Selena and Steve’s Wedding at The Lodge in Breckenridge, Colorado last weekend was one I won’t soon forget. This wedding was one I had been looking forward to for MONTHS. We were connected through their wedding coordinator Brittany of Prive Events, and we vibed right away over the phone and even more so at their engagement session. Their hearts are big, and their laughs are strong.
We were outstandingly lucky to have a beautiful summer engagement session at Sapphire Point in Frisco, CO and their wedding day was even more perfect!
Selena and Steve define fun-loving, adventurous, outdoorsy couples in love and this is everything I hope for when I photograph couples. I wish for laughter, and joy, engagement sessions outdoors, and down-to-earth brides + grooms with big hearts for the people in their lives. This is Selena and Steve to a T! During many of the reception speeches were heartfelt remarks on how these two turn friends into family and strive to take care of the people around them. That is incredible.
The wedding day was super chill. Like the most chill wedding I’ve ever witnessed. Steve and his guys got ready at the insanely classy Breckenridge Distillery back room. They ate BBQ, drank cocktails and joked with each other. Selena and her girls dolled up at The Lodge, until we loaded up Steve and Selena into separate cars to drive down Boreas Pass to have their first look overlooking a lake in the company of trees, clouds, and the Mountains. With rain sprinkles throughout the day, their ceremony cleared up for the most amazing moments on the deck of The Lodge. The view was breathtaking, and so were Selena and Steve.
Selena's Man of Honor, Davis, a professional dancer and choreographer, choreographed a special dance to “I wanna dance with somebody” for the married couple during the reception, while including all of their wedding guests. Anyone who knows me, knows I love this song, so I had a hard time photographing and not dancing along. But when Davis did a backflip, into the splits, you betcha I caught that on camera.
Selena and Steve, no one deserves this perfect day more than the two of you. I am so beyond happy that I got to be there to witness the beginning of your next big adventure. Thank you a million times over for being so incredible. I hope this new adventure together gets better each and every day. Your joy is contagious and I absolutely loved being surrounded by it on your wedding day. Cheers to many more decades of love, happiness + adventures!
Highlights: Breckenridge Colorado (enough said), wildflowers, lake views for the first look, feeling like family, Selena's contagious laugh, when the flower girl wouldn't walk down the aisle - so Steve walked down to her and picked her up and carried her down the aisle helping to distribute the flowers, all the dancing at the reception - like when during Selena and her dad's dance they broke out into the "Tootsie Roll" and her brothers joined in wearing masks, and when Davis stole the show with his choreographed dance. Ahh, bring me back.
Wedding Coordinator + Floral: Brittany Tolibas with Privé Events
Venue + Caterer: The Lodge at Breckenridge
Cake: Fluffed and Frosted
Donuts: Habit Doughnuts
DJ / Band: Complete
Dress Shop: CC's Boutique
Tux / Suit / Ties: Nordstrom
Bridal Jewelry: Mavilo earrings
Hair: Jenn Marchetta
Makeup: Nicole Toledo Makeup Artistry
Wedding Rings: Mavilo
Videographer: Whitney Milton
Stationary/Escort Cards: Lucky Onion
Officiant: Kim Tavendale