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July 11, 2017

Evergreen Lakehouse | Rachel and Caleb | Denver Wedding Photographer

What do chicken and waffles have to do with a beautiful, classic Colorado outdoor wedding?

Brunch, that’s what!

Rachel and Caleb had a gorgeous Evergreen Lakehouse wedding in the morning complete with sunshine, mimosas, a few tears, and a light breeze that picked up Rachel’s veil. It flowed beautifully around her as they said their vows, and I cannot have been more honored to spend the day with them.

They celebrated the day with Starbucks, laughter, and plenty of emotion as they got ready in a beautiful VRBO filled with natural light. As the morning got moving, they shared a private first look, private vows, and I got to spend lots of time with them on romantic portraits using the trees and lake as the backdrop.

I absolutely adore Rachel & Caleb and cannot wait to share their beautiful Colorado wedding with you!

Evergreen Lake House Wedding – Rachel & Caleb

Evergreen Lakehouse Wedding Colorado

Rachel & Caleb just might be the sweetest couple EVER. Their Evergreen wedding had some positively gorgeous classic details including lace, a little sparkle, and a color palette of champagne, ivory, and navy blue. Absolute perfection for a lakeside wedding!

classic colorado wedding details

VRBO Bride

Rachel & Caleb chose simple and classic floral design using roses and babies breath.

Babies breath bout

mens wedding band

Starbucks was had for all while Rachel and her girls got ready at a gorgeous VRBO filled with natural light.

Getting ready on your wedding day at a VRBO is one of the best hidden secrets out there. VRBO properties allow you to stay with friends and family, enjoy time in a cozy space that may include upgraded amenities, and have TONS of room to move around and find beautiful natural light for all of your photos.

Bridal party starbucks

starbucks wedding drinks

I couldn’t resist throwing my own coffee in too, I thought it was hilarious haha!

a bridal party with Starbucks

I always love when the wedding party has matching robes. They are fun, beautiful, a great keepsake, and perfect for photos!

bridal party in floral robes

A bride getting ready

Bride with dress VRBO Wedding Colorado

bride with lace dress

bride getting ready at a VRBO in Evergreen, CO

A mom helping a bride into a dress

The back of Rachel’s Lace wedding dress was absolutely gorgeous. So unique with the open back and button closure.

lace back wedding dress

lace open back wedding dress

Rachel was so sweet with her flower girl.

bride with a flower girl
One last makeup touchup before their private first look!

Rachel & Caleb chose to see each other before their Evergreen Lakehouse Ceremony. I absolutely LOVED how they wanted this moment to be private, and how they shared private vows together.

I was trying really hard not to cry, but then they both started crying!

first look at the Evergreen lake house

First look at a lakehouse wedding

Private vows

private first look with a bride and groom

Emotional first look at the Evergreen Lake House

An Evergreen Lakehouse Wedding in Colorado

One of the best parts about doing a first look (the beautiful private moment aside), is extra time to spend with the wedding party before the ceremony. Loving this awesome black and white wedding party photo at the Evergreen Lake House!

Groomsmen at the Evergreen Lake house

bridal party at the evergreen lakehouse

How amazing is this! A newsboy passing out the wedding program, a custom ‘newspaper’ with highlights about Rachel & Caleb.


The views at the Evergreen Lakehouse are so beautiful.

Evergreen Lakehouse Views

Their Evergreen Lakehouse Wedding ceremony details included lanterns and a focus on the mountains and sunshine.

evergreen lakehouse wedding ceremony details

evergreen lakehouse wedding ceremony details


Lakehouse wedding ceremony in Colorado

Bride walking down the aisle at her Evergreen wedding

bride and her father

The breeze picked up and tossed Rachel’s veil around. I find this so beautiful and romantic!

Bridal veil in the wind


wedding ceremony in evergreen, CO

vows at the evergreen lakehouse

lake wedding in colorado

Evergreen lakehouse wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony in Colorado

Vows at an outdoor wedding

lakeside wedding

private wedding in Evergreen, CO

a bride with her veil blowing in the wind

Married at last!

A first kiss at an Evergreen Lakehouse Wedding

After the ceremony we spent some time on romantic portraits around the Evergreen Lakehouse.

Evergreen Lakehouse Couples Portraits

A short walk from the wedding venue offers a fresh perspective of the Lakehouse. Wedding guests mingled on the dock while Rachel and Caleb enjoyed some time together on this beautiful sunny day.

Evergreen lakehouse romantic wedding

a wedding at the evergreen lakehouse

romantic photos at an evergreen lakehouse wedding

The reception inside of the Lake house was decorated in ivory and navy blue, with lanterns and romantic white florals. champagne and navy wedding reception decor

Evergreen lakehouse reception details

hydrangea wedding reception decor

The Evergreen Lake House has vaulted beam ceilings, chandeliers, moss rock, and tons of charm. Evergreen lakehouse wedding reception

I just love the way both of them look at each other in this photo of their first dance inside the Lakehouse. There is so much love here!

A first dance at the evergreen lakehouse

What is it that you love the most about your groom-to-be?

His heart for God. Because of his solid faith, he treats all people how God commands us to. He is kind, patient, and forgiving.

Share a short little story about how you met 🙂

We met at our freshman picnic the first week of college. Caleb says that he first talked to me in the line to get burgers but I had no interest in him (I don’t remember this). Maybe a half hour later he came up to me and my group of suite-mates and sat down next to me. We talked for a while about where we are from and what we were studying. Since that first meeting I knew that he was different than any other guy that I met. He was direct and sweet.

first dance colorado

parent dances colorado wedding

Rachel & Caleb chose bundt cakes for their wedding desserts.

bundt cakes wedding

Wedding guests danced the night away!

I cannot say enough how sweet Rachel & Caleb are. This Evergreen Lakehouse wedding was perfection in it’s simplicity and true focus on LOVE! 

If you are looking for a Colorado wedding photographer for your mountain or outdoor wedding, I’d love to hear from you. Click here at access my contact form. At the very least, send me a note and tell me about yourselves!

Evergreen Lakehouse Wedding Vendors

Photography Melissa Brielle Photography

Venue | Evergreen Lake House

Gown | The Bridal Collection

Caterer | La Cuisine of Evergreen

Cake | Nothing Bundt Cakes

DJ | DJ connection

  1. Sarah

    July 12th, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Your detail shots are on point! And that paper boy couldn’t be more adorable. Great job, girl!!

  2. Rachel

    July 12th, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    What a dreamy wedding. They seem like a genuinely sweet couple.
    Beautiful shots 💛

  3. Jolie Rodriguez

    July 12th, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    What a pretty wedding! The newspaper boy was the cutest!!! I love Evergreen Lake House. Your images really captured their day perfectly!

  4. Anna D Bruce

    July 12th, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Awwww!!! I love all of these photos!!! Her engagement ring is stunning! I loved the coffee photo with the “photographer” cup. That was sweet. Congratulations Caleb and Rachel on your wedding 🙂

  5. Elizabeth

    July 12th, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Those newspapers! Such a cool idea! Lovely photos filled with gorgeous use of light!

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