Anya and Ben’s Garden of the Gods wedding was so epic, it couldn’t be contained to a single day or location. Instead, we joined the couple and their guests for three days of partying at the Garden of the Gods Resort and the Pinery, both with equally beautiful – but vastly different – views of Colorado Springs.
Both of their Friday and Saturday night parties had jaw-dropping views of the Rockies as the sun dipped down behind the mountains. With most of their guests joining them from Wichita, I lost count of the number of times we heard “look at that view!” But I will be the first to admit that it impressed even those of us from Colorado. A couple of times, I caught myself just drinking in the environmental eye-candy. During their reception, however, we were all treated to a sweeping view of Colorado Springs, with the building lights twinkling in the darkness, showing off Colorado’s visual range.
But in spite of all the luscious scenery, Anya and Ben couldn’t take their eyes off each other. Throughout the welcome parties and their wedding day, they would catch each other’s eye from across the room and both would just beam with happiness. It was clear to everyone that the views didn’t matter. Anya and Ben could have gotten married in an alley in Wichita and they would have been as radiant. The views were just the cherry on top of this ice cream sundae.
Anya and Ben, thank you for including us in the day’s laughs, tears, and raucous reception! You two sure know how to put on a party and we are honored to have gotten to know you and your families.
Rehearsal dinner venue: Garden of the Gods Resort, Garden Terrace
Welcome dinner venue; The View at Kissing Camels
Wedding ceremony: Garden of the Gods Resort, South Lawn
Getting ready and wedding reception: The Pinery at the Hill
Planning and coordination: SK Event Specialists
Floral: The Pinery at the Hill
Beauty: The Day
Ceremony music: TH Entertainment
DJ: All Star DJs