Laura & Terrance’s wedding at the Inn at City Park

Sometimes you have to just roll with what the weather gods give you on your wedding day. That was the case for Laura and Terrance at their Fort Collins wedding in July. Their ceremony took place at St. Joseph’s Church, followed by photos of the bridal party at CSU. The couple took a stroll down memory lane to their favorite local pub and to the Armstrong Hotel, where they stayed the night. Guests got to take a special trolley down Mountain Avenue from the ceremony to the reception, which is a unique way to transport your guests! The weather was beautiful for most of the day but one thunderstorm cloud rolled over the reception venue, the Inn at City Park, just before their grand entrance and soaked the table settings. Everyone pitched in along with the staff to strip the linens to put them in the dryer and then re-set all the tables, all within an hour! Kudos to their planner Casey at Pink Diamond Events for keeping her cool. But this didn’t faze the guests or the couple, and things we nice and fresh for the rest of the night.

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St. Joseph's Church wedding ceremony photos
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Inn at City Park wedding reception photos
Inn at City Park wedding reception photos

Vendors: Inn at City Park, Greens Point Catering Services, Babette’s Feast Catering and Bakery, FLEXX Productions, Paul Wood Florist, The Boot Grill Fort Collins, Chris Thompson & Coral Creek Band, Pink Diamond Events

Royce & John’s Fort Collins Senior Center wedding

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Royce and John’s love story is about as remarkable as it gets. How fate brought them together is truly amazing. I will let Royce describe this in her own words:

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Grace & Scott’s McC Ranch wedding

Grace and Scott’s wedding took place at McC Ranch in Masonville, Colorado, nestled in the foothills near Fort Collins. It’s a scenic spot for wedding photos, with a view of the colorful hogback ridges that help make Colorado so beautiful. The day was perfect and warm with some welcome overcast during the ceremony. The whole event represented their personalities perfectly, including their shared love of beer and the laid-back feel of the day. It was also a mini-reunion for Grace and her fellow Peace Corps comrades from her time in Uganda. Those that couldn’t make the trip were represented by cut-out photos on a stick. The afternoon reception finished off with some lively dancing. Congrats, Grace and Scott!
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Jessica and Luis’ snowy wedding at the YMCA in Estes Park

It was a real pleasure to kick of this year’s wedding season with Jessica and Luis, who I had a great time photographing in Fort Collins for their engagement photos at Christmas. The sub-freezing temperatures then were good practice for their wedding day, which took place at the YMCA in Estes Park nestled in the mountains. After warmer temperatures and melted snow the week before it started snowing overnight and kept going throughout the day, dumping over a foot of snow! It made it a winter wonderland and the day more memorable for those that traveled from warmer climates to be there. The couple had their ceremony at Ponder Chapel followed by a lavender toss afterwards. Despite the heavy snow and cold we managed to get some amazing photos outside, and of course the guys had to have a snowball fight at some point. The wedding reception had lots of fun Mexican tradition and dancing in honor of Luis’ heritage, and an amazing candy buffet! Congrats, Jessica and Luis!

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Julia and David’s Fort Collins wedding at Tapestry House

Julie and David had an amazing wedding celebration at the Tapestry House in Fort Collins, on a late Fall day with perfect clear skies. Their happiness was fully apparent in the huge grins and laughter they had throughout the day. We took advantage of the beautiful fall colors and the ambience of the glowing lights at dusk around the Tapestry House to capture some beautiful photos in the limited time we had. The reception topped it off with some great moves on the dance floor. The happy couple enjoyed their honeymoon in Jamaica.
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Nakita & Sam’s rustic ranch wedding at Wyoming Hereford Ranch

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Nakita and Sam’s wedding day took place just outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming at the serene, farmyard setting of Wyoming Hereford Ranch. It was a casual afternoon wedding ceremony and reception which reflected the couple’s personality perfectly. The happy couple started their wedding photos with a First Look at the Hereford Ranch dairy barn and after the creekside ceremony had their reception in the loft of the horse barn. Afterwards we explored the ranch property for more photos with just the couple, and found some friendly horses to pet and had amazing light and scenery. Wyoming Hereford Ranch has been around since 1883 and I would highly recommend if you want a rustic country feel for your own wedding.

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Elisabeth & Adam’s Colorado National Golf Club wedding

Elisabeth and Adam’s wedding took place at Colorado National Golf Club overlooking the Rocky Mountains in the outskirts of Denver on a perfect autumn day. The couple had an emotional First Look which was a perfect way to start the photos before the wedding ceremony. We zipped around on golf carts to get to some nice lookouts. After the ceremony and family photos the bridal party goofed around with the couple and we got some fun shots.  The reception topped off an amazing day for an awesome couple! Colorado National Golf Club is a nice, intimate spot for a wedding

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Northern Colorado wedding photographer | Cindy + Chris

Sometimes it takes a disaster to make you realize what’s really important in life. In September Colorado suffered one of the worst flooding events in its recorded history that affected many lives and homes along the Front Range. Besides devastating communities and cutting off major roads, it also affected many couples that were planning on getting married in the mountains to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery. Chris and Cindy were one such couple. They had to make the tough decision to cancel their wedding in Estes Park and organize the whole wedding somewhere else in just one week. Fortunately friends and family were there to help and they found a venue in Wellington in Northern Colorado. Everything worked out in the end, and I was reminded when you get down to it, a wedding is really about sharing a couple’s love with those closest to them. The venue and other details are a bonus (of course, great wedding photography is a must though!). Cindy looked stunning in her blush wedding dress and Chris looked quite dapper in his National Guard ceremonial uniform. So congrats to Cindy and Chris for pulling off a great wedding!

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