Annie & Adam’s Wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Annie & Adam’s Wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch

You may have remembered the floods that ravaged Colorado last year (it got press as far away as Scotland). A lot of people were displaced, and several had their homes demolished. Houses weren’t the only thing swept away; venues, many with weddings scheduled for that weekend, were also severely damaged. Annie & Adam’s original choice for their wedding was one of those affected. But thanks to a Facebook group, Save My Colorado Wedding, many of these couples found alternate venues, usually changing their wedding date in the process.

We were delighted to assist a good friend, Liesl, as A&A changed their date to one for which Liesl was already commissioned. So we stepped into shoot the weekend’s festivities at the beautifully rustic Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. A&A were such a relaxed, happy couple, and we couldn’t have asked for a better start to 2014. Here are a few of our favorite moments from the day, and we hope you enjoy!

The incredible team:
Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch
Planner: Jessica Adler of JA Special Events
Band: Kinetix
Florist: Sweet Pea Flowers
Video: Pure Cinematography
Lighting: Pure Energy
Stationery: Jenny Wittlinger
Calligraphy: Bumble B Design
Hair: Untamed Hair
Make-up: Blush Artistry
Gown: Christos

Bill’s faves of Anne’s:

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Dear a&a,

Some of our very favorite moments from your wedding day include:

Your first sight, when all your built-up nervous energy just utterly washed away. The readings during your ceremony, particularly  Adam’s brother, as he became overwhelmed with love. The awe your guests felt when they walked into the barn for the first time for your ceremony. When your niece and nephew wanted to join in during your first dance–classic. The tenderness with which you first looked at Adam after your dad escorted you down the aisle, Annie. Your laughter-especially during your hora.

Congratulations, you two and we can’t wait to share a beer with you soon at your favorite brewery!

xoxo…
…a&b

Best of 2013 – Bill’s Faves of Anne’s

Best of 2013 – Bill’s Faves of Anne’s

Today we wrap up our favorite images (we somewhat randomly selected 25 each) among the nearly 15,000 we delivered to our wonderful clients in 2013. These are images Bill loves that Anne captured, vs. Anne’s faves Bill captured. We hope you enjoy them, reminiscing about each of the weddings (click on the link for each couple to see more). Have a great weekend everyone and we’ll soon be sharing a sweet and fun wedding right here in Colorado at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.

Alicia & Gio’s wedding at the Hay Adams Hotel

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Ashley & Kevin’s wedding at the Army Navy Club

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Cristin & Nima’s wedding at Veritas Vineyards

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Elizabeth & Ryan’s wedding at Woodbury Forest School

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Joy & Jerry’s wedding at Vail Mountain Resort

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Jenn & Mike’s wedding at Clifton Inn

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Lindsay & Charles’s wedding at Hotel Monaco
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Lindsay & Kyle’s wedding at the National Museum for Women in the Arts

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Laura & Tony’s wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station

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Mary Beth & Chris’s wedding at Shrine Mont

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Misty & Roby’s wedding at the Mellon Auditorium

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Sam & Casey’s wedding at Panorama Farms

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Sheryl & David’s wedding at The Homestead

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Sarah & Jason’s wedding at The Homestead

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Tammy & Andrew’s wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek

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Best of 2013 – Anne’s Faves of Bill’s

Best of 2013 – Anne’s Faves of Bill’s

Before things really get cranking in 2014, let’s take a quick look back at some of our favorite moments and images from our 2013 weddings! It was so insanely difficult narrowing down our selections to just 25 (seemed like a reasonable number taken from the 14,983 photos we delivered last year to happy clients). Today we’re looking at some of Anne’s favorite images that Bill captured from the past year. Thanks so much for all our incredible, loving, and happy couples for sharing these moments so we could capture them!

Alicia & Gio’s wedding at the Hay Adams Hotel

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Ashley & Kevin’s wedding at the Army Navy Club

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Brooke & Phill’s wedding at the National Museum for Women in the Arts

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Cristin & Nima’s wedding at Veritas Vineyards

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Healy & Tim’s wedding at a private residence

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Jenn & Mike’s wedding at Clifton Inn

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Joy & Jerry’s wedding at Vail Mountain Resort

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Kaitlyn & Mark’s wedding at the Mellon Auditorium

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Lauren & Chas’s wedding at Fat Cat Farms

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Lindsay & Charles’s wedding at Hotel Monaco

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Laura & Tony’s wedding at The Barns at Hamilton Station

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Mary Beth & Chris’s wedding at Shrine Mont

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Sam & Casey’s wedding at Panorama Farms

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Sarah & Jason’s wedding at The Homestead

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Tammy & Andrew’s wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek

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Sam & Casey’s Wedding at Panorama Farms

Sam & Casey’s Wedding at Panorama Farms

We very frequently become friends with our clients if we didn’t know them before, and sometimes our clients start out as employees (as Eric did when he married Lora at Clifton Inn). So we were absolutely thrilled when our former production assistant, Sam, reached out to let us know she had recently gotten engaged to Casey. It was so nice gathering at the picturesque Panorama Farms just north of Charlottesville for their wedding, even if it was 87 degrees in October! As you can see, the happy couple kept their cool throughout their blissful day. Check out our favorite images from the day, then their complete gallery. The password is Sam’s maiden name and is case-sensitive.

The wonderful team:
Venue: Panorama Farms
Caterer: Harvest Moon
Baker: Sweethaus
Gown: Marisa Bridals
Florist: Sugar Magnolias
Ceremony music: Madison Trio
Band: Jebus
Make-up: Lauren Kelly
Hair: Bella Boutique
Lighting: Blue Ridge Lightforms
Stationery: Behold Designz

Anne’s faves of Bill’s:

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This kid had some mad moves.

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Bill’s faves of Anne’s:

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Loving these details:

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Dear s&c,

Some of our favorite moments from your wedding include:

Maximizing your use of any breeze (or air conditioning, whatever the environment) to cool off before your ceremony. The laughter with both your bridesmaids and groomsmen throughout the afternoon. Nearly everything called for at least a smile. Your incredibly touching and tender First Sight. Seeing hot air balloons off in the distance after your ceremony. Your sister, Sam, serenading the two of you during your first dance. Your dad’s band playing tirelessly throughout the night. The quiet way you two slipped off by yourselves to feed each other cupcakes in lieu of cake (yup, we saw you!). The extreme close-up photo your dad took of you, Sam, and Casey during family portraits. Your hugs.

We couldn’t be happier that you have found each other and so honored you chose us to capture these memories for you. Congratulations, you two!

xoxo…
…a&b

 

Tammy & Andrew’s Wedding at the Mill at Fine Creek

Tammy & Andrew’s Wedding at the Mill at Fine Creek

You might remember the creative departure one from T&A’s wedding we posted a short while ago, and the rest of Tammy & Andrew’s wedding was just as thoughtfully beautiful and a whole lot of fun. Please enjoy a selection of some of our favorite images from the day’s festivities! Here’s where you can see the complete gallery.

The wonderful team:
Venue & catering: The Mill at Fine Creek
Florist: Mary Henry
Baker: The Desserterie and Cakes by Graham
DJ: Choice Entertainment
Make-up: Salon del Sol
Hair: Imago Salan
Calligraphy: Ginny Rogan Calligraphy

Anne’s faves of Bill’s:

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Tammy plays the best air sax ever during their opening flash mob.

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Bill’s faves of Anne’s:

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Ok, so seriously, how cute is Amelie? We might have taken as many photos of her as we did of Tammy.

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Pretty details:

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Dear t&a (or a&t depending on who you talk to),

Some of our favorite moments from your wedding day include:

Your flash mob dance, which surprised and delighted every single person watching and started off with the Harlem Shake. The quiet, yet fun moments before the ceremony between Tammy and Amelie. Amelie’s perfect rehearsal of her welcome to your ceremony, followed by a solid case of…nerves? That every time we looked at you both, you were so completely comfortable with one another, smiles on your faces. The look, Tammy, of utter contentedness on your face as you gazed at your dad, nervously looking forward, just before your processional. Andrew, the nervousness and confidence Tammy was for you, all rolled into one, as she walked through the Mill’s doorway toward you, minutes from becoming your wife.  Knowing yourselves well enough to design your own ceremony, complete with letters of advice and love from your wedding party.

Congratulations, you two!

xoxo…
…a&b

Sheryl & David’s Wedding at The Homestead

Sheryl & David’s Wedding at The Homestead

Today we’re back with another fun wedding at The Homestead! It was so cool to have back to back weddings there the same weekend! Today we’re featuring the second wedding, that of Sheryl & David, who enjoyed a quiet and sweet ceremony before their big party in the resort’s gorgeous Crystal Ballroom. Enjoy a select few of our favorite moments from the day, then view their complete gallery here. The password is Sheryl’s maiden name and is case-sensitive.

The wonderful team:
Venue and catering: The Homestead
Coordination: Gail Arnott with The Homestead
DJ: Bill Gilliam of Choice Entertainment
Florist: Gillespie’s Flowers

Bills’ faves of Anne’s:

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Anne’s faves of Bill’s:

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And of course, a few sweet details from their day:

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We’re totally digging these ambient light shots from our fantastic assistant Karen:

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Dear s&d,

Our favorite moments from your celebration include:

Just how heartfelt and even tearful the toasts to you were, and how they described you as a couple to a T. The gentle comfort of your relationship and how you interacted with one another. The dance you shared with William, the Homestead’s maitre’d, Sheryl, in recognition of him “calling it first” with your wedding, even years ago. The tender and emotional moment when your dad saw you for the first time in your wedding gown, Sheryl. The understated humor you all showed when signing your marriage license. And of course, hitting golf balls in your wedding attire.

We’re absolutely thrilled for you both and wish you much joy and happiness. Congratulations!

xoxo…
…a&b