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Urban Denver Wedding | Magnolia Hotel | Lacy & Chris

March 16, 2017

Lacy & Chris |  Magnolia Hotel | Denver.CO

This was an urban Denver wedding in the heart of Downtown.  It was perfect for Lacy & Chris!  They’re both so easy-going but also super cool and badass.

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“The Magnolia Hotel provides a unique wedding venue in Denver that combines a rich history with modern boutique decor.

The Magnolia Ballroom is located adjacent to the hotel in a historic bank building, the ballroom is renowned for its amazing glass atrium ceiling. Formerly the lobby of the United States National Bank building, the space is the only street-level ballroom in Denver, with its amazing history and a spectacular style that was completely renovated in March 2009. The ballroom is nothing short of magnificent. The Magnolia Ballroom is a superb Denver wedding venue that accommodates up to 180 guests for a seated affair, and 250 for a cocktail reception.

The Magnolia Lounge is a delightful venue for ceremonies and receptions with a lush rock formation and water backdrop. A distinctive Denver weddings venue, The Lounge can accommodate 140 for receptions, 180 for ceremonies.”

For more information, CLICK HERE

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Chariese & Clayton | Arrowhead Colorado Wedding

December 04, 2016

Chariese & Clayton’s Colorado Wedding at Arrowhead Golf Club was full of symobolism…

The number 4 was always special to them, so it made sense to have their wedding on December 4th.  They both worked at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton, so it also made sense that they would host their wedding at this gorgeous venue.  With a backdrop of sandstone flatirons, Clayton {officially} proposed to Chariese before the ceremony, surrounded by their best friends and family.

As a widow, Chariese wanted to wear a black dress for the ceremony, then changed to a white wedding dress before the reception to symbolize her change from widow to wife.  Her high-heeled Chuck Taylor’s were my favorite!  As a non-traditional couple, Clayton also did the opposite of most couples and wore a white tux.

The lingering snow inhibited our adventurous spirits for photos, but we still pushed the limits of the golf carts.  Just as the sun hit that perfect warm spot in the sky, we made some incredible imagery for them.

Arrowhead Golf Club is nestled in the striking flat irons of Roxborough Park and the foothill views are one-of-a-kind. This venue offers a striking, majestic Colorado backdrop that makes our events a step above the rest! Arrowhead is one of America’s most photographed golf courses. The accessible mountain property is surrounded by extreme elevation changes, dramatic vistas and thousands of feet of ancient red sandstone rocks.

Arrowhead Golf Club is a full-service meeting and special event facility providing private meeting rooms and full on-site catering. From weddings, business meetings to holiday parties to company socials, Arrowhead Golf Club offers a memorable experience for all guests.”

For more information, visit their website here: http://www.arrowheadcolorado.com/-weddings-and-events 

Enjoy a few of our favorites from this sweet Colorado wedding, and Happy First Anniversary to one of our favorite couples…

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Denver Engagement – Chariese & Clayton

November 14, 2016

Chariese & Clayton’s urban Denver Engagement session is as adorable as they are!

They were both fed up with “traditional” dating, so they both gave the Internet a try.  The found each other and he cut her chicken on the first date (and ever since).  On their second date, they just sat at the train station and talked.  She always had some Fire Jolly Ranchers on her, so he always held his hand out for one.    It seemed only fitting to shoot their Denver engagement session at the newly remodeled Union Station.

It was their story that stood out to me, and I knew we had to work together.  Chariese, being a widow, wanted to signify and honor that.  So she was planning on wearing a black wedding dress for the wedding ceremony, and changing to a white one for the reception – 2 wedding dresses?  You had me at black…

Here are a couple of my favorites from their Engagement Session at Denver’s Union Station!

Find more information about Denver’s Historic Union Station HERE

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Rock Rustic DIY Wedding at The Barn at Raccoon Creek | Brionne & Michael

September 01, 2016

Brionne & Michael’s wedding at The Barn at Racoon Creek was anything but cheesy…

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Every now and then, someone comes into my life who impresses me.  For me, this is Brionne.  She is incredibly creative, talented, and crafty, and I love that!  Her style is rad and I admire her in so many ways.  We have been friends for a handful of years and she always “got the looks that kill”…

I can’t tell you how excited I was when I found out she got engaged to Michael and they wanted me to shoot their wedding!  She was going for something “Rustic but not played-out or cheesy, and it had to have a rock-n-roll vibe to it”…um, yes please!

This entire wedding was designed by Brionne.  She made or modified almost every piece of decor you see.  She meticulously put every piece together for a cohesive look that she was very specific about.  From the dresses to the tables, and all the little details in between…I’d say she nailed it!

I interviewed and photographed the progress on her many wedding projects in the blog post here, so imagine how exciting it was to finally see it all come together on the wedding day!?

The Barn at Raccoon Creek creates your dream wedding, rain or shine, in our historic barn and lush grounds. Our on-site catering adds luxury and comfort to your rustic Colorado wedding and gives you one less thing to worry about — just customize your menu with our in-house executive chef. The barn itself has all the updated amenities you need to create a wedding of crystal chandeliers, natural burlap, or both! The Barn at Raccoon Creek is the affordable option for a destination-style Colorado mountain wedding with all the convenience of a Denver location.  Need more info?  Click here:  http://www.thebarnatraccooncreek.com/weddings/

Check out some of my favorites from the wedding below (I admit there are a lot, but I just couldn’t narrow it down any further – there were just too many good ones!)…

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Her dad John had tears in his eyes when he saw her…

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I LOOOOOOOVE it when couples have unplugged weddings!!!

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Brionne did an outrageous amount of work putting all these details together, including painting each centerpiece vase, chargers, hand stamping the burlap, and collecting things for the arrangements including dried and live flowers, feathers, and metallic accents (and that’s just for the tables!)

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These paper flowers were hand-made by the Groom!

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Brionne & Michael met at the Stampede and he danced his way into her heart…

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A perfect ending to the most perfect day…

Venue:  The Barn at Racoon Creek  |  Dress:  David’s Bridal/Brionne Rockholt  |  Hair & Makeup:  Brionne Rockholt  |  Flowers:  Brionne Rockholt  |  Invitations:  Brionne Rockholt  |  Event Designer:  Brionne Rockholt  |  Catering:  The Barn at Raccoon Creek  |  DJ:  Elite Entertainment  |  Cake:  Whole Foods  |  2nd Photographer:  Amanda Baker Photography