Scottish Storybook Wedding

Ritchie_2017_07_08-0003-601x900 Scottish Storybook WeddingThe elegant and historic Grant Humphreys Mansion in central Denver was the perfect venue for Gracie and Brian’s storybook Scottish-inspired wedding.

While not the only story of their love, Gaelic and Scottish traditions were of unique importance to this special couple.  Both of Scottish heritage, their marriage was an exciting reuniting of a family name and a branch of the MacIntosh clan. Gracie had also spent early formative years living in Scotland, and the couple had been engaged at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.

Gracie wore a stunning 1950s vintage gown, beautifully reminiscent of romantic Brigadoon (or perhaps Grace Kelly in her marriage to the Prince!). Brian was most dashing in his mandatory kilt in the MacIntosh tartan.

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The ceremony, officiated by the incomparable Reverend Kim Tavendale, featured a number of Celtic or Gaelic traditions. Instead of a traditional guestbook, guests were handed out blessing stones, on which they were asked to write their blessings, wishes or advice for the new couple.

Also incorporated was the age-old “tying of the knot,” where the wedding party and parents wrap colorful ribbons around the couple’s hands to symbolize their unity. The ceremony was topped off by a magnificent toast of 15-year old Macallan single malt Scotch Whisky, which brought huge smiles! And of course, no Scottish wedding would be complete without a bagpiper! Our favorite Colorado piper (and guitarist) Michael Lancaster did the honors. Gracie and Brian are such a lovely couple, and were so easy and fun to work with.  We were truly honored to be able to help plan such a special day and wish them the absolute best for their life together!

Huge thank you to all of our partners who helped us on this magical evening:

Photography: Milestone Imaging
Catering: Footers
Flowers: Kimball Floral
Bagpiper: Michael Lancaster
Hair and Makeup: Elegance By Design
Music: DJ Connection
Venue: Grant Humphries Mansion