As I write this blog post, I can still hear the laughter and feel the love from Brooke and Dillon’s wedding day! They had such a beautiful celebration at Della Terra in Estes Park, Colorado. This venue is right at the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. As an Estes Park wedding photographer, I’m incredibly grateful that the awesome Sincerely Jules Studio asked me to second shoot and help capture their day.
As most wedding photographers in Estes Park and beyond would say, having the right people surrounding you on your wedding day makes all the difference. Brooke and Dillon did just that. I loved getting to know their family and friends. They were the most supportive and loving group. Brooke’s mom and sister helped her into her dress before her first look with her dad and it was only a matter of minutes before the tears started flowing. In addition to their awesome guests, Brooke and Dillon had a bagpiper play before and after their ceremony. It was a unique and fitting nod to tradition!
Not only were their family and friends just perfect, the weather couldn’t have been better for these two. As we were eating dinner, we noticed the sun setting and that perfect mountain golden hour starting. So as with most couples, we snuck out to capture some of my favorite portraits. Estes Park wedding photographers are incredibly lucky, because we get to work with not only beautiful clients, but beautiful scenery. Della Terra offers a large meadow for portraits and if you want to go off-site, Rocky Mountain National Park is just down the road.
After portraits, we moved into their lively reception. To start, I heard some of the most meaningful toasts from their wedding party and parents. Brooke and Dillon shared emotional dances with their dad and mom respectively and then Dillon’s fraternity brothers gathered around Brooke to serenade her. It was such a fun moment. It’s no secret that Dillon’s fraternity brothers have truly embraced Brooke as part of their family! In addition, Brooke had many of her sorority sisters not only in her wedding party, but at the wedding, and she had lovingly included pins from her sisters on her bouquet, which was such a touching sentiment. Check out those details below!
I hope you enjoy their pictures as much as I enjoyed their day! For more mountain portraits, check out Ashley and Tim’s wedding here.
Brooke and Dillon – thank you for welcoming me on your wedding day. Here’s to a loving future ahead. Cheers!