This is another one of my favorite venues to work at! Years ago one of my best friends got married here when it first opened to the public and I got to be a bridesmaid at her event. It has stuck with me as one of the most beautiful picturesque venues in Colorado ever since. I considered it myself when I got married, but there are a few little details that kept me from booking it. At the time they didn’t allow children at all in the venue due to the priceless works of art in it and since kids are a big part of my life I opted to go another route. There were kids at this event so maybe that policy has changed or it may have to do with the amount and the age of them. It’s also very small inside so holding your reception in the actual castle is for only very small intimate events. Larger events can utilize the tent set up next to it.  But if you are up for these small challenges this venue is one of the perfect places to have a truly fairy tale wedding!

Roxy contacted me only a couple months out from her event to book just video coverage because a key family member was not going to be able to attend the festivities. We get a lot of last minute calls for video specifically for this reason. Sometimes it’s because a couple gave it more thought and decided it was going to be important to document their day in a way that only video coverage can. Either way I think if a couple can afford it they should do it, even if it means cutting back on some other service. We do a lot of photo only packages for wedding coverage and the number one thing I hear from the couple after the day is over is “the day went so fast, I wish we would’ve just spent the extra money and booked your video services as well!” I’m never going to push video on someone who doesn’t want it, but trust me… you should just book it!

Fernando & Roxy’s intimate affair was amazing! The weather was perfect, the sunset gorgeous and well the venue… superb in every way! I loved the heart felt ceremony with lots of details about the couple, the mariachi band that serenaded the guests both before and after the ceremony and all of the other Latin flair this wedding had! Thank you again for having me document your day in this way. I even made a new friend in the photographer (another art institute grad) you hired. So thanks for that as well!

Vendors who made this day possible:

Venue: Cherokee Ranch & Castle

Caterer: Occasions Catering

Photographer: Danielle DeFiore

Video: Crystaline Photography & Video