Megan & Steve’s Mediterranean Inspired Garden Wedding

In our minds, the best thing you can say about a wedding is that it truly reflects a couple–that it was just “so them.” Just like Megan and Steve, this wedding was colorful, fun, and romantic. Best of all, they took their guests on an adventure. Having traveled the world over, they wanted to bring a little bit of a place they loved so much back home to share with the people they love most in the world.

They asked us to create a lush, Mediterranean feel saturated in warm, citrusy color. Villa Parker was the ideal canvas. From the beginning, flowers were a main focus in terms of decor. From the ceremony to the reception, each space was marked by a gorgeous floral focal point.

To welcome guests to the ceremony, we wanted to give the courtyard a warm and inviting atmosphere. Bare Root Flora created a stunning lemon topiary for the water station, and slices of citrus, floating candles and gorgeous flowers filled the fountain in the courtyard at Villa Parker. After the ceremony, the guests sipped cocktails in this beautiful Mediterranean courtyard.

As they wandered into the rear courtyard for an al fresco feast, guests found their seats on two gilded Moroccan screens that featured vintage cutting boards hand lettered with their names and table numbers.

The back courtyard was the perfect space for a Mediterranean dining experience. Bare Root Flora designed gorgeous tablescapes featuring peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, bougainvillea, sweet pea, artichokes, olive, grapefruit, lemons and oranges. The custom-made blue silk table runners were the perfect foil to the citrus tones of the flowers. Tall taper candles were both romantic and dramatic. Each place setting featured a beautiful vellum thank-you note to their guests.

Because Megan and Steve wanted the day to be a celebration not just of their own marriage, but of all the people who helped them write their story, guest comfort and experience was paramount in their minds as they planned their day. Because fun is so much a part of who they are, they wanted it to be a huge part of their wedding too, and it was. After dinner highlights included a cigar bar, an S&M monogrammed ice luge and their darling illustrated signature drink sign: She likes it dirty. He likes it old-fashioned!

The evening ended on a sweet note, with an absolutely gorgeous cake display from the incomparable Rachel Teuffel of Intricate Icings. Three gorgeous flower-topped cakes, including an incredible three-tier lace cake matching the lace pattern of the bride’s dress, were even more delicious than they were beautiful. And the hit of the night was the oil derrick groom’s cake that Megan surprised Steve with.

Planning & Design: Jessica Hearing, A Vintage Affair |  Photography: Connie Whitlock | Floral Design & Styling: Bare Root Flora | Venue: ViIla Parker | Catering:  A Spice of Life | Blue Runners: Tono & Co | Napkins: La Tavola Linens | Rentals: Event Rents & Yonder House | Invitations: Plume Calligraphy | Wedding Dress Boutique: Felice Bridal | Signature Drink Sign: The Wells Makery | Dessert: Intricate Icings | Music & Lighting: Elite DJ | Officiant: Jason Jones of Park Church Denver | Hair: Noelle Benjamin | Make up: Liz Wegrzyn | Videography: Films About Love | Photobooth: Red Fox Photo Booth | Ice Sculpture: Colorado Ice Sculpture