Jessica and David
Rockledge Country Inn and Craftwood Inn
Manitou Springs, Colorado
March 1, 2008
Jessica and Dave got married last weekend on an absolutely perfect pre-spring day. I was worried about their outdoor ceremony taking place during a Colorado winter, but they had a beautifully sunny, 75-degree day for their wedding. It couldn’t have been lovelier. They got married at Rockledge Country Inn in Manitou, in front of a mountain backdrop and a view of snowy Pikes Peak. Afterward they celebrated at Craftwood Inn, two doors down from Rockledge.
Here’s a view from the hill above Rockledge Inn. Mike and I live there in the Manitou foothills. Isn’t it beautiful?
Rockledge has incredible guest suites, including this one for the bride.
Jessica was feeling good!
Meanwhile, the guys were getting ready across the hall.
This bottle was empty by the time they left for the ceremony.
It was a wonderful moment when Jessica saw her mother before the ceremony.
Mike took this cool photo of all the cameras pointed at Jessica while her friend put on her veil.
This was my view of that moment, with Jessica’s mother looking on in the background.
It was an emotional moment when her father came in the room and saw Jessica in her gown.
Jessica’s dad waited with her while the guests arrived downstairs.
David waited downstairs.
David held onto his vows just before the ceremony started.
David greeted his bride with a thumbs-up.
Jessica and David’s parents and step-parents sat together in the front row.
Saying her vows
This photo by Mike is one of my favorites. Jessica wiped away a happy tear as the officiant raised up her ring.
Immediately after the ceremony
The first moments after the ceremony are some of my favorite parts of a wedding day.
The late afternoon light was beautiful.
Jessica, David, Mike, and I wandered next door to the Onaledge bed and breakfast to explore its terraced garden.
It’s great to work with Mike at weddings, because while I was shooting this traditional photo…
… Mike saw it from this angle.
What a gorgeous couple!
I love how Mike framed her face with the lights in this one.
Their reception took place at Manitou’s Craftwood Inn.
Their guestbook album of engagement portraits was a big hit.
Look at Jessica’s reaction after smashing cake in his face…. YEEEESSSS!
Dancing with her dad
A nice moment between Dave’s sister and father
This one makes me laugh!
Jessica and Dave getting funky to “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”