Yearly Archives: 2013

Spruce Mountain Ranch ~ Megan & Brannen ♥

spruce mountain ranch wedding bride and groom by lake with mountains coloradoMegan & Brannen’s story is a great one.. They both work for FEMA, so it’s Mother Nature who gets the credit of bringing them together – they met at a disaster. And the rest, as they say, is history :) Being around these two is such a joy – they are warm and open, they laugh easily, and they clearly adore one and other. Every last detail of their Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding was incredible – expertly planned and designed by Chelle and her team at Revel and Bloom. It was exquisite beyond measure – from the burlap-wrapped trees that were given to guests as favors/escort cards, to the hand-made boxes and custom badges that the ring bearers wore; from the dreamy decor and elegant draping that transformed Albert’s Lodge, to the delicious food stations of creative comfort food; from the Jenga game guest book to the tables named after disasters… beautifully reflecting their story. It was a true celebration of Megan & Brannen’s love, and it was such an honor to be a part of it. ♥ A few favorites..

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Thank you, Megan & Brannen, for welcoming me into your lives – it has been such a pleasure working with you and I wish you all the happiness in the world ♥

Vendor love to this incredible team:

Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch
Wedding Planner & Stylist: Revel + Bloom
Decor: Pink Monkey Solutions
Caterer: Epicurean Catering
Alcohol: Peak Beverage
Florist: Mulberries
Ceremony Musicians: Jonathon and Roger with Masterful Musicians
DJ: 5 Star Entertainment
Band: Hi Beams
Cinematography: Pure Cinematography
Rentals: Event Rents
Hair & Makeup: Girls and Curls
Bridal Dress: The Bridal Collection
Invitations Cloud 9
Calligraphy: Pretty Writing

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Megan & Brannen ♥

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Just a sweet glimpse of the sheer joy and loveliness that was Megan & Brannen’s Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding. I cannot wait to share more.. coming soon to a blog near you ♥
Special thanks to Chelle at Revel & Bloom for introducing me to this most incredible couple.

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Four Seasons Vail Wedding ~ Oksana & Jonathan

bride and groom four seasons vail colorado weddingOksana & Jonathan tied the knot on a spectacular October day, their Colorado mountain backdrop alight with shimmering gold aspen.  It was a destination wedding that brought family and friends from around the globe to the Four Seasons in Vail. These two are so perfectly suited for one and other – they exude a joy that is contagious, and I just love how they light up around each other. Such a momentous occasion, and such an honor to have the opportunity to work with them. I’ve been dying to share a few of my faves..

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Vendor credits:

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Vail Wedding ~ Laura & Bryan at the Arrabelle & Vail Wedding Deck

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“Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy.” ~ Paulo Coelho

They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck.. and so  mother nature decided to grace Laura & Bryan with a downpour of luck right during their wedding ceremony on the Vail Wedding Deck. Laura & Bryan exchanged vows atop the mountain underneath stormy skies in a heartfelt and emotional ceremony officiated by Laura’s father. It was beautiful. Personal. And perfect. My history with this family dates back several years.. back to 2008 when I was the photographer for Jarrett & Sloan’s wedding at the Denver Country Club. Bryan and Jarrett are brothers, so I was beyond thrilled when Laura contacted me with news of their engagement. I am always profoundly grateful to work with such amazing people, and it was especially sweet to have the honor of working with their family again and being a part of capturing this magnificent day. A few favorites..

the day was flawlessly coordinated by one of Sapphire Celebrations.. and here are some of the beautiful details during the bridal prep at The Arrabelle (including the drop-dead gorgeous Pronovias wedding gown <swoon>)

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bride and groom in gondola vail colorado mountain weddingTheir reception continued into the wee hours of the evening at The Arrabelle – the ballroom so romantic and elegant, sparkling with candlelight.

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heartfelt toasts from the father of the bride, Bryan’s best men, and Laura’s maid of honor

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Congratulations, Laura & Bryan – it has been such a pleasure being your photographer. My warmest wishes to you both!

Kudos to the incredible team of vendors:

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Colorado Family Photography ~ Baby Bryn is ONE

colorado kids denver family portrait photographerYou may recognize this sweet family. I have been Christy & Mike’s photographer for several years now,  starting with their downtown Denver engagement session, then their swanky Vail New Years’ Eve wedding at the Arrabelle, and last year’s newborn portrait session welcoming baby Bryn into the world. So naturally I was thrilled when Christy called to schedule Bryn’s first birthday portrait session. I love having the opportunity to document the big (and not-so-big) moments in people’s lives, and it is with great pleasure that I extend happy first birthday wishes to baby Bryn! This adorable little 1 year old is smart and curious, bright-eyed and delightful, and full of giggles and smiles. Sheer joy. A few faves..

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