First let me start off by saying that this wedding was a BLAST! I’m pretty sure out of the dozens of weddings I have recently photographed this was the BIGGEST Dance party of the year! Rachel & Eric put so much love and heart into making their wedding day personal and meaningful to not only them, but their friends and family as well. I met Rachel & Eric the evening before their wedding to go over some details about where their first look would be the next day and the initial spot that they had been planning on was under about 4 feet of water! The Arkansas River runs right through the town of Salida and was SUPER high that weekend! Luckily Im good at figuring out unexpected problems (as all of us wedding photographers are!) so we made a plan B and it was perfect! The next day, Rach and Eric spent the morning getting ready with their friends and mid afternoon had a beautiful and emotional first look by the water:) After they had a few moments with each other we wondered the cute, quirky streets of Salida with their wedding party and got some pretty awesome pics if I do say so myself! We even ended up driving up the mountain right there in town for some amazing shots over looking the Colorado Moutains:)
Their ceremony took place in the park under a giant tree where their friends and family witnessed their hand written vows to one another. Pretty sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the park. They said their I-do’s and my father-in-law (who married them!) pronounced them husband and wife! After a fun stroll with the Bride & Groom leading the guests down the river to the reception the party was underway! Every guest had an amazing time dining on family style Italian food, drinking to their hearts content, indulging on ice cream cones and late night pizza! Once the dancing started, the floor was packed the rest of the night!
I had an absolute blast at this wedding and couldn’t be more happy for Rachel and Eric! I hope you both never forget all the people that were there to celebrate with you and who all love you dearly. You two have such an amazing future ahead of you! Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Peterson! Let the good times roll!
Florist: Rancho Verde Flowers
Makeup/Hair stylist: Ahh Mobile Spa
Ceremony Venue: Riverside Park
Reception Venue: Salida Steamplant
Wedding Planner / Coordinator: Root & Gather
DJ/ Entertainment Services: 5280 Mobile DJ
Videographer: Tanner Dunn
Cake: Nania Shea
Catering: Amicas Pizza & Microbrewery
Bridesmaids Dresses: Anthropology
Groom & Groomsmen attire: Hugo Boss | Nordstrom
Treats: Glacier Ice Cream
Invitations: Bride and Bridesmaid! (Rachel Colton and Rebecca Fuller)