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The Gabby Gourmet visits restaurants all across Denver; read on to hear about new dining options and remodeled favorites.

By Pat Miller, the Gabby Gourmet

Desmond Bar & Grill

2230 Oneida St., Denver

Desmond is an amazing neighborhood spot. Located in Park Hill, step into this casual spot and see a huge bar, open kitchen, and one huge room for dining. The décor is simple with wood, concrete, a big fireplace, and simple settings on the tables. Owner/chef Sean Kelly has amazed Denver diners for years and comes out of semi-retirement to create a small plate menu that brings new meaning to great food. Start with antipasto, Moroccan orange and date salad, hummus with grilled flatbread, and mascarpone polenta with mushroom. The pork pâté with fried peppers, baba ghanoush, and fennel stewed mussels are outrageous. So is the French onion and chevre tart, the cheeseburger, potted salmon, and falafel salad with tahini. Each dish is full of delicious flavors and taste with beautiful presentations. Dessert brings decadent desserts that include mascarpone-stuffed dates, gateau chocolate cake, fruit cobblers, and occasionally Sean’s famous chocolate pudding. Simply said, Desmond is everything a restaurant should be, and the perfect place for wonderful food and fun. Welcome to the hood, welcome back Sean, and Denver welcomes a real winner.


1644 Platte St., Denver

The team behind RiNo’s Acorn and Boulder’s OAK at Fourteenth, Steve Redzikowski and Bryan Dayton, bring a new concept, Brider (pronounced bree-day). A rotisserie-centric fast casual restaurant, Brider serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the Nichols Building, also home to a second location of Galvanize, the space is contemporary with a décor that includes lots of wood including table tops, community seating, several tables for dining, and colors of gray and green. The main attraction is an awesome rotisserie oven imported from France where the meats are prepared. Soups, salads, and sandwiches are the lunch features. Rotisserie chicken with thick tortilla soup, several salads such as sweet potato and avocado, beet, shaved Brussels sprouts and cauliflower, and kale bring many choices. Cajun spiced shrimp sandwich, falafel sandwich, rotisserie chicken banh mi, a divine French dip, porchetta sandwich, lamb, and an awesome meatball sandwich round out the list. At dinner add rotisserie half chicken with four selections of sides and toppings. The same options are offered with the porchetta, and rotisserie lamb leg entrees. Don’t miss the fired meatballs with polenta. The wine and beer list is short and sweet, and servers are delightful. Brider brings a new and exciting concept under these amazing operators.

Royal Rooster, at Old Major

3316 Tejon St., Denver

In the bar area of Old Major, one of Denver’s popular spots, Justin Brunson brings Royal Rooster where you will find lunch served weekdays. The space is the bar area with additional seating along the walls. It’s open and bright with huge windows and a great selection of whiskeys on the wall to create the background. The menu is really simple, but really good. It’s deboned, breaded chicken thighs, crisply fried, and piled on a delicious squishy bun. You can get your chicken—classic, spicy, French, Korean, or as a topping on the Caesar salad. Sides are fries or Caesar, and there are some drinks, beer, and wine offered. That’s it. The different fillings are great with spicy mayonnaise, kimchi, or with ham and Swiss. Guess if you don’t like yummy fun fried chicken for lunch, maybe choose another spot, but for some great food, adventure and fun, head over to Royal Rooster.

Del Frisco’s Grille

100 St. Paul, #140, Denver

The latest rage in Cherry Creek is Del Frisco’s Grille, a stunning space in in the area. Huge windows, dark gray, stone, wooden floors, great lighting, and walls of wine set the contemporary scene. The space is huge with a large bar area, mobbed with folks that make for perfect people watching. There are two dining rooms with booths and comfortable table seating. The food is American and much simpler than big brother, Del Frisco’s Steakhouse. Start with cheesesteak eggrolls, ahi tacos, an artichoke, deviled eggs, and lollipop chicken wings. Corn bisque, flatbreads and a divine crab cake are more options. There are several salads, both as a course or entrée. Sandwiches bring burgers, a veggie burger, lamb burger, and shaved steak sandwich. Entrees range from parmesan-lemon sole, ahi tuna and salmon to meatloaf, steak, short rib stroganoff, chicken, and pork chop. Delicious desserts include a signature lemon cake, butterscotch pudding, gateau, and more. Lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch make this a happening spot every day. Del Frisco’s Grille is a big hit in the Cherry Creek restaurant scene.

Bacon Social House

2434 W. 44th Ave., Denver

Bacon Social House opens in the popular Sunnyside area and brings a new twist with its concept. The space is great looking. Follow the path to enter the restaurant where great murals cover the walls. Lots of colors from orange to turquoise on the walls and booth fabric throughout, the area is accented by high ceilings that reach the balcony and add to the open feel. It’s brunch and dinner every day with the brunch menu featuring pancakes, egg dishes, fun omelets, and sandwiches that do or do not include bacon. There are even vegetarian and vegan options. Some fun dishes include waffles and chicken, stuffed dates, pumpkin crepes, and Benedict. The dinner menu does serve breakfast at night with fewer choices but there’s more. Appetizers of a bacon board, short rib ravioli, parsnip gnocchi, and hearts of palm chop salad, and beet carpaccio start the fun. Salads are BYO so choose everything from greens, veggies, and cheese, to dressing, fruits, and a protein. Entrees of BBQ ribs, striped bass, pork tenderloin, and carbonara start the many options. The wine and cocktail list is very nice, prices reasonable, and service friendly and efficient. With all the options that Bacon Social offers, this is a sure hit in this super hood.  

Mell’s Cheese

3000 Zuni St., Denver

Mell’s Cheese brings new fun to an already wildly popular neighborhood. Enter the simple space, nicely done with big windows, lots of wood on floors and walls, and a great focal case with a huge selection of wonderful cheese and meats. The menu is simple, starting with mixed nuts, olives, hummus, baked brie, baked goat cheese and cheese plates to share. Salads bring quinoa kale, caprese, and house, and all contain cheese and delicious dressings. The sandwich list starts with chicken liver banh mi, the grinder, and caprese. A yummy ham and Swiss, a fun PB & J, and a fabulous “ultimate” grilled cheese round out the choices. When they arrive, they appear pretty elementary, but when you take a bite, the tastes and blending of the cheeses make for a great sandwich. All are nicely priced. The menu is all day/all night. Paula Dick is charming and delights the fans, and Mell’s Cheese is a perfect spot for a simple lunch or dinner. 

Mountain Standard

193 Gore Creek Dr., Vail

Love at First Bite—the way to describe Mountain Standard in Vail. The sister restaurant of Sweet Basil (37 years young), Mountain Standard is on the creek level. The super looking space features a lovely patio and a fabulous bar where you can gather, dine, and just enjoy for starters. The focal kitchen is awesome and a tour is mandatory. The party starts with divine bread, coal roasted olives, flatbread, onion rings, carpaccio, bone marrow, three little pigs, shrimp and grits, and clam chowder. The best is the whiskey braised pork belly with soy molasses, jalapeno, grilled pineapple and cashew. It could be the best pork belly ever. The raw bar offers oysters, shooters, shrimp, snow crab, and tuna crudo while salads include a divine Caesar, mixed greens, tomato mozzarella, and rotisserie chicken salad. Bring on halibut, whole trout with snap pea amandine, awesome salmon with coal-roasted veggies, Korean chili paste, black sesame, and apple dressing. There’s more with the pork chop with Mexican corn, lamb shank, and steak. At lunch, the corned pork Reuben might be the best thing ever. Whatever you do—do not miss Mountain Standard. Chef Paul Anders is charming as is the front house staff, and after you visit, you just want to go back. Might just have to make it my ‘hood from Denver.

Session Kitchen

1518 S. Pearl St., Denver

Scott Parker, the amazingly talented chef formerly of Table 6, took a big step and joined the Wynkoop Group to head Session Kitchen. The design is great, seating 280, with 100 upstairs in the “Back Bowl”  and seating with “Session Bar,” Park Bar” and “North Face” areas downstairs. “Sessioning” with globally inspired dishes to share is one menu you really have to try to see how it works. Dishes come at two prices so you decide. “Jam Session” (jarred, cured, preserved) offers persimmon vinegar pepper slaw, pork rilettes, fennel sausage with pretzel noodles, and fried Brussels sprouts with preserved lemon. Move on to “Herb Session” with roasted chicken, chopped Caesar and raw blackfin tuna or go for “Wealth” with waffles Cubano, Piadina, mushroom manwich, and brisket bacon burger. Finally the “Group Session” offers roast chicken, franks braised Brussels sprouts, smoked brisket, and lamb collar, salmon, and belly-on pork chop. With great food, drinks, and ambience, Session Kitchen rocks on South Pearl. 


Multiple locations in Denver and Boulder

Modmarket is a terrific choice for great gourmet fast food. It is comparable to upscale restaurants with fresh, organic, farm-to-table ingredients at affordable prices. Order at the counter and pick up your food when called. Breakfast specials are available, but more focus is on lunch and dinner. The sandwiches are great; Thai basil chicken, turkey, vegetarian, spicy chicken, and more between the bread are awesome in taste with tempting sauces and spice. Salads start with a super salad with kale, quinoa, and more, or the sliced chicken over greens with grapes, almonds, corn, and feta with delicious dressing. The aroma from the pizza oven makes you want to order one no matter what you had in mind. The crispy, not-too-thick crust is topped with cheese and bacon, margarita, sausage or your choices. The staff is incredibly friendly, and prices are very affordable. You’ll be addicted after one visit to Modmarket.  

Bacco Trattoria

10125 W. San Juan Way, Littleton

 Bacco Trattoria is a dream of a neighborhood Italian restaurant, offering everything—and the right way. The place is small and friendly with one room and an open kitchen as a focal point. The charm is in the staff and the food. Start with fire-roasted artichoke, mussels, baked clams, eggplant caponata, and veal or salmon carpaccio. The arugula with preserved lemons, goat cheese and pancetta chips is worth the trip. The pastas are fabulous with risotto, lasagna, ravioli, Bologenese, fruitti de mare, and gnocchi. If you have room, enjoy decadent desserts. Bacco Ristorante is just what a neighborhood Italian restaurant should be.

Angelo’s Taverna

620 E. 6th Ave., Denver

Angelo’s has been around Denver for years, but now there is new excitement as owners Eric Hyatt and Craig Jones designed a bar ambience with focus on oysters, pizza, and pasta. The décor brings big windows, the original old brick walls, the focal bar lined with liquor and wine, and the kitchen that peeks out into the room. The menu starts with calamari, arencini, garlic bread, and antipasti platters along with traditional apps. The pasta dishes bring bison or cheese ravioli in marinara or cream sauce, chicken or zucchini parmesan, meatballs, lasagna, and a terrific Bolognese. The pizza stars with so many different versions, or build your own. There is even gluten free for those in need. Leave room for delicious tiramisu, cheesecake, or fried zucchini ravioli sweetened and topped with ice cream. Angelo’s brings great fun and dining to the neighborhood and is perfect to relax and enjoy the crowd.

Humboldt Farm Fish Wine

1700 Humboldt, Denver

Enter Humboldt and be ready for a delightful experience. We all remember Strings but the new space brings a new look and new life here. The ceilings are very high, wood floors, a great bar as you enter with super lighting, big community tables, and a huge open kitchen. Start with oysters, fresh, delicious crispy fried, charbroiled, and baked. Small plates of edamame, shrimp cocktail, calamari, mussels, crispy broccoli, steak skewers and tuna crudo are perfect for sharing. There are signature steaks including steak Diane for a traditional presentation, and several large plates that start with a terrific hamburger or fish sandwich. Add pork tenderloin, spiced tuna, whole crispy fish, chicken, and scallops to make decisions difficult. There are pastas and several salads too. The special page shows the fish selections daily that come with super sides of your choice. This is really special and the sauce choices make the flavors perfect for every taste. Dessert brings chocolate caramel cake, bread pudding, and key lime pie. The owners have done a super job to bring a new look and feel to a favorite neighborhood spot and with all the touches offered, Humboldt is a big favorite in the ‘hood that is ready to open the new guy with open arms.


Bio: Pat Miller, AKA The Gabby Gourmet, hosts The Gabby Gourmet Restaurant Show on KHOW, AM 630 on the dial, every Saturday afternoon from 1-3pm. On air for over 36 years, Pat also writes the very popular Gabby Gourmet Restaurant Guide. The new 29th edition, Gabby Gourmet Restaurant Guide 2016, is available throughout the Denver area now. Visit for more information

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Atticus, one of Denver’s hottest new restaurants to land in the DU neighborhood. It’s hard to find the perfect balance of inviting, hospitable, incredible food and a charming atmosphere. Atticus offers brunch, lunch, dinner and a full bar. Part of the Table to Tavern family, their menu is focused on local producers and highly crafted cocktails using local independent distillers. 

Some highly recommended dinner items include the:
- Mussels, tomato saffron broth, house made frites 
- Wild Boar Chili (with Garam Masala and toasted pita chips)
- Smoked Short Ribs (Orange horseradish glaze, sweet potato hash, collard greens)
- Coffee and Coriander Crusted Local Lamb Loin (blackberry gravy, polenta, grilled squash)

Located on the corner of Evans and Downing, the best place for parking is across Downing St at Bank of the West (during closing hours) Hours: Monday – Saturday 7 am – 11 pm Sunday 7 am – 2pm

1115 E. Evans Ave.; 720-459-8273



Pastry chef Noah French runs River North's newest addition, Sugarmill. 

The breakfast SM Sammie (farm fresh eggs, Tender Belly bacon, Muenster cheese and arugula for $7)
Beet Hummus (pistachio, gremolata – on both lunch and dinner menu for $4)
Red Velvet Crème Brûlée (red velvet cake, cream cheese crème brûlée and 5 spice streusel) on the lunch and dinner dessert menu for $9.

Sugarmill is located at 2461 Larimer St


Guard and Grace

Restaurateur Troy Guard’s most captivating concept yet: Guard and Grace, a sophisticated, modern steakhouse with his signature TAG style.

Reservations are strongly recommended and guests can visit Open Table or call 303.293.8500. 

Guard and Grace is located at 1801 California St. Denver, CO


The Matador Restaurant and Tequila Bar 

The heart of the Highlands just got its horns!

Owners Zak Melang and Nate Opper, along with executive chef Steve Linder and chef de cuisine Franck Forbeau, have launched an amazing new Highlands restaurant. 

Offering a unique and visually stunning interior, Matador Denver worked with local artists to create one-of-a-kind skulls for charity.  Artists were asked to take the provided longhorn skull and make it their own.  Victoria Patti, renown for her metal work and sculptures, created Matador Skulls titled “Adorned Shaman and Toro Toro” . Additional artists include painter and sculptor, Taylor Spradling and tattoo artist, Isacc Lucero.

The Matador Denver has partnered with Conflict Center in NW Denver, teaching communication skills, choices, negotiation, anger management classes, conflict management, parenting and assertiveness.  All proceeds from the Matador Skulls will go directly to the youth program.  Starting price of the Matador Skulls will begin at $500 and be on display for bidding through the end of the year.

The wood bar is just as impressive as what's behind the bar. Carved by the owner himself, the craftwork on the tabletops and the bars are each individual pieces of art. The bar itself has the best selection in Denver - offering over one hundred varieties of tequila. 

Make sure to try the grilled goat cheese stuffed jalapeños! 

Matador Denver, 3496 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211  |  303.561.2855  |  Hours: 11 am- 2 am


Humboldt Farm.Fish.Wine

Concept Restaurants has opened it's hot new restaurant Humboldt Farm.Fish.Wine. They have successfully maintained the Architectural integrity and friendly spirit of this beloved 4,000 sq foot iconic location. The private dining area in the large atrium is perfect for large groups. They've added a fresh oyster bar and open kitchen, creating a wonderfully inviting open space. With Executive Chef DJ Nagle and Chef de Cuisine Kollin Gately at the helm, the menu features all local ingredients with the fish prepared on site every day. Some mouth-watering dishes include the crispy broccoli and calamari small plates, the clam chowder (recommended by a Bostonian staff member), and the grass-fed hamburgers.

Humboldt provides free valet parking, serves lunch and dinner daily and offers a daily happy hour from 3-6 pm. Humboldt is open seven days a week from 11:30 am until evening close. Weekend brunch begins at the end of October starting at 10 am both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information visit: or call 303-813-1700.

Facebook: or Twitter @HumboldtFFW 


Parallel 17 Fall Menu

You can never go wrong with the array of flavors and excellent dishes at Parallel 17. With the fabulous and cozy atmosphere, you can easily exhaust your stay while sampling everything on the menu.

Some fall/winter dishes offering a unique twist andnot to be missed are the ginger and coconut encrusted calamari with jalapeños, the unbelievable "Oyster Mushroom Bread Pudding" which even the wait staff raves about, the seared pork belly buns, and the Chinese sausage stuffed Quail with bordelaise sauce. The Cucumber Basil martini, with house infused cucumber sake and elderflower liqueur or the "Spicy Hanoi", infused jalapeño tequila, agave nectar with fresh lime and mango juice are great choices.

1600 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218

(303) 399-0988


La Sandia

Don’t miss out on Chef Richard Sandovals 3rd Annual Tamale Festival through Jan. 31 at La Sandia. The unique tamale menu will be offered at its Stapleton and Park Meadows locations. 


Tradicionales - assorted tamales served family style (fried chicken tamale with tomatillo salsa/sweet corn tamale with queso fresco/mole pork tamale frijol con queso with entomatada salsa) 

Sample of Entrees 

Chile Relleno de Tamale Durango -  (stuffed chile rellenos with chicken tinga tamale mexican cheese/chorizo black beans/ salsa jalisco creme fresca/cotija) 
Tamale de Pescado a la Campeche - (fish tamale in banana leaves/ epazote/tomato masa/serrano/cilantro/grilled yellow squash/mexican rice/refried beans) 

New Cocktails 

Fresh Pomegranate Margarita - (blanco tequila/pomegranate puree/citrus) 
Ponche Mexicano - (traditional tequila spiked punch/cinnamon/tropical fruit) 

La Sandia Cantina - Stapleton, 8340 Northfield Blvd #1690, , Denver, Colorado 80238, (303) 373-9100

La Sandia Cantina - Park Meadows, 8419 Park Meadows Center Dr, Lone Tree, CO 80124, (303) 586-5511


Marco's Group Dinners

Marco's just never seems to disappoint. From the mouthwatering antipasto to the creative and over the top delicious pizzas to the fabulous array of desserts, it's such a staple for an intimate dinner or even better for large groups. The staff could not be warmer and more knowledgeable from sharing the extensive history to the current ingredients in every dish. Some highly recommended dishes are the El Poppa Vege (made especially for the Pope) and the Hell's Kitchen with sausage and the best smoked buffalo mozzarella in town. For dessert, don't overlook the amazing Italian desserts, the Cannoli and Pannacatta. Both well worth the calories! With their warm inviting space, Marco's is perfect for large groups. parties, events and catering. They have a lovely downstairs meeting and banquet room.

2129 Larimer St  Denver, CO 80205 | (303) 296-7000 |


Satchel's on 6th

"The interior changes to Satchel's on 6th are significant, but these are the same four walls. Satchel's is growing up, and upgrading the restaurant is a natural progression for us.  I'm excited for our customers who have been so supportive over the past 8 years to experience the warmer, more comfortable atmosphere."  

You are not a true foodie unless you have experienced the culinary genius behind Satchel's on 6th. Named after the owner, Andrew Cassalini's oldest son, their menu is fresh, seasonal, local and reflects great care in everything from the ingredients, the dishes, the cocktails to the overall experience and ambiance. Their new remodel includes a new, custom-built bar and welded metal back bar, all made in Colorado,  a new liquor license, allowing Satchel's to now serve cocktails, new antiqued, parquet wood floors, vintage chandeliers and pendants, deep red, channel-backed banquettes along both walls and all new cane topped bars stools and bentwood chairs. 

Satchel's has added a happy hour menu and is introducing a number of new seasonal dishes with the re-opening. The new cocktail list will feature signature cocktails on their "client list" on which many of the cocktails are named after some of Satchel's best clients.Jessica Poole will take on the role of bar manager, with bartending support from Jason Ladd.

1710 E 6th Ave  Denver, CO 80218 | (303) 399-2560 |  


Happenings coming up next:  Atticus, beast + bottle, Bittersweet, Linger and Root Down!

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Sparkling Pear-­Brandy Cider

Makes about 14 cups
Prep time:5 Minutes
2 cups chilled pear nectar
1/4 cup honey
1 cup brandy (optional)
2 (750-­milliliter) bottles sparkling apple cider, chilled
1 (1-­liter) bottle club soda, chilled
Stir together chilled pear nectar, honey, and, if desired, brandy. Stir in chilled sparkling apple cider and chilled club soda.

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New West Publishing's flagship magazine, Colorado Expression (CE), is a bi-monthly lifestyle publication which celebrates the best in Colorado. From the ski slopes of the Rocky Mountains to the Performing Arts Center in Denver. This is a lifestyle publication targeted to the top 5% of our marketplace. A Town & Country magazine reflecting the people, places and events that make Colorado an infectious state of mind.

One of our readers' favorite departments in Colorado Expression magazine is the society paparazzi pages called, "Shot in the Dark". This department highlights the parties, benefits, fundraisers and other events supported by our community. When you check our website you can view or purchase photos from the last six months events.


Mangia is a bold and beautiful supplement within the pages of CE that focuses on restaurants, premiere chefs, ethnic neighborhoods, wine collections, culinary institutes, farmer's markets, kitchen design and anything else imaginable about the art of consuming great food and wine. Every issue features a profile of a master chef and his or her signature recipes to inspire your own culinary talents.Unique and specialty publications are part of our award-winning titles. Confetti, an annual magazine, is designed as the definitive source for great event planning and entertaining - from the best private dinner parties to the most elaborate corporate events.

Architecure & Design of the West

Architecture & Design of the West, a quarterly magazine, includes profiles of architects, designers and new products and ideas for the home and commercial environment. This magazine is designed for both the consumer and the trade. Each issue features the latest trends in kitchen and bath design, architecture, electronics, home furnishings and accessories. Architecture & Design of the West is about the people and companies that make design a true art form, and is the definitive source for local and regional companies and their services.

Confetti & the ICON Gala Awards

Confetti, an annual magazine, is designed as the definitive source for great event planning and entertaining. From the best private dinner parties to the most elaborate corporate events and entertaining, this magazine is resource guide to the best of the best.

Each year our fundraiser, the ICON Gala Awards, recognizes Colorado's event professionals for their achievements in the industry while donating thousands of dollars to our states charities. This event has been branded as the best party of the year by our daily newspapers.

Holiday Gift Book

The Holiday Gift Book is an annual magazine featuring the best available for the holidays in Colorado - gifts, services, fashion, accommodations, dining, and more!

From the excitement of the city to the peacefulness of the Western slope...we are excited to share with you, our magazines, that reflect this wonderful home we call Colorado.


Alexandra Slifer and Alex Biegler
The Vail Chapel, Vail
Photographer: Liz Banfield
Alexandra Slifer and Alex Biegler
The Vail Chapel, Vail
Photographer: Liz Banfield
Alexandra Slifer and Alex Biegler
The Vail Chapel, Vail
Photographer: Liz Banfield
Alexandra Slifer and Alex Biegler
The Vail Chapel, Vail
Photographer: Liz Banfield
Ryan and Daina (Ansay) Reynolds
Mount Vernon Country Club, Golden
Photographer: Grant Oakes
Demetrios and Molly (O’Herron) Syrpes
Sewell Grand Ballroom, Denver
Photographer: Grant Oakes
Kyle and Krista (Skelton) Parks
Arrowhead Golf Club, Littleton
Photographer: Tyler Freear Photography
Josh and Kayla (Nelson) Ness
Private Residence, Denver
Photographer: Grant Oakes
Mason and Laura (Pearl) Smith
Secrets Wild Orchid, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Photographer: Grant Oakes
Andy and Courtney (Pahl) Stenzel
Grand Hyatt, Denver
Photographer: Grant Oakes
Bryan and Tammy (Koop) Berry
Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Estes Park
Photographer: Grant Oakes
Jeff and Breahna (Burns) Whitehair
The Meadows at Marshdale, Evergreen
Photographer: Grant Oakes
Jake and Jenna (Flanders) Gonsalves
Hudson Gardens, Littleton
Photography: Chris McLaughlin Photography
David and Lisa (Guthery) Hoffman
Temple Sinai, Denver
Lee and Sara (Graff) Edenfield
Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Granby
Patrick and Morgan (McDermott) Lynch
Maroon Bells, Aspen
Photographer: Tyler Freear Photography
Lori and Kelly Jones
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Photo: Jason Hayes, Hayes Photography
Richard and Joelle (Arnold) Haley
Double Top Ranch, Crested Butte
Photo: Nathan Bilow Photography
Adrian and Taylor (Grant) Holton
Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver
Photo: James Christianson
B and Sarah (Wollenweber) Cochran
Denver Country Club
Photo: deCroce Photography
Darren and Anya (Kuropatkina) Mackin
Grand Hyatt Pinnacle Club, Denver
Photo: Brinton Studios
Andrew and Auna (Jornayvaz) Wolf
Montview Presbyterian Church, Denver
Photo: Ben Chrisman
Carlos and Kerry (Thompson) Hernandez
Lone Hawk Farms, Boulder
Photo: deCroce Photography
Jared and Lisa (Yeddis) Sparr
Inverness Hotel, Englewood
Photo: Laura Anderson, Laura Lee Anderson Photography
Jonathan and Jennifer (Illes) Wood
Aish Synagogue, Greenwood Village
Photo: Eric Stephenson Photography
Kevin and Jessica (Walerius) Smith
Southern Oaks Plantation, New Orleans, LA
Photo: Erik Jorgensen Photography
Taylor and Kajsa (Gotlin) Swallow
Villa Montebella, Sonoma, CA
Photo: Frances Photography
Joseph and Madeleine (Oakes) Hobbins
Vail Interfaith Chapel, Vail
Photo: June Cochran Photography
Walt and Laura (Major) Koelbel
Cherry Hills Country Club, Englewood
Photo: Laura Murray Photography
Michael and Julia (Buonanno) Brown
Private Residence, Boulder
Photo: Marianne Martin, Real Life Portraits
Michael and Jody (Furth) Musso
Four Seasons Hotel, Denver
Nick and Laura (Bunte) Sanders
Vista Ridge at Granby Ranch, Granby
Corey and Ashley (Howard) Guildner
Sanctuary, Sedalia
Tyler and Maris (Gersh) Johansson
Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Tabernash
Photo: Chowen Photography
Rich and Tessa (Stephenson) Brand
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, CA
Photo: Barnet Photography
Andy and Kelsey (Keys) Boyette
Black Bear Country Club, Parker
Photo: cmp studios
Russell and Michelle (Davidson) Gruber
Sanctuary, Sedalia
Photo: Tyler Freear
Ashley ‘AC’ + Annie (Morgenstern) Cox
Nostalgia Ballooning, Gunnison
Photo: Chris McLaughlin, cmp studios
Nick + Natalie (Imsorn) Oliver
Balistreri Vineyards Winery, Denver
Photo: Chris McLaughlin and Linsey Wilt, cmp studios

Matt + Kaitlyn (Fenton) Goble
The Westin Westminster
Photo: KB Digital Designs
Joel + Piper (Vitale) Pehrson
The Chapel at Beaver Creek, Avon
Photo: Jenna Walker Photographers
Paul + Annalisa (Blanco) Marola
Our Lady of Peace Church, Silverthorne

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