Jen & Ryan’s Villa Parker Wedding | Real Wedding | Denver Wedding Planning & Photography


rainbow over a bridal party in Colorado
Jen is a yoga instructor and Ryan plays in a band. I met them during my hot yoga class. Jen was the instructor. I was immediately taken by their warm personalities and great energy. When Ryan popped the question to Jen at the Clock Tower in Denver in such a unique way, I knew they would have a one of a kind wedding. And they did. On May 13th, they gathered 200 of their closest friends and family including 28 bridesmaids and groomsmen (14 on each side) and had a rock’n party at the beautiful Villa Parker in Parker, Colorado. The images are from the brag books that they gave to their moms.

VENUE: Villa Parker

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Laura Pearson and Kristie Sadowski


CATERER: The Food Guy

DJ: DJ Cyn, Cynthasizer Productions

FLORAL: Handmade origami made by a friend

Miranda & Ben’s Red Rocks Wedding | Real Wedding | Denver Wedding Planning & Photography

Generally speaking, when you talk about Red Rocks you are talking about the amazing concert you saw Friday night or the great hike you took with your dog. But this post is about a great spring wedding, with perfect weather, at the world-renowned Red Rocks Park.

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Miranda and Ben were already making a wonderful life for themselves and their adorable daughter but they wanted more. They wanted to make a commitment to each other in front of their families and friends. So on April 29, 2011 they tied the knot beneath the backdrop of the gorgeous red rocks. Even their dog got to take part in the festivities. I loved his modern floral collar. So adorable. Ruff, ruff!

Mountain Wedding Inspiration

Get inspiration for your mountain wedding. Whether you are going for rustic chic, small town charm, active adventurer, or a upscale luxury weekend wedding. These inspiration boards will help you decide on style, colors, venues, vendors, DIY and much more. View fun, unique and beautiful REAL weddings from throughout the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Happy exploring!

Hot pink and black wedding in Breckenridge

COLOR PALETTE: Hot Pink and Black

LOCATION: Breckenridge, Colorado

VENUE: Ten Mile Station

PHOTOGRAPHY: L Elizabeth Events

FLORAL DESIGN: Petal and Bean

CUPCAKES: Blue Moon Bakery


Brown and yellow wedding at Copper Mountan

COLOR PALETTE: Brown and Yellow

LOCATION: Copper Mountain, Colorado

CEREMONY VENUE: Copper Mountain Resort


PHOTOGRAPHY: L Elizabeth Events



Ranch wedding at C Lazy U. Navy and ivory color palette

COLOR PALETTE: Navy and Ivory

LOCATION: Granby, Colorado

VENUE: C Lazy U Ranch

PHOTOGRAPHY: L Elizabeth Events

BRIDAL ATTIRE: Vera Wang and Jimmy Choo

FLORAL DESIGN: Pick Me Floral Design


Wedding at Elk Ridge Ranch in Breckenridge. Blue and white color palette.

COLOR PALETTE: Blue and White

LOCATION: South Breckenridge, Colorado

VENUE: Elk Ridge Ranch

PHOTOGRAPHY: L Elizabeth Events

OFFICIATE: Leon Littlebird

CATERING: Hearthstone Catering

FLORAL: Petal and Bean


Wedding at Sapphire Point in Breckenridge. Wild flowers.

COLOR PALETTE: Wild Flowers – Yellow

LOCATION: Breckenridge, Colorado

VENUE: Sapphire Point

PHOTOGRAPHY: L Elizabeth Events



Rustic Wedding at Maryland Creek Ranch. Light pink and blue

COLOR PALETTE: Light Pink and Blue

LOCATION: Silverthorne, Colorado

VENUE: Maryland Creek Ranch


PHOTOGRAPHY: L Elizabeth Events

RENTALS: Alpine Rentals


CAKE: Blue Moon Bakery


BRIDE’S ATTIRE: David’s Bridal

CEREMONY MUSIC: Bagpipes, Family Friend


Vail Wedding at Beaver Creek Chapel and Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch. Purple and Ivory.

COLOR PALETTE: Purple and Ivory

LOCATION: Beaver Creek, Colorado

CEREMONY VENUE: Beaver Creek Chapel

RECEPTION VENUE: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch

PHOTOGRAPHY: L Elizabeth Events

CATERING: Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch


Spring wedding at a private residence in Breckenridge. Pink and gray.

COLOR PALETTE: Pink and Gray

LOCATION: Breckenridge, Colorado

VENUE: Private Residence

PHOTOGRAPHY: L Elizabeth Events

CATERING: Gilchrist Catering

FLORAL DESIGN: DIY Pomanders (kissing balls)












Taylor & Scott’s Engagement at Breckenridge Ski Resort | Wedding Proposals | Breckenridge Wedding Planning & Photography

Surprise, Surprise

Well as you can probably tell from the title, this entry is about a surprise engagement session I did in Breckenridge, on the mountain, right near the Beaver Run Superchair.

It was a beautiful and typical December day in Breckenridge. Clear skies, warm temperatures (for the winter) and love was in the air! Scott had spent an hour with me the previous day planning his surprise. Where would he stop to propose? How would I hide? What if she didn’t feel like skiing that day? What if he dropped the diamond in the snow??? The unknowns were endless.

He was going to ask his girlfriend (his high school sweetheart, Taylor) to marry him the following day right on the slopes in front of God and everyone. He was so excited! His family was so excited! I knew she would be excited too! The following day came and at 1pm I was in my “hiding” spot. I captured them riding the chairlift and waited for them to appear in the designated spot.

As I waited I realized I had butterflies in my stomach. I guess that is why I love wedding photography, because you get to be apart of people’s best days and share in the adventure.

They finally arrived at the spot and I started taking pictures trying to be invisible until I realized Taylor had absolutely no clue I was there. She was mesmerized by her moment with Scott. The love they shared wiped away the rest of the world. I remember what that is like.Finally after the proposal, he told her I was there taking pictures to capture the moment for her, them and her family back home. It was another great surprise – hence the title Surprise, Surprise.

That day, I never heard her answer to the question but I am sure by all the kissing and tears she did in fact say “Yes”.

To Scott and Taylor: An old Irish Blessing -“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that’s always blue.  And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.”

Congratulations you crazy kids! I know God has great things in store for you…