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tie the knot
Tied the Knot
August 21, 2010
By M a r il y n Wr i g h t
P h oto s by J e n n a Wa l ker P h oto g ra p h er s
He sprinkled rose
petals from the
back door to
their bedroom.
ally Wendorf Grieser is 31 years old from the Chicago suburbs. Sally moved to
Colorado after high school to attend Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat
Springs, Colorado. After college, Sally became a licensed cosmetologist and
later received her Bachelor’s in Finance Degree from Colorado University, Denver,
Colorado. Sally and Braden live in the Wash Park neighborhood. Sally recently opened
a dress boutique, Marie James Dress Boutique, in the Bonnie Brae neighborhood. The
boutique specializes in dresses for bridesmaids and mothers for weddings.
Braden Grieser grew up in Ft. Collin, Colorado. He attended a preparatory high
school in Chicago, Illinois, where he played hockey. He returned to Colorado and
received his Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Colorado State University. His degree brought him to Denver with a job at Fox Sports where he has been an
Associate Producer on the Emmy Award winning show, Rockies All Access.
Sally and Braden were introduced by a mutual friend, who eventually performed
their wedding ceremony. They met at a local Denver “watering hole”, Charlie Browns,
and quickly spent a lot of time together.
After dating for some time, Braden proposed at home. He sprinkled rose petals
from the back door to their bedroom. He got down on one knee and Sally was already
saying yes through tears.
The wedding took place on August
21, 2010. The bridal party consisted of
four groomsmen and four bridesmaids.
Braden’s sister was a bridesmaid and
Sally’s brother was a groomsmen. The
rest of the wedding party was comprised
of close friends of the bride and groom.
The ring bearer was the son of one of
the groomsmen and the flower girl was a
relative of the bride.
For the wedding, the entire
property at the Della Terra Mountain
Chateau in Estes Park, Colorado, was
rented. It was a great way to have all of
Sally and Braden’s most important guests
close. The Della Terra Mountain Chateau
incorporates hotel rooms in their main
chateau and nine cabins of varying sizes.
Both the rehearsal dinner and reception
took place at Della Terra Mountain
Chateau, but each night was kept unique
as the rehearsal dinner was outside with
action stations and the wedding reception utilized the indoor reception space.
The Della Terra Mountain Chateau
had completed a newly renovated and
amazing outside deck, prior to the
summer, 2010 wedding season. It became
a great outdoor area for guests to relax
and mingle. Live music was incorporated
at the rehearsal and reception and a
lot of dancing took place. Braden and
Sally also took dance lessons and did a
choreographed waltz to Van Morrison’s,
Into the Mystic, for their first dance.
Sally and Braden chose Maui,
Hawaii for their honeymoon destination.
They made that choice because Hawaii is
gorgeous, warm, great golf, with spas and
a passport wasn’t needed!
Bridal gown:
Monique Lhuiller, Rhianna gown,
purchased at Anna-Be
Bridesmaid’s gowns:
Love Collection by Enzoani,
Wtoo from Watters and J.Crew
Hair styling:
Adrienne Ptacek from R&P
Salon, in Cherry Creek
Jenna Walker Photographer.
Lead photographer-Katie
Plum Sage, Erin Hornstein,
Soul X-Starkey Productions
Ritz Carlton
Ritz Carlton
Della Terra Mountain Chateau,
Estes Park, Colorado
Anthony M’s Vision in Gold,
Wheatridge, Colorado