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What a perfect wedding day for CJ and Josh! Preparations for CJ started in the Presidential Suite of the Denver Sheraton Downtown. Soon we headed off for the ceremony at Trinity Methodist Church, one of Denver’s most historic churches, as beautiful now as when it was built in 1888. A carriage ride afterwards through downtown led to pictures at the City-County building, and a spectacular reception at the Sheraton topped off the day. There were some very personal touches to the day. CJ’s gorgeous gown was designed and sewn by her Aunt Katie, and her stunning jewelry was created by her mom Linda. The amazing decor and florals in the Sheraton’s Grand Ballroom were done by Design Works and music was provided by the DJ Guy. The catering, the cake, the attention to detail and the service of the Denver Sheraton were all exceptional.

CJ and Josh
CJ and Josh
CJ and Josh
CJ and Josh
CJ and Josh
CJ and Josh
CJ and Josh
CJ and Josh
CJ and Josh
CJ and Josh

Traci and Larry’s relationship had a beer theme from the start. Their first official date was at the Wynkoop brewery in LoDo, and we shot part of their engagement pictures there. For the wedding in Vail, they had a microbrew growler centerpiece at every table, and a cake from Intricate Icings in the form of a beer dispenser, complete with a working tap! It was a fun day from start to finish as they rode the gondola to the top of the mountain, headed to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens for the ceremony, and finished off with a great reception at the Donovan Pavilion. Great catering was provided by Gourmet Cowboy from Minturn, A Music Plus handled the music, and Sapphire Celebrations coordinated the whole affair. It was definitely a day to remember, complete with a signature drink: Sacramint Stout!

Traci and Larry
Traci and Larry
Traci and Larry
Traci and Larry
Traci and Larry
Traci and Larry

Buster Poindexter’s Hot Hot Hot could have easily been the theme of Kara and Ryan’s day, with the temperature topping out around 105˚ and hardly a cloud in the sky. But when we suggested to the bridal party that they could skip the pictures on the golf course they said, “No! No! Don’t take that away from us!” and they didn’t let the weather slow them down a bit! Definitely one of the most enthusiastic and fun bridal parties ever! Beautiful outdoor wedding and reception following at Red Rocks Country Club. Kara’s gorgeous gown came from Amanda’s Bridal and makeup was provided by Tiffany McCray of Blush Artistry & Co.

Kara and Ryan
Kara and Ryan
Kara and Ryan
Kara and Ryan
Kara and Ryan
Kara and Ryan

It was a warm, beautiful day when Pamela and Jon gathered their friends and family at this fabulous venue just north of Aspen earlier this month. Rain came in the afternoon, pushing our family portraits inside, but it held off just long enough to hold the ceremony outside in the Viceroy Hotel‘s open air event space. Harrington Smith provided the amazing florals, and Cakes and Cuffs made the wonderful small wedding cake and the cupcakes. Pam’s beautiful, classic gown came from Anna Bé. Pam and Jon had a great plan to maximize their time with their guests: they slipped away for about an hour before the ceremony for an intimate dinner in their room, where they also signed their marriage license. When they arrived at the reception, all their attention was focused on their friends and family, and the outpouring of love and laughter was extraordinary. What a wonderful couple and a very special celebration!

Pam and Jon
Pam and Jon
Pam and Jon
Pam and Jon
Pam and Jon
Pam and Jon
Pam and Jon

The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is one of the most majestic churches in Denver. Add a gorgeous couple and a beautiful bridal party and you have a picture postcard wedding, which is just what Antonella and Joe’s ceremony was. Afterwards we had some fun at the Denver City and County Building and then headed over to the Denver Marriott West for a joyous and very Italian reception! Mulberries did a spectacular job with the floral arrangements; and the wedding cake from Das Meyer… well how can you go wrong with Das Meyer?

Antonella and Joe
Antonella and Joe
Antonella and Joe
Antonella and Joe
Antonella and Joe
Antonella and Joe

The skies opened up with a little liquid sunshine just as Patricia and Jim’s wedding got started at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, but it didn’t dampen spirits. Quite the contrary, and the outpouring of love from Jim and Patricia’s friends and family was just amazing. It was a Randy Rodriguez night, as the veteran entertainer got the festivities going, but this Texas crowd didn’t need any help knowing how to have a good time. Definitely a great celebration, and a beautiful cake from Sweet Daphne’s. Congratulations to you, Patricia and Jim!

Patricia and Jim
Patricia and Jim
Patricia and Jim
Patricia and Jim
Patricia and Jim

You might be taking a chance to schedule a winter wedding in Denver, but the skies were blue as the church bells rang for Ashley and Keoni last month. Keoni saw Ashley for the first time in her amazing gown in a private “reveal” in the Brown Palace Hotel, and after having some fun with the bridal party, they headed to the historic Trinity Methodist Church for a beautiful ceremony. A wonderful reception followed at the Brown Palace, with dinner in the Onyx ballroom and dancing in the Tabor. Music was provided by Elite DJ. What a night!

Ashley and Keoni
Ashley and Keoni
Ashley and Keoni
Ashley and Keoni
Ashley and Keoni
Ashley and Keoni
Ashley and Keoni

The Denver chapter of the International Special Events Society always puts on an over-the-top wedding showcase, and this year’s event was absolutely amazing! Wedding vendors teamed up to create fantasy tablescapes, complete with delicious hors d’oeuvres and gorgeous brides! This annual event is a blast to attend and even more fun to photograph. Check out the home page for ISES Denver and put some of these incredibly talented vendors on your list for your next event!

ISES Showcase
ISES Showcase
ISES Showcase
ISES Showcase
ISES Showcase
ISES Showcase
ISES Showcase
ISES Showcase
ISES Showcase
ISES Showcase
ISES Showcase
ISES Showcase
ISES Showcase

If there is a more spectacular island paradise than Kaua’i, we’ve not seen it. Lauren and Spencer’s ceremony and reception was in the lovely and private Hanalei Colony Resort on the west side of Hanalei Bay where the motto is, appropriately, “Unspoiled. Unplugged. Unforgettable.” But Betty and I stopped into the St. Regis in Princeville for a glass of wine at sunset the evening before and we fell in love! Consequently we shot most of Lauren’s portraits at the St. Regis before driving around the bay to their beautiful and intimate ceremony on the beach. Amazing scenery and wonderful celebration.

Lauren and Spencer
Lauren and Spencer
Lauren and Spencer
Lauren and Spencer
Lauren and Spencer
Lauren and Spencer
Lauren and Spencer

Ten Mile Station was the site of Jenny and Drew’s wedding, and what a day is was! From clouds to sunshine, a few drops of “liquid sunshine” and we’re sure we even saw a few flakes of snow during the ceremony! Breathtaking views, wonderful food and meticulous attention to detail by the catering staff made this wedding a day to remember. It was as much family reunion as wedding, and we learned that even we had friends and family in common, reminding us what a small world it really is. We love Jenny and Drew, and loved getting to know everyone at the wedding! The beautiful florals were done locally by Dina and Stacy Sanchez of Petal and Bean, and the amazing cake by Katy Schabert of Sugar Breck. Music was provided by Dave Nichols’ Ultimate Music Service. Jenny’s gorgeous gown came from Patsy’s Bridal Boutique in Dallas.

Jenny and Drew
Jenny and Drew
Jenny and Drew
Jenny and Drew
Jenny and Drew
Jenny and Drew
Jenny and Drew