Captured & submitted by Mary Ann Craddock Photography
The day started off at this super chic music-themed hotel with a curated vinyl collection and extravagant signature suites. Crystal and Robert’s bridal suite, a gorgeous space with a grand piano, bar, and record player, featured plenty of lounging space for their sweet pup Joey. Joey then wore a special pink dress for the ceremony, which perfectly complemented the bride and bridesmaid dresses! The Elizabeth features a stunning spiral staircase near the entrance. Fort Collin’s historic Old Firehouse Alley sits directly beside the hotel. And it was a perfectly unique spot for Crystal and Robert’s ceremony, officiated by the Groom’s daughter. I especially loved the silver bells that each guest rung at the end of the ceremony.
Crystal and Robert met at work, but worked in different departments. They had discussed getting married and Robert took Crystal to pick out her own engagement ring at Tiffany & Co – she chose a solitaire emerald cut diamond in an east-west setting with a pavé band.
Inspired by a soft, romantic silhouette, Crystal’s charming BHLDN wedding gown featured a lace-encrusted bodice with a leafy, vine-like design. Underneath the tulle overlay was a blushing tan layer that added an inviting dimension to the overall vision.
The bride’s breathtaking bouquet from Bloom Floral Boutique featured summer florals of peonies, roses, ranunculous, Queen Anne’s lace, and honeysuckle vine in shades of soft, charming pink, white, and cream. The same design inspiration carried over to the altar decorations, both attached to the altar and placed on the ground in antique silver vases. Crystal thrifted many pieces of antique and vintage silver over the time leading up to her wedding. The majority of the floral decorations were in these various containers.
The specialty cocktails of the evening were a Pepper Me Old Town (a bourbon, cassis, and citrus concoction), Sunshine & Roses (a vodka, Aperol, and sparkling rosé mixture) and a Firehouse Mule (a fernet and vermouth take on a classic mule). The delicious food was catered by The Elizabeth and served as small bites of shrimp cocktails, roasted skewered vegetables, meatballs, and more!
The reception space was uniquely decorated by the hotel, in vibrant 1970s shades, and featured a bold marquee over the bar.
The couple’s uncomplicated wedding cake, from Born2Bake, was a 2-tier sculptural design featuring edible metallic silver flakes. The silver flakes complemented the silver vases that many of the flowers were in.
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Banana Republic//DJ: DJ Collar//Invitation Designer:The Knot//Jewelry: Tiffany & Co//Dress Designer: BHLDN//Cake Designer: Born2Bake//Floral Designer: Bloom Floral Boutique//Location: The Elizabeth Hotel//Photographer: Mary Ann Craddock Photography//