kristin + gary | wedding {della terra mountain chateau}

On occasion Rick and I are contacted by couples to see if we offer an ‘engagement only packages.’ Although they love our photos these clients may not need a wedding photographer, but still want to have fantastic images that document their love and life together. Kristin and Gary were one of these couples. You might remember their gorgeous engagement session at The Snowy Mountain Lodge in Centennial, WY… We had so much fun with them during their engagement photo session. These two were laid back, funny and really a joy to be around. When you meet people who are in love like they are it inspires you, fills you with awe and makes for AMAZING PHOTOS! We were really bummed that these two weren’t in need of wedding photography, after all they were just planning a small elopement right? Well these two STILL planned a quaint and intimate elopement, BUT they loved their engagement photos so much they decided they also wanted their big day captured in the same fashion.

It was a honor to be there as they said their ‘I Do’s’ at The Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park, CO. We photograph at Della Terra often but this is the first time we have photographed an indoor ceremony there. What a beautiful space! Kristin and Gary kept is simple for their big day. We loved the way throughout the ceremony you could just see every emotion displayed right across their faces. Anticipation, excitement, love… After a beautiful ceremony we headed upstairs for one of the most touching toasts we have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Kristin’s father brought everyone to tears (including Rick and I) with his speech. What amazing love and adoration he possesses for his lovely daughter. Gary has some BIG shoes to fill. From what we know of Gary though he is an amazing guy and will have no trouble at all.

After this we headed to the Waterfront Grille at Lake Estes where these two enjoyed a wedding meal with friends and family. Kristin and Gary we are so happy that you changed your mind and decided to have a photographer there for your special day. So many amazing stories, emotions and images happened right in front of our lenses and we are so thrilled to have been able to capture them for you. We are so glad we got to work with you and to know you:)Looking for amazing things in your future!

We’d of course love to share a few of our favorite images as well as some details about the incredible vendors who helped to make their day even better:

ceremony: della terra mountain chateau, estes park co
reception: waterfront grille, estes park co
dress: mountain valley bridal, laramie wy
photography: ardent photography, laramie wy

 

 

Carolyn Herman - We loved the photos. You captured their day perfectly showing their love for each other and their wish to share this intimate event with their family. Thank you

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