Willow Ridge Manor Wedding :: Danielle + Dan
Storm’s comin’. Better get your partying in quick, because with hours of these photographs a blizzard will hit Denver. But there’s still time. Laugh, hug, kiss, toast, eat, drink, and dance.
Danielle and Dan are Colorado poster children. The met on a camping trip. Fell in love on a long hike. They have dogs. They love college football. Right now, I’ll wager two tickets to see Dave Matthews at Red Rocks that at least one of them owns a Subaru. So a wedding venue that shows off Colorado’s dynamic landscape would only do — enter, Willow Ridge Manor. Danielle was ready for any inclimate moments as all the guests had monogramed blankets to remember the day. The mix of moving clouds and sun made for some dramatic moments, and guests just huddled together closer for the really cold parts. The couple started the ceremony with a pass around Ring Blessing … in this case, a Ring Warming.
Thanks so much to florists Clementine’s Divine Designs for connecting the bride and I. My contribution to the vendor chain was to bring along my partner in crime, MC Johnny Cruz who let out some his “I’ve been cooped up in my house for too long this Winter” energy. Pictures don’t lie — the crowd ate it up. As a DJ, pied piper, master of ceremonies, Juan’s usually so over the top, but I looked back to see a very rare, comtemplative moment. Thankfully I had a camera.
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Lara + Chad | Willow Ridge Manor Wedding Reception
Two financial wizards marry their promising futures together on a beautiful November afternoon. A little chilly perhaps, but hey … it’s Colorado. Lara & Chad make each other laugh and there’s never a break — right down to him ‘accidently’ getting a bit of wedding cake down her dress. There were nice family touches throughout the day, including a pause in the reception to celebrate the maid of honor’s birthday (full singing, another cake, and birthday banner make it official).
Willow Ridge Manor is an interesting venue. This back East colonial house stuck in the middle of red rocks makes for many varied photography locations. From Western rustic to traditional elegance in oh … about 100 steps. Something for everyone! See more Willow Ridge Manor wedding reception moments on my porfolio website.