As temperatures rise and daylight hours begin to stretch, summer wedding season is upon us. If you’re getting married this season, it’s down to crunch time to get everything prepared—and to fit into that dress or tux. If you’ve procrastinated, it’s not too late to put together a sensational wedding. We’ve compiled a list of the best places to help you get it done. With inspiration from Alaris owner Jon Terry, here are some local businesses to give you the perfect Colorado wedding this summer.
Our Pick for Location: Denver Botanic Gardens
This outdoor oasis in the heart of Denver is the perfect location for your summer wedding. You’ll say “I do” surrounded by a lush landscape that resembles something out of a fairy tale. Holding your ceremony at a Denver landmark also shows your pride for Colorado and its capital city.
Our Pick for Flowers: Newberry Brothers
We recommend Newberry Brothers, an award-winning family business that provides custom-designed floral arrangements for the big day. No matter your theme, they’ll be able to bring your vision to life. In true Colorado fashion, you can host an environmentally conscious wedding by donating your flowers after the ceremony—they’ll go to nursing homes and hospice centers.
Our Pick for the Cake: Lora’s Donut and Bakery Shop
Our favorite hometown bakery specializes in donuts, but their cakes are just as delicious. These cakes are completely customizable and baked-to-order by Lora herself. Plus, they’re known for their outstanding customer service, so you’ll be able to sit back and relax on your special day.
Our Pick for the Music: A Music Plus
Nothing adds energy to a reception like live music, and a classy string quartet will make walking down the aisle feel like a scene from a movie. No matter your preferred soundtrack, A Music Plus connects you with DJs and bands in the area to create a stellar ambiance for your ceremony and reception.
Our Pick for the Food: Catering by Design
At Catering by Design, you have a whole team of event designers dedicated to making your meal as perfect as possible. Choose from options like plated dinners, buffets, and family style meals, and peruse sample menus or come up with your own. They also specialize in food presentation, so you can be sure your dinner table will match your overall vision.
These businesses will help take the stress out of your wedding day while giving your ceremony and reception a unique Colorado flair.