colorado mountain wedding

Danielle & Kyle | YMCA of the Rockies Wedding | Overlook Chapel, Estes Park | Colorado Wedding Photographer

It was beautiful day at the YMCA of the Rockies with Danielle and Kyle. The skies were blue, the trees were lush and this couple could not get enough of one another. Danielle and Kyle currently live in Alabama, where Kyle is attending medical school. They LOVE Colorado with a passion though, and visit every chance they get. Danielle had planned for months to make her wedding truly unique and special. She had her mother's wedding dress altered into the beautiful wedding gown you see below, and even wore her grandmother's vintage party dress for part of the reception. Her details and attention to detail were immaculate and beautiful. The colors were extremely natural, focusing on the whites, pinks/blush, browns and neutral greens to bring a cohesiveness between the wedding decor and the already breathtaking mountain wonderland. I would say it was definitely achieved! Throughout the day you could just tell how loved they were by their friends and family. Everyone was so excited for them which is just the perfect way to begin a new marriage. That excitement lasted well into the night as the dance party and hulk props made their way into the scene. Thank you Kyle and Danielle for being wonderful clients! I truly wish you the best on this grand and great new adventure they call marriage. 

<3 Ashley

Ceremony Venue: The Emerald Mountain Overlook Chapel at the YMCA of the Rockies

Reception Venue: The Historic Pine Room at the YMCA of the Rockies

Cake Baker (Company & Email): Estes Park Pie Shop and Bakery

Dress Maker: Mother's dres

Hair & Makeup: Hair and Makeup in Motion 

DJ: Complete Music 

Coordinator/Wedding Planner: Jessica Weimer, A Swank Soiree 

Florist: Jill Lievense, Maid of Honor

Caterer: YMCA

Photographers: Tori Aaker, Kim Klein

Jenna & Enich | YMCA of the Rockies Wedding | Estes Park, CO | Colorado Wedding Photographer

Can I just start out by saying that I love the beauty involved with mountain weddings? It seriously just doesn't get any better than this. Jenna chose such beautiful vibrant colors that completely complimented the bluebird day. The pinks, oranges and purples....Maybe I am just biased because I go crazy about color, but seriously, I think I just want to eat her bouquet. The details were incredible once again, and she stuck with an arrow theme. The day was beautiful, not too hot and not too cold. Jenna anticipated her first look with Enich, and it was such a blessing to see such an emotional moment between the two with the Rocky Mountains glimmering in the background. Their laid back YMCA wedding was such a treat to be a part of, and I absolutely loved getting to know Jenna over the last year :).

<3 Ashley

Ceremony Venue: Sara Smith Outdoor Chapel, YMCA of the Rockies

Reception Venue: Upper Cookout Pavillion

Cake Baker: Meghan Owens (Friend)

Dress Maker: Allure

Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal

lorist: Best Day Floral 

2nd Shooter: Kim Klein

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Lindsey & Lucas | Wild Basin Lodge Wedding | Allenspark, CO | Estes Park Wedding Photographer

A little sneak peek of Lindsey & Lucas's Wild Basin Lodge Wedding on Mother's Day. We had a little snow sprinkle (yes, in May!) that added the coolest effects to the photos. The fog over the mountain truly made for a spectacular view as well. It was a little muddy, but Lindsey and Lucas were up for playing in the mud and humoring me throughout :). The day was perfect as family and friends witnessed true love at it's finest. Thank you Lindsey & Lucas for letting me be such a big part of your big day! It truly was a blessing.

<3 Ashley

Vendor Credit:
Venue: Wild Basin Lodge
Cake: Colorado Rose Cake Company
Dress: Mori Lee
Florist: Takky McGary
2nd Shooter: Erin Knabenbauer

Rachel & Tim | Mary's Lake Lodge Wedding | Estes Park Wedding Photographer

A beautiful May day with this lovely couple. Rachel and Tim were a blast to work with. They are actually an out-of-state couple from Nebraska, and just knew that they wanted to get married in the beautiful Colorado mountains. Rachel is just as sweet as southern sweet tea, and was so awesome throughout the entire time we were working together over the last year. We had a little bit of rain and a little bit of shine; exactly what Colorado weddings are! Congratulations you two, and thank you for letting me share such a special day with you all. 

<3 Ashley


Venue: Mary's Lake Lodge
2nd Shooter: Kim Klein
Hair & Makeup: Janie Rocek 
Cake: Kristie's Cakes & Cookies
Dress: Suburban Bridal
Bridesmaids: Alfred Angelo
Groomsmen: Jos A. Banks
DJ: DJ Jahsonic
Florist: Best Day Floral