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Pioneers Museum wedding :: Diana + Cody

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!

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Colorado Springs wedding photography :: vintage styled shoot at the Pioneers Museum!

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I did this fun, 1950s retro styled wedding shoot last week in collaboration with the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Rhonda Nichols Floral Design, Sportique Scooters, and Bridal Elegance, a wedding boutique in Colorado Springs, with hair by Judy Marble and makeup by Rachel Barker. All of these gorgeous wedding gowns are available at Bridal Elegance right now! Many thanks to our lovely model Christina, JB at Sportique Scooters, and Haley at the Pioneers Museum. We created some fabulous images and had a great time!

Location: The Pioneers Museum and downtown Colorado Springs
Gowns: Bridal Elegance
Floral Design: Rhonda Nichols Floral Design
Makeup: Rachel Barker
Hair: Judy Marble
Scooter: Sportique Scooters Colorado Springs

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Shopping for a wedding dress

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Do you ever watch that show “Say Yes to the Dress”, where brides pick out the perfect gown for their big day? I have to admit that I think I’ve seen every episode! I had the chance to do some wedding dress “shopping” myself recently, as I’m planning on doing a 1950s styled bridal shoot this Friday at the historic Pioneers Museum and I needed some gowns! The wonderful Terry Ortega and her staff at Bridal Elegance, a wedding boutique in Colorado Springs, were so generous and helpful! I stopped in with my model, Christina, and they already had several dresses pulled for us. All of them were gorgeous, but we were able to narrow it down to these three. What do you think? I can’t wait for Friday!

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