I met Ashley almost a year ago while waiting in line for permits at the Denver County Building. It happened to be the one day that the computer system was down and it was a mess. I was also hugely pregnant and the only place to sit was the floor. She was determined to book the Cheeseman Pavilion as it had the perfect backdrop for her vision, a wedding with vintage and romantic touches with tones of pinks and plum and a bit of an English feel.

May rolled around and Ashley and Andy’s wedding was my first venture back into the world after Finnegan was born. It was a beautiful, almost 90 degree day, and the backdrop could not have been more perfect. The Cheeseman Pavilion is truly a stunning venue and while there are some interesting challenges to holding your ceremony in a public park, the payoff is beautiful as you can see in the pictures.  I may have had to kindly ask a few dancers to move out and there might have been a man on a pogo-stick (really who owns a pogo-stick) that bounced like Tigger through the ceremony background, but it was truly beautiful. The lush green trees against the pale white marble of the Pavilion set the perfect backdrop for Ashley & Andy’s regal ceremony.

After the ceremony, guests were treated to an amazing dinner party at Maggiano’s Little Italy in downtown Denver.  With the intimate guest list and a warm and inviting space, the dinner was beautiful. Tables were decorated with antique books from the bride’s grandmother’s collection and vintage pink flowers in milk glass with candlelight setting the mood, it was truly a special night.

Ashley & Andy, I enjoyed getting to know you both and I had a blast sitting with your family at the reception. You two were a blast and I wish you the best in the years to come!

Now for some pictures – Amanda Forbes Photography captured everything from the day in stunning, timeless images that will forever be cherished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley’s vintage, romantic bouquet featured peonies, garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, stock and eucalyptus.