Bart and Patty had their perfect wedding celebration in Evergreen, Colorado. We started at the Highland Haven where they and all their family was staying. This is a little gem of a spot on the outskirts of downtown Evergreen on the banks of Bear Creek. The creek is a major attraction to Bart and Patty since they are kayakers. You might have seen my blog post about Bart and Patty’s Colorado River engagement shoot back in March. After some time getting ready, we photographed around the Highland Haven and then worked our way over to the Evergreen Lake House. This is a very cool log building that sits right on the bank of Evergreen Lake with a large outside deck perfect for a wedding celebration with a mountain feel. The ceremony went off with out a hitch, the deck even went into shade 5 minutes before the start making for cool guests and was easy on the bride and grooms eyes. At one point I realized that this was not your ordinary wedding when I started to notice all the water proof Cameras that the guests were sporting. I’d bet over half of this group were rafters or kayakers and a non water proof camera means a short life in the hands of this group.
A great party ensued complete with a live band and a wedding cake that looked like a river with a class IV rapid complete with rocks, waves and his and her kayaker action figures. It was a really fun day and I thank Bart and Patty for letting me be a part of it all!
The following Saturday they had all the guests meet them on the Arkansas river for a trip down Brown’s Canyon. 37 kayakers and 5 full rafts made for a floating celebrations that won’t soon be forgotten!
I wish you both the best and look forward to seeing you on the river soon!