May 16, 2023
Blackstone Rivers Ranch | A Colorado Wedding | Kelsey and Kory
This was a day for jaw dropping beauty and the sweetest of emotions expressed all day. Chelsea and I had an incredible day celebrating with Kelsey and Kory and all of their family and friends. Kelsey and Kory opted to have a first look at Echo Lake, just past Blackstone Rivers Ranch. And while the day might have been cold and windy it was gorgeous there. When Kory turned and saw Kelsey and she had the biggest smile on her face…gosh I loved how expressive these two were. They signed their marriage license with their close friend (also officiant) right on the rock near their first look. I love that it will always be a place they can go back to and bring them right back to that moment. From there we headed back to Blackstone Rivers Ranch for portraits with all their wedding party. And what a gorgeous venue to get married at. I loved the creek running right through the main walkway. It has a beautiful covered bridge and a spot for guests to sit near the creek. They had set up heaters all through out as well as blankets for guests to stay warm. The floral work on this beautiful Colorado Wedding was AMAZING. Truly a dream to photograph and see. I loved the aisle of pampas grass and the ceremony arch of roses. Then you moved into the tent and the sweeping baby’s breath, vines and beautiful white flowers that dripped down the middle of the tent where the head table was was…magic. Just magic. I loved the way it looked at night with market lights and candles all through out.
The toasts are often my favorite of any wedding but for Kelsey and Kory I absolutely LOVED the way their friends and family brought out the best reactions in these two. Also, the way Kory looks at Kelsey was everything. Candid and so raw I loved that for them. I loved how Kelsey and Kory all through out the day would stop and visit and make time for their guests but in particular Kelsey’s grandparents. You could see just how treasured they are by all in their family.
When it came to dancing…this group did not disappoint. Haha…SO much fun and I loved how they used the blankets as props…really anything was full use and I’m here for it. 2023 couples…you’ve got some competition on that dance floor to this one.
Kelsey and Kory, from the moment I met you for your engagement session to your incredible wedding, you have both been kind, generous, sweet and truly a dream couple to photograph. Thank you for being absolutely amazing to work with!
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Shout out to the amazing team of vendors who helped make this Blackstone Rivers Ranch Wedding such a dream to photograph!
Elizabeth Ann Photography
2nd Photographer | Chelsea Spika
Wedding Venue | Blackstone Rivers Ranch
Wedding Event Coordinator and Planner | Ivory Events
Florist | Wandering Poppy
Ceremony Music and DJ | String and Sound
Officiant | Ari Swanson
Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist | WedLocks
Rentals | Wallflower Rentals and Decor by Felicia Klein
Catering | Footers Catering