Real Wedding: Natalie and John

You all are going to love this week’s wedding! The bride is an event designer, so of course she’s got plenty of style. The couple planned an amazing modern gray and yellow wedding with fabulous details. I am loving the bridesmaids’ looks and completely head over heals for the awesome reception venue! Detail after detail is stunningly planned and placed and the photos by Rachael Grace complete the beautiful event!

The lovely bride Natalie shares all the details:

I am an event designer for a catering company so naturally when it came to planning my own wedding I had plenty of ideas of what I wanted, but I had even more ideas of what I didn’t want. I didn’t want a cookie cutter ceremony or reception. I wanted every detail of the day to scream who John and I are as individuals as well as a couple.

With the ceremony we wanted every aspect to be personal. We started with a church that my grandparents married in over 60 years ago. Our officiant was my aunt and she tailored a sermon to our relationship and future marriage. The ceremony decor was simple, clean and sophisticated. Our favorite personal touch was the monogramed pom poms people shook as we left the church. We are huge sports fans and we incoorporated that into every area we could.

The reception was were that planning got fun. We chose the colors gray and yellow for a fun and modern feel. The meal was where our style really got to shine. The reception began with a few passed hor d’oeuvre as well as a baseball field crudite created out of wheat grass and meat, cheese and vegetable skewers. We did a 5 course meal including individual cheese plates, roasted baby beet salad, duck, beef and a quad dessert course. Dessert is my favorite so it didn’t stop there. We also had a fudge bar including 6 different kinds of fudge along with a miniature 3 tier wedding cake (for cutting purposes) and a groom’s cake shaped like the World Series Trophy.

Apart from the food we had a photo booth, a great dj and plenty of alcohol. We did only a few diy projects. These included the backdrop to the head table made from fabric and foam boards. It was pretty simple in theory but it took my Brother in Law who was a metalergical engineer to figure out how to hang and get level. We also had diy menus and meet the maids and men cards. I also created escort card boards with “Find Your Seat and Bon Apetit” denotion as well as fudge labels.

Weddings are a ton of work. Each component took time planning as well as executing and in 6 short months our lives were completely consumed. However, we loved every minute of the day. We love each other and love the effort we put into celebrating that love and the decision to stay together forever.

Photographer | Rachael Grace Photography

Ceremony Location | First Baptist Church

Reception Venue | Mile High Station

Event Planner | Cloud 9 Weddings & Paper

Caterer | The Food Guy

Floral Designer | Statice Floral

Cake Designer | The Makery Cake Company

Dress Store | Blue Bridal Boutique

DJ | The DJ Guy

Lighting | Lighting & Design by Scott Hittelman