Sometimes you have a day that is more perfect than you could have ever imagined. This was one of those days. Kristen & Chris were getting married at Planet Bluegrass up in Lyons the day after last weekend’s big snow storm. I wasn’t sure what it was going to be like under the sheer cliffs that line the venue. However, there was no reason or sense in fretting. No matter what the weather was going to be like a wonderful thing was happening, Chris and Kristen were getting married. Nothing could ruin that.
As we all know now, the day turned out to be beautiful! The sun was shining and melted all the snow. It was actually so warm I took off my sweater. The girls gladly left behind the rain boots they had bought in the hotel. When I arrived Kristen was all smiles. The girls we all relaxed, pouring champagne and laughing. They casually got ready at the St. Julien Hotel in Boulder and when it was time to leave they were more than ecstatic.
Planet Bluegrass was a dream. It is one of the most unique places I have ever photographed. It has everything from beautiful greenery, rustic buildings, a calming creek, mountain views and a sheer rock wall that juts to the sky. The ceremony sits right on the creek. I wanted to take Chris and Kristen everywhere. Together, they laugh and melt. I just wanted to spend the whole day in the moment that they saw each other for the first time. I have never seen so much laughing and pure joy as when Chris turned around. Kristen just makes Chris light up. Separate they are some of the sweetest people. Anyone will tell you that. Together, they shine exponentially. You can just tell that they are meant to be. From the time we got to spend with just the two of them before the ceremony to clinging to each other on the rock over the river it only took a split second to realize how well these two fit.
The day continued from arriving at the venue without a hitch. I have to say Heather with Calluna Events killed it at this wedding! There were cocktails on the patio following the ceremony. It featured lawn games and good drinks. The speeches were sweet with the perfect amount of humor. Kristen’s dad and mom brought down the house. Chris’s mom leads the way to the dance floor a traditional cheer of shots and then party time. Of course, the party was epic. You have to have good music in a venue that holds so many concerts right? Hipster Mama Productions brought down the house.
Throughout the day I loved hearing all the stories from friends and family about what made these two perfect for each other. They are full of adventure and love and their marriage will be too!
Thanks to all the amazing vendors:
The crystal detail on these shoes are amazing!There is nothing better than your favorite girls getting ready with you on your wedding day.Oh the joyful moment when you get to put on the dress you have been waiting forever to wear.A few finishing touches.Here we go.Planet Bluegrass is such a unique venue.You need a little help to make sure that tie is perfect.The boys know they are nailing this getting ready thing!They do say you look your best on your wedding day. These moments prove it.Now that is a good looking wedding party.All smiles getting ready to see each other.The moment they see each other for the first time that day is priceless.It is so easy to tell they are truly happy.You can’t fake moments like this!A little sneak away time on their wedding day.Kristen and Chris’s wedding was all fun and games.A great group of guys.These girls are so fun to hang out with.Grandma might have been the most excited person there!The vows were amazing! The whole crowd was tearing up.What a spot for a ceremony!The reception space perfect from floor to ceiling.Fun and good looks, this is a photographers dream.The boys just couldn’t help themselves to throw in a little bit of silly.I love vines growing up the silo.Seriously this spot is epic! Good thing Kristen and Chris are adventurous.These two were well toasted.There was a lot of sweet advice and good laughs all around.The cake looked delicious. They also had a cheesecake bar!Chris and Kristen nailed their perfectly choreographed first dance.Oh gosh, grab the tissues. Look at how sweet he looks at his daughter.The music was awesome!