Leah and Umit

Stunning DCPA Wedding

There is no doubt we love our Colorado mountain and outdoor weddings.  But our great state also offers some truly fabulous urban venues.  

One of our favorite events of the 2017 season was Leah and Umit’s glamorous fantasy wedding at the Seawell Grand Ballroom, located at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, in downtown Denver.  Leah and Umit love Denver and were proud to showcase their city to their many out of town guests, coming from as far away as Turkey.  They wanted elegance, but with a good dose of pizzazz thrown in!

With the help of the Seawell’s awesome tech team, the large grand ballroom, situated above the Helen Bonfils Theater Complex, was divided by floor to ceiling draping to provide a separate ceremony area. We hung a gorgeous crystal chandelier, and adorned the space with cherry blossoms and soft rose lighting. Leah and her attendants carried bouquets of luscious cream and white, which beautifully offset the maids’ rose/blush gowns.  Bucking the trend toward casual, the men chose formal tuxes, which were absolutely right for the upscale and urban feel of the wedding.

But things were hardly straight laced! To everyone’s delight, Leah and Umit were joined in the ceremony by their canine child, Hunter, who assisted the flower girl. Boisterous confetti canons ushered the couple out of the ceremony.

For the cocktail hour the guests had the full use of the chic lobby of the downstairs theater. They returned upstairs to the ballroom for the reception, which had been transformed into a magical space of shadow and light. We styled the draping in the reception area to form soft yet regal lines, which provided a stunning backdrop to the blush and silver table arrangements, and dramatic floral centerpieces.  At dusk the wall of draperies to the west the ballroom were opened to reveal a mountain sunset and the Denver skyline.

The evening was topped off by a knockout performance by the Hazel Miller Band, one of Denver’s favorites. The dance party was so lively that Umit actually lost his brand new wedding ring! Fortunately, with all guests on the hunt it was eventually found.

We loved planning with Leah and Umit. Their warmth and affection for each other, combined with immense sense of fun, was always so present. We wish them the greatest happiness as they begin their life together.