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
Teo and Leslie had BEAUTIFUL stationary by William Arthur
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.
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.
As Leslie was getting ready, she received pearl earrings from her groom to wear that day as well as a beautiful letter.
Leslie's custom made dress from Etsy's Eternal Brides also had a hand stitched patch with their names and wedding date.
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!
Leslie's makeup was beautifully done by Magnifica Bella!
Then we were ready to start the ceremony on the gorgeous decks at the Mt Vernon Country Club!
The ceremony music was preformed by Levina Rodriguez on piano! I LOVE all of her turquoise!
The ceremony was officiated by Rocky Mountain Ceremonies - Kenneth Fuller
Such a stunning entrance she had! She is truly a gorgeous bride!
Leslie's Dad giving her away!
Emotions were getting to everyone!
The vows were beautiful! Exchanging their rings that were designed by Emily Busch.
Greeting the world as husband and wife for the first time with the petals flying!
The view from Mt Vernon Country Club is absolutely stunning!
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
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.
The wedding design was by Nicole Truax with Mount Vernon and Bustles n' Bows!
And their cocktail hour outside on the decks was a lot of fun for everyone!
We snuck away to finish their formal photos. Rings designed by Emily Busch.
Then Leslie changed into her gorgeous reception dress with the heirloom pin from her grandma! We took advantage of golden hour while their guests enjoyed cocktails.
UM this light is to DIE for! <3
There was a giant elk grazing right after we left and a bear not too long after!
Teo and Leslie hired a wonderful band - Chris Daniels and the Kings to play during their reception! The live music was such an added bonus!
Teo's grandfather has passed away, but the grandma who's anniversary is the same date that Teo and Leslie chose for their wedding date was able to attend and share a special dance with Teo!
It was such a beautiful summer night in Golden, CO for a wedding!
Leslie said: "We loved the idea of having an aspen tree wedding cake to continue the natural theme. Mount Vernon went above and beyond and even carved our initials into the cake. We loved it!"
The cake was a wonderful after dinner snack, but the real treat was delivered a few hours later for their Late Night Snack! VooDoo Doughnuts!
It was a HUGE hit with everyone!
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