Mount Princeton Hot Springs | Chris and Kendall Toole Wedding

Mount Princeton Hot Springs winter wedding bride and groom first look

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Wedding

Chris and Kendall Toole’s Mount Princeton Hot Springs Wedding

We love winter weddings, especially when they’re in our backyard in the beautiful valley we live in at Mount Princeton Hot Springs! We were so excited for the opportunity to shoot at one of our favorite wedding venues in Colorado. This Mount Princeton Hot Springs Wedding took the cake for one of our coldest, most beautiful winter weddings. What’s more is that Chris and Kendall are two of the sweetest and relaxed folks we’ve had the pleasure of meeting and shooting. Mix a beautiful wintery wedding with a sincerely beautiful couple, and BAM! AWESOME wedding to cap our 2017 season off with! With college football playing during the reception, beautiful snow capped peaks, and tears of joy all day long, what’s not to love? We are so excited to share this Mount Princeton Winter Wedding with y’all today! Mr. & Mrs. Toole, congratulations and thank you so much for having us be there with you!

Love,
Mike and Tay

How did the two of you meet?

“We met when Chris visited Stillwater for an OSU-Kansas basketball game. Chris came with two of my friends from high school and we spent the whole weekend together! We spent the next 6 months being friends before finally taking the plunge!”

Mount Princeton Hot Springs winter wedding bride and groom first look

Tell us about your first date!

“Our first date was a little different. It lasted for about 3 days. In order to go on a date, Chris had to drive to Stillwater (4 hours away). He obviously wasn’t going to drive that far just to go back, so he stayed for the weekend. Our date consisted of dinner with friends, a football game, and multiple walks on campus. We knew that spending that much time together on our first “date” was going to be telling, and it definitely was.”

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How did Chris propose?

“Chris proposed on a getaway weekend while we were staying up in a cabin in the mountains. He knew I’d want to take a picture of us because the snow was so beautiful, so he waited until I asked to go outside and set my camera up. I walked back to step into the picture and he was down on one knee!”

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What was the most fun part of planning your Mount Princeton Hot Springs wedding for you?

“Either the guest list or the dress shopping. Shopping for the dress was a great experience because I got to do it with my mom, my aunt, my cousin, my mother-in-law, and my sister-in-law. I ended up with the first dress I tried on, but I did try on many others first just to be sure. I also loved making the guest list because although it was difficult, it was so fun to make a list of all the people that bring us so much joy, we couldn’t celebrate without them.”
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What are you most looking forward to in marriage?

“Growing together and becoming a family.”

If you could pick one word to describe your wedding ceremony, what would it be?

“Magical.”

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How did you guys choose the hot springs resort for your Mount Princeton Hot Springs Wedding venue?

“Mount Princeton was somewhere that Chris and I had been with my family the previous Thanksgiving and we absolutely loved the views. Colorado is a special place for us, and we wanted the venue to show the best that Colorado had to offer.”

What was your most memorable moment from your Mount Princeton Hot Springs wedding day?

“It might honestly be when Chris and I sat down to eat dinner. It wasn’t the dinner (although it was fantastic) but instead it was our view of all of our guests. We were so grateful sitting back and looking at the people who spent their weekend traveling just to celebrate with us. We tried to take it all in, but this is why we’re thankful for such great photographers!”

Mount Princeton Hot Springs wedding reception

What advice do you have for couples planning their wedding now?

“Enjoy the process. It can be frustrating and stressful but try to remember why you’re doing all of this planning! It’s because you get to marry the person of your dreams!”

Are you going on a honeymoon?

“We went to Costa Rica right after the wedding – it was paradise!”

VENDORS
Venue and Lodging :: Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort
DJ :: Celebrity DJ
Cake :: Amanda Freeman
Dress and Tux :: Danelle’s Bridal
Flowers :: Rancho Verde Flowers 
Food and Drink :: Mt. Princeton
Hair and Makeup :: Mahria Baughn
Invitations :: Wedding Paper Divas
Programs :: Taylor Jones Photography

31 Comments to “ Mount Princeton Hot Springs | Chris and Kendall Toole Wedding”

  1. sarah says :

    this is a winter wedding for the books! You captured all of the details so well, and those mountains in the background… oh my word, they are beautiful!

  2. Hilary says :

    I’m just speechless about those mountain pictures. They’re just so stunning. The background is brilliant and yet their love shines through. I love mountain weddings- great job!

  3. fran says :

    What an incredible day at Mount Princeton for an intimate wedding! So many incredible memories for this couple!

  4. Cori Surratt says :

    Oh my God this Colorado Winter Wedding is SO incredible! As always You really KILLED IT!

  5. fran says :

    What an incredible place! Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort looks like the perfect location for a wedding! your work is stunning! so many beautiful memories.

  6. This is gorgeous!! Ahh the winter setting and the way you documented the wedding. My favorite photo is them reading their vows/notes to each other before the ceremony. <3

  7. What a beautiful wedding! We loved how you shot the wedding. We also liked the questions and answers about the couple. The candid shots were fantastic.

  8. These photographs are amazing! I just love all the blues in the mountains. Reminds me of why they call it Colorado Blue Bird Sky. You did such a beautiful job capturing how perfect their wedding day was PS I can’t believe he drove 4 hours for their first date! He must’ve know right away 🙂

  9. Erin Brennan says :

    Winter weddings are just the best, especially when they are in a beautiful state like Colorado! I especially love all of the group photos outdoors. You did an amazing job capturing their special day.

  10. Stevie says :

    OH I LOVE winter weddings!!! This is so beautiful!!! I’ve never been to Mt. Princeton in the Winter… it’s stunning! Amazing work!!!

  11. Sarah Holladay says :

    Congratulations, Chris and Kendall! Winter is a wonderful time of year for a wedding, and Mount Princeton in Colorado looks like such a gorgeous venue! Taylor did such beautiful job of capturing this entire day! I think they’ll love them for years to come. 🙂

  12. Jason says :

    Oh my the backdrop for this amazing Mount Princeton Winter Wedding is to die for! Beautiful job on this wedding!

  13. Kusum says :

    Colorado is definitely one of the most gorgeous places for s wedding, simply stunning! These pictures are beyond beautiful, love it.

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  14. Deb B. says :

    I have always wanted a winter wedding. These are absolutely gorgeous. I love the incredible view. It’s the perfect backdrop for a beautiful wedding.

  15. Surekha says :

    Wow! Colorado is seorisly has beautiful locations for weddings. The idea of getting married in mountains is just amazing. Enjoyed looking at all this pictures. Wonderful work you did

  16. kymberlee n smith says :

    That ring shot is WOW. Gorgeous bride and groom.. you can see the love they have for each other

  17. Lynn Marie says :

    I love everything about this wedding and this blog post. Everything! The photos of the bride hugging her dad made me bit emotional. Wonderful moment. Colorado is beyond stunning and Mount Princeton is gorgeous! These look like an ad for a magazine. Wow! Congrats to the newlyweds!

  18. Ashley says :

    There is nothing I love more than winter weddings in Colorado. The pictures always turn out so beautiful and these are GORGEOUS! The light snowfall is just the right amount and they look so incredibly happy

  19. Ashley says :

    There is nothing I love more than winter weddings in Colorado. The pictures always turn out so beautiful and these are GORGEOUS! The light snowfall is just the right amount

  20. Maca says :

    This Winter wedding is as dreamy as I thought! Loving every single detail 😉
    xo
    Maca

  21. Meghan says :

    I’m a sucker for a winter wedding! I bet as a Colorado wedding photographer you get the opportunity to photograph some amazing winter weddings — this one is the perfect example!

  22. Justyna says :

    Oh! That Backdrop is to die for! Such a beautiful set of frames!

  23. Anna says :

    What a PERFECT mountain wedding! Congratulations Chris and Kendall! The images are spectacular and the ones with the light coming from behind are so dreamy.

  24. Kathryn says :

    Ugh I love fur shawls! Beautiful winter wedding! Love all the bride and groom photos too, beautiful job!

  25. Ashleigh says :

    Gorgeous. I love winter weddings!

  26. Ashley says :

    Beautiful! Love the indoor ceremony option at Mt. Princeton!

  27. Sarah Fosco says :

    A chilly day but the photos look so snug and cozy and all the smiles have given me the warm and fuzzies!

  28. Heather says :

    The train on her dress is so long and elegant!

  29. Redden Wood says :

    Oh my goodness these couple’s portraits are insane!!! Beautiful Work!

  30. Rachel says :

    Beautiful wedding. Love your detail shots.

  31. Ginny says :

    Gorgoeus! I love the way the light hits her gown.

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