Venue: Indiana Memorial Union – Tree Suite Garden, Solarium Patio, Alumni Hall
Color Palette: Yellow, Gray, Coral
Inspiration: Vintage Lace, Fun & Surprising Details!
I’m so excited to share this super awesome July wedding at the IMU. This wedding just came together perfectly. I love weddings like this – where my clients bring in all sorts of personal touches that make it completely unique to them. Not only did I plan with the bride Lauren (having the same name didn’t get confusing at all, right?!) I planned with all of the family at one point or another! We had been planning for over a year (I just checked, 244 emails later…)!
Her sister created fun, bright yellow invites & menu cards, while mom & dad were all about making sure the wedding stayed fun. One of their friends officiated and we made sure to plan with him along the way as well. And for groomsmen gifts, the men received gray Nikes from the Groom, so they were comfy throughout the day. Lauren was super laid back and was so easy to plan with – her 1 request… a tandem bicycle. It proved a challenge to find but was fun to incorporate!
We started off the wedding weekend stuffing 200+ welcome bags & buckets for all of their guests. Everyone got a local beer, cookie, a special note, and things to do around town. Some guests even got a custom Sink the Biz bucket complete with glasses and beer.
Artful Blooms created vibrant and romantic florals. For the ceremony,they created a gorgeous garland which they draped over the Chuppah.
After the ceremony, guests were routed up the backstairs to line up along the road for a grand exit. All guests received sunglasses (with neon sides that said L+M) and birdseed. The couple originally was going to ride the tandem bicycle through the crowd, but it proved to be quite difficult in the wedding dress. Instead, it was incorporated into an awesome photo prop.
During the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed the new outdoor Solarium Patio, where they could get the couples signature drink the “Beatty Blend” (a super yummy alcoholic Arnold Palmer). They even had a steel drummer to entertain the crowd!
For the reception, we used dark grey linens for the guests tables and a very special lace overlay for the cake and head table. Different colors of florals and vases were used to contrast with the tables. On each table, we chose yellow menu cards to contrast against the dark linens. Each menu had a lace overlay with yellow & white bakers twine.
Lauren surprised the groom with a custom sports themed cake with all of his favorite teams! For the wedding cake, they had the CUTEST cake topper ever – made to match them perfectly. So fun!
For the intoductions, all of the couples wore their new L+M sunglasses and did fun dances. The rest of the evening was follow by dinner, dancing, a fun photobooth, and a late night s’mores bar!
Wishing you two all the BEST in Denver!
Vendors: Ceremony Venue – Indiana Memorial Union – Tree Suite Garden / Reception: Alumni Hall; Wedding Coordinator , Planner, Designer– Lauren Olson from Social Butterfly; Photography – Grise Photography; Florals – Artful Blooms; Catering & Cake – Indiana Memorial Union; Musicians – Dance Machine (DJ)