Brian and Leslie
      Denver Art Museum
      July 25, 2009

      Leslie and Brian got married last weekend at the spectacular Denver Art Museum. The museum’s contemporary setting was a great choice for such a stylish and urban couple. You might remember Leslie and Brian from their engagement portraits in downtown Denver last month. Their wedding was just as chic and fashionable as they are, with a beautifully executed green and brown color scheme and lots of pretty details. My friend Tamera Goldsmith photographed their wedding with me. It’s always a blast to work with Tamera!

      Congratulations, Leslie and Brian! I hope you are having a wonderful time in Spain!

      Sign on bridal suite door
      Leslie and the ladies got ready at Hotel Monaco in downtown Denver.

      Mermaid wedding dress
      Leslie wore a lace gown with a halter neckline and a mermaid silhouette.

      Green and brown bridal bouquet
      I loved how the bouquets reflected the wedding’s green and brown color theme, with green orchids and brown fiddlehead ferns.

      Blue bridal shoes with I Do on the soles
      Leslie wore some killer blue high heels!

      Bride getting ready at Hotel Monaco in Denver

      Bride getting ready at Hotel Monaco in Denver

      Bride getting ready at Hotel Monaco in Denver


      Meanwhile the guys were getting ready at a condo near the museum.
      I love this photo of one of the groomsmen getting a gutter ball in Wii bowling. (Photo by Tamera)


      The guys toasting with the taste of the Rockies (Photo by Tamera)

      Bride at Hotel Monaco in Denver

      Bride with Hummer limo
      A limo was waiting for Leslie outside the hotel.

      Bride in limo in Denver
      A festival had shut down many of the streets, so Leslie was getting nervous about the delays…

      Denver Bride and bridesmaids in limo
      … so her bridesmaids kept her laughing (and me, too!)

      Bride in limo in Denver

      Green and brown bridal bouquet with orchids


      Leslie wore her grandmother’s pearl ring on her right hand.


      Leslie met Brian on the roof of their friends’ condo building.


      Brian cried when he saw her.

      Bride and groom in front of Denver Capitol Building
      The roof had a great view of the Denver skyline.

      Bride and groom in front of the Denver Art Museum
      I particularly loved the views of the Denver Art Museum, with its incredible triangular architecture.

      Bride and groom in front of the Denver Art Museum
      (Photo by Tamera)

      Bride and groom in downtown Denver

      Bride and groom in downtown Denver

      Bride in Denver Colorado


      (Photo by Tamera)

      Bride and groom in downtown Denver

      Bride and groom in downtown Denver

      Denver Art Museum
      Next we headed across the street to the Denver Art Museum for the wedding.

      Green and brown wedding decorations
      The ceremony was decorated with green paper balls hanging from brown ribbons.

      Green and brown wedding decorations
      A willow archway at the altar was decorated with green orchids.

      Wedding at the Denver Art Museum
      Leslie and her dad, just before walking down the aisle (Photo by Tamera)

      Wedding at the Denver Art Museum
      A beam of light came through the window, onto Leslie and her dad. I love this photo by Tamera!

      Wedding at the Denver Art Museum

      Denver Art Museum wedding ceremony

      Denver Art Museum wedding ceremony

      Denver Art Museum wedding

      Denver Art Museum wedding
      The cocktail hour gave the guests a chance to enjoy the museum’s exhibits. (Photo by Tamera)


      Too darn cute (Photo by Tamera)


      Here are Brian’s sister, Erin, and her husband Cole. I photographed their wedding in 2007, and it was wonderful to see them again! You can see their wedding album here.

      Denver Art Museum wedding reception with green and brown decorations
      The reception was beautifully decorated with brown tablecloths, green decorations, and green uplighting.

      Denver Art Museum wedding reception with green and brown decorations


      Leslie and Brian, walking into the reception

      Denver Art Museum
      During dinner, I stepped outside for some of my signature twilight photos. Look at the museum’s amazing architecture!

      Denver Art Museum
      I peeked through this tunnel door at the wedding guests inside.

      Downtown Denver Colorado
      While I was outside, a carriage with a dog passed by. I love the blur of the cyclist here.

      Father of the bride toast
      Leslie wiped a tear during her father’s toast.

      Denver Art Museum wedding reception

      First dance at Denver Art Museum wedding
      First dance


      Leslie dancing with her dad


      Leslie’s mom


      Brian dancing with his mom, while Leslie and her dad watch


      This guy had some great Michael Jackson moves!


      I loved his zombie walk best.

      Denver Art Museum wedding reception

      Denver Art Museum wedding reception

      Bridal preparations: Hotel Monaco in Denver
      Ceremony and Reception: Denver Art Museum
      Florist: Cori Christensen, Plum Sage Flowers
      DJ: Baca Mobile Sound
      Caterer and cake: Jolene Zinke, Gourmet Fine Catering
      Officiant: Tim Phenna

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      amazing camera u have man…. such great photos…:))

      Coolest wedding venue ever. The museum was definitely a good idea, as was their arch. Nice job.

      Wow! These pictures are amazing. I have been looking at photographers (for my wedding) and your work is beautiful.

      Yet again, some gorgeous pictures Charlotte. Someone just said you’ve captured the essence of wedding photography beautifully and I couldn’t agree more. I have been a regular visitor to your site since last week (I’m planning a wedding of my own) and I love what you do. The black and white picture of the bride’s train being carried by her bridesmaids is gorgeous and I ADORE those blue shoes!

      do you know which room this was in at the museum?

      Beatitful shots!

      You’ve captured the essence of wedding photography beautifully!

      Rik Pennington London Wedding Photographer

      I love:
      1) Fiddlehead ferns!!!! This is the second wedding you’ve shot that’s used them in the bridal bouquet (I think?) and they are SO COOL!
      2) Green and brown! What an awesome and unexpected color theme!
      3) I really like when you see people you’ve photographed before…it’s like a Behind the Music Where are They Now? sort of thing and I like it. πŸ™‚

      Gorgeous. πŸ™‚

      love the meeting place and that striped wall made a great backdrop!!!

      lovely!

      It is a super beautiful place! I hope it happens πŸ™‚ we’ll just have to see!

      Oh, I LOVE the stripes. I have so much love for that shot.

      What a great location. As always, your work is an inspiration, Charlotte.

      Val, I’m not sure where the dress is from, sorry! Leslie, feel free to comment if you’d like! πŸ™‚

      I love the pictures and her dress. Any ideas where she got them?

      I loved the arch, too! I’m not sure what the branches are called, but I call them curly willow. Florist Cori, if you’re reading this, feel free to chime in. πŸ™‚

      I’m not sure how the arch was supported, but here’s a photo to give you a better idea:

      I bet your cousin’s wedding was beautiful — the art museum is such a great place to get married.

      Right back at ya, Tamera! You rock. πŸ™‚

      Carrie, I love your vow renewal fantasy. πŸ™‚ I love La Jolla, too! I went there for a day last year, and walked around saying “wow” over and over.

      It does look like the dress is floating! That’s a cool effect arranged by the hotel — they had a loop of fishing line hanging in front of the window, and the dress was hanging from that.

      I am in love with their arch! Do you know if there’s a special term for the branches they used, or are they just…branches? πŸ™‚ Also, I can’t really tell–what was holding up the branches? It looks like both a vase and cloth.

      I am in love with their arch! Do you know if there’s a special term for the branches they used, or are they just…branches? πŸ™‚ Also, I can’t really tell–what was holding up the branches? It looks like both a vase and cloth.

      OMG! Char these are your best pictures yet! I love the panned one with the horse and carriage and the amazing one of the limo with their reflections and even the one of the mother taking the picture of them dancing. Such unique ideas and great eye for light. Fantastic!

      These are fun photos!

      I love the shots of the bride’s pearl ring. I’m a real sucker for the ones where people are wearing heirlooms.

      The horse-drawn cart with the dog is cute!

      it’s great to see this place again. my cousin just had her wedding at the museum in June (with Steve Stanton as her photographer). I really like this set up, it’s gorgeous!

      very!!!!!

      I wondered the same thing.

      I am in love with the decor of this wedding! SO gorgeous. And her dress is stunning and looks perfect on her. I love that they had it at the art museum too. My fantasy is to have a vow renewal on Jon’s & my 5th anniversary and hold our reception at the museum of contemporary art in La Jolla :). I just think museums are great sites for weddings!

      I wondered the same thing.

      Killer wedding! I had fun working with you again :o)

      Tamera

      LOVE her dress and the decorations! Her bouquet is beautiful!

      Oh wow. The most beautiful wedding I’ve seen in a long time. That archway! Wow!

      What is supporting the dress in that window shot? Looks kind of like it’s floating.

      so beautiful. πŸ™‚

      Charlotte Geary

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      Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

      Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.

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