ANNIE & JORDAN | A WEDDING @ THE ROSE
Caitlin Lizza Photography
Annie and Jordan’s wedding reminds me of the African proverb which says, “It takes a village.” This proverb pertains to the rearing of a child and how an entire community of people must interact with children in encouraging and influential ways in order for them to develop into positive members of society. It became crystal clear over the course of their wedding that these two individuals had grown up to become positive, respectable, and contributing members of society and that they are extremely loved by their “village.”
Guests entered into the newly remodeled Rose event venue in Golden, Colorado under a marquee announcing, “Annie & Jordan Tie the Knot”. A handmade copper pipe alter, made by the groom himself, framed the front of the ceremony site and was fitted with flowing ivory fabric and draping floral arrangements. As you looked around the space you could see guest tables adorned with burgundy linens, ivory flowers, and gold candles. The color scheme and decor created a romantic and dramatic feeling for this wedding. As the ceremony commenced, the wedding party entered in pairs. Bridesmaids wore burgundy gowns and carried ivory bouquets while the groomsmen wore grey suits.
The couple chose to include both families and their wedding party of 15 people in their ceremony. This began with the traditional wedding ceremony processional, followed by a prayer over the bride and groom involving all of the parents. For the unity ceremony, the couple had their parents and each member of their wedding party place a locket on a decorative metal tree that the couple will hang on a wall in their home as a reminder of the support system that this couple has.
A festive cocktail hour followed the ceremony which provided guests with a trio of hors d’oeuvres to include the groom’s favorite – creamy Mac-n -Cheese Sticks. Guests were then invited into the reception space, which had been flipped from the ceremony, to enjoy a hearty pasta dinner featuring Rigatoni in Red Sauce and Chicken Alfredo pasta. The couple then cut into a multi-tiered cake of various flavors for the guests to then satisfy their sweet tooth with. With full bellies and happy hearts, guests then joined the newlyweds on the dance floor for the rest of the event.
As I look back at the photos from Annie and Jordan’s ceremony, you can see their village. You can see this young couple surrounded by loved ones, family and friends – friends who had known the bride and/or the groom for many years. You could see the love, admiration, and respect in the eyes of all of those in attendance that they have for this young couple. In the stories that were told over the course of the night, you could hear how proud these guests were of the bride and groom – both as individuals and even more so as a couple.
As the night came to end, guests lined the curb for the newlyweds to walk through while they showered them with white rose petals. I found this gesture quite symbolic as it was yet one more opportunity for their guests, their village, to shower this young couple with love and well wishes. Congratulations, Annie & Jordan. Thank you for allowing All Four Seasons Events to witness your marriage and be a part of your wedding celebration.
* Full vendor credits below.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Coordination: All Four Seasons Events | Photography: Caitlin Lizza Photography | Venue: The Rose, Golden, CO
DJ: Elite Entertainment | Baker: Das Meyer Fine Pastry Chalet | Bridal Gown: Dani West Bridal | Bar Service: The Rose | Catering: The Rose | Rentals: Event Rents
Beauty: Golden Roots Salon | Floral: Petals Colorado | Dance Instruction: Dance Amore LBS | Special thanks to Kevin for officiating