This wedding day was incredible from start to finish.  Starting with the love of family and friends as they prepped in their downtown Denver townhouse – to the moment that Erik first saw his bride, sunlight streaming between pine branches and tears in their eyes as they stood on the shaded lawn of Cheesman Park.

Later, after they were wed, the three of us would walk through the botanic gardens, surrounded by blooms, manicured trees, and waterfall mist.  In the late afternoon sun, Ruthie & Erik’s joy was contagious.  Their love for each other outshining even the beauty of the gardens.

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, we joined the reception and in a pavilion surrounded by dahlia’s and roses, we celebrated. Really celebrated.  Square dancing lessons, much laughter, the most memorable father-daughter dance (she surprised him with a live playing of their favorite Van Halen song), and a run through cheering guests and waving glow sticks to top it all of.  It was truly an incredible celebration for an incredible couple!

Ruthie & Erik,

Thank you for letting me join you on this incredible day! Even though we met for the first time on your wedding day, I felt like we were long-time friends!  Thank you for being so welcoming and warm to me and Niki.  Together you two are a force for love and good in this world and you’re making it a brighter place – One smile at a time!  Love & Appreciation, ~M



Ceremony Venue: St. Patrick Presbyterian Church

Reception Venue: Denver Botanic Gardens

Catering & Bartending: Rocky Mountain Catering

Florist: Heather Young

Ceremony Music: Joel Ansett, Joy Montenegro

Wedding Coordinator: Gabby Leavitt

Sound System: PSI