A Beautiful Wedding in Evergreen, CO

Mike & Louise were high school sweethearts (we actually went to the same high school but didn't overlap - those young chicks ;o))! They radiate beauty and joy from within and their special day reflected all that they are. I couldn't be more honored to have been their wedding photographer! Here's their wedding story.

Louise and the girls spent the morning at a family friend's gorgeous home in Denver, CO. It made for an intimate and relaxed start to the day.

Getting Ready Candids

Hair was done by a friend, Marie Novak, who did an incredible job with Louise's gorgeous, thick hair. Even as it slipped out during the reception, it feel into a classy low pony tail!

The matron of honor had done her duty and started the morning on the right note...

Bride and Bridesmaid Starbucks Drinks

not forgetting a little fun...and the HYDRATION!

Wedding Day Hydration

Make-up was by the talented Nicole Toledo. Louise glowed!

Bridal Make Up
Bride getting ready through antique mirror

The ladies' host and the mother-of-the-bride provided a lovely brunch so the girls would be ready for the day ahead!

Bride and Bridesmaids Brunch

Final preparations were made at the venue, The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park.

Wedding Dress on Rustic Wooden Door
Mother of the bride buttoning the dress
Black and White of Dress Back Details

In her understated elegance and with sweet respectfulness, Louise's only accessories were a string of pearls from her mother and one from her future mother-in-law that she wrapped gracefully around her wrist.

Bridal Jewelry - Pearls from Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom wrapped around wrist.

The bridesmaids wore mix-and-match short neutrals, the perfect canvas for bright, colorful bouquets!

Bride and bridesmaids. Mismatched neutrals. Bright bouquets.
Bridal Portrait from behind

The guys had their own way of getting ready :o)

Groomsemen before the wedding
Groomsmen shoes and colorful socks
Groom and Groomsmen

It was getting close to the start of the wedding and all of the details were in place thanks to a stunning venue, The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park in Evergreen, CO, the organizational perfection of Organically You Events and gorgeous florals by The Orchid Princess.

Floral Details and Invitations
Wedding at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park. Orange florals by Orchid Princess Floral
Wedding at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park
Orange bridal bouquet for late summer wedding

Besides the rustic-elegant decorations using tree stumps, bright floral designs, and neutral pennant banners, Mike & Louise's wedding tastefully used hand-made calligraphy signs on reclaimed wood and chalk boards throughout the event in lieu of paper. Gorgeous and green!

Hand painted calligraphy wedding welcome sign

As guests arrived, Louise's bridesmaids and family surrounded her and prayed over her.

Bridesmaids and family praying over the bride before her wedding

And then it was time...

Processional
Bride and father just before walking down the aisle
Father of the bride walking bride to wedding at the Barn at Memorial Park in Evergreen CO
Here comes the bride

His face says it all!

Groom's Reaction
Wedding Ceremony at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park

Mr & Mrs Mike & Louise Korsick!

Altar Kiss
Recessional Joy

In their own little world, Mike and Louise just held each and basked in the joy of having just said their vows.

Intimate moment right after the wedding ceremony

Next came the formal portraits while guests enjoyed the outdoor cocktail hour.

Bridal Party - Neutrals and bright flowers
Fun bridal party picture

We snuck off for a few quieter shots just with Mike & Louise

Bride and groom portrait
Bride and groom portraits
Wedding Rings
Black and white of bride and groom

Their guests were well taken care of in the meantime.

Wedding Cocktail Hour at the Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park

Check out this fun idea for a guestbook!

Polaroids as a guest book

And lawn games!

Lawn games at wedding cocktail reception

Once again, the wedding team at Organically You Events did an amazing job setting up the reception!

Wedding Reception Details

The desserts were hand-made by Louise's grandmother who couldn't attend the wedding.

Wedding desserts made by grandmom

Then it was time to celebrate! The speeches had everyone laughing.

Wedding speeches

And the dances had us all wiping tears from our eyes.

Father-Daughter Dance

Especially the mother-of-the bride as she watched her baby girl and husband dance to My Wish by Rascal Flats.

Mother of the bride watching the father-daughter dance

Mike and his mother danced to A sky Full of Stars by Cold Play.

Mother-son dance

Mike and Louise chose a fun way to begin their first dance and got the party started right dancing to Want You to Want by Jason Derulo.

Fun first dance

This group knew how to party! And they had one of the best wedding DJs I've seen, Tasos from Elite DJ, playing all the most fun dancing songs.

Reception dancing
Reception dancing in black and white

Louise slipped off with her mother to observe the fun from the balcony.

Watching the party

Not long after that it was time for the last dance...

Last dance

and exit...

Leaving the reception
Sparkler exit

Mike & Louise's wedding was every bit as perfect at it looked! Blessings on your marriage and new life together!

 

 

Many props to the awesome wedding team:

my INCREDIBLE second-shooter and good friend from CA, Katie Gibbs

the wedding coordination team at Organically You Events

stunning wedding venue: The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park

flowers by The Orchid Princess

make up by Nicole Toledo

dress by Madison James from The Bridal Collection boutique

DJ Tasos Hernandez with My Elite DJ

catering by Three Tomatoes

rentals from Butler Rentals