I was lucky enough to have two absolutely gorgeous Fall days in Vail this past fall- one week apart! Now, in the Colorado Mountains in the Fall, that is pretty rare. I fully expected one of these two weddings to be like summer, and then next– a winter storm. So, I was pleasantly surprised when both turned out to be just stunning, warm, fall days! Woohoo for mother nature!!
As for Jen and Gregg– the day was totally sweet! I was excited to get there because I hadn’t done engagement photos of these two, so I hadn’t even met Gregg yet! It was so cute to see how they interacted together– already seemed like a couple that had a connection that could be years old. You will see a lot of images of laughter…I love how goofy and fun Jen was!! Guess there’s a reason we hit it off….;)
After getting ready in Vail Village, we headed to Donovan Pavilion for the ceremony and party! Jen looked absolutely stunning in her pale pink gown (hard to tell in photos)- and all the decor and florals were just perfect for the Colorado mountains! We played around a bit with photos before the sun went down, making for some beautifully lit couples portraits. Then, the night progressed with some heartfelt toasts by mom, and Dad(s), and two of my favorite father/daughter dance photos (I am not sure why I love it when people cry…but I do). This group knew how to party- and the dancing was lively all night! We ended the evening with a sparkler exit– always fun!
Congrats to you two! Thank you for having us along on your journey!!
Thank you to my second shooter, Erin Cady, for being awesome like always!!
These two. Seriously two of the nicest people I have ever met. After my initial consult with them– I was so excited and hopeful to get to shoot their wedding– they just seemed like such a great couple, and just good people….and you know, sometimes you just want to surround yourself with people like that 😉
We did their Engagement session at Red Rocks last Winter– and had a blast! They are truly adorable together– and Alyssa was a trooper in her high heel boots as I had them literally climbing snowy mountainsides!
As the date of their wedding came closer– I was so stoked– the color in the hills was going to be PERFECT!!! In Fall in Colorado– especially in the mountains– you could either have gorgeous blue skies and killer color– or a blizzard….and there is no telling until about the day before! Well, as you can see– we hit the jackpot. The day was absolutely steller– I was actually hot!! That color too– really!??? It was just amazing.
Everything really fell in to place, and everyone looked fantastic, the venue (Donovan Pavilion, Vail) and day was gorgeous, and fun was had by all!! The ceremony was so beautiful- as Alyssa’s Dad was part of the Choir that sang- Ave Maria. It was so sweet and sentimental. I have a whole bunch of dancing photos from this wedding too– these peeps all loved a good time!
Thanks to all the vendors who made it a great day–and THANK YOU to Alyssa and Mike who let me be a part of it! I wish you all the very best and can’t wait to take pictures of your babies 😉 (yep…I went there….)
A very special thank you to my partner in crime that day– Erin Cady– and although I try to use mostly photos that I take form my camera for blog posts…sometimes I can’t tell which are hers, and which are mine! lol! So there are a handful of photos on this post that are hers as well! Pregnant and all– she put her big girl panties on and rocked it with me this year! Thanks mama!