Monthly Archives: July 2010

Sara & Braylen’s wedding ~ The Westin Westminster

I’ve been so excited to share Sara and Braylen’s wedding, which took place earlier this month at the Westin Westminster. This was a wedding that had all the elements that make up an incredible day – it was lovely and elegant. Emotional. Gorgeous weather. An even more gorgeous couple. Incredible decor. To-die-for shoes. And a yellow bow tie. And argyle socks. But most importantly, Sara and Braylen are absolutely perfect for each other, and the entire event was a perfect reflection of that.

I just love their color palate of yellow and gray and how they infused their sense of style into all the details of the wedding – simply stunning.

westin westminster colorado wedding bride groomthe exchange of vows during the outdoor ceremony love this shot during Sara’s mom’s emotional toast first dance..

Thank you, Sara and Braylen, for having me be a part of your day  -  my warmest congratulations to you both!

Big kudos to the vendors:
The Westin Westminster (ceremony and reception venue; catering)
Colorado Sound and Light ( DJ)
ABloom (florist)
Das Meyer (cake)

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Red Rocks Engagement Session – Colleen & John

It was a dark and stormy night.. a good start to any story. In the case of John and Colleen the dark and stormy night translated into amazing Colorado skies, deep and dramatic. And perfect light. And even though John jokingly requested that this blog post primarily focus on sordid details, I have to respectfully decline :) He and Colleen will be married this weekend with a reception at the Westin Tabor Center in downtown Denver; if their engagement session was any indication, the wedding is going to be absolutely incredible. Just look at them – I just love their connection.. denver colorado engagement portrait session

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Erin & Phil’s Wedding ~ The Club at Flying Horse, Colorado Springs

colorado springs club flying horse bride groomErin & Phil are married!! When we shot their engagement session last month at Spruce Mountain Ranch I just knew that their wedding would be a blast.

Erin and Phil are both archaeologists, and I love how much effort they put in to personalizing their wedding and incorporating their archaeological world into the wedding day – there was rock art on the cake, arrowheads as part of the decor, and chocolate arrowheads in rock art etched wine glasses as the favors. We used a rock art graphic as part of the design when creating their custom signature engagement guest book. I love how everything tied together – they even gilded their archaeological tools to use for cutting the cake.  SO innovative and creative! (and wait til you see the groom’s cake :)colorado wedding details

After the ceremony at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church we took a quick stop at the Garden of the Gods before heading over to The Club at Flying Horse for the reception. Such an incredible day! Here are a few more favorites..

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club at flying horse colorado springs weddingWarmest congratulations to you both!!


St Patrick’s Catholic Church (ceremony)
The Club at Flying Horse (venue)
Randy Rodrigues Entertainment (DJ entertainment)
Bella Cakes (cake)
DDG Limosine (vintage Rolls Royce transportation)
Jill Paap (florist)

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Featured on Style Me Pretty!

style me pretty photo shoot crooked willow magazine blog feature

Awoke this morning to the fabulous news that our bridal photo shoot was featured on Style Me Pretty. Woot! I am beyond excited! As with most good plans, it all started over a conspiratorial cup of coffee with Alicia from Bella Fiori – and from there it snowballed. You can check it out  – shot at the Crooked Willow Farms in Larkspur, Colorado. Here’s the feature article: Style Me Pretty

Alicia and I had so much fun developing our concept of vintage rustic romance, and we were so fortunate to be able to amass a dream team of incredibly talented wedding professionals to collaborate with. A HUGE thank you to all of them for their participation:

Crooked Willow Farms (venue)
Bella Fiori (floral and event design)
Intricate Icings (Wedding Cake)
JS Design Custom (Menus, Placecards, Invitations)
Alisa Benay (Wedding Dresses, Hair Pieces)
Girls & Curls (Makeup and Hair Styling)
Liz Vranesh (model)
All Well Rents (Place Settings)
Chair Covers & Linens (Table Linens)
Bella Rents (Chiavari Chairs)

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Maggie & Brandon ~ engaged!

denver colorado engagement session

A few favorites from Maggie & Brandon’s engagement session.. just look how adorable these two are!  Add one 4lb dog and an incredible Colorado sunset and you get this..

denver colorado engagement sunset dog and this – so sweet

I’m thrilled to be shooting their wedding later this summer at Beano’s Cabin. Can’t wait!

Congrats, Maggie and Brandon – thank you for such a fab session!

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