Calling all “Downton Abbey” and “The Great Gatsby” fans!!! Today's wedding draws on 1920s details, from the beaded dresses to the groom's tuxedo shoes to the artful feather decor. I especially love Erin's oversized bouquet with the stunning red flowers and greenery. And how fun is it that they hired a swing dancing team to come and give lessons? What a creative way to keep their 1920s theme and give their guests a fun experiences. xoxo, Jessica
Erin + James
January 25, 2015
Denver, Colorado | Grant-Humphreys Mansion
What was your budget?
- Venue: $1,100
- Catering: $2,000
- Decor: $300
- Swing dance lessons: $250
- Dress: $1,400
- Flowers: gifted
- Bullfrogs and Butterflies & Emily Marie Photography: gifted
- Cambria Magnuson Videography: gifted
How many guests did you have?
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
Everything from the bridesmaid’s bouquets and boutonnieres to the centerpieces were made by my mother and I.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
One of the biggest money savers was to forgo all dish, silverware, glass and linen rentals. I used my great grandmother's, grandmother's and mother's China sets, silverware, glasses and linens for our reception which added a nice personal touch in addition to saving us money.
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Don’t let too many people have input into your special day. Be very selective to whom you let be part of the planning process.
What was your biggest splurge?
My wedding dress.
What was your favorite detail?
One of my favorite details was having 23 Scadoo Swing Dance Company come to perform, give lessons and dance with our guests.
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
We decided not to do a first look… It was the best decision. I will never forget the look on his face when I came down the aisle. It was one of the most memorable moments of my life.
Photography: Bullfrogs & Butterflies • Swing Dancers: Denver Swing Dance • Catering: Bartenders and More & Macaroni Grill • Venue: Grant-Humphreys Mansion • Floral: Nature's Grace Design • Wedding Gown: Dora Grace Bridal • Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men's Wearhouse • Bakery: Whole Foods