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Grand Lake Colorado Wedding

Ya know, in our day and age when SEO and blah blah blah’s are all important, I have to strategically think of Blog Titles that brides will Google. Which in my creative and completely non-analytical opinion, I don’t like. What I wanted to title this post was: The Happiest Colorado Wedding You Ever Did Saw. But no bride is going to type that into Google. And in my opinion, it’s 2019, Google should knowwwww what brides want. And in my 10 years of business, I’ve learned that brides don’t just want a pretty wedding (I mean, duh, they DOOO) but what they want is their wedding captured uniquely to them. What they want, is their love story told in a beautiful way that represents them. And that’s exactly what I’m all about! 

Which brings me to the point, that THIS WEDDING, was one of the sweetest, happiest Colorado Weddings you ever did saw. (Yes, all the English police, I knowwww it’s not perfectly English corrected… and stuff.)
It was an honor to head to Colorado this past June to photograph Mason + Victoria’s stunningly simplistic (in all the right ways) wedding day. Victoria and Mason were surrounded by their family’s love and support as they exchanged vows with those beautiful Colorado mountains surrounding them. Not everyone gets a chance at a love like this, and I’m so happy Victoria and Mason have one another as they navigate through this crazy ride we call life. And I’m so happy they are both so damn beautiful, really made my job easy! 😉 

 

Mason + Victoria McCain
Grand Lake Colorado : June 18, 2019

 

 

I would like you to find me a more supportive and loving mother than this gem right here. Go head. I’ll wait while you search. Lourdes, through the years I have had a front row seat and I am inspired by your genuine love and care to your family. I adore you, and I aspire to be a mom like I’ve seen you to be. 

 

I was a ball of mush behind my camera. “Scuse me… anyone bring a kleenex!?”

 

We got a lot of pretty photos, but this one is my favorite from the day. Pure happiness being in one another’s arms. 

Simply Pretty Artistry, Victoria’s makeup was beautiful! I hiiiighly recommend a professional for makeup on your wedding day!

 

 

The morning of, it was raining and to be honest… I wasn’t sure if we’d make it outside. The radar was dark green all around us. But I work with the most amazing clients, and they were like, “well, we will just see what happens.” And I kid you not, there appeared a whole in the green on the radar and it was planning to stop raining. So these young bucks moved their ceremony start time up and badda bing badda boom- outdoor Colorado wedding. 

Sophia was living her best flower girl self, FOR SURE, that day!


Victoria rented an arbor for their ceremony, and I kid you not, it came as a couple of 2×4 nailed together. For $75. I mean… I know everything is more expensive in Colorado, but come one. So Tammy, florist extrodinaire (and Mason’s amazing momma!!) stepped in and saved the day. You guysssss, she forged this greenery and used what she had left from the bouquet and created this stunning backdrop arbor!!! I’m TELLING you, you won’t find two more loving and supportive mommas as Tammy and Lourdes. Talk about a dream team! 

That bouquet though! Tammy, it’s always a dream getting to photograph your work! 

I also got to live out my dream as a florist designer (no seriously, if I didn’t photograph weddings, I’d design florals. I’m not saying I’d be any good, but I’d give it my best shot!) and I should prooooobably clarify that I was Assistant TO the floral designer. I pretty much folded napkins and put the table cloths on. BUT, I got to see the magic unfold as Tammy did her thing. And let me tell you, it’s so inspiring to see someone so creative create such beautiful work!


Wild Horse Catering brought in dinner and pies… and even though that altitude made it hard to eat much of anything, I was able to find some room for that BBQ!

Okay, I know I said earlier that I loved the happiness photo. I take it back (THIS… this is my favorite from the day!) The happiness one is a close second though!

So the next morning, we got up bright and early, really hoping for a sunrise, and we were met with frigid temperatures and wind like nobody’s b’niss. And you know what we did!? We created some really beautiful images! You Colorado photographers don’t know how easy you have it (yes, I’m saying you have it soooo easy. Although, now that I’m a Florida photographer, I kinda do too! I digress.) But us Midwest photographers, I tell ya what, we hustle for the good shots. In Colorado you can close your eyes and take stunning photos. Colorado is truly breathtaking!!

We came down the mountain a bit because of the bitter cold, and found this little gem of a spot. 

You two couldn’t take a bad photo if you TRIED.

If you’re still with me on this blog post (because I couldn’t help but overshare on this one!!) thank you. I hope you saw that while those Colorado backdrops are stunning, it’s the love placed in them that truly make those mountains majestic! Victoria and Mason, I am crazy about you two! Your love, your journey, your friendship… it’s what marriages are made of. And as I quoted Victoria earlier, “not everyone gets a chance at a love like this,” I can’t help but completely agree. 

I wish you two nothing but the BEST of what this life has to offer you. Adventure, laughter… all the good stuff, and a best friend through the tough times. Now go make some babies, we all know they are going to be BEAUTIFUL!! 

xoxo!!

VENDOR LOVE: 
Venue: Bar DM Ranch
Mark Up Artist: Simply Pretty Artistry
Florals: Tammy McCain
Wedding Dress: BHLDN
Catering: Wild Horse Catering
Photography: Toni Price Photography

 

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Hi! And welcome to the blog! I'm Toni and my husband (and BFF) Kevin and I are a wedding photography team based in Lafayette, IN. Grab a bag of salt and vinegar chips and I hope you enjoy viewing some of my latest work, hearing me encourage you to CrossFit, and a peak into our personal lives!

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