Upcoming wedding at the Lionsgate Center: Shauna and Brian

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Shauna and Brian are making it official on June 21st at the beautiful outdoor wedding center – The Lionsgate Center, Gatehouse.

Shauna and Brian are meant to be! A classic friendship that turned into more.

Tell us how it began…

Brian and I met when we both worked for a non-profit organization called Imagine! Colorado. Together, we worked as therapeutic instructors for adults and children who have been diagnosed with developmentally disabilities. Brian and I grew closer as friends and started dating. Although we have both moved on from the job, together we keep in contact with some of the clients and a few will be attending the wedding!

Just how long has it been?

We have known each other for four years and have been dating for three years (just had our anniversary on Jan 1st.)

The proposal through his eyes

Red Roses and White Snow. That soft image was stuck In my head the winter I proposed to Shauna.

Almost like a miracle, at the perfect time and on the perfect day, the heavens opened up and beautiful Boulder, Colorado was dusted with fresh powder. There is a place near Chitaqua Park with a null that overlooks the city. On the top of the hill there is a stone bench and a single tree. I had been going to this spot since high school and would often retreat there to ponder the world with my friends. I remember telling them that this would be the perfect place to get engaged…and that day had finally arrived.

Of course, I couldn’t do it alone. My brother was my wing man through all of the planning and had woken up early that morning to prepare the spot with roses. After Shauna found my note saying, “You are invited to a special snowy breakfast, so bring your snow boots and dress warm because it’s cold outside”, she eagerly got into the car looking forward to pancakes. But little did she know we were arriving at a trail head for a different surprise. It was there where she noticed the single rose that my brother had stuck in the snow under the trail sign. After plucking up the rose, Shauna agreed to travel up the hill through the deep powder to see what was ahead. Once we reached the crest of the hill, the path continued with roses guiding the way to the bench where hundreds of rose petals were scattered in the snow.

It was there that I asked Shauna Marie to marry me. We looked over the city getting beautifully dusted with snow and I told her I wanted to spend all of our beautiful days together. To make the moment more magical, my brother had taken photos of the whole event.

Then, the three of us ended up going to our special snow breakfast to celebrate.

What makes the Gatehouse perfect for you?

We wanted a backyard/home feel for our vintage style reception. We were not sure where to begin and then a friend told us about a wedding she attended at the Dove House and encouraged us to check it out. We made an appointment for a tour of the Lionsgate Center (the first place we visited) and fell in love with the whole place, the Gate House in particular. We loved the garden with big trees and the patio and of course the fountain outside. Inside the house, we thought the stained glass and wood work was the perfect warming feel that we were looking for. We booked it and decided we did not need to look anywhere else!

LET US HELP YOU MAKE YOUR WEDDING DREAMS COME TRUE!

At Lionsgate, we are not “just the facility,” we are a group of women (and a few guys) that really know weddings inside and out.
We’re full of ideas, suggestions and methods to take the stress out of planning a wedding, and most importantly – make it fun!

Trisha and Wes are getting married at The Lionsgate Center – Spring Wedding

Meet Trisha and Wes!!

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These two love birds are making it official this spring at the Gatehouse.

Where it all began:

“We met through a mutual friend, who is now our Best Man. Wes and I both used to work at the same company, but since we were in separate departments, we never saw each other. There was a snow storm, and my car was too weak to make it through so our friend had offered to drive me to work, and then out to lunch later. Wes joined us at that lunch and Wes (according to him) knew right then he needed to “win” me. Through his own conniving and scheming to make sure our friend was NOT interested in dating me, Wes finally asked me to dinner and we’ve been together ever since.
 
(If you ask Wes this story it sound MUCH more hilarious of the ways he made sure our friend Michael did NOT flirt with me…. all the while me having no idea).”

Time well spent:

“We met in February 3, 2012 (he makes fun of me for knowing the very day), started dating 2 weeks after.”

The proposal:

“We had just gotten back in town from meeting his family in Ohio (for the first time!!), and I was EXHAUSTED from the early am red eye flight so I asked him to just take me home. I was at my apartment relaxing on the couch, and he went to check on his house. When he came back, he knelt by my spot on the couch and, after some very sweet words and very cryptic hinting, asked if I wanted another reason to love him. He pulled out the box and I started crying, not even seeing the ring. He then asked if I wanted to see it… and of course I said YES!!! After a million more happy tears, I finally dared to touch the ring and actually put it on. Our on-going joke is that he never officially asked, and I never officially accepted. It was very sweet, private, and simple. I love that it wasn’t anything over the top and that it was a very “us” moment.”

Why the Gatehouse?

“We had looked at 3 other venues previous to this, and while each one had something we liked, we didn’t feel like we found THE place. The second we walked into the Gatehouse, we felt it. There wasn’t just some THING we liked, it was some THINGS we LOVED. The perfect blend of vintage and modern, the garden grounds, and even the getting ready rooms just made me feel like we weren’t in a wedding factory, but in a place where our love could truly be celebrated by everyone from our guests right down to the staff. We saw one more venue afterwards, but even then we knew we’d be coming back to Lionsgate. We specifically chose the Gatehouse due to the ballroom. I loved the open feel of it and how everything was in one area. The beautiful stained glass window didn’t hurt the decision either!!! We haven’t regretted a single moment of this decision, as the staff has been incredibly helpful to us, EVERY vendor has said that the venue is amazing, and it’s just made the whole thing so much easier to plan!”

LET US HELP YOU MAKE YOUR WEDDING DREAMS COME TRUE!

At Lionsgate, we are not “just the facility,” we are a group of women (and a few guys) that really know weddings inside and out.
We’re full of ideas, suggestions and methods to take the stress out of planning a wedding, and most importantly – make it fun!

www.lionsgatecenter.com

Margaret and Alan’s Colorado Afternoon Wedding at the Lionsgate Event Center – Dove House

Margaret and Alan held their reception at the Lionsgate Event Center’s Dove House on a very sunny 7th day of July, 2012. Margaret and Alan’s big day began at a place very sentimental to the bride – her parent’s house. … Continue reading