I’m back from Italy (those pictures to follow) & glad to be able to catch back up with my blogging. Jennell & Rick had an amazing wedding at Della Terra in Estes Park, Colorado. Della Terra is according to their website, “a place where natural beauty and romantic design are brought together to create the perfect secluded mountain venue for your wedding”, and I couldn’t agree more. Even the modern marble designed bathrooms at Della Terra are impressive enough to make you almost want to sleep in the bathtub. If anything they certainly make for a great place for some interesting dress & detail shots.
Everyone got a little nervous when it started to pour just 45 minutes or so before the ceremony. But luckily the rain subsided just in time for the guests to get seated and the wedding to go on as planned under the trees and against a magical mountain backdrop. Jennell & Rick even planted 2 of their own Aspen trees as part of the ceremony, which was certainly a unique touch (see the picture below).
Jennell & Rick wrote their own wedding vows, which I know from experience is not easy to do, especially when you have to recite them in front of everyone you know. But when you speak from your heart, even when your vows are full of inside jokes and un-perfect grammar, it truly makes for such a more honest and romantic declaration of your love for each other.
Della Terra is also a great venue for a wedding reception with its high celings, balcony views, and modern lighting & decor. The couple’s pick of wedding colors played perfectly with the the venue and looked great on the wedding party and in all the details. Jennell & Rick had a gorgeous cake created by Shamane’s Bake Shop along with a fancy candy buffet designed by Lemon Sprinkles Events
The wedding celebration continued on without a glitch. DJ Paula with Centerstage Entertainment kept the dance floor shaking all night, Jubilations Catering kept the palettes salivating, Stalls Video documented the event, and the fabulous and extremely organized coordinator, Julie, with Bliss Elevated kept everything running smoothly all night long.
For the first time I introduced my “Fun & Funky Photo Station” After dinner I had my assistants set up a backdrop and take pictures of guests with props. It was a hit and I’m excited to now be able to offer this to my brides for some fun & unique pictures of their guests.