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


Bree’s mom


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.

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado
The reception was at the Briarhurst in Manitou.

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado
The centerpieces were magnificent.

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado
This little boy showed me the stones from his wedding favor.

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado
The Briarhurst has a lovely grassy area for kids to explore.

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado
The cake was displayed in the gazebo on the patio. I loved the way it looked at twilight.

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado
Bree’s mom got a close-up view of the cake-cutting and toasts.

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado
Bree’s brothers led the crowd in a hilarious song they had written about their sister.

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado
Bree’s grandparents gave an inspirational and entertaining toast.

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado
I love catching quick moments like this kiss for his wife.

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado
First dance to “At Last.”

Briarhurst wedding in Manitou Springs, Colorado
Riley and his mom.

My website: Charlotte Geary Photography
Second photographer: Teddi Maull
Ceremony: Springs Community Church
Reception: Briarhurst Manor
Florist: Jean-Marie Designs
DJ: Born to Boogie

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Re: Amazing… Cousin Lissa

That’s great to hear from her cousin! Thanks. 🙂

I thought that was adorable. I’m not sure where “Bazoo” comes from, but it’s still so cute.

I love that one of the flower girl, too, thanks!

The secret to the flash is to balance it with the ambient light; then it doesn’t look too harsh.

Thanks! 🙂

I love quick moments like that. They are such a joy to witness.

I’m so glad you reacted to it that way… that’s great to hear, thanks!

Her dress was so beautiful. I especially loved the lace trim along the edges.

I love it when people get teary-eyed 🙂

Thank you! That’s one of my favorites from the whole day.

Amazing… Cousin Lissa

I love to see how happy Bree is. She looked amazing! You did great work! Thanks!~ Love you Bree. Melissa

“The Bazoo is getting Bazeed.” hehe cute.

love the black and white one of the flower girl!

The lighting in the church is very nice.

The lighting in the church is very nice.

i love your flash photography – it never looks like you used it!

gorgeous wedding and photos… especially loved the cake shot!

i love your flash photography – it never looks like you used it!

gorgeous wedding and photos… especially loved the cake shot!

Your pictures always make me cry. *lol* They are so beautiful and you always manage to capture the most tender of moments (e.g. the older man kissing his wife).

Aw! The picture of Riley and his mom made me tear up a little! Amazing work, as usual!

Aw! The picture of Riley and his mom made me tear up a little! Amazing work, as usual!

Stunning, as always!

I got all teary-eyed just by looking at these photos. So beautiful and moving!

Absolutely amazing pictures!

That black and white photo of the flower girl is AMAZING. Just absolutely stunning!

Charlotte Geary

CHARLOTTE GEARY

I photograph fascinating people, and I teach other people how to do it, too.

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