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Wedding at Holy Rosary :: Cassey + Eric

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

It was a beautiful, golden fall day when Cassey and Eric said their vows in a traditional Catholic wedding at historic Holy Rosary Chapel in Cascade, Colorado. We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather! I haven’t done a wedding at Holy Rosary in quite a long time, and I’d forgotten what a pretty little church it is. And of course I’m right at home at the Briarhurst Manor, where the reception was held.

Don’t you just love Cassey’s gown? I’m really liking this trend toward long, sheer sleeves. I also liked the warm color, which is flattering on so many skin tones. Naturally Eric was blown away when he laid his eyes on Cassey as she walked up the aisle to him! She was a vision!

Congratulations Eric and Cassey! It was a treat for us to document your big day!

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

Briarhurst Manor wedding Manitou Springs

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

wedding at Holy Rosary in Cascade, Colorado

Briarhurst Manor wedding Manitou Springs

Briarhurst Manor wedding Manitou Springs

Briarhurst Manor wedding Manitou Springs

Melanie and Paul’s “Church Basement” Wedding

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a “church basement” wedding, truly of the cake and punch variety. I think it’s such a sweet, old fashioned way to get married. So I was really excited that Melanie and Paul chose me to document their big day! In addition, Paul’s from Uganda, which added an extra layer of fun for me. I’ve done many multicultural weddings but I’ve never had a bride or groom from an African nation, and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. What I got was an exuberantly overjoyed mother of the groom who did not hold back on expressing her happiness! What fun! The whole wedding was a profound expression of Melanie and Paul’s love for each other and their shared, deep faith. I had a wonderful time and I hope my pictures really show how happy they were on their big day.

Green Mountain Falls wedding :: Marcea + Mark

rock and roll wedding Colorado Springs

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! 

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Pioneers Museum wedding :: Diana + Cody

Pioneers Museum wedding

Cody and Diana’s wedding at the Pioneers Museum and the Mining Exchange Gold Room 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 close friend of Diana’s mom. I have admired this beautiful old home from afar for many years, so it was a special treat to get to spend some time in there. It’s gorgeous, and the owners are so nice!

The wedding ceremony was at the beautiful, Belle Époque era Pioneers Museum (one of my favorite buildings in the city!), and the reception was in the Art Déco era Gold Room at the Mining Exchange. Talk about a great party! To top things off, Diana wore her grandmother’s incredible, handmade, 1943 wedding gown. Wow! In fact, she’s the the third bride in the family to have worn it, after her grandmother and her aunt. The gown is exquisite, and as an avid sewist and lover of vintage clothes, I’d like to add that its construction is simply perfect, down to the hand beading. It must have taken months of work to complete. Truly a labor of love. After the ceremony, Diana changed into a modern wedding dress. She looked utterly fabulous in both gowns, and Cody was dashing in his tails. Together they made a beautiful pair.

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 documenting all of it. What a fantastic end to a great wedding season!

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downtown Colorado Springs wedding

Pioneers Museum wedding

Pioneers Museum wedding

Pioneers Museum wedding

Pioneers Museum wedding

downtown Colorado Springs wedding

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Josh + Melissa’s Cliff House Wedding

Garden of the Gods wedding pictures

Another beautiful Cliff House at Pikes Peak wedding! Just look at this gorgeous couple! Josh is from here (Manitou Springs, to be exact), but Melissa is a recent transplant from Michigan, and she definitely wanted a mountain wedding. No midwestern nuptials for her — she loves it here and is fast becoming a real Coloradoan!

We took advantage of the beautiful weather to take a few wedding portraits in the Garden of the Gods before the ceremony. As usual, the light was spectacular! I think Josh and Melissa’s large wedding party was quite dazzled by the view. They couldn’t stop taking cell phone pictures, and I don’t blame them. I never take our natural beauty for granted.

After Melissa and Josh made their heartfelt vows in an emotional ceremony, the big bash commenced! It was a really fun party, and Melissa’s painstakingly handmade wedding details in purple and gold perfectly enhanced the Cliff House‘s beautiful, historic ballroom. I was so impressed by her skills (custom wood burning, anyone?!?)! Everything from the bouquets to the table decor was lovingly made by her. Wow! She really went all out, and as you can see, she has great taste. The ballroom looked fantastic! All of her hard work really paid off. And let’s talk about the crazy, fun dancing — I always find that midwesterners love to cut loose on the dance floor, and Josh and Melissa’s guests didn’t disappoint!

I really enjoy documenting a Cliff House at Pikes Peak wedding. It’s such a beautiful, gracious building from another era, and I appreciate working with the staff there, who are always lovely. Josh and Melissa’s wedding was truly a perfect, fun, joy filled event, and I couldn’t be happier for this beautiful couple. Warmest congratulations and happy honeymoon, you two! I had a ton of fun photographing your big day!

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