An Elegant, Space-Themed Wedding at Highlands Ranch Mansion in Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Rachel Hakeem (26 and a chief of staff in the aerospace industry) and Bradley Cheetham (28 and a CEO for an aerospace company he founded) wanted to bring their love of the final frontier into their wedding day. The pair’s relationship has been reaching for the stars from day one: the pair met at an aerospace conference in 2010, and Brad proposed on the anniversary of the first time a human traveled to space. With space-themed elements like foam rockets that guests could launch into the air after the pair’s first kiss at the ceremony, the bride was sure to preserve a classic elegance to the day’s proceedings with a gold palette and touches of pink and turquoise. Even with their eye toward the future of space travel, the pair made sure to include a nod to the past: blending their families’ Lebanese and Italian traditions and creating an arrangement of a century’s worth of family photographs at the entrance to the reception. —Rory Kress