Kailey + Jason || The Historic Crags Lodge, Colorado

Beautiful Estes Park wedding, flowing with beer and love.

This was our last wedding of the year, and it was perfection. We're huge fans of Colorado fall weddings in the mountains, especially ones that are outdoors and celebrate beer and love! Kailey and Jason are both in the Colorado craft-brewing industry; Kailey manages the taproom at Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, and Jason owns Verboten Brewing in Loveland, Colorado. Together they created two delicious beers for their wedding celebration, a delicious barleywine called "Grow Old With You" (hello, Wedding Singer reference!) which was aged in whiskey barrels, bottled, then gifted to their guests as wedding favors and a small batch India Golden Ale called "Loving Cup" (a Rolling Stones reference) - so fun!

We have been friends with these two for quite a few years, and were so excited for their wedding day! We definitely cut it a little close to the end of our season, as I was technically a couple of weeks away from my due date, which meant that I could have gone into labor at any moment- but luckily everything went smoothly on that end, and I just looked like a giant pregnant lady photographing a wedding. I am now definitely looking forward to opening our bottle of the Grow Old With You barleywine sometime in the new year - hopefully on a chilly winter day when I need a little warming up, since I wasn't able to enjoy as much of the wedding beer as I would have liked. 

Kailey and Jason's wedding day began at their cute little VRBO rentals on the Big Thompson River in Estes Park, with the two of them getting ready with their closest friends and family. They had their first look on the banks of the river, and then welcomed everyone to their ceremony over at the Crags Lodge with Odell beers. The weather was absolutely perfect (as it mostly seems to be for September weddings in Colorado - not to jinx it, hopefully) and they shared heartfelt vows they wrote themselves, and a group cheers before coming down the aisle as the new Mr and Mrs. 

The food was delicious- The Crags staff and The View restaurant does an amazing job, and the mountains are the perfect backdrop for the reception room - they really deserve the name "The View." Kailey and Jason are two fiercely loved people, and it shined through at their reception, with beautiful toasts to the couple, many hugs, and a full night of dancing. We are lucky to call them friends, and thankful that we got to photograph their beautiful day.

Cheers to the newlyweds!

 A Loving Cup tap handle from Odell Brewing and a barrel of Grow Old With You from Verboten Brewing. Awesome craft beer brewed for an awesome wedding in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding detail photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A wedding dress and shoes at a wedding at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bride and groom get ready for their wedding day in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 The wedding rings and the wedding venue at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 The groom gets ready for his wedding along the banks of the Big Thompson River in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bride and groom at their first look along the banks of the Big Thompson River in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 The view from the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 Head shots of a bride and groom on their wedding day at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 Family and friends head shots at an outdoor wedding at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding portrait photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bight sunny outdoor wedding ceremony at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography.  
 A bright and sunny outdoor wedding ceremony at the Historic Crags Lodge near Rocky Mountain Park in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography.  
 A bride and groom get married at an outdoor wedding ceremony at the Historic Crags Lodge near Rocky Mountain Park in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A black and white photo of an outdoor wedding ceremony at the Historic Crags Lodge near Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 An outdoor wedding ceremony at the Historic Crags Lodge with Longs Peak in the distance in Estes Park, Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A newly married couple cheers and kisses at an outdoor wedding ceremony at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A beautiful young couple on their bright outdoor wedding day at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A beautiful young couple on their wedding day at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 An Odell Brewing chalk board and boutonniere floral details from a wedding at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A beautiful couple on their outdoor wedding day at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A newly married couple on their outdoor wedding day at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A newly married couple on their outdoor wedding day at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography.  
 Grow Old With You and Loving Cup beers from Verboten Brewing and Odell Brewing at a wedding at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A newly married couple cheers their guests at the Historic Crags Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 

Venue: The Historic Crags Lodge

Dress: BHLDN

Suit: Macy's

Bride's Ring: Peterson Jewelers

Catering: The View Restaurant

Flowers: Gulley Greenhouse and Garden Center

To see all of the images from this outdoor Rocky Mountain wedding click HERE

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