Tucked away in the bluffs above Denver amongst the sagebrush and scrub oak, nearly hidden away, a haven exists – the Sanctuary. It was the perfect place for Mataya and Brian’s dazzling wedding with its extraordinary views, lush fairways, waterfall, and pristine landscaping. From the beautiful open-air pavilion looking to the west you have the spectacular outline of the Rocky Mountains’ Rampart Range and Thunder Butte. To the north is the city below that is only really noticeable after the sun disappears behind the mountains and the lights emerge.
This wedding was truly an iridescent event – from the shinning crystal vases holding the gorgeous flower arrangements, the glimmering decorations, and the wedding cake circled in bling right down to the sparkler send-off. Yet all this shimmer combined with the twinkling stars in the sky and the glittering lights from the city in the distance paled in comparison to the beaming look on Brian’s face when he first saw his radiant bride – and Mataya’s delight to his reaction.
I must admit that the “first look” is one of my favorite moments of each wedding. Whether it’s as the bride walks down the aisle or in a private meeting prior to the ceremony – just like Brian’s, the grooms face says it all. In that preverbal “take my breath away’ nanosecond you see an expression like no other. If there were words for this look they might read: there she is the beautiful love of my life; or how did I ever get so lucky to have this woman in my life; or this incredible woman picked me to spend the rest of her life with; or all of the above. Maybe there are no words, as this kind of emotional moment cannot be described with mere words. May Mataya and Brian remember this moment the rest of their lives.
Venue: The Sanctuary
Florist: Swank Stems
Videographer: Mares Productions
DJ: Elite DJ
Make Up Artist: Megan Cary