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Bohemian Peacock Wedding | Denver Botanic Gardens Woodland Mosaic Solarium

September 24, 2014

I have a beautiful Denver bohemian wedding which took place in a gorgeous garden setting to share on the journal today. When I first met Natasha & Cash at the Gypsy House Cafe I was struck by how well they seemed to fit together. Some couples just have that feel to them where they just melt into each other when they are close. But it wasn’t just a physical sense that they belonged together. I think they would tell you that they are both a little offbeat and they totally accept each other for who they are. It’s really cool to see that kind of loving approval between two people. And now they’ve officially melded their two families together.

They got married on a gorgeous sunny day at the Denver Botanic Gardens. In the two days before their wedding Denver had a weird cold snap and by Saturday it seemed like the entire city had decided they better check out the Chihuly exhibit at the gardens while the sun was shining. Natasha & Cash visit the gardens often and we had made a plan to walk around the gardens and Cheesman park for some photos before the ceremony started. I wish I could have that much time to create beautiful photos for my clients on every wedding day. They rented the beautiful green solarium in the Woodland Mosaic Garden for their intimate ceremony and the always fantastic Reverend Kim Tavendale presided over the nuptials. It was a short and sweet ceremony and after we finished the formal photos with the family we all headed over to Trattoria Stella’s restaurant on Colfax Avenue. It was really a lovely and laid back affair and Natasha & Cash were able to enjoy cocktail hour with all of their guests since we had finished their photos earlier. The beautiful multicolored glass decor at Stella’s helped add to their peacock jewel-toned bohemian theme too. It was one of the most romantic and magical weddings that I’ve had the pleasure of photographing in my career!

Natasha’s bohemian wedding dress and look was perfect for a Denver bohemian wedding. She wore a beautiful off the shoulder lace dress and a lovely flower crown with peacock colors woven into it. And she let her pretty long hair hang loose too. They incorporated a handfasting ritual into their ceremony which I also felt went really well with their bohemian wedding theme too.

Denver bohemian wedding in green solarium at Denver Botanic Gardens
Bohemian wedding ceremony in Denver Garden
Beautiful boho wedding in Denver Colorado
Denver bohemian wedding in green garden solarium at Denver Botanic Gardens

Once the status is updated on Facebook it’s even more official;)

Handfasting ritual for a wedding ceremony at a Denver Bohemian Wedding
Pretty Bohemian wedding in Denver at Denver Botanic Gardens

My favorite!

Romantic wedding photo at a Denver Bohemian Wedding in a garden setting

It was so crowded we really only had the chance to photograph with this Chihuly sculpture that day.

Pretty Denver Bohemian Wedding in the Gardens with Chihuly Sculpture backdrop
Pretty bohemian garden wedding with bride wearing flower crown
Beautiful boho wedding portrait in a garden in Denver
Colorful Bohemian Wedding in Denver Garden
Denver bohemian wedding in a garden venue in Colorado
Beautiful bohemian wedding rings at a garden wedding in Denver

Cash and Natasha have a special key for the back gate so that they can get in and out at the Denver Botanic Gardens more easily!

Denver bohemian wedding with portrait at Cheesman Park
Beautiful peacock colored wedding hair floral crown for a bohemian wedding in Denver

How awesome is it that the painted wall outside of Tony P’s restaurant matched their colors so well?

Denver bohemian wedding with pretty purple colors for peacock theme
Pretty table decor for a Denver bohemian wedding with peacock colors
Denver bohemian wedding at a local restaurant

Loved that they used this little charm on the bouquet since they quoted the Velveteen Rabbit at the ceremony.

Purple colors at a Denver Bohemian Garden Wedding
Groom wearing a casual look with vest at his Denver bohemian wedding in Colorado
Beautiful offbeat bohemian bride wearing off the shoulder wedding gown and flower crown
Boho bride wearing a flower crown in a garden in Denver Colorado


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  1. Amber Aileen says:

    Oh my word, these are amazing! I love everything about this wedding. The colors are stunning, and this couple looks insanely in love with each other! That green ceremony site is magical!!

  2. Looks awesome! And what a cool venue! Pictures are stunning too- everything looks fantastic 🙂

  3. Looks awesome! And what a cool venue! Pictures are stunning too- everything looks fantastic 🙂

  4. Bonnie says:

    Wow, these are just stunning. What a fun looking couple! I love the colors and all the details.

  5. I love this wedding! It looks like so much fun, and you can tell from your images how in love they are. Fabulous shoot!

  6. Wow, loving these photos! you have a really special talent! love the colors you achieve.