Ethan loves Abby | Artwork Network Wedding

Abby and Ethan wanted a cocktail party with a wedding in the middle and The Artwork Network was the perfect backdrop!
We snuck out right at dusk so Ethan could see his bride for the first time. And these stolen moments were the sweetest.Then we headed in for some quick portraits as guests were arriving.Ethan has written Abby notes during their whole relationship. Abby said she has hundreds of them. I loved that she framed some of the notes for their cocktail tables.
After everyone had mingled for a bit, everyone grouped around for the ceremony.
For their vows, Abby and Ethan spoke promises, taking turns to listen and respond with a promise of their own. It was incredibly sweet.
And then the party continued! And you know I couldn’t resist sneaking them away to grab some photos by the street lights and let them have a moment to reflect on the night.Ethan and Abby, what a joy it was to be a part of your night! We wish you SO MANY years of love and happiness!! And we can’t wait to photograph you guys again! ♥

Denver, Colorado

Venue | Artwork Network

Caterer Y.lo Epicure

Band | Supermagick Band

Flowers | My Favorite Flowers | Jeannine Clemons

Hair & Makeup | Captivate Beauty Services

Dress | D’Anelli Bridal 

Suit | SuitSupply Denver

Important Songs
Processional | Clair de Lune – Claude Debaussy
First Dance | Razor Love – by Neil Young

Want to see more of Ethan & Abby’s incredible day? Click the image below for a slideshow!

Ethan & Abby | In their own words…

How did the two of you meet?
Abby:We were both hired the same year as English teachers at our school. Ethan asked me out for over a year before I finally agreed to go out (in truth, he stopped asking me out and when he did, I finally wanted to hang out…chicks…).
Ethan: Working together at AHS

What was your favorite memory from your wedding day?
Abby: We were so fortunate to have time before and after our wedding with our close family and friends. While walking down the aisle towards Ethan with both of my parents is something I daydream about a lot, I think my favorite parts were getting ready with my sisters beforehand and finding a dive bar with Ethan’s brother and his wife afterwards until 2am.
Ethan: Seeing Abby walk around the corner for the first time outdoors and holding you in the cold. Also, standing at the altar and holding your hand. I liked Eli’s speech too.

Funniest memory from your day?
Abby: My sister Betsy recurled my hair right before we left for the venue. In the meantime, she requested Ludacris be played at Volume 20 while she rapped all of his songs for us. It was hysterical levity leading up to getting there.
Ethan: How frantic I was trying to get the second bar to open. Or how slow Adam and Cole were to join me at the altar.

What was your favorite detail?
Abby: I loved how we decided on reciting our vows back and forth based on a ritual we engage in often before falling asleep: saying promises! It was a very “us” detail by showcasing a way we verbalize our commitments every night. But on the decorative side, I loved the little picture frames with Ethan’s old notes to me. Ethan has always written me little notes for my lunch or had little notes waiting for me tucked under a mug of warm coffee. I have literally 1000’s of them. So to honor his words and his actions, the frames with some of those copies of those notes on our cocktail tables was my favorite decorative detail.
Ethan: Little framed notes that Abby made

If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Abby: I’d make it last longer! It’s a cop-out answer, but I wish I had more time to mingle and laugh with all of our guests instead of just most of them!
Ethan: More dancing (maybe eating and drinking too)

Any advice for future brides and grooms?
Abby: Keep laughing. It’s helped us through some difficult times already in the 5 years of our relationship, and it definitely helped when things almost got stressful during our wedding day.
Ethan: Don’t say “hi” to everyone. Dance instead

Tell me about your honeymoon.
Abby: We’re pretty adventurous people who like excursions and learning. But not this trip! It was so refreshing to literally sit by a pool, by the beach, read books, watch people, drink a few margaritas, and just check-out!
Ethan: We spent two nights in Denver for New Years Eve and then jetted to the Mayan Riviera for some sun, drinks, people-watching, drinks, and surf.

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