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Historic Colorado Springs Wedding

June 14, 2013

Ashley & Matt chose two gorgeous historical venues to play host to their wedding this past weekend in Colorado Springs. They held their wedding ceremony on the Colorado College campus at the Shove Memorial Chapel and then hosted their reception at the old Mining Exchange building which is now the Wyndham Hotel in the downtown area of the Springs. Shove Memorial Chapel is definitely a challenge to photograph in since it is extremely dark inside. But it is a beautiful piece of architecture in the city and the grounds of the college outside never fail to disappoint as a backdrop for formal photos.

And this was my first time photographing at the Mining Exchange. The building has all of these neat old fashioned safes and special rooms that used be vaults where they stored gold in the mining stock exchange in Colorado. I also really loved the courtyard with cafe lights strewn across and a sort of New Orleans feel to it. The reception was held in the upstairs Platinum Ballroom which connects to an outdoor patio and featured beautiful exposed brick walls.

Ashley & Matt,
Congratulations! The wedding was a huge success. Everyone looked like they were having so much fun and I can safely say that your wedding was the first one I’ve ever photographed with such crazy athletic dance moves;)
Enjoy your honeymoon and we’ll be in touch soon!


Matt’s niece was seriously the cutest baby ever. She had this cute lil gummy smile plastered on her face all day. Even during the formals! She was a little party animal:)

That cool door is in the lobby of the Mining Exhange.

The hotel has kept the historic vault doors throughout the building like this one which hides a linen closet.

Here is just one acrobatic feat I was referring to above!

They are Pretty in Pink!

Matt’s brother wrote a kick ass song for them and performed it in place of his toast. It was hilarious!

Find more information about wedding photography on the WEDDINGS page of my site!


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  1. Jeni says:

    Wow! These are wonderful! What a fun wedding. I love all of the pretty pink details and the way you posed the group formal shots. Looks like a party at the reception! Love it!

  2. What a beautiful wedding! I love all the light pink and white, and you did a fantastic job of capturing all the special details of their big day. Fantastic work!

  3. Gorgeous work April! I love the groom and groomsmen shots. It was such a pretty wedding and you captured it perfectly!

  4. Jackie says:

    These are gorgeous, love the details, the ceremony, reception, all of them!

  5. Amber says:

    Gorgeous!!! Every single one. You rock weddings girl!

  6. Leslie says:

    These are amazing!! Beautiful wedding, fantastic photographs!

  7. Just Beautiful!!!! <3