I think the weather universe was on Amanda and Paul’s side on their wedding weekend. We had so much smoke from the wildfires in the 2021 season that many wedding days were hazy and overcast.
But not this day.
Instead we got blue skies, puffy white clouds, and the perfect mountain temperatures.
The pair arrived at Strawberry Creek Ranch together but then separated to get ready. A short time later they met up by the Aspen grove for their first look. They started by reading letters they had written, standing back to back, then turned around to see each other and were all smiles.
We did some portraits in the aspens, but they wanted to enjoy their cocktail hour after the ceremony, so they knocked out their family photos and wedding party photos pre-ceremony.
The ceremony included personalized vows under a beautifully decorated arch. And even though they were worried the wind would knock it over, their reinforcement system of finishing line held strong. The blue skies and puffy clouds persisted and Amanda and Paul could not have been happier to walk back down the aisle as husband and wife.
After signing the marriage license they went straight to join their guests on the barn patio, sharing drinks and hugs and listening to love music from Diamond Empire Band.
They moved into the Outback Barn for dinner and toasts, but wanted to spend most of their time outdoors with their guests.
Between corn hole, sitting by the fire pit, hanging out by the pond, and sharing drinks in the twilight, Amanda and Paul took full advantage of a beautiful mountain summer evening.
As the sun set, they shared their first dance on the patio and then it was time to dance the night away to fabulous live music.