When I think of the perfect wedding, I can’t help but think of Erin and Brett’s special day in mid-September. The aspens of the surrounding Rocky Mountains in Colorado towered above you as you passed through Cordillera’s entry gates, and then continued to glow a specific shade of gold and gently sway in the breeze as you followed the winding path. The view only continued to take your breath away as you slowly gained elevation, and then there it was.

The breathtaking Tuscan mansion, every stone and increment imported from Italy and built perfectly together on a mountain top. As you stood in front of the main doors and turned three hundred sixty degrees, all you could see before you was mountains of gold. For a second, I literally thought I was dreaming!

Here lay the setting of Erin and Brett’s wedding day, and what a special setting it was! Being a second shooter for this wedding, I hadn’t yet met Erin or Brett like I normally would during an engagement session, but Erin is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Her kind heart and love for her soon-to-be husband literally shined bright in her eyes. Her smile was wide and full of anticipation as she had her sister and best girls surrounding her as her nervous energy took her through the entire whirlwind of her wedding day.

Once you met Erin and Brett, you couldn’t help but like them and want to be their friend. But no matter how excited a bride is for this next chapter of their life, they always dream of having her mother help her get ready and having her father walk her down the aisle. Unfortunately, Erin’s mom passed away a few years ago, but wearing her mother’s wedding dress and pearls helped her feel as close to her as if her mom was standing right next to her. When I saw Erin turn around, ready to walk down the aisle and see Brett for the first time that day, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house, including my own!

Erin and Brett, the fact that you chose to have a small intimate wedding with your close friends and family on a mountain top is nothing short of a fairytale. It’s evident to everyone just how deep your love for each other runs, and I was so honored to be asked to help capture the beginning of your forever.