Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch Wedding: I am so grateful for all of the weddings I get to photograph in Beaver Creek! It’s definitely one of my favorite places in Colorado in both the summer and the winter, and working at the Ritz-Carlton is always such a wonderful experience! This wedding with Meagan and Brad was certainly no exception. They were both so much fun to be around and their fun-loving personalities shined into my camera all day long. We had perfect weather, a wonderful group of family and friends, an amazing staff at the Ritz to help with everything we needed, and a fabulous wedding planner (Bella Design and Planning) to make sure the day ran smoothly.
Meagan and Brad were both born and raised in Texas. Meagan is from Corpus Chrisi and Brad is from Huston. They both attended the University of Texas, but they actually didn’t meet until after college while both working in downtown Huston through mutual friends. They got engaged while vacation in Napa. Brad proposed the first night of their trip while staying at Meadowood in St. Helena. They had reservations at the restaurant at Meadowood and Brad suggested that they take a walk before dinner to check out the gorgeous grounds, They walked from their room down to a lake and while standing along under the moonlight, Brad asked Meagan to be his wife.
They wanted a small destination wedding to allow them to spend quality time with their family and friends that were invited to celebrate with them in Beaver Creek. They also wanted an outdoor ceremony to reflect their personalities so they had a good friend marry them, Brad’s cousin read a bible verse, and Meagan’s aunt read her favorite poem. We took their engagement photos in Beaver Creek this past February and given that they wanted to take advantage of the beautiful snowy atmosphere, the blizzard that blew through that day gave us the perfect opportunity to do just that!
They both love the food and burgeoning art and music scene in Huston and also that the culture reflects the diverse and genuine people that live there. They are both into wine and great food and appropriately decided to honeymoon in Tuscany, a part of Italy that neither had visited before.
Thank you so much to the wonderful staff at the Ritz-Carlton; to Bella Design and Planning for their flawless execution; to Jennifer Winder for being my fantastic second shooter; to Bare Root Flora for the gorgeous decor, and to Starkey Productions for the rocking band! Last but not least, a huge THANK YOU to Meagan and Brad and all of their family and friends for being so amazing to work with and for inviting me to capture such a special day that undoubtedly they will remember for the rest of their lives.
I always appreciate the feedback I get from my clients and when Meagan sent me this note, it absolutely made my day! “Frances, you were a dream to work with. We appreciated your laid-back personality and professionalism. You were always punctual, full of great energy and ideas, and made Brad and me feel comfortable and ourselves. The day after the wedding everyone commented on how invested you were in capturing your shots — on chairs, on the floor, jumping around! You did an INCREDIBLE job. I am so thrilled with the photos and cannot wait to spend several more hours (or days) pouring through them. Thank you SO much for everything! You are incredibly talented!”~Meagan Glover