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Spring Wedding at the Greenbriar Boulder, CO

May 23, 2011

I got to photograph the cutest couple at their Greenbriar Inn wedding on Saturday.  They were so in love and you could just tell that they adore spending time with each other.  KC & Rebecca got married in Longmont Colorado at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.  I actually grew up attending mass there with my family.  I haven’t been there in years and even though I knew the church had made a lot of changes since I was a kid, I was really suprised to see just how many changes!  It was almost unrecognizable.  But, still there was just this sort of weird vague sense of it being a place I don’t think I could ever forget.  Kind of like being back in your old high school or something.  And the church really looks great!  They’ve added a ton of space and an outdoor garden area that we were sure to take advantage of.  After the ceremony, we headed out to Lefthand Canyon Road past the Greenbriar (where the reception was the be held) to take some photos at Buckingham Park which is gorgeous and just up the mountain a little way.  The reception was great because everyone was so laid back and just hanging out and catching up with everyone.  KC’s own brother flew all the way from Germany to make the wedding.  Both he and KC are in the Air Force so they were wearing their uniforms and they looked good!

KC & Becky,

I hope you guys thoroughly enjoyed your day, even with the little hiccups at the beginning;)  I’ll be sure to let you know when I have the rest of your photos ready to see!


Ceremony Location: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Longmont, CO http://www.johnthebaptist.org/

Officiant: Deacon Bob Howard

Reception Location: The Greenbriar Inn Boulder, CO http://greenbriarinn.com/

Dress Designer: Pronovias http://www.pronovias.us/

Dress Shop: Denver Colorado’s Bridal Collection http://www.coloradobridalcollection.com/

Rebecca’s Shoes: Touch Ups from Zappos http://www.zappos.com/touch-ups

Becky’s sister was her bridesmaid.  She got her dress from Nordstrom: http://shop.nordstrom.com/

Make up: Cynthia Goodberry of Denver Make Up Guru http://denvermakeupguru.com/

Hair: Daniella Warwick of The New Image Salon http://www.thenewimagesalondenver.com/

Haircombs: http://etsy.com/

KC wore his formal mess dress while his brother wore his dress blues

Flowers: The European Flower shop did a smashing job at yet another of my Greenbriar Weddings:)  http://europeanflowershop.com/

Caterer: Greenbriar Inn

Cake: The Greenbriar Inn took care of the wedding cake while Intricate Icings from Erie, CO created the groom’s cake http://intricateicings.com/

DJ: Pure Sounds Productions http://www.puresoundsproductions.com/

Stationary: All of the invitations were hand-made by a friend of Becky’s and she created the rest of her stationary using the same theme.

Wedding preps
Getting ready wedding photography Longmont CO

Grandpa & the flower girl prep too:)
Longmont CO Wedding Photos

Cutiepie alert!
A natural photojournalistic B&W photo of a baby eating her lunch

Just one of the bouquets
A bridal bouquet made up of blue and purple and white flowers

Kitty needed to come inspect
Funny Wedding Photography

These flowers are so well done and pretty!
European Flower Shop Bouquet

Yummy light
Pronovias Dress hanging in a window with backlight

Dress Detail
A close up of a Pronovias Dress

How pretty are these?
Touch ups white wedding shoes from Zappos

Gorgeous handmade stationary
Fun Denver Wedding Photography

St. John’s is looking good during spring!
Springtime Wedding of the front of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Longmont CO

KC looking quite sharp outside at St. John’s
A handsome air force officer groom portrait

Meanwhile, Rebecca waits for the ceremony to begin
Denver Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer

This scene just never gets old for me!
A bride and her father walk down the aisle at her wedding

Ken sees his lovely bride for the first time:)
Groom watches his bride walk down the aisle

KC’s sister does a reading
A scene from a Catholic Longmont Wedding

Ring exchange
Gorgeous Longmont Wedding Photography

Awww…Rebecca reached over to lovingly hold KC’s hand during their ceremony. It was so sweet:)
Romantic Wedding Ceremony Pictures Longmont CO

The end! (of the ceremony)
Wedding Photography

I really like how this impromptu family picture turned out:)
Beautiful family photography Longmont CO

Isn’t she lovely?
Boulder CO Mountain Bridal Photography

Taken at Buckingham Park near the Greenbriar
Buckingham Park Boulder CO Wedding Photography

That place is so pretty!
CO Mountain Wedding Photography

I LOVE this one. So romantic:)
B&W Romantic Wedding Photography COlorado

Rebecca gets bustled up during her cocktail hour on the Greenbriar lawn.
Greenbriar Inn Wedding Reception Photographer

Greenbriar Inn Table Decor for a wedding

Table details

Denver's Best Wedding Photographer

I couldn’t resist…she is just so cute!
Flower girl portrait

Loved Becky’s ring. Super pretty!
Creative Detail Wedding Photography Denver CO

You know how much I love 1st Dances? Theirs did not disappoint:)
Denver CO Wedding Reception Photography

Intricate Icings from Erie made this one
An Air Force themed Groom's Cake Boulder CO Wedding Photo

And here is the one the Greenbriar created
A delicious white cake with blue and white flowers and green ribbon

Cake time!
Denver CO Wedding Reception Photographer

This baby was so cute. She must have thought my camera was really cool because she kept looking right at me:)
Colorado Wedding Reception Photographer

Just Dance!
Denver's Best Wedding Photographer

And just one last one. I think this one is my favorite:)
Boulder's Best Wedding Photographer

For more information about photographing your wedding at the Greenbriar Inn, please head to the WEDDINGS section of my site!


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  1. Laura Fisher says:

    Gorgeous. What a lovely couple. I was interested to see how the pictures of the Greenbriar came out, since it seemed rather dark when I toured it. But the lighting came out lovely in these pictures.

  2. Salina J says:

    Love the last image, and the first bridal, as well. Great work capturing the love and details of their day!

  3. Tiona says:

    Very nice! Your portrait work is gorgeous and your detail shots are fantastic!

  4. Julie Kraai says:

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. All of it.

    The bride is so beautiful, the groom is so handsome, your attention to detail is just amazing. The whole affair looks so wonderful. Great job!

  5. April says:

    Thanks Laura, yeah it is awfully dark in there, but luckily with the right equipment and some flash it came out fine:) Yours is next!!!!! How exciting:)

  6. Jennifer B says:

    It is way too hard to pick a favourite – these are gorgeous! I love all of the details and little moments you captured. Superb work!

  7. Jen Mahoney says:

    Beautiful wedding! And you’ve captured it perfectly!!!

  8. Amanda says:

    What a sweet wedding….the couple looks so genuinely in love. Great job.

  9. rose says:

    That last image is my favourite too! Breathtaking!

  10. Brooke says:

    The last image is my favorite too, at the risk of sounding like a broken record lol! Beautiful. 🙂