When Robyn first reached out to me, her opening message went something like this: "Sarah, As a fellow hopeless romantic, I gotta say, I'm getting a written-in-the-stars vibe here!" She was so excited because she had found another wedding I'd photographed at their venue and was able to really visualize their own special day. They chose Mon Cheri weddings at the Colorado Cherry Company, but weren't quite sure how to make a unique pop in terms of decor and location. They fell in love with the mountain location and ability to show off our beautiful state. I love when clients put their trust in my creative eye and aren't afraid to open up their hearts with me about what they are dreaming of for their wedding day.
We met for engagement photos in Rocky Mountain National Park in December. If you missed this fabulous, cold afternoon of adventuring, you can catch up here. It was during their session that I learned they had attempted and gotten within 1000 ft of summiting Mt Rainier. MOUNT RAINIER, y'all. As an avid hiker myself, and having stood on top of Longs Peak here in Colorado, I was BLOWN AWAY about this little tidbit. These two are fierce, yet the most among the most gentle people I've met.
Robyn and Brian met in Washington DC during an outing with friends. After having been together for six years, Brian proposed to her from the comfort of their own couch.
As their wedding date approached, we were a little peeved at what Mother Nature decided to throw at us. The forecast was calling for 50s and drizzle for much of central Colorado. We corresponded the day before their wedding about changes in plans, umbrellas, and logistics. When I arrived day-of, Robyn was in great spirits and ready to marry her man-crush. Her best friends surrounded her and praised her beauty all morning long.
When it came time for their first look, there were definitely nerves involved, but they were all smiles when Brian turned around to see her. They had dreamed about having an outdoor ceremony overlooking the little lake on the property, so when it came time to make a final weather decision they decided to push forward despite the misty air. And it paid off. Chilly, yep. But 100% beautiful and amazing? YES.
They had a full house of guests, all wrapped in blankets and covered under umbrellas. It was amazing seeing the warmth of two families come together for these two love birds! In lieu of a unity candle, Robyn and Brian decided to plan a lilac bush using dirt from the four cities their parents were from as their foundation. It was a beautiful symbol.
I'm just so stinkin' happy for these two and thrilled to share some of my favorite frames from their wedding. It was beautiful and memorable, the perfect mix for a perfect day.
Venue: Mon Cheri / Colorado Cherry Company
Flowers: Morgan Florals
HMUA: Abby Perlman (Shear Abby)
Bride's Dress: Willowby by Watters
Groom's Attire: J. Crew
DJ: Colorado Mountain Music
Catering: Sugar Pine Catering