Check out this urban wedding full of awesome sent to us by Brian Kraft Photography. The photos are beautiful and full of emotion (OMG I lost it at the “secret” message in the series of 3 shots during vows), plus we love what Brian had to say about this couple and marriage equality.
What a fun wedding this was. Brian and Adam live in Los Angeles, but planned their wedding for Denver at the C. Duncan Pavilion at the DAM (Denver Art Museum). Adam and Brian both work in the entertainment industry and wanted their wedding to feel a bit like one of the movie premier parties they attend in Hollywood. That, in combination with the couple having such a sense of humor and family and friends that really know how to have fun, it was a sure recipe for a great day to celebrate their love. There were so many great moments all day and night, but one of my favorites was over at the Hotel Monaco, where the two grooms got ready in a suite together. They got to spend time together beforehand, but when it came time to get dressed, they did so in separate rooms within the suite and revealed their wedding day outfits once dressed. It was a really special moment. So, now I’m going to get out of the way with less words and get on with the photos, but I just want to mention one more thing. It’s a shame that I even feel the need to mention it– as it should be a non-issue, but as you enjoy these wedding photos of this wonderful same sex couple, please note how “right” everything is between these two and everyone that surrounds them, yet in the State of Colorado it is still not “right” (by law) to consider their union a “marriage,” with the benefits that come with that. Fortunately, Adam and Brian live in California, where they are finally offered the rights they so deserve. Hopefully all states will follow suit as soon as possible. Ok, now on to the photos! Congratulations, guys!
Kim and Apryl celebrated their civil union at their home in Littleton. From the first meeting with them I knew that their ceremony would be heartfelt and full of love. As Kim describes their relationship “I feel like I’ve know her my entire life, but there is still so much we have left to discover”. Attended only by close family, their backyard ceremony was the perfect example of focusing on the important moments in life. The entire day was coordinated by Kristy King from Mile High Civil Unions.
“What if you could attend a party with some of the best food, drink, entertainment, and style Denver has to offer? What if I told you it was designed for couples planning a wedding just like you?
Join us for a fun take on the standard bridal show. It’s a party! It’s a tasting! It’s a wedding! It’s a benefit (with raffles and prizes!) for the totally brilliant non-profit Platte Forum, an organization dedicated to bringing arts to underserved youth in Denver.
You’ll enjoy delicious bites and mini-entrees from A Wild Thyme Catering, molecular gastronomy from Denver Five Chef, Ian Kleinman of The Inventing Room, cocktails from Breckenridge Distillery and Two Guns Distillery, and gourmet ice popsicles from Aikos Pops.
Come mingle with our vendors and see us in action. The Get Wed Unwedding takes place on Saturday, September 21st, 2013 at W Studio from 6-9pm. Click here to grab your ticket. We’ll see you on the dance floor!”
We simply adore these sweet, artistic photos from Brian Kraft Photography and are stoked to share them with you! On the tails of yesterday’s supreme court decisions this is the perfect expression of powerful, enduring love between two people who deserve the same rights as their fellow citizens.
In the words of Brian, “Erin and Sarah are a great example of those courageous enough to widen the path for all–to feel proud about celebrating their same-gender relationships, just like every hetero couple. But as you can see in their wedding photos–they really are not different–they throw the best damn party anyone could. And I feel so honored to have been made a part of it. So, thank you, ladies! And congratulations! And a shout out to the wonderful vendors working along side of me– Events Unwrapped for their great wedding planning, Three Tomatoes for their excellent catering, Center Stage Entertainment for keeping the party rocking all night long, and artist-extraordinaire and bride, Sarah Wallace Scott for hand-making all the amazing centerpieces, cake-topper, bouquets, and more!”
This lovely couple was sent to us by Holly of Cakes & Kisses. Read about this joyous event in Emily’s own words below!
Marcy and I got married June 2, 2012 on a beautiful day in Balboa Park, San Diego. Before the ceremony, we did a “first look” since neither of us knew what the other would be wearing. Seeing Marcy in her wedding dress for the first time was incredible; it’s a moment I’ll never forget. The ceremony took place in a butterfly garden tucked down in an alcove full of natural beauty. We worked with our officiant to design a ceremony that was truly ours; we picked out everything because it was meaningful to us, including a handfasting ceremony where we literally “tied the knot”. The idea of community is very important to us and therefore we chose to have a beautiful marriage certificate designed (a hybrid between a quaker marriage certificate and a ketubah) that everyone at the ceremony signed. We really couldn’t have done it without the support and help of our friends and family. They really made the day come together. In addition, we took a group picture of all the wedding guests after the ceremony concluded, all 63 of us!
The reception was in the Museum of Photographic Arts, and it was spectacular. We got to use the photobooth; which was a ton of fun. We had everyone put a photo strip into our guestbook so we will have crazy pictures from all of our friends and family to remember forever. The exhibition that was up during our wedding was a fun and upbeat display about Jazz music that just happened to match our colors perfectly. Everything went smoothly and it was a truly perfect day. Everyone told us that our wedding was the most fun they had ever had at a wedding. We had one surprise up our sleeves and that was our first dance. We had been taking dance lessons in the months before the wedding and had choreographed our first dance to “Brighter Than Sunshine” by Aqualung. We did it flawlessly (for the first time in our dresses!) and blew everyone away. It was exhilarating! We mingled and danced the night away until it was time to go. It’s true what everyone says, it’s gone in a flash, but our wedding day was filled with so many moments that I will never forget.
Emily- My favorite moment was seeing Marcy for the first time before the ceremony. I had no idea what to expect because we had picked out everything that we would each be wearing separately. She was so beautiful; it was a perfect moment where we got so caught up in each other that we forgot other people were there.
Marcy – The first look was out of this world and remains one of my favorite moments out of a whole day of wonderful memories. Overall, I was just so impressed how the many moving pieces came together to make one seamless (to us, at any rate) event. Right when we got engaged, I remember reading wedding blogs where the brides talk about how their one friend is a DJ and the other is a seamstress and so on and I thought “I am a scientist, my friends are scientists, we don’t do weddings” but it turns out that our friends have hidden talents and honored us by contributing so many personal touches to our wedding. My aunt and cousin designed and put together the centerpieces and it was just phenomenal.
I remember being nervous early in the day while getting ready, but after stepping in my wedding dress and then seeing Emily so beautiful in hers, the stress melted away and I felt that I was exactly where I was supposed to be andwas able to relax and enjoy it.