Christina and Nick met at a Halloween party. Christina dressed as Sandy from “Grease” and Nick wore a Bad Santa costume. As part of his routine, Nick was handing out Christmas cards and the one he gave to Christina read, “can’t wait for our first date.” Pretty clever, right?!
“We laughed all night, shared our first kiss, and planned our (last) first date with each other,” says Christina.
Fast forward to the proposal. Nick invited Christina to his company Christmas party downtown next to Denver’s Clock Tower building. The couple headed to the top of the building, just behind the clock face, for a company photo. Except there was no party. And no group photo. Instead, Christina found a private space filled with rose petals, champagne and chocolates. Then, Nick’s heartfelt proposal.
“I was completely floored by the beauty of it all,” she says.
The wedding day was just as romantic. When we asked what their favorite moment of the day was, they each gave the same answer: The first look.
Nick: “The first look was one of the moments I was most looking forward to, and it exceeded my expectations. She took my breath away. I couldn’t believe my eyes, and I immediately started crying.”
Christina: “The first look was my favorite moment. I was so nervous and excited. We had planned to have our wedding outdoors behind the Manor House, but we moved it inside due to weather. We still did our first look outside where we had originally planned to say ‘I do.’ It was such a special moment to walk toward him in the spot I had been imagining walking down the aisle to him for a year. It was even more special because it was just the two of us. I wouldn’t trade that moment for anything.”
It’s easy to see the chemistry between Christina and Nick. They’re laughing or smiling (often with finger guns) in almost every photo.
“We love to laugh, so I’m glad we didn’t take ourselves too seriously that day,” she says. “Those photos still make me smile.”
We know you’re going to enjoy digging into this wedding as much as we have! Christina and Nick, thank you for sharing your big day with us!
VENDORS // Venue, Culinary: The Manor House | Planning: Cherry Bomb Events | Photography: Mary Meck Weddings | Videography: Laurel Wedding Films | Floral: Plum Sage | Cake: Beet Box Bakery | Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes | DJ: Skyline Productions | Photobooth : Mihi Photobooth |Calligraphy (marble tiles): Sara Buettmann | Hair & Makeup: Lola Beauty DNVR | Wedding Dress: Pallas Couture | Bridesmaid dresses: Birdy Grey | Gents’ attire: Joseph A Bank
“It was beautiful, intimate, and romantic beyond my dreams. The warm glow from the fire going on a chilly day with the beautiful florals and floating candles made for the perfect ceremony. I’d always imagined it being outside, but the inside space was breathtaking.”
“Nick loves cereal so we had a cereal bar for our late night snack. It was a big hit. I remember looking over and seeing him on the dance floor getting down with a cereal bowl in his hand, and he was definitely living his best life.”
“I did a mother daughter dance in addition to the traditional father daughter dance. It was such a special moment to share with my mom. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to honor their mother and let her shine.”