Morgan & Andrew | Wedding

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Morgan & Andrew’s outdoor wedding took place on September 21st, 2013, the last official day of Summer. Just a week before their wedding in Denver, much of our state of Colorado was ravaged by flash flooding that lasted for several days. Many areas, including many wedding venues, experienced great loss and devastation because of it. Fortunately, their venue was one of only a few wedding venues in Colorado that seemed to escape the catastrophic flooding that others experienced. Metaphorically speaking, their wedding day was a rainbow after the storm. A perfectly sunny, 70 degree day in Denver with only the whitest cotton candy clouds painted across a perfectly blue sky, none of us could have dreamt of better circumstances. They had a sun-kissed afternoon ceremony on the lawn, followed by an evening reception under a large tree strung with bistro lights in “the round”!

I was SO honored to have their wedding chosen amongst only THREE other real wedding features to be published in this stunning issue of Smitten Magazine! What an honor it is to see my work amongst that of such talented photographers, such as Corbin Gurkin who took the stunning cover image! You can also see Morgan & Andrew’s wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!

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Published: Paperswell Magazine Part I

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Kelly & Aaron | Wedding

elegant-bridesapphire-engagement-ringpink-heelsbride-and-groom-in-estes-parklace-veiloutdoor-colorado-weddingelegant-wedding-cakebride-and-groomdestination-weddingIn September of 2013 here in Colorado, we experienced devastating flash floods in many areas of our state. Kelly & Aaron’s wedding was scheduled just days after the first of the flash floods hit, and with all of their guests flying in from out of state, it was questionable whether or not their wedding would be able to take place the weekend that they had planned. From Kelly’s dress being stranded at the cleaners in a town that had been evacuated, to the National Guard turning away guests and vendors attempting to get to the wedding location (Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park), it seemed at one point that none of their plans were going to happen as they’d intended. Nonetheless, even though many of the details amazingly did come together at the last minute, their attitudes were the true testament to what their day was really about. One thing I always remind my brides of on the wedding day is that, if nothing goes according to plan other than being happily married at the end of the day, then their wedding was nothing short of perfection. One of the most memorable parts of the day in my mind was when Aaron was giving a toast at the reception he said, with a smile on his face, “Over the last year of planning this wedding, we had many people ask us, ‘Why Colorado?’. My answer was always that same: ‘Because it’s always sunny and it’s easy to get to!’”. Read more of their amazing story over on Snippet & Ink today!

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The Lonely Bouquet Project

The concept behind the Lonely Bouquet Project was originated by a small floral shop in Belgium. My friend Tricia Egan of Violet Floral Designs, inspired by the original story, took it upon herself to launch a new Lonely Bouquet Project in our beautiful city of Denver and asked myself and Lana Frankel of Lana’s Shop to be a part of it. In essence, the Lonely Bouquet Project is the process of creating a beautiful bouquet and sacrificially leaving it behind in a downtown area for a passerby to discover in hopes that it will bring a smile to someone’s day and spread kindness throughout the city. One of the most amazing privileges we have as artists is being able to add beauty to our world and I love the way The Lonely Bouquet Project does just that. Who wouldn’t be smiling after discovering such a beautiful and colorful creation during their lunch hour at work?

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See more photos and read more of the story behind The Lonely Bouquet over on Wedding Chicks today!

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Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shoot

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In this Kate Spade inspired bridal shoot that I collaborated on with a group of talented vendors, we wanted to portray a really playful and vivacious bride who was still very feminine and elegant. I adore Kate Spade’s motto “Live Colorfully” so we played up that aspect with the florals and the bold lip color, as well as choosing a gorgeous Sarah Seven dress in gold instead of traditional white. We incorporated some non-traditional wedding elements such as a pink frosted sprinkle donut (because my bride would agree that dessert can ALWAYS be justified), a Kate Spade bow ring in place of a more traditional engagement ring and a pair of Kari sunglasses by Coach for a little added flirtiness!

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Enjoy more from this shoot over on Grey Likes Weddings today!

Floral Styling: Cori Cook

Stylist: Ashley Nicole Events

Dress: Sarah Seven

Dress Store: A & Be Bridal

Makeup/Hair: Matthew Morris Salon

Sunglasses: Coach from Colorado Eye Center

Necklace: JCrew

Bow Engagement Ring: Kate Spade

 

jennifer blair - December 3, 2013 - 1:39 pm

Sarah, these so so so good! You are swimming in talent!

ashley goodwin - December 3, 2013 - 3:14 pm

OH. MY . WORD. DIED.

Lisa O'Dwyer - December 3, 2013 - 9:06 pm

So sunny and warm! Lovely!

Lauryl Lane - December 4, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Pretty, pretty! Dying over that third image… it looks like pure magic. xoxo

Rachel Havel - January 28, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Love the new website Sara! It’s so you. Beautiful shoot as well. You again! :)

Foto clipping - February 2, 2014 - 2:32 am

so colorful and gorgeous…like the last shot very much :)

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