When I think of Colorado weddings, I picture mountain views, rustic venues, and some aspen trees worked into the decor. But sometimes you get a bride that wants to do something different. My own wedding, for example, was in the heart of downtown Denver and featured Moscow Mules and the best polenta you’ve ever eaten. There was nothing mountain-y about it.
I love shooting a mixture of mountain weddings and city parties, and I love the way that a couple’s personality becomes a part of the details of their big day. From the favors, to the music, to the decor, and truly, the venue.
Rebecca is a romantic, sentimental soul with a gentle kindness and big heart. And Jeff is charismatic and warm with a killer smile. It’s not a stretch to say that he is her Prince Charming, and anyone that has been around the two of them can attest to the fact that Jeff treats Rebecca like a princess. If you can’t tell where this is going, then let me spell it out for you: There really couldn’t be a better place for these two love birds to get hitched than in a castle.
And so they did. Rebecca & Jeff’s summer wedding at Glen Eyrie Castle in Colorado Springs, Colorado was magical. The day was rainy and gray, with storms rolling in… but I swear, the minute she slipped on that dress, the clouds parted and the sun came out. We had the castle grounds to ourselves for photos, and then family and friends filled the gorgeous, old chapel to stand witness to the exchanging of vows. After Rebecca and Jeff greeted each guest personally, giving hugs and sharing laughs, the party moved to the terrace outside. Something about being a part of a wedding of two such connected hearts, set in the most enchanting place, made it feel as if we were a part of a fairy tale. And this one undoubtedly ends with a happily ever after….
Wedding Venue: Glen Eyrie Castle in Colorado Springs, Colorado