Phipps Mansion wedding – before becoming a private residence

Tennis Pavilion at Phipps Mansion.

Phipps Mansion Pavilion

Susan and Patrick were married on Saturday, July 17th at Saint Frances Cabrini Church – 2010 with a beautiful reception at the Historic Phipps Mansion.   A few things made the day beautiful, and unique – one of which were the lovely couple with their beaming smiles the entire day and evening.  The happy family and friends came regardless of the record breaking triple digits for the wedding day.  The clouds finally did roll in toward the end of the evening to relieve us a bit from the heat.

Lots of mixed feelings for me that day.  I was so happy for Susan and Patrick, and Phipps Mansion just happens to be one of my favorite locations to photograph weddings in Denver; however, somewhat bitter sweet as it will be my last wedding there – so I was a bit sad too. Gill, who founded the desktop-publishing company Quark in 1981 purchased the mansion from the University and I believe he and his husband are moving in at the end of the year.  The up-side… is they purchased the property especially because it was a historic icon and for the beautiful gardens/grounds.   While photographing there this past weekend, it was a bit of a let-down when I had seen the gardens so overgrown and looking so poorly – so I have high hopes that the new owners will whip it back into shape to be the amazing area it use to be.  The back pit area use to be my favorite place to photograph and it wasn’t suitable for even one photograph this time with all of the weeds taking over the area.  However, there was still plenty of places to shoot that still looked great.  You can read more about the purchase & plans via The Denver Post

Bella Fiori

Bella Fiori

Bella Fiori

Florals:Bella Fiori  – Alicia

Limousine: Excursions  –  Charles

Cake:  A Matter of Taste –  Tama

Caterer:  Food Guy Catering – Karen

Wedding coordinator:   Norie Hamilton
Accredited Bridal Consultant�
Weddings by Norie
Member of the Association of Bridal Consultants

A Matter of Taste

A Matter of Taste

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