This Funky, Lilac + Orange Denver Wedding Was The Definition Of Offbeat Romance

Planner Krista from Curate Events + Design captured Colorado-based couple Leksy + Kelly best when she described them as “perfectly quirky, fashion-forward, and funky.”

Leksy is a wardrobe stylist and singer. Kelly is an electronic music producer known (also known as Chuck Shadow). Their love story started at the Denver installation of famous electronic dance music festival Electric Daisy Carnival. Their edgy, colorful, creative personalities shined through into single every aspect of their offbeat, romantic wedding day. We can’t get enough of these colors!!

Moss Denver provided an urban, industrial backdrop that perfectly balanced every funky pop of lilac and orange. And photographer Ashley Taylor snapped so many great shots of this super fun and eclectic celebration!

Leksy’s Aveline Bow Ankle Strap Sandals by Jimmy Choo are a mix of feminine romance and asymmetrical style with a bow on the heel of one shoe and on the toe of the other.

Sundown Paper introduced guests to the lilac and orange vibe of the day with this funky retro font invitation suite.

We cannot get enough of Leksy’s dreamy dress 😍 Since she’s a wardrobe stylist, she knew that finding her wedding gown was the very first thing she’d want to do when she began the wedding planning process. Designer research quickly led her to Tal Kedem. This sheer bodice romantic gown was the first one she tried on when she went to a Tal Kedem trunk show at San Mateo, CA bridal boutique Nouvelle Vouge, but her journey didn’t end there…

Leksy kept shopping around but found out that the designer herself would be doing personal appointments with brides in Chicago (where Leksy’s sister lives)! “I got to meet with Tal and her team in a beautiful hotel room and tried on tens of dresses with Tal herself helping me pick,” Leksy says. “I had shown her the photos of the ones I had tried on before, and after about 10 dresses, she said, ‘Okay, let’s put the one on from the picture.’ I walked out, and we just all knew. She said she knew the second she saw the photo that this was the dress for me.”

“One of my favorite parts of working directly with the designer was being able to make minor tweaks to original design to make the dress my own. We added more volume and a longer train, and added custom detachable short white sleeves to balance out my chest. She drew a design, signed it, and we popped a bottle of champagne. It was truly a magical day.”

Artists from Something Ginger went above and beyond when they created Leksy’s pearl-embellished hair and makeup looks.

Kelly came across this chic white and lilac color-blocked suit from Boohoo Man early in the planning process and knew its edgy, nontraditional vibe would be a perfect fit for all of the wedding’s purple touches.

This rich and vibrant bridal bouquet is just the beginning of the floral magic that Flower Disco worked for this event. Love those draping orchids!

We love a wedding sneaker! Kelly rocked a pair of bright white Converse for the big day.

If you’re loving the fuller skirt and fitted bodice of Leksy’s look then you should take a peek at our favorite fairytale princess wedding gowns!

Loving these mix-and-match purple bridal party looks and the way their orange bouquets totally POP! Here are the 27 best lavender bridesmaid dresses your crew will totally love!

All of Kelly’s groomsmen rocked matching lilac suits from River Island.

The Ceremony

Flower Disco’s floral creations totally transformed the space with all of this color and texture!

How fierce is this vibrant floral arch against Moss Denver’s moss wall?

Leksy + Kelly’s dogs, Bear and Piglet, and their cat, Toad, all got to be ring bearers!! Take a look at 15 times dogs in weddings stole the show if you need any more convincing that your furry friends should be part of your big day.

Our Musical Choices

Processional: "Instant Crush" + "Doin it Right" by Daft Punk (live string instrument covers)

Recessional: "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk (live string instrument cover)

First Dance: "You're the one" by Kaytranada

So cute that Leksy + Kelly’s vow booklets that match their invitation suite and signage!

How fun are these dangling flowers?? Check out our list of the most creative hanging installation ideas for your wedding!

The Reception

Leksy + Kelly used After The Tone, an audio guestbook service that lets your guests use an old phone to record messages for you on the big day. Then they send you a copy of the recordings on vinyl!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

From the Bride: The best piece of advice I got was to decide that the day was going to be amazing ahead of time. You and your partner set the tone for the day, and therefore set the vibe for how your guests feel about the day. If you let every bump in the road rattle you or stress about every detail, then everyone else will experience the day as imperfect and stressful. My partner and I sat down the night before and decided, no matter what, we were going to have a good day, and that is truly what happened. When I started wedding planning, I tried to think about weddings from the guest perspective. I realized that from my experience as a guest, no one ever leaves a wedding wishing the ceremony was longer, people will remember the food (good or bad), and they will remember whether or not they had fun! First and foremost, the wedding day is about you and your partner, and whatever is really important to you to include, religious or otherwise, do! BUT considering how your wants and desires are received by your guests will end in a better experience for everyone.
-Your ceremony doesn't have to be long to be good. You don't need a long-winded officiant telling your life story- everyone there knows you!
-Don't skip rehearsal! Knowing where to be and stand and when to talk makes the whole ceremony run smoother.
-Make sure the food is good! You don't need a plated dinner-- buffet is just fine! Most people prefer to choose what goes on their plate anyway- so save money there. But DO make sure that your food tastes good and that you've considered dietary restrictions of your guests.
-Skip the physical favors! They are often forgotten, and you can spend that money elsewhere. If you want to do something, opt for something personal like a note or something handmade.
-Curate the vibe through your music! Spend time with your DJ putting together a playlist that represents you, but also songs that older generations may want to enjoy (especially earlier in the evening). This may be a hottake, but we did no requests- no exceptions, and we have absolutely no regrets. People were on the dance floor from start to finish.
-Have a wedding planner, or at least a day-of-coordinator. They not only help your vision come to life, but they also take the logistics of the actual wedding day off your and your family's plate so that everyone can truly be present in the moment. Even the most well thought out event has hiccups and having someone there to handle is absolutely worth its weight in gold. Along with that, the more organized you are, the more organized they can be! They are executing your day, so the more specific you can be about what you want, when you want it, where you want it, the less you have to worry about the day of.
-Be picky with who you choose for your vendors BUT once you pick your vendors, especially creative vendors like florals and graphic design, give them space to create! Make sure to consider what is most important to you and your non-negotiables before hiring them, spend time looking through their portfolios and reading reviews, and have a list of questions for them when you first meet to make sure that your visions align. Don't be afraid to provide feedback, but micromanaging the creative vision is exhausting for everyone and will lead to a lesser end product. You hired them for a reason! Book your vendors as early as you possibly can to make sure you can secure your date and their best prices!

Colorado Party Rentals filled these reception banquet tables with dreamy lilac linens and sleek, modern flatware in black.

“Giraffes are my favorite animal,” Leksy says, “and I wanted to find a way to include them, so I spray painted some toy giraffes purple and snuck them in as our signage stands.”

Oak & Olive was behind the evening’s cocktails, but there’s a super meaningful backstory to this couple’s signature drinks: “One of my favorite things we did at our wedding was celebrate my husband’s sobriety,” Leksy says. “At the wedding, he was a few months shy of 10 years sober, but that didn’t mean that he had to miss out on a signature drink! We had a milkshake bar in his honor where The Kelly was a chocolate milkshake, and it was a huge hit!”

MugShot supplied a sparkly photo op moment for guests!

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

I think our most memorable moment was the Best Person speech. Our best friend, who was both our maid of honor and our best man, aka our Best Person, presented, as a complete surprise to us, a 10 minute Star Wars themed movie that he had produced in secret, and then gave a half roast, half speech of all our favorite moments in our decade long friendship. He ended the speech by presenting Leksy with a lightsaber. The entire room was crying from laughing so hard and it was truly the talk of the wedding.

Leksy’s custom cropped white leather jacket is edgy bridal perfection. Take a peek at our list of bridal jackets we love if you’re needing another layer to spice up your look for the after party.

Shamane’s Bakery created this sweet and simple single layer wedding cake complete with lilac and orange sugar florals!

Yes, of COURSE there was an out-of-this-world rave afterparty.

Nothing better during a sparkler-filled grand exit than a grinning groom and beaming bride!

Congratulations on your fun and funky wedding day, Leksy + Kelly!! Best wishes from GWS!

photography: Ashley Taylor Photography // venue name: Moss Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States // event design: Curate Events and Design // planning: Curate Events and Design // florals: Flower Disco // wedding dress: Tal Kedem // bride's shoes: Jimmy Choo // hair stylist: Something Ginger // makeup artist: Something Ginger // groom attire: Boohoo Man // groom's shoes: Converse // groomsmen attire: River Island // videography: Shutter and Sound // paper goods: SunDown Paper // catering: Relish Catering & Events // cake: Shamane Bakery // tabletop rentals: Colorado Party Rentals // music: Diamond Empire Band // photo booth: MugShot // cocktails: Oak and Olive // guestbook: After The Tone