This is our first wedding of the year, and we are always so fired up to get back to shooting weddings after a long winter break. Not to imply we haven’t been busy shooting all over the country this winter and spring, but we always love and look forward to the beginning of wedding season.
We captured Jesse and Linnea’s engagement session in Death Valley, CA in March, and I knew after five minutes of working with them in the warm sun of the Mojavi desert that we were going have a great time at their wedding and capture some fantastic images.
On the wedding day, we were fortunate enough to have great weather , and the rocks at Red Rocks seemed a bit more massive and vibrant with this first wedding – it was almost as if Mother Nature was celebrating our first wedding of the year with us.
After the wedding much of the wedding party followed Jesse and Linnea on a walk up to the Red Rocks Visitor Center for the reception. I panted running ahead up the hill and stairs to try and document this moment. It reminded me how physical weddings can be and that I needed to get out hiking more.
Once at the reception, amazing food and service were followed by a live band that kept the dance floor packed. The bouquet toss featured something unique; an exploding bouquet.This is a bouquet that when tossed separates into many individual flowers sporting a unique message attached to the stem from the bride to each of the awaiting single ladies – much like a fortune cookies message. This unique bouquet was created by Erin at Plum Sage Flowers. I thought this was a fresh twist on a long-standing tradition.
Jesse and Linnea are off to Greece for their honeymoon. I wish them the best and thank them for allowing me to capture their wedding day memories!