AnnMarie and Richard, Garden of the Gods, CO
When AnnMarie and Richard of Bryan, Texas, began planning their destination wedding, they chose The Club and Retreat at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. They both loved the location for its unmatched mountain scenery in a destination special to them both since AnnMarie had attended college nearby. The result: a picture-perfect celebration for a couple madly in love and excited to continue their life journey together.
For the invitation suite, The Detail Department designed a subtle grey mountain motif that we wove throughout all the paper details of the celebration: from the envelope liners to the welcome bags, reception menus to cocktail napkins. The couple’s choice of grey and white paper with gold and light blue text made an elegant statement throughout each of these elements.
For the intimate ceremony on the resort’s South Patio Lawn, the couple asked guests to add a white rose to a large iron cross constructed in front of the mountain view, and the stunning finished product served as the sole altar décor. The couple’s color scheme of pink, grey, blue, forest green and gold complemented the rich variety of hues in the mountains. Bridesmaids in jeweled grey dresses carried bouquets of pure white to complete the look. As a surprise to the couple, our team at Emily Clarke Events arranged for a local gospel choir to sing at the finish of the ceremony, a delight to the bride, groom and guests alike.
AnnMarie and Richard’s reception was held in the resort’s Grand View Room and Terrace, where our team designed a “fetching” escort card display of white dog bones on an ivy wall as a nod to the bride’s veterinarian career and the couple’s mutual love of animals.
Guests loved dancing the night away in the ornate ballroom with limestone rock walls and floor-to-ceiling windows. For the tablescape, we set clear dishes with a thick gold border on textured tablecloths of red, blue, grey and tan that corresponded beautifully with the colors of the Rockies. As the happy couple left the party, their friends and family showered them with silver streamers, rounding out an all-around memorable occasion for everyone involved.
- Photography: Rachel Havel
- Paper Details: The Detail Department
- Venue: The Club and Retreat at Garden of the Gods
- Videographer: Stelly Weddings
- Floral: Twigs and Posies
- Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals
- Linens: BBJ Linen Rental & La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
- Calligrapher: Nicole Black Calligraphy
- Music: Wash Park Band & Front Range Strings