Anne and Eric’s romantic summer wedding in the foothills of Loveland, Colorado was filled with feminine details and rustic charm; the perfect combination for a country wedding.
To say it was a hot summer day, is probably a bit of an understatement, especially when the day ended with the wedding party, bride and groom included, jumping in the pool in full wedding attire. But even the heat wasn’t going to stop this fun couple from saying I do at one of the most romantic ceremony sites I’ve ever seen.
Sweetly placed under the soft branches of a willow tree, Anne and Eric’s ceremony included a handmade wooden hexagon arch and soft florals in blush and sage. The arch was one of the many little details crafted by the groom and was a standout piece during their nuptials.
The fresh florals in blush and sage were delicately placed throughout the venue, along with cute painted signs on plexiglass to guide guests from event to event. There wasn’t a detail that the bride didn’t dream up, right down to the yummy donut wall and impressive head table.
Emotions were high, as the bride and groom exchanged letters before their first look. Standing back to back, they shared their hearts with one another, reaching for one another’s hands for support. It was a tearful and joy filled moment, when Eric finally got to see his best friend standing before him.
I don’t think I will ever not love being a witness to this special moment between the bride and groom. It’s completely raw and authentic and gives two people who have put so much energy and time into creating a memorable day, the opportunity to remember what it all has been for.
After a very sweet moment exchanged between Anne and her dad, the couple chose to have all their family formals taken before the ceremony. It’s really a great option for couples who’d like more portrait time after the ceremony for just the two of them, or to share in a private dinner together, or to possibly join their guests for the cocktail hour rather than waiting till the ceremony.
And like most hot Colorado days, one can usually expect a good evening thunderstorm to form. So as the clouds began to roll in, the sky turned into a warm array of color, drawing everyone outside the tent to catch a glance. Fortunately the storm cruised right past us, but not before entertaining us with a dramatic light show.
That wasn’t the only entertainment of the night, as one by one bridesmaids and groomsmen jumped fully clothed into the patio pool to cool down. Often times by choice, but of course a few were tossed in with a little help from some friends. By the time we were packed up for the night, the party on the dance floor transitioned into a night swim in the pool. And just before we said our goodbye’s, the bride decided to embark on a graceful journey down the pool stairs and into the arms of her husband, wedding dress and all.
It was such a memorable and emotional day for everyone. A day filled with overwhelming emotion during the sweetest ceremony, to a dance floor busting at the seams with wedding guests. We’re so honored that we were able to be there for it all.
Anne and Eric, we are so incredibly happy for you. Thank you for letting us capture this special day and be there with you to create lasting memories. CONGRATS!!!
LOCATION | Loveland, Colorado
PHOTOGRAPHER | Britni Girard Photography
VIDEOGRAPHER | Britni Girard Photo and Film
DJ | Rose Fly Productions
CATERER | Nordy’s BBQ
MAKEUP | Glam Concierge
HAIR | Alisha Hall
BRIDESMAIDS | Azazie
MENS SUITS | Al’s Formalwear
DECOR | Daisy Kay Designs
GETTING READY LOCATION | La Quinta