Carrie and Eric’s Wedding in Estes Park

Carrie and Eric’s wedding was an amazingly well planned event, in part due to Carrie’s beautiful sense of style and her very sharp and detail oriented mind. From the decorations to the bridesmaids shoes, this wedding was a delight to the eye.

It was a pleasure to photograph this beautiful event, hand crafted with all the love and attention that Carrie brings into everything she touches.

Congratulations to my lovely couple! Can’t wait to show you the rest of the pictures!

the bridal dress with all the fine details of a well orchestrated wedding
the bridal dress with all the fine details of a well orchestrated wedding
the bridal pearls : something old...
the bridal pearls : something old…
the wedding bands on lace
the wedding bands on lace
bridal bouquet
bridal bouquet
the flower girls
the flower girls
St Mary's Lake Lodge
St Mary’s Lake Lodge
The Boutonniere
The Boutonniere
The first look
The first look
The first look
The first look
The bridesmaids shoes
The bridesmaids shoes
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The marriage license
The marriage license
The wedding cake
The wedding cake
The reception
The reception
Carrie
Carrie
Eric
Eric
The first dance
The first dance

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The garter
The garter
The bouquet toss
The bouquet toss
Congratulations Carrie and Eric!
Congratulations Carrie and Eric!

Venue : Mary’s Lake Lodge http://maryslakelodge.com/

Cake  :Colorado Rose Cake http://www.coloradorosecakeco.com/

Officiant : Rev Brigette Weier

Flowers :  Kim and Company www.kimandcompany.org

DJ : Grant Marsik

Hair and Make up : The hair Ninja Studio https://www.facebook.com/NinjaofHair/

Ties : The Knotty Tie Co https://www.knottytie.com/

 

 

Megan and Brian wedding at the Westin!

Megan and Brian got married on a sunny afternoon in Westminster, Colorado. For this beautiful wedding, Megan chose purple and burned orange for her colors and everything from the dresses to the table centerpieces looked absolutely stunning. The highlight of the wedding was with the first dance, a breathtaking performance by the groom and bride followed by a medley of flash mob dancing that left everyone cheering!

Congratulations to my beautiful, fierce, charismatic Megan and my oh so funny groom, Brian, who by the way can dance like none’s business!

I can’t wait to share your wedding pictures with you!

The Wedding dress
The Wedding dress
Bridesmaids Getting Ready
Bridesmaids Getting Ready
Megan and her bridesmaids by the hot tub
Megan and her bridesmaids by the hot tub
The Groom
The Groom
The groom and his groomsmen in the Lobby
The groom and his groomsmen in the Lobby
The Bride
The Bride
The bride before her first look
The bride before her first look
First look
First look
Megan and Brian
Megan and Brian
The bridal Bouquet
The bridal Bouquet
The Bride
The Bride
The Veil
The Veil
Megan and her mom
Megan and her mom
First look of Megan and her dad
First look of Megan and her dad
Megan and the groomsmen
Megan and the groomsmen
Brian and the bridesmaids
Brian and the bridesmaids
The wedding party
The wedding party
The walk down the aisle
The walk down the aisle
The kiss
The kiss
The Wedding Cake
The Wedding Cake
Bustling of the dress
Bustling of the dress
Sunset by the lake
Sunset by the lake
The first dance
The first dance
Flash mob!
Flash mob!

Venue and catering : The Westin Hotel http://www.westindenverboulder.com

Wedding planning : Lauren Williamson http://www.gardnereffect.com

Florist : Kimball Floral Kimball Floral

Cake : Azucar http://www.azucarbakery.com

Linens :  Linen hero Linen Hero Wedding & Special Event Chair Covers & Table Linen …

Videography : Will Jones

DJ : ABC music

Make up  :http://www.makeupbysana.com

Hair : Salon Foushee  Salon Foushee & Spa – Hair Salon and Spa Denver, Littleton

 

Julia and Isaac : An intimate wedding at Bingham Hills

Julia and Isaac wanted their wedding to be bare footed, laid back, in a family friendly space.  It was an intimate wedding where children played on the little sandy beach on the lakefront, where adults ate on the patio, under strings of light, before heading the gazebo and dance the night away. Congratulations to this beautiful couple for a truly splendid day!

Rings on a Carabiner, hanging from a maple tree
Rings on a Carabiner, hanging from a maple tree
Bingham Hills Event Center
Bingham Hills Event Center
The ceremony site by the main building
The ceremony site by the main building
The Bride
The Bride
Bridal barefoot shoes
Bridal barefoot shoes
The Groom
The Groom
The First Look
The First Look
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The ceremony
The Groom and Bride by the apple tree
The Groom and Bride by the apple tree
The groom and bride walking into the sunset
The groom and bride walking into the sunset
Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake
The groom and bride <3
The groom and bride

 

Venue : Bingham Hill http://www.thepreserveatbinghamhill.com/index-2.html

Dress : David’s Bridal http://www.davidsbridal.com

Flowers : Palmer Flowers http://www.palmerflowers.com

Cake : Whole Foods https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/service/custom-cakes-special-events

Maya and Jordan’s Mountain Wedding in Evergreen

Jordan and Maya are mountain climbers, Kombucha drinkers, mushroom lovers (that would be Maya) who have recently moved to Colorado. Their laid back and happy personality made for a splendid wedding.

Brian and I felt honored to be part of their special day!

The Red Barn at Meadows at Marshdale
The Red Barn at Meadows at Marshdale
Maya's beautiful wedding dress hanging from a pine tree
Maya’s beautiful wedding dress hanging from a pine tree
Maya
Maya
Jordan
Jordan
The Bridal Flowers
The Bridal Flowers
The First Look
The First Look
Maya and Jordan
Maya and Jordan
Maya
Maya
Bedeken
Bedeken
Bedeken
Bedeken
The Wedding Ceremony at Meadows at Marshdale
The Wedding Ceremony at Meadows at Marshdale
The Wedding Ceremony at Meadows at Marshdale
The Wedding Ceremony at Meadows at Marshdale
Party at the Red Barn : The Hora
Party at the Red Barn : The Hora
PixelStick image of Maya and Jordan
PixelStick image of Maya and Jordan

Here is the list of all the wonderful vendors who made Maya’s day special:

Venue : http://www.meadowsatmarshdale.com/the-red-barn/weddings.html

Catering : http://www.laviecatering.com

Flowers : http://lovelettersfloral.com

Make up : Rachel Stern-Pasarel

Hair : Hilary Matthis

Dress : http://www.bhldn.com

 

Lyndsey + Jack’s Wedding at the Space Gallery

the wedding rings
the wedding rings
the dress, hanging in the Lobby
the dress, hanging in the Lobby
Lyndsey in her hotel room
Lyndsey in her hotel room
Portrait of the groom
Portrait of the groom
Jack in the hotel lobby
Jack in the hotel lobby
Lyndsey in her beautiful dress
Lyndsey in her beautiful dress
Lyndsey is waiting for Jack
Lyndsey is waiting for Jack
The first look
The first look
The first look
The first look
The first hug
The first hug
Lyndsey and Jack's first look at civic center park
Lyndsey and Jack’s first look at civic center park
Lyndsey and Jack
Lyndsey and Jack
Lyndsey and Jack's family at Civic Center Park
Lyndsey and Jack’s family at Civic Center Park
The siblings are crossing the street at the Art District
The siblings are crossing the street at the Art District
Lyndsey is led by her dad to the ceremony
Lyndsey is led by her dad to the ceremony
The space Gallery from above
The space Gallery from above
You may now kiss the bride
You may now kiss the bride

Table setup

the reception
the reception
The first dance
The first dance
Lyndsey dances with her dad
Lyndsey dances with her dad
Jack and his mom
Jack and his mom
The Party
The Party
the party
the party

Jill and Ross : Part two (The wedding)

Jill, Ross and the rest of their family arrived at Overlook Ranch a few days before the wedding. This beautiful venue is also a retreat where nature lovers go on hikes and take a break from their busy lives. The little cabins surround the main house, little dirt paths speckled with pine cones connect each of them .

On that day, inside one of the cottages, Jill, her sister, her mom and her closest friends were getting ready. The mood was quiet, meditational even. There was wholesome food on the table,wild flowers ready to be placed in the bridesmaid’s hair. There was sunshine sipping through the windows and Jill was doing her make up.  I grabbed Jill’s dress and headed outside, looking for the perfect place for the first shot of the day.

I have known Jill and her family for a few years and it was with my heart full that I witnessed my lovely bride get into her dress. I saw her hug her dad, her mom, and finally meet Ross in the woods outside the cabin. Everyone cried at that wedding, except for Jill. She laughed the joyous laughter of a child on a Christmas day. She danced and hugged and ate and danced some more. She was life itself, celebrating the beauty this very special day.

Jill and Ross’s wedding was a great big embrace of all the family and friends present. It was also in communion with the breathtaking views of the mountains surrounding them. It was a mix of traditions and shamanic rituals, of Jill and Ross walking in with their entire family, and leaving, dancing up the aisle as husband and wife.

I am grateful to have be present. I am grateful for this family.

A Mountain Wedding in Estes Park
Overlook is a beautiful and casual venue located just a few minutes from Estes Park
 A casual mountain wedding in Estes Park
The venue
A Mountain Wedding in Estes Park
The Dress and Ring
A mountain wedding in Estes Park
Our Bride is getting ready in her cabin
A mountain wedding in Estes Park
Jill received the help from her sister and her mom to get ready for her day
A mountain Wedding in Estes Park
Dad’s first look
A mountain Wedding in Estes Park
Ross getting ready in the main cabin
A mountain wedding in Estes Park
Ross and Jill had a first look
A casual Mountain Wedding in Estes Park
Ross
A mountain wedding in Estes Park
A candid portrait of the bride
A mountain wedding in Estes Park
Bridal Portait
A mountain wedding in Estes Park
The rings were tied in a ribbon to be passed around the guest during the ceremony
A casual mountain wedding in Estes Park
The groom and bride’s family walked with them to the ceremony site
A casual mountain wedding in Estes Park
Love under a giant sky
A casual mountain wedding in Estes Park
The ceremony
A casual mountain wedding in Estes Park
The couple’s first Kiss as husband and wife!
A casual mountain wedding in Estes Park
Love this one!!! totally in the spirit of the wedding
A Casual Mountain Wedding in Estes Park
Ross did not want groomsmen, so everyone became a groomsman
A casual Mountain Wedding in Estes Park
Lots of hugs, laughter and love came through during this wedding’s group pictures
A casual Mountain Wedding in Estes Park
The bridesmaids
A casual Mountain Wedding in Estes Park
Jill and Ross and the mountain behind
A casual Mountain Wedding in Estes Park
Jill and Ross, walking as husband and bride
A casual Mountain Wedding in Estes Park
Golden hour portrait of this beautiful couple
A casual Mountain Wedding in Estes Park
We took the last bit of sun and captured some more images of Ross and jill
A casual mountain wedding in Estes Park
The Bride in golden hour
A casual Wedding in Estes Park
View from the reception
A casual Wedding in Estes Park
Sarah is tying a beautiful red apron around Jill’s waist, to spare her dress from splashes of bbq sauce
A casual mountain Wedding in Estes Park
Jill and and Ross had a sweetheart table…not for long!
A mountain wedding in Estes Park
Jill and Ross’s first dance was epic!
A mountain wedding in Estes Park
Jill and Ross and their parent dance. It is always a big deal, no matter what people say
A Mountain Wedding in Estes Park
The wedding reception turned into a dance floor
A mountain wedding in Estes Park
Jill and Ross posed for a light painting session

 

Vendors :

Photographer : Annabelle Denmark Photography 

Venue : The Overlook Ranch 

Catering : Smokin’ Dave’s

View of wedding highlights:

 

Jill and Ross : Part one (the engagement)

I met Jill through Art as Action. She is a gorgeous dancer, and a beautiful woman. I love the way she laughs, how her presence brightens any room. I was ecstatic when she asked me to photograph her wedding, and we started with her engagement session in Boulder.

Engagement Session in boulder
We started our session at Chautauqua, a public space near the Flatirons
A Boulder Engagement Session
The park has this open space with huge trees, we took advantage of the beautiful morning light to get some yummy booked backgrounds
A boulder Engagement Session
As we made our way toward Pearl Street we found this lovely garden on the west side. This led to some secluded images
An Engagement Session in Boulder
At the bank, cause that’s how we roll
A boulder Engagement Session
Jill and Ross didn’t need much directions to pose. Everything felt spontaneous and incredibly sexy
A Boulder engagement session
the classic couple walk turned into a dance and turned into another walk
Boulder Engagement Session
Jill’s dress revealed her back and tattoo so of course I have to focus on that for a while 🙂
Engagement Session in Boulder
Jill and Ross enjoying a bit of the almost dry grass at the place where everyone smokes pot any other day than on Sunday early morning. Sunday is for session 😉
Engagement session in boulder
Jill and Ross trying to get away from me
An Engagement Session in Boulder
The Boulder theater is an original 1920s theater. It is lovely inside, and gorgeous outside
A Boulder Engagement Session
If anyone can do the dip, it is this lovely couple.

 

Location : https://www.chautauqua.com

Boulder : https://bouldercolorado.gov

 

Brittany + Jacob : An urban wedding in Greenwood Village

Brittany and Jacob god married on a late summer day at the Curtis Ballroom. This very sweet couple crafted a colorful and warm atmosphere for their family and friends. I have known Brittany for a little while and love her laugh, sweet personality and artistry. Grateful for this beautiful wedding day <3

Special thanks to Hunter Odenthal who assisted Brian and I  on this wedding.

An urban Colorado Wedding
The dress, flowers and shoes in the yellow, white and black color scheme of the wedding
An urban Colorado Wedding
Brittany is getting ready at the Hyatt hotel 🙂
an urban Colorado Wedding
Brittany’s dress, hanging from the balcony. Do not try this at home!
Colorado urban wedding
Jacob is getting ready in his hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech
Denver urband wedding
Brittany and her bridesmaids overlooking the impressing hotel lobby
An urband Colorado Wedding
Timeless black and white images of the groom and his groomsmen, hanging out at the hotel’s balconies
Denver urban wedding
Brittany is in front of the Curtis, she hold her custom made bouquet of sunflowers
An urban Colorado Wedding
Jacob and his groomsmen in front of the Curtis Ballroom
An Urban Colorado Wedding
Brittany and her Bridesmaids are standing in front of the Curtis Ballroom
An urban Colorado Wedding
Brittany and her bridesmaids are crossing the street of Greenwood Village, Beatles style
an urband Colorado wedding
In any urban setting I like to find a road for my wedding party to walk on.
An urban Colorado Wedding
The weeding party gathered in the venue’s entrance for a formal. Small spaces sometimes allows for creative posing that create timeless images
An urban Colorado Wedding
Brittany and her dad walk down the aisle!
Colorado urban wedding
Brittany and Jacob’s ceremony was at 6 pm, which allowed for soft golden tones on their pictures
Urban Colorado Wedding
Jacob’s nephew had the rings, his dad is helping him untie them from the pillow
Colorado Urban Wedding
Brittany and Jacob poured paint on a canvas to symbolize their union
An urban wedding in Colorado
The Curtis Ballroom us a lovely venue, its modern architecture blends well with the views of Greenwood Village
An urban Colorado wedding : candy table
The yellow and black decorations and candy table match this colorful and happy wedding!
An urban Colorado Wedding
Jacob and Brittany during their first dance

 

Vendors :

Venue : Comedy Works, the Curtis Ballroom

http://www.comedyworksevents.com/curtis-ballroom/

Hair : Do the bang things

https://dothebangthingsalon.com

Flowers : Cathy Larson

Dress : David’s Bridal

http://www.davidsbridal.com

Alteration : The wedding Seamstress

http://www.theweddingseamstress.com

DJ : DJ Jack Jack

Check out this short video of the wedding highlights!

Amber and Jon, a “hat” Wedding in Colorado’s Foothills

Amber and Jon got married on a rainy day in May 2015. This beautiful, hand crafted, vintage wedding welcomed the guest in the tiny town of Lyons, Colorado.

A hat Wedding in Colorado's Foothills
Jon and Amber’s wedding venue, Stone Mountain lodge in Lyons Colorado
A hat wedding in Colorado's foothills
Hat, rings, dress and flowers, reflecting the wedding colors.
A hat Wedding in Colorado's foothills
Amber is getting ready in the little cottage adjacent to the venue
A hat Wedding in Colorado's Foothills
Jon is getting ready
A hat Wedding in Colorado's foothills
Amber and Her bridesmaids, show the wedding colors and variations in red.
Hat Wedding in Colorado's Foohills
The bridesmaid, wearing maroon are pursued by a friendly Dino named Tiny
A hat wedding in Colorado's Foothills
Jon and his groomsmen are hanging out before the wedding
A hat wedding in Colorado's foothills
Amber and Jon see each other for the first time
A hat wedding in Colorado's foothills
Amber and Jon’s first look. We found a wall of lilac that matched their wedding colors perfectly
A hat wedding in Colorado's foothills
Amber posed for her bridal portrait. Her vintage dress matches the beautiful lilac background perfectly
A hat wedding in Colorado's Foothills
Amber and Jon’s portraits at the venue
A hat wedding in Colorado's Foothills
The ring bearers are helping the bride with her flowers while holding on to huge umbrellas
A hat wedding in Colorado's foothills
Reception room
A hat wedding in Colorado's Foothills
Amber and Jon are tying the knot in this beautiful ceremony
Hat Wedding in Colorado's Foohills
Amber and Jon’s first dance
A hat wedding in Colorado's foothills
Reception -homemade- pies
A hat wedding in Colorado's Foothills
The reception tables and Jenga games
a Hat Wedding in Colorado's Foohills
Amber and Jon are enjoying a brief reprieve from the rain during their wedding reception

 

Venue : Stone Mountain Lodge, Lyons Colorado

Dress : Anthropology

http://www.bhldn.com

Catering : SmokeShack BBQ

http://smokeshackbbq.com

Pies : Whole Foods Bakery

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com

See wedding highlights :

A Knight’s Tale : Courtney and Tony’s Epic Proposal

Courtney and Tony have known each other for two years and are the most unique couple I have ever met. Courtney is a permanent make up artist while Tony is a motorcycle riding, comic book loving electrician. When Tony decided that he was going to propose to Courtney, he poured his heart into it and it took him six months of secret planning to finally pop the question (and the black diamond ring). For six months Tony learned how to ride a horse and joust, sword fight in heavy armor and play the part of the “Black Knight”. Under the cover of helping his friend with dance lessons for his wedding (this friend was not going to get married, it was all pretend!), Tony spent every weekend practicing and had to show Courtney his new (made up) dance moves after long days of rolling in the dirt. Then the big day came and in the tiny town of Wellington a group of performers gathered for a jousting tournament. Courtney and Tony showed up along with 100 other friends and family members (Courtney was quite perplexed to see so many people she knew!!). As the fighting and jousting took place, Tony stayed in the audience until Courtney was selected to hold a box that would be the grand jousting prize. She was given the key to the box and was instructed to keep it locked until the remittance of the prize to the winner. Courtney sat with her box as the black knight walked right past her and proceeded to win the tournament. The knight had a very tough time winning as tears (of joy) started to stream down his face as soon as he put his helmet on! At the end, Courtney was led to the podium and opened the box while Tony took of his helmet. There were many more tears shed, both on Courtney’s side and by the audience. The rest, as we say, is history and Tony and Courtney are now happily engaged 🙂 Congratulations to the two of you!!

The tournament took place in the tiny town of Wellington
The tournament took place in the tiny town of Wellington
many performers : dancers, jugglers and a dressed up puppy entertained the crowd
Many performers : dancers, jugglers and a dressed up puppy entertained the crowd
There was a story about a mean queen and valiant knights (the red headed person was mean too, I think)
There was a story about a mean queen and valiant knights (the red headed person was mean too, I think)

 

Many members of the audience were Courtney and Tony's family and friends
Many members of the audience were Courtney and Tony’s family and friends
Bear Girl
See I told you she looked mean!
Tony is waiting to enter the scene. He looks pretty zen so far
Tony is waiting to enter the scene. He looks pretty zen so far
Here is the box! Hint : there is a ring inside
Here is the box!  Hint: there is a ring inside
To no one's surprise (except for her!!) , Courtney was selected to hold the box!
To no one’s surprise (except for her!!) , Courtney was selected to hold the box!
Here is the Black Knight! He look cool and ferocious.
Here is the Black Knight! He looks cool and ferocious.
Tony can Joust like a ....jouster :)
Tony can Joust like a ….jouster 🙂
And fight like a knight!
And fight like a knight!
And it's a win! Take that you   traitor ! and don't come back!
And it’s a win! Take that you traitor ! and don’t come back!
Now Tony the Knight is waiting for his future betrothed to present him with the box
Now Tony the Knight is waiting for his future betrothed to present him with the box
while Facebook's server is exploding with knight pictures
While Facebook’s server is exploding with knight pictures
Here is Courtney! That's when me and 100 other people starting crying our eyeballs out. There was a universal "AWWWWWWW"
Here is Courtney! That’s when me and 100 other people starting crying our eyeballs out. There was a universal “AWWWWWWW”
YAY!!!!!
YAY!!!!!
Everyone is so happy at that point, I wish I could box that happy up for them!
Everyone is so happy at that point! I wish I could box that happy up for them!
The and Knight and his Lady rode away, and lived happily ever after.
And the Knight and his Lady rode away, and lived happily ever after.

 

THE END <3