Kristine and Drew flew to Colorado from Minnesota for their Estes Park wedding. Their day couldn’t have been any more dreamy, full of so many friends and family. They decided to get married at Della Terra Mountain Chateau for its beautiful venue and short drive into Rocky Mountain National Park.

Kristine and Drew wanted to connect prior to walking down the aisle but didn’t want to see one another. I found the biggest tree I could, they stood on either side, held hands, and read love letters to one another. A ‘first touch’. It was such a sweet way for them to spend time together without doing a first look. Then, Kristine and her dad did a first look. He cried, she cried, I cried. Sounds about right for any sweet moment with parents on wedding days. I can’t get enough. Then the bridesmaids and groomsmen came and we took photos in the trees with all their favorite people. Kristine and Drew wanted as much ‘Colorado’ as possible in their photos so I included all the trees and mountains I could. The most notable in Rocky Mountain National Park.

They said their vows, had their ‘first kiss’, and had the cutest exit from their ceremony. Finally, we hopped in my car and drove to the Park. It was unbelievably beautiful and provided the best light and scenery for their portraits. The sun set behind the Rocky Mountains and Kristine and Drew celebrated their love with their favorite people.

One thing that made Kristine and Drew’s Estes Park wedding so easy and carefree from a logistical standpoint was their intentional planning. They allowed for plenty of time to get all the photos that were important to them. We scheduled an hour at RMNP. It was such a magical time to run around in the fields, relax in the sun, and take in the fact that they just became husband and wife.

Detail shot of Della Terra Mountain Chateau
Detail shot of flowers and shoes
detail shot of dress
Detail shot of rings
Detail shot of necklace
Kristine getting hair and makeup done
Kristine getting hair and makeup done
Kristine holding dress
Mom helping put dress on
Mom helping put dress on: black and white
Mom helping put dress on
Kristine and mom at Estes Park wedding
Bridesmaids seeing Kristine in Dress
Bridesmaids hanging out and laughing
Kristine's shoes
Girls hanging out before Estes Park wedding
Girls praying
Drew getting ready for Estes Park wedding
Drew getting ready for Estes Park wedding
Drew getting ready for Estes Park wedding
Drew
Drew
Kristine
Back of Kristine's dress
Flowers
Dad and Kristine at first look
Dad and Kristine at first look
Dad and Kristine at first look
Kristine and Drew holding hands at tree before ceremony at Estes Park wedding
Kristine reads letter from Drew
Drew reads letter from Kristine
Kristine and Drew holding hands at tree before ceremony at Estes Park wedding
Kids bring sign down the aisle
Dad walking Kristine down the Aisle
Dad passing daughter off to Drew
Kristine and Drew holding hands at ceremony at Estes Park wedding
Grandma crying at ceremony
Kristine and Drew holding hands at ceremony
Kristine putting ring on at ceremony
Mom laughing at ceremony
Kristine and Drew holding hands at ceremony
First kiss at ceremony
Rose peddle exit at Estes Park wedding
Rose peddle exit at Estes Park wedding
Rose peddle exit at Estes Park wedding
Celebrating after ceremony with champagne
Bridal party
Bridal party
Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids
Groomsmen
Drew and Kristine smiling at Estes Park Wedding
Drew and Kristine smiling at Estes Park Wedding
Drew and Kristine kissing at Estes Park Wedding
Drew and Kristine kissing at Estes Park Wedding with mountains
Drew and Kristine kissing at Estes Park Wedding
Drew kissing Kristine
Drew kissing Kristine
Kristine and Drew touching foreheads.
Kristine and Drew holding hands at Estes Park wedding
Kristine and Drew holding hands at Estes Park wedding
Kristine and Drew at Estes Park wedding
Kristine and Drew at Estes Park wedding
Kristine and Drew kissing
Kristine and Drew walking with mountains behind them at Estes Park wedding
Kristine and Drew walking with mountains behind them at Estes Park wedding
Kristine and Drew walking with mountains behind them at Estes Park wedding
Kristine and Drew kissing with mountains behind them at Estes Park wedding
Kristine twirling in dress at Estes Park wedding
Walking in field
Kristine hugging Drew
Kristine and Drew dancing with mountains behind them
Kristine and Drew walking through trees
Kristine and Drew kissing with mountains behind them at Estes Park wedding
Kristine and Drew hugging with mountains behind them at Estes Park wedding
Reception tables and flowers
Reception tables and flowers
Cake at reception
Michael Scott sign at reception
Kristine and Drew grand entrance into reception at Estes Park Wedding
Wedding party at dinner
Wedding party at dinner
Kristine and Drew's first dance
Kristine and Drew's first dance: black and white.
Kristine and Drew kiss after first dance
Father-daughter dance
Kristine and dad hugging at first dance
Kristine and dad hugging after first dance
Girl being flipped around on dance floor
Girls dancing

Dream Team:
Second Photographer: Jennifer Lourie
Venue: Della Terra Mountain Chateau
Hair and Makeup: Megan Swensen with Estes Park Bridal Company
Florals: Floral Design of Europe
Dress: Calla Blanche from Stone Manor Bridal
Catering: Jubilations Catering

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April 10, 2020

Estes Park Wedding | Kristine and Drew

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