LANZ Photography

Every couple that has had to endure the hardship of planning a wedding during a world-wide pandemic has learned to be flexible. Whether it was rescheduling your wedding to a later date, dealing with a restricted guest count, etc. – the list can go on and on. Well, this wonderful couple, Joy and Robert, not only had to deal with a pandemic, but on the day of their wedding the clocks were set forward an hour for daylight savings AND there was a blizzard that dumped 24.5” of snow. This couple was determined that nothing would stop them from becoming husband and wife.

On the morning of their wedding, the bride, Joy, arrived early with a few family members. As Joy went about stacking and decorating her wedding cake – which she made herself, her family was tasked with setting up other DIY elements to include the ceremony arbor, the guestbook sign-in table, Polaroid station, succulent adorned centerpieces, and a memory table. The venue was transformed into a romantic ceremony and reception space adorned with numerous candles, lanterns of various sizes, and warming Edison bulb décor pieces. Various shades of purple, ivory, and grey completed the look as seen in the formal wear of the wedding party and in their bouquets and boutonnieres – which were assembled by the bride.

Joy and Robert decided to wait to see one another until the ceremony. It was a touching moment when the bride appeared – bringing happy tears to the eyes of many. Their ceremony was short and sweet, but consisted of personalized vows and a sand unity ceremony. The couple also had their cat sign their marriage license as a witness, its little paw print in place of a signature.  

Cocktail Hour featured both stationed and passed hors d’oeuvres and their host bar offered beer, wine, and a separate cocktail for the bride and another for the groom. A belly-warming buffet of Italian food was served for dinner and then a variety of desserts accompanied the wedding cake. 

DJ Carl with Colorado Wedding Productions provided outstanding entertainment throughout the event as a masterful MC and Lanz Photography was on-site to capture each precious moment – to include a group shot of all of the guests out front of the venue under the marquee in the blizzard!

Joy and Robert’s wedding will always hold a near and dear piece of our heart. We knew early on how determined this couple was to getting married, as is evidenced in these words from the bride in an email roughly 3-months prior to their wedding when the State was just beginning to allow for indoor events:

“In the end, marrying my best friend is what matters. And if we can only have 25 people, as much as that may suck, we will carry on. If for some reason events have to be smaller than that, we may have to reevaluate but we firmly believe that despite all the chaos, our love should not be canceled.”

Cheers to your marriage, Joy and Robert! Thank you so much for allowing All Four Seasons Events to be a part of your special day. Your love was not canceled, but was lifted up and reflected in the smiles of all of those family, friends, vendors, and even staff working your event. 

* Full vendor credits below.


Coordination: All Four Seasons Events | Photography: Lanz Photography | Venue: The Rose, Golden, CO 
 Bar Service: The Rose, Golden, CO | Catering: The Rose, Golden, CO  | DJ: Colorado Wedding Productions
Décor, Florals, and Wedding Cake done by the Bride | A big thanks to Josh for officiating