Jesse & Jessica’s St. Paul College Club Wedding

Jesse and Jessica had a spectacular backyard wedding ceremony at the St. Paul College Club in Minnesota. The reception in the beautiful mansion included homebrew made by the couple, a full dance floor and a great time had by all!

The lovely bride Jessica puts on her wedding gown with the help of her bridesmaids

The lovely bride Jessica puts on her wedding gown with the help of her bridesmaids

Jessica's gorgeous wedding dress

Jessica’s gorgeous wedding dress

Getting ready for the wedding at the St. Paul College Club

Getting ready for the wedding at the St. Paul College Club

The flower girls look on as Jessica dresses for her wedding

The flower girls look on as Jessica dresses for her wedding

Jesse & Jessica's Backyard Wedding at the St. Paul College Club in St. Paul, MN

Jesse & Jessica’s Backyard Wedding at the St. Paul College Club

The bride and groom at the St. Paul College Club in Minnesota

The bride and groom at the St. Paul College Club in Minnesota

Jesse and Jessica, newlyweds!

Jesse and Jessica, newlyweds!

The bride and groom after their St. Paul College Club wedding

The bride and groom after their wedding

The  St. Paul College Club decorated for Jesse & Jessica's Wedding

The St. Paul College Club decorated for Jesse & Jessica’s Wedding

Jesse & Jessica's St. Paul College Club Wedding Reception

Jesse & Jessica’s St. Paul College Club Wedding Reception

Wedding reception lights as everyone takes to the dance floor

Twinkling wedding lights as everyone takes to the dance floor

Wedding photo booth, homebrew and the St. Paul College Club wedding scene

Wedding photo booth, homebrew and the St. Paul College Club wedding scene

Britton & Nicole’s Red Rocks Wedding

Britton and Nicole were married at the stunning Red Rocks Park in the Rocky Mountains, dodging brief rain showers at all the perfect moments – after their first look, after the family photos and just as we finished the wedding party photos overlooking the park. Their reception at the Space Gallery in downtown Denver was a gorgeous, and not just because of the art on the walls. Vintage buffet tables and vintage glass doors, tin cut N & B letters and so many glorious details made this wedding a dream to photograph!

Red Rocks Amphitheater wedding photos

Red Rocks Amphitheater wedding photos

Nicole's wedding dress, at the Courtyard Denver Hotel

Nicole’s first moments in her wedding dress

Courtyard Denver Hotel wedding preparation

Courtyard Denver Hotel wedding preparation

Britton putting on his suit coat, along with the groomsmen gift of Denver's Stranahan's whiskey

Britton putting on his suit coat, along with the groomsmen gift of Stranahan’s whiskey

Britton and Nicole's First Look at Red Rocks Park in Denver, Colorado

Britton and Nicole’s First Look at Red Rocks Park in Denver, Colorado

The view from the wedding at Red Rocks Trading Post, between rain showers

The view from the wedding at Red Rocks Trading Post, between rain showers

The bride & groom walk down the aisle overlooking Red Rocks Park at their Trading Post wedding

The bride & groom walk down the aisle overlooking Red Rocks Park at their Trading Post wedding

Red Rocks Trading Post wedding ceremony of Britton & Nicole

Red Rocks Trading Post wedding ceremony of Britton & Nicole

Nicole & Britton's Red Rocks Trading Post nuptuals

Nicole & Britton’s Red Rocks Trading Post nuptuals

Wedding party photos at Red Rocks Park in the Rocky Mountains

Wedding party photos at Red Rocks Park in the Rocky Mountains

The groom and his groomsmen at Red Rocks Park near Golden, Colorado

The groom and his groomsmen at Red Rocks Park near Golden, Colorado

Overlook of Denver at Red Rocks Park before the Trading Post wedding

Overlook of Denver at Red Rocks Park before the Trading Post wedding

The bride and groom at Red Rocks Park overlook

The bride and groom at Red Rocks Park overlook

Red Rocks overlook after Britton and Nicole's wedding

Red Rocks overlook after Britton and Nicole’s wedding

The bride & groom taking shelter from rain showers after the wedding at Red Rocks Park

The bride & groom taking shelter from rain showers after the wedding at Red Rocks Park

Britton & Nicole's perfectly planned wedding details at Denver's Space Gallery

Britton & Nicole’s perfectly planned wedding details at Denver’s Space Gallery

The bride & groom at Red Rocks Park just before their wedding

The bride & groom at Red Rocks Park just before their wedding

Vintage buffet table and tin cut N & B letters at Denver's Space Gallery

Vintage buffet table and tin cut N & B letters at Denver’s Space Gallery

A big band and full dance floor at Nicole & Britton's Space Gallery wedding reception in Denver, CO

A big band and full dance floor at Nicole & Britton’s Space Gallery wedding reception in Denver, CO

Nicole & Britton's first dance, with Space Gallery artwork on the walls

Nicole & Britton’s first dance, with Space Gallery artwork on the walls

The Space Gallery wedding reception in Denver, Colorado

Britton & Nicole’s Space Gallery wedding reception in Denver, Colorado

Britton & Nicole outside the Space Gallery in Denver, Colorado

Britton & Nicole outside the Space Gallery in Denver, Colorado

Brook & Eric’s Golden, CO Wedding

Brook & Eric had a bluebird day and sweeping mountain view at their Golden, Colorado wedding last weekend. You may remember these two lovebird from their Denver engagement photos in LoDo last fall. Well, it was as romantic as ever with Brook & Eric on their wedding day! They chose not to see each other before their outdoor wedding ceremony, and I stole a photo of the two of them at either end of a staircase (they didn’t peek!). They had a Pinterest-lover’s dream wedding, with adorable details at every turn (a chandelier hanging from the arbor – which Eric made & etched their initials into!, vintage suitcases filled with goodies, a Candy Bar, handmade napkin rings…the list goes on!). DIY brides should take note, because the style was impeccable. The reception at Rolling Hills Country Club was a blast, complete with a guys vs. girls dance-off that culminated in the groom vs. the bride. After witnessing it, I can definitively say: every wedding should have a dance-off!

Eric and Brook's Golden, Colorado wedding at Rolling Hills Country Club © Marni Mattner Photography

Eric and Brook’s Golden, Colorado wedding at Rolling Hills Country Club © Marni Mattner Photography

A Wedding Dress With Cowgirl Boots: Colorado Style! © Marni Mattner Photography

A Wedding Dress With Cowgirl Boots: Colorado Style! © Marni Mattner Photography

The Wedding Party Gets Ready At Rolling Hills Golf Club in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

The Wedding Party Gets Ready At Rolling Hills © Marni Mattner Photography

Bride & Groom On Either End of Staircase Instead of a First Look © Marni Mattner Photography

Bride & Groom On Either End of Staircase Instead of a First Look © Marni Mattner Photography

Brook And The Mountain Views Before Her Golden, Colorado Wedding © Marni Mattner Photography

Brook Before Her Golden, Colorado Wedding © Marni Mattner Photography

Wedding Ceremony at The Club at Rolling Hills in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Wedding Ceremony at The Club at Rolling Hills in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

DIY Pinterest Ideas: Chandelier on Handmade Arbor and I Do/We Did Signpost © Marni Mattner Photography

Chandelier on Handmade Arbor and I Do/We Did Signpost © Marni Mattner Photography

Brook & Eric Had Communion Followed By A Sand Ceremony © Marni Mattner Photography

Brook & Eric Had Communion Followed By A Sand Ceremony © Marni Mattner Photography

Eric & Brook Say Their Wedding Vows at Rolling Hills Golf Club in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Eric & Brook Say Their Wedding Vows © Marni Mattner Photography

Eric & Brook Say I Do! in Golden, Colorado Wedding © Marni Mattner Photography

Eric & Brook Say I Do! © Marni Mattner Photography

The Bride & Groom at Rolling Hills Country Club in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

The Bride & Groom at Rolling Hills Country Club in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Eric & Brook's Wedding Party In The Mountains © Marni Mattner Photography

Eric & Brook’s Wedding Party © Marni Mattner Photography

Bridesmaids and Bride in Cowboy Boots © Marni Mattner Photography

Bridesmaids and Bride in Cowboy Boots © Marni Mattner Photography

Groom Kisses Bride's Shoulder © Marni Mattner Photography

Groom Kisses Bride’s Shoulder © Marni Mattner Photography

Windblown Trees, Star-Crossed Lovers and Wedding Rings © Marni Mattner Photography

Windblown Trees, Star-Crossed Lovers and Wedding Rings © Marni Mattner Photography

Bride and Groom Atop A Stone Wall © Marni Mattner Photography

Bride and Groom Atop A Stone Wall © Marni Mattner Photography

Check Out Brook's Beautiful Garters! © Marni Mattner Photography

Check Out Brook’s Beautiful Garters! © Marni Mattner Photography

Wedding Reception at The Club at Rolling Hills in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Wedding Reception at The Club at Rolling Hills in Golden, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

DIY Brides Will Love These Centerpiece and Detail Ideas: Tree Branch Centerpiece With Hanging Candles, Vintage Suitcases, Date Night Idea Popsicle Sticks, etc. © Marni Mattner Photography

DIY Brides Will Love These Centerpiece and Detail Ideas © Marni Mattner Photography

Groom Twirls Bride During First Dance © Marni Mattner Photography

Groom Twirls Bride During First Dance © Marni Mattner Photography

Tree Stumps With Bridesmaid Flowers and Candy Bar DIY Ideas © Marni Mattner Photography

Tree Stumps With Bridesmaid Flowers and Candy Bar © Marni Mattner Photography

Wedding Dance-off Featuring Bride & Groom © Marni Mattner Photography

Wedding Dance-off Featuring Bride & Groom © Marni Mattner Photography

Girls vs. Boys Wedding Dance-off © Marni Mattner Photography

Girls vs. Boys Wedding Dance-off © Marni Mattner Photography

Brittany & Matt’s LoDo Engagement Photos: Country Style Meets Urban Chic

Matt & Brittany pulled off a perfect balance of urban meets country in their Downtown Denver engagement photo shoot last fall. I loved their cowboy boots and fun style, and we had a great time on this beautiful autumn day in LoDo.

Matt & Brittany's Cowboy Boots for Country Engagement Photos in Denver, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Matt & Brittany's Cowboy Boots for Country Engagement Photos in Denver, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Matt & Brittany's Autumn Engagement Photos in LoDo in Denver, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Matt & Brittany's Autumn Engagement Photos in LoDo in Denver, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Urban Chic engagement Photos in Denver, CO's LoDo © Marni Mattner Photography

Urban Chic engagement Photos in Denver, CO's LoDo © Marni Mattner Photography

Brittany and Matt's Country Cowboy Boot Engagement Photos in LoDo © Marni Mattner Photography

Brittany and Matt's Country Engagement Photos in LoDo © Marni Mattner Photography

Matt & Brittany's Sweet Engagement Kiss in Downtown Denver, Colorado © Marni Mattner Photography

Matt & Brittany's Sweet Engagement Kiss in Downtown Denver, Colorado © Marni Mattner Photography

Monica & Daren’s RiNo Engagement Photo Shoot

Monica and Daren were looking for a romantic engagement photo shoot in Denver, so we visited some new fun spots in Denver’s RiNo district (the River North area near LoDo) in addition to some of my favorites in LoDo. These two just oozed chemistry, and were so fun to photograph on this wintery Denver day last January!

Monica & Daren's Engagement Photos in RiNo, Denver, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Monica & Daren's Engagement Photos in RiNo, Denver, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Engagement Photography of Monica and Daren in Denver, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

Engagement Photography of Monica and Daren in Denver, CO © Marni Mattner Photography

River North (RiNo) District Engagement Photos © Marni Mattner Photography

River North (RiNo) District Engagement Photos © Marni Mattner Photography

Another Sweet Moment From Monica & Daren © Marni Mattner Photography

Another Sweet Moment From Monica & Daren © Marni Mattner Photography

A Bit Of January Snow in Colorado For Engagement Photos © Marni Mattner Photography

A Bit Of January Snow in Colorado For Engagement Photos © Marni Mattner Photography

Monica & Daren's RiNo Engagement Photo Shoot © Marni Mattner Photography

Monica & Daren's RiNo Engagement Photo Shoot © Marni Mattner Photography

John & Cheryl’s Downtown Chicago Engagement Photos

Have camera, will travel! This time it was to Chicago to photograph the stunning Cheryl & John for their engagement in downtown Chicago. We had fun with the Chicago skyline at sunset, and found some great texture and character in Chicago’s historic Printer’s Row.

Downtown Chicago Skyline Engagement Photos At Sunset © Marni Mattner Photography

Downtown Chicago Skyline Engagement Photos At Sunset © Marni Mattner Photography

Jon & Cheryl's Sunset Engagement Photos In Chicago, IL © Marni Mattner Photography

John & Cheryl's Sunset Engagement Photos In Chicago, IL © Marni Mattner Photography

Chicago, Illinois Engagement Photos of Jon & Cheryl © Marni Mattner Photography

Chicago, Illinois Engagement Photos of John & Cheryl © Marni Mattner Photography

Jon & Cheryl's Printer's Row Engagement Photos in Chicago, IL © Marni Mattner Photography

John & Cheryl's Printer's Row Engagement Photos in Chicago, IL © Marni Mattner Photography

Jon & Cheryl's Engagement Portraits in Chicago, IL © Marni Mattner Photography

John & Cheryl's Engagement Portraits in Chicago, IL © Marni Mattner Photography

Jason & Megan’s LoDo Engagement Photo Shoot in Denver, CO

I met Jason & Megan in Denver’s LoDo for engagement photos last summer (I’m a bit behind in my blogging…you’ll have to forgive me, but I’m trying to catch up!). Jason is in the air force and brought his military uniform for some of the shots – and I’m so excited about the throw-back look some of those shots have. This bride-to-be glowed with her fiance, and I can’t wait for you to see their wedding photos (when I finally get around to posting them!).

Jason & Megan's Downtown Denver Engagement Photos © Marni Mattner Photography

Jason & Megan's Downtown Denver Engagement Photos © Marni Mattner Photography

Jason & Megan's Downtown Denver Engagement Photos © Marni Mattner Photography

Jason & Megan's Downtown Denver LoDo Engagement Photos © Marni Mattner Photography

Downtown Denver, CO Engagement Photos of Jason & Megan © Marni Mattner Photography

Downtown Denver, CO Engagement Photos of Jason & Megan © Marni Mattner Photography

LoDo Engagement Portraits of Jason & Megan © Marni Mattner Photography

LoDo Engagement Portraits of Jason & Megan © Marni Mattner Photography

Bride-To-Be Megan hugging Fiance Jason in Denver Engagement Photos © Marni Mattner Photography

Bride-To-Be Megan hugging Fiance Jason in Denver Engagement Photos © Marni Mattner Photography

Jason & Megan's Denver, Colorado Engagement Photos © Marni Mattner Photography

Jason & Megan's Denver, Colorado Engagement Photos © Marni Mattner Photography