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Claire & Charlie’s Estes Park Resort Wedding

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Most of the time when people talk about love, they talk about how it feels. You know – the butterflies and racing hearts.
But sometimes, you can see love. You can see it so obviously and so clearly that it’s just undeniable. That couple that just glows when they’re together. You know what I mean. Alone, they’re great. But together, they just beam.
Their smiles change.
Their laugh gets deeper.
And together, they just seem whole.

Claire and Charlie are the epitome of this. Both are incredible by themselves, but together, it’s like a spark is lit. It’s something that you can’t really put into words, but you can see it in them. I had such a great time documenting their wedding day and capturing the love they have together. Enjoy some of my favorites from their Estes Park Resort Wedding!

And don’t forget – leave a comment at the end and help Claire & Charlie get to 25 comments so they can get a free 11×14! 🙂

Cowboy boots and wedding dress

Claire wore an heirloom ring on her right hand, and wore the garter her mom wore during her wedding. The sentimental side of me loves these little touches.

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Claire had all ladies say a prayer with her before the ceremony. It was such a sweet moment, I may have wiped a few tears away myself…

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Such a great, personal ceremony at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies.

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Ria from Nature’s Grace Design is my design idol. The floral designs she puts together are just breathtaking.

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Perfect look for a mountain wedding.

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Claire loved her bouquet so much that she brought them on the honeymoon! (I totally would have, too. They’re gorgeous!)

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Favorite. I mean…their love…you can see it.

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Claire and her mom planned most of the wedding together, and they thought of it all – including a piece of lavender on each napkin! These table layouts are SO gorgeous!!

Bold wedding color decor

And the view outside of the Estes Park Resort isn’t too shabby either!

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Claire and Charlie’s bridal party stood by as the couple did their first dance. I love the extra personal touch that gave to the dance.

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Dusk photos are always some of my favorites. Whether there is a beaming sunset or some hazy skies, it’s the perfect time to step away from the reception, take it all in, and add some variety to the portraits from the day. I’m obsessed with how these turned out. The haze gives them such a cozy feel.

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And the nighttime shot. It might just be my favorite part of every wedding.
The day is almost done. The suit jacket is usually off. The bride’s hair shows how much fun she’s had, and everyone is relaxed. The romance, though, is bigger than ever.

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Perfect exit for Charlie & Claire – a glow stick exit! SO much fun and guests loved it!!

Glow stick exit at Estes Park wedding

Charlie & Claire – I wish you nothing but the absolute best!! You two are the perfect example of love at it’s finest 🙂

Claire & Charlie’s vendors:
Ceremony: Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies
Reception: Estes Park Resort
Floral Design: Nature’s Grace Design
Suits: Jos. A Bank
Hair/Makeup: Bella Capelli Hair Studio
DJ: Matt Martindale from Amore Entertainment
Cake/Dessert: Holly Carter from Carter’s Catering

Leave a comment for these two fantastic lovebirds and help them get a free 11×14!

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  1. Elise says:

    Claire & Charlie are a match made in Heaven!!!

  2. Ann Timm says:

    A beautiful wedding–

  3. Tom Schultz says:

    Congratulations to the two newly weds! Great work with the lake photos–those are a lot harder than most would think because of background and such!

  4. Rhonda Farley says:

    Such a beautiful couple & I am so happy for the love they share! Knowing Charlie as a little boy & seeing him now, as a handsome young man marrying this beautiful young lady, just fills my heart with joy!! Praying for many happy years ahead!! Congratulations & best wishes!! Sincerely, Rhonda Dalton Farley

  5. Jessica Alyea says:

    These pictures came out amazing!

  6. Jerdone Davis says:

    Great pictures! I LOVE the flowers and the lavendar.

  7. Candy McIntyre says:

    Some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen.

  8. Nancy Trussell says:

    Beautiful photos; beautiful wedding; beautiful couple! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Jane herbig says:

    Wonderful wedding weekend…..special in every way!

  10. Linda O'Hare says:

    Wishing you both a lifetime of great memories, laughter and lots of love. I totally agree with Kate Marie. Thank you for letting me be your wedding planner! Stay in touch! by Elegant Events by Linda

  11. Kim Petzinger says:

    Lovely in all respects! Unforgettable time!

  12. Ally Bolger says:

    What a great way to remember an amazing day!

  13. Rebecca Marie says:

    Lovely photos and a lovely couple!!!

  14. Annie Petzinger says:

    That’s my cutie pie brother! Gorgeous photos!

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