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Courtney & Ryan- Vail Wedding

It was an incredible day in the Vail Valley! Courtney and Ryan put together the most wonderful day to celebrate their love for one another. They were surrounded by friends and family and their day sparkled with amazing DIY touches. The amazing feather boutonnieres and Dexter’s (the dog) tux were made by Courtney’s mom . The invites and programs were made by Ryan’s sister. Two close friends stepped in- one as the officiant and the other as the DJ. The antique jars and dollies were Courtney’s Grandma’s. And the food was prepared by Courtney’s parents, her mom’s friends and their friend TK and it was served by her aunts. What an amazing group effort!

The day was full of laughter, smiles and tears of happiness. Courtney and Ryan beamed- and their love and enthusiasm was contagious. I loved (as Courtney said) how the day went from a beautiful wedding into a back yard BBQ with yard games and all. It created the most fun, relaxed atmosphere (the Red Bull and Vodka fountain helped too!). The day was complete with tear jerking toasts and great dancing by all. And I have to say…they might have had the most unique cake I have seen- a cheese cake. A cake made of actual cheese. And the best part was when they made the announcement “now it is time for Courtney & Ryan to cut the cheese!”

Courtney & Ryan I was so honored to be there to capture your beautiful wedding day for you. It was an incredible privilege. I wish you two a lifetime of love and smiles!

All the best, Rachel

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A gigantic thank you to my incredible second shooter and good friend Steve Glass. You rock. I love how you see the world.

The finer details:

Wedding Coordinator/Event Planner: Denae Brennan Wedding & Events
Dress Designer: Sottero Midgley
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridesmaid’s choice
Tuxes: Groomsmen’s choice
Photographer: Rachel Olsen Photography
Florist: Petal’s and Pours
Bakery: Sugar Bakeshop, Denver
Hair & Makeup: Jessica Shoff
Jewelry: Nordstrom & JCrew
Band/DJ: Matt Koenig, Friend of the Couple
Officiant: Greg Steen, Friend of the Couple
Invites/Programs:Kelsey Fagan

And just incase you didn’t get enough of the wedding through the images above…here is the slideshow. As I said to Courtney and Ryan- grab a drink, sit back and enjoy (it’s a long one!)


12 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nikki #

    Love the pictures!!!!

    September 19, 2012
  2. Not only were the bride and groom beautiful so were the pictures. Courtney, I so wish I could have been there. All I can say is WOW and best of luck to you and Ryan. Hope to come to Denver soon. Miss all three of you.

    September 19, 2012
  3. Stephen Croy #

    Slideshow is amazing!

    September 19, 2012
  4. tara peek #

    # 91 of slideshow is my fave….and of course all the pics of dexter! courtney and ryan did an excellent job planning their wedding, very beautiful

    September 19, 2012
  5. The slideshow captured every moment. Absolutely beautiful. The music really says it all.

    September 19, 2012
  6. AWESOME pictures, Rachel! You did an amazing job capturing not only the GORGEOUS bride and groom, but also how much fun everyone had! The day was just SO Courtney and Ryan! 🙂

    September 19, 2012
  7. Courtney Grams #

    These are everything I hoped for and more! You are very talented and we are so happy that you were a part of our wedding! Thank you for capturing these memories for us.

    September 19, 2012
  8. pam kral-chalupa #

    great pics
    everyone was so beautiful

    September 20, 2012
  9. Jessie Thomas #

    Can we do this again next year?

    October 4, 2012
  10. Amazing pictures

    January 30, 2013

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