Katie + Tyson | Highlands Ranch Wedding Photographer | Highlands Ranch Mansion Wedding

January 20, 2014

Katie & Tyson were united in marriage at the Pax Christi Catholic Church in Littleton.  Their ceremony was followed by a beautiful & fun Highlands Ranch Mansion wedding reception.  What an absolutely stunning couple, bridal party & venue!  Katie and Tyson were such wonderful hosts to all of their guests, it was clear everyone had an amazing time.

Katie & Tyson put a lot of thought and planning into their wedding, and considering they moved to Alabama months before the wedding, I am impressed everything came together so flawlessly.  Some of my favorite details from the day were the gorgeous centerpieces, the colorful and sweet candy buffet, the running-themed groom’s cake, and the bride’s stunning gown.  Tyson looked great as well, in a gray suit and fun yellow and gray argyle socks!

The wedding day was so full of joy, laughter and love!  Everyone had a good laugh when the couple smashed cake into their best man & maid of honor’s faces (see photos below), and during Katie & her dad’s choreographed father-daughter dance.  The reception was a very energetic party, that included people flying in the air, sliding on the ground, spinning, kicks and splits!

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Wallace!  Thank you so much for allowing me to share in your beautiful wedding day.  Wishing you a lifetime of laughs & love!

Ok, enough “talking”…here are some pictures already!

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Dance was such an important part of Katie’s life for so many years, her mom pulled out her old ballet slippers for a few photos 🙂 This was so sweet…I loved it!
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A journal with lyrics from “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison, the couple’s first dance song!
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This photo cracks me up!  Little Amelia getting her shoes on, grabs onto her mom’s head for balance…adorable!!
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Katie’s custom dress label was her “something blue”!
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Katie wore her mom’s veil with some modifications.  It was a beautiful veil to go with her beautiful bridal gown!
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Somebody got tired of standing during the ceremony!
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Three generations of love!
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I love capturing photos of grooms looking at their ring or playing with their ring.  Brides often have a year or so to get use to wearing a ring, the wedding day is usually the first day the groom wears a ring and I often catch them playing with it 🙂
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The Highlands Ranch Mansion is a truly gorgeous venue!
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Katie with her sorority sisters.  They presented her with a “wedding day paddle”!  Such a gorgeous group of friends.
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Katie & Tyson changed things up, and smashed cake in their maid of honor and best man’s faces instead of each others.  It was hilarious!!
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Katie and her dad did a choreographed dance for the father-daughter dance.  They did an amazing job, and everyone was in stitches!
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It was a really great party, the dance floor was packed!
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Katie & Tyson’s dream team:
Photography: Plum Pretty Photography www.plumprettyphotography.com
Ceremony Venue: Pax Christi Catholic Church www.paxchristi.org
Reception Venue: Highlands Ranch Mansion www.highlandsranchmansion.com
Caterer: Rocky Mountain Catering www.rockymountaincatering.net
Florist: Tracy Gatz & Bruce Ringen  with Weddings on Wheels www.weddingsonwheels.org
Cake Baker: Highlands Ranch Whole Foods www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/highlandsranch

  1. Sarah G says:

    Oh Melissa! These are STUNNING – truly a capture of beauty!! And Highlands Ranch Mansion is amazing!!

  2. Michelle says:

    Absolute perfection! Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Love each and every one of them!!!

  3. Nancy Sitzmann says:

    Beautiful couple makes beautiful pictures! It was a perfect day!

  4. Sandy Bittel says:

    Really love all the pictures!!
    Captures the beautiful day it was..,

  5. Patrice Rowe says:

    Just stunning. They somehow brilliantly gave the feel of modern and classic. Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful pictures to capture the memories.