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Anne & Adam – Grand Lake Wedding

Anne and Adam had a beautiful wedding in Grand Lake, a place that is near and dear to their hearts.

The day started at Anne’s family’s beautiful cabin, which was hand built by her father. It is aptly named “Almost Heaven” and I can appreciate why.

I was amazed at all of the D.I.Y (Do it Yourself) details that Anne created for their wedding day. I think her father’s quote about her amazing creativity was something to the effect of  “this was a craft project on steroids.”

Anne “bedazeled” her shoes, made her jewelry and her bridesmaid’s jewelry, made the handkerchiefs for parents and grand parents, made the red flower balls in the church, made her great red sash and white flower hair piece for the reception, made the just married sign on the boat, made the great kid’s activity bags, and not to mention she made the favors- home made cherry jam labelled “spread the love” (which is delicious by the way!). And her father and father-in-law made the A+A log, the cake stand, the Unity Candle stand and the center piece holders. What a talented bunch. All of their hard work made for such a fun and personalized wedding.

It was a wonderful day full of love, laughter, friends and family.

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Thank you for inviting me to be there to capture it all. I wish you years and years and years of happiness and many trips to Grand Lake!

Best, Rachel


And a big thanks to Tara Bailey, my second shooter!

And all of the Details:

Bride’s Dress-  EnVogue/Bridal Elegance in CO Springs

Bridesmaid Dresses-  White House Black Market

Tuxes-  Men’s Warehouse

Bakery  The Cake Lady- Suzy Carroll in Grandby

Florist  Pick Me! – Rami Carter in Winter Park

Hair-  Shear Design in Grandby

Band/DJ-  Ron Michaels Weddings

Officiant Reverend- Dr David C Heil

Church- Trinity Church in the Pines

Reception Site- Western Riviera Lakeside Event Center

Catering- Grand Lake Catering


11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Anne #

    Thank you so much for capturing every detail of our perfect wedding day! We sincerely appreciate your talent and will cherish these photos for the rest of our lives.

    July 27, 2012
  2. Yvonne Gabaldon #

    Congratulations Anne! I am not shocked AT ALL, by her creativity. She has always been a think of the box kinda girl! These pictures capture the moments….Love the pictures in the boat 🙂

    July 27, 2012
  3. Niles Heier #


    Everything looked great with all of the personal touches. Congrats to you and Adam!

    July 27, 2012
  4. Sarah G #

    Rachel and Tara did a wonderful job capturing all of the special moments and precious details! <3
    A+A, so happy for the happy new husband and wife!

    July 27, 2012
  5. Kathryn Wilson #

    It really was a perfect day. Everything was just SO beautiful and you captured is all with these stunning photos. It helps that the bride and groom are very nice looking. 🙂
    Congratulations to Anne and Adam Hawley.
    I liked the photo of the dress on the Mrs. Hawley hanger. Brought a smile to my face.

    July 27, 2012
  6. Terry Barnhart #

    Great event and great photographs to document the day. I think my exact quote was “…it was a “nerd” craft project on steriods”! Good job.

    July 27, 2012
  7. Laura S #

    Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

    July 27, 2012
  8. Marne #

    Honestly the most beautiful wedding I have seen photos of in a long time. Congratulations Anne and Adam!

    July 27, 2012
  9. Debbie #

    What a beautiful, memorable day it was! We were so happy to be there to help celebrate your big day! Every detail was “you”!

    July 27, 2012


    July 28, 2012
  11. Fred Holzhauer #

    Thanks for sharing, Anne !! You look both stunning and extremely happy. Best wishes for a long and prosperous run !!

    Fred n Jax (now situated on the Left Coast)

    July 28, 2012

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