A bride and groom exchange vows at the Lakewood Heritage Center, Lakewood, Colorado

Jezamine + Mark: History in the Making at Lakewood Heritage Center

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In time, Jez decided to ask Mark to attend an exclusive concert to see One Republic. He said yes. They enjoyed free swag, the music, and dancing the night away with the select 300 other attendees.

The Proposal

On March 3, 2018, Mark took the opportunity to turn a casual ski vacation with Jez into a dream day. After shredding at Beaver Creek, Arrowhead and Bachelor’s Gulch, they found themselves hungry and decided to eat at Blue Moose Pizza. Jez looked up from deliberating her choices on the menu and saw Mark not in his chair, but down on one knee proposing.

She said yes!

According to Jez: “It was a gorgeous bluebird day, the type that seems to stretch on forever. That day will forever be etched in our memories.”

The Celebration

Jez and Mark enjoyed a warm summer wedding day at the Lakewood Heritage Center on Saturday, August 3, 2019, celebrating with 50 of their closest friends and family members. Many family members traveled from afar including from out East and the Kansas City area.

Inspired by a 1920s meets French country wedding theme, the couple incorporated several DIY touches to make their dream wedding complete. The bride used a beautiful color scheme of maroon, sunflower yellow, sage green, and peach along with textures of burlap to create an elegant, yet laid-back look.

Highlights of the day included the flower girls going back to the beginning of the aisle to drop the flower petals they remembered, Jez’s laughter following the flower girl scenario, a bagpipe music-filled recessional, a make-your-own taco bar, delectable cupcakes, and of course, dancing!

Final Words

It’s impressive to see the loving thought and details put into a DIY wedding like this! Jez and team knocked themselves out and really put together a beautiful and memorable experience for everyone.

I wish Jez and Mark along with their families and friends much happiness and joy in the future. I know you will be counting stars.


Venue: Lakewood Heritage Center
Officiant: Jason McBride
Catering: Clark’s Custom Catering
Cake: Rheinlander Bakery
Hair Stylist/Day of Wedding Coordinator: Shayna Rose
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Music: Michael Lancaster (Bagpiper, Guitarist, and DJ)
The Knot: Our Wedding – Jezamine & Mark

Photo Gallery

The facade of the Lakewood Heritage Center, Lakewood, Colorado.
The best man helps with assembling the DIY arbor for the wedding.
Friends of the groom help assemble the arbor and the draping for the wedding with a smile.
The groom with help from a friend unfurl the aisle runner.
The final DIY arbor set up with flowers and peach-colored drapes.
Looking up at the flowers atop the wedding arbor.
The flower girls entertain themselves before the wedding by picking small green apples from the ground and trying to reach for more in the branches of the trees.
The flower girl collects green apples from the ground prior to the wedding at the Lakewood Heritage Center.
Close up of small green apples collected from beneath an apple tree.
The groom and groomsmen at an old station building at the Lakewood Heritage Center.
Guitar music performed by musician Michael Lancaster.
The groom and maid of honor walk down the aisle.
The ring bearer proceeds down the aisle.
The flower girls remembered they didn't drop petals down the aisle so they turned around and started back down the aisle to make amends.
The bride laughs when seeing the flower girls back down the aisle dropping flower petals.
The groom hugs the mother of the bride as she gives away her daughter.
A bride and groom stand beneath an arbor and exchange vows at the Lakewood Heritage Center, Lakewood, Colorado.
The bride holds a beautiful country bouquet of sunflowers and roses.
Up close view of the officiant's bible and copies of the vows.
A reflective moment during the ceremony at the Lakewood Heritage Center showing the bride and groom, officiant and bridesmaids.
The kiss under the arbor at the Lakewood Heritage Center, Lakewood, Colorado.
The bride and groom, now married, walk together down the aisle to applause of their guests at the Lakewood Heritage Center.
The bride's attire was inspired by the 1920s.
The bride takes a moment to be with the flower girls under the shade of a tree.
A customized Jenga game that guests can autograph with well-wishes.
The lid of a Jenga game etched with the names and wedding date of the bride and groom.
The flower girl takes a break to blow bubbles with one of the groomsmen.
A custom-made guest book with a monogram of their last name.
Guests partake of the taco bar provided by Clark's Custom Catering.
The bride and groom enjoy their first dance together.
A cupcake tower made with bakery from Rheinlanders.
Vegan and gluten free cupcake options at the cake table from Rheinlander Bakery.
The bride and groom cut their cake from Rheinlander Bakery.
The bride and groom indulge in frosting and some play time.
The groom sports frosting on his nose, courtesy of the bride.
The bride and groom in front of a garden. The bride wore a 1920s inspired dress and veil.
The wedding couple in front of a garden with beautiful clouds in the background at the Lakewood Heritage Center.
The wedding couple kisses under the historic Estes Motel Sign at the Lakewood Heritage Center that states: No Vacancy.

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