Dana + Cody || Bingham Hill, Colorado

Fort Collins is a pretty awesome place to live, I'm not going to lie.  We are blessed by the beer gods with over 20 breweries in town that I can name off the top of my head, and hundreds more nearby in our beautiful state of Colorado. We have the Cache de la Poudre River, which runs right through the middle of town (for now... as long as the NISP/GLADE atrocity doesn't happen - whewps!  Am I getting political on my photography blog? Yes! Perhaps I'll stop here for now, but you can head over to the Save the Poudre website and read more about it if you like) Where was I?  Ah yes- Fort Collins. We are nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, we have 300 days of sunshine a year, we're home to the New Belgium Brewing flagship location, and we're one of the most bike-friendly communities around.  We even have a local radio show called Bikes and Beer - so it's no surprise when two wonderful people meet over the same things - bikes and beers!  

Dana and Cody both work for New Belgium Brewing, and they actually met in rival bike gangs!  (like, cycling up hard-core hills type of bikes, not black leather and chaps type of bikes) They had two days of celebrations for their wedding- a small and intimate ceremony on the top of one of our most popular cycling routes, Bingham Hill, and then a festive party on a private residence near the Poudre Canyon, with lots of friends and family, delicious dinner and crazy dancing, and of course, top notch beer.  There was a solid crew of people who rode their bikes to and from the events, which is one of the reasons I love living in Colorado- you can roll into a wedding, sweaty from a bike ride, ready for a beer, and no one judges you.  No one here is hung up on what shoes people are wearing, everyone's relaxed if the desserts are delivered to the wrong venue by accident, and if the sound goes out in the middle of dancing, they just keep on dancing! Our couples don't sweat the small stuff.  They care about who they spend their day with- they care about seeing their friends and family, and having fun. They value closeness and happiness, good friends, good beer, fun dancing, beautiful summer nights, and long summer days.  These are my people.  It's weddings like Dana and Cody's that keep us going.  We're here to capture your day so you can focus on what's really important at your wedding- love, and laughter, and each other.  

Click HERE to see all the images from this laid-back Northern Colorado wedding. 

 Dana and Cody on their warm summer wedding day afternoon in Fort Collins, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography.
 Bright gold wedding rings on a cool black rock. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bright blue handmade pendant and specially made pint glasses with art by Allie Ogg of Fort Collins, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A wedding with an expansive view from Bingham Hill outside Fort Collins, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bride reads her vows at Bingham Hill outside Fort Collins, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A wedding with an expansive view on top of Bingham Hill outside Fort Collins, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bride a groom kiss as they are married on top of Bingham Hill in Fort Collins, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bride and groom leave their wedding ceremony on top of Bingham Hill outside Fort Collins, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A beautiful bride on her Colorado wedding day. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bright centerpiece of flowers and homemade moonshine at a wedding reception at the Bellvue Grange in Bellvue, Colorado. Wedding detail photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A groom and bride cheers to their guests at a wedding reception at the Bellvue Grange in Bellvue, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 An adorable kid with pudding all over his face at a wedding reception at the Bellvue Grange. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 Signage and the party at a wedding reception outside of Fort Collins, Colorado. Wedding detail photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 Warm candid portraits of guests at Dana and Cody's wedding. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography.   
 The lonely and expansive view of the northern front range outside Fort Collins, Colorado. Wedding detail photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 Love signage and the bride and groom have their first dance outside Fort Collins, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography.

Venues: Bingham Hill and a private residence

Flowers: father of the groom

Dress: Rime Arodaky

Hair: Steph Birkmann

Invitations + Beer Glass Design: Allie Ogg

Rings: Darvier

Caterers: Farmhouse at Jessup Farm, Food For Thought

Pies: Me Oh My