In Dreamland 11

The talented wedding dream team of Sarah McGinnis and Hope Bradford from A Touch of Bliss, Photographer Colleen Kelly, Newberry Brothers florist, Sam Keith Cakes and Denver Botanic Gardens (among others), teamed up to create a mid-century modern fairytale featuring Pantone’s colors of the year—rose quartz and serenity. The result was a fantasy styled shoot not far from reality.

Lush Romance

A Touch of Bliss had a unique vision that could only be facilitated by the right venue. For us, the right venue was the Denver Botanic Gardens in the heart of Denver. The always-romantic and lush space (that real brides, too, enjoy each wedding season) was the perfect dreamy setting for a color-filled shoot. Specifically, the Solarium and Orangery set the mood, but with so many different gardens, settings and displays, it was hard for us to decide on just a couple whimsical spaces.

“My vision for the shoot was to bring to life the fairytale vibe of a wedding that I feel like we have all been missing lately,” says Hope Bradford.

The fairytale came to life starting in the Solarium, a pastel-green glass house tucked away behind the garden’s fresh foliage. Filled with hexagon marble tables and geometric glass terrariums decorated by local artist Moire Parker, each element included flushed pastels and Pantone’s pink and blue.

“I’m obsessed with the geometric shape trend, so the mid-century modern idea just fit,” says Sarah McGinnis.

Our “Bride” Lacey Spruce is the lifestyle blogger behind My Boring Closet. The “Groom” Julius Kilpatrick is a local designer of the clothing line, A Lion Inside, and personal trainer at Vital Fitness.

With the help of so many creative local businesses, this collaboration was everything we could ever dream of.


Photographer: Colleen Kelly Photography

Wedding Planner: Sarah McGinnis & Hope Bradford | A Touch of Bliss

Wedding Venue: Denver Botanic Gardens |

Event Décor: Eclectic Hive

Bride’s Attire: Felicé Bridal

Groom’s Attire: Lawrence Covell

Bride: Lacey Spruce, My Boring Closet

Groom: Julius Kilpatrick, A Lion Inside Fitness

Jewelry: Sarah O Jewelry

Desserts: Sam Keith Cake Design

Make-up Artist & HairStylist: 
Taylor Robson & Brittney Atencio | La Tierra Salon

Stationery: Free Spirit Creative

Floral Designer: Lynda Koltnow | Newberry Brothers

Bouquet Designer: Cindy Haas

Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals

Artist: Moire Parker