In the wedding industry, there’s a little thing called COMMUNITY. Us industry professionals have each others back, whether its me bringin the DJ a drink during the reception ‘cause he can’t leave his stand, a Florist giving a wedding coordinator some flowers to take home at the end of the night for a job well done, or just understanding that we’re all drowning 8+ months out of the year.
This wedding came to me in a way of Community. 3 weeks before Alyssa and Keanan’s wedding they got word that the badass photographer they hired out of Tennessee had been in a motorcycle wreck and would have to find another photographer to take over. Alyssa reached out to see if I happened to be available, and after I shifted my calendar a smidge, I was able to say Yes, and add these two to my lineup for September. I am so thankful that photographers have each other’s back. There was no way I was going to let these two not have a photographer, and I wanted Jaime (their original photographer) to feel at ease as she recovered from her surgery. So here we are.
Alyssa and Keanan‘s wedding at Casa Vista in Fraser Colorado was seriously the best day. The laid back vibe paired with the immeasurable love between these two, their family and wedding guests, made it an incredible day to be a part of. Seriously, so many laughs. You’ll see the absolutely joy in every photo below.
Alyssa found her beautiful geometric design wedding dress in Asheville North Carolina with her grandma Corina and family there. Her wedding day style was very minimalist: No train on her wedding dress, no vail, Toms for her shoes, adorned with a gorgeous headpiece and simple earrings. Then she rocked a black leather jacket for reception. #pinchme
Keanan’s style was also simple and stylish. A custom IndoChino suit, supporting a local Denver Company with ties + pocket squares from Knotty Tie, but the best part of Keanan’s style — the hops included in his boutonniere. Grown in their backyard (Keanan’s a master small-batch brewer) and picked specifically for the day.
During the ceremony it was noted that Keanan thinks she’s one bad ass chick. I COMPLETELY AGREE! Keanan, you're pretty bad ass yourself. Between mountain biking, adventure travels, insane smarts, beautiful smiles, and a laid back spirit, you two are a match made in the mountains. It was made very clear that both families raised their children with the emphasis of nature and adventure, so it makes sense that during Keanan and Alyssa's first camping trip together, they slept under the stars and realized there was something more there.
Not only is this a match seriously made in heaven, I about lost my mind when I found out all four parents have forestry backgrounds. No wonder the transition into this marriage is flawless. The added detail of Keanan's dad wearing a wood tie, made me smile. This is just flipping perfect.
The cocktail hour provided delicious drinks, killer music and the anticipation of some Greek food and dancing. The wind picked up rapidly and threatened to rain, but it held off. Perfect cloud cover for the perfect day.
My wish for you. Take all the adventures you’ve had this far, and expand. Expand on how you love each other. Expand your distance from home. Expand your already massive hearts. Expand your knowledge - lets others into this world you’ve created and share the information needed to live such amazing lives.
#sorrynotsorry for the 1 million photos that follow. I forgot that I was just editing for their sneak peek and couldn’t stop obsessing over every photo I came across next. oops.
Highlights: Pure love, a Shotski, Insane Mountain Views, Their adorable dog Bridger, Alyssa's Bad Ass Leather Jacket, Hilarious speeches and Pizza Roll Toasts, Hops in Boutonnieres, Greek Dancing + Food, The Wood DJ Stand Backdrop Keanan made by hand, MadeKeanan's Dad's Wood Tie, Meeting Jaime of Our Andpersand Photo, the endless smiles and laughter.
Venue: Casa Vista
Planning: Nikki Frazier - Celebrate by Nikki
Florist: Woodstem Floral
Hair + Makeup: Wedlocks Hair + Makeup
Wedding Dress: WildFlower Bridal - Ashville NC
Mens Ties: Knotty Tie
Mens Suits: Indochino
Invitations: ThinkMake Design
DJ: Dancin' Shoes DJ
Catering/Waitstaff/Bartenders: Wildhorse Catering
Dessert: Gooch's Goodies