I sometimes get asked if I do small weddings, and my answer is that I love small weddings! I especially love elopements, when it’s just me, the officiate and the happy couple. It’s the sweetest! Oftentimes it’s a couple like Kim and Chris, who are in their fifties, each with grown children, and taking a second chance at love and lifetime commitment. They opted to get married at a private spot in Palmer Park that had a beautiful view of the mountains and the city. As you can see, they’re madly in love! Congratulations Chris and Kim!
Nick and Jennifer commemorated their tenth wedding anniversary with a low key renewal of vows at the Broadmoor’s charming and rustic Fish House on the day after Thanksgiving, with their nearest and dearest family members all there to celebrate the landmark occasion alongside them. A decade after their Texas nuptials, Jen and Nick are now the parents of three beautiful boys, and another one is on the way! Their renewal of vows was simple and beautiful, not really a ceremony but each of them speaking about their love story and their shared life, as their guests listened and their rambunctious sons played. It was incredibly sweet and moving, and I was honored to have been the one chosen to document it all.
Not that I don’t love a big, traditional wedding, but it’s fun to get an outside-the-box couple like Marcea and Mark every now and then! It’s also extra lovely when they happen to be friends of mine (well, Mark’s technically a new friend, but I give Marcea my full approval on him ). They were married in a small ceremony at the historic gazebo in Green Mountain Falls, on a beautiful, sunny fall day, and they stayed true to themselves down to their matching Doc Martens. I don’t think I’ve ever had a bride in black before. Marcea looked perfect! Congratulations to the bride and groom, you were made for each other Marcea and Mark! Smooches!
Cody and Diana’s wedding was so much fun for me to document because I’m a Colorado Springs history nerd, and this big Italian bash really checked all the boxes! They got ready at the Alexander House, a historic mansion in the Old North End owned by a dear family friend. The ceremony was at the beautiful, Belle Époque era Pioneers Museum, and the reception was in the Art Déco era Gold Room at the Mining Exchange. And to top things off, Diana wore her grandmother’s incredible, handmade wedding gown from 1943. Wow! Beyond all that though, was the obvious affection that Cody and Diana’s close knit families feel for this sweet couple. This wedding was a long time coming, so everyone was very excited for them. And you can see from the pictures how in madly love they are. <3 I had a wonderful time. What a fantastic end to a great wedding season!
Look at this gorgeous couple! Josh is from here, but Melissa’s from Michigan, so she definitely wanted a mountain wedding. We took advantage of the beautiful weather on their big day to take a few portraits in the Garden of the Gods before the ceremony. After the vows were made, the big bash commenced! Melissa’s painstakingly handmade wedding details enhanced the Cliff House’s beautiful, historic ballroom. I was so impressed with her skills (custom wood burning, anyone?!?)! Everything from the bouquets to the table decor was lovingly made by her. Wow! Congratulations, Melissa and Josh! I had fun documenting your wedding day!