Theirs was a love that started where it began. High school sweethearts Jenna and William connected when they were teenagers attending two different private schools. College separated them and took them far away from home, William to New York and Jenna to Florence, Italy. Yet four years later, this storybook love found its way again. Soon, the couple would travel back to Florence so that Jenna could show William the city that won the other side of her heart. It was there that he proposed. Five months later, wedding bells rang on a very sunny January day at Denver’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. 180 loved ones watched, most of whom had known the couple from the start, as Jenna and William said their “I Dos” amongst a backdrop of vintage glamour. Jenna, proprietress and style hound behind Greenwood Village’s Fleur de Lis stationery and gift boutique, wanted the wedding to reflect the classic yet decidedly chic style of the 1920s. Her sister Jessica (also married to her high school sweetheart) took the reigns and created a jaw-dropping reception that was perfectly Jenna and William. Jenna donned two different dresses, the first, her grandmother’s white Chantilly lace gown from 1956, the next an ivory silk Palazzo gown from Felice. A custom made veil from Sara Gabriel completed her look. Post-ceremony, a 1956 Rolls Royce escorted Jenna and William to their reception at Mile High Station, their wedding party behind them in a 1936 Touring Coach. When guests arrived, they entered a room reminiscent of a vintage black and white movie set. Crystal chandeliers hung with grace, and oversized ostrich feathers and orchids adorned antique candelabras, as the sounds of a three-piece jazz band played in the background. Vintage skeleton keys served as seating cards, and guests left their well wishes for Jenna and William via Jenna’s grandparent’s antique typewriter. Each female guest received a black and white damask print bag, and each male guest received a custom hand-rolled cigar, both of which both served as a place card and gift. All the while, old Audrey Hepburn movies played silently on large screens suspended from the dramatic ceilings. A nod to the bride’s classic good taste and the kind-hearted sophistication that made William fall in love so many years ago.
Wedding Planner: Jessica Gregg (Jenna’s older sister), Tre Sorelle
Ceremony Venue: Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Reception Venue: Mile High Station
Photographer: Betsey Holley Photography
Lighting and Decor: Rodd Metcalf, LMD Productions
Music: Hazel Miller Band
For more details and photos, visit www.tuttobellablog.com, the darling blog that Jenna and her two sisters Jessica and Jodi pen each week, with love.