Styled Shoot: PACE Center Wedding

By Season Hurd | | Comment

PACE Center wedding in Parker Colorado, Silver Sparrow Photography

All Photos by Silver Sparrow Photography

While out and about in Parker one day, I happened to pass the PACE Center. The moment I laid eyes upon the unique facade, I knew it would be a cool venue. I added it to my check list of things to look into and that was, unfortunately, the end of that. But alas, what to my venue-hungry inbox should appear? A styled shoot showcasing this very venue and a happy little family…dear…

The PACE Center was designed in the early 2010’s. The site’s history as a railway heavily influenced the materials and design of the arts complex. Rusted iron and track designs can be found throughout this modern space. The spiral shaped mosaic artwork that serves as a backdrop to the couple’s portraits was intended as an homage to the blending of history and art. (“Nucleus” by Tim Upham) The elements of the wedding are a great artistic statement for the location as well. A painterly landscape, sleek furniture, and a porcelain-faced child make you feel as though you’ve crossed centuries of imagery. Hand-crafted paper flowers show an artistic take on nature’s own design and, like any good art, cause you to study them in more detail to appreciate the illusion. The culinary vendors created a minimalist cake to follow colorful modern art hors d’oeuvres.  The bride’s gown is both a testament to visual artistry in its intricate detail and the performing arts in it’s silhouette. Finally, I chose to highlight the photographic style of the shoot by book-ending the album with dramatic black and white portraits of the bride and groom.


Venue: The PACE Center | Photographer: Silver Sparrow Photography | Bridal Gown: Celestial Bride | Makeup: Magnifica Bella | Design and Decor: Highlights Colorado | Cake: Azucar Bakery | Catering: A Wild Thyme | Paper Flowers: Felicity Allyse


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