The saying goes, “When you know, you know.” When we first met Hanh and Bryan, we knew they had something special and were quite a wonderful couple. All year long, we were excited and anxious for their big weekend because of all the beautiful Vietnamese wedding traditions, the multitude of family love, and the excitement coming from these two! We are so thankful we got to spend a beautiful August afternoon with Hanh and Bryan as they said “We do!” Thank you so much for welcoming us into your home, family, and wedding day!
Mike & Taylor
Bryan + Hanh’s First Look Interview
I was so much more relaxed for our ceremony after I saw Bryan. Our families were supportive of our wedding decisions and knew that since Bryan and I are pretty private people, a first look on our own before the ceremony was a more heartfelt way of expressing our excitement and love. My most memorable moment was Bryan’s reaction: how he immediately hugged me and lifted me up in the air and how completely comfortable and excited we were about each other and about the day. (That’s why I couldn’t stop laughing, all my emotions just bubbled over :]) I would do it all over again because even though all those details were important, our marriage was the most important part of that day and our first look gave me time to soak that in.”
One of the beautiful things about our job is no two weddings are the same, or even remotely close. After we got to Karina’s family’s home on the morning of her wedding, we realized two things: first, that we were two of the only people who spoke English. Second, we were in for a real party! In Armenian culture, the bride spends the day with all of her family members, immediate and extended and the groom does the same. Before the wedding, the groom comes to the brides house to pick her up with his groomsmen in a limo. But before any of that occurs, the grooms family brings the wedding shoes wrapped in an elaborate and beautiful presentation. They run through the house dancing with all of their gifts for the bride and the mother of the groom assists the bride in the final stages before she meets her beloved. Not only were the shoes ornate and beautiful, every detail of their wedding was to the nines! People literally danced in the streets out of excitement and sincere joy for the wedding ceremony that was about to commence!
We were so thrilled with the amount of love, faith, and family binds that we got to experience on their wedding day! As well as the amount of vodka we were offered every 5 minutes, that was epic too! Congratulations, Karina and Levon! You two are perfect together and we didn’t expect anything less than awesome for your big day!
Mike & Taylor Fisher
Mike + Chelsea’s First Look Interview
“Mikey and I loved doing the first look, it was one of the main things I had to have happen with our wedding. Not only did it allow us more time after the ceremony to visit with our guests, it’s a little more personal between the bride and groom without all the guests being there to watch as well. It also helped to calm our nerves before the big walk down the aisle. Even though there was the threat of rain and all the wind, our first look actually turned out really well, I’m so impressed with your work Taylor. I think our first look was really the only personal time we had to ourselves without someone else being around, I really enjoyed it and wouldn’t have had it any other way (well, maybe minus the storm but hey, that’s Colorado for you).”
Their first dance was “Something in the way she moves” by James Taylor. By the time the song was ending and JT repeats, “She’s been with me now, quite a long, long…” Stephanie added in her own couple of “long’s” at the end of the song. After 12 years of being together, Steph and Joe were more than ready to tie the knot! Family cracked jokes and groomsmen made comments about getting in line for the beautiful bride. Despite the jokes, these two are easily some of the most loving and passionate people we’ve ever met. Honestly, you’d think they’d been dating for only a couple months the way they still look at each other, laugh together, and respect the other. I can’t say enough about the Bleymaiers and am so grateful we were a part of their perfect mountain wedding. Thank you so much, you two, for having us there with you as you finally said, “We do”! You are a beautiful and incredibly inspirational couple.
Venue | Ten Mile Station Breckenridge, Colorado
Dress | Anna Be Bridal
Hair & Makeup | Magestic Mountain Beauty
Florist | Iconic Events & Flowers
DJ | Great Times DJ – Bob Bridges
Desert/Cake | SugarBreck
Caterer | Breckenridge/Ten Mile Station
If you want to be absolutely sure people are going to stay focused during your wedding ceremony, one great way is to have an Australian officiate it! Despite being an amazing couple with an incredible group of friends and family, Sam & Todd also had their uncle fly in from Down Under to officiate their beautiful outdoor wedding in Conifer, Colorado. Having grown up in Conifer and being a huge baseball fan, Todd had his touch at the wedding, while Sam used her love for cats as her inspiration for little touches all over the wedding. Their DIY projects were amazing (I felt much better about our wedding when I saw they too showed up with a U-Haul) and despite the sheets of rainfall, made their wedding day absolutely wonderful, intimate, and full of love!
Congratulations, Todd & Sam! You two are such a great team and we are so happy we got to spend the afternoon with you!
Tay & Mike
High school sweethearts are just the sweetest, and Kelsey and Cody are no exception! Their rustic chic wedding in South Fork, Colorado was nothing short of amazing, full of love and anticipation for this lovely couple. Family and friends gathered for their intimate wedding tucked in the woods and we are so grateful we got to be apart of their big day! Thanks to Kelsey, we got to play around with some new editing that lends itself to display the romantic and whimsical essence of their big day. Thank you so much, Mr. & Mrs. Schuman, for having us share in your excitement and happiness during this beautiful time of your lives!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Amy & Dave are one of the coolest couples we’ve had the pleasure of working with! Their adoration for each other and love for the Lord were so apparent on their beautiful wedding day at Perry Park. Storm clouds rolled in, as they often do on weddings, but held out until all the wedding festivities were done, giving us a beautiful storm during their dancing and partying!
Thank you for having Mike & I be apart of your intimate wedding day. It was truly an honor that we got to be a part of it!
Mike & Tay
When your friends and family don’t hesitate to crack a joke and comment on how long you’ve been together as a couple, you know it’s been a while. However, we knew from the first time we met with them they were an amazing and genuine couple who deserved nothing short of the best. When Arty was telling us the story of how he proposed, our jaws were literally hurting from laughing so hard! And Nicole may be one of the sweetest people alive. After putting on her wedding dress she looked at all her girlfriends and said, “Do you think he’ll like it?” And while practicing her vows, she had the biggest cheese on her face. If any couple was meant to be together, it’s these two. Thank you so much, Mr. & Mrs. Mar for having us there for your wedding day! You are truly an inspiring coupe with some of the biggest hearts we’ve seen!
Arty + Nicole’s First Look Interview
What are your thoughts about your experience with the first look?
I could rant and rave about the first look. I felt like the experience was perfect for Arty and I. We were both apprehensive about being the center of attention the entire day so this gave us time to be together, have a few drinks, and relax. I wouldn’t have done it any other way, it was truly the most memorable part of our whole day. We had so much fun cruising around in golf carts; just him and I! Then, we’d stop at beautiful scenic places and you’d [Taylor] capture a picture of us truly happy, it was great!
How do you feel it changed, if at all, your walk down the aisle?
Since you spend the entire day (and night before) apart, I felt like we needed to connect before we were in front of everyone. I feel that the energy walking down the aisle changed from being nervous to pure bliss!!
Did your family conflict with your decision to do a first look?
I think people that appreciate tradition may have had a hard time understanding the concept, but I feel like you do so much on your wedding day to please everyone else that this was something we knew we wanted.
What made it special?
Do you feel it made a difference in your photos?
I couldn’t have imagined taking photos after the ceremony, I had a hard enough time taking all the family photos! I also felt like it captured more of our excitement.
If you had to do it all over again, would you?
Aside from the first look, do you feel like you had much time to yourselves on your wedding day?
I love my job for so many reasons, but one of the main reasons is for the love stories. Every couple and every family has a unique love story that is only theirs. Kurtis and Sarah met 18 years ago in grade school and although the years brought separation between them, earlier last year they found themselves sitting in a cafe catching up. It wasn’t long after that coffee date that Kurtis called Sarah and asked her on a “real date”, which was followed by courting and eventually their beautiful wedding day at the Evergreen Lake House. Mr. & Mrs. Adams, we are so thankful you asked us to be a part of your amazing and beautiful love story. We are so honored and thrilled we were there to document such an incredible chapter of your lives!
If ever there was a couple who deserved to be happily engaged, it’s Brittany and Trevor. Being a wedding planner herself, Brittany thrives off of marriage, love, and other people’s happiness. She’ll do absolutely anything for anyone without even thinking twice about her own interests. When Trevor called to tell me he was planning on proposing to the love of his life right after her 30th birthday and a surprise trip to Chicago, I was elated! Literally, I ran around the house squealing and giddy as a school girl knowing that Brittany was finally going to get to plan her own wedding with the man she loved!
After getting off a plane in Denver from her surprise birthday trip to Chicago, Trevor had plans to take Brittany on a helicopter ride from Broomfield to the Ken Caryl Manor House. Little did she know that the ride was going to end with her life changing! In the midst of the rain, Trevor got down on one knee and the soon-to-be bride started grinning ear-to-ear as she realized what he was doing. “I had a lot I was going to say, but all I could get out was ‘Will you marry me?'” Trevor said when we met up with them. Brittany said, “I had no idea! I thought it would be another year or two!”
Congratulations future Mr. & Mrs. Tolibas!