Real Wedding – Jenna & Jake Get Hitched at Hudson Gardens

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.
wedding bandsMy 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!
wedding dressI 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!wedding dress wedding shoes bride getting ready black and white bride drinking champage with bridesmaids black and white groom getting ready black and white groomsmen shirts groom getting ready bride and bridesmaids wearing robes bride getting ready bride getting ready black and whiteMy 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 mesomething borrowedby letting me use a strand of pearls given to her by her grandmother.
bride holding bouquet black and whitebride black and white groom black and white
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.
groom groom with groomsmen groomsmen shoes bridesmaids holding bouquets
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).
bride with bridesmaids wedding chalkboard signJake’s parents brought over traditional leis for all of the groomsmen to wear.
groom wearing lei groom during ceremony black and white bride and father during ceremonyWe had two people officiate our wedding – my dad and Jake’s younglife leader, who’s a good friend from Kauai, where he grew up.
wedding ceremony bride and groom kiss during ceremony black and white wedding reception decorOne 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.
wedding reception centerpieceFood 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!
wedding reception menu
The cake was made at Azucar Bakery. They even made a gluten free top layer. It was a HIT.
3 tier chocolate cake bride and groom bride and groom dancing black and white bride and groom eating cake bouquet toss black and white glow stick send off
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