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Southern Colorado Wedding Photography | Real Farm Wedding in Monte Vista

August 19, 2015

The southern Colorado wedding featured on the journal today was one of the neatest weddings I’ve seen. It’s always really special when a wedding takes place on family property since the location has extra importance and meaning to the bride and groom and their families. Erin and Chet’s wedding was particularly cool not only because it took place on the family’s potato farm out in Monte Vista, Colorado but also because the transformation of the farm building they used was so incredible. It’s a really large building with a canvas domed roof that normally stores farm equipment like tractors. But for the wedding the farm equipment was cleared out and the family spent a month prepping the space to host the wedding ceremony and reception. They brought in trees and gorgeous succulents and various rustic elements like tree stumps and completely transformed the space into one of the prettiest weddings I’ve ever seen. There were so many lovely DIY projects. I particularly admired the pretty wreaths hanging from the ceiling throughout the space. Most of my clients only get to rent their wedding space for a day so there normally just isn’t enough time to decorate a space with that level of detail. So it was quite the treat for me to photograph it:) It was also really sweet to see so many of their friends and family come out to celebrate their love with them. Everyone danced late into the night and had a blast. Which is another plus of hosting at your own place! There’s no one there to kick everyone out:) Erin sent me a photo of the building back to normal after the wedding and I thought it’d be fun to share it here to show a before and after. Check it out below!

Here’s the outside of the building that held the reception and ceremony:

And here’s how it normally looks on the inside. Check out the pics throughout the rest of this blog post to see how they transformed the space!

 

Erin’s grandpa cut these logs for her wedding:) Talk about a talented family affair!

My favorite!

Chet made this arch! Erin’s sister decorated it.

How pretty is this birdcage? I would want it to decorate my house:)

 

Be sure to check out the WEDDINGS page of my site for more information on wedding photography!

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