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Sarah and Eric were married in a non-traditional Jewish wedding ceremony at Arrowhead Golf Course near Denver Colorado in the fall of 2015. Photography by Kent Meireis Wedding Photography

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Katie and Rocky were married at Piney River Ranch near Vail, Colorado on September 19, 2015. You might remember these two and their three fur babies from their engagement session last spring. Weddings that include dogs or other animals such as horses, Lama’s, birds etc. seem to attract me! Then when you add on, camping […]

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Mary and Tim were married in the backyard of a home they rented in the Blue River neighborhood, south of Breckenridge, Colorado, near Hoosier Pass, September 12, 2015.

Wedding officiant, Julie Wright-Kile, performed the ceremony which included a hand-fasting element where the right hands of the bride and groom are tied together using cord, that Tim wove out of wool in an Irish pattern.

After the ceremony, Mary and Tim wanted a few mountain scenic pictures, so we drove to the top of Hoosier Pass at 11,542 feet, on the Continental Divide, with Mount Lincoln in the background.

We were back at the house in the woods before sunset, in time to do a series of family history pictures before dinner, with dancing, toasting, cake-cutting and a bouquet-and-garter belt toss from the balcony.

It’s always a pleasure to photograph destination weddings in the Rocky Mountains where everyone is relaxed and not in a hurry.

Having an intimate, mountain wedding kept the stress down and the fun factor high.

A special thanks to Mary and Tim for choosing me to document their wedding day.

Cheers, Kent

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Madison and Spencer were married July 18, 2015 at a private ranch in Old Snowmass, Colorado near Aspen.

As one of the top Aspen wedding photographers, it was my honor to document their wedding in a classic wedding photo-journalistic style capturing nature moments and a few artistic portraits.

The Roaring Fork Valley is home to many beautiful ranches that are perfect for outdoors sun drenched weddings such as Madison and Spencer’s ceremony which was followed by a tented reception in the same meadow where the reception was held.

From the time we arrived to photograph Madison getting ready at the Viceroy Snowmass to hanging out with the bridal party at the ranch house at Brush Creek where Madison and Spencer live and throughout their ceremony and reception were treated like personal friends of the bride and groom which makes for more personal wedding pictures!

Congratulations to Madison and Spencer, I’ll think of you every time I drive up Brush Creek going to Snowmass.

Thanks you both so much for choosing me to photograph your wedding day.

Cheers, Kent

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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.

Congratulations, Kent

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