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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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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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