Wedding Weekend ~ The Big Day {July 20, 2013}

Exactly two weeks ago, my little sister walked down the aisle to marry her fiance! At 4:30pm on the dot, precisely the start time of the ceremony, the mountain clouds rolled through with a quick downpour. Not five minutes later we were on our way towards the altar. Rain = good luck!

As you can imagine, I did not snap photos most of the day and everything was taken on cell phones and point & shoot. Liz & Adam hired an AWESOME photographer for capturing the beauty of the day, and as a photographer myself, I wanted to keep out of his way as much as possible. I captured a few shots throughout the day that will at least tell the story. When the photographer has the images ready, I can’t wait to share! In the meantime, here’s how the day went…

The gals got ready in the bridal suite.

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Meanwhile, the boys shot guns in the forest.

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See the pink camera case attached to hubby’s belt below? He received instructions to make sure photos were taken during their excursion. He’s married to a blogger AND photographer, after all!

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The bridal party photos took place at Lily Lake, and the best photo of my hubby EVER was captured by the groom. Together we snapped a good photo too, and hubby helped out with dress duty!

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Following the ceremony (see yesterday’s Rehearsal post for photos of how it looked), the Reception began at Taharaa. Delicious food, lots of dancing, bouquet catching, and cigar smoking occurred. A great time was had by all in celebration of Liz & Adam’s marriage!

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That’s Steph, the middle sister, ballet dancing towards the bouquet. She didn’t catch it, but she sure as hell looked pretty {crazy} trying! The girl who Steph’s about to knock over with her echappé (yes, I Googled what this move most resembled) is Alecia, another bridesmaid. Alecia successfully ripped the seam of her dress attempting to catch the bouquet. These gals were ruthless!

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The next morning we said goodbye in an awkwardly lit balcony under blaring sun. Liz & Adam headed deeper into the mountains for their honeymoon and the rest of us went back to planes, trains, & automobiles to journey home after a FANTASTIC time in Colorado.

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Congratulations, Liz & Adam! Thanks for a wonderful week in CO. We love you. xo

 

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