Ellen and Ben’s Wynkoop Brewery wedding was definitely one for the books. First, I have to talk about Ellen and Ben – who are basically the coolest people ever. They have welcomed me into their lives as a friend and their photographer and I am so grateful! Their engagement session at The Wizard’s Chest in Denver is still one of the most visited blog posts of all time here. What I love most about Ellen and Ben is they aren’t afraid to just be who they are, and they’re definitely some of the most authentic people I’ve had the pleasure of working with!
They incorporated all sorts of awesome nerdiness into their wedding. The ceremony was held in a friend’s backyard where they had a little bit of Dr. Seuss as a reading. Ellen wore EPIC Star Wars shoes. Ben and all the groomsmen had little lego men on their boutonnieres. Ellen’s brooch bouquet was also amazing and I kind of fell in love with photographing it on this beautiful antique silver tray. Ellen’s dress? Don’t even get me freakin’ started…light pink ombre FOR THE WIN! Ellen’s amazing veil and makeup were done by The Pretty Bride Shop. The owner, Nicole is one of my favorite wedding industry peeps and I can’t recommend her enough to my clients.
Once the ceremony was finished, we took a few photos and headed over to Wynkoop Brewery for some celebrating! I was able to hear some amazing (and emotional) speeches by their mothers. Ben’s mom had a purple streak in her hair by the way – which I am a huge fan of! Since these two are really into table top gaming they had a little table top game as a favor for their guests. Each table was labeled after one of their favorite nerd locations. The head table was the Shire, but I’m pretty sure Ellen did that just for me because she knows what a huge LOTR fan I am!
I always feel incredibly lucky to work with people like these two, who own their nerdiness and aren’t afraid to show it. Hopefully I can get back into some table top gaming in the future with them if they’ll have me! Congrats to Ellen and Ben!
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