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Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception in Littleton Colorado

September 26, 2019

Wedgewood Weddings Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception

I have a beautiful Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception on the blog today.  I am so happy to share this wedding because it’s for one of my oldest friends, Michelle.  She and Curt held their wedding ceremony at their church and then hosted the reception later that evening at Wedgewood Weddings Ashley Ridge in Littleton, Colorado.  This wedding venue is very close to the Flyin’ B Park so we did some fun outdoor park photos with their entire wedding party there before the reception began. It’s a great park because it has pretty good views of the mountains and there is an old white vintage farm house on the site making for some nice photo backdrops.  

Wedding Ceremony at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial Colorado

We started off the day with a first look inside Our Father Lutheran Church so that Michelle and Curt would be able to get all of their family portraits created prior to the ceremony.  Once those were finished there was a little bit of time to get some touchups done and eat a quick lunch before the ceremony began. I loved that Michelle and Curt took the time to say a quick hello to each and every one of their guests after their ceremony ended.  It does take a little bit of time to do this, but it means that they get to personally thank everyone for coming which they may not get a chance to do later since weddings go by in a flash. Once they got a chance to dismiss all of their guests we moved on to Flyin’ B Park where we finished up all of the wedding portraits with a beautiful sunset mountain backdrop.  

Their Wedgewood Weddings Ashley Ridge reception was so much fun!  That space is nice and large and has great light. It has a nice big open dance floor and a huge outdoor patio area with string lights hanging overhead.  I particularly loved their wedding cake which was created by a longtime friend, Amanda Freeman. She even created a really cool Broncos groom cake for Curt in the shape of a baseball cap.  She is seriously talented! Speaking of talent, I wanted to give another shout out to Michelle’s sister, Sarah who did all of the floral designing for her. It is always such a wonderful thing when talented friends and family come together to support a couple when they host a wedding.  It seems to make every detail even more special.

Congratulations to the happy couple.  I definitely teared up more than once as I watched one of my oldest friends looking so happy with the biggest smile on her face all day!  Michelle and Curt are a fantastic match for each other. Best wishes to them for a long and happy marriage!

Please visit the Wedgewood Weddings Ashley Ridge website to find out more information about hosting your wedding there.

To find more information about getting your own wedding photographed, please visit the WEDDINGS area of my site. 

B&W photo of a bride putting on her lipstick before her wedding ceremony at Our Father Lutheran Church
Bride gets her hair curled during bridal prep time in Colorado
B&W Photo of Bridesmaid helping bride with her makeup at Our Father Lutheran Church
Wedding preparations at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial Colorado
Groom waits for the first look at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial Colorado
First Look between groom and his bride prior to their wedding ceremony at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial Colorado
Bride's Family Portrait with her new husband at Our Father Lutheran Church in Colorado
Groom's Side of the Family Wedding Portrait at Our Father Lutheran Church
Family portrait at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial Colorado
Classic Altar Formal Portrait with full wedding party at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial Colorado
Classic wedding portrait of Bride and Groom on their wedding day at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial Colorado
Bride gets help with her dress at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial Colorado
Silly B&W Photo of Bride touching her groom's nose at Our Father Lutheran Church
Pick a seat Not a Side Sign at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial Colorado
Groom and his mom walk down the aisle at his Wedding Ceremony at Our Father Lutheran Church
Mother of Bride and Mother of Groom hug after lighting candles Our Father Lutheran Church
Flower girl wearing lilac purple dress tosses petals on the ground at Our Father Lutheran Church
Photo from the back of a flower girl walking down the aisle tossing petals at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial
Groom sees bride walking down aisle with her father at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial CO
Bride walks down the aisle with her father at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial CO
Father of the bride gives his daughter away at Our Father Lutheran Church
Wedding speech at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial Colorado
Bridesmaids wearing long purple dresses at a wedding at Our Father Lutheran Church in Colorado
Bride's cousin sings a song during wedding ceremony at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial CO
Praying over the rings at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial Colorado
Our Father Lutheran Church Wedding Ceremony in Centennial Colorado
Bride and groom light a unity candle at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial Colorado
Our Father Lutheran Church Wedding Ceremony Kiss
Happy Bride and groom walk down aisle after their wedding at Our Father Lutheran Church in Centennial Colorado
Photo collage of bride and groom greeting their guests after wedding ceremony at Our Father Lutheran Church
B&W Photo Collage of Bride and Groom Greeting their guests after wedding ceremony in Colorado
Classic Bride and Groom photography with pretty mountain backdrop at Flyin' B Park in Highlands Ranch Colorado
Bride wearing a tiara and holding purple and white bridal bouquet and long veil poses in front of a mountain view at Flyin' B Park
Pretty Backlit Wedding Party Photo at Flyin' B Park in Highlands Ranch Colorado
Beautiful Backlit Bokeh Bridesmaid Portrait at Flyin' B Park in Highlands Ranch Colorado
Gorgeous bridesmaid portrait with pretty bokeh backdrop at Flyin' B Park in Highlands Ranch Colorado
Groom with his groomsmen portrait at sunset with mountain view at Flyin' B Park in Highlands Ranch
Wedding Party Portrait in a field with mountain backdrop at Flyin' B Park in Highlands Ranch Colorado
Bride and groom portrait in a field with an old historic white Victorian Farm House at Flyin' B Park in Highlands Ranch
B&W Close up Detail photo of bride and groom's hands with wedding ring
Wedding Portrait at Flyin' B Park in Highlands Ranch Colorado
Groom Portrait with pretty sunset mountain backdrop at Flyin' B Park in Colorado
Bride's long veil blows in the wind at Flyin' B Park in Highlands Ranch Colorado
Groom dips his bride in a field at Sunset at Flyin' B Park in Highlands Ranch Colorado
Classic portrait of a wedding couple posing in front of a pretty mountain sunset at Flyin' B Park
Bride and Groom walk through field with historic house backdrop at Flyin' B Park in Highlands Ranch
Bride wearing tiara holding purple bouquet walks hand in hand with her groom at Ashley Ridge in Littleton Colorado
Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception Toasts in Littleton, Colorado
Bride wearing tiara sits with groom at Sweetheart Table at Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception
Maid of honor wedding toast at Wedgewood Weddings Ashley Ridge in Littleton
Matron of Honor does a toast at Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception in Littleton Colorado
Best man speech at Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception
Best man gives a toast and clinks champagne flutes at his friend's Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception
Father of the bride gives a speech on the day of his daughter's wedding at Ashley Ridge
Three tiered white wedding cake with purple florals at Wedgewood Weddings Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception in Highlands Ranch Colorado
Wedding Cake Cutting at Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception in Littleton
Custom Broncos Cap Groom's Cake at Ashley Ridge
B&W Photo of Groom holding up his broncos baseball hat at Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception
Romantic First Dance Photo at Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception in Colorado
Groom dips his bride and kisses her after first dance at their Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception in Littleton
Father Dances with his Daughter at her Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception in Littleton
Bride wearing a tiara smiles at her dad during father daughter dance at Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception
Groom dances with his mom with twinkle light backdrop at his Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception in Littleton
Mother of Groom Dance at Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception
Kid wearing a bowtie on the dancefloor at Ashley Ridge Wedgewood Weddings
Photo collage of wedding guests dancing at an Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception in Littleton
Couple dances together at an Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception in Littleton CO
Parents of the bride dance together at Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception in Colorado
Couple dances at a Littleton Colorado wedding reception at Ashley Ridge
Blue DJ Lights on the Dance floor at a Wedgewood Weddings Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception in Littleton Colorado
Romantic photo of a couple dancing at an Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception in Littleton Colorado
Candid family photo on the outdoor patio at Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception in Colorado
Grand Exit with purple glowsticks at Ashley Ridge Wedding Reception in Littleton

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