An Elegant Formal Wedding in Mount Vernon, Colorado

Jonathan Dismuke (27 and a construction professional) and Kari Quinn (28 and an event planner) met in college through mutual friends. Their first date

Jonathan Dismuke (27 and a construction professional) and Kari Quinn (28 and an event planner) met in college through mutual friends. Their first date was at an Colorado Avalanche hockey game, where the couple ended up on the Kiss Cam. Jonathan proposed on a weekend trip to Blackhawk for their anniversary weekend. He popped the question on the rooftop of their hotel, overlooking the snowy Blackhawk canyon. Kari and Jonathan decided to get married on their 7-year anniversary as a couple. Since Kari worked in the wedding industry, she knew she wanted a wedding that was different than the weddings she saw on a regular basis. "On our wedding day, our goal was to celebrate our “LOVE” and share it with our family and friends as we embark on our new venture of husband and wife," Kari said. The couple decided on The Mount Vernon Country Club with a reception at the Cable Center. Jonathan grew up in the mountains, and it was important to him to find a ceremony site that had gorgeous Colorado mountain views, while Kari thought the Cable Center added a fun twist to their day. The couple wanted a free-flowing reception, where guests could wander around and dance. They served comfort food and bar food at various food stations, as well as four different cakes. A fun dance party was also important to the couple, so they hired and DJ and set up a professional photo booth to entertain guests. After dancing all night long, guests snacked on mini breakfast burritos before heading to the after party.

Custom Bridesmaids Hangers
Silver Wedding Shoes
The bride and groom wanted an elegant, modern wedding with pink and ivory colors and pops of yellow. Yellow is the bride's favorite color, so she wanted to incorporate subtle hints of it into the decor.
The bride wore a ball gown with a crystal-encrusted fitted bodice by designer Mori Lee. She wanted a dress that would be comfortable and allow her to dance and move around the reception.
Bride and Groom First Look
The bride's four bridesmaids wore black knee length dresses with lace straps and an open back detail. Her niece was a junior  bridesmaid and wore a black one shoulder dress.
The groom and groomsmen wore black matching suits. with pink and white checkered ties and pocket squares. To add some more color, the groomsmen also wore pink and blue argyle socks with black dress shoes.
Wedding Party Jumping Photo
Ceremony Pink Origami Programs
The bride and groom made custom pink and white "cootie catchers" for their ceremony program, full of facts about the groomsmen and bridesmaid. They wanted their guests to become better acquainted with their wedding party during their ceremony.
The bride and groom's ceremony altar piece was a piece of furniture the bride found by her apartment complex.  The bride and groom painted it yellow to bring more of the bride's favorite color into the decor.
Pink and Ivory Formal Reception Hall
Love Sign At Reception Hall
Pink and Ivory Centerpiece
Pink and Ivory Crystal Centerpiece
White Centerpiece on Pink Petal Tablecloth
The bride and groom made cootie catchers as their program so guests could get to know us and our bridal party. Their guest book was a giant Jenga set the bride's dad made for the groom. They had guests sign blocks to create a fun souvenir of their wedding day.
The bride and groom wanted a free-flowing reception, where guests could wander around and dance. They served comfort food and bar food, as well as food they planned to have on their honeymoon, at various food stations.
Assorted Meat Skewers
Instead of having just one wedding cake, the bride and groom had four! They designed a unique cake bar with pink and ivory tiered cakes with mismatched fondant designs to match their color theme.
White Cake with White Flower
White Initial Cake
Pink Cake with White Pearls
I Do Decor
Bride and Father of the Bride First Dance
The bride and groom's bar  included a mix of their favorite beers and wines and a signature champagne toast of ginger bellini. After dancing all night long, guests snacked on mini breakfast burritos before heading to the after party.rn