CU Denver alumni Sarah and Nick tied the knot on the same campus where they met, fell in love, and got engaged three years after graduating. Sarah's friend, a full-time artist, and part-time bridesmaid designed a map of the campus for the invitations that marked all the important "firsts" of the couple's relationship on campus, from their first date to their first kiss, to the proposal. Needless to say, there was no other venue on Earth where Sarah and Nick would have liked to spend their most important day together. That same friend designed their save the date as well--a drawing of the bride and groom dancing.
Their reception venue, The Tivoli, doubles as the student union and a brewery--the oldest brewery in the state of Colorado in fact. The 125-year-old building set the stage for a vintage apothecary look, and the couple succeeded with the theme through their personal details. The bride's custom-made gold wedding gown by D'Lola Couture complemented the deep burgundy of her bouquet and other centerpiece flowers. A Design Resource brought in apothecary jars full of roses, greenery, and twinkle lights and decorated the space. The crown jewel of the design had to be the large focal point centerpieces in the middle of the room--a gorgeous "tree" of flowers, greenery, candles in glass orbs, and twinkle lights.
As a wedding favor, guests created their own perfumes using essential oils. These signature scents were not only interactive, but they will also whisk guests back in time to this beautiful day with every use.
Their invitations were also very unique as they utilized a moss belly band for the suite. The green popped against the black envelope and gave guests a taste of the moody design the couple had in store.