Devil’s Thumb Wedding Photography: June 27, 2015. Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, CO right located right outside of Winterpark is one of our favorite wedding venues over here at Frances Photography. We feel very lucky to have had several wedding there this season, one of which was with the beloved Sani and Tyler Field, whose engagement photos I recently blogged about.
This was my first ceremony and reception at their new location, High Lonesome Lodge, and it was as perfect as perfect gets in my book. From the lovely summer day, to the beautiful couple, to the fabulous team of vendors, I truly couldn’t have asked for more.
When I arrived in the bridal suit, I was greeted with as warm a welcome as I have ever received from a bride. Sani jumped out of her chair and rushed over to give me a great big hug and proceeded to introduce me to everyone in the room as her friend who was also the photographer. I can’t explain how much that meant to me! And not only that, I was thrilled to see my favorite hair stylist on the planet, Erin Ferris, making magic with all of the girls in the room. I knew from the moment I arrived that I was going to love every second of this wedding day. I was not wrong.
Whenever I write about the weddings I photograph I like to talk about whatever it is that stands out the most in my mind when I think back on the day. In this case there are several things that stand out for me. The first was the way I was greeted, which I already mentioned. The second is the gigantic smiles that were permanently glued to both the bride’s and the groom’s faces all day long. The third was the look on Sani’s face as her father walked her down the aisle. The fourth was the moment Sani’s brother (the officiant) took a selfie with the couple at the end of the ceremony. The fifth was the beautiful room set family style for dinner. The sixth was the rocking dance party thanks to the killer talents of DJ Ripm. But, if I had to pick just one of those that will stay with me for years and years to come, it would have to be the smiles on both Sani and Tyler’s faces. The two of them together absolutely lit up the room! I recall Sani coming to me at one point before the ceremony even started and saying that her face was aching from smiling so much! That is a good problem to have if you ask me.
I want to give a special thank you to ALL of the incredible vendors that made this day so special. First, thanks to Nell from Stellar Events! Her execution of this wedding was absolutely on point and I loved working with her and her team. And of course, the Perfect Petal, who are always rock stars, did a fabulous job with the floral and decor. Dj Ripm lit up the dance floor all night long and it was obvious how much fun everyone had. Thanks to Jennifer, my rock solid associate who second shot this wedding with me. Thank you to Erin Ferris for the gorgeous hair, and Alli Beach for her beautiful make-up. Everyone looked amazing! And finally I want to thank Sani and Tyler and all of their family and friends for being so great to work with and for making our job so much fun!
Sani and Tyler, I wish you both the very best! You are such a special couple and I know that your lives will be filled with love and adventure come rain or come shine. XOX