Meagan and Steven’s wedding in Denver turned out to be everything that they ever dreamed of. Having her own design studio, Whimsy Design Studio, Meagan created some gorgeous wedding invitations for their navy and gold themed evening, and she even made all the stationary signage and extra decorations for the reception at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. They wanted the entire day to remain true to who they are as a couple, so they kept the celebration laid-back full of DIY details. The couple cut empty wine bottles in half to use as candle holders and vases. They also sliced logs, built marquee letters, made lawn games, and crafted a paper flower wall for a photo booth. Autumn Cutaia Photography captured every sweet moment from Meagan and Steven’s big day, even snapping an adorable picture of the couple arriving to their reception on Steven’s moped scooter.
Meagan and Steven
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, Denver, Colorado
As a stationery designer I am constantly surrounded and inspired by the beauty of the wedding world. This made daydreaming about décor for our big day easy. I really got to utilize my designer skills for the reception décor as well – I hand lettered tons of signage and table numbers with our signature botanical elements that I carried throughout our stationery suite.
For our wedding, we had a traditional Greek Orthodox ceremony followed by a vintage, laid-back barn reception with loads of personal DIY details. It sounds pretty disjointed, but our wedding came together as the most beautiful and perfect day that truly represented our love and lives together.
Lauren Smith with Hourglass Productions was so wonderful to work with!!! If anyone is wondering if Day-of Coordination is worth it I can tell you it’s worth every penny for the peace of mind they offer – keeping the whole day on track, putting out any fires that may arise, and making sure everything is being executed to your vision.
My husband and I got creative and started imaging all the ways we could DIY to conserve our budget. For a year, we collected dozens of wine bottles for our centerpieces; cutting half for candleholders and using the rest for floral arrangements. We sliced logs, built marquee letters, made lawn games, crafted a seven foot paper flower wall for our photo booth and a paper flower curtain for our dessert table.
We gave traditional Greek wedding favors – Koufeta (sugar coated almonds). The favors are rich with symbolism – an odd number that is indivisible, just as the couple can never be divided. The hardness of the almond represents the endurance of marriage. The sugar symbolizes the sweetness of future life.
One of my favorite things about our wedding was the subtle scooter theme throughout. My husband, Steven, rides his moped to work everyday and it is undoubtedly his favorite “toy.” With so much of our wedding being my taste, I wanted to give Steven some ways to really show off his personality. We not only entered our reception on the scooter, but we also had a custom bow tie made with a tiny scooter pattern just for the big day!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Autumn Cutaia Photography
Event Planning – Hourglass Productions
Ceremony Venue – Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Reception Venue – Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
Floral Design – Orchid Princess Floral
Catering – Rocky Mountain Catering
Cake – The Noshery
DJ – DJ Guy
Invitations – Whimsy Design Studio
Stationery & Signage – Whimsy Design Studio
Wedding Dress – Blue Bridal
Groom’s Apparel – Knotty Tie
Rings – Shane Co.
Rentals – Patina Preferred Vintage Rentals
Transportation – Sunset Limo
Many thanks to Meagan at Whimsy Design Studio for sharing her Denver wedding with Junebug. We wish her and Steven a lifetime of happiness together! For more rustic wedding inspiration, check out Erika and Garrett’s impossibly romantic woodland wedding at YMCA Camp Round Meadow.