On the most popular wedding date of the year (10-10-2020), Veronica and Pablo said, “I do” in a rustic fall themed celebration in the country.
The ceremony was nestled in a field overlooking Longs Peak. And the elegant tented reception was filled with close friends and family. This homestyle wedding was one that Veronica and Pablo had been dreaming about for over a year. And getting to see their dream come to life, was such a treat. The bride’s family had been working hard over the past year to turn their cozy land overlooking the mountains, into an amazing retreat, fit for a wedding. And boy did they succeed.
It makes sense that a wedding thats taking place at the bride’s home, would be overflowing with special touches. I’m a hopeless romantic, who loves anything with nostalgic appeal. So when Veronica told me she was going to be wearing her mother’s earrings and necklace that day, my heart nearly burst. Not only was it the same jewelry her mom wore on her wedding, but it was given to her by her mother too.
Intertwining your heritage and heirlooms into your wedding day, is such a beautiful way to remember where you both came from. And serves as a reminder that two families are being woven together as one.
Veronica and Pablo also took time before their first look to exchange gifts and letters with one another. Getting to be a part of that special moment and hear the words they both shared truly set the stage for the day. It’s the perfect narration to their love story, a glimpse into where they came from and their hopes and dreams for the future.
Another unique touch, was the custom necktie worn by the groom. The pattern was a topography map of Bond Park where Pablo proposed to Veronica.
After the bride and groom shared in a heartfelt first look, Veronica surprised her dad with one too. I think it might have been one of my favorite moments of the day. The emotions just poured out of them as they saw each other and the realness of the moment set in. Veronica’s mom and dad had given her charms to carry with her that day, each with a personal message. And every time she held her bouquet, I was reminded of that special relationship this family shares.
It’s amazing how easily we take our mountains for granted. We are surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and without them, we feel lost… in more ways than one. After weeks of smoke and haze from the wildfires, it was such a welcomed sight to finally see our mountains. One of my favorite moments though, was when a handful of guests joined the father of the bride along the fence line, admiring our gorgeous Rocky Mountains. It was truly one of the most spectacular sunsets we all had seen in a very long time.
A perfect backyard wedding wouldn’t be complete without yard games and a campfire with s’mores kits for guests to enjoy. It’s the kind of gathering that instantly makes you feel like you’re at home. And that is exactly the kind of wedding Veronica and Pablo wanted. Everyone is welcome and everyone is family. We are so lucky to have been a part of the family that day. Congrats again Veronica and Pablo!
To see photos from Veronica and Pablo’s Engagement in Estes Park, CO, jump to their BLOG HERE. Are you looking for a photography team for your upcoming wedding? Let’s chat and see if we’re a good fit for each other!
Photographer | Britni and Jeremy Girard of Britni Girard Photography
Venue | Private Residence in Berthoud, CO
Florist | Tahnee Wydra
Bride’s Dress | Abeille Bridal