Western Colorado Wedding Photographer

A Snowy Colorado Wedding | Taylor + Thomas

Record snowfall on the Grand Mesa made for an Epic Snowy Colorado Wedding for Taylor and Thomas!  The canyon like paths that led to the cabins and through the trees were so amazing to see.  I honestly don't think I've seen that much snow in my entire life living in Colorado!  Thomas and Taylor embraced the beauty as they said I do and wish to give thanks to their many friends and family who helped lend a hand to see that their day went off without a hitch!  The day was stunningly beautiful, see for yourself...

Vendors for the day included:

Venue and Catering: Mesa Lakes Resort || Wedding Cake: Simply Cakes by Camberly || Floral Design: Country Elegance Florist || Bridal Gown and Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal || Men's Attire: Boot Barn || Bride and Groom Rings: Kay Jewelers || Photography: Carrie Johnson Photography

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A Geek Wedding | Alex + Britt

What's a nerdy, science themed wedding without an actual chemical reaction?!  Alex and Britt recently tied the knot at Pioneer Town in Cedaredge, CO and let me tell you their wedding was EPIC!  Every last detail of their big day has a story behind it, all the way down to the cat litter buckets used to display flowers at the greeting table.  I will give you the specifics in a later post once I've finished editing this amazing wedding.  For now, please enjoy these few sneak peeks of the nerdiest wedding I've ever photographed!

Thanks, Britt and Alex!

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Colorado Wedding Photographer | Christian + Amber

As a Colorado Wedding Photographer I have the privilege of photographing some of the most gorgeous weddings!  Christian and Amber's June 25th wedding was one for the books!  I'm almost certain that the entire town of Collbran and perhaps a good portion of Mesa attended their celebration at the Feller Ranch on the Grand Mesa.  The couple's wedding was almost entirely DIY with family from all over pitching in to see that the day went off with out a hitch.  Take a look at their sneak peeks here and stay tuned for more from this grand wedding!

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Western Colorado Wedding | Tony + Amanda

Congratulations to Tony and Amanda on their Western Colorado Wedding!  They were married on June 18th at the Redlands Community Center in Grand Junction, CO.  I really enjoyed working with this couple and meeting all of their friends and family, what a great group of people!  Enjoy these few sneak peeks of their beautiful details!

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Vista View Events at Open Heart Ranch | Colorado Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a beautiful place in Colorado to get married?  Well you can look no further!  Vista View Events at Open Heart Ranch is located just north of Harvey Gap Reservoir in Rifle, CO and offers some of the most breath taking views in all of Western Colorado!  This place is incredible and so stunning!  The Venue is only a short 10 minute drive from Silt, CO and is home to some of the most gorgeous waterfront property around.  The possibilities for perfect photo opportunities are endless.

Here is a peek at a recent styled shoot at Vista View!  Take a look and see for yourself!

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Happy Wedding Planning!

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Carrie

Great Gatsby Wedding | Ruben + Carrie | Grand Junction Photographer

Who doesn't love a themed wedding?!  How about the Great Gatsby themed wedding?!  I love when a couple decides to stray from tradition and add a little funk and fun to their special day!  Ruben and Carrie did just that!  These two have been together for 5 years and decided it was time to tie the knot.  They love throwing themed parties and thought why not have a themed wedding!  With all the hairstyles changing back to the hipster comb over, 1920's style, they decided to do a Great Gatsby wedding!  They knew all of their family and friends would love to dress the part.  And they did!  Every single guest participated and showed up in their best Gatsby attire!  It was truly the most unique and beautiful wedding I've seen.  Ruben and Carrie wish to send a BIG thank you to all of their vendors and guests for making their day so memorable!

Vendors for the day included:

Wedding Planning & Day of Coordinator:  I Do and Parties Too, Chelsea Weddings and Events, Lucky Penny Event Planning  \\  Venue & Catering:  Bookcliff Country Club \\   Officiant:  Cindy Buehrer  \\  Floral Design:  Bride and Bloom Design  \\  Rentals:  Event Productions  \\  DJ:  Jesse Guillen  \\  Photo booth:  Oh Snap  \\  Cake and Cupcakes:  Cake Lady Creationsdavid'  \\  Hair:  Kristine Love  \\  Makeup:  Nicole Baumann  \\  Bridal Gown:  David's Bridal  \\  Groomsmen Attire:  Men's Warehouse  \\  Photography:  Carrie Johnson Photography

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Congratulations Ruben and Carrie!

David + Michelle | Redstone Colorado Wedding Photographer

David and Michelle tied the knot on Valentine's Day in beautiful Redstone Colorado!  It was a beautiful winter wedding held at the historic Redstone Inn.  We enjoyed photographing such a fun group and learning so much history about Redstone while we were there.  Michelle planned the entire day all on her own wight the help of local vendors familiar to the mountain area.

Vendors for the day included:

Venue and catering:  Redstone Inn

Flower arrangements and table centerpieces:  Susans Flowers & Gifts

Cake:  City Market (El Jebel)

Cake Topper:  Mudcards

Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses:  David's Bridal

Groomsmen Attire:  Men's Warehouse

Flowergirl Dresses:  ekidsbridalusa

Hair & Makeup:  Dania LaGiglia (Glaze Studio, Glenwood Springs)

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Congratulations David & Michelle!

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Carrie

Inspiration Winter Wedding Shoot | Colorado Wedding Photographer

Why plan a winter wedding?

As a wedding vendor I know that the busiest months for marriage are May through September and you can be sure that couples book the vendors they want up to a year in advance.  Couples often miss out on the perfect venue or wedding photographer or even the most popular DJ because the summer months fill up so quickly.  So, why not plan a winter wedding?

Here are a few reasons you might want to consider holding off until the snow flies!

~ A winter wedding provides a magical feel of "winter wonderland"!

~  Guests schedules are less busy during the winter months because most people plan family vacations throughout the warmer season.  You are sure to see a lot more RSVP's from your guest list!

~  The snow and dreary backdrops are surprisingly beneficial when planning out your color scheme as they pretty much go with anything.  You can add as much contrast as you like without worrying about whether or not your wedding colors will clash with the freshly mowed green grass.

~  If you are a holiday fanatic then you have the option of planning for a Christmas or New Year's themed wedding

~   Most of all:  Winter weddings can be much lighter on the pocket book and your budget as most vendors offer discounts during the slower seasons!  (That's reason enough right there!)

Check out the video below to see what myself and the pros at I Do and Parties Too and The Bride and Bloom Design Company  can do to help you plan the perfect winter wedding!

 

Special thanks to all of the vendors that helped coordinate this beautiful inspiration shoot held in the mountains of gorgeous Colorado!

Wedding Planning and Design:  I Do and Parties Too

Floral Design:  Bride and Bloom Design Company

Wedding Gown:  Victoria Rose Bridal

Hair Design:  Blush Salon and Spa (Keeli Vanlandingham)

Makeup Design:  Kiss & Makeup by Marielle Michelle Fazzi

Cake:  Hello Sugar Cakery LLC

Venue:  Five Winds Ranch Weddings

And of course we couldn't forget our talented models - Marlin & Kuersten and Gipp!

Thank you all so much!

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Go ahead, plan your winter wedding!