Every Monday and Wednesday, Dominique would get up at the crack of dawn to set her long black hair in rollers. (For a college student, rising early and maintaining a polished appearance are no small feats.) Her sorority sisters suspected that a love interest was behind this biweekly coiffing ritual, and they were right. Dominique wanted to impress a boy who had caught her eye in a Japanese history class at the University of Colorado. As it turned out, that boy—Zack—had already taken notice of her. Mustering the courage to ask Dominique on a date took him some time, but after they finally shared their first meal together at a popular local Thai restaurant, both were smitten with one another. Upon graduation, Zack’s first order of business was asking Dominique’s father for her hand in marriage. After sneaking a diamond ring across three continents, he popped the question at a Shinto shrine during the couple’s long-planned journey to Japan.
Captured by Shalynne Imaging Photography, the wedding took place not far from the pair’s CU stomping grounds at the Lionsgate Center, originally built in 1910 as a dairy farm. Sticking to a traditional color palette of rosy pinks, pearly white, and silver, Dominique combined vintage and contemporary elements to beautiful effect. “The feeling was very eclectic, romantic, and fun,” said Dominique, who dazzled in an ombré-printed tulle ball gown from Vera Wang.
Photography: Shalynne Imaging Photography / Venue: Lionsgate Center / Event planning: Paige Carbone of the Lionsgate Center / Flowers: Flowers Elite / Catering: The Food Guy / Cake and cupcakes: Intricate Icings Cake Design / Music: Affinity for Music / Liquor: Party Liquor / Videography and photo booth: All Digital / Officiant: Father Jerry (Gerald Schnackenberg) / Bride’s dress: Vera Wang / Bride’s shoes: Steve Madden / Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal / Groom’s suit: Custom / Groomsmen’s suits: Men’s Wearhouse / Groomsmen’s bow ties: Emma George of Posie Joye / Hair: Hair Design by Brandice Larsen / Makeup: Makeup by Dina Bree / Invitations: Lionsgate Center
This wedding was submitted via Two Bright Lights.