Riverbend in Lyon’s, CO is a new wedding venue opened in the summer of 2014 by the owners of the Lyons Farmette. Matt & Christy were among the first couples to be married here, and their fall wedding was breathtaking. Riverbend has a “glamping” tent where the bride and her bridesmaids can get ready, and plenty of room to spread out for the wedding ceremony, reception and enjoying the day by the river. Christy spent a ton of time on the handmade details (take note, DIY brides!) such as wood burning their initials on each rustic wood ring centerpiece and enlisting some help with making hundreds of colorful paper cranes. And don’t miss the handmade stunning antler arbor they were married under!
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!
Matt and Erica’s Garden Wedding at Flying Dog Ranch
The flowers were in full bloom at Flying Dog Ranch in Carbondale, Colorado for Matt and Erica’s gorgeous garden wedding. Erica was another brilliant DIY bride; one of the best details was the handmade stone centerpiece adorning each table. The sunset was incredible, giving us a chance to capture some great back-lit shots that made the bride glow (even more!).
Shaun and Kecia’s DIY Wedding
My brother Shaun and his new wife Kecia had one of the most unique weddings I’ve ever been to. Shaun, a pilot, had connections to a private air strip with an open-air hangar, and the weather couldn’t have been better for this stunning outdoor wedding. It was autumn in Nashville, and the leaves were in full color, and vintage planes flew overhead. Kecia, an architect, designed the wedding. I’m not fully dressed without my camera, so you get a peek into their big day…I included more detail shots than usual, so the DIY brides out there can steal her brilliant ideas. Check out the twig centerpiece with paper flowers, there were ten or so and the twigs were collected from the forest by the airplane hangar. The wedding had a honky tonk band playing Johnny Cash and old country from the back of a pickup truck bed. The big dipper hung over the sky. The vintage planes glimmered beyond a massive bonfire. And I have a new sister!