Stephanie + Daniel || Meadows Event Center, Colorado

We love all of our couples, but getting to photograph a love like Steph and Dan's is truly special. They are two of the most laid-back, sweet, adorable, supportive, in-love couples we have ever worked with, and their beautiful outdoor Colorado wedding was so much fun to be a part of. First of all, doggies. There were doggies on the farm, and Steph and Dan's doggies in the photos - you just can't go wrong with dogs in a wedding. Steph got ready at a private residence out in Platteville, just a few miles down the road from where their ceremony would be held at the Meadows Event Center, and Dan got ready with his groomsmen at the wedding venue. There were cow skulls and bolo ties, abandoned buses, tractors, farm equipment, haystacks, silos, and so many fun things to photograph where they did their blind first look, and the wedding venue was super pretty. Marci from Marcella Camille Events did a fabulous job with the day, from set-up to take-down, and everything ran smoothly for the guests and the bride and the groom. I just love working with wedding vendors who rock their jobs, and become "friendors" after the wedding! The bolo ties were hand-made by Steph's grandfather - made from Fairburn Agate - the state gemstone of South Dakota, and given as gifts to all the groomsmen. The bridesmaids all got adorable robes and pretty necklaces or rings. Stephanie did all the flowers herself, and they came out stunning! Her dress was one of the coolest, vintage-y-est, most flowy bohemian gowns I've ever seen, and Daniel looked extra sharp in his man-bun. (love a good man-bun!) They had a meaningful ceremony, complete with sage-burning, prayer bowls, and the cracking of a geode - and then they partied the night away with beautiful toasts, delicious dinner, and super-fun dancing. 

We did their engagement session earlier this year in RMNP, which you can see here - and we are just so lucky to get to work with such awesome couples who love and cherish each other so much. They have been through so much together, and are so full of joy and love, and couldn't ask for better couples to photograph! I know I say it all the time, but it's true! 

In Steph and Dan's own words:

  • Daniel: If you could describe your partner in one word, what would you use?

    Mesmerizing

  • Stephanie: If you could describe your partner in one word, what would you use?

    Vivacious

  • What one piece of advice would you give to other couples getting married that you wish you had known before planning your wedding?

    Don't sweat the small stuff! Pay attention to the details and what really matters to you as a couple, and the universe will provide the rest. It really will all fall into place! Also, don't take on too much DIY. You will burn yourself out! Don't be afraid to be picky about who you include, it is your day!

To see the full gallery from Steph and Dan's wedding, you can go to our client page here.

 A bride and groom get ready for their wedding at the Meadows Event Center near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 Detail shots of a boutonniere on a cow skull and wedding rings on a wild flower at a wedding near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bride gets ready on her wedding day the Meadows Event Center near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A brides maid and the groom get ready for a wedding at Meadows Event Center outside of Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 Handmade Fairburn Agate bolo ties for the groomsmen made by the bride's grandfather. Wedding detail photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography.  
 A beautiful bride and her bouquet on her wedding day at Meadows Event Center near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 The groom is blindfolded in preparation for a "blind first look" on his wedding day at a farm near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 The wedding party on a bus, at a farm near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography.  
 Head shots of the bride and groom on their wedding day at Meadows Event Center near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding portrait photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 Head shots of the bridal party at a wedding at Meadows Event Center near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding portrait photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 The bride and groom with their dogs on their wedding day at a Meadows Event Center near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 The bride and her brides maids on her wedding day at a farm near Meadows Event Center outside of Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography.  
 The wedding party on a tractor on a farm near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 The groom and the groomsmen on his wedding day near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A beautiful wedding at Meadows Event Center near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A wedding ceremony at Meadows Event Center outside of Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 Head shots of family at a wedding at Meadows Event Center outside of Platteville, Colorado. Wedding portrait photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bride and groom share an intimate moment on their wedding day at Meadows Event Center near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bride and groom on their wedding day near Platteville, Colorado at Meadows Event Center. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bride and groom on their wedding day at Meadows Event Center near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bride and groom on their wedding day at Meadows Event Center near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 Head shots of a groom and bride on their wedding day at Meadows Event Center near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding portrait photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography. 
 A bride and groom kiss at Meadows Event Center on their wedding day near Platteville, Colorado. Wedding photography by Sonja Salzburg of Sonja K Photography.