You remember the lovely Hailey & Jin, right? Well, they had a lovely cultural afternoon wedding at Chapel Dulcinea that I attended not only as a photographer but also as a friend, and it was spectacular! Hailey is Chinese and grew up in Vietnam, while Jin is Korean. They wore traditional Korean dress for the ceremony then changed into something a little more comfortable for the reception. I absolutely love the purple. Make sure to notice the purple runner at the chapel as well – gorgeous! This just goes to show a simple, afternoon wedding can be just as gorgeous as any evening black tie affair…and I guarantee there was as much or more heart and love there this day than any 100+ person wedding I’ve been to. Hailey & Jin, you are not only blessed to have each other but to have so many wonderful family & friends who love you so very much! Congratulations and thank you for letting me capture your wedding day!
I’m honored to be friends with people like Hailey & Jin. I met them years ago through my dear friend Ellen and we hit it off immediately. They love to laugh and have fun with each other which made this session so very easy to shoot – not to mention they are a gorgeous couple & brought their sweet little dog Kaiser along too! They have been together 8 years and I’m so happy they have decided to make it official this November. I can’t wait to witness their union, and be part of their wedding day.
Craig and Macee have been together eight years, so when we found out he (finally) popped the question – we were thrilled! They vacationed in Bachelors Gulch just outside Avon, CO last year and decided it would be the perfect place for the wedding. Unfortunately, the little chapel they had their hearts set on was unavailable, but I think their second choice of the Skiers Bridge at the Ritz-Carlton was a beautiful alternative! With only family and close friends in attendance, they had a very intimate and heartfelt ceremony overlooking the mountains. Macee’s dad and son walked her down the aisle (it took a minute for them to come outside, and at one point Craig wondered if she had changed her mind…). Craig’s brother officiated the ceremony and his dad was his best man. Macee’s little sister Sarah was her Maid of Honor and her older sister Lindsay read a bible verse and a beautiful poem (Blessing of the Hands) which brought everyone – including me – to tears.
The reception was a lot of fun. I can honestly say it was one of the best dance parties ever – and I’ve been to a lot of weddings! Please note – the woman in black pants at the reception is my mother, and my husband is the one doing the worm…needless to say, things got a little crazy!
Congrats Macee & Craig – I’m so happy for you both, and am glad to have Craig as part of the family!
You already know that my Niece Sarah is engaged, but did you know that I actually have THREE GORGEOUS NIECES? The oldest (Lindsay) is my age and has been married for what seems like ages, but guess what – my middle Niece Macee is also engaged!! Yes, there are going to be two fabulous family weddings this year and I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. Macee and Craig have been together for about 6 years and even though he’s a little older than me I’m still going to make him call me ‘Aunt Trish’. (Ya know, just ’cause I can.) They are getting married this summer at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Colorado and I’m honored to be photographing their wedding. For the first half of the session I suggested we head to South Congress, and in case you don’t know – SoCo is pretty busy and there are people all around. Well, Macee and Craig did an awesome job of acting like they were the only two people on the street. We had a lot of people staring but I think it was because they were trying to figure out if they were famous! I mean, seriously…Macee is simply stunning and Craig is tall and handsome with perfectly chiseled features – I would have probably stopped to catch a glimpse too. August can’t get here soon enough!!
Thanks to Jenny DeMarco for being my right (and left) hand again for this session.