Colorado Photographer: A Vintage Wedding at Highlands Ranch Mansion

Elizabeth & Kevin’s Wedding Pictures Preview by Denver Wedding Photographer Nicole Nichols Photography

wedding pictures by Denver fine art wedding photographer

wedding pictures by Denver fine art wedding photographer

Having met as young teenagers in school, Elizabeth & Kevin have a fairy tale love story, which only deserved a fairy tale wedding. Every detail of their wedding day was carefully selected from the wedding professionals they chose to work with to the shoes on their feet…and even a wedding cake that resembled Elizabeth’s  unique wedding dress. Their wedding day was full of custom details and surprises.

wedding details- matching wedding dress and cake

wedding details- matching wedding dress and cake

With the help of Mark Christopher Weddings‘ team, the day took off to a great start right on schedule.  Everyone had been anxiously waiting all year for this day to arrive, and it was hard to believe it was finally here!

wedding pictures by Denver fine art wedding photographer

wedding pictures by Denver fine art wedding photographer

As the girls got primped and pampered in the upstairs bridal suites, the guys played poker and hung out in their lounge downstairs.  Thankfully the mansion is so large that it gives the wedding party and family plenty of room to spread out without the worry of the bride & groom accidentally running into each other before the start of the ceremony.

wedding pictures by Denver fine art wedding photographer

wedding pictures by Denver fine art wedding photographer

I love this candid shot below of the bride coming up the stairs through the metal railings.  If you look carefully, there are random hearts artistically built into the decor and architecture around different parts of the mansion.

unique wedding pictures at Highlands Ranch Mansion

unique wedding pictures at Highlands Ranch Mansion

For their ceremony on the front lawns of the Highlands Ranch Mansion they rented a variety of unique vintage ceremony chairs from Chairished Vintage Rentals.

vintage wedding chairs for vintage wedding

vintage wedding chairs for vintage wedding

Unfortunately reality is not always the fairy tale you read about.  And just as the ceremony was scheduled to start a windy rain storm decided to delay the wedding.  Thankfully with proper planning there was enough large umbrellas to keep everyone dry, which could have quickly turned into a hundred soaking wet guests if it wasn’t for the fashionable matching umbrellas by Splendor For Your Guests

rain and wind storm starts the ceremony

rain and wind storm starts the ceremony

As soon as the weather cleared the sun came out, dried everyone up, and brought a bright warm glow for the remaining of the ceremony.

ceremony on front lawn of Highlands Ranch Mansion

ceremony on front lawn of Highlands Ranch Mansion

The grounds may have gotten went, but no ones spirits were dampened and everyone was thrilled to see these two love birds finally tie the knot.

ceremony on front lawn of Highlands Ranch Mansion

ceremony on front lawn of Highlands Ranch Mansion

Of course a vintage wedding wouldn’t be complete without a few vintage cars.  The wedding party fashionably arrived to the ceremony in these antique cars provided by  Excursions LimousineDDG Classic Limousines.  They stuck around for some fun pictures with the wedding party and then Elizabeth & Kevin made their grand exit at the end of the night riding off in one of these classic beauties.

Highlands Ranch Mansion wedding party with vintage cars

Highlands Ranch Mansion wedding party with vintage cars

The ballroom was elaborately decorated with soft white draping, vintage furniture, and the perfect lighting to tie it all together.

ballroom at Highlands Ranch Mansion in Colorado

ballroom at Highlands Ranch Mansion in Colorado

Each table was decorated with floral centerpieces, vintage framed dinner menus, and even delicately rolled rose napkins which not only matched the tips of the silverware, but the bridesmaids’ dresses as well.

vintage decor for vintage wedding

vintage decor for vintage wedding

After the ceremony the bride changed into her evening outfit, a stunning satin gown complete with a jeweled hair piece and long jeweled pendant reminiscent of the vintage era of The Great Gatsby.  The rain delay cut into some of our photography time so we made sure to sneak the couple out after dinner to capture this beautiful golden glow during sunset as seen below.

fun candid wedding pictures at Highlands Ranch Mansion

fun candid wedding pictures at Highlands Ranch Mansion

The band Soul X by Starkey Entertainment did an amazing job covering top popular and classic songs.  Everyone had so much fun dancing and singing along that the rain was long forgotten.

fun candid wedding pictures at Highlands Ranch Mansion

fun candid wedding pictures at Highlands Ranch Mansion

The band even convinced Elizabeth & Kevin to sing backup for a song.

fun candid wedding pictures by Denver wedding photographer Nicole Nichols Photography

fun candid wedding pictures by Denver wedding photographer Nicole Nichols Photography

fine art wedding pictures by Denver wedding photographer Nicole Nichols Photography

fine art wedding pictures at Highlands Ranch Mansion

The wedding turned out to be a fairy tale after all, as everyone left full of high spirits and joy. This will certainly be a wedding day many people will never forget.


There were so many amazing wedding professionals that helped pull this whole event together that I had to try to list them all, I hope I didn’t forget anyone!

Wedding gown by Matthew Christopher Couture Wedding Gowns from Little White Dress
Wedding Planner: Mark Christopher Weddings
Venue: Highlands Ranch Mansion
Caterer: Catering by Design
Florist: Bare Root Flora
Musical Entertainment: James Ryan Pieper, Masterful Musicians, Starkey Entertainment
Cinematographer: Pure Cinematography
Bakery: Intricate Icings
Decor: Design Works, Lighting & Design by Scott
Rentals: Chair Covers & Linens, Chairished Vintage Rentals, Event Rents, Splendor For Your Guests,& Moscow Mugs
Hair: Captivate by Aleigha
Transportation: DDG Classic Limousines, Excursions Limousine
Photo Booth: Red Door Photo Booth
Photography: Nicole Nichols Photography

Play the slideshow below to see just a few more pictures from their vintage wedding at Highlands Ranch Mansion.

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Judy Menard - Dear Elizabeth and Kevin!!!!
Your wedding was spectacular!!! It was the most beautiful wedding I have ever attended. Your mom and all others that helped to organize it did an exceptional job!!! I was so excited to be a part of your wedding day!
The mansion was gorgeous, the food was delicious including the cake and drinks!! The preacher was eloquent in speech and did not miss one word!! Your gown was absolutely gorgeous, you are radiantly beautiful Elizabeth and Kevin is very very handsome!! I know that match was made in heaven!!! The parents are both lovely couples!! You are truly blessed to have both of them!!! The photographer got it on target!!! Everything was perfect!!!! I know that God had his hand on your special day and I know he holds a wonderful future for the both of you!!! Thanks for inviting me, my mom and Debbie to be a part of your very special wedding!! We were truly blessed to be there!! We have wonderful memories of the entire week of festivities!! We were surrounded by your loving, caring and joy filled families all week and loved every minute of it!!!! God bless you both and enjoy many wonderful loving years together as best friends!! Hope to do it again on your 25th anniversary!!!
All my love, Judy MenardAugust 12, 2013 – 4:06 pm

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