Spring Ranch Wedding in the Colorado Mountains

Jodi and Peter’s wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch is probably one of my all-time favorite weddings. Their wedding took place tucked away in the Colorado Mountains in Tabernash, Colorado this past Spring.

When choosing where to get married, there was one clear choice. Colorado. Peter spent his Summers here. His grandfather helped build the church, Saint Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Chapel in Hot Sulphur Springs, making it the perfect place for Jodi and Peter to be married.

The bride and groom got ready at the Yaeger house at Devil’s Thumb Ranch with views of the mountains surrounded by the people they love. One of my favorite moments during the getting ready time was when Jodi’s dad came in and they hugged. It was such a beautiful moment.

Instead of a first look, Jodi and Peter opted for a first touch. The couple enjoyed sweeping views as they shared a few moments together before heading to the church. I loved everything about being able to document those beautiful moments.

Saint Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Chapel is nestled in the hills of Hot Sulphur Springs and it is the perfect little white church. Jodi and Peter had the church completely packed with family and friends, so much so that guests were standing behind the pews. It was absolutely amazing to see so many people show their support for them. Peter’s father performed the ceremony along with his GodFather. This was my first Greek Orthodox wedding and I fell in love. The traditions were so incredible and beautiful. You could feel the love that was inside this church.

After the ceremony, Peter and Jodi really wanted a photo in front of the church with everyone who came to celebrate with them. When we first FaceTimed Peter joked about getting a drone. So, what did I do? I bought a drone to take this photo for them. I think it’s important to point out that I crashed my drone. Luckily, I had brought extra propellers. Nothing quite like crashing a drone in front of every single person in attendance to a wedding.

Bride and groom photos took place around Devil’s Thumb property and the views were beautiful. Since Jodi and Peter live out state, we didn’t get a chance to do engagement photos, but I felt like I had known them forever and could have taken photos of just the two of them for hours.

The reception took place at Devil’s Thumb’s High Lonesome Lodge. The farmhouse-style tables were adorned with gorgeous florals and greenery and gold chargers. Hung from the rafters were Edison bulbs and surrounding the dance floor were cold fireworks. The reception turned out beautifully! The guests never stopped and the reception was a true party including Peter singing “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”

This wedding will always be a favorite but not for the beautiful scenery and details. But for the people. Jodi and Peter are simply incredible people, their guests were so much fun, and the vendors I worked with were not only great at their jobs but also so much fun to work with.

Enjoy my favorite photos from this amazing wedding!

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Vendor Love:

Venue/Lodging: Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Coordination/Rentals: Goen South Events

Rentals: Grand Event Rentals

Floral: Margaret’s Garden

DJ: LG Event Entertainment & Production

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