Desiree & Justin | Rifle, Colorado
If we could go back in time, and make a day last forever, Goundhog Day style, I think I’d give this one another whirl or two or four. From the beautiful weather with skies changing by the hour, the mountains and crystal blue lake, to the amazing company and heartfelt moments… this was one for the history books.
Desiree and Justin were wed at Vista View Events amongst rolling hills and cedar trees, nestled beneath the beautiful Rocky Mountains. This couple’s FUN engagement session was one of my favorites to date and their wedding day did not disappoint. It was a party from start to finish. Full of laughter, love, and tears. I found myself in awe throughout the day at just how thoughtful, heartfelt, honest, and sweet both Desiree and Justin were to their family, friends, and above all else each other.
My favorite weddings are events that center around love, not just for the two getting married, but for their family and friends as well. After-all, when else do you get to see all your people in one place, celebrating together? Usually never. This day was exactly that. Love and life, embellished with blush pink and a little gold, cowboy hats and bolo ties, homemade hot sauce and home-brew, and a good hearted, old fashioned Colorado vs. Wyoming rivalry.
The couple exchanged vows on a platform overlooking the Grass Valley Reservoir, and sealed their ceremony by mixing their two unique home-brews together, and then taking a sip. Later, Desiree would surprise Dustin with a guitar and vocal performance that made the whole room melt. Cowboy hats were flung into the air, beer was spilled, cake was cut, and the dancing continued till late into the night.
Des & Justin,
Your love for each other and your family & friends, is nothing short of wonderful. Your genuine compassion makes others want to support you in beautiful ways, and I’m honored to have documented your perfect wedding day. Together you two are fun, hardworking, and creative, and I cant wait to see where this world takes you together. I am thankful to have been invited into your lives and I wish you a lifetime of happiness and joy!
Love and Appreciation ~M
Vendors who made this magic, MAGIC!
Cake: Simply Cakes by Camberly
Caterer: Food, by Justin Sanchez (The Groom!!)
Catering service and bartending: Bravo Fine Catering
Dress: Mori Lee, Marilyn,
Bridal Shop: Dora Grace in Fort Collins
Bride Gown Hanger: Personalized Cottage Etsy
Makeup Artist: Tika Masiak
Hairstylist: Kristi Sherwood
Stationary: Blush Paper Company
Day of Coordinator: Windy Gillespie, Events by Windy
Venue: Vista View Events at Open Heart Ranch
DJ: DJ Ryan Griz Entertainment
Guitar Player: Nathan Potter
Table Cloth Rentals: Premier Party Rentals
Specialty Bride and Groom Beer: Altitude Brewery