A Fall Wedding at Denver Botanic Gardens - Chatfield Farms/ Christian and Kelsi 10-17-2020
I met Christian and Kelsi on a snowy afternoon in a Starbucks last year when they were newly engaged and we had a light hearted chat about their Fall 2020 wedding as we sipped on our latte's. I noticed Kelsi's sweet smile and the way Christian smiled back at her was enough to warm my heart for the rest of the day.
A year goes by fast, and before we knew it - their wedding day had arrived. It had been a whirlwind the months leading up to it, not only were we dealing with a global pandemic, but our state had been in the midst of fighting the largest wildfire in Colorado history. Leaving several couples scrambling for new wedding dates and new venues. Despite this, they made it to their original date seemingly unscathed with smiles on their face. And it came together perfectly.
I met them mid morning at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Englewood, Colorado where they would be saying their vows with a traditional Catholic mass in front of family and friends. I collected and photographed all the little details I could find, taking full advantage of the stained glass windows. Afterwards we stuck around for a few portraits before we took off to the party.
As I stepped out of my car at Chatfield Farms, I heard the crunch of the yellow leaves beneath my feet and was greeted by a fall scene most of us could only picture in our heads or see in a book. Their reception was in a giant red barn, nestled behind a massive golden tree with another row of golden, red, and orange smaller trees on the other side. To my left was a corn maze, children in wagons, and families having a picnic on the lawn. Off in the distance was a small pumpkin patch with people scattered throughout it searching for the perfect jack-o-lantern. We spent the afternoon frolicking in the corn maze, eating delicious food, and finished the day dancing under the stars and twinkling lights. I admired every one of their little details, and to say their day was a joy to document would be an understatement.
Event Planner: Donna Phipps poised events - www.poisedevents.com
Reception: Denver Botanic Gardens - Chatfield Farms -
Catering and Florist: Serendipity - www.serendipityfood.com
Dress: Little White Dress - www.lwdbridal.com
Ceremony: St. Thomas More Catholic Church - www.stthomasmore.org