Colorado Elopement Photography | Karats & Onyx Styled Shoot Part 1

February 15, 2016

Happy Monday…I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! ¬†I hope many of you got some shiny new bling on that ring finger ūüėČ ¬†If you did have a Valentine’s Day proposal, I would love to chat with you about your Colorado wedding photography needs! ¬†For my first blog post this week, I am sharing part 1 of a wonderful styled shoot I participated in this summer in Leadville, Colorado. ¬†This shoot was created by Orchestrated Stylized Shoots out of Virginia. ¬†I first met the owner, Chelsea, in Las Vegas in 2012. ¬†When I heard she was coming to Colorado to organize a shoot, I just had to join! ¬†This Colorado mountain wedding styled shoot was fittingly named “Karats & Onyx”, as it was themed around the Colorado gold rush. ¬†I know I had been to Leadville before as a kid, but it had been a very long time. ¬†My goodness is it a beautiful area!! ¬†You literally had mountain views every direction you turned. ¬†I definitely hope there are a bunch of Leadville¬†and¬†Vail outdoor weddings in my future!

Autumn and Brian were our wedding party models for the shoot. ¬†Since they are actually a married couple, I took a ton of photos of them together, rather than a lot of bridesmaid/groomsman photos. ¬†I thought the photos could be some great inspiration of Colorado elopement photography. ¬†Autumn was in a beautiful, long Weddington Way bridesmaids dress. ¬†She looked elegant, classy, and dressy enough to be a non-traditional bride in a black wedding dress ūüôā

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Meet Peckinpaw!! ¬†This hilarious and cute burro, definitely stole the show. ¬†He was such a character, and so good in front of the camera ūüôā ¬†I was expecting him to be a total ass…hahaha, sorry, I had to!! ¬†Such a terrible joke!!
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Ok, maybe he was a little bit of an ass (see him sticking his tongue out LOL)!!
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Check back tomorrow for part 2! ¬†This part includes pictures of our model bride and groom, amazingly gorgeous reception details, and more photos of the adorable burro, Peckinpaw!! ¬†Have a wonderful week ūüôā

xoxo,
Melissa

The amazing vendors that put this awesome Colorado mountain wedding photography shoot together:

Concept Design & Logistics | Orchestrated Stylized Shoots | www.orchestratedshoots.com
Photography | Bit of Ivory Photography | www.bitofivoryphotography.com
Event Coordination & Concept Design | Erica Sarell Weddings | www.ericasarellweddings.com
Publication Partner | Mountainside Bride | www.mountainsidebride.com
Florals & Styling | Southern Charm Events | www.sweet-southerncharm.com
Stationery | Paper and Home | www.paperandhome.com
Bridal Gown | Truvelle | www.truvelle.com
Bridal Accessories | Emma and Grace Bridal | www.emmaandgracebridal.com
Cake | Sugar Breck | www.sugarbreck.com
Hair | Majestic Mountain Beauty | www.majesticmountainbeauty.com
Makeup | Weemala Hair and Makeup | www.weemalahairandmakeup.com
Groomswear | Wedding Treasures | www.weddingtreasuresbridal.com
Bridesmaid Dress | Weddington Way | www.weddingtonway.com
Chair Rentals | Yonder Floral + Décor House | www.houseofyonder.com
Table Rental | Reclaimed Farmhouse Designs/Quintessential Events | www.studioqevents.com
Lighting | Lighting and Design by Scott | www.lightinganddesignbyscott.com
Videography | Larisa Graham Videography | www.larisagraham.com
Models | Karen of Villa Parker, Colin, Autumn, Brian
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