Denver Wedding from Cori Cook Floral Design + Gaston Photography
October 7, 2011
Classic WeddingsSpring Weddings
When a ballerina gets married, one expects big skirts, lots of drama, and oodles & oodles of ballet pink. This Colorado wedding, the wedding of a former ballerina, is just that. From the gorgeous pink flowers, courtesy of the ever-amazing Cori Cook Floral Design, to the tutu-esque bridesmaid's dresses, every little moment of this wedding, captured by Gaston Photography, is dripping in pretty in pink deets - and I am in swoon-heaven. Seriously, this affair just continues to get prettier in the full image gallery, so click here to see it!

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I have an opportunistic, $5 credit charge minimum to thank for putting me and my husband together. We were in line at a coffee shop - his Americano came only to $2.50, and since he had no cash, he turned around and asked if he could pick up my cappuccino. That was two years ago, and we’ve sipping coffee and sharing our love story ever since.

From the time we started envisioning our wedding, I warned everyone that there would be pink. As a former ballerina, I saw no way around this. I pictured a gown with a full skirt, one that would remind me of the many soft and sweeping tutus I wore in my dancing days. Our wedding was planned for May, so I also knew I wanted to be surrounded by full blossoms of light pink with touches of gray, white, and apple green throughout. I owe many thanks to Cori Cook, my wonderful florist, and Jessica Adler, my talented wedding planner, for making our springtime wedding a beautiful reality.

Our reception venue was an enchanting incongruity in the Rocky Mountain foothills: a Mediterranean Style villa, complete with iron chandeliers, massive wood beams, and an arcade of archways that framed a view of the sunset. We found this setting embraced the soft, romantic elegance we hoped to capture that day.

Our signature cocktail, a pink mojito—did I mention I love pink?—helped ensure that everyone was enjoying themselves. For a special touch, because I collect typewriters, my husband and I decided to use an old Smith-Corona in place of a guest book. Though a few of the guests struggled with it initially, we now have our guests’ best wishes in an entirely unique format…one that includes many a typo!

For additional accents, we used an apple green filigree pattern on the escort cards, table numbers, and as inspiration for the cake design. With this pattern, my invitation designer echoed the layers of my skirt, the flourishes of the bridesmaids’ dresses, and the lush floral arrangements—a conversation starter in and of themselves! We also displayed our parents’ and grandparents’ wedding photographs at a front table in honor of our beloved family members who shaped us into the people we both love and appreciate so much.

Photography: Gaston Photography / Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design / Event Coordination: JA Special Events /Venue: Villa Parker / Catering: Tony Rosacci’s Fine Catering / Cinematography & Photobooth: All Digital / Cake: Elegant Bakery / Rentals:  Events Rents / Transportation: Sunset Limousine / Accomodations:   Marriott Denver South / Wedding Gown Designer: Paloma Blanca / Bridesmaid’s Dress Designer: The Limited