As I photographed Erin & Alan’s wedding at Sunbeam Farm in Boulder, the thing that stood out the most to me was the close relationship with Erin and her dad. He held the mic in his hand looking out onto Alan’s family that was now part of theirs across the table. He looked to his own family and Erin’s close friends who were remembering the stories as he told them with laughter.
He spoke of the trouble Erin got into as a kid, the books he read to her, and how proud he was of the women she had grown into. He said his dad told him when he was a kid getting into trouble, “I hope you have kids someday”. So he passed that along to Erin and Alan, “I hope you have kids”, he said to them with a loving and joking attitude as he recalled stories of being a worried father.
The day was filled with joy and celebration, with a rustic farm feel. Yellow and blue colors were the theme. Erin’s ring with blue stones was picked out by Alan to match her eyes; what a sweet romantic!
Family and friends pitched in for all the details, making beautiful center pieces and setting out mason jars as glasses that then turned into gifts. An aunt and uncle played the guitar and sang for part of the music during the reception, while guests roasted smoores at the campfire in the back of the property. We couldn’t have asked for a lovelier day.
Erin & Alan, it was a pleasure to be part of your celebration this day. Thanks so much for including me and trusting me to capture these moments for you. You two fit very well together and I can see you growing old and worrying about your kids in a loving way, just as Erin’s dad worried about her.
It was beautiful to hear about both sides of your family and the strong support and love you all have for one another. I’m so excited for you guys as you are going into this new chapter of your lives. May your love grow for each other as you continue on adventures together as husband and wife!