Only Fools Rush In

Your first dance at your wedding is a special moment, one you’re not likely to forget. And I’m certain I’ll remember Jeff and Aimee’s for a long time. Because they got to do their first dance three times… the first two being to very strange versions and then the third time the band nailed it. But nothing could bother these two lovebirds, not the drizzle or chilly weather, nor a missing hotel reservation the night before, or even a quick run back to the house for the grooms ring. They smiled, squeezed each other, and giggled the whole way through their special day. Their first look was darling, their vows and toasts were heartfelt, and it all took place at a castle soooo the atmosphere was obviously unbeatable as well. Keep dancing and laughing you two, it clearly suits you!  Enjoy the sampling:)

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Tied the knot, got hitched, took the plunge, you get the idea :)

It’s a good thing Payge (and her mom:) didn’t have any longer to plan her wedding because I was already firing on all cylinders to try and capture all the beautiful parts of the day.  The day began at the Joslyn Castle on one of the prettiest Spring days a photographer could ask for. I love the Joslyn because it has lots of room to scout around in, and good thing because Josh and Payge come from families who love weddings! They both had tons of family there, and a rowdy group of buddies. Although it’s hard to choose few of my favorite moments were…  when the couple literally tied the knot (some advanced rope skills required), watching Karin’s (mom of the bride) jaw drop when she finally got to see Payge totally in her wedding dress, seeing how at ease the couple was when it came time to see each other for the first time that day, a miniature cowboy named Tate who gave a fabulous best man speech, and realizing every bridesmaid was an expert at pulling funny faces when I would point my lens at them, all day long:) The reception was at the Cherry Hills Event Center. I hadn’t shot there before but I have a feeling it’s never been so lovely. Every table centerpiece was different, and tons of the decorations were heirlooms of the couple’s families. Can you see why I am glad there wasn’t even more going on? I might have blacked out from sheer wedding awesomeness… thankfully I held it together, and here’s the evidence. Enjoy the preview:)