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September Wedding at Evergreen Lake House

November 19, 2022

September Evergreen Wedding Photography

I am so excited that I finally finished up the retouching for this couple’s gorgeous wedding day up in Evergreen and can share some of my favorites on the journal. Aleis and Ryan got married at the Evergreen Lake House back in the first part of September. When we started planning out their ideas for capturing all of the portraits they wanted to get on their day we were talking about going somewhere pretty in the area to get a second location. I have to admit, at first I was a little bit nervous about whether we’d have time for all of the different combos we needed to get but once I realized they had planned for plenty of time to create these in, my worry about it turned into excitement since it meant we’d be able to get a variety of looks and backdrops in the pictures for them. In the end, we were able to squeeze in two different beautiful off site portrait locations in addition to the getting ready spaces and of course the actual wedding at the Lakehouse. We used West Mount Falcon Trailhead and the East Mount Falcon Trailhead which are two of my favorite portrait locations for their first look, wedding party, and family portraits.  West Mount Falcon is awesome because it has some nice mountain views and pretty forest scenery as well as a lovely mountain meadow. And despite being just on the other side of the mountain, East Mount Falcon has a completely different look with more of a desert scrubland though it’s best known for having incredible views of Red Rocks Amphitheater which is it’s main draw. Big shout out to being blessed with a nice overcast day too since we normally would have been dealing with some crazy mid day lighting for all of these portraits and ended up getting that nice even light which is easier to work with for outdoor portraits. Check out the photos below to see how it all turned out!

Gown from Emma & Grace Bridal hangs in a doorway at an Evergreen Colorado wedding
Mom helps her daughter put her wedding dress on in Evergreen Colorado
Pretty fall floral bouquets with burgundy and pink colors created by Madelyn Claire Floral Design
Photo collage of a fall color bridal bouquet from Madelyn Claire Floral Design in Evergreen Colorado
Casual portrait of Groom with his groomsmen at the Highland Haven Creekside Inn in Evergreen Colorado
First Look at West Mount Falcon Trailhead in Colorado on a overcast wedding day
Beautiful moment of a couple happy to see each other for the first time on their wedding day in Colorado
Wedding couple walk to their portraits at West Mount Falcon Trailhead
Pretty portrait of a wedding couple standing in gorgeous mountain scenery at West Mount Falcon Trailhead in Colorado
Wedding party portrait in pretty Colorado scenery with mountain backdrop at West Mount Falcon Trailhead
Couple snuggle with a beautiful mountain backdrop at West Mount Falcon Trailhead
Family Portrait with a mountain backdrop for a wedding couple at West Mount Falcon Trailhead
Couple walks in a forest down a path at West Mount Falcon Trailhead
Couple and their wedding party walk through the mountain meadow at West Mount Falcon in Colorado
Family portrait in the forest at West Mount Falcon Trailhead in Colorado
Pretty portrait of Bride and groom laughing with each other in the forest at West Mount Falcon Trailhead
Couple pose for a classic Portrait at East Mount Falcon Trailhead with Red Rocks in the distance
Gorgeous bridal portrait at East Mount Falcon Trailhead with Red Rocks backdrop
Bride with her bridesmaids at East Mount Falcon Trailhead with Red Rocks off in the distance
Bride and groom pose for a portrait with their entire family with Red Rocks off in the Distance at East Mount Falcon Trailhead
Couple laugh together with Red Rocks in the backdrop at the East Mount Falcon Trailhead in Morrison
Groom watches his bride walk down the aisle toward him on their wedding day at Evergreen Lake House
Bride cries as she walks down the aisle with her dad at Evergreen Lake House
Colorado wedding at the Evergreen Lake House on a stormy day
Bride smiles up at her groom as they say their vows on the backdeck at Evergreen Lake House
Groom smiles at his bride as they get married next to the lake at Evergreen Lake House
Couple gets married lake side at the Evergreen Lake House in Colorado
Wedding on the deck at Evergreen Lake House
Bride puts a ring on her groom's finger at their lakeside wedding at the Evergreen Lake House
Bride and groom kiss at the end of their wedding ceremony at Evergreen Lake House
Beautiful wedding couple portrait on a chilly fall wedding day at Evergreen Lake House
Gorgeous Wedding portrait on the wooden boardwalk with Evergreen Lake House in the backdrop on a stormy fall wedding day
Couple photographed on the wood boardwalk at Evergreen Lake House in Colorado on their September wedding day
Wedding couple kiss on the wood boardwalk with mountain backdrop at Evergreen Lake House
Head table decor at Evergreen Lake House in Colorado
Table centerpiece decor at Evergreen Lake House in Colorado
Sweet moment of the couple going around to the tables at their wedding reception and interacting with guests at the Evergreen Lake House
Bride hugs her father in law on her wedding day at the Evergreen Lake House
Bride's sister laughs as she gives her speech at an Evergreen Lakehouse wedding
Photo collage of wedding speeches and toasts at the Evergreen Lake House
Couple has their first dance at the Evergreen Lake House in Colorado
Bride dances with her dad at Evergreen Lake House in Colorado
Bride laughs as her dad dances wildly around her at the Evergreen Lake House in Colorado
Groom smiles at his mom as they dance together at the Evergreen Lake House
Groom kisses his bride at the end of their first dance at Evergreen Lake House

Are you looking for a wedding photographer? I would love to help. Take a look at the WEDDINGS page of my website and get in touch!

Venue: Evergreen Lake House Evergreen, CO
Day of Coordinator: Nicki Burke with Exquisite Events & Productions Lone Tree, CO
Caterer: Rocky Mountain Catering & Events Englewood, CO
Florist: Madelyn Claire Floral Design
Dress Shop: Emma & Grace Bridal Studio Denver, CO
Hair and Makeup: I Do Beauty Boutique Commerce City, CO
Groom’s Attire: The Bespoke Edge, LLC Denver, CO
Bridesmaid Attire: JJ’s House
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Overnight Accommodations: Highland Haven Creekside Inn Evergreen, CO
Ice Cream Truck: Sprinkle Me Smitten Denver, CO
DJ: Discosapiens Denver, CO

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