Della Terra Mountain Chateau // Colorado Winter Wedding

Dawson + Elycia's February Wedding Day // Estes Park // Della Terra

The couple chose a cold January day in Estes Park to say their vows. We were impressed by Della Terra's team, who kept us informed throughout the day and provided heaters for the outdoor ceremony. Elycia typed personal letters to each of her bridesmaids with their gifts, and tears followed. Dawson gifted each groomsman matching scarves to wear during the chilly ceremony. The couple's bridal party pushed through the freezing temps for an extremely quick outdoor session. The ladies' sparkly gowns provided plenty of color and personality against the snow. Be sure to check out the bride's unique choice of hand placement in her photo with her girls!

Compliments to Chef Alec Bruno for a beautiful meal! 

Hende + Mike's Wisconsin Engagement

Wisconsin Winter Engagement Photos // De Soto, Wisconsin // Clifton|Marie Photography

It was a freezing December day on top of this windy Wisconsin bluff. I poured spiked hot cocoa into their mugs. These two gave me warm smiles and cozy cuddles to capture on a Mississippi River backdrop! We can't wait to photograph their cathedral ceremony and classy reception at the Waterfront of La Crosse. Beautiful makeup by Brooke Weber

Adrianne + Justin // Ellie Caulkins Opera House Wedding in Denver

November Wedding at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, Colorado by Clifton|Marie Photography with Aimee at Prisma Events

The day began at the Hilton Garden Inn of downtown Denver where bridesmaids began beautifying and Adrianne's grandmother put last minute touches on her stunning wedding dress. I don't think the dress would have even had a bustle had it not been for Grandma's sowing skills! The couple exchanged thoughtful wedding gifts and the wedding party kept the energy high all day. Before the ceremony, the bridesmaids and mother of the bride gathered around the bride in a circle. They each told her things they loved most dearly about her and gave her well wishes in her marriage. There wasn't a dry eye in the room. We were lucky to grab a shot on stage at the Ellie Caulkins with the bridesmaids. 

After a traditional Jewish marriage ceremony, Justin smashed that glass with his foot like he had practiced! The couple, their witnesses and the Rabbi signed the Ketubah. Another favorite detail included the garter hidden in balloons dropped from the ceiling. Watching all the single men pop balloons until they found the garter entertained the whole room. We also set up a backdrop for a little photo booth action as well! All of the guests participated in the traditional Horah dance which was quite the spectacle to photograph. We had such a great time documenting this wedding. Mazel Tov! 

Wedding Coordinator Prisma Events / Ceremony + Reception Ellie Hawkins Opera House / Officiant Judaism Your Way / Cake + Dessert Kelly Kakes / Decor Merry Makers / Harpist Mary Keener / Cocktail Musicians ArT of the Piano / Platinum DJ Services / Florist Sara Mica Designs / Photography Clifton|Marie Photography / Videography CU Student Agency / Irish Rose Drafts / Hair + Makeup Raquel Chacon Beauty

The Manor House // Littleton, Colorado

The Manor House, Littleton, CO // Wedding Photography by Clifton|Marie Photography

When a bride and groom choose a mansion wedding venue as authentic as The Manor House in Littleton, CO we know its going to be a memorable day. The Manor House offers a brunch wedding package for couples who like to change it up from the usual evening wedding. After midday nuptials with Denver as a natural ceremony altar, the guests enjoyed brunch and champagne in a historical setting. 

Happy Anniversary Ben & Alica!

From the delicate lace on Alica's dress to the love notes Ben wrote on the soles of her shoes, this Wichita wedding was full of loving words, thoughtful details and goofy faces! I happily took home a few succulent center pieces all the way back to Colorado. In honor of their one year anniversary, here are a few favorites from their Wichita wedding at Botanica.