One of my favorite parts about being a wedding photographer in Colorado is how many great wedding venues there are. Just when I thought I’ve been to them all, I get surprised! Claia and Mike had their beautiful wedding at Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs! I was able to add to the amount of times that I got to wear a yamaca for their ceremony. I always love the variety of traditions with all the different cultures I get to be a part of. I remember especially the time when Claia circled Mike seven times when under the chuppa. There are many symbols that I’ve heard. I connected with one I heard about on Chabad.org, “If she surrounds her husband with the protective aura of her love, if she envelops him with affection, and if she makes him feel that he is the anchor, the center, the focal point of her life, then he can feel safe and comfortable. When that happens, the walls protecting his heart come tumbling down. Then she has conquered him – all of him.”
Claia and Mike along with their friends and family had an awesome dance party that was so fun to be a part of. Claia’s background is in dance and so many of the guests were also passionate about dance. These guys just kept going and going! Mazel tov, Claie and Mike! Thanks for welcoming me into your family. Can’t wait to watch you two grow old together! –Ryan
Thanks to all these great vendors for making their day beautifully unique!
Venue: Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Dress: The Bridal Collection
Cake: Sugar Plum Cake Shoppe
Flowers: Skyway Creations
DJ: Dance Trax