Caitlin and Gabe
Colorado State University Oval
Fort Collins, Colorado
August 2, 2008
Mike and I headed up to Fort Collins last weekend to photograph the wedding of adorable Caitlin and Gabe, at their alma mater of CSU. They got married on the Oval, which is a pretty, grassy area at the heart of the University. Afterward they had a fantastic party at the Rio Grande downtown. All day they were in a great mood, and as a result, the entire wedding was so much fun that I couldn’t stop grinning. Congratulations, Caitlin and Gabe!
They got ready at the Armstrong Hotel downtown.
Caitlin and all the bridesmaids had beautiful hairstyles with red flowers in their hair.
I love the moments when parents see the bride or groom before the ceremony. Here Caitlin’s mom greeted her with a tearful hug.
And here she is with Gabe.
Gabe was excited about the cufflinks he had made himself with supplies from Home Depot… cool!
I can’t decide which angle I prefer for the gown photos. What do you think?
I chuckle every time I see this one.
The pleats on her train were beautiful.
Mike captured this priceless and hilarious moment as Gabe waited nervously to see Caitlin.
I love the lines of the trees paired with the curves of her gown.
The lovely couple with their ringdog, Hank.
Hank wore a bowtie and a ring pillow around his neck. He was adorable and amazingly well-behaved.
Caitlin’s friend sang “At Last” as she walked down the aisle.
Everyone laughed and grabbed their cameras when Hank delivered the rings.
Look at his little eyes looking up at Gabe.
Now THAT is a great wedding kiss.
This was such a sweet moment. While Caitlin and Gabe hurried off to their getaway car, they didn’t notice that Hank had followed them from the ceremony and across the street, all by himself. His head was hanging low, seemingly sad that he had been left behind. Gabe opened a door for him, and he happily jumped in. Then the entire family rode off together.
The reception took place at the Rio Grande restaurant downtown.
During the cocktail hour, Gabe’s brother found a quiet spot to put the finishing touches on his best man speech.
During the toasts
With her sorority sisters
I caught this hilarious moment when Caitlin dropped her champagne glass. Look at her aunt’s reaction!
It was hot that day! I think it was 96 during the ceremony, and it remained warm throughout the evening.