estes park wedding *Melissa & Joshua*

Melissa and Joshua had a stunning Estes Park Wedding at a gorgeous wedding venue located on Lake Estes – The Estes Park Resort has beautiful views and is a wonderful choice for celebrating such a special occasion!

I have been looking forward to Melissa & Josh’s wedding for quite some time! I was so excited when Melissa’s mom, Patti contacted me to photographer her daughters wedding. She was so kind and sweet to me during our phone conversations! When I chatted with Melissa for the first time it was no different. She was genuinely kind and so excited to be getting married. I knew I was going to love shooting her wedding.

I asked Melissa the story of how they met. Here is her precious response… “Josh and I were introduced through my sister and her boyfriend (both who are in our wedding party). We were introduced by them and have been inseparable since then. It is a situations where we both feel we have been on a path circling around one another waiting to collide and it finally happened!!

Melissa and Josh were absolutely amazing to work with! They were incredibly laid back and so much fun to photograph! They were a bride and groom that were completely immersed in the love they share for one another.

When I arrived Melissa had a big smile on her face and was so welcoming and kind. She later was on the floor playing peek-a-boo with her precious baby girl, Lyla – who was absolutely adorable!!

Throughout the entire wedding and reception they were both so present and calm – it is a truly beautiful thing to witness and I am so grateful I was able to photograph and preserve these memories for them and their families and friends.

Brigitte with Floral Design of Europe created stunning floral arrangements! I absolutely love the colors of these flowers!!

Jay with Standing Room Only is one the best and most amazing DJ’s in the state! He was awesome and had the party going all night long!

Here are some of my favorites from Melissa & Josh’s wedding day…

estes-park-weddingCheers to the newlyweds! I wish them a life full of joy, love, and laughter!!!

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Cake – Shamanes Bakery

Wedding Dress – Modern Trousseau

Jewelry – Heirlooms

Lindsay & Mark’s Mountain Wedding

I knew when I met Lindsay and Mark for the first time that their wedding was going to be amazing. They are two of the most kindhearted and laid back people I have ever met! They have such a genuine love for one another… It’s truly inspiring.

We met at Lily Lake for their private reveal… It was so romantic! Reveals are becoming one of my favorite things! There is something so precious about a bride and groom seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day in a private spot… A moment for just the two of them! I love it.

When we first arrived the sun was shinning so beautifully. I was having too much fun with all of the flare!

001After the sun started to go down we headed across the street to a meadow where we could get a better view of Longs Peak. It was such a stunning view!

002We headed to The Estes Park Resort where Lindsay and Mark had a beautiful ceremony in front of a fire place among their closest friends and family. It was beautiful!

003I love all of the DIY stuff at their wedding. Lindsay put together the decor on the mantle… Such an elegant and unique touch! Not to mention their awesome cake topper!

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DJ : Ron Michaels Weddings

Cake : Colorado Rose Cake Company