Sara + Geoff
A Picnic Inspired Wedding in Manitou Springs
We had a wonderful time this past weekend celebrating with Sara and Geoff! Tyler actually worked with Sara’s mom a few years ago, so it was fun to make the connection again and photograph their wedding. The ceremony took place in Manitou Springs at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. It’s a small, pretty church that fit perfectly with Sara and Geoff’s cowboy boots and picnic-themed reception. I couldn’t help but feel like we were out in the countryside somewhere! It was peaceful and sweet.
I loved some of the details that went into the day, like the fact that Sara was wearing a wedding dress that both her grandmother AND mother had worn! How special is that? I also loved the flower pendant necklaces she gave to her bridesmaids. And, the DAY before the wedding Sara’s aunt literally made her veil – wow! Geoff had some cool “details” too, like his beautiful classic car (I am not a car person so forgive me for not naming it…) that they drove from the church to the reception.
At the reception the food was amazing – I feel we can expound on this because we know the catering company, Bon Appetit, really, really well. They also did the flowers and the cake for the wedding, so if you’re looking for a one stop shop they are a great option! Back to the food, I pretty much love wedding food, and when I heard Bon Appetit was catering I was pretty excited. They make almost everything in these tiny, cute little portion cups (Lord help the people who have to prepare all those little things) and it is all SO GOOD. They use ridiculously fancy ingredients that I would never imagine using but it turns out beautifully every time. Moving on…
The reception really was a blast and we loved seeing everyone truly enjoying themselves. Sara did a superb job delicately smashing cake in Geoff’s face (which he like any new husband gracefully accepted), and they had an amazing conga line around the entire reception pavilion. Sara and Geoff, congratulations on your marriage! Thank you for trusting us to be your wedding photographers, we wish you the best as you start this new chapter in your lives together!