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Romantic Rainy Wedding in Colorado Mountains

October 2, 2018

Colorado romantic rainy wedding in a mountain meadow

I have the prettiest Colorado romantic rainy wedding from Mountain View Ranch featured on the journal today. As you look through today’s romantic rainy wedding in Colorado you’d never know that we’ve been dealing with quite a nasty drought during this dry summer here in the Denver area. Ainsley and Matthew hosted their gorgeous mountain wedding at a rustic barn wedding venue just down the road from Staunton State Park off of highway 285 in Pine, Colorado. You may recognize this wedding venue from previous blog posts since it was once known as Lower Lake Ranch and I’ve photographed there before.

It still retains all of the lovely rustic charm that it always had with it’s stunning brand new barn which hosts the wedding reception and its spectacular views of Lion’s Head from the ceremony meadow. Ainsley and Matt were married in late August and luckily opted to do a first look prior to their ceremony so that we could get as many pictures done before the wedding started as we could. As the ceremony neared, I was getting a little worried at how dark the sky was getting but this brave group moved forward despite the foreboding clouds moving in.

Wedding Ceremony with Rain in Colorado

There was a light sprinkle as the ceremony began which turned into the wettest downpour during an outdoor ceremony that I’ve ever photographed. We all got completely soaked but it was really quite a romantic rainy wedding in a Colorado mountain field.  It was so sweet to hear Ainsley and Matt’s vows and no one cared one bit about getting drenched. Luckily, the barn where the reception took place was nice and toasty and we all dried off for the rest of the evening’s festivities. These two lovebirds were treated to quite a lovely sunset as well for such a stormy evening. I have to say, the storm really created quite a nice, cozy atmosphere for their event. Check out some of my favorite moments below!

 

Bright Blue High Heels at a Colorado Mountain Wedding at Wedgewood Mountain View Ranch

Pretty Wedding Dress at a Rustic Colorado Wedding Venue Wedgewood Mountain View Ranch

Pretty wedding ring detail photo on a lace garter Colorado Wedding Photographer

Bridal make up at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch in Pine CO

Bride helps her mom with her necklace at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Maid of honor helps her friend with her dress at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Colorado Wedding Photographer Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

B&W Colorado Wedding Photography at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Groom preps for his wedding day at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch in CO

Groom with best man and boutonniere at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Groom with his friends emerge from the forest at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Bride walks to her groom for their first look at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch in Colorado

First look photos from a Romantic Rainy Wedding in Colorado

Sweet romantic portrait with small waterfall backdrop on a Romantic Rainy Wedding day in Colorado

Cute portrait on a Romantic Rainy Wedding day in Colorado

Wedding party formal portrait with Lions Head Rock backdrop at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Wedding party walks together in a pretty mountain meadow at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch during summer

Romantic Rainy Wedding in Colorado

Ring bearer portrait at a Colorado mountain wedding

Family photos on a Romantic Rainy Wedding day in Colorado

Sweet Happy Wedding Moment at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch in CO

Gorgeous Colorado Mountain Wedding Party Formal Portraits at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Adorable Ring Bearer in his royal blue suit at an outdoor Colorado mountain wedding

Groom talks to guests as they arrive for his wedding outdoors at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Pretty detail photo of the wedding arch at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch in CO

Groom and his mom walk down the aisle at a stormy Colorado mountain wedding at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Groom hugs his mom with barn backdrop at outdoor mountain wedding ceremony at Mountain View Ranch in Colorado

Mother of the bride walks down the aisle with her son at an outdoor Colorado wedding on a stormy summer day

Excited flower girl makes her way down the aisle on a stormy summer wedding day in Colorado

Groom looks at his bride as she walks down the aisle with her dad

Outdoor wedding ceremony with a Romantic Rainy Wedding

Romantic Rainy Wedding outdoors in Colorado mountains

Adorable photo of a ring bearer during outdoor rainy wedding at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Bride beams at her groom during their rainy outdoor wedding ceremony at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Romantic Rainy Wedding at outdoor ceremony in Colorado

Romantic Rainy Wedding in the mountains of Colorado

Father of the bride reading during outdoor wedding ceremony at Mountain View Ranch in Pine CO

Romantic Rainy Wedding in Colorado

Ring exchange at a Romantic Rainy Wedding

Romantic Rainy Wedding kiss at outdoor ceremony as thunderstorm pours down on the couple

Romantic Rainy Wedding in Colorado

B&W Wedding Photo Bride and Groom Kiss at Reception Grand Entrance

Hot Cocoa Mugs on a Romantic Rainy Wedding in Colorado

Detail photo of a pecan pie from a Colorado mountain wedding at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Wedding pie at a rustic Colorado mountain wedding at Wedgewood Wedding Mountain View Ranch

three tiered white wedding cake with succulent decor at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch in CO

Cake cutting in the barn at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Pretty sunset after a Romantic Rainy Wedding ceremony outdoors in Colorado

Bride twirls in her dress with pretty purple sunset at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch in CO

Stunning Orange Sunset Romantic Wedding Portrait in Colorado

Colorado barn wedding reception toasts at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Weddings toasts inside a pretty rustic barn at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch in Colorado

Bride and groom smile during speeches and toasts at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch in CO

Wedding speech in a rustic barn at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

First Dance photo on a Romantic Rainy Wedding day in Colorado

Family dances together at their rustic Colorado wedding reception

Bride throws her bouquet at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Garter at a wedding reception at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch in CO

Rustic Barn Colorado Wedding Reception Dance Floor Photography at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Dance Floor Photo Collage at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch Colorado

Dance floor shenanigans at a Colorado mountain wedding at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Sleepy kid on the dance floor at Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch

Wedding dance floor photo collage

Romantic Rainy Wedding with waterfall backdrop in Colorado

Venue: Wedgewood Weddings Mountain View Ranch Pine, Colorado
Dress Designer: Morilee by Madeline Gardner
Dress Shop: Dora Grace Fort Collins, Colorado
Bride’s Wedding Ring Jewelry: Garwood’s Jewelers Fort Collins, Colorado
Groom’s Wedding Ring: Raven’s Refuge
Bakery: The Dessert Stand Westminster, Colorado

Curious about having your wedding photographed by moi? Be sure to head over to the WEDDINGS section of my website for more information.

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