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January 18, 2010   •   Filed in Denver Weddings

Outdoor Winter Wedding at Cielo in Castle Rock, CO

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esterday's wedding at Cielo in Castle Pines CO has got to be one of the luckiest wedding days for weather I've ever had.  I know it's Colorado and the weather changes at the drop of a dime and it's not totally unheard of to have a gorgeous day right in the middle of winter (or a horribly bad weather day when it should be gorgeous outside) but I still couldn't help feeling a little suprised that the nice weather forecast was spot on.  Allison and Brenden were able to have an outdoor wedding in January which is great because Cielo has such beautiful pine trees and a pretty waterfall to boot. You gotta love when there's snow on the ground but you don't need a coat!  
 
And speaking of the couple, what a completely head over heels in love pair they were!  Their enthusiasm for each other was just so sweet and I had so much fun photographing them.   
 
And not only are they really sweet people, but so photogenic too!  Here is one of my favorites from the day:  
 
In front of the altar
In front of the altar  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Since I'm doing such a big sneak peek I'll post the rest within the blog post.  To see the rest of the photographs from this sneak peek, please click on the title of this post!  
 
 
 
Allison's mom, Kristen, planned her wedding and she did such an awesome job that I thought they might have had a professional wedding planner. She used to work at Twigs (http://twigsinteriorsanddesign.com) so I'm sure her years there were very helpful in all of the wedding planning! There were these really pretty sparkly snowflake designs on the tables that I just loved.  
 
Table Snowflake with the wedding rings
Table Snowflake with the wedding rings  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Allison was just stunning. I loved her headpiece! I've been on a huge headband kick lately. Wonder if I could pull off wearing something like this just because;)  
 
Allison before the ceremony
Allison before the ceremony  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
We really wanted to try and get as many photos done before the ceremony as possible so Brenden and Allison decided to do a "first look." I really am starting to like the photos I get from these almost as much as the first dance. It's just a really cute part of the whole wedding day.  
 
First Glance
First Glance  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Here are some of the formal photographs we took:  
 
Allison & her cute son Shad
Allison & her cute son Shad  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Love all of the expressions in this one:)  
 
Allison with her bridesmaids
Allison with her bridesmaids  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
There were a ton of really cute kiddos at this wedding too. These sister's matching dresses were adorable!  
 
Cutie Pies!
Cutie Pies!  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Here's Kristen and Allison's dad Tom posing in front of the beautiful flower display. Kristen used to work with Walter F. Welty at Twigs (where I hear he still does some work during the Christmas season!) and she told me he specializes in large intricate flower displays. These were really pretty. He did a wonderful job.  
 
Mother and Father of the Bride
Mother and Father of the Bride  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 And a close up  
 
Glass snowflakes
Glass snowflakes  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
I can't tell you how much I love this shot of Brenden & his Grandma just before he escorts her to her seat at the start of the ceremony. I just love the way she is looking up at him and how happy he looks!  
 
Brenden and his grandparents
Brenden and his grandparents  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
And only a few minutes later the bride herself walks down the very same aisle:)  
 
FOB walks his daughter down the aisle
FOB walks his daughter down the aisle  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Love how the floral arrangement frames the bridesmaids  
 
During the ceremony
During the ceremony  
 
Yes!!!!!!
Yes!!!!!!  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Spent some more time on pictures after the ceremony. I love when I have enough time on the wedding day to get a lot with the bride and groom alone:)  
 
How romantic!
How romantic!  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
What a gorgeous wedding ring!  
 
Sparkle:)
Sparkle:)  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Allison changed into some more comfortable shoes for the reception part of the day. How sexy are these?  
 
White Cowgirl Boots
White Cowgirl Boots  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
It was a kid friendly wedding and I just loved the attention paid to the kid's table with their own milk bottle and donuts:)  
 
Milk & Donuts!
Milk & Donuts!  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Another spectabular floral arrangement:)  
 
Smelled so good!
Smelled so good!  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Allison's brother suprised them with a little song he made up himself during the toasts. He said that he has no experience with singing and making music, but I thought he sounded nice! It was a really sweet gesture:)  
 
A wedding version of a singing telegram?
A wedding version of a singing telegram?  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Dinner sure looked yummy! It was provided by Cravings Catering  
 
Dinner time
Dinner time  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Awwww...first dance:)  
 
More romance:)
More romance:)  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
The cake was so tasty. I had a raspberry slice. Mmmmm. Kristen told me that she showed a picture of what she wanted to Desiree at the Makery (http://www.themakery.com) and she came up with this beauty. I thought it went with their icy theme perfectly!  
 
Delectable icicles
Delectable icicles  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Sometimes the best shots are taken at the end of a wedding:) Love this one of Allison and her Dad in front of the bar at Cielo.  
 
Awwww
Awwww  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
And one last one of Allison & Brenden:)  
 
Allison and Brenden in front of the waterfall
Allison and Brenden in front of the waterfall  
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
Allison & Brenden,  
Congratulations you two! What a wonderful wedding you had:) You two are so lucky to have each other. I hope you have a great time on your honeymoon in Cancun. Have a big ol' yummy margarita for me;)  
-April
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