Caitlin and Dan: A Wedding to Remember

Caitlin and Dan certainly had a wedding to remember – and I was lucky enough to be there every step of the way! It’s always very special to see two wonderful and loving families come together in honor of a special couple, and that’s exactly what this day was all about. The entire day was filled with laughter and tears, both happy and sad. I’ve been excited for this couple and their big day ever since I first met Caitlin and Dan, who are both incredibly genuine, caring and fun people. We had a great time taking Caitlin & Dan’s engagement photos a couple of months ago on a beautiful fall day, and I JUST knew their wedding was going to be just as fantastic as they are.

The ceremony took place at the Montview Presbyterian Church in Park Hill, followed by the reception at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Denver. Before the ceremony, all the ladies gathered together in the hotel suite where the beautiful bride was ready to finally put on her gorgeous wedding dress. It was an incredible and emotional moment for all of us! Caitlin looked breathtaking in her elegant dress, along with the long, classic and simply beautiful veil. The bride and groom also decided to do a romantic idea of writing each other a note on the actual wedding day- I loved it! As Caitlin read Dan’s love letter I could see Caitlin’s eyes starting to tear up despite her efforts! It was another truly touching moment that I was happy to capture and photograph.

Once the bride got her fantastic Jimmy Choo heels on- it was time to get hitched! The ceremony was very beautiful, and filled with so many loving friends and family. It wasn’t hard to tell how happy everyone was for the bride and groom. Once the couple was officially announced man and wife, they took off down the aisle simply BEAMING with joy, in fact- those are some of my favorite photos of the newlyweds :)

After exiting the church in style (pretty sparklers everywhere!) it was time for cocktail hour and the reception at the Ritz Carlton. With a piano player, wonderful appetizers and muted metallic colors of gold, bronze, silver, copper & pewter the reception room looked incredibly elegant, along with amazing flowers from Newberry Brother’s florist. After some hilarious toasts and heartfelt hugs- the dance floor filled up with friends and family ready to celebrate!

Thank you to Caitlin and Dan for the amazing experience and fantastic wedding. I had an amazing time and can’t wait to see you both again :) XoXo

Newberry Brother’s Florist and Greenhouse – Florist
Ritz Carlton – Caterer

Bringing in the Wintry New Year with Mr. & Mrs. Snow

Lauren & Nick Snow certainly know how to kick off a new year! There couldn’t be a more a romantic way to ring in 2012 than with the celebration of marriage. The guests and I were completely blown away by Lauren & Nick’s fantastic and glamorous Colorado winter wonderland wedding that took place in the Denver Cable Center on New Years Eve.

It was a perfect fit for Mr. and Mrs. Snow to be surrounded by gorgeous white frosted crystals, sparkly snow flakes, and beautiful twinkling lights on their wedding day. The entire evening was a wedding photographer’s dream…everything down to the details of the beautifully decorated invitations, the reflecting glass table tops, phenomenal centerpieces, white orchids, glass chairs and who could forget their phenomenal wintry wedding cake. With colors of cobalt blue, silver, and white, I truly felt like we were at Cinderella’s ball. Speaking of Cinderella, I was head over heels in love with Lauren’s elegant & dazzling wedding dress, as well as her beautiful hair broach and stunning matching earrings. As for her bouquet – I have NEVER seen one like Lauren’s! Created with beautiful broaches and jewels, it was simply stunning and couldn’t have been more unique.

The very special bride and groom decided to see each other before the ceremony, which was an incredibly touching moment for all of us. As Nick approached his stunning bride to be, her eyes became teary as she smiled and turned to see her handsome groom. It was very touching- even I almost lost it! Shortly after their private moment the bride & groom exchanged vows beneath a gorgeous altar on a beautifully lit white stage. After touching words were exchanged, the ceremony concluded with a romantic kiss and a dramatic dip to top it all off! Nice Nick :) Following the ceremony was a fabulous cocktail hour accompanied by a very talented Frank Sinatra singer. Soon enough guests were peering below the mezzanine level of the Cable Center to watch Mr. and Mrs. Snow share their very first dance. After the newlyweds took a well-deserved bow, it was time to celebrate.  Most guests were quick to grab some signature cocktails out of the fountain made of ice of course. You could take your pick of an ice blue, “Snow Queen” beverage, or the groom’s drink the “Snowman” both equally delicious.

I couldn’t help notice just how thrilled all of the guests were to be sharing their new years with one another & the Snow’s. After a couple of Snow Queen cocktails and Blue Moons we took some silly but nonetheless amazing photos of the wedding party in their bright, fun sunglasses. It was hard not to catch the new years excitement, everyone was sporting huge smiles and awesome dance moves. It wasn’t long before the party hats, glow sticks, noisemakers, feathers, banners and confetti appeared throughout the crowd when it was finally time for the NYE countdown on the big TV tower. Family and friends enjoyed their first moments of new years dancing the night away on the bright blue dance floor – even the bride decided to show us a little of her DJ skills!

The guests and I were simply whisked away by our red carpet treatment at this winter wonderland new years wedding. Thank you so much Lauren and Nick for the fabulous time and amazing photos!! I have to give my fabulous second shooter Sarah Box with Emyrah Photography a big THANK YOU-  couldn’t of done it with out you! I hope everyone enjoys these wintry photos as much as I do :) XoXo

Vendor List:
Table 6 Productions, Heather Allen
Newberry Brother’s Florist and Greenhouse
Catering by Design
Elegant Bakery
Cable Center
Starkey Productions Music
LMD Productions, Rodd Metcalf

Wedding Photography with Lisa and Pat: Crooked Willow Farms

I’ve been looking forward to Lisa & Pat’s wedding since the day I met this amazing & energetic couple. I had such a blast with them during their engagement shoot, picking fresh berries at the Berry Patch Farms in Brighton, CO. So, I just knew that their farm-themed October wedding at Crooked Willow Farms, in Larkspur Colorado was going to be an excellent day for them, AND for some amazing wedding photography.

Gorgeous wedding colors of midnight blue, green, and ivory, with the main floral focus of herbs and white garden roses showered the venue. The wedding had a vintage feel, with the food revolving around a harvest meal and locally sourced food, including jam that the bride and groom canned themselves, as well as honey from their very own bees.

The touching outdoor ceremony focused on love for family, friends, and the earth. As the groom’s cousin played the guitar softly, the couple planted a cherry tree in front of all their friends and family. The tree will be permanently live in Lisa & Pat’s backyard for them to enjoy.

Another unique part of this wedding, was the cake cutting ceremony. Not one, but three beautiful wedding cakes sat on the reception table waiting to be sliced into. There was an original wedding cake for each special marriage, one for Pat’s parents, another for Lisa’s, and one more of course for the bride and groom. What a special moment for all three couples to share together, as they all sliced their individual cakes together, at the same time. It was an incredibly touching and unique moment.

For the perfect ending to a perfect night, an Argentinean taco truck arrived just in time for a late night snack for all the guests to enjoy! That was the first time I’d had Argentinean food, and wow is it amazing. The taco truck matched perfectly with Lisa and Pat’s honeymoon destination- Argentina!

I hope you two had an amazing time on your honeymoon. Thank you for allowing me to capture your beautiful, creative and inspiring wedding. XOXO

Beaver Creek Wedding Photography: Tory and Doug

With such a beautiful bride, an amazing dress and gorgeous venue, this wedding day was bound to be any wedding photographer’s dream.

The very cute and happy couple decided to get married outside of Beano’s Cabin at Beaver Creek, Colorado. The perfect spot for Tory & Doug to exchange their vows- high up in the mountains in the beautiful outdoors of Colorado. The two lovebirds met at a summer camp in Vermont and have been together since 2007. In fact, the director of the same camp conducted their wedding ceremony! The touching and meaningful outdoor ceremony came to close after Doug proudly stomped and broke the glass.

Shortly after the ceremony I grabbed the official newlyweds for some fun photos in the flowers and tall grass, where I could capture some intimate and scenic images. We were even lucky enough to have some special visitors, a lovely couple of curious deer apparently wanted their fifteen minutes of fame! The adorable deer came up right behind Tory and Doug’s little photo session, it was so memorable and a great moment!

The reception was filled with toasts, dancing, good music and great food. Homemade favors prepared by the couple were given to guests, delicious jam and pickles. The flowers, done by Vintage Magnolia, matched perfectly with the wedding colors of purple and green, creating a rich and elegant feel. There was no traditional white cake at this wedding, instead, lots of delicious individual pies!

I had a wonderful time photographing Tory and Doug’s big day, I knew Tory enjoyed my photo-journalistic approach to wedding photography, so we stayed away from too much formal posing, which worked out wonderfully. Hope to see you both soon, I wish you all the best!