Monday, June 09, 2008

April & Will get Married!

Newly Weds!
My younger brother married last Saturday in Denver, Colorado at the historic Sherman event Complex.
My day’s agenda as best man:
9am - Leave home, drive down canyon to Denver.
10am - Pick up groom from his house and head to the Jefferson country Air show.
1pm - Have sushi lunch and drop by liquor store for wine and beer (nerve calmers) in dressing room.
2 pm - Pick up tuxes (don’t forget cigars) from Will's place, Relax, power nap and prepare for evening.
4pm - Head to Hotel, Check in, Gather grooms men and get dressed for wedding.
5pm - Be ready for ceremony.
5:30pm- Stand there, try not to laugh or cry, smile.
6pm - Pictures
7pm - Dinner
8pm - Opening toast.
Rest of night – Ride good vibes.

Congratulations Will and April!
Building history:
The Sherman event Complex was built in 1906 by noted Danish ship and shipyard designers, Albert T. and William J. Baerrensen, who established a successful architecture firm in Denver between 1884 and 1928. They designed and constructed many of the city's buildings, some are still standing today. The Complex is considered to be the finest example of Moorish Revival architecture in the region. Its beautiful Byzantine-themed ballroom, a theater with pitch perfect acoustics, and a collection of Arts and Crafts-styled meeting rooms make it one of the most original historic interiors in Denver. It was also the headquarters for Colorado's Shriners, the Thirty-third Degree Masons, who belong to the Ancient Arabic Order of the Mystic Shrine. Until its sale to the Eulipians theater company in 1995, it was operated as a facility open only to it's members, Access to the interior was highly limited. It felt like walking in to a time capsule, a beautiful space.

Other shots from the day.

View from room.

A still moment in the dressing room.

Will and Craig joke around before the ceremony.
***Air show pictures***


  1. Sounds like a busy day in the Mendoza family. Congratulations on your successful stint as best man!

  2. Hi Alex,
    Looks like the perfect events for a wedding day! The air show shots are spectacular! I could hear/see the planes from my house in downtown Louisville. Congrats!