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Denver Museum of Nature and Science Wedding

Today’s featured wedding is as unique as they come! Not only did it take place in an amazing museum space but it provided guests with the best views of Denver, too. Enjoy this summer wedding by Katie Keighin Photography!How they met: “Nick took a position covering the Colorado Rockies in April 2011, while I had been living in Denver for a while. We met through an online dating site, and we were both the first person either had met online! We dated through baseball season, and in October Nick moved to Lubbock, Texas for a new job. We were both hesitant about long-distance dating, but it actually helped solidify our relationship more than ever. We became engaged in Lubbock, and in April 2014 Nick moved back to Denver so we could start our life in the same city together. I was pursuing my nursing degree at this time, so we decided to wait until after school was done to plan our wedding.”

The Proposal: “During a visit to see Nick in Lubbock, we went out for a nice dinner to celebrate Nick’s birthday. When we got home, Nick suggested watching some TV online. Instead of queuing up a show, Nick had something else in mind — a video he had put together featuring photos of each of us growing up and then pictures of us together. At the end of the video, Nick asked me to marry him and I said yes! He then showed me videos that each of our families had pre-recorded, congratulating us on our engagement. I loved that our proposal was intimate, but that everyone we loved was in on it!”

Details: “We originally thought about having a destination wedding, but because many of our wedding guests lived out of state, we decided that we would make Denver the destination site. We chose the Denver Museum of Nature and Science because the beautiful view (City Park, skyline, mountains) provided the perfect backdrop for our Denver themed wedding. We also loved that we got to have our dinner in one of the museum exhibits surrounded by all kinds of birds and animals. Rachel Larson from Lady Bug Pixel Easy shop customized our invitations to reflect the view of Denver from the museum.Because the museum already had so much interesting detail, we wanted to keep our decor simple. We chose to do succulent centerpieces because it complemented the natural theme of the museum, and because the plants would be sustainable after the wedding. Nick’s wonderful aunt Leslie purchased the plants in bulk online and lovingly put together each unique centerpiece. We also incorporated succulents into all the bouquets and boutonnieres to further enhance the theme.One special touch we had was a table that featuring photo candles of our beloved, late relatives. All of Nick’s grandparents and my grandparents on her mother’s side passed some time ago, but it was special to have them their with us in a unique way. Another of our favorite wedding details was our matching Converse sneakers. I didn’t want to wear uncomfortable shoes, and I’m already tall so I didn’t need heels. We customized our sneakers through Converse’s website; we picked navy to match our wedding colors, and we added our wedding date to the heel stripe. I loved how they turned out and they were perfect for lots of dancing!

Photographer:  Katie Keighin Photography //Makeup Artist:Allure Hair Studio//Dress Store:David’s Bridal//Museum:Denver Museum of Nature and Science //Caterer:Denver Museum of Nature and Science Catering//Bridesmaid Dresses:JCrew //Invitation Designer:Lady Bug Pixel//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Warehouse//Cake Designer: Nothing Bundt Cakes Westminster//DJ:The Master Piece Mobile DJ Company//Photo Booth Equipment: The Traveling Photo Booth (Denver)//Floral Designer:Whole Foods Floral//

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