Urban Denver Wedding | Courtney and Ryan

We’ve been looking forward to Courtney and Ryan’s urban Denver Wedding for almost a year.  We first  met them at the 1st Denver Big Fake Wedding last year and photographed their engagement last October in Genesee Park.  Then it was time to sit back and wait for their wedding day!

Courtney and Ryan met on match.com almost 4 years ago and have built a life together in Denver that includes a new addition to their family, an adorable puppy named Berkeley that they picked up several days after their wedding.

The two of them got ready in downtown Denver before hopping on a party bus with their bridal party and family to head to Civic Center Park for portraits.  We could not have asked for a better location for portraits and the architecture paired perfectly with Courtney’s unique dress by Hayley Paige.

Then it was time to head to blanc, a newer wedding venue in Denver that features white-washed walls, exposed brick, fantastic landscaping, and the most amazing industrial feel.   In front of about 100 of their family and friends, they pledged to spend their life supporting, loving, and appreciating each other.

Courtney and Ryan, it has been an amazing year getting to know the two of you and we wish you a lifetime of love and  happiness.  Hope you had an amazing time in Telluride!

badgley mischka royal blue wedding heels with crystals at blanc Denver wedding by Denver Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate PhotographerCourtney had been dying to wear her pair of gorgeous Badgley Mischka shoes for months and couldn’t wait to break them out on her wedding day.

diamond engagement ring at blanc Denver wedding by Denver Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate PhotographerHayley from Hayley Styles did Courtney’s elegant undo and Heather Baker did the flawless make-up of all of the girls.

bride getting ready on wedding day in downtown Denver at blanc Denver wedding by Denver Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate PhotographerI love the spots we found to photograph Courtney’s amazing architectural dress from Hayley Paige.
architectural Hayley Paige wedding dress at blanc Denver wedding by Denver Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographerarchitectural Hayley Paige wedding dress at blanc Denver wedding by Denver Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographergroom tying bow tie before wedding at blanc Denver wedding by Denver Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate PhotographerLace and Lillies provided the soft neutral bouquets with pops of jewel toned purples.

purple, ivory, and green bridal bouquet at blanc Denver wedding by Boulder Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate PhotographerThe excitement on Courtney’s face as they zipped up her dress said it all.

bride getting into wedding dress at blanc Denver wedding by Boulder Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate PhotographerBefore heading to Civic Center Park for portraits, Courtney did a first look with her dad and then one with Ryan.bride and father first look in downtown Denver at blanc Denver wedding by Boulder Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographerbride and groom first look in downtown Denver at blanc Denver wedding by Boulder Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographerbride and groom and wedding party Civic Center Park before blanc Denver wedding by Boulder Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate PhotographerLace and Lillies magic again.  The colors perfectly complimented the deep navy dresses that Courtney’s bridesmaids wore.purple and ivory bridal party bouquets at blanc Denver wedding by Boulder Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographergroom and groomsmen in grey suits with bow ties at civic center part before blanc Denver wedding by Boulder Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate PhotographerThen it was time for Ryan and Courtney to relax and take some portraits together.  The architecture at Civic Center Park was such a perfect backdrop.

bride and groom take photos at civic center park before blanc Denver wedding by Boulder Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographerbride and groom wedding day photos at Civic Center Park before blanc Denver wedding by Boulder Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographerbride and groom portrait in Civic Center Park before blanc Denver wedding by Denver Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographerintimate bride and groom natural wedding photo at Civic Center Park by Colorado Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographerromantic bride and groom portrait in Civic Center park before blanc Denver wedding by Colorado Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate PhotographerCivic Center wedding portrait in front of Denver Capitol Building before blanc Denver wedding by Colorado Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate PhotographerThen it was time to head to blanc to chill before the ceremony. Despite a few sprinkles, the weather held and the outdoor ceremony went off without a hitch. wedding details on patio at blanc Denver wedding by Colorado Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographergroom waiting for bride at alter during ceremony at blanc Denver wedding by Colorado Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographerfather of bride hugs bride at alter before wedding ceremony at blanc Denver wedding by Boulder Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographermodern wedding ceremony at blanc Denver wedding by Blanc Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate PhotographerHusband and Wife!bride and groom excited to be husband and wife at blanc Denver wedding by Blanc Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographercolorful summer cocktail hour details at blanc Denver wedding by Blanc Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographerbride and groom and ring bearer at blanc Denver wedding by Blanc Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate PhotographerLace and Lillies provided the garland that graced the ceremony space and the head table inside blanc.  And how awesome are the bare hanging bulbs accenting the center table? Relish catering provided the amazing spread of food, inspired by the location of Ryan and Courtney’s first three dates (Lola’s, Protos, and Gov’s Park).

modern wedding reception details with greenery and Edison light bulbs at blanc Denver wedding by Blanc Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographermodern menu and place settings at blanc Denver wedding by Blanc Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographermodern and minimalist wedding ceremony details with Edison light bulbs at blanc Denver wedding by Blanc Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate PhotographerAfter dinner, hilarious and heartfelt toasts were given by both family and friends.
toasts at wedding reception at blanc Denver wedding by Blanc Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate PhotographerThen Ryan and Courtney shared their first dance under the market light on the patio, before having an ice cream tasting.  Courtney really hates cake, but loves ice cream, so they brought the Sweet Cow Ice Cream truck to the party!  Sweet Cow made Courtney’s favorite flavor, Fruity Pebbles, just for the wedding, and also brought along a selection of their specialties–including the most amazing Peach Sorbet I’ve ever tasted.  I think I had three servings!bride and groom first dance under market lights on the patio at blanc Denver wedding by Blanc Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate Photographerwedding day sorbet and ice cream from ice cream truck at blanc Denver wedding by Blanc Wedding Photographer Jennie Crate PhotographerThen it was back inside for a full-fledged dance party led by Elite DJ!

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Other vendors involved with this amazing wedding:
Day of Coordinator: Amber, Save the Date Events
Lighting Design: Lighting and Design by Scott

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16 Comments

  1. I love everything about this wedding! It has such an amazing modern vibe, and her dress is stunning! Great job capturing this beautiful day!

  2. Holy Wow this is just all kinds of awesome!! Love everything about the wedding, locations for portraits, blanc (the best!) and hello? I’m not even a shoe girl but those are Ah-MAZ-ing! Stunning photographs filled with so much joy! Congratulations to the lovely couple!!

  3. Wow, did you capture some awesome moments between the couple and their friends and family! Amazing use of the city scape and grabbing their personalities in the photos!

  4. I love the images you captured showing their pure joy! Her dress might be the coolest I’ve ever seen – it’s so unique.

  5. This looks like the most amazing wedding and party ever, but I probably say that about every wedding you photograph haha!

  6. Jennie & Heather – these are beautiful!! Love all the details & that venue!? Oh and I loved how the dress is just hanging out in the street. No big! :) Great work!

  7. Wow. What an amazing wedding. I love all the sweet moments you captured and I also love all the details and her dress is GORGEOUS.

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