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Spruce Mountain Ranch WeddingAlison and Bryce’s Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding, June 18, 2017.

Denver Post staff photographer Helen Richardson referred Alison and her father, Denver Post Sports Editor, Scott Monserud, to me because Alison really values photo journalistic storytelling. Both Helen and Scott are cancer survivors.

Scott was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer, two years ago. He’s in remission and has been hiking, camping and running, including running the BolderBoulder 10K Memorial Day Classic with Alison this past May.

The wedding day just so happened to be on Father’s Day and Scott rocked it.

Another twist to their Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding was that Bryce is deaf, reads lips and uses American Sign Language to communicate. His best friend, Albert, who is also deaf, surprised Bryce by arriving while he was getting ready. He didn’t think Albert was going to make it for the wedding. Not only was he the Best Man but he and another friend were sign language translators during the ceremony.

Bryce is from India and had a group of relatives who traveled halfway around the world to attend the wedding. It was more of a traditional American wedding, except for the Indian buffet.

Congratulations to Alison and Bryce, thank you both for trusting me to document your wedding.

Kent Meireis

The Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding was planned and coordinated by Events by Erin.

Floral designs by Sarah Rovner of Calla Blue Florals.

Biscuits and Berries catered the event, including the Indian buffet and a taco bar.

Anna’s Custom Pews provided seating for the ceremony.

Videography by Henry and Lisa Mares, Mares Video Productions.

DJ Rob Gillen, Function Pro DJ & Event Services.

The Original Shutter Bus Vintage Photo Booth.

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Scott and Alison practice a dance move in Ruby’s Cottage where she was getting dressed.

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Bryce cools off with a wet towel in Cigar Room where he was getting dressed.

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Alison and Bryce recess from their wedding ceremony at Grace’s Chapel.

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Alison and Bryce are introduced into their reception in Albert’s Lodge.

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Alison and Albert’s first dance in the courtyard of Albert’s Lodge.

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  • Scott - August 30, 2017 - 12:46 AM

    Kent, thanks for doing such a wonderful job!!

  • kent - August 30, 2017 - 9:26 AM

    Thank you for you kind words Scott! It’s hard to beat having a front row sit to a heartfelt wedding such as this.

Denver Cherry Hills Country Club WeddingJulia and Bob were married in a classic Denver Cherry Hills Country Club wedding, June 10, 2017.

Attending Julia and Bob’s rehearsal the evening before paid dividends. It was a pleasure to meet all the family members, the bridal party, the wedding planner, the catering manager and the officiate, Joe Coyle, a family friend from Paris, France.

Joe told me about his wedding pictures from the 1960’s in New York City, where he was a magazine editor, and that the pictures were shot in black-and-white in a candid style. Whenever I can attend a rehearsal and gain the trust of the main characters, it gives me more confidence going into the wedding and good things tend to happen.

Julia’s note to me after she saw her wedding pictures made my day.

“Kent, I just want you to know I absolutely love the photos. You captured exactly what we wanted for the day – much more of the emotion and subtler moments of the day. We knew we picked you for a reason – and the reason was perfectly reflected in the photos you delivered. Plus – you were so great to work with. Thank you for being a part of one of the most important days of our lives. We could not be happier with the outcome.”

Thank you to Julia, Bob, and Julia’s mother, Susan, for choosing me to photograph the special day.

Special thanks to the crew who helped with this Denver Cherry Hills Country Club Wedding.

Photojournalist Lance Murphy covered my back as a second photographer or as I like to put it, as a guest photographer.

Kate Dalton with Bello & Blue worked more than double-time as the wedding coordinator, designer and florist.

Elite DJ, Jason, worked both the ceremony and the reception and was a pleasure.

Sarah Smith catering manager at Cherry Hills Country Club provided exemplary service including synchronized dinner service.

 

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Breckenridge Peak 7 Patio WeddingBreckenridge Peak 7 Patio Wedding of Alicia and Mathew at the Grand Lodge.

Their Colorado destination mountain wedding ceremony was held on the patio outside the Sevens restaurant at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 in Breckenridge, Colorado, September 9, 2016. The cocktail party and reception followed in the Sevens restaurant.

Both Alicia and Matt are currently serving in the United States Army. They chose not to wear their military uniforms, however, they cut the wedding cake using an Army saber. Alicia really wanted to have their 6-year-old English Shepard, Jaxson, serve as ring bearer, but it became a little too complicated. A painting of Jaxson greeted guests entering the reception.

It was a pleasure working with Kaitlyn Maddox, Lead Designer/Coordinator at Sarah Viera Event Planning & Design from Colorado Springs where Alicia grew up.

Thank you Alicia and Matt for choosing me to document your wedding day.

Cheers, Kent

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DevilThe Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding of Jessie and Chris September 9, 2016.

Jessie and Chris were married at a classic Colorado destination mountain wedding venue, Devil’s Thumb Ranch near Winter Park Colorado. Their reception was held in the Broad Axe Barn at the ranch.

Both Jessie and Chris are detail oriented caution planner types. They choose personal friends to be their day of the wedding coordinator, Lindsay; Rob a singer/song writer/guitar player who performed for both their ceremony and their reception; and James officiated the ceremony.

Mike with Ignight Entertainment pulled out all the stops with great sound and some fun lighting. (See the last two pictures)

A special thank you to Jessie and Chris for choosing me to photograph their wedding.

Cheers, Kent

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