These two did it right. A quick ceremony by the lake, followed by an awesome tented reception in their own backyard. More to come, but for now here’s a sneak peek at some of my absolute favorites from Saturday evening!
You’d never know it was a scorcher out on Katilin & Connor’s wedding day – the ladies kept it together and the bride was stunning. Rain cooled off the evening, and after the ceremony we found a huge willow tree and some gorgeous late afternoon magic hour light. Beautiful people + beautiful setting = awesome wedding. Congrats!
A sweet woman married a sweet man at the St. Julien this July, and I was fortunate enough to be a part of their Big Day. This wedding had it all – the excitement, the nerves, a First Look, a threat of storms during an outside ceremony, a special couple’s cocktail, a big cake and a sweet first dance. Congratulations, Jennifer & Rich!!
Photography: Emily of Keeping Composure Photography
Second Shooter: Laurie of Rendition Studios
Venue: St. Julien in Boulder
Live Band: Easy Bill & The Big Beat
Cake/Dessert: Shamane’s Bake Shoppe
Hairdresser: Tony Westenhaver
Flowers: Lori Dries of Statice Floral
> Jessica & Kevin’s wedding day at The Maggie in Breckenridge was beautiful. A little rain before the ceremony brought good luck and better weather for the rest of the evening. Congratulations!
Kara & I got in touch just two weeks before her Big Day when she was searching for a last-minute replacement for her photographer. I was excited to accept the challenge, and met her just two days before her wedding. We clicked right away and I couldn’t wait to get up to Estes Park to shoot her special day with Matt (and their sweet Lulu).
The whole day was up top at the Mountainside Lodge at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. The view is gorgeous in every direction; it’s a perfect Colorado wedding venue. During the ceremony, Kara & Matt invited all of their parents to help plant a new tree that they’ll bring home together.
Their reception was above the ceremony site by the lodge, under an open pavilion overlooking another mountain range. Name cards were tied to pine cones hanging from a tree nearby. Each setting had a mason jar with a map and wildflower seeds for guests to take with them. The cake was beautiful, the speeches were sweet and the dancing lasted all night. Matt even had a special dance with his almost-one-year-old, Lulu. We grabbed one last photo of Matt & Kara as the sun set behind the mountains.
Congratulations, Kara & Matt, and thank you so much for including me in your amazing day!
The clouds rolled in just in time to cool off the afternoon for Meghann & Josh’s golf course wedding at Twin Peaks Golf Course (though the humidity didn’t leave us so quickly). She rode up in a golf cart with her dad to the ceremony, held on the 11th tee box overlooking a pond and mountains in the background. Fun location, fun couple!
If the last post wasn’t enough for you, here’s a slideshow of more images from the entire day at Melissa & Nolan’s April wedding. The little touches made all the difference, although with a venue like Chatfield Botanic Gardens it’s not hard to have a gorgeous wedding!