Cherokee Ranch and Castle Wedding | 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 eyesight. 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 a gift exchange (nice watch!) early in the day, the 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 take in the awesomeness of Cherokee Ranch & Castle fully. 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 beautiful properties and in the roaring 1920s built a Scottish castle that took a full two years to complete. The Johnson family spent over two decades on the farm and later sold it to equestrian Tweet Kimball. Kimball gave the estate the Cherokee name and in the 1950s 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 most significant 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. My wedding coverages are well rounded, balanced to include your family, guests and all the fun that surrounds the day. I blend quietly in the background, only directing when need and posed photos always happen quickly. You remember a wedding, not a photo shoot. Please click on the contact button above to see if I'm available on your day.