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There are so many reasons why I love weddings. The dreamy gowns. The fantastic venues. The music and dancing late into the night.
But more than anything, I love how weddings make you stop. It’s like life comes to a pause, and you realize how powerful love is. Within the chaos of the busy days and the stress of life, the little moments within a wedding day come and give us a breath of fresh air. They remind us to slow down, and look around at those you have in your life. They remind us that life is good!

Emily and Marty’s wedding day was full of these moments. All day, I kept thinking to myself, “These two…they have it figured out.” You could see them just soaking in the day and lavishing in every moment as it came. They’d take these little breaks throughout the day, and peer out onto their guests. They would make eye contact with each other and exchange sweet grins. They knew how great the day was!

Enjoy some of my favorites from Emily & Marty’s Highlands Ranch Mansion Wedding.

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These two exchanged notes in the morning – such a sweet idea.

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First look!

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Love these dresses together!

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The flower girl carried a balloon down the aisle ahead of Emily. I wish I would have had this idea when I got married!

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Favorite.

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Their reception decor….It’s ok if you need to pick your jaw up off the floor when you see it. I needed to.

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I was drooling over their head table!! Gah, it was amazing! 

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And the band was fantastic!

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Grandma Lucy stole my heart! 99 years old and she gave a toast and danced the night away!

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At the end of the night, we took the balloon from the ceremony and let it go as Emily and Marty made a wish together. It was the most fantastic thing ever.

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Congratulations, Em & Marty!! I hope you keep finding the little moments in life to soak up the love and joy that surrounds you!

Please leave a comment for the couple below! 25 comments gets them a free 11×14 of their favorite print!

Emily & Marty’s vendors included:

Venue: Highlands Ranch Mansion Wedding
Flowers: Amy of Flower House
Dress: Anna Be’ Denver
Hair/Makeup: Kim J Beauty
Planner: The fanstastic Julie Gambrell of Classic Creations
Band: Rockslide
Catering: Relish Catering

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  • Lucy - These pictures are a reliving memory of my beautiful granddaughter Emily’s wedding to her handsome Marty. God bless you! Grams Lucy

Joy and Josh believe that at the heart of everything, there is community.
They have both spent years pouring their souls into the communities around them. Volunteering. Educating. Serving. And while they have selflessly helped countless others, they have in turn built their own community. The depth of those that love Joy and Josh is simply astounding, and is something that they take immense amounts of pride in.

At Joy and Josh’s wedding, their community came together to celebrate with smiles and laughter pouring in. The two even had a handful of their closest friends perform the ceremony. Rather than one officiant, friends from different parts of their lives took turns speaking on the values of love, friendship, and – you guessed it – community. Their ceremony was unlike anything I have ever seen..in the most incredible way.

Enjoy some of my favorites from Joy and Josh’s Lionsgate wedding!

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Joy and Josh’s first look – complete with bridesmaids watching from afar!

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Skype and Bear – honorary bridal party members., and two of the cutest dogs around 😉

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Best groom pose ever? I think so.

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Joy had a locket from her late father attached to her bouquet. So, so sweet.

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Simple and elegant with just the right amount of color.

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Spending a few minutes together before the ceremony started.

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Each one of Josh and Joy’s “officiants” brought a new feel to the ceremony. Some serious, and some more relaxed, they showed all the sides of the couple’s relationship.

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Favorite. Hands down.

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Her cute little smile…

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A break from the reception during sunset gave us the most beautiful, sun-soaked images.

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Joy and Josh – I cannot congratulate you enough. Not only on your Lionsgate wedding, but on the influence you have had on so many people, and that I know you will continue to have. You two are gems!

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Joy & Josh’s fantastic vendors include:

Venue: Lionsgate Event Center
Hair and Make Up: Elegance by Design
Catering: Green Points
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Life is full of stories. The best stories and the stories that you wish never had to happen. It’s always a surprise. As I sit here today and think about the past 5 years, so much has happened that I couldn’t have even dreamt. And that’s how life goes, isn’t it? The surprises, the twists, the turns. They don’t stop. Because it’s the stories in life that keep things interesting. The stories are what keep tomorrow exciting and keeps yesterday worth remembering.

But even more important, is who you experience those stories with. When you find that person – that one who you want to be by your side through all life throws at you – you hang on tight. And no matter what story is next, good or bad, you never let them go. Because in the end – life is unpredictable, but love is a constant.

Lauren & Chris – I hope you continue to live your stories with the laughter and joy that has brought you this far!

Enjoy some of my favorites from their Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding! (And leave a comment at the bottom to help them get their free 11×14 print!)

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Lauren’s bridesmaid dresses were unreal. They each had their own character, but coordinated so great together.

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I absolutely loooooove this look!!

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The guys don’t look too shabby either 😉

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Lauren and Chris wanted to save their first look for their ceremony, so they opted for a prayer together around a corner. Lauren’s bridesmaid said a prayer over them as they clinched hands.

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And that look on Chris’s face…says it all.

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After the ceremony was the perfect time for some sunset photos at Spruce Mountain Ranch. And seriously, I loooove these dresses!

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That sunsoaked light.
Favorite.

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My second photographer’s shot on the left, and my shot on the right.

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I adore how these two used eucalyptis leaves to decorate. So simple and elegant.

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And a Polaroid guest book!

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One of the best parts of a Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding? Dancing outside under the stars.

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To the Groomsman in the middle – I’m sorry. I couldn’t help but post this. Your dancing skills, they’re fantastic 😉

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Chris & Lauren – I can’t even begin to tell you how thankful I am to have been a part of yoru day, and even more to have gotten to know you both! You are the best!!!

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Lauren & Chris’s fabulous vendors include:

Venue: Spruce Mountain Ranch wedding
Wedding Planner: Erin Hehn
Caterer: Michelle Talarico: Buffalo Gals
Dress Store: Danielle’s Bridal
Tailor: Donna Beth Creations
Florist: Karol Peat with Willows N Weeds
Rental Company: Event Rents
Hairstylist/Makeup Artist: Natalie Robida
Transportation: Lux Limo LLC

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  • Susan - These are epic! Lauren, you are the most beautiful woman… the shots of you and Chris in the field with the sun behind you are amazing. This day was perfect!!

  • Ellen - Kate! These photos turned out to be absolutely beautiful! So happy you were able to shoot the special day.

In my mind, the key to marriage is simple.
Above all else, be best friends.

I know, I know. I’m 30. I’ve been married for a whopping five years. What do I know about marriage advice? But hear me out here…

Think about any couple you know that’s been happily married for 5, 10, 25, heck even 50 years. I can almost guarantee, the couple you’re thinking of – whoever they are – they’re best friends. It’s the core, the base, the foundation. Because to love each other, you have to like each other.

Krista and Max are absolutely best friends. The best of friends. The best friends that split the last piece of gum in the pack. The best friends that have countless inside jokes. The best friends that are each great by themselves, but just so much better when they are together. They have that base. And they have the love that follows. The kind of love that’s almost too good to be true.

Enjoy some of my favorites from Krista and Max’s Granby Ranch wedding below, and leave them a comment to help them get a free 11×14 print of their favorite image.

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Krista’s dress was insanely beautiful. That mix romance and elegance that you dream of.

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Krista & Max’s first look, with Krista’s dad watching from a far.

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I don’t get jumping shots too often, but this? This is too fantastic not to share.

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Krista…you are so beautiful. SO beautiful.

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I love how soft and romantic these are. The Aspen grove we found was a dream.

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The ceremony was high on the mountain, with the most incredible Colorado view.

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Stunning florals and decor by the ever-talented Nature’s Grace Design.

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The sunset was glowing with the most perfect evening light.

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The reception was a blast complete with live music from Missed The Boat!

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The best way to end their Granby Ranch wedding? Romance under the lights!

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Favorite. Best for last, right?

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Congratulations, Krista & Max. I hope your marriage brings you nothing but love, and years of being best friends.
Comment below to help the couple get a free 11×14 of their favorite image! 25 comments is all they need! 

Krista & Max’s vendors include:

Venue – Granby Ranch Wedding
Flowers – Nature’s Grace Design
Dress Designer – Watters
Dress Boutique – Anna Be’
Alterations – Donna Beth Creations
Bridesmaids Dresses – J. Crew
Suits – Men’s Warehouse
Hair/Makeup – The Salon at Winter Park
Wedding Coordinator – Jessica Green at JGreen Weddings
Band/Music – Missed the Boat
Cake – Rachel-The Cake Lady

 

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  • Andrew Davidson - Beautiful photos. Sorry we couldn’t be there! We wish you both the best.

  • Max Colehower - These are fantastic!! So happy with all of the pictures. Katie! Thank you so much for your time and patience with us. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer!

  • Kyle - Those are so great!! What a beautiful location, and I love the color pallet for the outfits with the locations. Really gorgeous shots, and I’m so happy for you too! Congratulation.

  • Doug Peterson - Great shots! Congratulations!

  • Laurel - The most beautiful couple through and through! And the most beautiful pictures to go along with them!

  • Krista - Yay! I just love these so much!!!
    Does my comment count as 1 of 25 😉 LOL
    Thank you, Katie! These are better than I could have imagined!

  • cathy peterson - Such beautiful photos!

Sometimes in life, you find a person that you can talk to without saying a single word. You know what they’re thinking, what they’re about to say. You just know. And when you find them, it just clicks and you know the dream you’ve been dreaming, it’s finally come true.

Mandi and Luke are just like that. They give each other these sweet looks, and those looks speak more than words could ever say. Their Villa Parker wedding was so personal, and so perfectly showed their romantic relationship. An intimate setting, the perfect sunset ceremony, dinner under the stars, and a sparkler exit. It could not have been better.

Enjoy some of my favorites from their day and leave some love for them at the bottom. 25 comments gets them a free 11×14 of their favorite image:)

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Mandi’s daughters, her mother, and her mother-in-law all helped to put the final touches on her bridal look.

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Luke’s reaction when he saw his bride for the first time was so incredibly genuine. These two are so in love.

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Such a sweet bridal party!

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And that sunset!!

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And then the party really got started!

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After a bit of dancing, we took a break for some night time shots. These are always some of my favorite images of the day. The stress is gone, and all that’s left is pure happiness.

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Favorite.
Mandi kept twirling in her dress. The way you do when you’re little, dreaming of your wedding day.
Her wedding day had come, and she was soaking up every minute of it.

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Congratulations, Mandi & Luke! I am so, so thankful I was able to be a part of your dream day!

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  • Margaret Schulz - Beautiful pictures and beautiful wedding. How do I view all taken and order copies

  • Joshua Caldwell - These pictures look amazing and genuine! I’m so happy for you both, and I can’t wait to see you all again!

  • Jessica Caldwell - Gorgeous wedding perfect couple🤗💖