Morgen and Roy
Della Terra Chateaux | Estes Park
Savannah Chandler Photography | Estes Park Wedding Photographer
Every time I get a couple that tells me they’re getting married at Della Terra Chateaux , I get incredibly excited (and probably squeal a little bit). This beautiful Estes Park wedding venue venue is one of my very favorite places to photograph. When Morgen and I first talked, she told me all about the new Salon and Pergola on the venue grounds – and what lovely additions they made. This was my first wedding at Della Terra since they added the pergola on the wedding deck – my awesome second photographer (Ashley Kidder) and I were in awe of the beauty and design.
Morgen and Roy had a very special wedding, as they were bringing two families together. Both partners have two children, and wanted to make sure that their day was family centric and about all of them uniting together as one new family.
A little known fact, May 26 is also my wedding anniversary. I was surprised to get to the ceremony and see my very own officiant there to marry Morgen and Roy – exactly 6 years later. One of the reasons we personally chose Father Marty was the way he talks about love and marriage. In every wedding I’ve attended that he’s officiated, he stands to the side and makes the ceremony very personal to the couple.
After their vows and the throwing of rose pedals to celebrate, we headed into my favorite place in the universe – Rocky Mountain National Park. With a commercial permit, which I ALWAYS carry on me, you can take portraits in this majestic place. Since Della Terra is on the 34 side of the park, we headed to Horseshoe Park and Sheep Lakes for a few epic pictures. One of my favorite things about the Rocky Mountains in spring is they’re still snow capped – the contrast of the snow on the peaks against the blue sky is one of the reasons I live here in Colorado. Needless to say, my good ole’ Colorado mountains did not disappoint.
The rest of the evening kicked off with a unity ceremony – which I was so happy to see done inside in darker light to capture the glow of the candle flames uniting. All of their friends and family danced the night away and had a ton of fun in the photo booth.
Thank you again for inviting me to be a part of your Estes Park wedding celebration, Morgen and Roy. It was truly an honor to celebrate with you and your family.
Venue: Della Terra Mountain Chateaux
Officiant: Fr. Marty with A Priest Celebrates
Music: Top Hat Entertainment
Caterer: Jubilations Catering
Cake: Das Myer
Make-Up Artist: Bella Vapelli
Florist: The Perfect Petal
Savannah Chandler | Savannah Chandler Photography | 2017
Estes Park Wedding Photographer | Della Terra Wedding
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