Bree and Riley
Springs Community Church, Colorado Springs
July 26, 2008
Bree and Riley got married last weekend in the church were Bree’s father was the pastor before he passed away earlier this year. It was an emotional and heartfelt ceremony. The entire day was beautiful, with exquisite decorations and some of the most wonderful flower arrangements I’d ever seen.
You might remember Bree and Riley’s engagement portraits from May. Congratulations, Bree and Riley! I hope you’re having a great time on your honeymoon!
My friend Teddi helped me with this wedding, and I really enjoyed working with her. Thanks, Teddi!
Our day began at Bree’s mother’s home, where they got dressed.
Reminders of weddings past: bouquets from Bree’s sister’s wedding and their parents’ 25th anniversary.
I love photographing in people’s homes, because the items in the home tell so much about their story.
I love this one of their doggie running after the limo.
The aisle of the church was lined with these beautiful lamps with arrangements of lilies and roses.
Jean-Marie Designs did a beautiful job with the flowers. The entire sanctuary smelled of lilies.
Riley was looking fantastic.
Upstairs, Bree and the bridemaids were putting the final touches on her gown.
Bree’s brothers had left her a note in the bride’s room: “The Bazoo is getting Bazeed.”
Flower girl Kate
Checking herself out
I like this one of Riley and the guys waiting for the ceremony to begin.
Lovely Kate during the ceremony
He tied their hands together
After the ceremony, the wedding party shared champagne upstairs. I love her eyes in the middle shot here.
Their confetti was made of sugar and tasted like frosting! I hadn’t seen that before, and thought it was clever.
The reception was at the Briarhurst in Manitou.
The centerpieces were magnificent.
This little boy showed me the stones from his wedding favor.
The Briarhurst has a lovely grassy area for kids to explore.
The cake was displayed in the gazebo on the patio. I loved the way it looked at twilight.
Bree’s mom got a close-up view of the cake-cutting and toasts.
Bree’s brothers led the crowd in a hilarious song they had written about their sister.
Bree’s grandparents gave an inspirational and entertaining toast.
I love catching quick moments like this kiss for his wife.
First dance to “At Last.”
Riley and his mom.