CO Wedding Photographer: Denver Botanical Gardens & Tivoli

Updated: Jun 8

Ashley & Paige’s Fun Modern Wedding at Denver Botanic Gardens

sunset pictures in front of the Tivoli in downtown Denver


I knew after photographing Ashley & Paige’s engagement session that these two would be laid back and a lot of fun to work with.  You can check out their engagement pictures around downtown Denver here.  And their wedding day was certainly just that.  These two ladies got married at Denver Botanical Gardens last summer.  We set up a first sight with the brides in the Tropical Conservatory, which was such a beautiful romantic moment it almost brought me to tears.  The first sight allowed us to get a lot of their family and wedding party pictures out of the way, which is always a nice bonus on the wedding day.  Then when it was time to walk down the aisle, they each walked up to the ceremony site with their fathers, coming from different sides of the garden.  They pronounced their love in front of their family and closest friends in the “All American Selections Garden” and then afterwards we walked around the botanical gardens for more pictures.

We then all headed to the historic Tivoli building on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver.   We did more pictures with the wedding party around this historic landmark which was originally home to the Tivoli Brewing Company.  And then it was time for the party to begin!  Ashley & Paige rented out the Turnhalle in the Tivoli, a unique urban venue with brick walls, a wrap-around balcony, and great views of the Denver city skyline.  They decorated the venue with their wedding colors of navy blue, mint green, and grey, and added modern DIY touches such as painted vases and table cards named after different parts of Denver.  After they did their first dance they each danced with their father and then they swapped and danced with each other’s dads, which was a great personal touch.  The brides and all their guests certainly enjoyed a fun-filled party.  Their friends and family got down on the dance floor, enjoyed the fun photo booth, playing corn hole, and choosing treats from the all green candy bar.  And for their bouquet toss Ashley & Paige each tossed their bouquet of flowers to male and female single guests.  It was fun non-traditional twist to the bouquet toss and gave people two chances to catch the bouquet.  When it was time for the party to end the guests gathered outside for a fun sparkler send-off and the brides were whisked away in a bike buggy.

It was an honor to witness and be able to document the strong endearing love Ashley & Paige share.  And I’m so proud of not only our state of Colorado, but the nation, for finally legalizing gay and lesbian marriages.  All men and women should share the same rights that a legal marriage allows, from getting to file taxes together to being allowed to visit their spouse in severe hospital situations.  Hopefully the rest of the world will soon follow.  Love conquers all.OfficiateRobert HartmanCatererRelish CateringDJA Music Plus EntertainmentMusicianA Lyric EnsembleFlowersAmore Fiori FlowersCakeThe Makery Cake CompanyBride’s DressSomething New Boutique & Amanda’s BridalBridesmaid’s DressesARIA by Tak HauMen’s SuitsMen’s WarehouseHair Elegance By Design & Studio SalonMakeupSonya Sharp SplittWedding VenueDenver Botanical Gardens & Turnhalle in the Tivoli

two brides wedding dresses at Denver Botanic Gardens


first sight in the Tropical Conservatory


emotional first sight


a romantic moment at the Denver Botanic Gardens


matching but different bouquets


lots of emotion and lots of love


sealed with a kiss


in love and legally married


bride portraits around the gardens


walking hand in hand around the gardens


fun pictures in front of the historic Tivoli landmark building


fun, bold, and modern wedding details


bold and modern DIY table decor


enjoying a first dance


unique father daughter dance


unique father daughter dance – switching dads


a funny toast by Paige’s brother


fun reception candid dancing pictures at the Turnhalle


simple modern wedding cake and candy bar


two engagement rings and two wedding rings


a sunset kiss


end of night sparkler send-off pictures


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