Last October I received an e-mail from Jordan asking about doing her bridal portraits and our correspondence led to her asking, “How would you feel about coming to Colorado with us?” … to say their wedding has since been long-anticipated is an understatement. Preparing their images I am continually reviewing how stunning the whole weekend was.
The Ritz Carlton in Bachelor Gulch was an incredible venue, and the sixty-something degree weather of the Colorado summer was such an ideal contrast to the Texas heat. There was not a cloud in the sky on their wedding day which made the natural light pouring in from the large bay window of the grand fireplace room at the Ritz the perfect location to photograph Trevor and his groomsmen and ushers.
We went to Jordan’s family home to photograph Jordan with her mom and sister, and the bridesmaids. By 4:00pm the sun hid perfectly behind the house to create beautiful backlit portraits. The aspen trees made for an iconic setting for Jordan’s Jimmy Choo’s, and the greenery of Colorado’s summer a fine backdrop for the symbol of vail, the golden bear. Trevor gave Jordan the middle bear as a wedding gift for his bride. The ‘mother of the bride’ is the epitome of a care-taker when it comes to all wedding related endeavors, and Jordan commemorated the weekend for her mom with a most precious gift, the matching ‘Mama Bear’ necklace, and gave her sister Taylor the ‘Baby-Bear’ necklace as her gift for being the maid of honor.
Paying homage to family heritage there was a bagpiper welcoming guests to the chapel. The entire group of groomsmen were Aggies. The guys had their fair share of gold themselves with their Fightin’ Texas Aggie rings.
Trevor epitomized his roll as a groom. He knew how to serve and take care of his bride. One of my favorite moments from the weekend was hanging out with Trevor downstairs at the Ritz with his groomsmen, and he expressed how much he wanted to be with Jordan at that moment.
I am excited to show this series of pictures where Mr. Lane sees Jordan in her dress. Each of these ‘highlights’ on the blog today is surrounded by a batch of wonderful images in the context in which they were shot.
Only in Colorado.
What I love about this image is knowing all that was going on outside of this frame. People were milling around arranging the entry, pinning flowers, saving seats, etc… and I caught a glance of Trevor stepping aside to remove himself to sit, and pray. Lord-knows this man understands what he’s been given in Jordan watching him prepare to take her as his wife.
They prayed together, and you just know something is happening here that is more than we can understand.
We were overjoyed to find that the sun held out for us after the ceremony. I wanted this image so badly for Jordan and Trevor, and we were unsure of whether the outdoor light would cooperate with the mountainside surrounding the chapel. The scenery in Colorado was spectacular. With the mountains the dim light could have resulted in an earlier sunset depending on where the sun fell, but we were so fortunate!
Jordan and Trevor are enjoying their honeymoon now in Anguilla, and it was a sweet goodbye to send them off. I’ve been wishing all week that this could have lasted longer, but have enjoyed reliving the day as I work on editing the roughly 700+ images that will be returned to them on the 15th! Cannot wait for y’all to get back next week!