A Whimsical Urban Wedding at Union in Fort Collins

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THANKS TO THE VENDORS FROM THIS WHIMSICAL URBAN FORT COLLINS WEDDING

Venue:  Union Fort Collins & Elizabeth Hotel
Event Planner: Pink Diamond Events & Little Bird Celebrations
Lighting & Design:  Lighting and Design by Scott
Paper goods:  Platypus Papers
Floral:  Fleur Decor
Officiant:  Rev Kim Tavendale
DJ:  Michael Claymore
Rentals:  All Events Rentals and Wallflower Rentals & Decor

An industry of love

Katie and Scott are such an amazing couple, and this isn’t the first time we have teamed up with them. We teamed up for Katie and Scott’s surprise engagement at Grand Lake! Sparks flew at this magical engagement, literally and figuratively. Katie and Scott are both event industry professionals and definitely not new to the wedding scene! Scott and Katie own and run  Lighting and Design by Scott. We were so excited to team up with them again at their wedding!

The First Time

First Looks are pretty much an industry standard. Whether you want to see each other beforehand or slide a note to each other before the ceremony, we have seen so many different meaningful ways for you to have a moment with your person before you are married before your loved ones! Ask us how we can help you plan the perfect first look!

Katie and Scott each got ready in their own rooms at the Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins, Colorado. Once they were polished and ready, they planner a first look with each other. The happiness on their faces is undeniable! They were excited to be marrying their best friend and the love of their life.

Little White Dress

Katie’s dress was from The Little White Dress store in Denver and the floral arrangements came from Fleur Decor in which they white and green flowers tied by a blue lace to tie in all the details and colors together. Scott wore a dark grey suit with a dusty blue tie and shoes. It was quirky, just like him! He even had the wedding date embroidered into the collar of his shirt. Talk about one-of-a-kind!

Exploring Fort Collins

After running around Downtown Fort Collins and capturing a bunch of exciting photos, we headed to their venue, The Union Bar and Soda Fountain, where the ceremony and reception would take place. The Union Bar is a mid-century modern styled restaurant and boasts a spacious outdoor patio for Katie and Scott’s family and friends gathered to see them tie the knot.

Style me pretty

Bringing in their Jewish roots, the couple recited their vows, broke Challah bread and the glass. The colors were dusty, navy blue, and the decor gives a hint at Katie and Scott’s unique and staple decor style. They had personalized wine bottles for each guest, along with a fun backdrop including a custom neon light sign the read “you + me”, and a greenery wall with the words “cheers” which all was done by Lighting and Design by Scott. 

Dance the night away!

The night ended with s’ mores by the fire and the Hora, which is a tradition in the Jewish culture. The newlyweds sit on chairs as the guests raise them in the air and dance in rejoice of their love dancing around in circles. What a fun group and a fun couple! Katie and Scott danced the night away with their loved ones and had the time of their lives!

Kelly
"After doing our engagement shoot with From the Hip, we knew our wedding photos were going to be just as spectacular.

For both the engagement session and the wedding, my wife and I were nervous about feeling too staged and cheesy. From the Hip's photographers make you feel incredibly comfortable in front of the lens, and the photos come out amazing every time!

We could not be happier, both with our artsy engagement photos taken in our favorite Denver neighborhood and the pure genius of our wedding photos taken in the foothills. If photos are important to you (as they should be), From the Hip is an easy first (and only) choice!"

Kelly
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Erica
"LOVE the whole team at From the Hip! Reviewed 30 photographers webpages, narrowed them down to my top 15 for my fiancé to review, and we both picked FTH as our favorite photog style!

They were incredibly professional and friendly during all our interactions. They're an incredible team and you can tell they love what they do. They were like ninjas and didn’t distract from the ceremony or reception.

If you want beautiful pictures from a professional company whose staff is friendly, passionate, and hardworking, then choose From The Hip! I can’t wait to work with their team again!"

Erica
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