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August 19, 2016   •   Filed in Denver Weddings, Summer

All-America-Selections Garden Wedding | Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado

I
met Erin many years ago when we were both roller derby skaters for Rocky Mountain Rollergirls. She's since moved on from skating, but she's an incredibly athletic person and does more running than I could ever dream of doing. She runs so many races and marathons that I can't even keep track of it. Almost every summer she and her girlfriends spend days in a van taking turns running across the mountains of Colorado. She's a super hero athlete and also super sweet too which is why I was so happy to hear that she met Aaron. They are such a great match and not just because they basically have the same name;) It's awesome to see her so comfortable in his arms. Despite the hot temperatures, their wedding day was absolutely gorgeous. We started off with hair and make up at the Oxford Club Spa & Salon before moving on the the Crawford Hotel suite where Aaron and his buddies got dressed before leaving the room for Erin and her gals to use after. The Cooper Lounge was nice enough to allow us to use their bar space for their first look and a few portraits before heading over to the Denver Botanic Gardens on York Street. Denver Botanic Gardens has redesigned one of their wedding spaces called the All-America-Selections Garden which is where the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner took place. It's a really nice location with a very modern style overhead covering to keep guests from baking in the heat and nice and open on all sides to enjoy the gardens. I particularly liked the water lilies found on the edges of the space. After dinner, the party moved indoors to the Gates Hall and Gates Garden Court where the dancing and merrymaking continued throughout the evening.
Event Details
Venue
Denver Botanic Gardens All-America Selections Garden for Ceremony & Dinner + Gates Hall and Gates Courtyard for Reception
Hair & Make up
Hotel
Crawford Hotel Located inside Union Station in downtown Denver
First Look Location
Cooper Lounge Located on 2nd floor of Union Station
Officiants
Elizabether Fischer & Rob Johnstone Friends of the Bride and Groom
Ceremony Musicians
Bridal Gown
Caterer
Florist
The Ruffly Rose Old South Pearl Street Denver, CO
Lighting Design
Transportation
Chandelier hangs at the Oxford Club Salon and Spa as the bride gets her hair done in Denver Colorado
Bridesmaid make up at Oxford Club Salon and Spa in Denver Colorado
Cute red head flower girl spins around on a salon chair at the Oxford Club Salon and Spa in Denver Colorado
Bridesmaid hair at Oxford Club Salon and Spa in Denver Colorado
Groom gets dressed in the hotel suite at Crawford Hotel in Denver Colorado
Groom gets help with his boutonnierre from Ruffly Fose at Crawford Hotel in Denver, CO
Pretty detail photos of the pale pink and white flowers from the Ruffly Rose at the Crawford Hotel at a wedding in Denver CO
Denver Colorado summer wedding bouquet with pale pink and white flowers with greenery at Crawford Hotel suite in Union Station
Groom's boutonierre created by Ruffly Rose at the Crawford Hotel in Denver, CO
Pretty jeweled white high heels at a Denver wedding at Crawford Hotel in Denver CO
Bride gets help with her dress from her bridesmaid at Crawford Hotel suite inside Union Station in Denver Colorado
Pretty blonde bride preps for her wedding day in the hotel suite at Crawford Hotel in Union Station in Denver CO
Bridemaid helps bride with her dress at Crawford Hotel in Denver Colorado's Union Station
Bride puts on her shoes at the Crawford Hotel in Denver Colorado's Union Station
Bride in a tea length BHLDN dress and large pale pink bouquet walks up to her groom at the Cooper Lounge for their wedding day first look in Union Station Denver Colorado
Wedding day portraits at the Cooper Lounge inside Union Station in Denver Colorado
Cute cuddly wedding day portrait on a gold velvet couch at the Cooper Lounge inside Union Station in Denver Colorado
Individual bride and groom portraits inside the Cooper Lounge in Union Station Denver Colorado
Bridesmaids in pale pink dresses pose with the bride in her BHLDN Dress at Cooper Lounge in Denver Colorado
Wedding party group photo at the Cooper lounge in Union Station in Denver Colorado
A nice happy portrait of a bride and groom at the Cooper Lounge inside historic Union Station in Denver Colorado
A group of groomsmen hang out in the Terminal Bar area of Union Station in Denver, CO before the wedding ceremony at Denver Botanic Gardens
Casual portrait at Terminal Bar in Union Station Denver Colorado wedding day
B&W portrait of bride and groom in front of the vintage woodland mosaic solarium at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Beautiful Denver Botanic Gardens Woodland Mosaic Solarium wedding portrait on a sunny day at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Beautiful sunny wedding day portrait in front of Circle gate at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Pretty romantic wedding day portrait with greenery at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Denver Botanic Gardens Wedding Ceremony at All America Selections Garden in Colorado
Walking down the aisle with parents at Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Wedding in the All America Selections Garden
Newly redesigned All America Selections Garden Wedding Ceremony at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Wedding Ceremony at the All America Selections Garden in Denver Colorado
Happy bride during outdoor wedding ceremony at Denver Botanic Gardens All America Selections Garden in Colorado
Wedding vows at the All America Selections Garden in Colorado at Denver Botanic Gardens
Outdoor wedding vows during ceremony in the All America Selections Garden in Denver Colorado
New All America Selections Garden wedding ceremony at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Wedding ceremony outdoors in the All America Selections Garden in Colorado at Denver Botanic Gardens
First kiss wedding ceremony outdoors at the Denver Botanic Gardens All America Selections Garden in Colorado
Signing the marriage license at Denver Botanic Gardens at the All America Selections Garden in Colorado
Marriage License signing on a sunny day at the All America Selections Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens wedding in Colorado
Wedding formal portraits near the All America Selections Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Pretty water garden next to the All America Selections Garden Wedding Reception Dinner at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Beautiful white lily on blue water at Denver Botanic Gardens next to the All America Selections Garden in Colorado
Pretty white and green wedding reception set up at the All America Selections Garden in Denver Colorado
All America Selections Garden Wedding Reception Dinner set up with tables on a summer day in Colorado at Denver Botanic Gardens
Light up LOVE sign letters at Denver Botanic Gardens at the All America Selections Garden in Colorad
Bar signage with signature cocktails at an outdoor wedding at Denver Botanic Gardens on a summer wedding day in Colorado
Cheza String Quartet entertain cocktail hour guests at Denver Botanic Gardens at the All America Selections Garden in Colorado
Wedding portraits in white flowers at the All America Selections Garden in Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Beautiful wedding day portrait in a bright and colorful garden at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Sunset wedding portrait at the Monet Water lily garden at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Wedding Toasts at sunset at the All America Selections Garden in Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado during summer
Wedding speeches and toasts during summer at the All America Selections Garden with twinkle lights at Denver Botanic Gardens
Bride and groom pose in front of the pretty twinkle lights in the tent at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Aaron and his cousins have a fun family tradition where they vote on who gets to keep the "Cousin of the Year" award every time they are able to get together.
Cousins from a family vote for their family tradition of Cousin of the year award at a Denver Botanic Gardens wedding in Colorado
Bride and groom dance together at their wedding reception inside Gates Hall at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
This bridesmaid's reception footwear is on point and a much flashier version of switching into flats:)
Light up tennis shoes on a bridesmaid at Gates Courtyard  at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Fun wedding floor dancing photos at Gates Hall at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Fun dance floor photos at a wedding at Denver Botanic Gardens at Gates Hall in Colorado
Bride tosses her bouquet to her one single friend at Denver Botanic Gardens at Gates Hall in Colorado
Fun dance floor wedding photos at Gates Hall at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Bride and dad and groom and mom dance together at Denver Botanic Gardens at Gates Hall in Colorado
Love this one! There should be more twinkle lights in the world:)
Bride in a tea length BHLDN gown pses for a portrait in front of the twinkle lights with her groom at Denver Botanic Gardens at their summer wedding in Colorado
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