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November 4, 2017   •   Filed in Denver Weddings, Mountain Weddings, Fall

Colorado Wedding Photography | Beaver Ranch & Denver’s Balistreri Vineyards

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s I sit here with the WFTDA championship tournament playing in the background (that stands for Women's Flat Track Derby Association, fyi) I am struck by the coincidence that I have yet another awesome derby girl wedding to share today. Denver has a strong roller derby presence and I've had to pleasure of meeting so many great ladies while playing the game. Tara is one of those great people. I met her through the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls derby league. Back then, a lot of our skaters had a pretty impressive and supportive group of partners who would come to games and have fun cheering and drinking on the sidelines. Tara's man, Ryan came to the warehouse to partake in the shenanigans and was always a big supporter of her skating hobby. As Ryan's friend mentioned at the wedding, he's a hopeless romantic and it's so great that he finally met a girl who was deserving of his attention. It was sweet to see the love between these two on their wedding day. It was a pretty epic day too. It began by getting ready at the Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen where we had the first look by Bear Creek and also did a handful of portraits before the party bus from Elite Rides came to pick up the crew and transport them to the ceremony at Beaver Ranch in Conifer. Tara worked hard on the décor for her wedding ceremony and I absolutely loved the beautiful macramé arch topped with floral that matched all of the bridesmaid's bouquets. She also spent hours creating the pretty ribbon banner that lined the wood deck at Beaver Ranch. It had a lovely bohemian in the woods feel to it. I also thought it was a pretty cool touch when their officiant held a copy of Music of the Cosmos vinyl record as his makeshift clipboard.  
 
After the ceremony, there was a short mini-reception with snacks and drinks in the mountain meadow at Beaver Ranch. After a quick break and a handful of portraits we continued on to Meyer Ranch just down highway 285 to take advantage of all the gorgeous fall color in the Aspen Meadow there. After an afternoon of portraits, the wedding party was a bit pooped so they opted to head over to the reception at Balistreri Vineyard Event Center in north Denver and relax as guests began to show up for the party. Balistreri Vineyard is a really cool venue for a wedding reception. They have lots of pretty string lights and a huge back lawn with gardens lining the edges of it. Being the fun couple that they are, Tara and Ryan started the party off with a conga line as they made their grand entrance. They opted for a casual dinner with guests choosing a food truck and finishing off dinner with some ice cream from the Petey Bird cart. The Balistreri wine and Ratio Beerworks beer was flowing throughout the night and guests partied hard on the outdoor dance floor under the stars. Congratulations to Tara and Ryan!  
 
Event Details
Overnight Accommodations
Bear Creek Cabins Evergreen, CO
Ceremony Venue
Beaver Ranch Conifer, CO
Reception Venue
Coordinator
Transportation
Elite Rides Denver, CO
BBQ Food Truck
Taco Food Truck
Ice Cream Cart
DJ
DJ Connection Denver, CO
A pretty vintage style lace dress with cap sleeves hangs from a tree with Bear Creek in the backdrop at a Colorado Mountain wedding in Evergreen
Cute ankle boots with Bear Creek Mountain river backdrop for a rustic Colorado mountain wedding during fall
Purple floral bridal rustic hair piece for a fall mountain wedding in Colorado
Flower girl wearing a flower crown gets some glitter on her eyelids for a Colorado mountain wedding at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen
B&W Colorado Wedding Photography at a Mountain Cabin at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen
Pretty bridal prep wedding photography Mother of the bride helps with jewelry at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen Colorado
Bride and her mother hug each other at her Colorado mountain wedding at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen Colorado
Father of the Bride hugs his daughter at her rustic mountain wedding at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen Colorado
Bride reads a letter from the groom with her gift on her wedding day at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen Colorado
Gorgeous B&W Wedding photography at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen Colorado
Rustic Mountain Wedding Boutonnieres made with hops at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen Colorado
Colorado mountain rustic wedding photography detail picture of groom's boutonniere made with hops
Groom prep at Evergreen Colorado mountain rustic cabins at Bear Creek
Wedding Photography of groom gifts at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen Colorado
Groomsmen show off their custom wedding gift from the groom at a rustic Colorado mountain wedding at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen
Bride hugs groom from behind before their first look at their Colorado mountain wedding day at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen
First look wedding photography at Rustic Mountain Wedding in Colorado at Bear Creek Cabins
Groom wipes a tear away on his wedding day after seeing his bride for the first time at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen Colorado
Romantic Colorado Mountain Wedding Portrait with mountain creek backdrop at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen
Beautiful Colorado Mountain Wedding photography at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen Colorado
Bride and groom sit in Adirondack chairs for a romantic kiss photo at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen Colorado
Cute rustic flower girls wearing lace dresses, brown boots, and flower crowns at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen Colorado
Formal portrait of entire wedding party next to Bear Creek at Bear Creek Cabins in Evergreen Colorado
Mr. and Mrs. Sign hangs from two aspen trees at Beaver Ranch wedding ceremony in Conifer Colorado
Dreamcatcher aisle decor and mums flowers decorate a fall wedding in Colorado at Beaver Ranch in Conifer
Gorgeous Fall Wedding Ceremony Decor with Macrame and Floral Arch and ribbon garland on a wood deck at Beaver Ranch in the Mountains of Colorado
Pretty Autumn Ribbon Garland on a wood deck wedding ceremony at Beaver Ranch in Conifer, CO
Outdoor Colorado Mountain Wedding in the fall at Beaver Ranch in the mountains of Conifer Colorado
Bride hugs her had before he gives her away at her wedding ceremony at Beaver Ranch in Colorado
Beautiful autumn wedding ceremony Groom and father in law hug at Beaver Ranch Mountain Wedding in Colorado
Pretty sunflare wedding photography at outdoor fall color wedding at Beaver Ranch in Conifer Colorado
Smiling groom looks at his bride during fall wedding ceremony at Beaver Ranch Conifer Colorado mountain wedding
B&W Wedding Photography at an outdoor Beaver Ranch Mountain Wedding Ceremony in Colorado
Rustic Colorado Mountain Wedding Ceremony Venue during fall at Beaver Ranch in Conifer
Macrame floral arch backdrop on the wood deck at Beaver Ranch in the Colorado Mountains during autumn
Happy parents smile at their children during their wedding ceremony at Beaver Ranch in Conifer Colorado
Officiant holds Music from the Cosmos vinyl record cover at an outdoor Colorado mountain wedding at Beaver Ranch in Conifer
Pretty Colorado Mountain wedding during fall at Beaver Ranch in Conifer
Bride recites her vows at her rustic outdoor autumn Beaver Ranch Wedding in Conifer Colorado
Groom vows at outdoor Rustic Colorado Mountain Wedding at Beaver Ranch in Conifer Coloado
Beautiful Fall Wedding at Beaver Ranch at a rustic  bohemian mountain wedding in Conifer Colorado
Dramatic first kiss wedding ceremony with macrame floral arch backdrop at a rustic fall wedding in the Colorado mountains at Beaver Ranch
Bride and groom celebrate at the end of their wedding ceremony at Beaver Ranch in the Colorado Mountains
Bride and her best friend matron of honor at her rustic Colorado wedding during autumn at Beaver Ranch in Conifer
Groom hugs his in laws after his wedding ceremony at Beaver Ranch in Colorado
Groom and his grandpa pose for a photo at Beaver Ranch in Conifer Colorado
Beaver Ranch mountain meadow wedding in Conifer Colorado
Custom beer coozies in teal and purple for a Colorado mountain wedding
Groom signs his marriage license with his excited bride next to him at their outdoor Colorado mountain wedding at Beaver Ranch in Conifer
Bridesmaid stays warm with a plaid shawl at an outdoor Colorado mountain wedding at Beaver Ranch
Bride and Groom portrait in the woods at Beaver Ranch in Conifer Colorado after their rustic fall wedding ceremony
Groom portrait with his friends wearing bowties in the pretty fall color aspen tree meadow at Meyer Ranch in Colorado
Groomsmen Wedding Photography during fall color season at Meyer Ranch in Colorado
Colorado mountain wedding portrait of a groom in an aspen tree grove at Meyer Ranch
Beautiful autumn bride at Meyer Ranch in the fall color in the mountains of Colorado
Bridal portrait in the fall color at Meyer Ranch in the Colorado mountains
Bride with her bridesmaids at Meyer Ranch in the fall color in Colorado mountains
Wedding party has fun with the bride and groom at Meyer Ranch in the mountains of Colorado
Bride and groom lean in for a kiss at Meyer Ranch in the Aspen tree grove with beautiful autumn color in Colorado
Colorado mountain wedding photography during autumn with fall color of aspen trees at Meyer Ranch
Sweet photo of groom kissing his bride with the aspen tree color backdrop of Meyer Ranch in the Colorado mountains
Bride and groom walk through a pretty aspen grove at Meyer Ranch at their rustic mountain wedding in Colorado
Outdoor front view of Balistreri Vineyard Event Center wedding reception photography in Denver
Simple gold wedding vase centerpieces with a Ratio Beerworks jar at Balistreri Vineyards in Denver Colorado
Cute smores station on a ladder at an outdoor wedding reception venue at Balistreri Vineyards Event Center in Denver
Soultyme band plays during cocktail hour at a wedding reception at Balistreri Vineyards in Denver Colorado
Food truck wedding reception at Balistreri Vineyard Event Center in Denver Colorado
Simple sunflower fall wedding reception decor at Balistreri Vineyards in Denver Colorado
Cute aspen tree Colorado mountain fall wedding cake at Balistreri Vineyard Event Center in Denver
Italian cookes at a fall wedding at Balistreri Vineyard Event Center in Denver Colorado
Bride and groom get the party started at their Colorado wedding reception with a conga line on the grassy lawn at Balistreri Vineyard Event Center in Denver
Denver Colorado Balistreri Vineyard Wedding Reception Conga Dance line at a fall wedding
Fun conga line at a wedding reception at Balistreri Vineyard in Denver Colorado
Wedding Toasts at sunset at a wedding reception at Balistreri Vineyard in Denver Colorado
Father of the bride gives a speech at her Denver wedding reception at Balistreri Vineyard in Denver
Denver fall wedding reception at Balistreri Vineyard Event Center
Wedding speeches at sunset for a fall wedding reception in Denver Colorado at Balistreri Vineyard
Bride kisses her groom during a wedding toast at Balistreri Vineyard wedding reception in Colorado
Best man speech on the lawn at Balistreri Vineyard Event Center in Denver Colorado
Beautiful string light lit up at Balistreri Vineyard Event Center at dusk for a Denver wedding reception during fall
Bride and groom cut their wedding cake inside Balistreri Vineyard wedding reception in Denver Colorado
Bride dances with her dad under the string lights at Balistreri Vineyards in Denver Colorado
Sweet father daughter dance at Balistreri Vineyard in Denver Colorado
Groom twirls his mom around under the string lights at his outdoor Colorado wedding reception at Balistreri Vineyard Event Center in Denver Colorado
First Dance for Bride and Groom under the string lights at Balistreri Vineyard Event Center in north Denver
Beautiful B&W Wedding photography from a Denver Colorado Fall Wedding at Balistreri Vineyard
Dance floor wedding photography of a bride with her friends at Balistreri Vineyard Event Center in Denver Colorado
A dip on the dance floor at an outdoor fall wedding in Denver Colorado at Balistreri Vineyard Event Center
Dance floor wedding photography at a wedding reception at Balistreri Vineyard in Denver Colorado
Bouquet Toss at a fall wedding in Denver Colorado at Balistreri Vineyard Event Center
Bouquet Toss photo at Balistreri Vineyard Event Center in Denver Colorado
Bride's father dances at her wedding in Denver Colorado at Balistreri Vineyard
Cute photo of a bride enjoying her wedding reception at Balistreri Vineyard Event Center in Denver
Bride and groom dance together at their wedding reception in Denver at Balistreri Vineyard
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Beautiful fall wedding photography in the mountains of Colorado at Meyer Ranch
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September 19, 2017   •   Filed in Denver Weddings, Summer

Denver Wedding Photography | Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster

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met Katie and Ryan when I photographed his cousin Alex's wedding a couple of years ago. I even got to photograph him and his family again when they were celebrating his grandparent's 60th wedding anniversary a few years ago. We got the whole family together for some portraits up in Greeley to commemorate that huge milestone in their lives. We also did their engagement photos last fall at South Mesa Trail so when I showed up to photograph their wedding they were no strangers to posing in front of my camera. They prepped for the day just a few minutes away from their wedding venue at the Denver Marriott Westminster hotel in a couple of suites with great natural light pouring in from the floor to ceiling windows. Just down the street is the Church Ranch Event Center where Katie and Ryan held their wedding celebration. The venue is gorgeous from the inside out. There are aspen trees and the grounds are covered with beautiful plants and water features. The outdoor ceremony space has to be one of the largest I've seen and can host hundreds of guests. Indoors the ceilings are draped with white fabric and plenty of twinkle lights for great ambiance. Katie and Ryan opted to wait to see each other at the ceremony when she walked down the aisle so we did some of the bride and bridesmaid portraits before the ceremony began and waited until after the ceremony to finish up the rest. Before the ceremony began it started to rain so the guests fled their seats to take cover under the surrounding trees and umbrellas. After a brief rain delay they were able to complete their sweet wedding ceremony. It was a lovely day for a wedding and Ryan and Katie were beaming all day! It was such a blast to photograph them again!
Event Details
Wedding Venue
Hotel
Florist
Lace & Lilies Fort Collins, CO
Officiant
Steve Oeffling Greeley, CO
Bridal Shop
Dora Grace Fort Collins, CO
Bridal Designer
Bridesmaid Dresses
Caterer
Cake
Kristen Morrow Friend of the family
Cinnamon Rolls
June and Carol Croissant Family
Beautiful Essence of Australia Wedding Gown from Dora Grace Bridal Shop hanging at Denver Marriott Westminster for a Church Ranch Event Center wedding in Colorado
Pretty wedding detail photo collage with close up on lace, earrings, and bracelet at a Colorado wedding
A cute impromptu portrait of a bridesmaid in a dark blue gown with lace detail at a Colorado wedding
A beautiful Colorado bride wearing a white robe and her veil waits to put her wedding dress on at the Denver Marriott Westminster
Groom gets some help with his cuff links on his wedding day in Westminster Colorado
Groom's friend helps him with his fancy shoes on his wedding day at Denver Marriott Westminster hotel suite in Colorado
A Colorado groom gets some help from his buddies on his wedding day at the Denver Marriott Westminster hotel suite in Colorado
Groom and his friends enjoy a pre-wedding beer at the wood covered bar at the Denver Marriott Westminster in Colorado
Casual groom portrait with his groomsmen at Denver Marriott Westminster in Colorado
Groom headshot outdoors at his summer wedding at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Groom and his brother portrait at Denver Marriott Hotel in Westminster
Groom's parents get a portrait with the purple flowers at the Denver Marriott Westminster in Colorado
Bride gets some help with her wedding gown on her wedding day in Denver, Colorado
Groom's mom looks on as her daughter in law gets dressed on her wedding day in Colorado
B&W Photo of bride's dress getting buttoned on her wedding day at Denver Marriott Westminster in Colorado
Bride gets help from her bridesmaid with her sandals on her Colorado wedding day at the Denver Marriott Westminster
First Look with Father of the Bride on a Colorado wedding day at Denver Marriott Westminster
Dad and Mom hug the bride on her Colorado wedding day at Denver Marriott Westminster
Lace and Lilies bright bouquet at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Bright yellow and purple florals by Lace and Lilies at Church Ranch Event Center in Colorado
A beautiful bridal portrait under the wood arch at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, CO
Denver Colorado Bride at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster
Full length bride portrait from Dora Grace Bridal shop at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, Colorado
Pretty bridesmaids all in a row wearing full length navy blue dress with lace details in front of a wooden arch with bright florals by Lace and Lilies at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, CO
Gorgeous bridal portrait with lace and lilies bridal bouquet in front of a small waterfall feature at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, Colorado
Fun bridesmaid portrait in front of rustic wood wall at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, Colorado
Bride with her sister who is her maid of honor in front of a rustic wood backdrop at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, Colorado
Formal portrait of bride and her parents in front of rustic wood wall at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, Colorado
Large outdoor wedding lawn ceremony set up with white chairs at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, Colorado
Wedding guests avoid the rain by hanging out under the trees at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, CO
Waiting in the rain under an umbrella at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, CO
Westminster Colorado wedding ceremony at Church Ranch Event Center during summer
Beautiful summer wedding with lots of guests on the lawn at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, Colorado
Wedding vows at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, CO
Groom's parents watch the wedding vows at Church Ranch Event Center in Colorado
Pretty bridesmaids wearing dark blue dresses with lace holding bright floral bouquets by Lace and Lilies at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, CO
Bride and groom hold hands during their wedding ceremony at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Happy bride and groom at their outdoor wedding ceremony with aspen trees at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Bride and groom with their families hold hands and pray after lighting the unity candle at their outdoor wedding ceremony at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
First kiss wedding ceremony sun comes out at outdoor Colorado wedding at Church Ranch Event Center
Happy Bride and groom hold hands as they walk down the aisle at the end of their wedding ceremony at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Minister signs the marriage license as the bride and groom steal a kiss in the backdrop at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Family formal portrait in front of the pretty aspen trees at Church Ranch Event Center in Colorado
Whole bridal party laughs as they look at each other with nice sun flare in the backdrop at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Fun Wedding Party Photo with pretty warm light peeking through the trees at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Beautiful wedding portrait at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
B&W Wedding Portrait of groom and bride laughing with sun flare at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Bride and groom kiss on the pathway at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, Colorado
Bride and groom entrance to their wedding reception at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, Colorado
Bride and groom smile at their sweetheart table at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Chalkboard wedding signs at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Pretty Colorado wedding venue Church Ranch Event Center Westminster Colorado
Colorado wedding venue with twinkle lights and drapery from the ceiling at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Lanterns with greenery brighten up a wedding as table centerpieces at Church Ranch Event Center in Colorado
Cake table from a wedding at Church Ranch Event Center with cinnamon rolls in Colorado
Cinnamon Rolls and rusic aspen tree bark wedding cake at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Wedding toasts at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Wedding toasts at a reception at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
B&W First Dance Wedding Photo at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Romantic Wedding photo first dance at Church Ranch Event Center in Colorado
Groom dips his bride at their first dance at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Father Daughter Dance at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Groom dances with his mom at their wedding reception at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Anniversary Dance winners at a wedding reception at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster, CO
Smiling baby at a wedding reception at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Dance floor photos from a wedding reception at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Dad dances with his daughter at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster Colorado
Westminster Colorado Church Ranch Event Center Reception
Glowstick Grand Exit from a Colorado wedding at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster
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August 16, 2017   •   Filed in Denver Weddings, Summer

Denver Botanic Gardens Summer Wedding | Water Garden Gazebo Ceremony

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pril and Iman held a gorgeous wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at Denver Botanic Gardens in early July. They opted to use the Water Garden Gazebo surrounded by the Monet Pool which is full of beautiful lily pads and other aquatic plant life. Lots of family traveled into Denver to help them celebrate their new marriage. I loved the big smile on April's face throughout the evening. She and Iman look like they have so much fun together. They were very laid back and light-hearted, even when they forgot to light their unity candle they just laughed it off and lit it out of order which made everyone laugh of course. After a couple toasts we headed off to create some nice family photos. When we finished those we walked around for a short while creating some portraits of the two of them alone. I loved that we were able to use the Japanese garden and Iman did a perfect dip with April by a nice bridge. We finished up at the gorgeous long colorful garden-lined sidewalk toward the front entrance before they left for their steak dinner. It was a truly lovely wedding!
Event Details
Venue
Denver Botanic Gardens Water Garden Gazebo
Florist
Baker
Officiant
Rev. Roy Rayburn
Harpist
Lit sign at dusk at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado at a summer wedding
B&W photo of pretty jeweled high heels photographed in the classroom bridal area at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Pretty purple florals with orchids and detail photo of bride's father from Moss Pink Flora in Denver Colorado
Groom preps for his wedding day at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Happy groom with his family hanging out together at Denver Botanic Gardens before the ceremony starts
Wedding guests sitting in the water garden gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Father of the groom with his brother wait for the ceremony to begin at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Water garden Monet pool lily pads from a summer wedding at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Grooms friends prep for the wedding at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado at a summer wedding at the Water Garden Gazebo
Cute young boy eats a snack inside the water garden gazebo next to Monet Pool at Denver Botanic Gardens summer wedding
Groom looks at his bride as she makes her way to their ceremony at the Water Garden Gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Bride walks over to the water garden gazebo at the Monet Pool for her wedding ceremony at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Bride with her mom in purple and her best friend makes her way down the aisle at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Happy wedding photography at the Water Garden Gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
friends of the bride and groom smile during their ceremony at the water garden gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens
Bride and groom exchange rings during their ceremony at the water garden gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Cute bride smiles big wit her groom in the water garden gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Lighting the unity candles in the Water Garden Gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Wedding kiss during wedding ceremony at water garden gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Champagne toast with bride and groom at the water garden gazebo next to Monet Pool at Denver Botanic Gardens
Champagne toast clink at Denver Botanic Gardens at the Monet Pool next to water garden gazebo during summer
Groom's father gives a speech at his outdoor Denver Botanic Gardens wedding at the Monet Pool next to Water Garden Gazebo during summer
Family and friends toast the bride and groom at the Monet Pool next to the water garden gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Wedding guests wearing purple at the Denver Botanic Gardens next to the Monet Pool at Water Garden Gazebo
Relatives during cocktail hour at Denver Botanic Gardens at Monet Pool in Colorado
Pretty simple purple florals with lilies in tall vases on cocktail tables at Denver Botanic Gardens next to the Monet Pool at Water Garden Gazebo
Beautiful cake display from Gateaux bakery next to the Monet Pool at water garden gazebo at Denver Botanic Gardens
Cute simple cakes for a wedding from Gateaux bakery with florals at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Pretty blue ombre cake with purple lilies from Gateaux at the Monet Pool at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Cute little girl wearing a white and purple dress at an outdoor Denver Botanic Gardens wedding in Colorado
Groom's parents at the Monet Pool at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Family photo with groom at Denver Botanic Gardens next to the water lily Monet Pool
Bride and her mother family photo at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Bride with family at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Family portraits with golden sunlight at Denver Botanic Gardens during summer
Summer wedding at Denver Botanic Gardens family wearing purple in July
Groom with his parents at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Family photos at a summer wedding during golden hour at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Groom with his best friends at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Bride and groom kiss for a portrait with pretty golden light at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Pretty wedding photo with twinkle light backdrop at UMB Bank Amphitheater at Denver Botanic Gardens
Bride with her bestie under the twinkle lights at UMB Bank Amphtitheatre tent at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Bride and groom pose with Mary Keener's harp at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Bride poses for a portrait in the Japanese Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado at dusk
Bride and groom pose for a photo in front of the Japanese Garden pond at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Beautiful dip photo of bride at groom at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Pretty backlit garden wedding photo in the Japanese garden area of Denver Botanic Gardens during summer
Cute flirty bride and groom photo on the brick walkway at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
Cute B&W photo of bride and groom snuggling at Denver Botanic Gardens in Colorado
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June 23, 2017   •   Filed in Denver Weddings, Summer

Jewish Wedding in Colorado | Wedding Photography at Arrowhead Golf Club

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get to share a really special couple on the blog today. Dan is one of my husband's oldest and best friends and he recently married Jen at Arrowhead Golf Club. Dan and Jen have a storybook romance straight out of a romantic comedy. You see, they first met way back in 1992 in German class at Heritage High School in Littleton, Colorado. But despite having crushes on each other way back in the day, they never acted on it then. Flash forward about 23 years and they reconnect using the power of the internet (thanks, Facebook!) and start talking again. They end up going on a date and after about a year together, decide to get married. I don't normally get to have this much insight into my couples back story, but because of my husband I got to hear that Dan was the guy from their friend group who all of the ladies always liked (Umm...look at those luscious 90's heart throb locks!) and Jen was the pretty and sweet homecoming queen. I just love stories like this where a couple finds their way back to each other after all that time. It's like coming home. I also love that they chose to get married at what is surely the most dramatic and pretty venue in their entire hometown of Littleton, Colorado. Arrowhead Golf Course is always a pleasure to photograph with its gorgeous rugged red rock formations jutting out from the edge of the foothills. And I love that Jen included her Jewish heritage into their wedding ceremony. They stood under the Chuppah (which they changed to be indoors because of the heat that day), signed the marriage contract (ketubah), and together with Dan both stomped on the glass at the end (my favorite touch which Geoff and I also did at our wedding 5 years ago!)  
It was a wonderful wedding day which I was so happy to get to be a part of. I wish Jen & Dan many happy years of marriage together! (And I also hope that they don't kill me for sharing a couple of photos that I stole from Geoff's 1996 senior yearbook! Haha)  
 
Below: Dan and Jen's high school senior portraits + Jen as Homecoming queen + thespian Dan as the crow in The Snow Queen:)  
Event Details
Florist
Cake
Old friends from Heritage High School get married 23 years after meeting in freshman German class
Champagne Wedding Dress from David's Bridal Hangs in the bridal room at Arrowhead Golf Course in Littleton, Colorado
Bride puts on her white boot socks under her bridal dress at Arrowhead Golf Course in Colorado
Pretty Colorado bride with floral cowgirl boots puts her earrings on at Arrowhead Golf Course in Colorado
Bride puts her floral brown and turquoise cowgirl boots on on her wedding day at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton Colorado
Bride puts her dress on at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton Colorado
Groom's mom helps him with his western style black tux on his summer wedding day at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, Colorado
Groom's mom helps her husband with his western style tie on their son's wedding day during summer at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton Colorado
Groom wearing a western style black tux poses for a photo with his parents at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
First look on a bright sunny Colorado day at Arrowhead Golf Club with the red rocks in the backdrop
Bride and groom look at each other after a first look at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, Colorado
Groom helps his bride with her dress as they walk to their wedding ceremony at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Project Floral design for a chuppah at a jewish wedding at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton Colorado
Detail photo of the ketubah marriage contract at a Jewish wedding at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Groom hugs his mom at his indoor Jewish wedding celebration at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Bride walks down the aisle with both of her parents at her indoor wedding ceremony at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Jewish wedding ceremony under the Chuppah at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Smiling Rabbi Brian Field at an indoor Jewish wedding ceremony at Arrowhead in Colorado
Jewish wedding at Arrowhead Golf Club indoors under the chuppah decorated by Project Floral in Littleton Colorado
Marriage license signing at Jewish wedding ceremony at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Colorado jewish wedding ceremony at Arrowhead Golf Club on a summer day
Parents of the bride share a moment during their daughter's wedding ceremony in Littleton Colorado
Indoor Jewish wedding ceremony at Arrowhead Golf Club on a summer wedding day in Littleton Colorado
Jewish wedding custom touching ring to finger at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Jewish wedding ceremony smashing the glass under the chuppah at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Colorado wedding family formal photography with dramatic red rock backdrop at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Bride kisses her dad on her wedding day at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton Colorado
Family formal photography at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado on a summer wedding day
Happy family formal portrait at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Bride and groom ride on a golf cart for their pictures at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton Colorado
Beautiful sunny Colorado wedding day with dramatic Red Rock Backdrop next to pond at Arrowhead Golf Club
Bride and groom with dramatic red rock backdrop at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
B&W portrait of bride and groom in front of dramatic rocks at Arrowhead Golf Club on their summer wedding day in Colorado
Gorgeous Colorado wedding day during summer at Arrowhead Golf Club
Bride and groom portraits at Arrowhead Golf Club on their summer wedding day in Colorado.
Arrowhead Golf Club wedding photography romantic bride and groom portrait with dramatic backdrop
Gorgeous sunset wedding photography at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Wedding guest has a moment with the bride on her wedding day at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Groom holds his bride's dress while hanging out with his best friend on his wedding day at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Project floral pale pink and purple bouquet at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Detail photo of a pretty ring on a cool looking flower on a wedding day at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Project Floral wedding design with glass and gold honeycomb style twinkle light decor at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Wedding guests enjoy the view at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Parents on the groom walk into the wedding reception at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Sweet little wedding guest sits on her daddy's lap at a reception at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Western style Jewish wedding at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Bride with a friend on her wedding day at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
B&W Portrait of the Father of the Bride at his daughter's wedding at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton Colorado
Wedding speeches and toasts at an indoor wedding reception at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Bride and groom kiss during speeches and toasts at Arrowhead Golf Club wedding reception in Colorado
Pretty florals from Project Floral at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
The Makery wedding cake 4 tiered with tree bark decor at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Bride and groom cut into their Makery wedding cake at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton Colorado
First dance together at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton Colorado
Happy bride and groom dance together at their wedding reception at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Parents of the Groom at Arrowhead Golf Club at dusk at summer wedding reception in Colorado
Pretty honeycomb style glass and gold metal container with greenery and twinkle lights at Arrowhead Golf Club cocktail table decor from Project Floral
Beautiful table centerpieces with metal lanterns bursting open with flowers and string lights from Project Floral at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton
White metal lantern table centerpiece at Arrowhead Golf Club from Project Floral in Colorado
Project floral pretty table centerpices with flowers bursting out of metal lanterns at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Dance floor shenanigans at a Colorado wedding reception at Arrowhead
Happy and fun dance floor wedding photography in Colorado
Colorado wedding photographer captures wedding reception dance floor photos at Arrowhead Golf Club
Groom dances with his mother on his wedding day at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Best friends with bride and groom at a wedding reception at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
Bride and groom kiss in front of the pretty Project Floral wood backdrop with twinkle lights and flowers at Arrowhead Golf Club
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Absolutely stunning romantic wedding photography at sunset at Arrowhead Golf Club in Colorado
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