“1940s Colorado meets Hawaii” is how Jenna describes her February 23, 2014 wedding at Hudson Gardens. Laid-back and beautiful, Jenna and Jake allow their personal style to shine. With “a vintage dream” for a wedding dress, mismatched bridesmaids dresses, and groomsmen shirts from American Apparel, their eclectic tastes are charming.
Chris McLaughlin was the talented photographer who captured our couple and all of their lovely details. With a striking mixture of black and white images interspersed throughout, Chris achieved the cozy atmosphere they desired.
“My ring was made with my grandmother’s diamond. Jake’s ring contains Koa wood, a wood only found in the Hawaiian islands. Na Hoku Jewelers, a Hawaiian jewelry store, happens to have a branch in Cherry Creek!”
“I bought my dress from The Green Bride in Littleton, CO for just $300! The shop is amazing with gently used dresses and a seamstress that works miracles. I bought my dress long and shortened it to be a vintage dream complete with a flower on the back and buttons!” “My hair piece was handmade by my good friend, Chris Yinger, who is opening a shop May 2014 on South Main St. in Buena Vista, CO where we live. She also gave me ‘something borrowed’ by letting me use a strand of pearls given to her by her grandmother.”
“Jake’s clothing was by all Hawaiian designers, and yes, he picked out ALL of his own attire, as well as, the groomsmen attire. His shirt and jacket were by Reyn Spooner and we got them tailored to be fitted. His bow tie was from Krochet Kids.”
“My mom actually did all of the flowers for our wedding. She used all real dried foliage or flowers made from balsa wood. She included a pearl in my bouquet that was the first gift my dad gave her (something old).”
“Jake’s parents brought over traditional leis for all of the groomsmen to wear.”
“We had two people officiate our wedding – my dad and Jake’s younglife leader, who’s a good friend from Kauai, where he grew up.”
“One of my favorite details is that none of the centerpieces match. The only similarity is the pop of orange in one of the details. I used the burlap from coffee bags from the Buena Vista Roastery.”
“Food was a top priority for us so finding Taco Mojo (Canon Catering) was such a treat. Plus, who serves Mexican food at a wedding? We do!”
“The cake was made at Azucar Bakery. They even made a gluten free top layer. It was a HIT.”
Photographer: Chris McLaughlin Photography~Venue: Inn at Hudson Gardens~Dress shop: The Green Bride~Shoes: Modcloth~Wedding band: Na Hoku Jewelers~Bowtie: Krochet Kids~Cake: Azucar Bakery~Food: Taco Mojo~Groom’s attire: Reyn Spooner~Groomsmen attire: American Apparel~Make-up: Nicole Ramirez, Pretty Bride Shop