Mark and Ramon had to postpone their wedding because of Covid. But it was serendipitous because it meant their new wedding date kicked off Pride month which could not have been more perfect for this couple. They were so excited about throwing a big Denver gay wedding!
Mark and Ramon got ready at the magnolia Hotel in Denver, in separate suites with their close friends. Both Mark and Ramon have a wonderful network of good friends and the atmosphere in both spaces was light hearted, loving, supportive and full of laughter and an awesome playlist. Throughout the day we called them team Mark and team Ramon.
Their sense of style was evident from the start with the amazing floral patterned shirts of the wedding party and Mark and Ramon‘s stylish teal and blue wedding suits.
Before we left the hotel we did a first look with Mark and Ramon and their five-year-old niece Ruby, who they have been raising together for the last two years. The emotional first look brought everyone to tears.
Then we headed out of the hotel and headed to the Denver Art Museum where the architecture of the building was the perfect backgrounds for the modern and colorful style of the wedding party. And as a bonus there was a kick ass rainbow wall on the side of the art museum which made for some phenomenally colorful pride portraits.
Then it was time to head to Blanc where their wedding ceremony would take place in front of the apple trees.
The 100 guests that came to celebrate with Mark and Ramon were a testament to the beautiful relationship that these two have built. With support from all angles, there was no shortage of tears during the ceremony, from either the grooms or the guests. Their vows were emotional and deep with just the right touch of humor from each.
My favorite part of the ceremony was seeing them skip their way down the aisle blowing kisses to their guests as they gleefully laughed that they were now husbands.
Their cocktail reception showed off stylish food, good music, and signature cocktails. They left plenty of time for mingling with their guests, and put a lot of effort into creating an atmosphere that would feel comfortable, welcoming, and fun for everyone who attended.
For dessert, Mark designed a hanging platform for their cake, which was made by the fabulous Pie Queen of Denver. Aside from looking amazing, the cake and miniature pies were some of the best desserts I have had in a very long time.
After dinner, it was time to hit the dance floor. I only wish I could’ve stayed longer to capture the electric energy on the dance floor, which was backed by an amazing tribute to the 1990s and 2000s party music, Including lots by Ramon‘s favorite artist Christina Aguilera (sidenote, Mark and Ramon got engaged on stage at a Christina Aguilera concert!)
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