As the officiant put it so well… when two musicians fall in love, they come up with their own language to communicate. Be it playing instruments across the room from one another or across the country, they won’t let distance get in the way.
When Britt met Ian, they were both playing in the pit orchestra at the local dinner theater, The Candlelight. The two became quick friends and through that friendship grew a love they knew was meant to be forever. As Britt said it so beautifully in her vows “as soon as I met you I began planning our future, cause I knew you were the one.” Seeing them together is like watching two sweethearts who just started dating. They’re still excited to be around each other, can’t stop looking at one another. Dancing, smiling, laughing. As I said to a guest in passing that night, “the way Ian look’s at Britt is just so melty.”
Britt began getting ready with the help of the incredibly talented, Meaghan Boltze. Watching her work magic on Britt’s hair was a sight to see. She so intricately wove her short bob into a masterpiece, as we all stood in awe. And as soon as Britt slipped into her dress, this sweet bride couldn’t wait to share this moment with her closest friends. Before we could head outside to begin some portraits, we watched out the HUGE glass windows of Brittany Hill to see an obnoxious storm rolling in. So we improvised and found some super swanky spots for this bride and her party to relax and enjoy some bubbly.
It was at the last moment before the ceremony that the bride and groom made the call to move their dream ceremony from outside to inside. And as the Wedgwood Staff hustled to make the change, I couldn’t help but admire the hard work of the couple’s florist, Hannah of Dragonfly Floral Company. Not only did she create a gorgeous arch outside, but then quickly took it down and created an entirely new work of art on the indoor arch. She is a true magician and deserves a major shoutout. As you can tell by my photos, I was completely obsessed with her arrangements.
But just as everything works out the way it’s supposed to on a wedding day, Britt and Ian’s ceremony was perfect. Their vows to each other were heartfelt and honest, leaving everyone with tears in their eyes.
One of the highlights of the night was the live band, The Burroughs; who entertained guests during the reception. Britt and Ian being musicians themselves, I expected nothing but the best. But boy was I wrong. Let me see if I can adequately put this into words… Jeremy and I left that night saying, there’s literally no better band we’ve had the pleasure of seeing at an event or wedding. And if anyone ever asks us for band recommendations… they will be our first and probably only recommendation.
First of all, it was a fun surprise to run into a few musicians in the band that my husband Jeremy and I have had the pleasure of working with through our theater company. But it was even more of a surprise to learn how multi-faceted they all are. Bouncing from drums to lead vocals, and bass to drums. The musicians not only entertained with clever movements and choreography but also with their ability to both play and sing when needed. Now I realize to many this may all seem like a non-detail. But as musicians ourselves, we just couldn’t keep our jaw off the floor. They majorly delivered in keeping the party pumping and everyone on the dance floor.
A fun surprise that the couple had for their guests, was a special song they jumped up and joined the band for. Britt jumped on her instrument of choice, the drums. And Ian joined the brass section on trumpet. It was absolutely a treasured moment they will never forget and certainly a highlight for everyone who was there.
One great thing about Colorado’s sudden weather changes is that we’re blessed with some pretty epic sunsets and tonight was no different. As the sunset behind the mountains, guests enjoyed gorgeous colors out the floor to ceiling windows that encompass the ballroom. It was truly a magical night. Finished with everyone’s favorite…. donuts from Glazed and Confused.
Ian and Britt, we want you to know what a true honor it was to be there for your wedding day. We consider you both friends of ours and getting to capture this important moment was just a gift. We love you both and wish you the very best. Thank you again for trusting us to tell your Wedding Story.
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Wedgwood Weddings at Brittany Hill
Brides’s Dress | David’s Bridal
Grooms Attire | Men’s Warehouse
Hair Stylist | Meaghan Boltze
Band | The Burroughs
Donuts | Glazed and Confused
Catering | Wedgwood Weddings at Brittany Hill
Florals | Dragonfly Floral Company
Officiant | Sarah Doddridge
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