Venue: Chatfield Botanic Gardens - Prairie Garden CanopyHotel: Warwick Denver Cake and pie: Azucar Bakery Wedding day coordinator: Serendipity Events DJ: Paul Ijames Florist: A Design Resource Wedding dress: Emma and Grace bridal salon Videographer: Jeff the Video Guy Groom and groomsmen outfits: Men's Wearhouse and Etsy. Bridal jewelry, veil, and shoes: Etsy
How did you meet each other? We met when Ellen moved to Denver in 1995 and started 3rd grade at Our Lady of Fatima School, where Matt also attended. We went on to go to high school together and started dating after we had an art class together junior year. We continued to date during our time at CSU and had 11 years as a couple full of fun and adventures leading up to our wedding!
Do you have any advice for future couples? Our advice to future couples as they plan their weddings is to make sure to find some time to enjoy the small moments. Everyone always comments on how quickly your wedding day will fly by, and it is totally true! Take a moment to enjoy all your hard work and soak in the happiness of the day.
Where did you go on your honeymoon? We went to the beautiful country of Belize for our honeymoon. We both love to scuba dive and Hamanasi, our resort near the village of Hopkins, had the perfect mix of diving and other fun excursions. We went "cave tubing" which involved floating and swimming through an amazing river/cave system used by the Mayans. We also went on a beautiful hike through the rainforest that ended with us swimming in a gorgeous pool and waterfall. Even with all these awesome activities, we found plenty of time to relax in our treehouse room and on the beach after all the hustle and bustle leading up to the wedding! Hamanasi was an amazing place to stay with wonderful people, great food, and a beautiful beach. Would highly recommend it to anyone!