Monthly Archives: August 2014

Courtney & Mike ~ Beaver Creek Chapel & Saddle Ridge Wedding

beaver creek chapel colorado mountain wedding portrait bride and groom saddle ridge“I choose you..”

This sweet sentiment is at the heart of Courtney & Mike’s love story, which began at a freshman mixer with Courtney choosing a tie. A pink tie, to be precise. And to be more precise: Mikes pink tie. (and yes, the very same tie that he wore on their wedding day)  ♥

Courtney and Mike are kind and warm and an absolute delight. Their joy and laughter is infectious, and they light up around each other. It was such a delight to be their photographer. All the intricate details of their Colorado destination wedding were beautifully coordinated with precision by Rackel with Rackel Gehlsen Weddings & Events. A few favorites..

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Congratulations, Courtney & Mike ~ my warmest heartfelt wishes to you both!!

Vendor credits:

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Courtney & Mike ~ Married!

beaver creek chapel saddle ridge wedding colorado mountain bride and groom bwA quick peek at what’s on tap this week.. I can’t wait to share this beautiful Beaver Creek wedding!

Warmest congratulations, Courtney & Mike!

Stay tuned for all sorts of gorgeousness.. coming soon to a blog near you :)

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Meredith & John ~ Beaver Creek Wedding Deck

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A big sweeping Colorado sky, mountain fields dotted with wildflowers, a majestic panorama of peaks in the distance, and true love… life just doesn’t get much better than this.

I’ve been so excited to post part deux from Meredith & John’s Beaver Creek mountain wedding  (click here for part one: their rehearsal dinner picnic). Meredith & John got engaged during a hiking trip through the Swiss Alps, and they chose the breathtaking mountains that they call home as the backdrop for their wedding. Their ceremony atop the Beaver Creek wedding deck was simply lovely, with heartfelt vows and the incorporation of their beloved fur babies as integral members of the wedding party. These two are warm and kind, and it was an absolute joy to be their photographer.  A few favorites..

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Meredith & John, my warmest congratulations to you both. Wishing you a lifetime of adventure together!

Much gratitude and appreciation to the entire team of vendors who contributed their time and talents to this event:

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Danielle & Paul’s Aspen Wedding

It’s a busy time of year at the studio, but I wanted to take a moment to wish the most heartfelt congratulations to a few of our recently married couples, starting with Danielle & Paul. Here’s just a glimpse at their stunningly romantic first look during their Aspen mountain wedding.

aspen colorado mountain wedding deck little nell frosted pinkCongratulations, Danielle and Paul – my warmest wishes to you both!

Lots of gratitude and appreciation to Taylor and Kelly and Anne at Frosted Pink Weddings. ♥

 

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Beaver Creek Wedding ~ Meredith & John ~ pt 1 Rehearsal

beaver creek wedding rehearsal picnic dinner colorado bride and groomSo excited to share part one of Meredith & John’s incredible Colorado mountain wedding weekend. I love shooting rehearsal dinners; it is a wonderful opportunity to document a bigger story, capturing the festivities and excitement leading up to the big day. Meredith & John’s Beaver Creek rehearsal picnic incorporated lawn games, croquet, & giant Jenga. It was a perfect Colorado evening full of family and friends, laughter and mingling, and topped off with toasts by the best man and maid of honor. A few favorites..

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Stay tuned for part two: their picturesque wedding on the Beaver Creek wedding deck, followed by a reception at Saddle Ridge.

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