Jenna + Aric | Lyons Farmette Wedding Photos | River Bend Colorado Wedding

March 22, 2016

At long last…Jenna and Aric’s Lyons Farmette wedding (River Bend location) in beautiful Lyons, Colorado.  This was my first time shooting a wedding at this location, but you know me, I love pretty much every Lyons and Estes Park wedding I have photographed!  River Bend has some great mountain views, and the St. Vrain River runs through it, making it a tranquil Colorado outdoor wedding venue.  Jenna and Aric were blessed with a beautiful summer day, which was wonderful because most of the reception occurred outdoors.  There was a brief moment during dinner when the rain came, and the wind kicked up, but that quickly passed.  You know the saying though…”If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, wait five minutes!”.  It was very true in this case.  The weather was clear the rest of the night, so Jenna and Aric and their guests danced the night away under the stars in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains.

Jenna and Aric wanted their photos to be a little bit different from the other River Bend weddings they had seen.  They did some exploring, and figured out how to get up…WAY UP…above the venue.  I faced my fear of heights, and I am so glad I did.  We got some really amazing photos, that were some of my favorites from 2015!  Some other memorable moments from Jenna and Aric’s wedding day were when Jenna and Aric were literally sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g, the yummy pies they had in place of wedding cake, the bridesmaids singing Backstreet Boys during the toasts, and the CU bus picking them up after their reception.  What a fun day it was, I am so glad I was the one to capture it!

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Aric had one of the best reactions I have ever seen when he saw Jenna.  It was so sweet…I wish I got a reaction like that from my husband 🙂
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I don’t typically request that my clients climb in a tree for their Colorado mountain wedding photos!  Jenna came up with the idea, we saw a ladder nearby, so they climbed on up 🙂  I think they came out adorable.
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Jenna was my first bride to sport hiking boots for part of their portrait time…she looked so cute 🙂
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To see many more photos from Jenna & Aric’s beautiful Lyons farmette wedding, click on the photo gallery below: [oqeygallery id=6]


I still have a few openings for 2016 Colorado wedding photography clients.  I would absolutely love to work with you to create the wedding of your dreams.  I look forward to hearing from you 🙂


Jenna & Aric’s dream team:
Primary photographer: Plum Pretty Photography
Assistant photographer: Carylee Photography
Ceremony & reception venue: River Bend
Getting ready location: Hotel Boulderado
Florist: Lyons Farmette Flowers
Caterer: Savory Cuisines Catering
Wedding pies: Colorado Cherry Company
DJ: Complete Music
Hairstylist: Vanessa Unrein of Salon Cosabella
Make-up artist: Jill Dennis


  1. Marion says:

    Jenna and Aric’s Wedding Photos are Beautiful!

  2. Janette says:

    The photographs captured the beauty of the setting and the love of the bride and groom.