Romantic Vintage Wedding at Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Estes Park, Colorado

One of my favorite things about weddings is the love and care that go into planning them. When a bride takes the time to select meaningful details that reflect the a couple’s unique personalities and interests, the day itself tells a story.

This romantic, blush wedding at Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park, Colorado, couldn’t have been more breathtaking. Take an already-stunning mountain venue at the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, then add floral crowns, mismatched bridesmaids dresses, vintage furniture, and cascading greenery, and you have the recipe for a perfect day!

You’ll also notice the meaning that went into every detail: Air Force Academy graduate and hockey player groom and groomsmen mean a saber arch exit — with hockey sticks. A bride who loves reading, literature, and all things word-related means Scrabble letters on the tables, ribbon-wrapped books, and an old typewriter (the same one I used growing up!).

And even with so much pretty, what you’ll notice most about this wedding is the joyful celebration of friends and family, including the bride’s mom and her birth mother. Oh, and make sure you have tissues handy before you scroll down past the details and see the way this groom looks at his bride when she walks down the aisle.

This is one of those weddings where the pictures truly tell the story — no words necessary — so I’ll just leave you with all the pretty images. (And if you can’t get enough of these two lovely people, feel free to relive their engagement session too.)

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  • Justyna - December 15, 2016 - 11:13 am

    Swoon over the details…and this stunning couple. Your attention to details is breathtaking…that’s where the story is! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • admin - December 15, 2016 - 11:24 am

      Thank you, Justyna! I love it when couples have so many pretty and meaningful details! It does so much to tell the story of their day!ReplyCancel

  • Sunshine Lump - December 15, 2016 - 11:31 am

    Gorgeous!! I LOVE the scenery, her dress and the style of the entire wedding!ReplyCancel

    • admin - December 15, 2016 - 11:34 am

      Thank you so much!! :) Della Terra has to be one of my favorites.ReplyCancel

  • Julie - December 15, 2016 - 2:00 pm

    The personalized details of this wedding are amazing! You captured them well and even more the emotions that were running deep hat day!ReplyCancel

    • admin - December 15, 2016 - 3:59 pm

      Thank you, Julie! I agree — they did the most wonderful job with personalized details. Thank you so much for your kind words!ReplyCancel

  • Sharee Davenport - December 15, 2016 - 3:11 pm

    I’m totally obsessed with their romantic and soft wedding colors and those flowers and flower crowns are to die for! how lucky are they that they had you as their photographer to capture it all!ReplyCancel

    • admin - December 15, 2016 - 3:58 pm

      Aw, thanks, Sharee! Your sweet words just made my day. :)ReplyCancel

  • Willy Wilson - December 15, 2016 - 9:27 pm

    You did such a beautiful job photographing this mountain wedding. I love all the details and the gorgeous posing of the couple. And it is a total tear-jerker when you see the groom’s expression. Wow.ReplyCancel

    • admin - December 15, 2016 - 10:49 pm

      Thank you so much, Willy! :)ReplyCancel

  • Shebli Nikkole - December 16, 2016 - 7:00 am

    This wedding is stunning! I can’t get over it and you did an amazing job capturing it!ReplyCancel

    • admin - December 16, 2016 - 12:43 pm

      Aw, thanks, Shebli. You made my day. :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Mullins - December 16, 2016 - 12:03 pm

    Wow, what a gorgeous wedding! Amazing job capturing all the personal details. The hockey sticks are too cool!ReplyCancel

    • admin - December 16, 2016 - 12:44 pm

      Thanks so much, Melissa! I love the hockey sticks too. The groom actually played on the U.S. Olympic hockey team!ReplyCancel

  • Candice Benjamin - December 16, 2016 - 12:18 pm

    This is the most beautiful Della Terra wedding I’ve ever seen! Stunning!ReplyCancel

    • admin - December 16, 2016 - 12:43 pm

      Thank you for your sweet words, Candice! They did such a beautiful job! I am so humbled to have been able to photograph it.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - December 16, 2016 - 11:04 pm

    Oh wow! This is just perfection!!! Breathtaking!! [I’m also wondering if you, Michele with one L, bonded with Nichole with an H over names ;-) (Nicole is my middle name so I noticed this random detail!)]ReplyCancel

    • admin - December 16, 2016 - 11:21 pm

      Tammy, thank you for your sweet words. And that is funny about the name! I didn’t this time but I almost always make a point of telling people with unique name spellings that they should do what I did and trademark it. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Karen Crosby - December 17, 2016 - 11:44 pm

    Breathtakingly perfect! The beauty, the details, the emotions, the soft summer colors…you have captured them all for a lifetime. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed looking at these pictures on this frigid winter night. You are an amazing photographer! What a blessing for that sweet couple.ReplyCancel

    • admin - December 20, 2016 - 9:29 pm

      Karen, you area the sweetest. Thank you so much for your kind words! They truly enjoyed everything about their day and it was a joy to share it with them!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Johnson - December 30, 2016 - 10:44 am

    WOW was this a gorgeous wedding! Those bouquets are to die for!! You captured this day so well! And your detail shots are amazing!ReplyCancel

    • admin - December 30, 2016 - 5:16 pm

      Aren’t those bouquets amazing? Yes, it was a gorgeous wedding, and I so appreciate your sweet comments!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Laura Smith - December 30, 2016 - 11:02 am

    I can’t pick a favorite part–everything about this wedding was STUNNING!! Wow! :-DReplyCancel

    • admin - December 30, 2016 - 5:17 pm

      Thank you so much, Laura! Your sweet words mean the world!ReplyCancel

  • Alysha - December 30, 2016 - 11:24 am

    Simply stunning! You captured all the romance, love it!ReplyCancel

    • admin - December 30, 2016 - 5:16 pm

      Alysha, thank you so much for you kind words! :)ReplyCancel

  • Corrie B - January 1, 2017 - 2:15 pm

    So pretty! One of my favorite venues!!! The hockey sticks were a darling idea :) You captured it beautifully!!ReplyCancel

    • admin - January 1, 2017 - 7:27 pm

      Aw, thank you so much, Corrie! Happiest new year to you!! :)ReplyCancel

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