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Rustic Colorado Barn Wedding | Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms

October 1, 2015

Chatfield Farms is one of the Denver Metro Areas Prettiest Rustic Wedding Venues!

This lovely rustic Colorado wedding featured on the blog today comes to you from Chatfield Farms at Denver Botanic Gardens where the space is large, green, and dreamy. I walked into this wedding having never met the bride and groom (Laurel and Tom) before. However, it took me very little time to figure out that they were really cool, laid-back kind of people. Laurel sat in one of the small rooms of the white Polly Steele bridal house in her flowy, harem style printed pants with her friends surrounding her. They helped with hair, nails, and maybe even a couple drinks too. Tom spent some time with his friends in the yurt playing video games and a little Foosball challenge before getting dressed.

This garden wedding ceremony was the perfect mix of funny and heartfelt moments.

I admit that when I can’t think of something funny to say I’ll sometimes use an old photographer trick and have my clients fake laugh just to see what I’ll get. Tom had me cracking up with his very stage actor-esque fake laugh. Laurel is a wise-crackin’ irreverent kind of gal but all of that melted away as she walked herself down the aisle. I love that look when someone is trying to hold it together. A stand out line from their ceremony proclaimed that if Laurel and Tom were on the Oregon Trail together they would not let each other die of dysentery. Maybe a bear attack, but definitely not dysentery.

One of the best parts of Chatfield Farms is dancing on that big patio under the stars!

Later, during the genuine toasts inside the barn, both Tom and his brother couldn’t help but mention the dust getting in their watering eyes. Laurel and Tom are both so sweet that they just laughed when the children joined them on the dance floor during their first dance. I enjoyed capturing them doing all of the traditional wedding events in their special tongue-in-cheek way. When it was time to do the garter, Laurel remembered that she wasn’t even wearing it and had to quickly put it on. This is just a tiny overview of what a wonderful day it really was. I think the pictures will show what an incredible day it was much better than my words could ever describe!

Marchesa Wedding Gown from Little White Dress Shop Hangs at a Colorado Rustic Wedding Venue Chatfield Farms
Detail wedding photo of bridal earrings at Rustic Colorado Wedding Venue Chatfield Farms
Bridal Suite at Polly Steele Nature Center Chatfield Farms Rustic Colorado Wedding Venue
Wedding Photojournalism at Rustic Colorado Wedding Venue Chatfield Farms Polly Steele Nature Center
B&W Bridal Getting Ready Photos at Rustic Colorado Wedding Venue Chatfield Farms
Gorgeous greenery filled bohemian wedding bouquet from Ruffly Rose in Denver Colorado
Ruffly Rose Denver Florist at Rustic Colorado Wedding at Chatfield Farms
Air Plant Boutonniere by Ruffly Rose at Rustic Colorado Wedding Chatfield Farms
Air Plant Boutonniere by Ruffly Rose at Rustic Colorado Wedding Chatfield Farms
A Garden Groom Portrait at Rustic Colorado Wedding Chatfield Farms
Beautiful Rustic Colorado Wedding Photography at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
Gorgeous Colorado Wedding portrait at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
Bohemian Bride in a Marchesa Wedding Gown at the Rustic Colorado Wedding Garden Chatfield Farms
Bridesmaids wearing shades of blue and green at a bohemian wedding at Rustic Colorado venue Chatfield Farms
Wedding party photography at Rustic Colorado Wedding Venue Chatfield Farms in Denver
Bride and mom at Rustic Colorado Wedding Chatfield Farms in Denver
Rustic Colorado Wedding with Classic Colorful Style at Chatfield Farms
Bohemian Wedding in Denver Rustic Colorado Wedding in the Greenery at Chatfield Farms
Rustic Colorado Garden Wedding at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Open Air Field
Pretty Wood Garden Signs at Rustic Colorado Wedding Venue Chatfield Farms
Rustic Colorado Wedding Flower Girls and Ring Bearer walk down with mist coming out of baskets at Chatfield Farms
Groom Looks at his Bride at their Rustic Colorado Wedding Ceremony at Chatfield Farms
Emotional Bride walks herself down the long aisle at Chatfield Farms in Littleton CO
Emotional Wedding Photography at Rustic Colorado Garden Wedding Venue Chatfield Farms
Petals adorn the outdoor gravel path at rustic Colorado wedding venue Chatfield Farms
Beautiful Bridesmaids in Blue and Green Dresses at Chatfield Farms in Denver
Open Air Field Chatfield Farms Denver Wedding photographer
Happy Bride at her Rustic Colorado Wedding Outdoors at Chatfield Farms
Happy Couple Exchanges Rings at their Rustic Colorado Wedding Venue with Wood Gazebo Open Air Field at Chatfield Farms
Wedding Ceremony Kiss Rustic Colorado Wedding Wood Gazebo Open Air Field Chatfield Farms
Romantic Colorado Wedding Photography Sweet Embrace at Rustic Wedding Venue Chatfield Farms
Classic Colorado Wedding photography at Rustic Wedding Venue at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
Sweet Denver Wedding Photography at Chatfield Farms  rustic Colorado wedding venue with old Ford Vintage Truck
Romantic Colorado Wedding Portrait with Yellow Sunflowers at Rustic Barn Wedding Venue Chatfield Farms
Cute Silly Wedding Photo at Rustic Colorado Wedding Venue at Red Barn at Chatfield Farms
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms at Sunset at Rustic Wedding Venue in Colorado
High Altitude Sickness Wedding Survival Kit at a Rustic Colorado Wedding at Chatfield Farms
Rustic Colorado Wedding Decor at Garden Wedding Venue Chatfield Farms
Colorado Rustic Wedding Venue hosts Wedding Guests During Cocktail Hour on Patio at Chatfield Farms
Succulent Centerpieces set up at a Rustic Colorado Wedding Barn Venue at Chatfield Farms
Rustic Colorado Wedding Venue Table Centerpieces at Chatfield Farms
Wedding toasts inside the Green Farm Barn at a Rustic Colorado Wedding at Chatfield Farms
B&W Wedding Photography in Denver at Rustic Colorado Wedding Venue Chatfield Farms
Cutting a Cookie instead of Cake inside the Green Farm Barn at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
Sweet Wedding Moment First Dance on Patio at Rustic Colorado Wedding Venue Chatfield Farms
B&W Denver Wedding Photography at rustic Colorado wedding venue Chatfield Farms
Dancing at Rustic Barn Wedding Venue Chatfield Farms in Colorado
Rustic Colorado Wedding Photography with Bright Red Barn at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
Garter Toss on the patio at Rustic Colorado Wedding Reception at Chatfield Farms
Rustic Colorado Wedding Reception at Chatfield Farms in Denver
Green Farm Barn Lit at Dusk at Rustic Colorado Barn Wedding  at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms

Wedding Venue: Chatfield Farms Denver Botanic Gardens Littleton, Colorado
Wedding Planner: We Tie the Knots Denver, Colorado
Dress Designer: Marchesa
Dress Shop: Little White Dress Shop Denver, Colorado
Caterer: Catering by Design Denver, Colorado
Florist: The Ruffly Rose Denver, Colorado
Transportation: Arrow Stage Lines Nationwide
Linens: Event Rents Colorado and Arizona
Wedding Rings: Jay Feder Jewelers Denver and Boca Raton

Colorado is the perfect state for a pretty rustic wedding and Chatfield Farms is one of the best wedding venues you’ll find in the Denver area. To see more photos from this beautiful wedding venue please CLICK HERE where you’ll find loads of information about getting married in their gardens.

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