Grant Humphreys Mansion Wedding
For this styled shoot, we wanted the refinement and embellishment of the beginning of the 20th century. The decadence of parties and events held in grand mansions is available for you to relive in this case for your wedding day. Whites and greenery adorned tables with gold plated flatware and plates. A truly special lotus fold for the napkin frames the menu cards for the entrees. (I did them myself!) The dress, of course is elegant and intricate with a heart-stopping train and full length lace sleeves and cathedral veil. The wonderful part of this historic mansion is the original decor, art and furniture which adds to the atmosphere of the vintage elegance. If you want a wedding in the heart of Denver but are bored by the typical hotels and event centers, consider this mansion as not only the history but the beauty of the building and its gardens will not disappoint for your photography and guest entertainment.
A little more about the Mansion: Erected in 1902, the Grant-Humphreys Mansion has been home to two different families with significant ties to Colorado and American history. It was built for James Benton Grant, the third Governor of the state of Colorado, whose two-year term ended in 1885. After Grant died in 1911, his wife lived in the mansion for the following six years. She finally sold the house to Albert E. Humphreys in 1917. A.E. Humphreys earned renown for being the so-called “King of the Wildcatters” after his profitable oil-drilling ventures in Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Texas. Humphreys came to Denver with his wife, Alice, and his two sons, Ira and Albert, Jr., in 1898. The Humphrey’s family owned the property until the son Ira’s death in 1976.
Venue: Grant Humphrey’s Mansion in Denver
Photographer: Katie Corinne Photography
Planner & Florist: Quintessential Events
Wedding Dress: The Bridal Collection
Invitations: Pier 9 Graphic Design