Jenny + Paige
Here's a pitch-perfect glimpse into what an urban Day-Of wedding is all about - the celebration of a radical love story with caring, supportive (and hilarious!) friends and family at a fabulous historic Denver venue. The Day-Of wedding tribe walked away from this one with two new best friends. One of the most heartfelt ceremonies of the year + a rockin' party = So. Much. Fun!
Jeremy + Dominic
Jeremy and Dominic were our engaged models for a style shoot at Hotel Born. They were getting married a month later, so the photo shoot was a great practice round! The couple exuded so much love, laughter and respect for each other, and it was a total blast playing dress up all day! From the amazing decor, to sharing some celebratory drinks to the stunning hotel, this day was perfect. Congrats you two!
Kristin + Peter
I got a whole year to plan this epic wedding, and in that time got really close to these two amazing people, and their families. This wedding started off breathtaking to begin with, with its remote location outside of Vail, and 200 of their closest friends traveling the country to celebrate. But mother nature amped it up as the winds whipped through and sideways rain poured down right before ceremony. But these two (and all 200 guests) said "hell yes!", to the conditions and sealed the deal in the pouring rain. The love was contagious that night, and I have yet to see a dance floor lit up like this one was!
Sam + Chris
This was one of the most relaxed weddings of the year. No stress to bring anyone down, and the day just radiated with a peaceful love and lightheartedness. The bride created the most stunning bouquets from home grown flowers, and dinner was under a crisp September sky. But as the night kicked off, the dance floor heated up, and the groom surprised his new bride with a sizzling lap dance, and dance offs blazed across the floor. What a way to kick off a marriage!
Christine + Scott
These Texans were a total blast to work with, and their photos speak volumes to this. It can be risky bringing your entire sea level family up to one of the highest peaks in Colorado, but their love of the mountains was palpable, and after some oxygen hits and wedding planner required sunscreen applications, we were all good to go! An intimate ceremony on one peak and a gondola ride to the Outback for dinner on a warm June evening made this an unforgettable experience. Plus this was the most epic cake smash in history!
Neal + David
Longtime partners deciding to tie the knot in the coolest urban winery in Denver? Count us in! From their show stopping ceremony entrance lip synching and dancing to "I love you I do" from Dreamgirls, to the non stop cocktail hour vibe, the evening was perfectly chic and relaxed at the same time. These two are deeply loved by their families and friends, and the energy of the day was memorable.
Chris + Jon
This was one of the most magical weddings I have ever been a part of. From the outside, what might have looked like everything going wrong (a freak snowstorm, the mariachi band arriving hours late, having to flip the ceremony into the reception in record time) were actually the things that made this wedding so special.
Moving the wedding to the reception hall kept everyone warm in what became blizzard-like conditions. And then we decided to open the barn doors right before Chris walked down the aisle - cue the communal gasp of awe at the reveal of the snow-covered mountains behind the stunning bride as she walked to her groom.
Jon's surprise mariachi band ended up arriving in perfect timing for an impromptu cocktail hour dance party. And the reception hall was dazzling in all its Game of Thrones glory: long wooden tables draped with garlands of greenery, floral chandeliers, a roaring fire... and over 500 mini French pastries for dessert - Oui, s'il te plait!
Emilie + Tom
Emilie and Tom are two of my favorite people, they are both so open and joyful and warm. When I heard the tragic news that Emilie's dad passed away suddenly a week before her wedding, I was heartbroken.
Emilie and Tom struggled with whether or not to continue with the wedding as planned, and then decided that the celebration of their marriage to each other would also be a celebration to honor his life.
What could have been a day heavy with sorrow turned into one of the most heartfelt weddings I have witnessed. The bride was so full of gratitude and love, and the groom so open and joyful. This wedding was the perfect mix of an urban warehouse location with flowers flowers everywhere! The color scheme of deep oxblood, sage green and gold accentuated the falling leaves of October, and the hearty meal that included polenta, roasted veggies and hearty greens fed everyone's souls. Emilie's dad had made sure that this night would be perfect.
Erica + Morgan
This wedding was the true definition of breathtaking. From the remote location outside Durango where the ceremony was held, to the group campground location we "glamped" up with market lights, tons of greenery and florals, and crisp white linens, every part of this day was picture perfect. It rained right up to the ceremony time, but when the clouds parted the air was clean and the sky was a radiant blue.
The majority of the guests camped at the reception location that night, so everyone was free to have as much fun as they wanted (and did they ever!). It was such a joy to be a part of this day.
Vanessa + Justin
These two were just a blast to work with - and their pictures show it! Vanessa and Justin rented out an entire resort for their weekend "summer camp" wedding just outside of Boulder. Nestled in a valley of pine trees near a majestic lake, this venue just radiated good energy: from the hot springs pools nestled along the lake, to the teepee where they got to hang out right after the ceremony, to the rustic-chic cabins where most of the 125 guests spent the night.
Maybe it was the fact that Chief Niwot used to take his tribe here to perform healing ceremonies, peppered in with the fact that these two were meant to be.
Spirits were high the whole day, but right before Justin got to see Vanessa he was as giddy as a kid on Christmas. I could barley get his boutonnière on him fast enough.
Even as mist settled over the lake, the mood was high and bright. Guests warmed up in the rustic lodge for dinner before heading outside for toasts around the most epic bonfire I have ever seen. And this was one of the best dance parties to date - so much fun!