Cherokee Ranch Wedding Sedalia Colorado :: Sarah + Chris
A world away from where bride & groom grew up, the gentle grassy rolling hills of Sedalia / Castle Rock have always called to them. Romantic backroads, and vistas that stretch beyond eye sight. It seemed natural to host a Cherokee Ranch wedding to show off Colorado’s beauty to friends who flew in from around the world. After an gift exchange (nice watch!) early in the day, bride and groom arranged for a private first look and a few pre ceremony photos. Before anyone knew it, it was ceremony time and a trusted friend presided over the vow exchange. Some family photos and golden light bride+groom pics later, it was time for the over the top reception that rocked late into the night. A perfect dusk glow seemed to linger forever.
Keeper Of The Castle
It takes a little time to fully take in the awesomeness of Cherokee Ranch & Castle. Part Downton Abbey, part Black Stallion ranch the castle sits on a perch overlooking the sprawling southland along the foothills southwest of Denver. One of Denver’s most famous early land developers, Carl Johnson combined two scenic properties together and in the roaring 1920’s built a Scottish castle that took a full 2 years to complete. The Johnson family spent over two decades on the property and later sold it to equestrian Tweet Kimball. Kimball gave the estate the Cherokee name and in the 1950’s increased its acreage to 3,400 — its size to this day. She put the ranch on the agribusiness map when against odds and advice, she brought Santa Gertrudis cattle from Texas to Colorado. They flourished here and now are bred all over the world. You might grab a glimpse of the famed offspring roaming the grassy plains.
There’s no end to photo opportunities and time is the biggest limiting factor — not locations. All the cool archways, patios, doors, chairs & stairs are perfect frames for your posse. If you’re planning a Cherokee Ranch wedding or other Colorado event, I’d be honored to document it. Please click on the CONTACT button above to see if I’m available on your day.