> Backyard Wedding in Dillon

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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!

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> Kaitlin & Connor’s Big Day in Denver

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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!

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> Jennifer & Rich: Married at the St. Julien, Boulder

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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!!

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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 Marry in Breckenridge

 

 

> 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!

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Venue: The Maggie at the base of Peak 9 in Breckenridge
Flowers: Shannon Clark
Photography: Keeping Composure Photography

> Kara & Matt

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Congratulations, Kara & Matt, and thank you so much for including me in your amazing day!

> Meghann & Josh

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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!

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> Melissa & Nolan: Slideshow

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!