Heidi and Christopher met like you see it in the movies. They bumped in to each other by happenstance and as strangers, hit it off, but didn’t end up exchanging numbers and just so happened to run in to each other again just weeks later. In a city filled with almost 700,000 people (Denver) that doesn’t happen all too often.
In the bride’s words – here is their meet-cute: “Christopher and I met by happenstance at a bicycle cafe. You ride your bike in and grab a beer with friends. It was a June evening, and I was waiting for my friend to arrive, when this guy rode up on a stunning vintage road bike. When he sat down next to me at our empty picnic table, we struck up a conversation about bikes, the outdoors and all things life. When my friend arrived, we left and I didn’t think anything of it. What I hadn’t known that first evening we met was that it had been Christopher’s birthday, AND…he had spent the rest of his evening kicking himself for not asking for my number. 10 days later Christopher and I ran into each other again at an ice cream shop on the opposite side of town. We had an “oh hey, what are the odds?” moment, but this time…Christopher gave me his phone number. After almost a month of back-and-forth texting and schedule arranging we had our first date, but at that point I had just 5 weeks before I was leaving the country for 2 months of world traveling. We spent a great deal of time together, not knowing what would happen when I left, and we casually said that we would keep in touch. In the end, we Skyped almost every other day while I was gone. It was an amazing way to get to know someone – being 5,000 miles apart. When I came home, it felt as though I had never left, and I think from that point on my home was in Christopher’s arms.”
Don’t worry if you’re crying, I’ve cried at least 11 times while editing their wedding and reminiscing on their adorable love story.
After spending some time planning a big Colorado wedding, Heidi and Christopher quickly realized that something more intimate and personal to them was what their hearts really desired. They chose to forego their big wedding and instead had an intimate Colorado wedding filled with personal touches that will make your heart flutter. They chose to share their first look at their favorite over-look and a trail they sometimes bike together, Lookout Mountain. They exchanged vows at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and had an intimate reception at their favorite local Denver restaurant, Cholon. They day was so intimate, love-filled and personal to these two. It could not have been a more perfect intimate Colorado Wedding!
First Look: Lookout Mountain
Ceremony: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
What a beautiful first look! I love it when clients agree to do those!
Wow! Their story is so whimsical and awesome to think that those fleeting moments in every day scenarios leave an impression. What a great day and I adore their venue!
I laughed when I read, “Don’t worry if you’re crying” because I was! The backdrop of the mountains is stunning.
You capture this love story beautifully!
The woods and everything are perfect! Love your gorgoeus captures!!
These are so gorgeous! I love the lighting and how you captured some amazing moments!
This looks like a really fun wedding.
The first look shots on the mountain top… WOW! You are so talented! You rocked this wedding!
What a sweet, intimate ceremony! I love their knot tying ceremony! And their reception looks so special and fun. You really captured the joy of their day! Well done!
Sharee these are all so beautiful! I love the variety they have in their gallery. Oh and her gown……gorgeous!
I love the way you captured their wedding day. What a fun story they have and OMG her dress!!!! So gorgeous.
Wow! I love these! I am prett much obsessed with the science museum, and love he way you captured them in that space. My favorite image is the one you captured with the birds flying in formation over their ceremony.
intimate weddings are the best, especially with this gorgeous colorado background! you killed these photos again!
What a great story! I love when random things like this work out. Pretty pics too by the way!
Her dress is a DREAM. As always, Sharee – these images are so gorgeous and I’m so glad you were there to capture this beautiful day. <3
What a sweet couple – and a crazy back story!! Who would think you’d re-run into someone? Congratulations, and beautiful photos!
I really love his smile when he sees her for the first time!!! Beautiful images, I love how you captured them!
These are gorgeous, and I ADORE her dress! What a perfect Colorado wedding!
I love this whole thing! They look like the sweetest couple ever.
OH. MY. GOODNESS.
I seriously think my heart just melted. This is absolutely adorable. I mean the way they are looking at each from the first look, to the vows and the emotions. The knot being tied and the speeches at the reception! So beautiful!
I’ve never seen a winter wedding here – it’s lovely! Fantastic images with the skyline – love it!
This looks like such a fun wedding and I LOVE the moments you captured!
What a pretty outdoor wedding!! I love your editing style.
okay yes cried, lol. GORGEOUS photos and I love the backdrop!
What a beautiful love story, beautiful images!
I absolutely adore her dress! And their first look location? Couldn’t have been better!
Wow beautiful, what great locations
This blog post is making me want to visit the Denver museum, it looks so cool!
This wedding was absolutely beautiful! I love the bride and groom portraits in the mountains — simply stunning! The venue was really cool, too! Beautiful work Sharee!
Oh wow! This is a stunning wedding Sharee! You captured their moments beautifully!
These mountain wedding photos are absolutely beautiful! I love the amazing, joyful moments you caught between them.
The first look frames…so beautiful!!!!! Love her tat too!
I freaking love her dress. Beautiful mountain first look and such a unique wedding!
Such a gorgeous wedding! And her dress is sooo incredible!! Amazing job!!
Ok those outdoor images are stunning, but the photos inside the museum! Totally love them. What a beautiful wedding!
Beautiful from beginning to end!!
Absolutely stunning! Beautiful work 🙂
Oh I love this story!! Meeting randomly twice in a city like Denver…they’re definitely meant to be together! Beautiful pictures of a beautiful wedding.
beautiful story, BEAUTIFUL photos, beautiful everything…seriously. perfection 😉
What a story and yes what are the odds. I love that they exchanged their own vows too. What a neat place to have their wedding you captured it perfectly for them!
Oh my gosh, their story of meeting is so precious and sweet! They look so perfect together…. just all natural smiles and total bliss! I love that they chose the Museum as their venue too. What a cool couple.