Melissa + Patrick || Planet Bluegrass, Colorado

This couple had one epic wedding.  They started the day by whitewater rafting with their friends and family who had come into town, celebrating all the cool things Colorado has to offer, and ended their day dancing the night away with their adorable VW Bus parked outside looking on. 

Melissa and Patrick met through mutual friends in college 5 years ago, and got engaged on a remote, wildlife-filled camping trip in the mountains.  They love traveling around together in their trusty bus, and truly had the best destination wedding here at the base of the Rocky Mountains at Planet Bluegrass.  

It's not very often that we get to attend a wedding where the groom gets on stage and serenades his bride, but Patrick did just that (I can't say if this was before or after the Screech shots tradition...) with a seriously impressive version of Sweet Melissa, and then a few other songs to boot- also just as impressive. I was warned that there would be LOTS of dancing at this wedding, and I was not disappointed.  As soon as the delicious doughnuts were served, the chairs became obsolete, and the dance floor was packed the rest of the night.  These people know how to party, and it was so much fun getting to hang out with everyone!

When given only one word to describe each other: 

Melissa on Patrick: Uplifting

Patrick on Melissa: Stunning

We loved photographing at Planet Bluegrass, and getting to photograph these two lovebirds. Congrats again, Melissa and Patrick!  We're excited for what this next year as newlyweds holds for you both!

 Melissa and Patrick get ready for their wedding at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Wedding photography by Max and Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 The rings and banjo yard art at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja and Max Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bridesmaid and a groomsman getting ready for a wedding at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bottle of Newfoundland Screech Rum and the grooms shoes and watch. Wedding detail photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 The wedding ceremony by the river at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Wedding photography by Max Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 Melissa and Patrick are married on the banks of the St. Vrain River at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja and Max Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 Melissa and Patrick kiss after their wedding ceremony at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bride and her bridesmaid embrace at a wedding at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 Head shots of a wedding party at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bride and a groom on their vintage Volkswagen Bus at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Kayakers invade the wedding shoot. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography.   
 A newly married couple kiss at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Wedding photography by Max Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A newly married couple at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja and Max Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bridesmaid and a groomsman at a wedding at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Wedding photography by Max Salzburg of Sonja K Photography.  
 Patrick serenades Melissa on their wedding day at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 The wedding party piles into a vintage Volkswagen Bus to take photos at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Wedding photography by Max Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bride and groom walk the grounds at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography.  

 

To see all the photos from this fun wedding click HERE

Hair and Make Up-Hair on Wheels

Flowers-My Favorite Florist

Catering-Spice of Life

Cake- Voodoo Doughnut

Band- So What Brothers