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A Surprise Proposal in the Park

Stephanie & Sean  |  October 30th  |  Denver, Colorado

From the photographer, Amy Caroline:  When Sean contacted me and let me know that he wanted to propose to Stephanie here in Denver, and that he wanted me to photograph it, I was over the moon. The two of them are from Texas, but have family they were visiting in Denver.  We landed on Cheesman Park in downtown Denver as the backdrop for this big event. With its big columns, rose gardens and rolling green hills, it’s the perfect Denver park to pop the question. 

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 Sean was taking Steph out on a fancy dinner date, and just told her he was taking her on a walk through one of Denver’s city landmark parks beforehand. They strolled through the park; Steph oblivious to what was coming next.

A Surprise Wedding Proposal in the Park - Denver, Colorado

 Sean had them sit down on a park bench, and read through posts from his journal. In it, he had written so many special moments that he and Steph had shared, the laughs, the tears, and mostly the joys they had had in their dating years. Lastly leading her to the page where he talked about how he knew he had wanted to marry her from the very beginning of their dating lives. He took her hand and led her to the next spot where he dropped down on one knee, officially asking her to be his forever. Steph was still so surprised, overjoyed, and shocked. With absolute joy and tears she said yes!

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 We strolled around the park, capturing the newly engaged couple. Stephanie couldn’t stop looking at her new bling, and smiling up at her darling fiance.

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A Fun & Relaxed Colorado Mountain Wedding

Kimberly & Alex  |   June 26th   |   Vail, Colorado

From the bride: We wanted the wedding to feel fresh, fun, and personal to our style. We are outdoorsy, and I’m an elementary teacher, so we wanted little pops of fun and whimsy.

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THE CEREMONY: The ceremony was outdoors against a gorgeous backdrop of Piney Lake and the Gore Mountain Range. It was a gorgeous, sunny day, and everything went beautifully! We were so lucky. We wrote our own vows, which we revealed to each other in the moment.

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THE GUEST TABLES: Instead of table numbers, each table was named after a country we have traveled to together as a couple (Egypt, Israel, Germany, China, Austria, Thailand, Honduras, etc).

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MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: We loved our private canoe ride on Piney Lake at sunset… amazing moment we’ll always cherish!

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THE DANCING:  During the father-daughter dance to Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely,”  my dad pulled a harmonica out of his pocket during the instrumental break and played along.

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 LATE-NIGHT SNACK: We loved roasting s’mores against an epic night sky of stars – no light pollution in the mountains!

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MY ADVICE:  Have fun! And create a designated wedding email to separate your personal correspondence from your wedding-related correspondence – that’s step 1! Agree on a budget, talk about each of your non-negotiable hopes and dreams, and get a few big-ticket budget items taken care of early. Find little ways to make it personal – guests noticed and appreciated those little details, and they made the day feel special for us.

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Photographer: Chris McLaughlin Photography   //   Band: Diamond Empire Band   //   Favors: We donated to the World Wildlife Fund on behalf of our guests  //   Hair & Makeup: Weemala Hair & Makeup  //  Venue: Piney River Ranch

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A Rustic Chic Mountain Wedding in Washington

Nicole & Darek  |  July 11th  |  Leavenworth, Washington

Nicole began planning her wedding day from the moment her and Darek got engaged. An adventurous, free-spirited, fun-loving couple, these two put an incredible amount of care and thought into each personalized detail from their wedding. From the beautiful hand-dyed napkins to the naked cake made by one of Darek’s very talented groomsmen, these two had everything covered for the perfect wedding celebration. The evening was filled with signature cocktails made with simple syrup infused by the groom, lawn games, and dancing under the stars.

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The Wedding Vendors:  Photographer: Amy Galbraith Photography   //  Venue: Brown Family Homestead  //  Event Planner: Knox Standard  //  Hair Stylist: Posh Styling  //  Caterer: RE: PUBLIC  //  Dress Designer: Sarah Seven

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