Allison and Brad
Peaceful Valley Ranch
July 7, 2007
According to the press, last weekend was the most popular wedding date in history. Allison and Brad celebrated lucky 07-07-07 in grand Colorado style — at an authentic ranch in the mountains. Peaceful Valley Ranch was a perfect setting for this fun, laid-back couple, and Mike and I loved the rustic feel of the place. They got married outside, next to a pond and a stream. We all celebrated in the lodge’s party hall, served by really fun cowboys.
You might remember Brad and Allison from their engagement portraits last fall. They displayed several of their engagement portraits at the wedding, and I hope they will love their wedding photos just as much!
The ladies got ready in the cabin-style main lodge.
Meanwhile, the guys were hanging out at the Hideaway Cabin.
All rise for the lovely bride
Gorgeous storm clouds rolled in during the ceremony. I didn’t enhance them in Photoshop; they really looked that intense.
Hugs from her Mom and Dad
On her right hand, Allison wore a ring that had belonged to Brad’s great-grandmother.
I loved this moment. On the right is Brad’s great-aunt, Patricia. Just before I took this picture, she told me a beautiful story about her mother, who was Brad’s great-grandmother, and how close Brad was with her. Just then, Brad and Allison walked up, and showed them that Allison was wearing Brad’s great-grandmother’s ring. Patricia was thrilled, and a bit choked up, to see her mother’s ring.
The cake was a perfect match for the relaxed, mountain feel of the wedding.
The reception venue was decorated with these animal heads, so I had some fun with them.
Venue: Peaceful Valley Ranch