Imagine everything you love about a beautiful fairytale, then watch it magically come to life right before your eyes. That’s exactly what it felt like to step onto the property at Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park, Colorado to celebrate Sydney and Nic’s fall garden wedding.
Located at the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park, this romantic venue is nestled up on the hillside framed by colorful trees and the majestic Rocky Mountains. With this being prime leaf peeping season, the brilliance of color was unmatched. Honestly, there aren’t enough words to describe the beauty of this setting!
Everyone flocks to the mountains this time of year to catch a glimpse of the stunning fall colors, so Estes Park was crazy crowded. But being on the property of this luxury chateau made it seem like we were in our own little world!
Sydney simply took our breath away as she made her grand entrance. She walked down the aisle under a canopy of bright yellow trees and striking mountain views, leaving Nic just a bit teary-eyed! There was quite a chill in the air, so guests were given soft cushions and cozy blankets to stay comfy during the evening ceremony.
The couple had an emotional first look on a small stone bridge outside the venue. This was the same place where they exchanged vows privately before the ceremony, which just launched the romance factor off the charts!
When your wedding already feels like a fairytale, you’re bound to encounter some wildlife. And while these critters didn’t sing along to the enchanting Disney inspired orchestrations that played as the wedding party made their entrance, it was definitely giving us Snow White vibes! It was almost like they wanted to be part of the entire experience! We saw wild turkeys and deer, but the best was the elk calling out in the background. So nice to have their approval and blessing 🙂
Lace and Lilies outdid themselves with incredible florals in shades of plum and purple. They were the perfect complimentary colors to the warm fall hues outside. The inside of the venue was like a flower garden with flowers literally surrounding the couple and lining all along the tablescapes.
Multiple fire pits enveloped the cozy patio with soft light and plenty of warmth at the reception. And what a reception it was! We absolutely love it when couples have a favorite drink in hand on their wedding day. Sydney and Nic’s signature bride and groom cocktails were flowing all night and added the perfect personal touch and the party on the dance floor.
It was so nice to truly take the time to recognize this amazing couple. What a treat to witness some of the most emotional toasts we’ve ever heard! Friends and loved ones shared funny stories about the couple and their courtship. There was a clear theme: Sydney and Nic are so incredibly deserving of the true happiness they’ve found with one another.
Shifting the mood a bit, the dance party began immediately after the toasts and was for sure a highlight of the night! People stayed on their feet for every single song. With a dance party that strong, late night snacks were a must, and Sugar Pine Catering definitely delivered!
While pulling our couples out at golden hour is one of our favorite parts of the wedding day, when it’s late fall and you live in the mountains, the sun sets quickly, leaving little to no time for these romantic portraits. So we’ve found another special time for portraits after the sun has set!
Maybe we’ve mentioned it once or twice, but the majestic backdrop at Della Terra makes you feel exactly like you’re living in a fairytale, and experiencing it at night was just another level of awesome with those romantic twinkle lights. We couldn’t get over it!
Hugging this sweet couple goodbye was definitely one of the best parts of our night. They expressed appreciation for everything, but the truth is, WE are the ones who are beyond grateful to have met them. What an honor to be part of such a special night!
VENUE | Della Terra Mountain Chateau
PHOTOGRAPHER | Britni Girard Photography
VIDEOGRAPHER | Britni Girard Photo and Film
CATERER | Sugar Pine Catering
FLORIST | Lace and Lilies
MAKEUP | Nicole Toledo Makeup Artistry
HAIR | Shawna Christensen and Ali Dunning
DJ | Pure Sounds Productions
DRESS | The Bridal Collection
BRIDESMAIDS | Revelry
SUITS | The Black Tux
JEWELER | Brillant Earth
TRANSPORATION | Estes Park Trolleys
CAKE | The Cupcake Gypsies