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Spring Wedding at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest in Colorado Springs

March 24, 2020

Sweet Blended Family Wedding at Black Forest Wedgewood in Colorado Springs

This whole world is so topsy turvy at the moment that I’m struggling to find the right words to say for today’s journal entry.  But, I know one thing that is definitely true and that is that there is nothing more important than family. The wedding featured today is such a special family wedding too.  Ellie & Bryce met and fell in love with each other. But from the very start, they knew that they wouldn’t just be in a relationship with each other. They both had children to think about and who are the most important people in the world to them.  So it was incredibly important as they began their relationship to always keep their children as the focus. I think that’s why the bond they all seem to have is so tight already despite not knowing each other their whole lives. Ellie and Bryce made sure to include their kids as an important part of their courtship and so when they married each other earlier this month, it wasn’t just about them, it was about blending their family together officially.

Indoor Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Black Forest Wedgewood Weddings

Their children were very much a part of the wedding festivities.  They were included as part of the wedding party and they participated in a sweet sand ceremony where they all poured sand into a jar with their names on it to symbolize them coming together both in marriage but also as a family.  Ellie & Bryce even made sure to make a special speech and gave them gifts during the toasts portion of their reception which was really sweet. I also love seeing them dance with each of their kids at one point. It was a bit of a chilly spring day, so they opted to use the indoor ceremony space at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest.  It wasn’t so horrible that we couldn’t spend any time outdoors though. I had them all follow me into the pretty woods right outside the venue for some nice family pictures together. And then they ate a great meal, laughed at some of the speeches, and danced the night away together. I am so glad they were able to squeeze in their wedding right before things got crazy too.  You just never know what this life will bring and I am so happy that they all have each other in this!

Congratulations to you, Bryce & Ellie!  I hope you are all staying sane during the quarantine!
April

Groom walks down aisle with his mom at Indoor ceremony at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest
Flower girl walks down aisle at indoor wedding at Black Forest WW
Groom waits for his bride at Indoor ceremony at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest
Bride walks down aisle with her brother at Indoor ceremony at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest
Indoor ceremony at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Wide Shot of Space with people seated
Baby's Breath decorates aisle at Indoor ceremony at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest
Indoor ceremony at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest with couple and their small wedding party on stairs
Saying Vows Indoor ceremony at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest
Emotional wedding Indoor ceremony at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest
Indoor ceremony at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest
Young son watches his dad get married at Indoor ceremony at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest
Sand Ceremony B&W Wedding Photo from Indoor ceremony at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest
Flower girl & RingBearer help with family sand ceremony at Indoor ceremony at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest
Indoor ceremony at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest under altar ring exchange
First Kiss at indoor altar at Black Forest Wedgewood Weddings
Bride and Groom exit their Indoor ceremony at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest
Signing marriage license at a Colorado Springs Wedding
Couple kissing in the woods at their wedding
Outdoor Forest Wedding Photos from a Spring Wedding at Black Forest Wedgewood Weddings
Outdoor Forest Wedding Photos from a Spring Wedding at Black Forest Wedgewood Weddings
Outdoor Forest Wedding Photos from a Spring Wedding at Black Forest Wedgewood Weddings
Outdoor Forest Wedding Photos from a Spring Wedding at Black Forest Wedgewood Weddings
Family portrait at a Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Spring Wedding in Colorado Springs
Outdoor Forest Wedding Photos from a Spring Wedding at Black Forest Wedgewood Weddings
Couple walks in the Black Forest Woods in Colorado Springs at their wedding
Romantic Outdoor Forest Wedding Photos from a Spring Wedding at Black Forest Wedgewood Weddings
Outdoor Forest Wedding Photos from a Spring Wedding at Black Forest Wedgewood Weddings
Outdoor Forest Wedding Photos from a Spring Wedding at Black Forest Wedgewood Weddings
Couple laughs with each other in the woods during their wedding picture time at Black Forest in Colorado Springs
Beautiful forest wedding portrait in Black Forest Colorado Springs
Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Reception Space Set up for Wedding
Sweetheart table decorated with spring lilies at a Black Forest Colorado Springs Wedding Reception
Chandeliers hang from ballroom ceiling at Black Forest Wedgewood Weddings
Table Centerpieces with Lilies
Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Reception Space Set up for Wedding
Wedding ring detail photo on blue hydrangea flowers
Blue Hydrangeas decorate a Colorado Springs Wedding During Spring
Cute couple seated at their Sweetheart Table at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Colorado Springs
Father of Groom speech at his son's Wedding Toasts at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Reception Ballroom in Colorado Springs
Wedding Toasts at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Reception Ballroom in Colorado Springs
Wedding Toasts at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Reception Ballroom in Colorado Springs
Mom gives gifts to kids at her wedding
Kids stand with parents during toasts on their wedding day in Colorado Springs
Stepdad dances with stepdaughter at wedding
First Dance at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Reception Hall
First Dance at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest with wide view of reception space
Bride and groom smile at camera during their first dance
Bride with her daughter showing off their rings
Sunset with patio lights couples portrait at Black Forest Wedgewood Weddings
White Wedding Cake with Special Cake Cutting Knife
Cake cutting at Black Forest Wedgewood Weddings Reception
Dancing photo from a Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Wedding Reception in Colorado Springs
Kids having fun at a Wedding Reception in Colorado
Blowing bubbles during Black Forest Colorado Springs Wedding Reception
Wedding guests pose for photo at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Reception Hall
Dancing photo from a Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Wedding Reception in Colorado Springs
Groom and his mom Dance on his wedding day
Dancing photo from a Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Wedding Reception in Colorado Springs
Dancing photo from a Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Wedding Reception in Colorado Springs
Bride and Groom have fun on the dance floor at their Black Forest Wedding in CO Springs
Little boy wearing glasses dances on a wedding dance floor
Dad with his young son on his wedding day at Black Forest Wedgewood Weddings
Bride poses for a candid photo with each of her daughters on her wedding day
Romantic photo of bride and groom dancing at Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Colorado Springs

Wedding Venue: Wedgewood Weddings Black Forest Colorado Springs, CO

Wedding Cake Baker: Icing on the Cake Colorado Springs, CO

Florist: Bella Studio Colorado Springs, CO

Officiant: DJ Smith

DJ: James Flowers Colorado Springs, CO

I’d love to be your wedding photographer! Be sure to check out the WEDDINGS page of my site and get in touch to tell me about your wedding plans!

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