Sometimes, I don't meet couples until their wedding day (WHICH SUCKS!). These two fit that bill. They live in WA, so we had only connected through email and over the phone a few times. The second I met Lauren, her bright smile and giddy wedding day vibes set the tone for the day. So-Much-Fun. Jeff is the perfect match for Lauren, and vice versa. Balance is key, and these two have it down.
Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado has quickly become a favorite venue of mine. Yes, I'm a little biased since Shea and I got married at The Farmette (The sister venue to Riverbend). However, the red rocks, flowing St Vrain river, and open spaces of Riverbend make me a happy photographer.
Throughout the day, Lauren and Jeff laughed with their guests, said the most loving and sweet vows, and danced the night away under the twinkling lights of the outdoor dance floor. I love Colorado weddings with the fresh mountain air and relaxed vibes.
Highlights: Laurens youth group leader's ceremony words, the views of Riverbend, how many times the wedding party + Lauren + Jeff Shotgunned beers, when the groomsmen got into a pyramid, when Jeff got ICED during the reception (he took it like a champ), Lauren's Bouquet (THANK YOU FARMETTE FLOWERS!), Lauren's Dad's homemade Mead (Fermented honey - so freakin' good), and mostly their sweet guests making me feel like family.
The Dream Team:
Venue: Riverbend, Lyons Colorado
Florist: Farmette Flowers
Coordination: Good Ol' Fashioned Party
Catering: Lulu's BBQ (seriously good BBQ!)
Band: Tim Ostedk
Dress Shop: Davids Bridal
Suit: Mens Warehouse
Wedding Rings: Zales Jewelers
Rentals: Colorado Party Rentals