Getting married this year at Cherokee Ranch? Email Chris to see if I'm available to photograph your wedding! Tweet Kimball's Castle is a pretty amazing place of photos.
David & Shannon know how to a pick a venue! Wander through the rolling hills south of Denver and you'll come across Cherokee Ranch perched atop a bluff overlooking the entire Front Range, from Pikes Peak to beyond Longs Peak. Its centerpiece is the Tweet Kimball Castle, and I was lucky enough to capture David & Shannon's wedding Saturday.
The persnickety Colorado weekend weather didn't stop for nobody, and the ominous clouds kept rolling in. Everyone was thinking, "Inside or outside?"
The bride getting ready...
Shannon is one of three sisters and they are wild together. They all helped Shannon look radiant for the ceremony (Jenni on the left is engaged to marry in December)...
The third (and youngest) sister helps the official flower girl get ready herself::
Love it. The former owner of this castle (Tweet Kimball herself) apparently was an avid art collector, to the tune of acquiring paintings by masters like Peter Paul Reubens, John Constable, even some pre-Renaissance Italian works. Oh and here are the groomsmen helping each other with ties::
They're ready! David (the handsome groom) is in the middle. Both he and the best man are from New Zealand, which was fun because half the attendants had cool Kiwi accents. Magic::
One last toast before the dress. (7-Up for the flower girl!)
Gorgeous bride on her wedding day...
iPhone to the rescue! There was a last-minute glitch in the ceremony music selections, so the bride borrowed someone's iPhone and downloaded the tracks for the DJ mere minutes before the ceremony. It was pretty sweet.
It looked like the stormy clouds weren't going to let up, so the Ranch staff quickly prepared for a very cozy inside ceremony.
Photos from the rest of the day coming up in Part 2! Stay tuned...