Wedding Picture Preview: Della Terra in Estes Park, CO

Della Terra wedding in Estes Park

Della Terra wedding in Estes Park

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.

beautiful rooms of Della Terra

A gorgeous wedding dress hangs in the beautiful rooms of Della Terra

groomsmen and ringboy at Della Terra

groomsmen and ringboy at Della Terra

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).

the bride arriving on horseback

the bride arriving on horseback

Della Terra wedding ceremony

Della Terra wedding ceremony

a fun romantic wedding

a fun romantic wedding

 

Wedding Ceremony at Della Terra

Wedding Ceremony at Della Terra

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 wedding ceremony by Denver wedding photographer Nicole Nichols Photography

the parents reactions during the ceremony

rose petal toss following the ceremony

rose petal toss following the ceremony

wedding party at Della Terra mountain resort

wedding party at Della Terra mountain resort

bride and groom celebrating their marriage

celebrating their marriage

bride and groom portrait

bride and groom portrait

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

 

Dancing, Cake, & Desserts at Della Terra

Dancing, Cake, & Desserts

bride and groom toast

bride and groom toast

candid romantic moment

candid romantic moment

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.

Great tunes by Centerstage Entertainment kept everyone dancing

Great tunes by Centerstage Entertainment kept everyone dancing

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.

Our new Fun, Funky Photo Station!

Our new Fun, Funky Photo Station!

end of the night romantic kiss

end of the night romantic kiss

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Destination Wedding Photographer: Best Wedding Pictures of 2011 – part1 « Nicole Nichols Photography - […] all over the Rocky Mountains including Sunspot at Winterpark, Beaver Meadows Ranch, and – Jennell & Rick’s wedding at Della Terra in Estes Park.  I also had quite a few downtown Denver weddings ranging in styles […]May 19, 2012 – 6:09 pm

Roberto Farren | Wedding Photographer Boston - great set of images!! that is a pretty impressive backdrop for the bridal group shot! Wonderful stuff. Regards, RobertoSeptember 27, 2011 – 8:25 am

DJ Paula - Can’t wait to get my hands on these photos! We so much fun!!!September 18, 2011 – 12:27 pm

Julie - Nicole-
Great post and beautiful photos! You and your team were professional, on top of every moment, and so much fun to work with. Jennell and Rick’s wedding was absolutely perfect and beautiful and I’m so glad you were there to document their day! We’ll have to do it again soon. Have a blissful day!

Julie, Wedding Coordinator
Bliss ElevatedSeptember 12, 2011 – 1:19 pm

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