Design After Dark 2014

Design After Dark 2014

A night of celebrating art and design…I love it! One of my favorite events of the year. Design After Dark is the primary fund raising event supporting the Design Council of the Denver Art Museum’s department of architecture and design. This year was the 10 year anniversary, and featured larger objects from popular local artists. Every year amazes me. Almost 900 people show up to support the Design Council and the level of artistry and creativity is phenomenal.

Here are a few of my favorites…

Design After Dark 2014, artist, designer, wedding photography denver

Design After Dark 2014

Downtown Denver Wedding Photographer, McNichols Building

Downtown Denver Wedding Photography, McNichols Building, night photography denver

…and because I am into taking time lapse videos, here is the first flood of people checking out the artwork.

As always, a big thank you to the Design Council for inviting me to be a part of the event. It’s been 5 years of collaborating, and I am always inspired by the event. Cheers to another great year!!

MUCH LOVE!

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and a big thank you to the fabulous vendors and sponsors:

Venue: McNichol’s Building
Caterer: Gourmet Fine Catering
Event Sponsor: Luxe Magazine
Event Sponsor: Benjamin Moore Paints

Grace Ormonde Platinum List Photographer :: Luxury Wedding Denver

Grace Ormonde Platinum List Photographer

A few months ago Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine reached out wanting to discuss joining their coveted Platinum Listing. Although flattered, I was cautious.

I took a lot of time to think about the Denver wedding market, my target market, and what Grace Ormonde has to offer. Honestly, there is a disconnect. Grace Ormonde (is a person, a magazine, and a brand, GO) represents a high-end, fashion-forward, couture market. Her brand is very prevalent, and originated on the East Coast and is popular on the West Coast as well. However, in the Denver and Rocky Mountain wedding market, it is not exactly a household name. Which, in my opinion, is too bad. GO has STUNNING imagery. Very sleek, sensual, and inspiring work is being published. GO represents everything I love, which is why I couldn’t get the proposition out of my head.

I am a spirited photographer for indulgent and sophisticated brides. Exactly what GO represents and why I was attracted to working with them. As I thought about the disconnect between this high-end, couture wedding brand and what is happening between the Coasts, I thought why not bring it here? It is true, Denver isn’t exactly the over-the-top wedding mecca of the world like Dubai or Lake Como, or even Southern California. BUT that doesn’t mean we don’t have style. I KNOW there have to be girls out there like me who love the clean, sleek look that Grace Ormonde represents. Classic and elegant CAN mean stylish. And couture doesn’t have to mean out of reach. I think there are amazing design opportunities and inspiration to be taken from the pages of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine. I am excited about educating brides on what is happening in the international wedding design market. I am even more passionate about bringing together a community of like-minded wedding professionals, vendors, and venues in the Denver area that have similar ideas. It’s going to be a lot of fun! Grace Ormonde Platinum List Photographer. Orthodox Jewish Wedding. Black Tie Wedding. City Chic Wedding

I am determined to raise the bar on design and wedding fashion for the Denver wedding market. I am excited to join these other awesome Platinum List vendors in working to bring brides fashion-forward wedding style. Cheers!!

Isabelle Kline Design
Little White Dress
Design Works by Dave & Mike
Newberry Brothers
Seawell Ballroom
The Ritz-Carlton
The Stanley Hotel

View the Audrey Michel, Wedding Photographer profile page on Wedding Style Magazine.

MUCH LOVE!

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Sophisticated Elegance || Highlands Ranch Mansion Wedding Photographer

Lauren + Austin || Married

This image is going to be one of my favorites for a long time to come. It is classic and elegant, and to this day, I can hear Lauren laughing. Isn’t that what we all want? To look back at our wedding day and remember holding our husband’s hand, floating with happiness, surrounded by beauty, and feeling loved by everyone around us?

Lauren and Austin were a joy to photograph. I mostly just give couples a bit of direction as to what to do (like hold hands and walk towards me) but overall I want my couples to ignore me. You just got married! Be your cute selves. And Lauren and Austin were beautifully in their own world. I couldn’t ask for anything more perfect!

Highlands Ranch Mansion, Denver Colorado, Couples Portrait, Black and White, Audrey Michel

Groomsmen hanging out, black and white, groom playing poker, Highlands Ranch Mansion

lace beaded wedding gown, Lazaro Dress, belted bridal gown, bridal jewelry, denver wedding photographer

I cannot stop looking at this image of Lauren in her stunning Lazaro gown. I am a huge fan of belted bridal gowns and accessories. Adding beading to her lace dress and tying in gray to coordinate with the groomsmen was the perfect decision. And look at her necklace!

yellow and gray wedding details, yellow and gray reception flowers, yellow and gray boutonniere, yellow and gray bouquet

adorable flower girl dresses, bridesmaid candid photograph, Highlands Ranch Mansion Wedding Photographer

Lazaro Wedding Gown, sophisticated wedding, elegant wedding, Highlands Ranch Mansion, Denver Wedding Photographer

Mansion Wedding, sophisticated, elegant, black tie wedding venue

Lauren and Austin, it was an honor to celebrate your wedding day with you, and your wonderful family and friends.

MUCH LOVE!

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A big thank you to all the amazing vendors who came together to make this day happen:

Abloom Florist
AllWell Rents
Audrey Michel Photography
Azucar Bakery
Catering by Design
Chair Covers and Linens
Highlands Ranch Mansion
Lazaro Wedding Gown
Mark Christopher Weddings
Progressive Sound DJ
Spa Divas
5 Star Talent & Entertainment