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A Surprise Proposal in the Rocky Mountains

We LOVE it when the men think ahead and have a photographer standing by to capture the moment he proposes.  Hint, hint!

From the photographer, Dreamtime Images:
Aaron contacted me about a month before he proposed to his to-be-fiance and wanted me to document his proposal. He had seen another proposal I’d photographed in the Maroon Bells in Aspen and wanted to pop the question in front of snowcapped mountains. He and Erica flew out to Colorado — they love the mountains — and came to Estes Park to tromp around the town and visit Rocky Mountain National Park. Aaron and I decided to meet at a popular lakeside trailhead. From there, we outlined were I’d be shooting from, and exactly where he should pop the question. I had drawn a line in the sand where he was to stop and drop down on his knee, and then my wife and I ran off and hid in a creek bed, pretending to shoot birds. The funny thing was, we were the only two other people there and were in plain sight, but there was no other way to swing it. From experience, I guessed Erica would be so absorbed in the moment that we would remain unnoticed. A few minutes later, Aaron and Erica strolled along the path, stopped to take in the views of Longs Peak, and Aaron proposed, Erica said yes! Erica had NO idea we were going to be there, had no idea Aaron was going to propose, and never saw us with our huge camera.

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A Carefree Mountain Wedding in Vail

Liza & Jason  |  June 28th  |  Vail, Colorado

From the photographer, Andrea Nigh Photography:
Liza and Jason were engaged in Vail so it was only fitting that they get married there, too. There were so many personal touches that made everyone feel included and loved on their special day. The tables were adorned with beautiful vases, flower arrangements, candles and wedding pictures of their guests. Shawls were provided for the cool mountain air and antlers made a bold statement on their place settings, programs and decorations. The night was filled with wonderful speeches, good food, drinks and the celebration of these two love birds tying the knot. On many occasions, I witnessed Jason grabbing Liza’s hand and kissing it, clearly in awe and head over heals for his bride.

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Credits: Photographer: Andrea Nigh Photography  //  Venue: Tivoli Lodge

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A Vintage Chic Wedding

Abbey & Jordan  |  July 13th  |  Estes Park, Colorado

From the photographer, Aldabella Photography:
From the venue to the color palette, we knew this wedding would be gorgeous. From the moment we arrived, Abbey was glowing, so relaxed and excited to marry her best friend. As the moments drew near to see her handsome fiance, we took a few moments to give dad the very first look at his baby girl. As soon as Abbey turned around, the tears started to flow. Dad was speechless as he stood there holding her. After a first look like that, we didn’t think anything could top the emotion that was just witnessed. Boy were we wrong…As we brought Jordan down to see his bride, they were asked to do a few things before we allowed them to open their eyes. We had them take a few steps away from each other just before seeing each other and all I remember was Abbey just laughing and smiling in anticipation. Once their eyes were open, Jordan’s dream was standing there in radiance as Abbey became weak in her knees, she simply laughed uncontrollably.We went from tears of joy to more laughter than I thought possible in less than 20 min. As the day progressed, two families became one, they never stopped smiling and could be found in arms length of each other all night.

 VENDORS: Photographer:  Aldabella Photography  //  Venue: Della Terra Mountain Chateau  //   Floral Designer: Floral Design of Europe

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