Handmade Geometric Wedding: Lindsay + Brian

bride and groom

Lindsay + Brian love saturated colors and hard-edged, geometric design, so they made sure to include those elements in their personal, handmade wedding. They were married in Denver, Colorado where it is legal to marry yourselves – so they did just that for their ceremony! They each wrote their own vows and then married themselves – so perfect. They also  handmade almost all of the decor and kept the guest list small to just their closest friends + family for a more intimate wedding. Thanks so much to Fresh In Love for the photos and congrats to Lindsay + Brian!

flower hair clip

first look

dark bouquet, deer boutonniere

dark purple bouquet


Lindsay + Brian have been dating since they were both 15 years old (excluding a one year hiatus in college). They attended the same high school, went off to different colleges, did the long-distance thing for a couple years, and finally settled in Denver six years ago. They recently moved to Austin where Brian is pursuing his PhD in philosophy and Lindsay teaches art history at the community college. Despite their new locale, they decided to get married in Denver as that is not only where the majority of their friends + family reside, but it is also where their relationship really came into its own. From Lindsay, “Planning a wedding in a different state than the one where you reside has some inherent hurdles, but in the end it was really rewarding.”

bride and groom

bride and groom

Processional: Too Late – M83

Recessional: Birds – Serenades

First Dance: I Found A Reason – Cat Power

triangle banner backdrop

triangle banner backdrop

triangle banner backdrop

1. Saying our vows during the ceremony. I knew I was going to be emotional (I cry at seriously everything. I’m such a sap!), but I didn’t know how profoundly uttering my vows and hearing Brian say his in front of our friends and family would affect me. It was easily one of the most meaningful moments of my life.

2. Showing up to the boathouse and seeing not only our dear friends who coordinated the event, but our parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, and old friends all pitching-in to help get the reception site ready. It was so moving to see everyone come together as a team to support us and make our day beautiful. We felt very lucky and very loved.

triangle banner backdrop

bride and groom

ring bearers with bow ties

pug wedding dog

bright reception

guestbook notes

triangle banner

geometric cubes

geometric cubes

geometric triangle banner

rainbow wedding cake

rainbow wedding cake

bride and groom

Be true to yourselves. You’ll find that everyone, and I mean everyone, has an opinion on what makes for a good wedding. Advocate for the things that are most important to you, but be willing to make some concessions in regards to the smaller details.

photography: Fresh In Love // venue: Washington Park Boathouse, Denver Colorado // catering: Basic Kneads Pizza Truck // dessert: Mini Pies from The Shoppe, cake made by bride’s sister // florist: Family friend, succulents from Daniel at The Succulent Garden // rentals: Butler Rents // groom’s attire: Indochino, Brooks Brothers, Levis // bride’s dress: Elizabeth and James // paper goods: made by friend of bride and groom, Brandon Roth

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Comments

  1. Such a unique wedding! Love the geometric shapes theme, the bright bold colors, and the bride’s gorgeous gown..so beautiful!

  2. I would absolutely love to find a tutorial to make the garland going around the ceiling of the room! My mantel needs it.

  3. Love the bright colours and geometric shapes that were used to create this unique wedding!

  4. Beautiful, unique wedding.

    Also, absolutely love her earrings..any chance they were a special part of her wedding outfit & we know where they’re from?

  5. Hello,

    I love the wedding concept, I was searching the net for this kind of ideas. Thank you for sharing your pictures.

  6. What a super fun wedding and a wonderful concept too! The beautiful Bride’s Elizabeth & James dress is stunning!

  7. amazing couple and nice theme

  8. I really love all the paper/origami throughout the boathouse (my location too); so much so that I may be borrowing the idea; it makes the environment look fun and inviting.
    Thank you so much for sharing and the inspiration that ensued

  9. Oh my. So lovely. I am dying to know where the bow tie on the pug is from. Anyone know?

  10. Love your dress!! Were did you get it? What fabric was it made of?

  11. Chelsea Reinhardt on:

    HI Lindsey!

    I’m also getting married at the boathouse in September of 2014, and I’m having a hard time picturing it without physical elements. How many guests did you have and what size tables did you use? I’m a little concerned that we won’t have enough room for a dance floor? Anyway I love your wedding! :)

    Thanks!
    Chelsea

  12. Goodness! I love the backdrop you made with the bunting. How’d you do it? Fabric I suspect? Please do tell!

  13. Hi Lindsey,
    I was wondering how you wired electricity in the garden for your ceremony. We will be getting married there in June (!) and are running into some bumps as far as mic-ing our musicians.
    Thanks,
    Crissy

  14. Hi everyone! I’m Melissa the photographer for this gorgeous wedding! Just thought I would pop a little update in here since I am no longer Fresh In Love….please take a look at my new rebranded website Happy Confetti Photography http://www.happyconfettiphotography.com Thanks so much for loving my work! :)

  15. What a beautiful wedding! I love the geometric background you use for your table. Did you use cardstock, felt? Would love to know where you got the materials from.

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