Archive for Reception

I’ve been a bit behind on posting weddings to my blogs due to just how busy we’ve been at the end of Summer going into Fall. When you are covering 2-3 events a weekend they tend to pile up a bit. Since I just finished photographing my last scheduled wedding of the year I’ll have a little breathing room before the holidays to catch up and post some of my favorite photos from these events!

This mid-August wedding was a great event that I was able to work with my husband, Michael who was also the couple’s DJ! It has been a while since we’ve done an event together so it was fun to be able to work with him again. One of the great reasons we love working together is because we understand how each other work! He’s always there to make any announcements that I need to make sure that people are where they need to be for pictures and I’m always working with his reception timeline in mind to make sure that we get photos done in a timely manner so they can get on to enjoying their reception! It’s a win, win for us and because of that we even offer a bit of a discount for booking us together! Yeah!

I covered the most weddings I have ever had the privilege to photograph or videotape at Willow Ridge in one year and it was an absolute treat being able to see so many happy couples get married at this lovely facility! Gregory & Lawrence have one of the most affordable venues with mountain views that is close to the city! If you are planning a wedding you need to check them out! Or at the very least search my blog posts for “Willow Ridge Manor” so you can see all of the fabulous photos I’ve recently taken there!

Leanna & Thomas had a smaller event, but it was just perfect for them! Close friends and family gathered to see this couple unite on a beautiful warm Summer evening! Thomas’ dad serenading them towards the end of dinner and it was a lovely personalized touch to their event. I also really loved their color scheme! Not an usual choice, but it was really beautiful! Enjoy the photos!

 

Here’s to all of the vendors that made this day possible:

Venue – Willow Ridge Manor

Caterer – Rocky Mountain Catering

Disc Jockey – Digital DJ

Bakery: Mulberries Cake Shop

Florist – Lehrer’s Flowers

Officiant – Rev. Scott Awbrey

Photo & Video – Crystaline Photography and Video

 

Another beautiful End of Summer/Fall wedding at Willow Ridge Manor! Sarah & Brandon shared their vows at this amazing venue with close friends and family.

Venue – Willow Ridge Manor

Caterer – Rocky Mountain Catering

Officiant – Rev. Scott Awbrey

Video – Crystaline Photography and Video

It had been quite a few years since I’ve covered an event at Brittany Hill and I was excited to get back there especially after I had heard that Wedgewood Weddings had taken over running the facility and had done some significant upgrades to it. The venue used to run as both a restaurant and banquet hall, but now it is running almost exclusively for weddings and other events. It’s great because they have created two large preparation rooms for both the bride & groom with everything you need to getting ready for your big day. They have a location on a patio that overlooks the Denver skyline for ceremonies which is also right next to a room for indoor ceremonies in case of bad weather so there’s no down time to switch between the two. And a large reception hall with beautiful chandeliers. I really like the improvements. The venue really fits what the modern couple are looking for to host a wedding at.

Carlos and Stacie were an amazing couple to work with as well. Since they were getting married a little later in life they both came with large families already established. Their wedding party had the largest number of flower girls and ring bearers I’ve seen and I believe they were all their grandchildren! Super cute! The day ended up being perfect… even with the huge rain fall that held off until almost the end of the reception. They did choose the most popular day of the year to tie the knot purely because of the numbers 08.08.18. Both Jessa (my second photographer) and I really loved all the Salsa music and the heartfelt toasts that made the event even more special. Just a really down to Earth fun loving couple to work with!

Very excited to share some of my favorites from this event!

       

Vendors who made this day possible:

Venue & Caterer: Wedgewood at Brittany Hill

Officiant: Amazing Weddings & Ceremonies – Rev. Sam Lopez

Florist: Kimball Floral

Disc Jockey: DJ – Javi B (Javier Banuelos)

Bridal Dress: Bridal Collection

Bridesmaid Dresses:  Amanda’s Bridal

Tuxedo Rental: El Guapo Tuxedo

Baker: Mulberries Cake Shop

Photography: Crystaline Photography and Video

 

Lovely formal Summer country club wedding in Denver, Colorado.

Vendors Who Helped Make the Day Possible:

Venue: Cherry Hills Country Club

Wedding Planner: Cheers Wedding Planning

Photographer: Jo Julia Photography

Harpist: Mary Keener

Baker: Das Meyer

Band: Soul School

Video: Crystaline Photography and Video

 

Another beautiful wedding at easily one of Colorado’s most gorgeous mountain venues so close to the city! Michelle & Bryan tied the knot in August at a lovely ceremony filled love and laughter. This couple also utilized me for  their engagement photos last Winter so it was great getting to know them in through doing that portrait session with them as well. It made photographing them for their wedding even more easier! Even though they had a more formal affair Michelle & Bryan incorporated a lot of rustic purely Colorado elements into their event. They used photos from their engagement session along with beautiful floral arrangements for their centerpieces, and a rustic carved ring box for the ring bearer to carry along with an Avalanche Hockey team themed groom’s cake! If you’d like to see more photos from their ice skating engagement session click on this link: http://crystalinephoto.com/blog/2018/03/15/engagement-session-michelle-bryan/ 

It was a really great wedding made possible by a lot of really great vendors! The list is below all of my favorite images from this wedding. Enjoy!

 

            

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Vendors who made this day possible:

Venue – Willow Ridge Manor

Caterer – Occasions Catering

Disc Jockey – Maestro Mobile Music Productions

Bakery: Das Meyer Bakery

Photography – Crystaline Photography and Video

Just finished up the video and photos from this late July wedding at Willow Ridge Manor. Jon, Eve and their friends and family were a joy to photograph and videotape. There were so many smiles and laughter at this event that we never had to say “cheese”! When I first met with this couple I immediately clicked with them because they were high school sweethearts who had been together for 10 years before they tied the knot just like my husband and I were when we said our “I Do’s” and now on the eve of our 12 year wedding anniversary I can look back fondly and remember where we started through reminiscing with a another young couple in love!  You two have been together longer than a lot of marriages survive already so I have faith that you have many, many more years to come together. Thank you again for having us capture your special day, I’m so excited for you to see your photos and your finished video!

      

 

Vendors who made this day possible:

Venue – Willow Ridge Manor

Caterer – Rocky Mountain Catering

Disc Jockey – Gotta Dance DJs

Bakery: Das Meyer Bakery

Florist – Hawk Flowers

Hair & Make-Up – Bel Viso

Photo & Video – Crystaline Photography and Video

I loved working with Angelina & Darrin to create their dream wedding in the mountains! This was another case of less is more! This couple planned a destination wedding here in Colorado from their home state of Illinois. Angie and I spent quite a bit a time on the phone discussing the special places that she wanted to go to do some of their photos, colors, and more. I even ended up fielding a call for where they should look to rent chairs! I just enjoy helping couples plan their big day and having seen almost every kind of wedding imaginable over the years, I can almost always point them in the right direction for their needs. This couple had camped in Golden Gate Canyon State Park many times prior to their wedding so having it here just seemed like the best idea! It was a simple affair with I think with no more than 20 guests. They utilized the Harmsen Guest House in the park where their parents were staying as the getting ready area and held their beautiful ceremony at Panorama Point. On most days this location yields a beautiful 180 degree view of mountain peaks, but unfortunately, the mountains were fogged in during their ceremony.  Luckily, the clouds parted right after the vows and we were able to get quite a few photos with them in the background.  After the family photos we did a couple mini hikes to a couple more spots with amazing views for photos and then afterwards headed to Black Hawk which is just a short drive from the park. The Saratoga Casino houses The Mill Chophouse on their top floor where the small dinner was held. The food was amazing and abundant! I think each person present went home with a  “to-go” bag!  It was a beautiful day and I’m glad I got to spend it with them!

 

   

Ceremony Venue: Harmsen Guest House & Panorama Point in Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Reception Venue: The Mill City Chophouse at Saratoga Casino

Chair Rental – Area Rent Alls

Officiant: Edwin Ward

 

This wedding took a while to happen! We were originally booked to cover Denise & Tauna’s wedding in 2017 and due to some unforeseen circumstances the ladies had to postpone their grand affair until a year later  because of this they had to downsize their plans to a simple ceremony held at the Genesee Mountain Park Picnic Shelter just a little ways up in the mountains outside of Denver.  I was pretty amazed at what can be done at this affordable venue with beautiful picturesque views! The shelter comes with access to electricity so they were even still able to have my husband, Michael with Digital DJ provide music for their event.  The couple made this a complete DIY event by do all of their own decorations, silk flowers, and even all their own cooking for the event! Denise told me she was up to the wee hours of the night creating their amazing taco bar for the wedding.

The bride’s decided to incorporate a lot of LGBT friendly colors having the wedding party wear rainbow colors. And combining rainbow sand for their family blending ceremony during the actual ceremony.

A lot of fun was had by the guests that attended… and you could definitely feel the love these two shared! Congrats again Denise & Tauna!

Venue: Genesee Mountain Picnic Shelter

Disc Jockey: Digital DJ

 

I had the most amazing time photographing this backyard wedding the first weekend in June! I told my husband when I got home that I don’t think I had ever had so much fun photographing a wedding as I did for Jordan & Ryan’s Geeky themed wedding! This couple was truly made for each other! And they hosted an event that many people participated in by dressing up as their character of choice. They told me prior to the wedding when I spoke with them that they wanted to have an inclusive event that allowed everyone to become whomever they wanted to be whether that was a princess like how the flower girls were dressed, a villain as some of their guests were dressed or if you just never get an opportunity to wear your stilts! Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your event! I’m excited that I got to use my creative imagination for the group portraits and I hope you love your images as much as I do!

 

I’m so very happy for Annje & Jim who were married in a very small ceremony at Peace Lutheran Church in Arvada, Colorado. The couple shared their vows in an intimate setting and held a small dinner afterwards at The Butchery, a restaurant located not far from the church. While Annje was getting ready she shared with me her “something old” which was a pocket watch that was her fatehr’s who had recently passed away. I made sure to photograph it knowing what a special memento this was for her. I loved that she could carry it in the pocket that was in her dress!  I’m also glad I was able to talk them into stopping over at a park on their way to the reception venue to get some more relaxed photos of the two of them with our famous Colorado mountain views! An extra fifteen minutes gained them an additional set of photos that we will treasure for years to come. Best wishes to you both!

 

Ceremony Venue: Peace Lutheran Church

Reception Venue: The Butchery