Madeline and Nick choose to have a destination Colorado mountain wedding at Nick’s family’s mountain home in Tabernash near Winter Park on June 27, 2015. Madeline fell in love with the meadow near their home when it was covered with wild blue mountain lupine flowers and she picked her wedding dates more than a year […]
Monthly Archives: July 2015
Megan and Chad were married on the Vail Wedding Deck June 26, 2015, by Rabbi Baskin in a classic Jewish wedding ceremony, which included a chuppah with support posts made from Aspen trees, and beautiful flower arrangements from Vintage Magnolia. The couple met in the singles line of the Born Free Express Lift while skiing at Vail.
Kona, their dog, played a big part in the wedding ceremony. She was so well-behaved that she didn’t need to be on a leash at the hotel, in Vail Village, on the lift, or at the top of the mountain. Everyone at the Arrabelle where Megan prepared for the wedding, and also where the Ketubah signing took place, loved having Kona in residence.
After their mountaintop ceremony, the happy couple took a pedicab ride to the Donovan Pavilion for the reception. The dancing started after a wonderful dinner catered by The Gourmet Cowboy. First the couple danced, followed by dancing with parents, then came the Horah, a traditional Jewish wedding dance where two people seated in chairs, are hoisted into the air by the wedding guests. It began with Megan and Chad, followed by each set of parents and then grandparents. Later Megan performed a Polish bridal dance where she donned a head scarf and danced with almost everyone at the wedding – one at a time.
My good friend Bill Holland, joined me as guest photographer and contributed some great images.
Sarah Biggs with The Gourmet Cowboy helped them plan and pull off their wedding in great style.
Courtney Mirablie with Vail Resorts did a good job of getting everyone up and down the mountain including Kona without a single hitch.
Mindy McNitt with the Donovan Pavilion kept everything together during their reception.
Thank you Megan & Chad for allowing me to photograph your wedding, and please let me know if you ever need a dog sitter for Kona.
Malia and Bryson were married June 20, 2015, at Wynkoop Brewing Company in downtown Denver, Colorado.
It was planned to be an engagement party, but became a surprise wedding ceremony followed with a reception. A few family members and friends were in on the plan and it played out perfectly in jaw-dropping fashion.
Malia slipped off and put on a simple, little white dress about an hour into the party, while Bryson rolled out an aisle runner. They had a cute little boy and girl enter as flower children, before Malia and her father walked in confirming what the guests were beginning to figure out.
They had a fun ceremony and brew-tinged vows, that were highlighted by sipping a beer from the same glass. Malia and Bryson are both beer enthusiasts which is why they picked Wynkoop Brewing Co. for their wedding location.
For their wedding portraits, we crossed the street to Union Station which has been recently renovated into not only the transportation hub of Denver, but also a landmark with great bars, restaurants, a bookstore, a hotel and much more.
Bryson proposed to Malia last year while snowboarding, so we did their engagement photo session at one of their favorite mountains – Keystone.
Thank you both so much for choosing me to photograph both your engagement and surprise wedding!
A special thanks to Geri and Bill Holland for helping me document the day.
Laura and Jake were married at the Maroon Bells Amphitheater June 17, 2015 followed by a reception at Hallam Lake at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.
Destination weddings at the Maroon Bells near Aspen, Colorado, have a unique thing in common, crazy fun stuff that I couldn’t predict, just happens. It’s truly a special place and the people who decide to get married there are mountain loving adventurers.
Laura and Jake fell down laughing in the meadow below the amphitheater where their ceremony was held and almost fell in the water while wading in Maroon Lake. I actually fell down later while photographing Jake kissing the roasted pig, that was served for dinner, when the table collapsed.
Geri and I had a blast trying to keep up with these two at one of our favorite Colorado mountain wedding locations. I had been to Hallam Lake a few times over the years making pictures for the Glenwood Post and the Denver Post. It’s really cool and laid back place for a wedding reception including a fire pit for guests to sit around listening to music and dance.
Watching Laura and her father dance became a little picture story as her mother was recording a video using her iphone documenting their entire dance though teary eyes.
Thank you Laura & Jake for choosing me to photograph your wedding!
Congratulations, Kent & Geri