The Christenhunks Made It Legal

From March 22 through March 25, 2018, Rob Christensen and Laura Shunk are throwing a wedding party in Denver, Colorado. And you’re invited.


We’re throwing a weekend-long extravaganza. All guests are invited to all events.

Thursday, March 22: Welcome to Denver
5 p.m., Poka Lola Social Club, the Maven Hotel, 1850 Wazee Street
Dress code: Casual
We’ll have a cocktail in the Poka Lola Social Club at 5 p.m. Come when you land, whether you stop by for a few minutes, or drink the night away with us. (Cash bar)

Friday, March 23: See Our City
Meet at the Maven Hotel at 11 a.m.
Dress code: Casual
We’re heading to some of our favorite Denver gems: a one-of-a-kind Mexican restaurant, our favorite cultural beacon, and, of course, a brewery. (Cash bar)

Friday night, March 23: The First Main Event
7-11 p.m., 1545 Julian Street, Denver
Dress code: Vintage cocktail
Don your best flapper gear and join us in the speakeasy for casino games, cocktails, bites, and dancing.

Saturday, March 24: The Main Main Event
3 p.m., 1545 Julian Street, Denver
Dress code: Cocktail. Metallics encouraged.
This is when we’re making it official. Drinks, Dinner, Party. Prepare to go late.

Sunday, March 25: Group Recovery
10 a.m., 1545 Julian Street, Denver
Come over for hangover-friendly brunch, hair of the dog, a marathon of our favorite screwball comedies, and a massage.


Please RSVP ASAP by clicking the big RSVP link above.


Kids are welcome at all events, but in an effort to enhance the experience of parents who’d rather fly childless, we’re working on group babysitting options. Let us know if this is something you’d like to take advantage of via the RSVP form linked above.


Please click the link above to see the registry for our Indian honeymoon and a couple of…unusual…household items. NOT JUST A CHEESY LINE: what we really want for our wedding is for you to come hang out with us all weekend.


Details on accommodations and more can be found on the LOGISTICS page.


The Christenhunks will likely spend some time in the Vail Valley before and after the wedding. If you decide to tack a ski vacation onto the event, please let us know.


Our relationship was forged in the fire of a volcano.

In a way.

Actually, we met online, circa 7.5 years ago. OKCupid thought we both liked dancing, but, as Rob pointed out in his opening missive, the website might have been more effective had it highlighted our much more specific mutual affinity for the Economist. A few exchanged witticisms begot a date, scheduled when an Icelandic volcano blew and delayed Rob’s planned trip to London. A safe lunch of bacon nachos led to an afternoon cocktail led to a pizza and bottle of wine led to dessert and a heated discussion led to dive bar drinks and people-watching led to….

It’s been an eating marathon ever since, through Denver, New York City, Beijing and back to Denver; through 27 countries and 28 states; through one tiny-house rehab and thousands of games of cards.

Last year, we also visited the Icelandic volcano that brought us together. Thanks, volcano.