Jamie and Atta Addo are a gorgeous couple, but their wedding might have even been more beautiful for the eyes and the ears! If you read my previous blog of their engagement session you will remember that they are both reggae musicians performing in multiple bands in the Denver area and their wedding was full of musicians as well.
Jamie took a ton of time on the details of their wedding, picking a Ghanian Kente cloth that represented the controversial marriage of Fathia Fata Nkrumah (an Egyptian) to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana. The groom, Atta Addo is an extremely talented drummer from Ghana. Jamie had the cloth highlighted throughout the wedding, as the waistband for her dress, on the end of her veil, as a bow on her shoes, on her flowers, the flower girls’ baskets, the fans the bridesmaids carried, the groomsmen’s pocket square, the groom’s vest and bowtie, the mirror that welcomed guests, etc. This gave a cohesive look and theme throughout the wedding that really made it stand out.
As I have said before, Della Terra is my favorite wedding venue in Colorado and I am always excited when I get a chance to photograph a wedding there. This one started with an emotional First Look for the couple on the bridge leading to the altar. The groom’s procession to the altar was flanked by his friends and relatives playing drums. The procession of the wedding party stood out especially, with the vibrantly colored dresses of the bridesmaids and the sharp blue suits of the groomsmen. As Jamie approached the altar supported by both of her parent’s, a bridesmaid sang. The ceremony was filled with love, and a song performed by the bride and groom. At the end of the ceremony all of the guests threw yellow flower petals into the air to celebrate the couple’s marriage.
We took some quick couple photos near the gazebo that they signed their marriage license at, and the party began! After dinner the party moved outdoors for an African drumming performance, complete with dancers while the venue switched the room over from dinner to dancing with the couple’s bands. The first band up was Jamie’s, a Bob Marley tribute band called, “Wake Up and Live“, then “Selasee and the Fa Fa Band” featuring Atta Addo on drums, then finally “This Must Be The Band” another band that Jamie plays bass in.