Category Archives: Weddings

Beautiful, that’s really the best single word I can come up with to describe Rachel and Connor’s Dunafon Castle Wedding.   It was also quite the wedding for accents, friends and family from Australia, Germany, and in addition to Dain Linder my usual associate photographer I had the pleasure of having fine art film photographer Lisa O’Dwyer join us who had recently relocated to northern Colorado from Ireland.  I’ll have a post up soon with an interview with Lisa and a peek at some of the wonderful images she captured that day.

For myself I also shot a fair amount of medium format film that you’ll see in the posts below – digital or film – it was hard to go wrong on this amazing wedding.

Friends and Family   –   I have a special gallery site setup just for this wedding.   Connor and Rachel’s Wedding Collection while the images aren’t up yet be sure to go bookmark the site – what’s special about this site is I’ve got a lab in Australia partnering with it – at the end of the post I’ll show you how to switch deliver and costs form US shipping and dollars to Australian shipping and currency.

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The bouquet from Stems of Evergreen with white roses and blue thistle was just simply stunning and perfect for this wedding.

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The brides dress, veil and bridesmaids dresses where hand made in a small family dress shop outside of Perth.

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Of course when a father sees his little girl in her wedding dress on this special day it’s always a wonderful moment.

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Randy Arent of Denver Bagpiper was on hand to make the setting complete.

 

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And of course the first look as Connor sees his bride approaching from the Castle.

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While portraits take up such a small amount of time from the day – Dain and I have gotten pretty darn good over the years of making the best of that time.  After family shots we knocked these out in under 20-25 minutes.  Lots of film here.

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First dance with the castle lights

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And epic from the roof to the dance floor bouquet toss.

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and dancing the night away.

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Some of the amazing vendors who came together to make this wedding such a smashing success

Dressmaker: The Ivory Gown

Venue: Dunafon Castle
Castle Coordinator: The Amazing Annie S.  - make no mistake a big part of what I love about Dunafon is the people there.
Bagpiper: Randy Arent of Denver Bagpiper
Cake: The Makery
Flowers: Stems
Videographer: Compass Digital Media of Australia
Entertainment: Great Time DJ’s
Caterer: Relish Catering

 

Friends and Family – OK so here’s how to switch things over for those of you in Australia for Rachel and Connor’s Wedding Collection.

When you enter a specific gallery you’ll notice the featured products to the left – drop down the box where it says USD and change shipping to Australia and prices in AUD and it will switch over to ordering from the lab in Australia – for those in the states just leave it as USD.   If any of the guests from the EU want to order prints let me know and I’ll get something setup.

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Until next time,

Mark

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Well I’ve been a little remiss in keeping the blog up to date this season – lets see if we can’t get things back on track.

Recently we kicked off the summer wedding season with Dan and Megan’s wonderful wedding over at the History Center Colorado.   Our second wedding at this wonderful spot and I still love some of the views to work with in this area.

In this day and age when so many weddings are just a splash of whatever the current trend on the big wedding blogs is, it is a huge breath of freshness to see a wedding that is truly unique to the bride and groom.   While I’ve seen book themes before – how many of those had bouquets made from books – or math problems for table place cards, and that doesn’t even touch on the family traditions – like that family made wedding dress.

Friends and Family – you can see the entire collection here:
http://markhayesphotography.zenfolio.com/danandmegan

 

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Until next time,

Mark

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2013 was a wonderful year, lots of first.   I wanted to get the last post of the year done with the last wedding of the year, and for the last it had some wonderful firsts.

If you’ve seen all the wonderful Dunafon weddings on the blog, you’ll notice that this was the first Dunafon Winter wedding.   Now there’s a good reason for this – Dunafon is an amazing spring/summer/fall venue – but the logistics of pulling off a winter wedding here are pretty darn challenging.   Of course Tyler and Lindsey weren’t your average Dunafon clients – but rather Dunafon family.   For family the obstacles were tackled.

 

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It was also my first wedding with fireworks signaling the end of the ceremony.

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and of course a video slideshow

 

Until next time,

Mark

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Since I’m not a wedding assembly line type of shooter who cranks out 50+ weddings a year , reaching my 100th wedding is something that represents years of hard work with while being selective on my client base.   While I’ve shot weddings in castles, chateau’s and mansions – I think my 100th wedding being in a coffee shop is just about perfect.   The cool thing is in the audience and wedding party are are people from many of my very early weddings – including my first wedding.  It doesn’t get any more meaningful than that.

So let’s take a peek at Melissa and Jason’s  Tiki and Dia de los Muertos themed wedding.

Friends and Family – Be sure to visit Melissa and Jason’s Wedding Collection to view all the images when they are released.

 

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And of course a slideshow

Until next time,

Mark

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