There is a line that Rick uses when he talks about how God has absolutely blessed us by allowing us to be photographers… “We get to take pictures for a living, it’s not like we are out digging ditches.” This always makes me chuckle. We really do have it good. For every day spent in front of the computer going through the mundane business items on our to do list, I can name 2 other days spent photographing love in a picturesque location. We often spend our afternoons up in the mountains, deep in the heart of the city (see Kate & Nick’s esession) or at the homes of clients who trust us to capture stunning images of their lives. Of course SOME locations completely take our breath away and make us realize that we aren’t just LUCKY to get to shoot there, we are blessed…
Kate and Nick chose to have their wedding at the Coryell Ranch in Carbondale, CO. A gorgeous cabin, lush greenery, stunning ponds and rustic brides, this is a dream location and was the PERFECT backdrop for their special day. What started out as a day full of amazing sunshine soon turned rainy and stormy within a few short hours. This could have shaken many a bride and really put a damper on the entire day. What we LOVED about Kate and Nick however was that they chose to focus all of their attention on what they were there to do: pledge their unending love and commitment to one another. SO the day went on and they said their vows under umbrellas and danced the night away in a tented reception surrounded by the sound of falling rain.
Photographically, this wedding was such a treat! Vintage inspired it featured thoughtful use of burlap, an antique type writer guestbook, mis matched china settings and some really beautiful flowers in a lovely muted color pallet. The rain helped make the grass that much greener and brought out the rick dark brown in the rustic bridge and cabin. What starting out as a looming curse was turned into a blessing instead!
Kate & Nick, you guys are amazing. Choosing to focus on one another vs. allowing the weather to get you down is such a positive and exception viewpoint. We are so happy to have gotten to be there to capture your day!
Here are a few images loved, along with info on the thoughtful vendors Kate and Nick chose for their wedding day…
VENUE: Coryell Ranch
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ardent Photography
CATERING: Conundrum Catering
FLOWERS: Susan Burr
DJ: Arrow Productions