Denver Botanic Gardens Wedding | Lukasz and Annie Cerbin

Denver Botanic Gardens wedding Luke and Annie bride and groom portraits at moon gate

Denver Botanic Gardens Wedding

Denver Botanic Gardens Wedding | Lukasz and Annie Cerbin

Oh man, friends. Annie and Luke’s Denver Botanic Gardens wedding is one we’ve been so excited to share with y’all! This sweet couple had quite a year. Not only were they planning a wedding, they were also moving to Colorado just months before their big day and Luke was starting med school. WOW! When our friends at Prive Events told us about this awesome couple, we immediately knew we had to know them. Their story and sincerely adventurous spirits captivated us and we were thrilled when they invited us to be their wedding photographers!
Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Cerbin! We love you guys and are so excited to see you again soon!
Love,
Mike and Tay

How did the two of you meet?
“It was a classic love story. We met at Northwestern’s second look for prospective medical students. Luke thought Annie was “super cute” and Annie thought Luke was a “huge bro”. One of them was right…”

Denver Botanic Gardens wedding Luke and Annie bride and groom portraits at moon gate

Luke, how did you propose?
“Luke arranged a surprise weekend trip to Asheville, North Carolina. We hiked to the top of a beautiful bluff in the Blue Ridge Mountains on Saturday morning. Unfortunately it was foggy and sprinkling all morning, but that just meant we had the mountain to ourselves when Luke got down on one knee. And they say rain is lucky for a marriage, right?!”

Denver Botanic Gardens wedding Luke and Annie bride and groom portraits at moon gate

Tell us about your first look!
“Our first look was at one of our favorite spots in the Botanic Gardens, the moon gate. After the whirlwind of getting ready, we were excited to finally see each other and officially start the festivities. It was a very special moment because after over a year of planning, we were finally seeing each other on our wedding day and were about to be man and wife. When the first look moment finally came, Luke was speechless and Annie was radiant. It was everything we could have hoped it would be and set the stage for an incredible day and celebration.”

Denver Botanic Gardens wedding Luke and Annie bridal party

How did you guys choose Denver Botanic Gardens wedding for your venue?
“It was one of the first places we visited together in Denver. We also wanted a beautiful and romantic place for our ceremony, which the Botanic Gardens certainly delivered!”

What was the most fun part of planning your Denver Botanic Gardens wedding?
“We asked our friends and family to submit their favorite recipes and composed them into a cookbook which we used as our guest book at the wedding. We love to cook and eat good food, and thought having a few tried and true recipes from our favorite people would be a great way to start off our marriage. Also cake tasting was pretty great too!”

Denver Botanic Gardens wedding Luke and Annie bride and groom portraits

What was your most memorable moment from your wedding day?
“It’s a tie between our first look and our ceremony. Both were perfect and more beautiful than we could have imagined. Third would be seeing our friends dancing with the big head photos of our cats faces that we made for our photo booth. They were a bigger hit than we were anticipating.”

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If you could pick one word to describe your wedding ceremony, what would it be and why?
“Beautiful. Our ceremony was at the romantic gardens in the Denver Botanical Gardens which is just a picturesque place to get married. The whole morning was overcast and rainy, but as we started our vows the sun came out and shined on us. As if our vows weren’t significant enough, this just seemed to frame and magnify them even more. We couldn’t have imagined a better ceremony.”

Denver Botanic Gardens wedding Luke and Annie bride and groom portraits Denver Botanic Gardens wedding Luke and Annie reception

What advice do you have for couples planning their wedding now?
“Use Taylor Jones Photography for their photos! Plan something fun to do with your friends/family outside of the traditional wedding weekend activities. We were lucky to have our wedding over a 3-day weekend, and got all our friends together for hiking and then a brewery crawl the day after our wedding. With all the frenzy of the wedding day, its hard to talk with anyone for more than a few minutes. So having some extra time planned to catch up with friends and family is definitely worth it!”

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Are you going on a honeymoon?
“We spent a week after the wedding exploring the beautiful San Juan Mountains in Southwest Colorado. But we also plan to take an actual honeymoon this spring to Italy to explore Venice, Tuscany, and the Amalfi Coast.”

Denver Botanic Gardens Wedding Vendors

Coordinator and Flowers: Prive Events
Baker: Fluffed and Frosted
Caterer: Occasions
DJ: A+ Music
Wedding dress: Tre Bella (in Durham, NC)
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