The sky was see sawing between sunshine and impending rain. The clouds were moving fast, faster than the heavy I 25 traffic that day. Inside the limousine, the bride and her bridesmaids were embracing the moments of being together, the moments before things got serious at the Spruce Mountain Ranch. The decor was set, the rings ready in their boxes and Melissa and Alex were ready for their first look. As Melissa walked toward Alex you could feel the excitement in her step. Alex couldn’t see her and was fighting the emotions that were bubbling up inside him. It wad a relief for both, to be together again, to be each other’s rocks as they have been for the many years they have known each other.
It was an honor for us to witness their first look and the sound of the running water and the wind rustling the leaves, as those two saw each other again, brand new, for the first time again, will be engraved in our collective memory.
The rest as we say is history. The ceremony was beautiful, overlooking the hills, Melissa and Alex had a sand ceremony, broke the glass and kissed in front of their family and friends.
I loved the grandeur of their wedding venue . I loved how Harvey the Dog pulled the little ring bearer who screamed all the way down the aisle “slow down Harvey!!!”. I loved how Melissa’s dad would not let her go. How Melissa and Alex had bundt cake and horses head. How they let us be a part of everything. How now I hug her parents before I left.
They say wedding is an industry, a huge machine where vendors lurk upon brides to make as much money as possible. My weddings are my babies. I love each one of my brides. I see them through the wedding preparation, I see the look in their eyes when they put on their dress. It is a privilege. Capturing Melissa and Alex’s wedding was a privilege.
Day of Coordinator : L’atelier Weddings www.latelierweddings.com
Venue : Spruce Mountain Ranch www.sprucemountainranch.com
Salon : Antoine Du Chez Park Meadows http://antoineduchez.com
Officiant : Mike Backer
Caterer : Buffalo Gals http://pbcatering.com
Bar : Peak Beverage http://www.peakbev.com
Videographer : Ethan Backer www.ethanbacker.com
Band : Diamond Empire http://www.diamondempireband.com
Dresses : Amand’as Bridal http://amandasbridal.com
Cake :Nothing Bundt Cake http://www.nothingbundtcakes.com
Melissa and Alex’s video of their wedding highlights :