Colorado, in a way, is like California–separated by region and geography. We’re based at the foothills, with toes in both the plains and the mountains–just the way we like it. When we met Katie and her family, their plan was to wed on a plot of land Katie and Dustin had just purchased, the custom-built arbor the first structure to be placed on land which will eventually support their house and home.

What was that old saying, April showers bring May flowers? Well, in Colorado those showers continued through May, making their land a bit of a mudfest. Thankfully Dustin’s family came to the rescue, offering their barn as a backup spot for the ceremony. There was even more legacy built in, as K&D’s getaway car, a gorgeous red Chevelle, was the same car Dustin’s parents drove to the hospital when Dustin was born. Moreover, it was great to see our good friend Rachel supplying some beautiful flowers that fit their event just perfectly.

Since this was an intimate wedding and Anne was otherwise engaged, just Bill documented K&D’s celebration. Enjoy some of our favorite moments from the day below, and their full gallery here. The password is Katie’s maiden name and is case-sensitive.

Ceremony venue: Private farm
Reception venue: Pelican Lakes Country Club
Florist: Aflorae
Band: Harly’s V-Rods
Baker: Me Oh My Pie
Hair & make-up: Jeannie Guitierez

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Dear k&d,

Some of my favorite moments from your day include: Watching the smile on your face grow by the minute, Katie, as your friends arrived during your getting ready. Laughing while putting rings on each other’s fingers. Getting a huge (and really tight) hug from your grandma right after the ceremony. Spinning out on the grass (oops!) on your way to the country club. Your sister’s performing as Beyonce–a great way to start the reception. Watching all your family and friends dance hard to hard rock, wishing the evening would never end.

It was fun, and I’m so glad I could be a part of it, thank you!

xoxo,
(a&)b