In some cultures, rain on your wedding day is a symbol of good luck because it signifies a renewal and fresh start. At over 9,000 feet, just below timberline in the mountains of Colorado, rain happens – you can almost count on it. The freshness it leaves behind intensifies the crisp pine scented air. The good thing about rain is the beauty it brings. For this day the clouds lifted just in time for the ceremony and carried the rain with them leaving beautiful meadows and mountainsides covered in wildflower confetti – it was spectacular.
Piney River Ranch is a magical place for a wedding. It has a feeling of seclusion far from the everyday world – it’s like having your own little piece of heaven for your wedding. Here you find the striking contrast of the raw wild mountain peaks to the soft meadows and clear tranquil lake. Add wildflowers, wildflowers and more wildflowers with a wedding party and you have one stunning event.
Sarah and Michael have been dating for ten years. They are so much fun, always joking and laughing together. There’s no doubt that they are deeply in love and truly enjoy each other’s company. I was thrilled when they agreed to jump in a canoe and paddle out on the lake just as the sun hit the mountain peaks washing them with crimson light that reflected on the water. How many couples do that – really?
This wedding was filled with fun, laughter, and loving sentimentality. Both the father of the bride and the father of the groom shed a few tears. These are the moments that strike a cord with my nostalgic side and touch my heart. The venue, flowers, decorations and food add to making a wedding special but it’s the bride and groom surrounded by loving and supportive family and friends that is truly the most beautiful part of all weddings.