Ben and Stacy | Hudson Gardens Colorado Wedding Photographer

Bride and groom at Hudson Gardens wedding

If you were meeting Stacy and Ben for the first time, you’d think they’d only been dating for about 2 weeks. The way they look at each other and are constantly exchanging glances and laughing would make a hopeless romantic totally crumble. From the first time we met them, we knew there was something incredibly special about their love, and when we learned they had been together for nearly 11 years we knew we were in for an amazing wedding day! Thank you so much, Mr. & Mrs. Mullen, for having us be a part of your engagement season and wedding day. You two have true hearts of gold and your love brings a smile to so many people. We are so excited to see where your journey takes you!

Mike and Tay

PS. Be sure to read their interview at the end of the blog!


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How did you two meet?
“We met over 11 years ago when we both joined the car club at Colorado State University. During a car club meet, Ben walked up to Stacy and introduced himself, and she quickly said “hi” and walked away. Luckily, Ben understood that Stacy was just shy and gave her another chance! We quickly became friends and started dating a year later!”

When did you know you were going to marry each other?
“Stacy jokingly says that it was the moment Ben proposed! In all seriousness, it was when Ben decided to move to Denver from Fort Collins. It was a big step for him… and us!”

How did Ben propose?
“We were celebrating our ninth anniversary with dinner at Capital Grille in downtown Denver. Ben passed a small gift bag to Stacy, and as Stacy pulled the ring box from the bag, Ben got down on one knee. Niether of us could speak and there was a little bit of hyperventilating! We ate dessert in a blur of tears, joy, and love! (PS – Even after nine years, Stacy had no idea Ben was going to propose!)”
What is your favorite quirk about the other?

“We love each other’s geeky sense of humor! It takes just one look to know what the other is thinking…and then we burst into laughter!”

What advice do you have for couples planning their wedding now?
“Decide on the things that are most important to you, whether it’s the dress, cake, music, etc. When you find that a decision is stressing you out, and it’s not on your “important” list, let it go! There’s no shame in leaving a decision unmade and revisiting it a few days (or weeks!) later.”

How did you chose Hudson Gardens for your venue?
“We both wanted an outdoor wedding with an intimate feel. Since we had friends and family coming from other states, and we were trying to fit a bunch of wedding activities in one week, we wanted to keep everyone close to where we live. As soon as we toured Hudson Gardens, saw the gorgeous view from the Welcome Garden Pavilion and the serene feel of Monet’s Place, we were sold!”

What is your most memorable moment from your wedding day?
“Our wedding vows! Ben says it’s memorable because it was so awesomely traumatic! (Neither of us like to be the center of attention!) But honestly, the words were SO us. The vows were filled with tears, smiles, laughter… and 10 years of love.”

Venue :: Hudson Gardens
Wedding Planner :: Prive Events Design
Flowers :: Fluorescence Flowers
Cake/Dessert :: Kelley Kakes
DJ :: The DJ Connection (Mike Lemley)
Pedicab :: Three Kings Pedicab
Invites :: Wedding Paper Divas
Caterer :: Rocky Mountain Catering
Liquor :: Davidson’s Liquors
Bridal Gown :: Wedding Treasures
Bridal Gown Alterations :: Bobbin Along
Hair/Makeup :: Captivate Beauty Services
Large Wood Signs :: McClelland Custom Creations


Comments (8)

You did an amazing job of capturing all the emotion on this day. I could feel it in each one. And that dress! Gorgeous! Beautiful work Taylor.

These are just lovely! beautiful work and love that you added in a little Q&A about them and their wedding day! 🙂

I love the bright colors and the complete documentation of the day! Beautiful work!

Sue Cartwright

Sweetest wedding I’ve ever attended! Beautiful photography , great day. And I have a daughter now!

Love that ring shot! So many pretty details. Lovely!

Love all of the little details for this beautiful wedding! Great job capturing all of the emotions of the day!

I love reading about each couple as much as I love looking at the photos! What a beautiful wedding! I especially love the details of the dress, and I want to eat that cake! But you truly captured the personalities of these two- what a great job!

SO many great emotional captures! Lovely work!

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