Lindsay and Mike’s wedding at the Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park was one of most fun weddings I’ve ever been to. It was gorgeous, the weather was perfect, and there were temporary tattoo mustaches. The last part tips it over into BEST. WEDDING. EVER. territory.
Lindsay was a beautiful bride–I love these photos of her getting ready!
A hug during the First Look.
With a late September wedding in Estes Park, you never know what kind of weather to expect…Lindsay and Mike got the absolute best! A gorgeous not-too-hot-not-too-cold day with the aspens just starting to change colors for fall.
Bride and groom portraits in Estes Park at the Della Terra Mountain Chateau.
The bride and bridesmaids had matching red shoes–gorgeous! The the red, yellow, orange and green gerber daisy bouquets were fantastic!
The wedding ceremony at the outdoor ceremony spot at the Della Terra Mountain Chateau.
After the ceremony we wanted to do a few more portraits, since the light had become much softer and ever-so-much-more gorgeous. Since we’d already taken photos, though, and the wedding party already had drinks in hand, on a whim I said “bring the drinks with you.” I figured we’d go with some spontaneous chatting shots, but once they gaggled together they all spontaneously raised their glasses, and their idea for this shot was way better than my original plan!
I love this wedding party portrait because it captures the celebration of the day. I’ve only been a bridesmaid once, and the memory of that wedding (my sister-in-law’s) is so glow-y and love-y to me. The wedding party had so much fun together and I love to see that at weddings. People coming together to celebrate the bride and groom’s past and future. (You can tell that wedding season is over when I start getting sappy like this…)
Bride and groom with mountain view.
A super fun bride and groom shot–Lindsay actually picked up a pine cone in her underskirt (and a heck of a lot more dirt–outdoor Colorado brides should always be prepared to get a little dirty!) that has been photoshopped out. :)
Cocktail hour at the Della Terra.
Their mountain themed wedding cake and programs were amazing. Everything was impeccable.
Inside the reception hall at the Della Terra. Pretty gerber daisy centerpieces! And all of the tables were named after mountains–such a cute touch!
I was very excited to see that they were serving my favorite chardonnay (even if you can’t drink it, it’s still fun to see the rows of bottles)!
And then the party started. There are so many hilarious reception shots that I won’t show you…but trust me–this was a PARTY.
I love this bouquet toss action shot–check out all of the arms and the flowers breaking apart!
There was a TON of laughter!
Thanks in no small part to the radtastic idea of one of the guests–she brought a pack or two of temporary tattoo mustaches and they were the hot item at the reception. Everyone wanted one, and it was hilarious out on the dance floor. I will be bringing several dozen to every wedding I attend as a guest, now! Stephanie (my second shooter) and I wanted in on the mustache action, too. We were attempting the self portrait below when a guest jumped in…
And if awesome fake mustaches weren’t enough, Lindsay and Mike had a fantastic photobooth!
Stephanie and I couldn’t help but join in…
Lindsay and Mike, thank you so much for sharing your ridiculously fun wedding with us. I can’t wait to show you the many laugh-out-loud reception photos that you can use to blackmail your friends for years to come. Just promise you won’t delete the equally hilarious ones of you guys. :P
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