Kara & Ryan |  August 27th  |  Colorado Springs

From the photographer, Stephanie Brauer Photography:
This super stylish New York City couple chose to have their destination wedding in Colorado Springs where Kara grew up. Ryan? What can I say, he’s a total rock star. Every time I hear Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z I’ll think of his impressive performance complete with a stage-dive finale.  And Kara, a true beauty, both inside and out. Delicate, sweet, and the epitome of elegance, she radiated with joy as he buzzed with excitement. Friends and family flocked from all over the country to celebrate Kara and Ryan’s love for each other. Everything about their day couldn’t have been more perfect, from the majestic mountain backdrop to the eight piece Diamond Orchestra who made the party a complete sensation.

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We met in New York City in the fall of 2007. It was pretty apparent from the start we were going to be important in each other’s lives. After a short time of friendship, it was clear to both of us that more than just a friendship was developing. It was then we realized that we would not only be two of the lucky ones that fall in love, but get a best friend as well. From that point on, we have been able to do so many things together. With a shared love for travel and adventure, we have been able to take many trips and experience different cultures and parts of the world along the way. Zip-lining in Jamaica, snorkeling in Barbados, snowmobiling in Iceland, and fishing in Ireland are some of the many amazing adventures we have had. The two of us feel so blessed to not only have found each other in this crazy world, but also to be supported by such amazing family and friends. God-willing, may the adventures never come to an end, and only get more exciting along the way. StephBra10 StephBra11

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Photographer: Stephanie Brauer Photography  //   Venue:  Garden of the Gods  //  Cake: Boonzaaijer’s Dutch Bakery  //  Wedding Dress:Bridals by Marisa  //  Reception Music: Diamond Orchestra