We loooove to visit the mountains in fall and take in our state’s beautiful aspen leaves. For the past few years, we haven’t made it up during the short Rocky Mountain fall, so we are extra grateful that we got to spend last weekend celebrating with a great couple’s new marriage in Estes Park, basking in Colorado fall and the Joy of Emily and Jake’s wedding at Mary’s Lake Lodge.
We knew it was going to be a great day because these two are lots of fun. Emily was a bridesmaid at our mutual friends’ wedding that we photographed in 2014, and between partying with Emily and Jake at that wedding and spending a whole afternoon laughing with them on Kenosha pass when we took their engagement photos, we were pretty sure that their wedding was going to be a truly joyful celebration. And we weren’t disappointed!
Among Emily and Jake’s best qualities is how incredibly hospitable they are. They hired Jay and I to photograph their rehearsal and rehearsal dinner as well as their wedding, and I felt immediately welcome from the moment I showed up at the rehearsal. This couple had family and friends come from every corner of the country to celebrate their wedding, so we knew that the warm welcome Emily and Jake give to us as new friends was a glimpse into the kind of strong bonds they make with people from all different parts of their lives. I hope you can feel a little bit of the warmth and joy Emily and Jake share with each other and with their community in these photos.
Meet Winny and Marty, extra special wedding-party members.
This dance party was amazing from start to finish, Leonard from Colorado Sound played a perfect playlist.
Emily and Jake – we are so glad to have met you! Wishing you the very best in your new marriage!