by Amy Serrago
Pamela and Garrett were working at the same advertising agency in Denver when they met. He’s a native of the mile high city and she had just moved to town. Garrett was impressed with Pamela’s adventurousness in moving to a new city and wanted to get to know her better, so he invited her to a potluck dinner where she was impressed by his prowess in the kitchen. They were both raised Catholic, so when it came time to plan their wedding they knew they wanted to honor their heritage, but also show off their “funkier alternative vintage aesthetic”. The result was a traditional Catholic ceremony and a reception that was impeccably styled, with a little DIY inspiration thrown in!
Pamela was absolutely radiant in her vintage inspired gown which she had altered from a dress she bought off the rack. She had the bodice reworked and used the extra fabric to create a bust accent and the gorgeous beaded straps. She ended up with a truly lovely custom piece which she paired with gold and pearl earrings she had borrowed from her mom and a gold and pearl ring that her late father, who was an artist, had made. Her bridesmaids were pretty in sparkling pink crop tops and maxi skirts and since it was a winter wedding, all of the ladies topped off their looks with fur wraps. Garrett and his guys were handsome in gray suits that they paired with floral ties by Dazi. Garrett’s had a white background and the groomsmen’s were navy blue.
Since Pamela and Garrett were on a budget they knew they had to prioritize, so Pamela decided to create her own florals for the wedding. She says that as soon as she made that decision, “I resolved to become an overnight florist. I took a floral arranging class, watched endless hours of YouTube tutorials, practiced bouquet and boutonniere making and collected nearly 150 clear glass jars for centerpieces”. The results are absolutely stunning. Using shades of pink and blush, white hydrangea and lush greenery, Pamela created gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces for the reception. Music was a top priority, so when Pamela and Garrett planned their budget, they allowed for a 12 piece disco and funk band that Pamela says was “so incredibly awesome”, but her favorite element of the reception was “the art installation of my father’s work the gallery hung specifically for my wedding. It truly made the space feel like MINE for the night”. What a wonderful way to honor her dad! Congratulations Pamela and Garrett.
Floral Designer: TalleyHo Garage Florals//Reception Venue:Gallery 1874//Cake Designer:Butter Cream Cupcakery//Makeup Artist: Chelsea Garcia, Hair and Makeup Artist//Band: Wash Park//Event Planner: The Wedding Studio//Caterer:Bread Winners Catering//Ring Designer: Staghead Designs//Photographer: Jessie Felix Photography