"In the end it is not going to matter how many breaths you took,

 But how many moments took your breath away"

welcome to my





September 3, 2018

Estes Park Wedding | Christa and Sam | Della Terra Chateau

Della Terra Mountain Chateau Wedding Photographer

Christa and Sam

Estes Park wedding venues are never a disappointment! Christa and Sam were married in Estes Park, CO on a cloudy Colorado day. They chose the Della Terra Mountain Chateau wedding venue, and my gosh it is now one of my favorite venues to photography weddings! This venue is literally right outside the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park. Besides Della Terra lending itself extraordinary scenery and wildlife, the reception hall is beautifully lit with windows from floor to ceiling on all sides- definitely brings the right ambiance!

I particularly adore Christa and Sam’s wedding. They have been together since middle school, and let me tell you the slideshow playing with photos of them going through puberty together were priceless haha! They are unapologetically themselves, and dance and play every moment they can.

There were lots of emotions on this day, and a lot where in memory of Christa’s mother whom passed away. It was very clear that she was with them in spirit, and during Sam and Christa’s first dance I couldn’t help but feel her in the light that was shining upon them.



Photographer | Melissa Brielle Photography

2nd Shooter| Jacie Walton

Hair and Makeup | Hair: Coco Marie Salon Makeup: Lindsey Miller

Venue | Della Terra Mountain Chateau

DJ| Joe D’Alessandro (Gotta Dance DJ’s)

Caterer| Three Leaf Catering

Florist| Lace and Lilies

Dress| Davids Bridal


  1. Anna | Photo Thrive

    September 6th, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    I love all of the blush and the blush undertone in the edit! This wedding looked so magical. I love her sparkly shoes and all of the happiness that you captured between them and all of their guests. Congratulations Christa and Sam!

  2. Elizabeth

    September 6th, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Oh Melissa these are perfection! I’m loving your tones so much!

  3. ginny

    September 6th, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Melissa! These are so beautiful and timeless! I wish I had you around when I got married!

  4. Adena

    September 7th, 2018 at 1:56 am

    These are absolutely beautiful! I love the way you captured their day. And the little red details throughout stole my heart!

  5. Maddie Mae

    September 7th, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    These are beautiful! I love the daylight/outdoor images 🙂

  6. Alyssa reinhold

    September 7th, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    This is gorgeous!! You did an awesome job capturing their love and story.

  7. Kaleigh

    September 7th, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Ahhh I love love love these! I love your detail shots especially- really beautiful!

  8. Suzanne

    September 8th, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Gorgeous, Melissa! You have really mastered the romantic/light and airy edit! I just love your style! Your details are so beautiful, and I just love all of these!!!

  9. Sunshine Lump

    September 10th, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    What a beautiful location! Estes Park is always a perfect place for a weddings!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *