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Estes Park Condos Summer Wedding

August 30, 2021

Summer Wedding Day on Fall River

I’m so excited to share this gorgeous wedding I photographed a few weeks ago at the Estes Park Condos. Amanda and Jeff are so clearly in love and as I worked on these pictures I could just see the love they have for each other shining through. After the past year we’ve all had, weddings have felt even more special than they normally do. Zoom meetings online just cannot compete with actually spending time together in person. The laughter, hugs, and party time was such a joy for me to witness and photograph. Family and friends gathered from all over to celebrate with Amanda & Jeff in Estes Park. The condos are located right on Fall River and it’s so peaceful there with the rush of the river providing a soothing background sound. This is a great wedding venue for those who want to spend their day outdoors since the reception takes place in a nice large tent on the lawn next to Fall River.  It’s surrounded by trees and just has a nice relaxed vibe. I also really love that Amanda & Jeff added a personal touch to their wedding favor gift for guests. Amanda is an extremely talented ceramicist and made all of the beautiful bud vases you’ll see in these photos. Her family and friends were able to take one home with them. This was truly the perfect day!  Congratulations to Amanda & Jeff!

Tall groom with dark hair buttons his navy blue suit jacket inside the Estes Park Condos in Colorado
Detail photo of 3 purple thistle boutonnieres on a wood backdrop
A photo collage of a mom helping her sons with their boutonnieres on a wedding day in Estes Park
Groom helps his dad with his boutonniere next to Fall River in Estes Park
Best Day Floral Bridal Bouquet with purple colors for a Colorado wedding
Friends help each other with their dresses at Estes Park Condos on a summer wedding day
Bride and her friends pose for a photo together on the deck outside their room at Estes Park Condos
Bride puts on her dress while her friends hold up the train behind her in her room at the Estes Park Condos
Photo collage of a bride getting help with her veil and surrounded by family and friends on her wedding day at Estes Park Condos
Photo collage of mother of the bride helping her daughter with her necklace on her wedding day at Estes Park Condos
B&W photo of Mother of the bride helping her daughter with her veil
Detail photo of a bride's hands wearing her diamond engagement ring with painted red nails while wearing her wedding dress in Estes Park
B&W Portrait of a Bride with Window Light in her Room on her wedding day
A photo collage of a bride and her dad having a first look on her wedding day next to Fall River in Estes Park
Groom walks down aisle while brother walks mom down aisle at outdoor wedding at Estes Park Condos
Photo collage of bride and groom seeing each other for first time at their wedding ceremony at Estes Park Condos
Groom and his father in law shake hands at outdoor wedding ceremony at Estes Park Condos
Bohemian bride with flowers in her hair gets help with her wedding train from her friends at Estes Park Condos
Wide angle photo of entire wedding ceremony location with bride and groom in front of a red wood gazebo decorated with purple flowers
Bride and groom stand under red wood gazebo decorated with purple flowers and greenery on their wedding day outdoors in Colorado
Family and friends look on at an outdoor wedding ceremony on the lawn at Estes Park Condos
Bride and groom hold hands facing each other under purple floral display attached to a red wood gazebo at Estes Park Condos
Bride and groom exchange hand written vows for each other at Estes Park Condos in Colorado
Bride and groom look at each other and smile as they finish their vows at their outdoor wedding at Estes Park Condos
Bride puts ring on groom's finger at their outdoor wedding at Estes Park Condos
Bride and groom hold hands and look at each other at their outdoor Estes Park Wedding with a wood gazebo backdrop decorated with purple florals from Best Day Floral
Bride and groom kiss on their wedding day at end of their wedding ceremony at Estes Park Condos
Bride and groom hold hands as they walk down the aisle at the end of their outdoor wedding ceremony at Estes Park Condos
Bride and groom pose with their parents for a formal portrait on the lawn in front of the wood gazebo decorated with purple flowers at Estes Park Condos
Bride stands underneath wood gazebo decorated with purple flowers from Best Day Floral with the back of her dress toward the camera
Classic wedding portrait of Bride and Groom smiling in front of their gazebo that's been decorated with Purple florals from Best Day Floral at Estes Park Condos
A vertical photo of a bride and groom snuggling with Fall River and mountain backdrop behind them
Adventurous bride and groom climb up onto a large rock in the middle of Fall River and kiss while holding hands on their wedding day at Estes Park Condos
Bride and groom hold hands while standing in a field of wildflowers with Fall River and a mountain backdrop surround them
Groom kisses bride's cheek in front of Fall River on their wedding day at Estes Park Condos
Individual portraits of Bride and Groom on their wedding day at Estes Park Condos
Romantic portrait of Bride and Groom kissing in the wildflowers next to Fall River at Estes Park Condos
Bride and groom look back at the camera as they walk hand in hand down a road at Estes Park Condos
Classic colorful portrait of a bride and groom with fall river and mountain backdrop on their wedding day at Estes Park Condos
Sweet photo of a groom kissing his bride romantically in front of a beautiful mountain forest backdrop at Estes Park Condos
Photo collage of detail photos of the bride and groom's wedding bands and engagement diamond ring with white and purple florals from Best Day Floral in Colorado
Purple and blue wedding decor with hand made bud bases and a circle shaped table seating chart for guests at the Estes Park Condos
Purple decor on blue tablecloth at Estes Park Condos Wedding in Colorado
Best Day Floral display with purple flowers on a 3 tiered white wedding cake created by French For Sugar in Estes Park CO
Bride and groom pose for a casual photo with their friends in front of the bridge and Fall River mountain backdrop at Estes Park Condos
Father of the Bride makes a speech on his daughter's wedding day at Estes Park Condos
Bride rests her head on groom's shoulder as they laugh during toasts at an outdoor wedding reception in Estes Park
Wedding speeches and toasts at an outdoor tent wedding on the lawn at Estes Park Condos
Bride and groom hold up their champagne during toasts at their outdoor wedding reception at Estes Park Condos in Colorado
Romantic first dance wedding photo at Estes Park Condos
Bride with purple flowers in her hair dances with groom on a parquet wood floor in a white tent on the lawn at Estes Park Condos
Bride dances with her dad underneath a white tent at Estes Park Condos
Bride and her family look on at the groom as he dances with his mom at the Estes Park Condos
Groom and his mom hug during the Mother Son Dance at his outdoor wedding reception under a white tent in Estes Park
Silk flowers in a mason jar with twinkle lights inside with mountain backdrop on a cocktail table at an outdoor wedding at Estes Park Condos
Candid photo of a couple kissing while enjoying an outdoor wedding reception at Estes Park Condos in Colorado
Estes Park Condos Tent lit up at night at Estes Park Condos
Couple dances at an outdoor wedding under a white tent in Estes Park Colorado
Photo collage of wedding guests having fun on the dance floor at an outdoor wedding reception under a tent at Estes Park Condos
Photo collage of wedding guests dancing together underneath a white tent at an outdoor wedding reception at Estes Park Condos
Wedding guests sit at a table holding hands with purple lighting on them from the dance floor at an outdoor wedding in Colorado
Photo collage of wedding guests on the dance floor at Estes Park Condos
Bride and her friend candidly smile for the camera at an outdoor wedding reception in Colorado
Photo collage of groom dancing with friends and family at outdoor wedding at Estes Park Condos
Bride dances with her parentsat her outdoor wedding reception at Estes Park Condos
Detail photo of bride's parents hands as they hug their daughter on the dance floor at her Colorado wedding
Bride and groom dance on a parquet wood floor underneath a tent at their outdoor wedding reception in Estes Park Colorado
Bride and groom dance together with purple lighting at their outdoor wedding reception in Estes Park Condos
Bride and groom walk down the aisle of their grand exit at their outdoor wedding reception at Estes Park Condos

If you’re getting married and are looking for a photographer, let’s talk. Take a look at the WEDDINGS page of my website and get in touch!

Venue: Estes Park Condos Estes Park, CO

Coordinator: Kelsey Howell of Pink Diamond Events Fort Collins, CO

Caterer: A Spice of Life Boulder, CO

Officiant: Carolyn Carpenter of Sunflower Weddings Lafayette, CO

DJ: Michael Claymore of Pure Sounds Production Loveland, CO

Florist: Sharon Millis of Best Day Floral Johnstown, CO

Cake: Michelle Harden-Weekley of French for Sugar Denver, CO

Suit: Hugo Boss Dillards 

Wedding Dress Shop: The Bridal Collection Centennial, CO

Wedding Dress Designer: Justin Alexander 

Veil: Toni Federici

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