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1950’s Vintage Styled Wedding at Mile High Station in Denver Colorado

September 12, 2012

Old School 50’s Theme Wedding in Colorado

I have the coolest 50’s theme wedding to share on the journal today.  Bryn & Brian’s wedding on Saturday was such a unique mix of soft feminine style mixed with an open-concept warehouse space.  Their attention to detail really helped make this one of the most stylish and distinctive weddings I’ve had the chance to photograph.  Really, I loved everything about their wedding.  Bryn’s beautiful dress with that amazing open back was really something special and then she paired it with the most gorgeous veil.  Her mom put together the largest, most awesome 50’s theme wedding candy bar with a ton of old school flair.  And it wasn’t just any candy bar, it was full of vintage brands of candy including candy cigarettes which I haven’t seen anywhere since I was a kid.  They also had dozens and dozens of tiny little black typewriters to hold all of their escort cards.  However, the thing that really made this 50’s theme wedding perfect was definitely the fact that they hired a real live Frank Sinatra impersonator who looked just like him!  All night long he was singing classic songs and entertaining the guests with his Sinatra style antics.  Really, I could go on and on about what a fabulous job they did with their decor and their theme, but we all know that this stuff is secondary to the wedding and the act of marriage itself.  And they certainly did not disappoint in that department.  Bryn’s heartfelt vows with the sweetest tremble in her voice could melt even the Grinch’s heart and Brian’s vow to provide her with handsome hispanic babies put a smile on everyone’s face.

Bryn & Brian,

Bravo on a real classy shindig!  You two are perfect together.  I also just realized that even your honeymoon (Vegas) fits in with your wedding. (I’m slow! haha)  Enjoy both the pooltime and the great Canadian Outdoors too and we’ll all see you you again soon!

April

Venue: Mile High Station

Bridal Gown Designer: Justin Alexander http://www.justinalexanderbridal.com/

Dress Shop: Little White Dress 

Shoes: Nina http://ninashoes.com/

Jewelry: Rings from Ben Bridge http://www.benbridge.com/  The rest of Bryn’s jewelry was borrowed.

Veil: Love Veils http://loveveils.com/

Hair & Makeup: Vince Varia at d-Tangle Salon (an old family friend) http://www.d-tangle.com/

Bridesmaids Dresses: JCrew http://www.jcrew.com/wedding.jsp

Bridesmaids Jewelry: Banana Republic http://bananarepublic.gap.com/

Suits: Men’s Wearhouse http://www.menswearhouse.com/

Officiant: Bryn’s brother, Justin Samuelson  (Bryn and Brian solemnized their own vows)

Frank Sinatra: Derek Evilsizor http://www.franksinatrasite.com/

Candy Bar: Shelley Samuelson (Bryn’s mom) created the entire candy bar with candy purchased from Lola’s Sugar Rush in downtown Littleton http://www.lolassugarrush.com/store/

Florist: Newberry Brothers http://www.newberrybrothers.com/

Cake: Cakeheads http://cakeheadsbakery.com/ (The topper was purchased at Michaels)

Caterer: Biscuits & Berries http://www.biscuitsandberries.com/

DJ: The DJ Guy http://www.djguy.biz/

Programs, Escort Cards, & other signage were all DIY

Mini Typewriter Escort Card Holders: Wedding Star http://www.weddingstar.com/

Transportation: Jay’s Valet http://www.jaysvalet.com/

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Vintage Hair Piece for a 50's theme wedding in Denver Isn’t this just the prettiest?

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Classic B&W Groom Portrait at a 50's theme wedding in Denver Getting Ready at the Curtis Hotel

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1950's theme wedding for an urban celebration in Denver Colorado

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Denver Wedding Photographer I love how unique Bryn’s dress is.

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Denver Wedding Photographer Bryn’s brother and his wife prepare for the ceremony

Denver Wedding Photographer Bryn’s mom helps her with her lovely veil

Denver Wedding photographer So, I came across the ringbearer in this position before the wedding. I have no idea if he was pouting or if he was just visualizing his walk down the aisle but either way it’s pretty cute:)

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Frank Sinatra Impersonator at a 50's Theme Wedding in Denver Haha, I love this one:) Brian with Frank Sinatra

Stylish Wedding Portraits at a 50's Theme Wedding in Denver Colorado The rundown urban areas around Mile High Station make for some great groomsman portraits

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Colorado Wedding Photographer Everyone watches as the bride emerges from the balcony

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1950's theme wedding indoors in Denver CO I love it when grooms smile big at their pretty brides when they walk down the aisle:)

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Denver Wedding photographer What a cool place for a wedding!

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Denver Wedding photographer I love all of the soft pastel colors in this one

Denver Wedding Photographer This one cracks me up so much. I love how mad he looks. Those damn fools in love right?!

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Denver Wedding Photographer Awwww:)

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Denver Wedding Photographer Well done Shelley!

Denver Wedding photographer Yummmmmm! I will definitely have to pick up some candy cigarettes from Lola’s.

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Denver Wedding Photographer Flash mob!

Denver Wedding Photographer The dramatic end to the flash mob dance:)

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Denver Wedding Photographer There’s Ol’ Blue Eyes himself:)

Denver Wedding Photographer Silhouette Cake from Cakeheads Bakery

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Cool 1950's Theme Wedding in Denver Colorado

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Denver Wedding Photographer This guy could really dance!

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Denver Wedding Photographer Mile High Station right after Sunset

Stylish 50's Theme Wedding with Mint Green Wall at Mile High Station Fave!

Check out the WEDDINGS area of my site for more information about wedding photography.

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  1. Jackie says:

    What a fantastic idea for a wedding theme! These pictures made me smile. They will cherish these forever! You did a great job capturing the mood of everything. I really love how they had the whole floor for the first dance while everyone stood up above. Too cool!!!

  2. Wow! These are all amazing! I have been following your work for years and you are just so good at what you do! Looks like such a fun wedding! Great work!

  3. Jaidean says:

    Looks like such a fun wedding! Love all the details and what a cool location!! Beautiful work!

  4. reena giola says:

    I just love how you capture all of the little details. I so enjoy your wedding photography. She is such a beautiful bride and her dress is gorgeous! I love the first dance and how everyone is up on the balcony!

  5. Jackie says:

    These are fabulous!! I Love the one with the colorful wall and the sunflare, wonderful work!

  6. Stacie says:

    These are just gorgeous. What a stunning wedding.

  7. Kori says:

    Another gorgeous wedding! You are amazing April!

  8. LOVE this wedding. And if that isn’t the coolest candy bar I have ever seen!!!

  9. Wow. Again, wow! You are the wedding master. These are stunning.

  10. Susannah Frank says:

    April, can’t thank you enough for doing such GORGEOUS work for my friends. Thanks!

  11. Tami says:

    Ooh, love these. I really like the groomsmen with the beers.

  12. Alexis says:

    These are beautiful! SO many emotions in just one post. Love their style;)