Denver Wedding Photography: Calie Carrick and Aaron McCamant tied the knot this past Labor Day weekend in the gorgeous backyard of Calie’s uncle’s home in Cherry Hills Village with about 200 guests, most from out of state. Both the bride and groom spent the majority of their lives in Texas, and after college ended up working for the same company in the oil and gas industry. While they worked together for almost a year they didn’t connect until they were both sent to Denver for a Due Diligence project for a couple of weeks. After a few casual dinners and lunches while together in Denver their relationship progressed into something more once they were back in Texas. About a year later Aaron surprised Calie with a proposal at their first date spot, the Brown Palace. After surprising her with a beautiful ring, Aaron and Calie moved to the lobby for champagne to celebrate. Right at that moment his parents, her grandparents, mother and sister also surprised Calie to help celebrate their engagement!
This was far from what you may imagine a simple backyard wedding to be. First of all the grounds of the home that made up the venue are extensive and there was plenty 0f room for 200+ people to move around with ease. The guests arrived to a beautiful ceremony set up in front of one of the ponds. After the ceremony there was another space allocated to an outdoor lounge-like cocktail hour, and another area where the gorgeous dinner and dancing tents were set up. The bride wore her grandmother’s wedding dress, which was also worn by her mother. I actually was able to get old photographs of both her grandmother and her mother in the gown, as well as a new bridal portrait for Calie blown up and printed on canvases that were hung on a beautiful old cabinet that served as the cake and cupcake display. And, speaking of cupcakes, these little pieces of art by Elegant Bakery were by far the prettiest cupcakes I have ever laid eyes on! Oh and tasty too!
Since most of their guests were from out of town and Calie and Aaron are somewhat new to the Denver area, they wanted to do an engagement session around downtown at some of the classic spots in order to show off the wonderful city they now call home in their guest book. We did a fun little tour of LoHi, the clock-tower building, the big blue convention center bear, the capital building and the art museum.
I would like to offer big thanks to all of the wonderful people that made this wedding day such a success! Firstly, to Colorado Wedding Company for executing a flawless coordination and design (and also for the glowing recommendation!) Thank you to The Perfect Petal who went above and beyond, as usual, and the stunning floral everywhere! Thanks to Catering by Design for all the delicious gourmet appetizers and the beautiful meal. Thank you to Mike and Somer, the talented videographers at Rising Moon Films. (I always love working with you!) And last but not least, thank you to my fab associate, Jennifer, for all of your hard work!
Finally, to Calie and Aaron: Thank you both so much for being so delightful to work with! I wish you both all the love and happiness and adventure that you can stand. AND, I look forward to working with you again in the future when you decide it’s time for your family to grow!