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Jen and John were married at The Stanley Hotel July 30, 2011.

I’d never met Jen and John until moments before they had a private reveal in the gazebo several hours before their wedding. They wanted to have time to drive up into Rocky Mountain National as they are both huge hikers and back packers and in fact they named each table at their reception in The MacGregor Ballroom after different National Parks where they’ve hiked.

One of the defining sequences of moments of the day started with a tap on my shoulder while I was kneeling in photograph flower girl Mahayl, niece of the groom. The ushers were rolling out a runner. I moved over and they continued as Mahayl walked up tossing flower petals and stepped though the runner pull cord without missing a beat and then join her mother where she paused to wiped her brow as Jen and her father were coming down the front steps. She was cool, comfortable and calm just like Jen and John.

Jen’s father Rev. David Stewart performed the ceremony which included everyone singing several hymns. He did a great job of moving around so he could sing with the family and friends who were seated in front of the historic hotel, then turn around and speak directly to the couple. It really was a beautifully orchestrated and personal ceremony.

Cheers, Kent

Jen and John were married at The Stanley Hotel July 30, 2011.

I’d never met Jen and John until moments before they had a private reveal in the gazebo several hours before their wedding. They wanted to have time to drive up into Rocky Mountain National as they are both huge hikers and back packers and in fact they named each table at their reception in The MacGregor Ballroom after different National Parks where they’ve hiked.

One of the defining sequences of moments of the day started with a tap on my shoulder while I was kneeling in photograph flower girl Mahayl, niece of the groom. The ushers were rolling out a runner. I moved over and they continued as Mahayl walked up tossing flower petals and stepped though the runner pull cord without missing a beat and then join her mother where she paused to wiped her brow as Jen and her father were coming down the front steps. She was cool, comfortable and calm just like Jen and John.

Jen’s father Rev. David Stewart performed the ceremony which included everyone singing several hymns. He did a great job of moving around so he could sing with the family and friends who were seated in front of the historic hotel, then turn around and speak directly to the couple. It really was a beautifully orchestrated and personal ceremony.

Cheers, Kent

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Chris and Katie both grew up in Denver but met in LA where they both live now. They are getting married Sept 3, 2011 at Wild Basin Lodge in Estes Park. My friend Dave Russel will be photographing their wedding. For their engagement/lifestyle session they chose the Platte River area starting at REI.

Cheers, Kent

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Last Saturday I had the pleasure of documenting Andy and Rachel’s wedding held at Taharaa Mountain Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. They picked the perfect location of their destination mountain wedding.

The ceremony was held on a hillside area with about 70 family members and friends gathered around the wedding Pergola for their nuptials followed by a reception in the Great Hall and Deck at the lodge.

The theme for Andy and Rachel’s wedding was Mexico. Paying homage to Rachel heritage complete with a great Mexican dinner catered by A Spice of Life.

DJ, Jay Kacik, of Standing Room Only, kept the party on the dance floor all night before Andy and Rachel exited past guests blowing bubbles.

Cheers, Kent

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