Caitlin and Jeb may live in Montreal, but they knew that they needed to return to Denver, Colorado, to start the next chapter in their relationship. The couple, who've known one another since elementary school, reconnected on Facebook (and started dating!) before finally having their first official date when Jeb, a professional soccer player, was in Denver with the Montreal Impact to play the Colorado Rapids. "We were boyfriend and girlfriend before even seeing each other after 10 years," says Caitlin. "When you know, you know!"
They had their first kiss on the light rail platform in downtown Denver, and their relationship came full circle a year later, when Jeb surprised Caitlin on the same train platform with a proposal! The couple quickly got busy planning their wedding, putting together their clean, modern Colorado celebration in barely six months. Though they were marrying at the beginning of December, "We wanted to stay away from more conventional winter colors and be true to our personality as a couple," says Caitlin. A mix of sleek gray, mustard yellow, and white transformed the historic D&F Clock Tower, where Caitlin and Jeb took over the top five floors of the building for an interactive, constantly-moving ceremony and reception that let them truly experience the day with their guests.
Jeb and Caitlin let their venue, built in 1911, infuse their modern celebration with vintage touches.
Caitlin wore mustard yellow shoes for a pop of color under her gown. "It was a ray of sunshine in the Colorado winter," she says of the bold hue. Her gown was unembellished when she purchased it, but she bought beaded fabric to create playful, shimmering straps (as well as create her chic birdcage veil!).
"I knew I wanted a flowing, silk dress. The straps gave it some winter sparkle," the bride says. Caitlin carried a bouquet of peonies, roses, billy balls, and dusty miller leaves in white, yellow, and soft gray.
It was only fitting that the couple's St. Bernard, Moose, joined them for photos (wearing a sweet yellow bow tie!). After all, he was the one who delivered the ring to Caitlin the day she and Jeb got engaged.
Caitlin wanted a dress that would flatter all four of her bridesmaids' bodies, so she chose a dove gray multi-way dress. They carried small bouquets of billy balls tied with gray ribbons.
Jeb's groomsmen kept it casual in dark gray suits and vests, accented with yellow ties—and yellow argyle socks!
The ceremony took place in front of the tower's clock face. "After the ceremony, we moved the chairs and swept up the petals to turn the room into the dance floor for later in the evening," says Caitlin.
Once they'd said "I Do," Jeb and Caitlin headed up to the top floor of the tower to take photos on the spiral staircase. Candles and chandeliers dressed up the raw space.
"We're both vegetarians, so a tapas-style reception allowed us to incorporate seasonal ingredients and still satisfy everyone's tastes," says Caitlin. Dark gray linens and small white and yellow arrangements topped the cocktail tables. They served their guests His and Hers signature drinks - a Whiskey Lemonade for him, and Apple Cider Sangria for her.
Jeb and Caitlin purchased a book of Colorado photography to use as the guest book, having guests leave them messages on different pages.
The dessert table featured wedding cake, pie, and the couple's favorite yellow candies.
Each tier of the cake was a different flavor - almond cream, Bailey's Irish chocolate, Strawberries and champagne, and lemon. An overblown white peony cascaded down the side.
Caitlin and Jeb escaped the Colorado winter with a honeymoon to Hawaii, where they reminisced about celebrating with their guests as the snow fell over Denver. With only 90 guests at their wedding, Caitlin and Jeb were able to spend time with each and every person they'd invited. "Choose your guest list wisely," says Caitlin. "We're very outgoing as a couple, so we wanted our wedding to be about people we love interacting with one another and celebrating with us."
Ceremony & Reception Venue: D&F Clock Tower || Wedding Planner: Kara Delay of Love This Day Events || Bride's Wedding Dress: Purchased at Felicé Bridal || Shoes: Nordstrom || Jewelry: Kate Spade || Hair: Brie Francis || Makeup: Lizanne Brovsky || Bridesmaids' Dresses: twobirds Bridesmaid || Groom and Groomsmen's Suits: Express || Florist: Kara Delay of Love This Day Events || Invitations: Minted || Music: Josie Quick of Perpetual Motion, Chris Cockroft of Tip Top DJ || Catering: Three Tomatoes || Cake: Das Meyer || Rentals: Butler Rents || Photography: Brinton Studios