Sara Truppo and I go way back…to the days of sleepless nights studying for Rhetoric exams, dreaming up ways to change the world, scheming business ideas and various photo shoots. We go together like peas and carrots, and it’s kind of rediculous how in sync we are. She’s one of my very best friends and her support, encouragement, and love over the years has been a huge blessing and saving grace for me. I adore her and of course, I’d do anything for her. So when she told me her sister was engaged and just knew we had to scheme a way for me to photograph her wedding. And well, that we did. Of course, we plotted a way to include a Jeff & Sara eating tour in her hometown of Denver while we were at it and snuck in some quality bestie time to be sure. That’s how we do. Haha.
It was such a distinct honor to spend the weekend with her sweet family and her amazing sister and new-bro-in-law. I had such an fun time getting to knew from whence she came and sharing in this special occasion for her family. The hard work and planning she and her family put into the big day totally paid off as it was utterly delightful. The setting was stunning, Hannah’s hand-made decor unique and playful, and the bridal party was a hoot. It’s safe to say that we all had ourselves quite a time.
Hannah and Phil were blissfully in love the entire time. The way he puts his hand on the small of her back, looks into her eyes and quietly assures her that she’s all he’d ever dreamed of sharing his life with is nearly palable when you’re around them. Hannah’s magnetic personality and contagious laughter is enough to light up the room and then some. She’s a hoot and there’s never a dull moment with her (or any of the Truppos for that matter). And I loved every minute of it.
Special thanks to the amazing creative team who I got the pleasure of working alongside. Venue : Cielo at Castle Pines // Florals: The Fresh Flower Market // Hannah’s Gown: Intuzuri Gown from The Bridal Collection // Make up: Ashley Beidler //Hair: Karen Truppo // Coordination: Hilary Strat.
I just love it when brides allow their ‘maids to choose their own dresses. It makes for happy ‘maids and not-so-matchy-matchy-ness. I’m a huge fan. And then a little black dress to boot? with the fun statement jewelry and soft pink florals? Umm, hello impeccable paring.
Fun and playful pumps and vintage jewelry that was her grandmothers…I just love her Intuzuri Gown and she looked stunning in it. Oh stop it right now, Hannah. You are gorgeous! Must run in the family :-)The ladies…My rendition of Tyra’s eyes always makes ’em laugh.
The fellas looking all sorts of dapper…A preview with the dad…always a tear-jerker.
Hannah and Phil opted to not see each other before the ceremony but had to say hello at least. This was my first time photographing such a thing and it was quite amusing to be sure.
The ceremony was so intimate, heartfelt and full of special moments…Always a favorite moment and this one is just adorable. And now onto my favorite part of the day…couples portraits. The duo was do for anything so we had ourselves a grand ol’ time. Love this one. One of my favorite pairings from the day. Classic. I love all of Hannah’s handmade touches…