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Mount Vernon Country Club Wedding - Teo + Leslie - Denver Wedding Photographer



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So lets start by talking about emotion. I've photographed well over 100 weddings and I think Teo was one of the most sincerely loving grooms I have ever seen. He was so genuinely lost in the moment during their vows and so very full of joy. Even with his rugged and manly exterior, he let his emotions overcome him and get lost in the moment. That is something I don't see often, even with the high amount of weddings I have been a part of. I've seen a few grooms tear up and quickly wipe away their tears so that no one sees, but this was different. It was absolutely beautiful. This man is 110% in love with his gorgeous bride.

Their wedding was completely romantic and thoughtful. They were married on Teo's grandparent's anniversary, their natural Rocky Mountain details paid tribute to their college ecology class where they met and they had heirlooms from Leslie's grandmothers on her bouquet and pinned on her reception dress. Also please make sure you check out Teo and Leslie's Bridal Session HERE! Many of their couple portraits and their first look are available to see there! http://www.callierieslingphotography.com/#!Colorado-Mountain-Bridal-Session-Teo-Leslie-Evergreen-Wedding-Photographer/atwer/56f5fc780cf23c800ad23115


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Teo and Leslie had BEAUTIFUL stationary by William Arthur


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Teo and his groomsmen all had boutonnieres made from old bullet shells (shot by the groom himself) and were put together by Bella Calla Floral.

Teo is an avid hunter and I think all of the guys appreciated the masculine touch of the shells.


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Brittani Estes did a wonderful job on Leslie's different hair styles! During her bridal session, Leslie had a gorgeous fishtail braid and on her wedding day, she wore it down with curls and a flower crown by Bella Calla Florists.


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As Leslie was getting ready, she received pearl earrings from her groom to wear that day as well as a beautiful letter.


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Leslie's custom made dress from Etsy's Eternal Brides also had a hand stitched patch with their names and wedding date.


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Seriously! I just LOVE this bouquet with all of the pinecones, larkspur, hydrangeas, cotton and a few others mixed in! (gardening nerd right here :P )! Bella Calla did a wonderful job!


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Leslie's makeup was beautifully done by Magnifica Bella!


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Then we were ready to start the ceremony on the gorgeous decks at the Mt Vernon Country Club!


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The ceremony music was preformed by Levina Rodriguez on piano! I LOVE all of her turquoise!


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The ceremony was officiated by Rocky Mountain Ceremonies - Kenneth Fuller


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Such a stunning entrance she had! She is truly a gorgeous bride!


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Leslie's Dad giving her away!


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Emotions were getting to everyone!


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The vows were beautiful! Exchanging their rings that were designed by Emily Busch.


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Greeting the world as husband and wife for the first time with the petals flying!


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The view from Mt Vernon Country Club is absolutely stunning!


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Teo and Leslie met during ecology class in college. We spent a month learning the common and Latin names for what felt like thousands of organisms in the Rocky Mountain ecosystem. Five years later we got married and wanted to draw in some of the elements from the ecology class where we met. The guest place cards doubled as a favor- a wood cookie with the guest and tree (table) name laser engraved into the wood. The wood slice could later be used as a coaster by guests.

Engraving done by: Colorado Laser Engraving


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The table names were the names of trees found in the Rocky Mountain region. We included the common and Latin names of each tree on the table signs.