Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Piney River Ranch Styled Shoot

Today's post is all about Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail with images courtesy of Elizabeth Cryan Photography. This story is part of a lot of people's childhood memories, so it's no surprise that it was finally turned into a theme for a styled shoot. And Piney River Ranch is a raw and wild place that fits perfectly for the story. I am so happy to share it with you, so if you enjoy it too, please share it with someone else who will get a kick out of seeing this as a wedding theme!

Vail, Colorado Wedding & Event Venue

Last week's post was a real wedding at this off-the-beaten-path event venue, so click here if you missed it. Summer is in full swing in the mountains, and that's when Piney can shine in all its glory. You see, if you're not familiar, this venue becomes inaccessible during the winter months. Please contact us to learn more about Piney and other possibilities for a destination wedding in the Vail and Beaver Creek area. And if small and intimate is more your style, we're helping a lot of couples elope to Breckenridge and Summit County for romantic getaways. We are the romance specialists for the Rocky Mountains, so please click here to let us know all about your ideas and how we can help you best. Thanks for reading!

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Each season we discover unique clients that enjoy expressing themselves through their wedding day. As wedding professionals we often dream of how we would describe ourselves in a unique way to show future clients that we can work with them to get outside the typical wedding box. We love taking something seemingly so ordinary and turning it into an extraordinary experience. This is where our idea for a Where the Wild Things Are photoshoot began.

We wanted to take a childhood story we all know and love and find a way to turn it into a love story. One you could center your wedding on, pulling out layers of details that make the touching words and details of the book carry throughout.

We wanted to incorporate many of these scenes from the book, as well as pull in lines from the story to tuck into each scene. From Max’s bedroom growing into the world all around him, to him sailing to some far off land to find his wild thing.

Max is made king and makes his wild thing his queen. Their entire day is spent in the wilderness, embracing the beautiful scenery around them. Layering in details of leathers and fur, hinting that the wild things are close by.

From the wild picked florals to the hair and bark and feather details in our cake. We cared the beautiful and playful details throughout this wedding. Ending our day of extraordinary adventure with a wild rumpus. And as Max and his bride awake to find they have returned home, they realized they were where someone loved them the most.

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Where The Wild Things Are: Styled Shoot at Piney River Ranch in Vail | Image: Elizabeth Cryan Photography

Photographer:  Elizabeth Cryan Photography//Dress Designer:D'Lola Couture//Cinema and Video: 4th Kind Entertainment//Invitation Designer: Anthologie Press//Jewelry: Ashley Schenkein Jewelry Design//Floral Designer: Bella Calla//Apparel:Brackish Bowties //Model:Garrett Kidd//Cake Designer: Kelley Kakes//Event Planner: MAG Events//Model:Olivia Ritchie//Veils and headpieces: Opam inc//: Patina Preferred: A Vintage Rental Boutique//Reception Venue: Piney River Ranch LLC//Makeup Artist: The Parlour Fort Collins//

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Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Wooded Hillside and Lake Setting in California

The first same-sex wedding is from the nuptials of Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California, with images courtesy of Miki Vargas Photography. The setting was the largest natural lake in Mendocino County, in the wooded hillsides of California. Perhaps these two will choose the Breckenridge and Summit County area for a future vow renewal. 

Love is love

I accepted this wedding as a submission more for the fun theme of the "Roaring 20's" than the same-sex factor. We helped a celebrity plan a wedding at the Keystone Resort that had a 50's theme and we even did milkshake flower arrangements! Other fun themes we've seen over the years include the couple's ethnicities and even sports and athletic endeavors. One wedding we decorated was for a librarian who included stacks of books as part of her table centerpieces and decor. Please contact us to learn more about creating a fun mountainside gathering that helps share your love.

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

ALBUM STORY

Venue: Leonard Lake Reserve

Location: Redwood Valley, CA

When we arrived at the property we could not believe our eyes. Leonard Lake is the largest natural lake in Mendocino County, and sits in the heart of rare old growth fir and redwood groves; truly a magical place.

Nina & Katie had a Roaring 20s themed wedding which was inspired in part by Katie's grandmothers wedding of the same era. The decor, details, and attire made for countless amazing photo ops and a cohesive celebration amongst such beautifully aged trees. It was almost as if we had actually taken a step back in time and witnessed a fairy tale love story.

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

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Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

Nina + Katie: Roaring 20's Themed Wedding in California | Image: Miki Vargas Photography

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Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography There are many reasons to have an "after session" or bridal portrait session post-wedding, including wanting more time for family and friends instead of posing for pics, or it could be simply that you weren't entirely pleased with the ones captured, as the case with the couple in today's blog, Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado, with images courtesy of Folly Photography. You can't go back and get pics from the day, but you can always schedule another photo session with a photographer like couple did, or do it for your anniversary sometime.

Please contact us to learn more about setting up an after session, anniversary session, or a super secret proposal that needs to be caught on film. We're all about making dreams come true, and if that means staging photos with dramatic mountain backdrops, well, we can do that.

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

When my friend Amber mentioned to me (her photographer friend obsessed with weddings) that she had always been very disappointed in her original wedding photos I immediately suggested that we have a much belated post-wedding bridal portrait session. A lot of couples don’t understand the importance of choosing a high quality wedding photographer for their special day and you would be shocked how often I hear this lament! BUT, with age comes wisdom, and now that my clients know the value of quality photography the good news is that it’s never too late to have beautiful wedding photos, even if they’re not on the actual date.

Josh is active duty Navy and their family, including their three year old son, Zach, was preparing to quickly sell their home and move away from Colorado on military orders. They fell in love with the state while being stationed there so we made sure to incorporate a mountainous backdrop for some of their shots as a keepsake.

Amber just happened to also have a connection to a fabulously talented Denver dress designer, Maggie of Marie Margot Bridal Couture. With Maggie’s expert recommendations we settled on an exciting roaring 20’s Navy theme for Amber and Josh’s bridal shoot. With the styling set we brought on Denver hair and makeup artist Brittany of Alchemy Artistry and Blooms on Buckley for some fabulous flowers. You can see for yourself that the results were pure magic!

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Amber + Josh: Navy Wedding After Session in Colorado | Image: Folly Photography

Photographer:  Folly Photography//Makeup Artist: Alchemy Artistry//Other Location:Main Street Littleton//

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Amy + Aaron at the Stillroven Farm: Berthoud Colorado

As we post all of the fun Colorado weddings, we think how much of Colorado is farm country. That true ranch feeling of old west Colorado comes through in today's post about Amy + Aaron's wedding at the Stillroven Farm in Berthoud Colorado. As much as we love our mountains, I have to admit that this farm wedding looks pretty spectacular. A nice quiet day with all your best friends and family. That's what it's all about. If you're looking for an out of the way place for your wedding, then please contact us to learn more about how we can help you create an all-inclusive package of professional services and vendors that service the mountains, farms and ranches of Colorado. We specialize in destination wedding packages for Breckenridge and the mountain towns of Summit County, Colorado, but are quickly learning about other nooks and crannies around the state. Please check back for more fun blogs about these venues, real weddings and other local recommendations. Thanks!

Amy + Aaron at the Stillroven Farm: Berthoud Colorado | Images courtesy of Stark Bellamy Photography

ALBUM STORY

This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

ALBUM STORY This was a beautiful DIY Wedding! Amy and Aaron knocked it out of the park with the location and the decorations. I think the bride said it best though: "Nearly every element that went into our wedding had some personal connection or was crafted by us or our family. My husband and I are big on family and paying tribute to our ancestors. So many elements of the wedding reflected that. The vintage wooden crates that held our party favors was used on a farm my ancestors homesteaded when they came over on a boat from Germany in the late 1800s. The table we used during the reception belonged to my great grandmother. The linens on our wedding table were my grandmother's. The vintage suitcase we used for the cards was one my mom carried with her the first time she came to Colorado. We got engaged on my father's birthday and married on my grandmother's birthday. The list of significant personal meaning is long, and when we could, we tried to use things that tied to our family history rather than buying things new. Even though our guests might not have known the significance of everything, it made it feel like our ancestors were there with us on our wedding day and it was really special, because we knew." As for us, we are a two photographer team. Both of us started our careers in newspapers and still have a toe in that world. Now we cover weddings like a photo essay. We like to tell the story of the day from beginning to end.

Photographer:  Stark Bellamy Photography//Dress Store:David's Bridal//Jewelry: Shane Co.//Event Venue:Stillroven Farm//

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