Lauren & Bryan’s wedding was held at Della Terra in Estes Park in June. I was excited to leave the sweltering heat of Denver for the mountains. I stopped in Longmont on my way up to pick up my colleague, Jonathan, on my way. You may remember Jonathan’s work from a previous wedding this year: Kristi & Scott in Colorado Springs. The day was warm, but beautiful at Della Terra. Della Terra is a fabulously gorgeous new venue and hotel in Estes. After approximately ten years of dreaming, the owners finally received all of the permits necessary to build this gorgeous estate on the edge of the wilderness just down Fall River Road. I love everything about this place. The grounds are magnificent, ( how could they not be, located on the edge of a national park.) They have a beautiful reception and ceremony site, plenty of portrait locations and BEAUTIFUL rooms for getting ready. The photos of the bride were taken in the Ballo Della Stella room, an amazing place with blue-slate walls, lush furniture, a giant soaking tub with a beautiful water feature, a patio and even a skylight (this photographer’s favorite!) They even have their own salon! The owners are fabulous and help coordinate the entire day, which I love, because then I can take more photos instead of trying to help everyone stay on time. I could continue to gush about this place… I am really excited to photograph Kristina’s wedding there in October!
Lauren and Bryan are really great people, they are both engineers working on advanced degrees from the University of Colorado. I believe the story goes that Bryan knew fairly quickly that Lauren was the one, while Lauren just didn’t realize that their friendship could be a bit more. It took something like a midnight motorcycle in the rain for Lauren to realize just what he was willing to do for her. I don’t want to even try to tell the story, because I know I’d butcher the details, but it was all very sweet. There are beautiful portraits, a touching ceremony and a fabulous party to follow, so stay tuned! The photos of the boys are by Jonathan and the ones of the girls, by yours truly. Enjoy!
You can see the next installment (first look and portraits) from the Della Terra wedding
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