Shane & Courtney’s Tuscan Inspired Wedd...

Shane & Courtney’s Tuscan Inspired Wedding

Shane & Courtney’s Tuscan inspired wedding was a beautiful day and truly full of fun details that we’ve loved seeing! Their venue, the Villa Parker held an Italian feel that supported their design and color palette of white, green and pops of gold. They ended the night with a fun outfit change, a classic car and bubbly!

Shane & Courtney had the most perfect timeless and romantic tuscan inspired wedding at the Villa Parker. No detail was left unnoticed; the day was full of an abundant amount of intention. From the romantic details to the thoughtful cards for each family member the day was full of emotion and celebration. Villa Parker is a tuscan inspired venue, in the middle of Denver you feel like you are in an Italian Villa! This brought Courtney much inspiration as she worked with her planner, Isabelle Kline Design who brought everything together seamlessly.
The morning was stared with stunning details and an emotional, heart filled letter exchanges before the emotional moments of Courtney’s mother helping her in her dress. After their romantic and heartfelt ceremony they were ready to celebrate with their loved ones full of a champagne tower & whisking away in a Rolls Royce. The day was truly incredible and I was lucky to document it. -Crystal Leffel Photography How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another? We first met at in the fall of our Freshman year of college at Colorado State University. I was hosting a friend from out of town and we ended up at the same party. We both saw each other almost immediately and thought the other was cute, but didn’t initiate conversation until the end of the night. Shane needed a ride home so I ended up taking him back to his dorm, where he told my sorority sister he had met me. After our sorority chapter meeting the following Monday, that same sister, Tricia, invited me over to her dorm. She introduced me to everyone on her hall, ending at Shane’s room, where she subsequently left me. The rest is history! What part of your wedding day was/is most important to you? For me, the most important part of the day was the moment Shane and I shared immediately after the ceremony where we were just chatting and giggling and feeling so blissfully happy as we waited for the rest of the wedding party to walk out. We were on cloud 9! 
Shane’s most important part of the day was seeing me walk down the aisle. We didn’t do a first look so there were a lot of nerves, anticipation and excitement for that moment!! Any special ways you incorporated your family or family history into your wedding day? Unfortunately my maternal grandmother passed away in 2012 so she wasn’t at the wedding. When she passed, my mother gave me one of my grandmother’s rings that had many small diamonds on it. Shane took that ring and extracted the diamonds and had it made into a beautiful necklace he gifted to me on the morning of the wedding, that I wore as one of my few pieces of jewelry the day of. 
Additionally, on the morning of the wedding Shane’s brother gifted him with a bracelet that was his Grandpa’s dog tag from WWII. He wore the bracelet the entire day.
Finally, we both included our own siblings and each others siblings in the wedding party. Shane took it a step further and had my maternal grandfather as one of his groomsmen as well. They are best friends! What was your favorite part about planning your wedding? I’m a perfectionist so I personally found wedding planning to be primarily stressful. If I were being honest, my favorite part of wedding planning was arriving to the venue the morning of the wedding, when the planning was over, and it was all out of my hands at that point. I was finally able to take a breath! Shane’s favorite part of wedding planning was probably not having to do it! Haha, just kidding. But truly, Shane curated our entire cocktail hour music playlist (we went with an old school Italian speakeasy vibe, i.e. Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, etc.) and he also selected all of our ceremony music, which he really enjoyed. If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be? Both of our pieces of advice are what most people say. I would suggest couples remember the wedding is only one day, and what you really should be excited about and planning for is the marriage! The planning can be so stressful it’s easy to forget after it’s all over and the guests leave that you are married and embarking on a new chapter of life together. Plan for that as much as you plan for the wedding day! 
Shane said his advice would be enjoy every single moment because it is the best day of your life and it goes too fast! Photographer: Crystal Leffel Photography
Venue: The Villa Parker
Stylist / Planner / Designer: Isabelle Kline Design
Floral Designer: Isabelle Kline Design
Dress Boutique: The Bridal Collection
Dress Designer: Martina Liana
Cake Designer: Serendipity Catering
Makeup Artist: Nicole Toledo
Hair Stylist: Hayley Hale
Mens Formalwear: The Black Tux
Stationery: Minted
Film Lab: Rewind Film Lab
Behind The Scenes Content: Follow the Bride

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