Rick and Kristina are one of those incredibly gracious couples that vendors will do anything for. It was such a pleasure to spend that gorgeous October day with them! The wedding was held at the Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs, and if you love food, you have to get married there. The Craftwood Inn is known for their amazing food, and they definitely didn’t disappoint–it was hands down the best we’ve ever had at a wedding (and a reminder that it’s been too long since we’ve eaten at their restaurant)! As a former wedding coordinator, I wasn’t surprised to see that Kristina had hired our favorite florist: Dawn from Hillside Consultants. And it also wasn’t a surprise to see that Dawn went all out and totally transformed the dessert table into a little forest woodland that the guest couldn’t stop talking about!
Kristina and Rick’s Wedding Details: Venue/Caterer/DJ: Craftwood Inn Florist: Hillside Consultants Cake: Little LondonCakes
Kristina had several accessories from her mother and grandmothers already out for us in a perfect display! It was an unusual wedding for us in that we arrived just after the sun rose–we got to shoot everything in morning light!
Bride and groom’s first look at Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods in morning light is always stunning, as are these two!
At their engagement shoot we did some twirly pictures, so I was excited to recreate them on the wedding day!
Dawn’s signature surprise–the wedding date embroidered on the bouquet ribbon with perfect seed pearl pins holding it all together.
Outdoor wedding ceremony at The Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs
The first time I looked at this shot of the recessional I was so caught up in Kristina’s joy that I almost missed Rick’s best man’s congratulatory pat. Don’t miss it.
Dawn’s gorgeous centerpieces inside the beautiful Craftwood Inn.
The food. Oh the food. It was so yummy. And there is that cupcake woodland I mentioned–Dawn, you are so creative and so generous with your talents! We love you!
Wedding reception at The Craftwood Inn
Tears during the father daughter dance
I love this shot of Rick and Kristina’s mom and dad.
Kristina and Rick, we love you guys! We would wish you happiness, but I know you don’t need our wishes–you will have all the happiness in the world together! (And a PS–please have lots of babies so we can photograph them and see you again soon.) ;)