of ladies called the Betty Board who meet quarterly to work through the next quarter’s schedule. We take the input and ideas that everyone posts (A simple “I think we should…” takes on feet) and we make it happen! The Styled Shoot Workshop was one such idea. The workshop fostered discussion on shooting for your brand, working with other wedding creatives, fostering relationships in the industry, finding models, and getting published. The styled shoot was coordinated by Ileen Hoekman from Once Upon a Wedding who brought together an amazing team of vendors to create a relaxed, boho, picnic wedding shoot. We highlighted the feel with blankets and pillows, bare feet and foot jewelry, and a flower crown. The location of The Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield was the perfect backdrop for the relaxed vibe of the shoot.The photos in this album are a mix from the 12 photographers who participated in the workshop.
(Courtesy of Green Blossom Photography)
I was born and raised in Colorado, and from the time I was a little girl I knew that I someday, no matter where I was in the world, I wanted to get married in Colorado. It wasn’t until I moved away from Colorado that I realized what a beautiful state I have the privilege of calling my home.
Fast forward and that little girl grew up, found her prince charming, Greg, while living and working together on the East Coast. Greg knew how close Colorado is to my heart, and purposed to me atop the flatirons in Boulder, overlooking my college town. He knew that though we are currently living in Austin, Texas we would be coming back to Colorado for the wedding. All of Greg’s family is from Massachusetts and since not many had ever been to Colorado, I wanted to show off what the state has to offer. There was no question I was going to get married in the mountains. Greg and I are both down to earth, easy going people and that mentality was present in every aspect of planning this wedding.
(Courtesy of the bride)