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Same Sex Christmas Wedding in Estes Park

December 25, 2019

Same Sex Christmas Wedding at Estes Park’s Della Terra Mountain Chateau

Today I have the most beautiful same sex Christmas wedding to share on this special holiday day.  Just a couple of weeks ago, Melanie and Taylor married each other at Della Terra Mountain Chateau.  They were surrounded by their closest friends and loved ones at one of the prettiest little winter weddings I’ve had the pleasure of photographing.  On this chilly December day, I found them in the midst of all of the pre-ceremony chaos trying to get both themselves ready as well as their children.  These brides looked absolutely stunning in their wedding attire. Taylor chose a gorgeous flowing ballroom style gown with lots of pretty layers in the skirt and Melanie opted for a very sexy one piece lace jumpsuit.  I loved their style!

Stunning Lesbian Wedding during Winter Holiday Season

Of course, it being December and near Christmas, they decided to hold their ceremony indoors at Della Terra.  The place was already decked out with beautiful Christmas decor including little mini spruce trees on the cocktail tables and with pretty Christmas wreaths with red plaid bows hanging on the back of the ceremony chairs.  After a super short ceremony, the brides walked upstairs hand in hand to enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne before we moved on to getting some formal portraits created with all of their loved ones. Some of my favorite wedding photos we created for them were taken in front of the Christmas trees with the warm glowing lights of all of the holiday decor providing a magical environment for their wedding photos.  We attempted to get some of their pictures taken outside to get the beautiful Colorado outdoors for them, but it proved to be too ambitious of a task with the freezing temperatures so we were forced to move back inside for the remaining pictures. We also managed to capture their cake cutting and even their cake was incredibly stylish and beautiful. It was a pretty little one layer cake with a lovely swirl design done in white frosting.  They even added a simple but beautiful custom name wedding cake topper done with a pretty script style font in gold which really elevated the look of their wedding cake. I’m so glad they obliged to go outside on the upstairs deck at Della Terra for one last portrait of the two of them. By this time, it was getting seriously cold so they snuggled up under their red plaid Christmas throw to catch a couple last photos right before sunset. I loved that we were able to catch a glimpse of the mountains in the backdrop for them before they were whisked away on the shuttle with their family.  

I hope all of you enjoy this lovely same sex Christmas wedding that I’ve shared this Christmas day.  Stay warm with your loved ones and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Same Sex Wedding Style with with lace jumpsuit and A line ballgown hang at Della Terra
Candid wedding photo in the bridal salon at Della Terra
Happy flower girl sitting in salon chair at Della Terra in Estes Park
Bridal Salon Getting Ready Candid Photo at Della Terra Mountain Chateau
Brides moms pose for a quick candid photo together in the bridal suite at Della Terra in Estes Park
Mom helps her daughter with tying her shoes on her wedding day at Della Terra
Cute candid photos inside the bridal suite at Della Terra
Cute flower girl shows off her sparkly sneakers at Della Terra in Estes Park
Bride's sister helps her with her red rose bouquet at Della Terra
Bride's brother puts on her bow tie with help from Mom
B&W Getting Ready Bridal Photo at Della Terra Mountain Chateau
Aunt swings her niece around for a candid photo in the Della Terra Bridal Suite
Flower girl with her grandma at Della Terra
Beautiful red head bride gets help with her dress from her sister at Della Terra
A stunning bride in a pretty lace pantsuit for her winter wedding at Della Terra in Colorado
Pretty bride with red hair gets help with her dress at Della Terra in Estes Park
Holiday wedding during December at Della Terra
Wide angle view of an indoor wedding ceremony set up at Della Terra Mountain Chateau during Christmas season
Same Sex Christmas Wedding Decor for Cocktail Tables at Della Terra in Estes Park
Pretty green wire Christmas wreath with red plaid bow decorates the back of ceremony chairs at Della Terra
Same sex winter wedding during Christmas holiday decor at Della Terra in Estes Park
Beautiful raven haired bride walks down the aisle with her mom at her indoor Della Terra Wedding Ceremony
Walking down the aisle at indoor wedding ceremony at Della Terra in Estes Park
Indoor wedding throwing red rose petals flower girl and ring bearer at Della Terra
Bride with her brother walk down aisle at Winter Wedding at Della Terra Mountain Chateau
Bride and her brother walk down aisle at indoor Della Terra wedding
Bride hands her bouquet to her mother in law at Della Terra indoor wedding ceremony
Natural light indoor wedding photo of two brides at their winter wedding at Della Terra
Gorgeous indoor wedding ceremony for two brides at Della Terra during Winter
Indoor wedding ceremony with two lesbian brides at Della Terra Mountain Chateau
Children give roses to the brides at their same sex Christmas Wedding at Della Terra in Estes Park
Beautiful bride with short dark hair beams on her wedding day at Della Terra in Estes Park CO
Pretty Indoor wedding ceremony at Della Terra in Estes Park
Two brides kiss at their beautiful indoor mountain wedding at Della Terra
Gorgeous Same Sex Christmas wedding at Della Terra
Brides toast at Della Terra in Estes park
B&W candid wedding photo from a same sex Christmas wedding at Della Terra
Sweet moment bride hugs step daughter at her Della Terra Christmas wedding in Colorado
Two brides toast with champagne on their wedding day during Christmas holiday season at Della Terra
Stunning brides pose for a classic wedding portrait at their Christmas season wedding at Della Terra in Estes Park
Lesbian wedding couple at their same sex Christmas wedding at Della Terra
Romantic same sex wedding during Christmas season with lesbian brides snuggling at Della Terra
Two brides and their officiant aunt pose under the Love at 8296 arch at Della Terra Mountain Chateau
Nice full family portrait outside of Della Terra on a chilly winter day
Beautiful family portrait with two brides and their moms outside of Della Terra on a cold winter day in December
Cute portrait of a family on moms' wedding day at Della Terra in Estes Park
Adorable family portrait for 2 brides at their beautiful Estes Park Same Sex wedding in Colorado
Classic bridal portrait from a Christmas season wedding at Della Terra Mountain Chateau
Sweet photo of bride with her mom at Della Terra in Estes Park CO
Beautiful bride wearing a lace one piece jumpsuit poses for her same sex Christmas Wedding portrait at Della Terra in Estes Park
Cute sibling formal portrait indoors at a winter wedding at Della Terra Mountain Chateau
Beautiful simple white wedding cake for a same sex Christmas wedding in Estes Park
Same Sex Christmas Wedding Lesbian Brides Cut their Beautiful White Wedding Cake at Della Terra in Estes Park
Same Sex Christmas Wedding Photo with Two Beautiful Brides at Della Terra

Please check out the DELLA TERRA venue page to see more information and photos from other weddings at this venue.

Wedding Venue: Della Terra Mountain Chateau Estes Park, Colorado

Wedding Dress: Impression Bridal Houston, Texas

Wedding Transportation: Estes Park Shuttle Estes Park, Colorado

If you’d like to find out more about wedding photography for your own same sex Christmas wedding please visit the WEDDINGS information page of my website!

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