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September 15, 2017

Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding | Colorado Wedding Photorapher

Spruce Mountain Ranch Wedding

Spruce Mountain Ranch


You guys, this wedding was magical. Spruce Mountain Ranch has to be one of my favorite venues ever, and this wedding had so many little details to add the extra special touch. And, I get super happy when I get to shoot a beautiful outdoor wedding that isn’t too far from my home in Colorado Springs, it just makes it that much sweeter! The handmade details like the sweet succulents and paper floral crown were all made from Katey’s sister and bridesmaids. They did such a good job putting it all together and the beautiful florals from Sara Mica Design was the perfect finish! I should also add their dogs, Claire and Olive, were a part of the big day as well!

So first… we need to talk about that dress though. WOW! Danelle’s Bridal outdid themselves with this one especially with all the lace and scalloped tulle layers. Katey’s gown was a perfect mixture of boho, vintage, and class! Which of course was a perfect fit for Katey as she is the sweetest free-spirited bride I’ve yet to meet! I also absolutely LOVED Joe’s formal attire as well! I feel that not every groom needs to dress for a black tie event on their wedding day and Joe is the perfect example of that. Besides their great fashion sense they obviously have great taste in people too. It was obvious how important family was to them and the relationship with all of their wedding guests brought such sweet energy throughout the entire day.

With all of the local wildfire smoke Colorado had been getting we were lucky enough to get some dreamy haze at the end of our portrait time together. Spruce Mountain Ranch is huge and has so many beautiful spots to photograph in, but we found the best spot with all the open space and mountain views! If you ever get a chance to check out Spruce Mountain Ranch it’s definitely a must when you are searching for Colorado wedding venues!

 One other really important detail I also wanted to add for my readers to really soak in what this wedding day was like- Buffalo Gals Catering made the BEST freaking mashed potatoes that will ever exist.

Congratulations Katey and Joe (and Olive and Claire), it was such a pleasure to be a part of your special day! I wish you all the happiness in your marriage!

Scroll down for the vendor list of our dream team!


Melissa Brielle Photography


Photographer | Melissa Brielle Photography

Second Shooter | Rachel Schrepel Photography

Venue | Spruce Mountain Ranch

Planner | Erin Hehn Events

Hair and Makeup | Liana Kathryn

Floral | Sara Mica Design

Gown | Danelle’s Bridal Boutique

Succulent Pots | Vanessa Gerard Pottery

Tux | Jos A. Bank

Cater | Buffalo Gals Catering

Videographer | Crystaline Photo and Video

DJ | Rickochet Entertainment

  1. Sarah G.

    September 21st, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Goodness, I love your edits. So dreamy. Beautiful bridesmaids colors!!

  2. Rachel Schrepel

    September 21st, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Awwweeeeee!!! This turned out so lovely!! Love everything about the way it turned out!! Loved working with you!

  3. Anna

    September 21st, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    What an absolutely dreamy wedding!!! I love all of the images. Congratulations Katey and Joe. I love her headpiece too <3

  4. Brianne

    September 21st, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    You captured the details so well! The kiss and dancing photo is gorgeous. Great job on these.

  5. Angie Dornier

    September 21st, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Such amazing details – and her flower crown is to die for! Great work.

  6. Carrie

    September 22nd, 2017 at 1:42 am

    What a beautiful wedding! Stunning images of their perfect day!

  7. Adena

    September 25th, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Oh my goodness these are simply breathtaking! I love their color choices and the way you photographed them in that soft light! Bravo!

  8. Raine

    September 25th, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    So beautiful! I’m such a sucker for crying groomsmen! ???? Lovely work:)

  9. Joanne Robinson

    November 1st, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    What a beautiful wedding. It was so elegantly done yet so down to earth. Two people so in love. Both so young and beautiful. Best wishes for a long loving life ahead.

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