Yellow and gray are a wonderful choice for a wedding color palette. The yellow colors below certainly shine bright in the photos captured by Libby Neder Photography – a husband and wife team that offer their clients a brilliant mix of Libby’s intense, saturated, extroverted, and lively images with Will’s chiaroscuro style, black-and-white focused, intimate portraits.
The bride and groom had an outdoor tent wedding at The Manor House in Littleton Colorado. This historic manor dates back to 1914 and has entertained many guests, including Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.
From the bride: “Chad and I are used to being told how different we are – I love trendy restaurants, while he’s more at home in a dive bar. Chad is as laid back as they come, while I’m the girl who uses three color-coded planners. The best part of our relationship is the way that our differences challenge us to constantly accommodate and grow together. When planning our wedding, it was important to us that our day reflect those contrasts by highlighting the fact that our two personalities fit well together, despite our differences.”
“When Chad and I first got engaged, we had a hard time selecting a venue. Everything we toured felt either too formal or too casual – nothing seemed to have the right balance that would make us both happy. We initially toured The Manor House out of curiosity. I grew up near the venue and had always loved it as a little girl.
“When we walked inside, we immediately commented that it matched everything we wanted for our day. While the house is large and stunning, the interior feels cozy and lived in – the perfect balance of casual elegance. Everything was intentionally chosen to signify contrast, from the colors (yellow and grey) to Chad’s outfit (a formal tuxedo without a tie). Our ceremony took place outside with an incredible view of downtown Denver. The mash-up of the beautiful foothills against the backdrop of the city felt like a fitting distinction.”
“Chad is an arborist, so it was important to us to include elements of nature within our decor. Chad cut several discs of wood to use in our centerpieces. We also used tree branches (created by a friend’s father) to hold the escort cards. We used a beautiful wood-burned pallet to display the donuts that we chose instead of cake. I am a lover of literature, so we had my favorite quotes in wooden frames placed throughout the reception. As a favor, I baked cookies from a recipe of my late grandmother’s. We left them at every seat and I know it was a touch that my family members appreciated.”
“After the last song of the reception, Chad and I chose to have our guests exit while we did a “last dance” by ourselves. It was a beautiful moment, where I got to really focus on the reason behind the day. We both knew that we would be happily married with or without a wedding, but we were so glad that we got to create a day that reflected us as individuals and as a couple. At the end of it all, it was about much more than the two of us joining lives – we saw it as a celebration of the union of our families and friends and the new life we have an opportunity to build together. Earlier in the night, I was dancing with Chad surrounded by our friends and family. I remember looking around and feeling so fortunate to be surrounded by all of the people I love most in the world. Looking back, the material pieces of our wedding just serve as anchors for the memories of an incredible day.”
Photographer: Libby Neder Photography
Signage: Amy Adams Art Design
Hair Stylist: AURA Salon
Floral Designer: Bella Floral
Photo Booth Equipment: Carnefix Photography
DJ: Elite DJ & Production
Etsy Designer: Lo Boheme Bridal Accessories
Invitation Designer: Minted
Etsy Designer: Morgan Hill Designs
Etsy Designer: Pancakes and Glue Guns
Etsy Designer: Refunked Junkies
Bridesmaid Dresses: The B Boutique
Other: Voodoo Doughnuts
Reception Venue: The Manor House