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Elegant and Natural Lyons River Bend Wedding

Colleen and Paul’s Lyons River Bend wedding was so beautiful that it was chosen to be featured on BRIDES online, and I’m thrilled to share some of my personal favorites here! Colleen said that she and Paul’s vision was to create a wedding that was, “elegant and natural,” so along with We Tie the Knots, they “…kept the color scheme very neutral and planned a romantic dinner in the middle of this rugged canyon.”

The day started at Hotel Boulderado, where I immediately fell in love with the hotel’s gorgeous floral wallpaper. It was the perfect backdrop for photographing Colleen’s stunning dress, jewelry, and other bridal details before we headed to River Bend.

Lyons Farmette Riverbend Wedding

Lyons Farmette Riverbend Wedding

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Lyons Farmette Riverbend Wedding

Both Colleen and Paul were so calm before their wedding ceremony, and they chose to wait to see each other until Colleen walked down the aisle. First looks are wonderful (and I adore photographing them!), but it adds another element of excitement when couples choose to wait to see each other. I had a first look with my husband, and I’m so glad we did, so I think both choices are equally perfect.
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Liz Griffith of Cori Cook Floral Design created stunning arrangements for Colleen and Paul! Everything from the boutonnieres to the center pieces were a work of art!

Lyons Farmette Riverbend Wedding

Lyons Farmette Riverbend Wedding

Lyons Farmette Riverbend Wedding

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Romantics with the bride and groom are always my favorite part of the day, and Colleen and Paul chose the perfect location and time of year for a stunning backdrop! Fall in Colorado is just about as beautiful as it gets!

Lyons Farmette Riverbend Wedding

Lyons Farmette Riverbend Wedding

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Lyons Farmette Riverbend Wedding

Lyons Farmette Riverbend Wedding

Lyons Farmette Riverbend Wedding

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Thank you Colleen and Paul for choosing me as your wedding photographer! Happy Anniversary, and best wishes for a lifetime of love and happiness together!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lyons Farmette & River Bend || Wedding Planner: We Tie the Knots || Bride’s Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier || Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Hair & Makeup: Fluff Denver || Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids || Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse || Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Shane Co. || Floral Design: Liz Griffith for Cori Cook Floral Design || Invitations & Paper Goods: Spark Letterpress from Wordshop Paperie; Dinglewood Design || Music: Ribbons & Strings Ensembles; A Music Plus || Catering: Epicurean || Cake: Sugar Bakeshop || Rentals: Yonder Floral & Decor House; Event Rents || Videographer: Aflatis Films