In La Grange, Wyoming, High atop a bluff overlooking his family home, a place rich with beauty and meaning, they joined hands and promised their lives to each other as family and friends looked on. Then together, under big Wyoming skies surrounded by rustling prairie grasses, Charla and Dalton burned the evidence of their love and legacy in their family brand with woodsmoke and a kiss.
For being pretty, smart, and inordinately organized, Charla is easy going. She’s the kind of girl who’ll plan a perfect wedding day and then let the day take its natural course, enjoying in every moment. She was gorgeous in her custom Casablanca gown paired with her turquoise jewelry and tasseled teal boots… and her bridesmaids were the very best sort to be around, kind, fun, and truly lovely to the core. Check out how beautiful they looked in the images below, I’m still swooning….
The light shone through the trees.
Their wedding day began with the sounds of birds singing in Laramie’s historic tree district. Neither Amanda nor Devin being Laramie natives, it wasn’t until they met and fell in love that they found home could reside both in a zip code and wherever they were with each other. Together they’ve created a space called home that belongs wherever their hearts intertwine.
Arriving at Ivinson Mansion, flowers blooming, bee’s humming, everything green and alive. The perfect day for a wedding, the perfect day for love…
These two have an energy, a way of communicating without speaking… a connection unlike any other. Brent & Alexis said their fairgrounds wedding would be a celebration for friends and loved ones, but it was also a day filled with rich history and meaningful details.
Embellished with burlap, lace, and pallets, their wedding and reception was full of rustic country charm, perfect for the Albany County Fairgrounds Venue. The florals and decor were handcrafted by Alexis with help from her mother and bridesmaids….
Sometimes there are no words to describe a moment,
…a weekend, a place, and true friendships. We followed Mary & Chris to Chattanooga to celebrate and document their love under the same trees where they were raised. In the days before the wedding we were welcomed by family and made new friends as we all came together to celebrate the joining of two lives.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There isn’t much better than photographing two friends in love. You get to celebrate them as they celebrate each other. I got to witness their joy and I’m honored to tell their story through photographs and words.
It really wasn’t glamorous…
We drove into the clouds.
Wetter than fog, but not quite raining… The pines at the summit were covered in frost, each needle a tiny white puff, the result of a very late spring. As we drove over Happy Jack Road and pulled into Curt Gowdy, the mist lifted and the rock formations appeared through the trees like magic…
It was a pretty spring day in Laramie, Wyoming. She ran late, down the streets of downtown amid falling spring blossoms, in her dress, heels, and bouquet in hand. He rushed to find parking. And then, just like that, at the sight of each other the stress was gone. They joined hands in the historic Albany County Courthouse and pledged their lives to each other.
With full support of family and friends, they opted to have a ceremony with just the two of them to start their lives together. Giving full focus to their marriage, not just a wedding…
They call Laramie home. Not too far from views of plains, open skies, and snow topped mountains. Together, they navigate the small-town streets of Downtown, brightening each other’s lives with a smile or thoughtful act. They met at her birthday party, a fun night spent laughing and clinking glasses and dancing the night away….
I cant even get over the gorgeousness from this shoot last weekend with Embellish Productions. These wedding planners are simply beyond perfect. We had a blast together with Ria from Natures Grace Design, styling, collaborating, and laughing…