The off and on freezing rain wasn’t going to damper Ben and Allie’s wedding. After a last minute purchase of pashminas for the bridesmaids, the perfect day began.
Skeleton keys, vintage, white, burlap, green & chic all came together to create the perfect setting. Tall lanterns filled with flowers and candles lined the aisle of the beautiful St. Elizabeth of Hungary church, nestled in downtown Denver. As Allie walked toward Ben, his reaction said it all – this was a man in love. Surrounded by family and friends, the couple was married during a beautiful ceremony by Father Pawel, who took a moment to teach Ben a Polish love song – after all, he was marrying into a Polish family.
Following the ceremony, guests worked their way to Mile High Station where they gathered upstairs for an upscale cocktail hour, passed hors ‘doeuvres and a slideshow of Allie and Ben growing up. Once they were asked to make their way to the main level of the venue for dinner, they were awed by guest tables decorated with custom-made table numbers, vases overflowing with flowers, and a room full of candles, which set the perfect mood for the evening. Silk drapes lined the exposed brick walls, old trunks accented the gift table, framed pictures of family members on their wedding days covered the bar counter, keys of various sizes were sprinkled around the room and the monogram that was reflected on the brick wall upstairs also relocated to the center of the dance floor.
The room was full of almost 300 guests and if it hadn’t already been made clear by this point, their smiles and cheers as the couple was introduced to the room made it even more apparent that these people loved and supported the new husband and wife. And with that, the reception began and continued as one-of-a-kind. The toasts were emotional, tear jerking and funny. The first dances were unforgettable. The homemade shot-ski was made famous throughout the night. Allie’s cousin and child-rapper entertained the guests. And, the band – Syndicate kept the dance floor full all night. There were several Polish traditions carried out throughout and everyone was having a great time – especially the new Mr. & Mrs. Koger – who had huge smiles and a twinkle in their eye (they really did!) all night.
Congratulations Ben & Allie on your happily ever after!
Artessa Photography – you never fail at amazing me. These pictures are stunning, thank you for sharing them with us. Click here to see more pictures and click here to see the wedding video produced by Lupher Arts Motion Pictures.
Words from our client : “Thanks a million for all of your help and guidance with all of our plans, etc. for Allie & Ben’s wedding! You certainly made the past months fun and less stressful! We will have to get together again to share the photos, videos & memories of October 6th, 2012!!!” ~Michelle (Mother-of-the-Bride)
The amazing team who pulled it all together:
Wedding Planner, Day-Of Coordination, Vintage Doors, Accent Tables & Table Numbers, Monogram Design, Wedding Collateral (invitations, place cards, menus, programs, etc.) : Ansley Event Design
Ceremony Venue : St Elizabeth of Hungary
Reception Venue : Mile High Station
Band : Syndicate (Starkey Productions)
Cake : Das Meyer
Caterer : Biscuits & Berries
Lighting : Lighting & Design by Scott
Photographer : Artessa Photography
Videographer : Lupher Arts
Officiant : Father Pawel
Florist : Abloom
Ceremony Musicians : Mary Reinker, Molly Reinker & Ginger Cordova
Transportation : Sunset Limo
Bagpiper : Ian Jackson
Room Block : Hotel Monaco