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Estes Park, Colorado Wedding Photography
Today's photos are of Natalie + Chris: Colorado Wedding at the Black Canyon Inn, with images courtesy of Mollie Tobias Photography. We are working on adding a select group of mountain towns outside of Summit County and the Vail Valley, as they too need help exposing all the options available. I recently became aware of a network of vendors in the Roaring Fork Valley / Glenwood Springs area that focus on weddings near the Colorado River. Send us a message if you need assistance in that area. We love connecting qualified venues and vendors with couples needing help.
Rocky Mountain Wedding Venues
Brides and grooms from the front range looking to find a location in Estes Park might consider this location. There are a few others in the area, but most mountain venues book up quickly. If you need help finding an all-inclusive package for your wedding, elopement or vow renewal, please contact us to learn more. Thanks!
When they first met Chris lived in North Carolina and Natalie had lived in Texas her whole life.
When Chris moved to Virginia, Natalie moved to Virginia as well so that they could get engaged and be married – and eventually Chris did get around to popping the question.
While they were planning the wedding they realized that they had friends and family in Texas, North Carolina, Virginia, and Alaska. So they did the only reasonable thing and got married in Colorado.
I, for one, am glad that they did. The Black Canyon Inn and Twin Owls Steakhouse was the perfect backdrop for their Fall destination wedding. Natalie put a lot of time and effort into the details of her wedding - from the mini chapsticks for guests who weren't accustomed to the dry mountain air to coffee, tea, and hot cocoa favors. Her creativity was rounded out by a great team of vendors who gave her exactly the wedding she had dreamed of.
Photographer: Mollie Tobias Photography//Dress Designer:Allure Bridal//Shoes:Audrey Brooke//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Hugo Boss//Ring Designer:Jared Galleria of Jewelry//Invitation Designer:Minted//Dress Store: Terry Costa//Officiant:Toby Austin//Caterer: Twin Owls Steakhouse at the Black Canyon Inn//Floral Designer: Bella Lu Floral//Ceremony Location: Black Canyon Inn//Cake Designer: Colorado Rose Cake Company//Hair Stylist: Hayley Styles//DJ: Party Pro DJ's//Event Planner: Rachel Austin Events//Reception Venue: Twin Owls Steakhouse at the Black Canyon Inn//
Colorado Mountain Wedding
A couple that currently live on the East Coast, yet met in Colorado, returned to exchange vows in today's post, Kelly + Mike: Della Terra Chateau Wedding in Estes Park, Colorado with images courtesy of Callie Riesling Photography. And, as you can see from the umbrellas in this set of photos, the infamous afternoon showers passed through. The guests were prepared for the light rain with umbrellas and the ceremony continued.
Della Terra Chateau, Estes Park Event Venue
The bride and groom probably chose this venue for its outdoor ceremony space, and I applaud any couple that dares to add the adventure element to the big day. Some spaces have back up options for stormy weather, while others don't have any other options. Take wool blankets, umbrellas and even having a few heat packs handy to keep hands warm can go a long way for the comfort of your guests. Ceremonies tend to be short these days, and unless it's an outright downpour, you should be ok waiting out a passing sprinkle. Or just go for it, like this couple did.
If you need help and are considering a destination gathering in Colorado, we'd love to help. We specialize in creating custom packages that can match you with the right group of vendors. Not everyone needs or wants a full-fledged planner, so we can help you decide if you need to invest in someone that can give you serious attention while being versed in the ways of the mountains. Please contact us to learn more, and thanks for reading.
Mike and Kelly were married at the Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park, CO. Mike and Kelly both attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO and became pilots. They decided to come back to Colorado for their wedding although they are both stationed on the East Coast! Mike and Kelly were engaged in an airplane so they wanted to put a little aviation flare into the wedding, without letting it take over! Since they are both stationed on the East Coast, they had to plan from afar so we got a lot of ideas from pinterest and Etsy. They used a lot of to burlap, lace, leather, and antiquing to keep it soft and romantic against the aviation details.
Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Just to the north of and slightly east of Summit County is the location for today's real wedding images, Amanda + Justin: Estes Park Wedding at the Black Canyon Inn, Colorado, with images courtesy of James Moro Photography. This majestic mountain setting is perfect for a destination wedding, or make it a day, or longer if you can. Adventure seekers should Trail Ridge Road as part of the wedding week activities wishlist, as Colorado.com suggests taking " ...a drive on Trail Ridge Road, the highest paved through-road in North America."
Ask us how we can help you book James Moro for your elopement, wedding or vow renewal for a wedding in Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Summit County, the Vail Valley or any of the outdoor mountain towns nearby. He's an avid mountain guy, and will be up for most outdoor adventures you want a professional photographer to be on hand to document the moment. Please contact us to learn more and be sure to check out our vendor directory, where you'll find James Moro Photography.
Justin & Amanda’s mountain wedding at the Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, Colorado was all about being close to the ones you love. Surrounded by an intimate group of close family and friends, this Nebraska couple exchanged their vows against the breath-taking backdrop of Rocky Mountain National Park. Spend a brief period of time with Justin & Amanda, and you’ll quickly realize the value they place on friends and family. Even though I was an outsider, so to speak, they made sure to make a place for me at their table; I was blown away by their hospitality, and how warmly their family opened up to me during their dinner at the Twin Owls Steakhouse.
The couple fell in love with the rocky mountains several years ago, after a memorable trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. They immediately knew this was the place they wanted to get married; however, during their initial wedding planning a few years ago, Justin fell ill with cancer, and the wedding had to take a back seat to his battle with cancer. Justin pulled through after several hard-fought rounds of treatment, and is now completely cancer-free. Life had thrown this high school sweetheart couple a serious curveball, and yet they triumphed in turning it all around and having the wedding of their dreams in the rocky mountains–even the forest creatures came out for the celebration, as if to say, “Nature’s got your back!”
Dress - Allure Bridal Style 9018 (in ivory), purchased at Bridal Traditions in Omaha NE
Earrings - Purchased at Bridal Traditions in Omaha NE
Shoes - Yellow silk and beaded khussa flats
Tux - BLACK by Vera Wang two-button notch lapel (in charcoal gray)
Happy 2015 to all our readers, and to all of you who were engaged over the winter holidays! Ski season is in full swing in Breckenridge, the snow sculptures will be up later this month, but don't expect to see the Ice Castle when you visit, as it's not in Colorado at all this year. Please visit our venues page to learn about all the options available in our area, and if you don't see one on there that should be, please let us know. We have a simple contact form at the top right of the sidebar of this blog.
When the floods hit Estes Park, this couple had to relocate their wedding, but they returned to capture the images I'm sharing in today's post, "Katelyn + Graham at Estes Park, Colorado," courtesy of Lucky Malone. We've even heard of weddings being misplaced due to legalities arising from commercial operations and county compliance at Dry Gulch Town, so whatever the reason, whatever the season, please contact us to learn more about
Katelyn and Graham where one of the many couples whose weddings was disrupted by the devastating flooding last September. Their dream mountain wedding at Katelyn’s family cabin in Estes Park got moved to Boulder at the very last minute. To capture some of their dream, we were able to do a make-up photo session at the cabin in October. The golden fall grass and purple rocky mountains were a perfect backdrop for this shoot.
Rocky Mountain National Park is a dream destination location for brides looking for a spectacular mountain wedding on any scale. Jen + Cody wanted to just have a few close family at their intimate elopement just inside the park, right outside Estes Park, Colorado. Colorado Springs photographers Chris and Melodie shared with us this love-filled elopement. Check out Chris and Melodie Photographers take on their day here.
Please contact us to learn more about how to plan an elopement that is unique to you and your fiance. Each one is different from the next, and you just might see some of your pics on the blog that you're looking at right now!
A couple of years ago, I visited the park for the first time. The first place we stopped at was the Alluvial Falls below, and right away I was enraptured by this place. It's easy to see the beauty and naturalness this place has to offer anyone wanting a outdoor wedding.
Jen and Cody wrote their own vows and married each other with the witness of their closest family members.
Beautiful elopement Jen and Cody, congratulations! Thank you for sharing Chris and Melodie.