Lindsay and Heather got married on June 11, 2022. Lindsay grew up in Estes Park and her choice of venue was the uniquely wild and lovely location of Wild Basin Lodge. Lindsay looked exquisite in her elegant dress (which I had fun taking photos of as well) “The Harper” by Madi Lane and Heather was sharp in her custom made suit by Bindle & Keep. After everyone got ready, we ‘did not do a First Look’ (I cheated and took a photo) so that we could knock out all of the posed photographs before the ceremony.
We walked around the property for a few minutes and then headed into Rocky Mountain National Park, Wild Basin to get some more couple photographs. It was HOT, especially for the mountains. We bounced our way (the road is pretty rough this year) in and out of the park in about 1/2 an hour, stopping at two different locations along the road. When we returned everyone was ready for the group photos down by the river where a cool breeze brought the temperature down.
Their ceremony site out at the Meadows had the altar draped with pink & purple pastel toned flowers accented by eucalyptus, created by Rocky Mountain Wildflowers. Their delightful ceremony demonstrated the support and love that these two give to others and their community… and receive in return. Their vows to each other, the wedding party, family and their officiant/friend all brought joy to my heart during the ceremony and the toasts. If you are in any way against anyone in love being married, no matter their race, sex or creed, please leave my website now. Love is love, and this couple’s love makes the world a better place.
After the ceremony guests enjoyed custom cocktails along the deck with hummingbirds buzzing in and out singing their sugary song and the swollen river below. Guests also took photos at Wild Basin’s fun photo mirror and enjoyed a beautiful late Spring day before sitting down to a Wild Basin catered meal (the food here is really special!). The couple’s first dance was out on the deck over the river, and those photos are my favorites from the day. The guests all looked down from the deck above as they enjoyed their first moments as a married couple.
Then came the ice cream truck! Rather than have a traditional wedding cake Lindsay and Heather had an ice cream truck pull up to the front of the lodge. Happy Cones wasn’t just any ice cream though. The ice cream was traditional New Zealand ice cream and the owner had a journey with a tale that he brought along with the vibrantly colored truck. The ice cream was some of the best I’ve ever had.
Mike from “A DJ for Hire” had the dance floor cooking unto closing with a lively group of people keeping the dance pumping all night long, while most of the guests enjoyed the cool mountain evening on the porch by the river.