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Wedding at the Highlands Ranch Mansion: Katie + Tyler

I basically grew up in Highlands Ranch so I probably passed by the Highlands Ranch Mansion more times than I can count over the years. After starting our business it was a location that I hoped one day we’d get to photograph.  Which meant we was really excited to learn that Katie & Tyler were getting married there. I’ve known Katie forever and just a few months back Michelle and I had the pleasure of photographing her brother and sister-in-laws wedding downtown (Brenden & Jess). Katie & Tyler had a little boy the end of last year and oh my gosh is he ADORABLE! While he was sleeping for most picture opportunities we did get a couple of Brent with Katie before the ceremony and a quick one of the three of them together before the night was over. It was a bit chilly for their wedding the first weekend in May but thankfully the snow finally made it’s grand exit the week before ushering in the start of spring and giving us some beautiful green grass for the ceremony outside (even captured some with the horses in the field behind them during the ceremony). We had such a great time working with Katie & Tyler! I love the pics we got of the two of them in between the trees lining the drive up to the mansion- gorgeous! Cydney from Stiletto Events did an amazing job as always with the wedding planning- so glad we’ll be working with her a lot this year! I had a hard time narrowing down which pictures to share but here’s some of our favorite images from the day!

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Wedding Planner: Cydney Johnson- Stiletto Events

Ceremony & Reception Site: Highlands Ranch Mansion

DJ: Ryan Smith- RAS Entertainment

Dress: David’s Bridal

Catering: Elements Catering

Cake: Catherine’s Cakes

Hair: Jessie Punt- Blue Mist Salon

Makeup: Heathyrre Kautz- Heathyrre Kautz Couture

Flowers: Cydney Johnson- Oakes Fields Florist

Robynn + Kyle: Littleton Colorado Wedding

I absolutely LOVE when we get to photograph at unique locations that you won’t find anyone else getting married at. Last weekend we had the pleasure of photographing Robynn & Kyle’s gorgeous wedding on the mother of the bride’s private property in the outskirts of Littleton. Between the location, the weather, and the beautiful couple we got so many amazing photos! I could probably write an entire post with just the details put into this wedding, almost all of which were handmade by either the bride or friends & family. And how cool are these cakes?! The wedding cake was designed to look like a tree etched with their initials and the grooms cake appropriately had a snowmobile atop the cake (how the happy couple met). We were so glad they trusted us to capture this day for them- it was one of the most fun weddings we’ve gotten to photograph. Robynn & Kyle seemed so relaxed throughout the day and since the wedding was on private property the time constraints weren’t as tight as you’d typically find at a wedding which allowed the events to unfold naturally in a way that made the day flow perfectly and never felt rushed. Robynn has two of the cutest little girls who acted as flower girls in the wedding. Her oldest daughter was hilarious- those are lemons she is making a funny face with! We even got a few shots of them with their dog and attempted a few with Robynn & her horse who was a little freaked out from all the commotion going on and got a little camera shy. The one photo that Robynn really wanted to get was with the guns and I was cracking up while taking these- not your typical wedding dress accessory?? We had such a great time with these two and are so grateful that Heather & Bill referred them to us. I could go on and on but I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

Ceremony & Reception Site: Private property in Littleton, CO

Flowers: Stems

Dress: Alfred Angelo

Cake: Frills Cake Shop

Catering: Carino’s Italian, Lakewood CO

Tent & Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals

Cydney + Kiel: Wedding at The Manor House

So this post is going to be a bit longer than usual. For one I’ve known Cydney since we were in elementary school and so I couldn’t have been more thrilled to capture this day for her and Kiel. Secondly, this was the last wedding of the year and we had the most beautiful fall day, a beautiful location, and a beautiful couple to photograph.  Lastly, well Cydney is a wedding planner so this wedding had so many gorgeous details that I had to share Cydney’s talents with future brides and can’t stress enough how much we recommend hiring Cydney! Cydney & Kiel were married last Saturday at The Manor House in Ken Caryl Ranch. The Manor House is one of my favorite locations to photograph for obvious reasons. It’s a beautiful location! We were so fortunate to have such awesome weather the day of the wedding. Besides a little wind (okay a LOT of wind) the weather was perfect for the end of October. Despite the wind the girl’s hair stayed in place all day- big props to Samantha Koch! Cydney & Kiel opted to see each other before the wedding for a “first look” session which provided us with the just the right amount of time to get plenty of pictures in the pre sunset warm light. We took so many amazing pictures it was almost impossible to narrow down which ones to post! And we had the coolest bridal party ever (and cutest groomsdog) which just added to more awesomeness! I could go on and on about all the details of their wedding but I’ll just let the pictures do the talking. We couldn’t be happier for Cydney & Kiel- thanks guys for trusting us to capture this wonderful day for you!

***ALL OF THE VENDORS BELOW ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED***

Wedding Planner: Cydney Johnson (Bride)- Stiletto Events

Ceremony & Reception Site: The Manor House

Flowers: Colleen Oakes- Oakes Fields

Dress: Jim Hjelm from d’Anelli Bridal

DJ/Music: Ryan Smith- RAS Entertainment

Cake & Dessert Bar: Kristie’s Cakes & Cookies

Catering: A Perfect Bite

Hair: Samantha Koch- LadyCharm Artistry

Makeup: Heathyrre Kautz- Heathyrre Kautz Couture

Custom Headpiece: Stephanie Fontaine- Clark & Diversey (Etsy)

Videographer: InBloom Pictures

Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse

Kristin + John: Inverness Wedding Photographer

Two weeks ago Michelle and I had the pleasure of photographing Kristin + John’s wedding at the Inverness Hotel here in the DTC. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day- not too hot or cold and a nice mix of a little sunshine with a few clouds. It was one of those days that helps you remember why living in Colorado is so awesome! Kristin and John chose to see each other before the ceremony for a first look session. We love doing these since it allows us more time with the couple and it seems like it always helps calm any nerves before walking down the aisle. I love the look on Kristin’s face right before John turned around to see her! Following the ceremony we took a few more photos of the two of them before they headed off to the reception and I LOVE the ones of them standing behind the tree! We had so much fun working with these two and are so happy they found us. We got some hilarious pictures during the reception when everybody starting to let loose. At one point I decided to utilize the video feature on my camera since a photo just couldn’t quite capture the moment. There always seems to be someone at a wedding that just captures your attention and this little guy was definitely it that evening- he was a riot to watch! Check him out on the video link below. We had a difficult time narrowing down which pictures to show from there wedding but here they are- enjoy!!

WEDDING RECEPTION DANCING VIDEO

Ceremony & Reception Site: Inverness Hotel Denver

Flowers: Sue Kimball- Kimball Floral (very highly recommend her work)

Dress: Jim Hjelm from d’Anelli Bridal

DJ: Marc McDonald- Complete Music & Video

Ceremony Music: Metropolitan String Quartet

Cake: Inverness Hotel (very yummy)

Catering: Inverness Hotel

Hair & Makeup: Ahhh Mobile Spa

Videographer: Lupher Arts

Traci + Jeff: Colorado Fall Wedding

The 2010 wedding season started off great and couldn’t have had a better ending! Traci & Jeff’s fall wedding was a perfect way to end our year. Although it was a bit windy, the weather was gorgeous for the middle of October. They held their ceremony at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Aurora. Michelle actually lived just up the street from the church when she was a kid so it was cool to get to photograph there all these years later. It is such a beautiful church and it’s so rare that you get that kind of beautiful light for photos inside a church! Following the ceremony we headed to the Courtyard in Cherry Creek where the views from the ballroom on the top floor are just amazing! We could even see the wildfires burning out near Chatfield that day. We had so much fun at this wedding- even got to dance to Michelle and I’s song during the reception- something we haven’t done in quite a while. Traci & Jeff are such genuine nice people and we were amazed at how kind their family & friends were as well. It’s people like them that make our job such a joy! Thank you guys for allowing us to photograph this important day in your lives. We also want to say a big thank you to Christina & Ryan, whose wedding we photographed back on 07/07/07, for sending Traci & Jeff our way- thanks guys!

Ceremony Site: Queen of Peace Catholic Church

Reception Site: Courtyard Denver Cherry Creek

DJ: Groom’s Best Man- He did an awesome job!

Cake: Child’s Pastry Shop– Very good cake:-)

Catering: Courtyard Denver Cherry Creek

Hair & Makeup: Michael of Carlyle– Alisha B.

Stacey + Tim: Wedding at the Hyatt Regency DTC

Fall is one of my favorite seasons to photograph- nothing can compare to the colors of this season. And it seems that other people must feel the same way since each year the fall seems to be more and more popular for weddings with this year being no exception. Our first wedding in October was held at the Hyatt Regency DTC with Stacey & Tim. Between the couple, the colors, the details, and the location their wedding is definitely up there on my list of all time favorites. We met Stacey & Tim through our friends Kristie & Matt– whose wedding we photographed last summer… or so we thought. Turns out we actually met Tim 2 years prior when he was a groomsmen for Erin & Donald’s wedding all the way back in July of 2007! A fact that neither Tim nor Michelle and I realized until their wedding day when we were pleasantly surprised by Erin & Donald’s attendance. Stacey & Tim have been such a pleasure to work with. While you may have seen pictures of a bride with her dog before, they are typically with the bride holding the end of a very long leash and the dog as far away from her dress as possible. Not Stacey:-)Her one request for her wedding day was to have a picture holding her dog Oscar.  Take one look at him and you’ll see why- he’s adorable (Note: no wedding dress was harmed in taking these photos). During the reception, Stacey & Tim’s DJ provided a spotlight for their toasts, first dance etc. If there is one thing you should do for your reception, this is it! I could have photographed with that light all night! This post could have gone on for miles but we finally narrowed down just a few of our favorites for now so enjoy!

Ceremony & Reception Site: Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center

Flowers: Bella Fiori (Highly Recommend this Company)****

Dress: The Bridal Collection- Pronovias

DJ: Celestial Event

Cake: Hyatt DTC

Catering: Hyatt DTC

Hair & Makeup: I’Capelli Salon (Kami & Terryl)

Robyn + Chuck: Hudson Gardens Wedding

Robyn & Chuck originally planned on having an intimate wedding ceremony while taking a cruise to Italy. However, through a little convincing from Chuck’s daughter, Christina, Robyn & Chuck decided that in addition to their cruise that they’d plan something “small” for family & friends to witness here in Colorado. Well, it didn’t exactly turn out to be a “small” event as all of Robyn’s family traveled in to take part in their celebration- it had been over 10 years since the last time they were all together. They held the wedding at Hudson Gardens here in Littleton. Having past by Hudson Gardens all these years I’ve always wanted to photograph there and we finally got the chance. They held the ceremony in the Rose Garden in honor of Robyn’s grandmother, Rose. It’s really a beautiful location! Following the ceremony we headed to Aurora to the Wheatlands Community Center for the reception. We had a great time getting to know Robyn & Chuck and their daughters, Christina & Jade. Thank you guys so much for allowing us to capture your big day. We wish you all the best- God Bless!

Ceremony Site: Hudson Gardens

Reception Site: Wheatlands Community Center

Flowers: Costco

Dress: d’Anelli Bridal

Cake: Safeway

Catering: Catering by George