Colorado Wedding | A Mountain Elopement
Ethereal Romantic Wedding in the Mountains
I had just pulled up to a small gas station in a remote country town driving home from North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It was beautiful and we chose to take the scenic route home through the mountains, when my phone rang. I was beyond thrilled I even had service. On the other end of a sketchy connection was Christie, with the words. “Don’t hate me but….” My heart started pounding. Christie is a creative, and having worked with her on several photoshoots I knew that she had a random, yet brilliant idea. However, this usually meant that my job just got harder. I laughed and we lost the call. Without fear I turned to Marco and said, “I bet she elopes”. Marco laughed and thought that would be so cool.
A few minutes go by, we are still pumping gas, and as I hold my phone at just the right angle it gets signal. I happily and loudly chat with Christie while she asks if they can turn their destination engagement into a wedding. She liked the idea of saying vows in the mountains with just a few friends and God. I was over the moon. This was perfect for the couple. Brad grew up in Colorado and loved his mountains. They are his home. It made sense to embrace the location with a wedding.
Driving to Colorado for a beautifully romantic intimate wedding was exciting! We arrived early and scouted locations for the ceremony, portraits, and a fun evening of drinks at a local pub. It was quite the tour with Brad as our guide.
The day of the wedding, we pulled up to the cabin and saw Christie sitting in a hammock, tears softly rolling down her cheeks as she wrote her vows. The sun cut through the trees creating a perfect spotlight. I call this God light. It was the remarkable start of a stunning wedding.
From tears, to romantic vows, and mountain top portraits this ethereal Colorado wedding is a beautiful depiction of true love. Thank You Christie and Brad for inviting us to write your photographic novel. Your story is breathtaking!
- You can also view their wedding in EA Bride Magazine, they gave this wedding several pages, it is definitely worth the read.
- The wonderful officiant and master of ceremonies : Ron Ruth
- Wedding Photography is by Kansas City Wedding Photographers : Photos Edge
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The struggle is real! What do I type? What can I say? Are there truly enough words to describe how beautiful something is? And do I use the word beautiful to much? Where do I start with this wedding blog post?
A few years back the words seemed to flow. Then it happened, people began to take notice and I froze. The pressure was on and I didn’t feel like what I had to say was enough. I pulled away from blogging. And this year starting now I am putting myself back out there.
When I photograph I don’t take a picture with my mind. I take a picture with my heart and my soul. I am open. I cry behind the camera, smile with my couple’s and their families in the joyous moments. I feel everything. I love it all! The tension between a couple when they see each other for the first time, that moment when the groom wants to get the bride’s hand from her dad but it just isn’t quite time yet, the smiles at the reception when everyone cuts loose and jams out to their favorite songs, or when a mom helps her daughter into the most important gown she will ever wear. How can I describe it and give it justice? What can I say, when sometimes I am speechless?
Each wedding is like a novel to me, the story unfolding one emotion at a time. And though many weddings have similar traditions depending on the culture, each wedding is different. The moments between the events are silent pieces of gold waiting to be discovered. I search out those moments. Would you believe that I even dream of couple’s weddings? I do, days before the event my mind begins to create. It’s like my subconscious is ahead of the game, and I am totally invested, dreams and all.
So I will post from the heart, from my experiences, lots of images, one paragraph at a time. I will share with you a story greater than that of fairytales. This is your life, it is Magnificent!
Thank you for choosing me to be your artist. ~E
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As we walked through the gardens at Longview Mansion the sun shined bright, matching the intensity of the colors in Nazia and Zain’s wedding attire. This Pakistani wedding was undoubtedly the most colorful wedding we had ever seen at the historic mansion. The bride’s gown shimmered as the hand embroidered beads danced above a sea of soft green. The custom gown and purse were designed by the groom’s mother, and Nazia’s big smile let us know that she was enchanted by her mother in law’s gift. The groom wore a tailored pin striped suit in cobalt blue, with a pink tie and handkerchief for a pop of color. Though she was in traditional Pakistani attire, and he was in a modern suit, the colors played off each other and fit together perfectly.
The guests were on their way and we needed portraits of the bride and groom, so we wandered over to the abandoned pergola that sits on the banks of old Longview lake. Zain and Nazia looked into each other’s eyes and for a moment this colorful romance revealed the true love their marriage was built upon. Erin began to pose the bride next to a vine covered pillar, and complemented the beautiful mehndi that covered her hands. Nazia beamed and promptly showed us a secret: she put her palms next to each other, and a heart was formed with the initials N and Z contained inside! This international wedding celebration was full of all the right stuff: warm smiles, joyful laughter, and enough love to last for ages.
Thank you Nazia and Zain, for letting us in on your beautiful wedding.
Please enjoy the stunning portraits!
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Kansas City Wedding Photography at the Firestone Building
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Giant smiles, a little laughter, and a few big tears filled the dressing rooms at the Firestone Building, for a stunning Kansas City Wedding. Both the bride and the groom had the same reaction. The moment they saw themselves the wedding became real.
In a few short hours Martin would become Geony’s husband. The two couldn’t have been more excited to marry one another. You could feel the tension rise at Country Club Christian Church, right before Geony walked down the isle. It seemed as thought the whole church held their breath in amazement, joy, and love for this couple. They chose to see each other for the first time walking down the isle. Martin smiled, Geony beamed, but the best part of them seeing each other during the ceremony was actually at the end. A big sigh, and exuberant joy was expressed as they were announced, “the two have been joined as one… You may kiss your bride”. That was the moment. Right there! Martin looked at Geony, the way all movies portray the perfect love story. For a split second, time stopped.
Thank you to Martin and Geony for letting us in and trusting us to capture not only the way your wedding looked, but also the passion and love that you have for each other. We hope you enjoy your wedding photography for years to come.
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Over the past week we have enjoyed amazing weather featuring great colors, perfect for fall portraits. Please enjoy. AND… Don’t forget to book your fall portrait session. We have some times available, it’s important to get those out door photos taken before the weather changes. Get your family photos in time for Christmas Cards. Email us and we’ll share the details, and get you some fantastic Photos Edge portraits. firstname.lastname@example.org Looking forward to your session!!