> 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!

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> Evie & David

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I had another chance to visit my favorite venue on the Front Range, Chatfield Botanical Gardens. And what a great couple! Evie & David had a sweet, vintage-inspired theme throughout the wedding. The guys were adorable; bow ties and suspenders, need I say more? Their smiles were contagious and couldn’t have been bigger during the first look. They braved a threatening (and very windy) oncoming storm that held off just long enough to hold the ceremony outside. David sang the sweetest song to his new wife during the reception. They ate pie, not cake. They gave out coffee for parting gifts that named themselves as “The Perfect Blend.” What fun!

(for more nighttime wedding shots, see the post Under the Stars)

> An Extended Bridal Shoot

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I knew the moment I met Larissa that we were going to have fun doing photos, but when we had extra time to do an extended bride-only shoot I couldn’t have asked for a better bride! Her classic style lent itself well to the setting: an old, vintage hotel in Evergreen with beautiful pines along the edges. She said shooting more and more photos would help calm her nerves before the ceremony, so off we went! What better opportunity to take some extra time for photographs of yourself than on your wedding day? I hope she’s half as happy as I am with these – I’m thrilled with quite a few of them! Warmest wishes to Larissa and her high school sweetheart and now husband, Ben!

> Kelly & Jason

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About ten days after the horrendous fires swept across the front range and teased Boulder with it’s southern flames earlier this summer, the skies finally opened wide during Kelly & Jason’s wedding and rain soaked the ground around them. The rain waited until the final minute of their ceremony, which was held outside at Pastures of Plenty farm in Longmont (by far one of, if not the, coolest venues I’ve been to yet!). Big Bang Catering, who partners with the local, organic farm, provided some of the best BBQ I’ve had in a long time. And a three piece version of the band, Meniskus, had people dancing through the night.

Despite rainy, chilly weather (I wore shorts; I was sure it would be in the 90s that day!) we got some fun shots. In one word, Kelly & Jason are FUN. They dangled from monkey bars, grabbed a swing, climbed on cars and fences, and even found a lucky horseshoe during our shoot. Lots of luck (rain) and love poured down on them that day. Congratulations, you two! (And to this day, I have never had a strawberry shortcake as good as the mini ones at their dessert bar; great choice, Jason!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

> Tiffany & Albert

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I love my job. I mentioned earlier that it’s not often that you meet extraordinary people. And extraordinary is an understatement for Tiffany and Albert. They are unlike any couple I’ve known, and I was truly touched by their kindness and welcoming spirits. I shot their engagement photos as well as Tiffany’s boudoir session, so by the time the wedding came it was a walk in the park for everyone. Actually, it was a ride up the mountain! Their wedding was perfection; they shared the afternoon with a small crowd of close family and friends at the top of the gondola at Steamboat Springs Resort, and had a nice cocktail hour and dinner at Hazie’s restaurant just inside. I was impressed to hear that of the (maybe) 40 people in attendance, four were Albert’s friends from kindergarten; that’s amazing, and it really does show what kind of a guy he is. I feel so lucky to have been a part of their special day, full of joyful tears, laughter and plenty of kisses! Congratulations, you two, and may every day be better than the one before it.

(See more daily photos from this week here.)

> Jessica & Tarino

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Every once in a while you meet someone extra special. Jessica and Tarino had that something special about them, something that can’t be pinned down and put into words, but the room lights up when they walk in. Maybe it’s their smiles – huge and welcoming. Maybe it’s their easy-going nature. Whatever it is, their wedding was just as special. They said, “I do,” under the trees at the Dunafon Castle in Idledale. What a cool location! A castle in Colorado? Yes. I loved their color palate of greys and yellows; we even found a yellow bench along the lake to do some photos with!

> Sarah & Ian

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A sweet, sweet couple, Sarah & Ian exchanged their vows in her Lakewood church on a hot and balmy Friday afternoon. They guests went to dine and dance at The Pines at Genesee, and enjoyed a much cooler evening. Ian had been away for a few weeks leading up to the wedding for his military service, and the wedding day was the first time since he left that Sarah was reunited with her man. Congrats to the both of you!