Denver Wedding Photographer: Grant Humphreys Mansion

Michelle & Chris’ Romantic Wedding at the Historic Grant Humphrey’s Mansion in Downtown Denver

When I first met Chris & Michelle for their engagement pictures a year ago it was evident right away that they were meant for each other. The way they looked into each other’s eyes, finished each others’ thoughts, and even the way Michelle would push up Chris’ glasses when they would slide down his nose…which happens often when you’re about a foot taller then your lover and have to tilt your head down to look at her.  And their wedding day was no different, except add in a unique contemporary lace white dress, a sophisticated tuxedo, oh and about 100 of your closest friends and family at a beautiful historic mansion.

Michelle & Chris have both been working extremely hard on finishing up school before their wedding day.  It’s hard to plan a wedding when working on a PhD is taking up so much of your time.  So they kept the details simple and with the help of their family and friends they pulled off a gorgeous, elegant, and fun wedding celebration that brought many smiles and tears of joy.

Michelle had a unique style all her own with vintage diamond jewelry and a unique cropped dress that showed off her sparkly high heels.  And the groom pulled off casual yet classy in a sharp navy suit and silver tie.  Both the dress and suit were found at Chiyo’s Bridal & Tux.   Read through this post to share the surprises, fun, and romance of their wedding day at Grant Humphreys Mansion.

wedding portraits at Grant Humphreys Mansion

a romantic 1st sight moment

picture of sparkly shoes and sparkly wedding rings

sparkly shoes and sparkly wedding rings

candid picture of bride getting ready at Grant Humphreys Mansion by Denver wedding photographer

candid picture of bride getting ready

candid picture of groom getting ready at Grant Humphreys Mansion by Denver wedding photographer

candid picture of groom getting ready

These two well-dressed lovebirds shared a special intimate moment together before they walked down the aisle in front of all their guests.  Not only was it stress-reliever to do a first sight and see each other beforehand, but it allowed us to have more time for pictures and better lighting.  I think they could have spent the rest of the day just embraced in each other’s arms, that is if they didn’t have a wedding to get to.  😉

denver wedding picture of a candid and romantic 1st sight at Grant Humphreys Mansion

a candid and romantic 1st sight before the ceremony

wedding party of hot pink and navy at Grant Humphreys Mansion

love the bold colors of the wedding party of fucshia pink and navy

Since they chose to do a first sight we were able to get all of their wedding party & family pictures done before their wedding ceremony, which everyone loves to get out the way so they can get on to the party!   I’m not typically a big a fan of pink, but I loved the bold color combination of fuchsia and navy blue that they chose for their wedding.  The colors popped against the mansion and matched their elegant and fun style.   I love documenting the excitement of the wedding party and family on the wedding day by capturing candid pictures of the family interacting.

Photo by Nicole Nichols Photography  http://nicolenichols.com

the family was giddy with excitement

picture of a romantic moment at Grant Humphreys Mansion wedding

wedding at at Grant Humphreys Mansion in downtown Denver

picture of a candid moment during the wedding at Grant Humphreys Mansion

a candid moment during the wedding

picture of a funny candid moment at Grant Humphreys Mansion wedding

picture of a funny candid moment at Grant Humphreys Mansion wedding

picture of a romantic moment at Grant Humphreys Mansion wedding

the way they look at each other

picture of wedding ceremony at Grant Humphreys Mansion

wedding ceremony at Grant Humphreys Mansion

picture of a funny candid moment at Grant Humphreys Mansion wedding

a priceless moment during the wedding ceremony

 

picture of a funny candid moment at Grant Humphreys Mansion wedding

bride reacts to hearing “All You Need is Love” by the Beatles

Michelle and Chris had a large ensemble of musicians perform for their wedding, including a string quartet, a few singers, and even some of their wedding guests whom surprised them and stood up and performed at the end of the ceremony.  But the big surprise was when Michelle heard the musicians perform “All You Need is Love” by the Beatles.  When they were kids the bride made her sister promise to play the song at her wedding, yet Michelle had forgotten about it herself till she heard it walking down the aisle with the love of her life.

best wedding pictures at Grant Humphreys Mansion wedding

so much love and happiness

picture of a romantic moment at Grant Humphreys Mansion wedding

a romantic moment after their wedding ceremony

best pictures Grant Humphreys Mansion wedding

documenting the day and the beauty of the historic Denver mansion

Photo by Nicole Nichols Photography  http://nicolenichols.com

bold wedding colors at the Grant Humphreys Mansion

picture of bride and groom share a laugh during toasts

bride and groom share a laugh during toasts

I am a huge fan of weddings at Grant Humphreys Mansion, I love the historic architecture and the vintage style of the interior.  However, a mansion built in the 1900’s and converted into a wedding venue is not always the easiest to maneuver as a wedding vendor.  So I have to applaud A Music Plus for all the relocating they managed moving their equipment from one room to the next to provide music for the guests as they moved from the ceremony site, to cocktails on the patio, to toasts on the main floor, then dancing in the basement. While the wedding guests relocated from one area to the next, it gave us a little extra time to sneak in a few night portraits below.
Also, Occasions Catering cooked a delicious dinner buffet that included a palisade peach salad that was so good I could have lived off it.

wedding photography portraits at Grant Humphreys Mansion

wedding portraits at Grant Humphreys Mansion

wedding picture at Grant Humphreys Mansion of bride and groom share a romantic kiss during their 1st dance

bride and groom share a romantic kiss during their 1st dance

Photo by Nicole Nichols Photography  http://nicolenichols.com

father daughter dance

groom dances with mom by Grant Humphreys Mansion wedding photographer

groom leads his mom in a dance

picture of bride dancing and having fun at Grant Humphreys Mansion wedding

bride dancing and having fun at Grant Humphreys Mansion wedding

For some added entertainment for their wedding guests Michelle & Chris decided to do a photo booth.  This is a fun add-on service we offer for wedding receptions.  It allows us to capture more pictures of the guests and they love getting dressed up and having fun with all the props we bring.

funny wedding photo booth pictures

funny wedding photo booth pictures

funny wedding photo booth pictures by Denver wedding photographer

funny wedding photo booth pictures

Thanks Michelle & Chris for having us document your wedding day.  It was a gorgeous wedding and a pleasure to be a part of.  I hope your wedding pictures will always bring joy to you as you embark on your new lives together across the country.

 

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Monet - I love the Grant Humpreys…and what a fabulous couple! I agree, the pink and blue were a stunning combo!October 27, 2015 – 10:13 pm

Nicole Nichols Photography - thanks, I love that picture too!October 24, 2015 – 9:10 am

Nicole Nichols Photography - Thanks Meredith! And yes, a super sweet couple!October 24, 2015 – 9:09 am

Nicole Nichols Photography - Thanks Ashley!October 24, 2015 – 9:09 am

Melissa - What a sweet couple! I love the bride’s style, and the grant humphrey’s mansion was the perfect vintage backdrop for their wedding.October 23, 2015 – 12:40 pm

Ashley McKenzie - I feel like you really captured this couple’s style! Great bridal party photo of them all walking across the lawn. Lighting can be tricky in there sometimes too, but you did such an amazing job!October 23, 2015 – 10:54 am

Chris - So much joy & emotion, just awesome!October 23, 2015 – 9:10 am

Amanda Tipton - They’re so sweet together! Wonderful work capturing their personality!October 23, 2015 – 8:22 am

Nicole Nichols Photography - Yes, we do! It’s usually one of my second shooters or assistants that takes the photobooth pictures, its so much fun for the wedding guestsOctober 22, 2015 – 10:12 pm

Miqui Miller - I’m beyond obsessed and in love with her heels!! <3 That shot of them outside the doors and you inside, awesome!October 22, 2015 – 8:58 pm

Meghan - I love that silhouette photo at the end. It’s almost Art Deco looking!October 22, 2015 – 8:32 pm

Meredith - What a sweet couple. Love the way you captured them! Outstanding images.October 22, 2015 – 8:12 pm

Brianna - Those. Shoes. Though.

This looks like such a beautiful day, and I love that they had musicians playing. What a special touch!October 22, 2015 – 8:06 pm

Jenae - Looks like fun!! Love the shot of them outside the door and the silhouette one dancing!October 22, 2015 – 7:45 pm

Kristina Lynn - What a fun couple. I love the story behind the Beatles song 🙂October 22, 2015 – 7:04 pm

Ashley Kidder - Do you run the photo booth too? Those images are awesome! So fun!October 22, 2015 – 2:20 pm

Stephanie Sugaski - What a sweet couple! I got married there, love it! Love the couple photos.October 22, 2015 – 2:17 pm

Anna | ANNAdventure Blog - Gorgeous wedding. What a sweet couple 🙂October 22, 2015 – 1:10 pm

Autumn C - Grant Humphreys is such a classy location! I love the OCF shots you got. Such a beautiful wedding 🙂October 22, 2015 – 12:40 pm

Ash Meier - I think I really want those shoes :).October 22, 2015 – 12:16 pm

Sarah - Ah! That shoe + ring shot is stunning! Bling bling! Beautiful images, they are so vibrant. And of course, the photobooth is awesome!October 22, 2015 – 11:58 am

Julie - What a fun day!October 22, 2015 – 11:33 am

Taylor Fisher - Oh, wow! Beautiful images of a beautiful couple! I love the emotion you captured in the two of them and your wide angle of their first kiss. Stunning!October 22, 2015 – 10:27 am

Deziree Dufresne - Oh hey, I remember this wedding 🙂 I love how all the photos turned out, they are so cute together!October 22, 2015 – 10:19 am

Elizabeth Weitz - What a stunning location for a wedding. Absolutely beautiful work! Love all the fun photo booth shots!October 22, 2015 – 10:11 am

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