Chatfield Botanic Gardens Wedding | J + C

Jaclyn + Charlie’s Chatfield Botanic Gardens wedding was one for the books!  Somehow, we managed to escape this crazy Colorado rain for the majority of the day, until the skies opened up and poured just after the ceremony.  Other than that, the day went off without a hitch, and I’m super excited to show you some of my most cherished images from their day!

These two are a truly fun couple.  They both work in education, so we hit it off right away, as I used to teach high school French for five years.  We first met at the Rooster + Moon café in the Golden Triangle, and I remember liking both of them immediately.  You could totally tell that they were incredibly head-over-heels for each other, and aside from that, that they were just genuine, good people.

Congratulations again to Jaclyn + Charlie on their Colorado wedding!  I’m so glad I could spend the day with you two + your closest, most important humans.  Take a look at some of my favorite photos from their Chatfield Botanic Gardens wedding.  Thank you for stopping by the blog!

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Chatfield Botanic Gardens Wedding | Vendors involved

Venue: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield | Floral: Ladybird Poppy | Makeup: Pretty Bride Shop | Hair: It’s Natural | Coordinator: Help Me Coordinate | Dress: Robert Bullock for Little White Dress | Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cake | Seamstress: The Wedding Seamstress | Officiant: Brother of the bride | DJ: Play Anything | Wedding bands: Kay Jeweler’s | Engagement ring: Jared | Catering: Rocky Mountain Catering | Save-the-dates: Minted | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids’ and groomsmen attire: Personal choice | Headpiece: DIY (made by a family friend) from the bride’s grandmother’s church hat

Mini-interview with the bride, Jaclyn

What was the favorite part of your wedding day?
I absolutely loved our ceremony. My brother, our officiant, and I wrote it together, but he added in some personal touches that he did not share with us until we were standing at the altar. Charlie used a sports metaphor (“a championship marriage”) for his vows that was unexpected but still so him. The whole thing was beautiful and personal, the perfect way to start our marriage.

What was your favorite thing to design/plan?
Charlie and I didn’t have a wedding planner so we designed pretty much everything. I loved doing all of our DIY projects together because it gave us a chance to be creative together and spend time doing something fun during a potentially stressful time. It ended up raining during our reception so some of the things we made did not get used, but we have the memories of making them forever.

If you could give one piece of advice to other brides who are planning their weddings, what would it be and why?
I think I did two things during planning that allowed me to have a great wedding. First, I gave myself a lot of time. Charlie and I were engaged for a year and a half which gave us the chance to spread out the planning so we were never overwhelmed. Second, when it came down to it I had to accept that I couldn’t control everything and focus on the purpose of the day which was marrying my husband.

Where did you go for your honeymoon? What was the best part?
We went to a Sandals resort in St. Lucia for our honeymoon. It was amazing! I think the best part was a snorkeling trip we took off the coast of the island. Charlie and I were able to experience it for the first time together and it is another great memory we share.

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