have been wanting to blog this wedding for MONTHS. Now that it’s February, and the off-season (i.e. when I hibernate, cuddle my pups, and do lots of yoga), I’m catching up on my blog posts from last year’s weddings. I knew from the first time I sat down with these two that we were an amazing fit to work together. I’m a huge fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and as Alex and True told me about their dogs, they said one was named Vanjie. Without even thinking, I repeated the name in the “Miss Vaaaaaaaanjie” voice that was referenced hundreds of times during that season and we all cracked up laughing. Then, they started telling me all about the plans for their wedding: The drag queen opening up the dance floor, their colorful paper decorations, and True’s custom cape (yup, you read that right, a CAPE)! I was also pumped that they were using such a unique location for their wedding. I didn’t even know that the Denver Children’s Museum did weddings until they mentioned it. I had been watching the adventure park that would be the backdrop to their ceremony site get built for months! I was pumped that would be right behind them as they were saying their vows. I grew up going to the museum, and when I was a nanny for a few years we would go visit a couple times a month. I loved that Alex and True wanted to use all the awesome locations that the museum has to offer for their portraits as well.
The team at Vita Bella Events absolutely killed it on True’s custom floral shoulder pads to go on top of his cape. Yes, those are REAL flowers. I couldn’t believe how well they held to the cape, and how well they lasted throughout the day!
Look at these two cuties checkin’ each other out in their gorgeous outfits!! I’ve obsessed about True’s cape, but can we talk about Alex’s suit?? That texture is incredible and all the colors!?! My goodness.
Those who grew up in Denver know how iconic that Elitches skyline is, and I thought it was neat that we could see it in the background of their photos. These two live and breathe our awesome city, so including more elements of it was super important to them!
Not only were Alex and True dressed to the nine’s, but their entire “queensguard” were costumed up and killing it. This just goes to show that going outside of the box and planning the wedding you want is the way to go. All their bright colors were so fabulous, and no one looked uncomfortable or was dressed in a color they hated.
Alex and True’s ceremony was one for the books! Their processional up the epic walkway to the top of the hill was amazing. It really gave True’s cape the chance to shine, and I loved the paper flowers that the wedding party carried up with them as well. Again, these two went out of the box to do something different and it made for such a gorgeous explosion of color around them while they said their vows.
They also had a gorgeous moment that nodded to True’s heritage. They were blessed by the dancers after they finished the ceremony, swirling sage around them and blowing the conch horn in each cardinal direction. It was so gorgeous to witness!!
Grand Entrances, a Drag Queen MC, and DJ Rockstar Aaron kicked off an equally colorful reception. Notice the next outfit change that Alex and True rocked. Those gold pants are TO DIE FOR.
How could you not dance at a wedding where it’s kicked off by a drag queen??? A first for me, but I sure hope I get to see it again someday!
Denver Children’s museum wedding photos — and the most epic gay wedding denver has ever seen
The vendor team that rocked this wedding
Venue: Denver Children’s Museum || Planning: Details Details || Floral Design: Vita Bella Events || DJ: DJ Rockstar Aaron || Drag Queen: Miss Zarah || Videographers: Loud Ninja Productions || Catering: The Roaming Buffalo || Dessert: Habit Doughnut Dispensary
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