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Colorado Autumn Orange Wedding at Villa Parker

November 27, 2019

Color Orange Palette for an Autumn Wedding in Colorado

I’m thrilled that I finally get to share this Colorado autumn orange wedding from Alexis and Sam’s pretty wedding day at Villa Parker.  Their wedding took place in mid October before we started getting all of the snow storms we’ve had this fall so it was still during that nice warm golden autumn time of year when the leaves on the trees are still changing colors and it only gets cold once the sun sets.  They hosted both their ceremony and reception at Villa Parker which was my first time getting to photograph at this wedding venue down in Parker, Colorado. It’s a stunning little villa with a Tuscan flair complete with a tiled roof and grand courtyard entrance. I loved that they opted for a warm autumn color palette with various shades of oranges for their florals.  It looked beautiful set against the estate’s mediterranean architechture with all of the natural stone and warm wood accents.

Villa Parker Colorado Wedding During Fall

As always, we started off their wedding day by capturing tons of details as well as candid moments during their wedding preparations.  I bounced around between the gals and the guys while managing to photograph a ton of the gorgeous orange floral decor. They planned to wed in the courtyard of Villa Parker where there is a beautiful dark three tiered water fountain.  This was clearly the pièce de résistance for the overall autumn floral scheme where Project Floral did a lovely job decorating it with a cascade of beautiful orange flowers spilling out from the fountain.  They had tons of floating flowers in the fountain too creating a romantic backdrop for Alexis and Sam’s wedding ceremony in the courtyard. I also loved that at sunset we were able to create some romantic couples portraits for them using their pretty orange floral fountain.  These two were such a blast to photograph. They went along with all of my ideas including my romantic poses despite them being a more playful couple. One of my favorite photos is Alexis cracking up after I asked Sam to kiss her hands as he held them. My favorite photos seem to always be the ones where we manage to capture a natural candid moment within a romantic setting.  I love a real moment happening in picturesque fairytale type of setting!  

Orange Color Palette for a Colorado Fairytale Wedding

And speaking of fairytale settings, Villa Parker’s L shaped outdoor patio is covered in string lights and with all of the fall color trees and plants from the garden it looks truly magical.  Alexis and Sam got lucky with a beautiful warm autumn day and dined al fresco with all of their guests that evening. They even got lucky with a beautiful orange purple sunset sky that perfectly matched their floral decor.  

Of course, once the sun sets in Colorado during October it gets fairly chilly, so their party moved indoors where the DJ had their friends and family busting out moves on the dance floor all night.  There were so many hilarious candid photos to choose from that I had a really hard time narrowing down the pictures for their sneak peek. So below I’m presenting what I think may be a record for largest sneak peek post ever. Congratulations on a beautiful wedding, Alexis and Sam!  I know your marriage will be even better:)

Beautiful wedding details laid out together for a fall wedding at Villa Parker in Colorado
Gorgeous Hayley Paige wedding gown from Anna Be hangs in front of carved wood doors at Villa Parker wedding venue in Colorado
Beautiful orange colored wedding florals from an Autumn wedding at Villa Parker by Project Floral in Colorado
Bridesmaids all wearing matching purple silk floral robes sit on a bench together at Villa Parker in Colorado
B&W Photo of bride getting make up done in the bridal suite at Villa Parker in Colorado
Beautiful photo of a bride with her mom and friends all wearing silk floral robes at Villa Parker in Colorado
Mother of bride helps maid of honor with her dress at Villa Parker in Colorado
Bride getting dressed with help of her friends in the bridal suite at Villa Parker
Maid of honor helps the bride with her high heels at Villa Parker in Colorado
Cute candid picture of a bride with her mom and friends at Villa Parker in Colorado
Candid wedding photo of groom wearing glasses holding a beer looking out window at Villa Parker
Groomsmen play pool at Villa Parker in Colorado
Groom and his friend play pool at Villa Parker on his wedding day in Colorado
Groom goes over his wedding vows on his wedding day at Villa Parker in Colorado
Groom with orange lily boutonniere for fall wedding at Villa Parker in Colorado
Groomsmen portrait in groom's suite with orange boutonnieres at Villa Parker Colorado
Groom and best man orange boutonniere in Groom's Room at Villa Parker
Groomsmen help each other with orange boutonnieres at Villa Parker in Colorado
Groom and groomsmen pose for a portrait on a bright sunny wedding day in Colorado
Groom poses for a portrait with his parents on a sunny day at Villa Parker in Colorado
Cute bride laughs during the formal portrait time on a bright and sunny day at Villa Parker in Colorado
Pretty fall color bridal portrait from a Villa Parker Wedding during Autumn in Colorado
Bride with pretty orange bridal bouquet by Project Floral poses for family photo with her parents at Villa Parker
A classic family portrait with a bride holding orange bouquet during fall on a bright sunny day in Colorado at Villa Parker
Close up detail photo of the orange flowers for an outdoor fall wedding at Villa Parker in CO
Pretty Orange Autumn Florals Floating in Fountain at Villa Parker for a Fall Wedding in Colorado
Orange florals floating in a fountain wedding decor at Villa Parker during Autumn in Colorado
Colorado Orange Wedding Decor Flowers Floating in a Fountain at Villa Parker
Beautiful outdoor ceremony set up with orange decor and fall color flowers by Project Floral at Villa Parker in Colorado
Beautiful orange floral decor from an outdoor courtyard ceremony at Villa Parker in Autumn
Mom and her sons walk down aisle on her daughter's wedding day at Villa Parker in Colorado
Best man and maid of honor walk down the aisle at Villa Parker wedding during fall in Colorado
Bride and her dad wait to walk down aisle at Villa Parker at her fall wedding day in Colorado
Groom and guests all look at the bride and her dad walking down aisle at Villa Parker Courtyard in Colorado
Bride wearing a pretty Hayley Paige gown walks down aisle with her dad at her courtyard wedding ceremony at Villa Parker
Groom smiles at his bride as she walks down the aisle toward him at Villa Parker
Groom wearing glasses in a blue suit with orange boutonniere at outdoor wedding ceremony in Courtyard at Villa Parker in Colorado
Bride and groom outdoor wedding ceremony courtyard of Villa Parker in Colorado
Happy groom smiles at his bride during their outdoor courtyard wedding at Villa Parker in Colorado
Beautiful outdoor courtyard wedding during fall with orange flowers at Villa Parker in Colorado
Outdoor courtyard wedding photo during fall at Villa Parker Colorado
Bride and groom look at each other on their outdoor wedding day in the courtyard of Villa Parker in Autumn
Groom smiles at bride as he says his vows in the courtyard at Villa Parker in Colorado
Bride and her vows in the courtyard at Villa Parker during autumn in Colorado
Pretty B&W photo of a bride smiling at her groom on a sunny Colorado wedding day at Villa Parker
Wedding rings in the courtyard at Villa Parker during fall wedding in Colorado
Bride and groom kiss at their outdoor wedding ceremony in the courtyard of Villa Parker
You may kiss the bride wedding ceremony in front of fountain at Villa Parker in Colorado
Happy bride and groom walk hand in hand down the aisle at their pretty fall wedding in the courtyard at Villa Parker in Colorado
Bride's parents exit wedding ceremony in the courtyard of Villa Parker in Colorado
Groom shows off his ring before formal portraits in Colorado at Villa Parker Wedding
Cute candid photo of grandma smiling at Villa Parker in Colorado
Family portrait with mountain backdrop at Villa Parker on an autumn wedding day in Colorado
Family portrait in front of the mountain views at Villa Parker in Colorado
Family photo in front of mountain view at Villa Parker in Colorado
Best Man and Maid of Honor with mountain view at Villa Parker in Colorado
Wedding party portrait at Villa Parker in Colorado with Mountain Views
Wedding party laughs together for a candid portrait at Villa Parker in Colorado
Pretty outdoor wedding portrait with mountains in the distance at Villa Parker during fall
Photo of the patio set up for dinner on a sunny warm fall day at Villa Parker in Colorado
Tables set up for wedding dinner at Villa Parker in Colorado with mountains off in the distance during fall
Autumn wedding seating charts using orange mini pumpkins at Villa Parker Colorado
Initials made out of industrial lights decorate a Fall wedding at Villa Parker in Colorado
Photo collage of orange colored fall wedding reception decor from an autumn wedding at Villa Parker
Gold Glitter Mr and Mrs Cursive Letters and orange florals decorate a Sweetheart table at a Villa Parker Wedding Reception in Colorado
Colorado orange colored autumn wedding reception dinner table decor at Villa Parker
Fall Wedding at Villa Parker with Orange Decor on a Warm Autumn Day
Bride and groom walk into their outdoor wedding reception on the patio on a fall wedding day at Villa Parker
Groom toast at his outdoor Colorado wedding during fall at Villa Parker
Beautiful blonde bride sits at the head table decorated with orange florals at her fall wedding at Villa Parker in Colorado
Wedding guest candid portrait on the patio of Villa Parker during autumn in Colorado
Romantic B&W photo of bride and groom kissing at sunset in front of the gates at Villa Parker in Colorado
Bride and groom laugh during portraits at sunset at Villa Parker in Colorado
Gorgeous orange flowers decorate the courtyard fountain at Villa Parker at dusk by Project Floral during Autumn Wedding in Colorado
Bride and groom portrait in front of the fountain in the courtyard of Villa Parker at Dusk
Gorgeous Fall Color Orange Florals Decorate Fountain in Courtyard for a pretty dusk wedding portrait at Villa Parker
Adorable couple clasp hands next to their pretty orange florals on a fountain in the courtyard at Villa Parker
Romantic wedding portrait of bride and groom holding hands next to their pretty orange floral fountain in the courtyard at Villa Parker in Colorado
Gorgeous romantic fall wedding photo of couple with orange florals from their fall wedding at Villa Parker
Bride and groom talk to each other during romantic photo time at dusk at Villa Parker in Colorado
Close up of orange florals on fountain with bride and groom laughing in the backdrop at Villa Parker
Beautiful wedding portrait at dusk with orange florals from fall wedding day at Villa Parker
Beautiful purple and orange sunset matches the orange and purple fall color bouquet of bride and groom as they kiss at Villa Parker
Best man and Father of the Bride Speeches at Villa Parker in Colorado during fall
Best Man speech on the outdoor patio of Villa Parker during fall in Colorado
Bride and groom photo with their large industrial lit letter initials decorating their reception dance floor at Villa Parker
Sweet photo of bride and groom dancing during first dance at Villa Parker in Colorado
B&W Photo of bride and groom dancing together at Villa Parker in Colorado
Groom dips his bride for a romantic first dance wedding photo at Villa Parker in Colorado
Dad dances with his daughter on her wedding day at Villa Parker
Dad hugs his daughter after their dance together at Villa Parker in Colorado
Groom and his mom have fun dancing together at his wedding reception at Villa Parker in Colorado
A groom and his mom have fun dancing together on his wedding day at Villa Parker in Colorado
Orange florals decorate a dessert table at Villa Parker in Colorado for an autumn wedding
Posh Cakes Naked Cake with orange floral decor from a fall wedding at Villa Parker in Colorado
Photo collage of various dessert treats from a wedding reception at Villa Parker
Bride and groom laugh as they cut their naked wedding cake by Posh Cakes at Villa Parker in Colorado
Bride and groom have fun cutting their cute naked cake by Posh Cakes at Villa Parker in Colorado
Bride and groom feed each other cake at their Villa Parker wedding reception in Colorado
Line dancing on at a wedding reception at Villa Parker in Colorado
Dance floor antics wedding photos at Villa Parker Wedding Reception in Colorado
Fun dance floor wedding photo of bride and groom having fun at their Villa Parker wedding reception in Colorado
Groom and his mom laugh and dance on his wedding day at Villa Parker in Colorado
Photo collage of wedding guests having fun on the dance floor at Villa Parker in Colorado
Fun wedding photos on the dance floor from a fall wedding reception at Villa Parker
Hilarious photo of groom dancing while on his back at Villa Parker wedding reception in Colorado
Groom's grandma with cute expression on the dance floor at Villa Parker in Colorado
Bride and groom have fun on the dance floor with their besties at their fall wedding at Villa Parker in Colorado
Beautiful string lights decorate the patio for a wedding during fall at Villa Parker Wedding Reception
Happy candid picture of bride's mom and dad together on the outdoor patio with string lights at Villa Parker Wedding Reception in Colorado
Cute candid family photo on the patio with string lights at night at Villa Parker in Colorado
Bride and groom kiss each other outdoors at night lit up by string lights on the patio at Villa Parker wedding venue
Adorable picture of a bride cracking up during the romantic photo time at their autumn wedding at Villa Parker in Colorado
It’s really hard to pick a favorite from this wedding, but this cute candid moment makes me happy!

Please visit the WEDDINGS area of my website to find out more information about wedding photography for your own Autumn wedding in Colorado

Wedding Venue Villa Parker Parker, Colorado

Wedding Planner Jen with Marilee Grace Wedding & Event Design

Wedding Dress Designer Hayley Paige

Wedding Dress Shop Anna Be Denver, Colorado

Floral Design Project Floral Denver, Colorado

Caterer Rocky Mountain Catering Englewood, Colorado

Officiant Reverend Scott Awbrey Thornton, Colorado

Ceremony Musicians Cloud 9 String Quartet Denver, Colorado

Cake Baker Posh Cakes Bakery Parker, Colorado

DJ Elite Entertainment Denver, Colorado

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