Andrea and Chris
The Wyndham Hotel, Colorado Springs
February 4, 2006
Congratulations to Chris and Andrea! They got married yesterday at the Gateway Presbyterian Church, with its gorgeous mountain views, and then celebrated at the Wyndham Hotel. You may remember their engagement portraits from September.
I had been looking forward to their wedding ever since I met Chris and Andrea last year. They are two of the most fascinating people around–intelligent, adventurous, and full of great stories. It’s remarkable that they have unique interests and backgrounds, yet they each managed to find their perfect match with similar traits, living nearby. If you are single and looking for the right person, let Andrea and Chris give you hope that perhaps your perfect match is living around the corner, too.
Andrea and Chris, thanks so much for letting us be a part of your day. We had a great time, and we’re so happy for you! Here are some preview photos to enjoy on your honeymoon. I’ll post more when I finish sorting through all the pictures. I hope you’re having a blast in France and Italy!
The multi-talented maid of honor, Erin, did Andrea’s makeup.
She looked gorgeous!
Chris looked fantastic, too.
They saw each other for the first time on their balcony of the hotel.
The flower girl, playing peek-a-boo with Mike.
We took some fun pictures at the Garden of the Gods before the ceremony.
The altar was framed by a huge picture window with a view of Pikes Peak. What a backdrop!
The reception was so fun and creative! On a trip through South Africa, Andrea and Chris were fascinated by the penguins they encountered. They used a penguin theme for all the decorations, as a tribute to penguins’ preference to mate for life.
The table centerpieces were penguin figurines on blocks made to look like ice. The penguin theme was also carried through the ice sculpture, favors, wine, and even the dollar dance.
The father-daughter dance was really sweet, and brought lots of people to tears (including me).
I love this beautiful picture that Mike took, reflected off a mirror panel in the ceiling.