Emily and Rachel’s wedding took place in one of the most historic locations in Denver, The Brown Palace Hotel. The brides wanted a venue that was historic, beautiful, and allowed their guests to stay the night without worrying about travel, since most of their guests would be arriving from out of town. The Brown Palace is known for its show stopping architecture, which was designed in an Italian Renaissance style. It’s in the heart of downtown Denver, so many of their guests got to experience a weekend of fun activities both in the city and in the mountains outside of Denver.
The brides’ favorite parts of The Brown Palace include the beautiful atrium and lobby (where the famous Brown Palace High Tea is served) with its beautifully stacked balconies, so they decided to keep all their photography sessions indoors to show off the beautiful architecture as much as possible in their photographs.
The architecture of The Brown Palace was not the only wow factor at Emily and Rachel’s wedding. The chuppah Rachel built for their Jewish wedding ceremony was also one of the most beautiful details that day. It was covered in the most beautiful flowers from one of my favorite Denver florists, Yarrow and Spruce. Forming a canopy above the chuppah were three meaningful prayer shawls from Rachel’s family. These little details made this special day even more memorable.
Emily and Rachel spent the rest of the night dancing to the great music from the nine-piece Diamond Empire Band, catching up with family and friends over drinks from the open bar, taking a ton of photos in their photo booth, and enjoying all the tasty food (which included braised short rib and salmon and their incredible red velvet and almond wedding cake).
Congratulations, Emily and Rachel!