Nathan Busse &
Are Getting Married!
August 14th, 2022
5:00 pm at Boettcher Mansion
900 Colorow Road, Golden, CO 80401
Thank you so much for being part of our wedding! It means the world to celebrate with you.
Schedule At A Glance
Please be sure to rapid test for Covid before the first event you attend. Thank you!
Friday, August 12
Casual Hang Out
Grandma's House Brewery
1710 S Broadway, Denver
Let's all get together over a pint!
Saturday, August 13
The Irish Rover
54 S Broadway, Denver
Everyone is invited to a night of drinks and karaoke, in a beautiful private room at The Irish Rover!
Sunday, August 14
Boettcher Mansion in Golden
900 Colorow Rd, Golden
Please join us for our wedding ceremony, followed by dinner and dancing.
Classic Glamour (black tie) attire requested
Just a few notes before we get to the event details -
Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate children at the wedding. Although we love your little ones, this is an adult only affair. Thank you for understanding!
Secondly, we ask everyone who can attend to be fully vaccinated and boosted (current to what the standards will be in August 2022). We appreciate your cooperation with the way we're envisioning safety on our special day!
Friday Casual Hang Out
Friday, August 12
7:00pm at Grandma's House Brewery
1710 S Broadway, Denver
That evening's food truck: Saucy Chops 5280
The first time Julie went to Grandma's House, a brewery on Broadway, was because she was navigating to her actual Grandma's House, who used to live on Broadway. You can see the confusion! She happily got to go back to Grandma's House with Grandma (and Bill, Kerry, and Christina), which has to be a special Denver achievement of some kind.
Grandma's House the brewery is a delightful space that brews distinctly great beer. And they sure commit to the theme! Get ready to play some Mario Cart on an N64 if you feel so inclined.
There will also be a food truck, and we'll update information once we have it. There is both indoor and outdoor space to hang out in. Parking is street parking. If you're using public transportation, it is on the 0 bus line.
Another great thing about Grandma's House Brewery is that we can bring our dogs! Cash and Leo are already excited to see you.
Saturday Night Welcome Party
Saturday August 13th
7:00pm at The Irish Rover
54 South Broadway, Denver
Please join us at The Irish Rover on Saturday night for an evening of drinks and karaoke, or "mariaoke" as we like to call it. Featuring our special host, the filmmaker, karoake-league champion, and dear friend Sarah Lasley.
When you walk in the main door, head left towards the stairwell. You will pass through another door to the "Limerick Room", which will be our private venue for the evening.
The Irish Rover is part of the bustling nightlife on South Broadway. If you'd like to grab dinner beforehand, there are lots of great restaurants within walking distance! The Irish Rover also serves a full dinner menu if you'd like to eat during the party.
Our private room at The Irish Rover has a full stocked bar of beer, wine, cocktails, and non alcoholic drinks for purchase.
There is street parking in the neighborhoods surrounding The Irish Rover. To our knowledge, there aren't parking garages or lots.
Ceremony and Reception
Getting To The Venue
Our wedding is Sunday, August 14th, 2022 at Boettcher Mansion in Golden, Colorado (900 Colorow Rd, 80401). Boettcher Mansion is about a 25-30 minute drive from central Denver and about 10-15 minutes uphill from the town of Golden. There is plenty of parking at the venue in a paved lot.
Unfortunately, public transportation does not service this region. While ride-sharing certainly can be used to get the wedding, the site has poor cell phone reception so ride-sharing after the wedding may be difficult. It’s a semi-remote location so there may not be many rideshare drivers nearby as well. We are strongly encouraging groups to carpool to the wedding.
You don’t have to worry about snow or four-wheel drive in August. The roads are all paved. 😊
Please note that there are two Boettcher Mansions in Colorado! Our wedding is at the one in Jefferson County ("Jeffco"). It is in Golden, Colorado, not Denver.
The ceremony will be officiated by Darrell Adams, a dear friend of Nathan's. Together, we have created a unique ceremony celebrating Julie and Nathan's love and commitment.
The ceremony will be outdoors and begin at 5:00pm.
The reception will include a cocktail hour, a sit down dinner, and a dance party!
Dinner will be catered by Biscuits and Berries, and will feature all a delicious all vegetarian menu.
The dance party will be DJ'd by Denver's own Mile High Soul Club, who spin all vinyl soul music. Before the pandemic, Julie and Nathan attended their monthly dance party regularly, and are thrilled that they will be DJ'ing the wedding!
We will not be making hotel blocks, so please choose whichever housing suits you best! Everything listed below is either in the same general part of Denver, or closer to the venue. Overall we recommend AirBnB for the most affordable and flexible option. We’ve also listed a few hotels that are either in Golden, closer to the ceremony, or in the Highlands, a central neighborhood with lots of fun walkable activities.
There aren’t hotels in the neighborhoods where we’re planning to host the Saturday Night Welcome Party and the after party, but there are lots of Airbnb options in these neighborhoods. (Platte Park, Rosedale, LoHi, South Broadway, or Washington Park neighborhoods)
Something that's been a fun part of our relationship is throwing themed parties, and we'd love to make our wedding continue in that tradition. And so enters an attire theme for this event - Classic Glamour!
What is Classic Glamour?
Short answer -
Fancy ("black tie"), fabulous, red carpet
Eye catching, beautiful, and shiny outfits are perfect, just please avoid wearing white, cream, or light silver
Long answer -
Based on the style of classic-era Hollywood cinema (circa 1932ish - 1941ish), Classic Glamour is a celebration of the red carpet classic look with a fabulous twist. This theme is especially meaningful to Julie because of her love of classic cinema and her career as a video editor, and we hope it reflects a spirit of celebration and optimism after so many years of pandemic malaise.
We've included a photo collage of some inspiration ideas below, but if you don't happen to already own something that fits the bill, no need to buy something new - just wear something formal that makes you feel the most beautiful, the most luxurious, the most...glamourous.
If you feel like you're ready to walk the red carpet, then you have the right thing!
The Classic Glamour Look
Tuxes or formal suits
Collared shirts with a tie or bow tie (a white tie is extra classic)
Long, flowy dresses
Fabrics with shine (silky, sequins-y, metallic)
Fabrics and styles with a great drape
Scarves or flowy capes as opposed to more structured jackets
If you really want to get specific about the theme, please note that Hollywood Glamour is distinct from "Gatsby", "Flapper", or "'50s Cocktail".
(Super ultra specific language for the fashion nerds among us - When you really get down to it, elements of the look are fabric cut on a bias, a trumpet or train, a deep v bodice, and a low back, which occasionally includes a cowl. Flow and shine are prominent, and sometimes the gowns are accompanied by a scarf or cape.)
But of course, we're just splitting hairs here, the most important thing is to just wear something that makes you feel famous!
Here's some inspiration and mood images that include old Hollywood fashion as well as contemporary looks that incorporate classic glamour.