July 13, 2023

Ranch Wedding Styled Editorial | Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine

I had the privilege of capturing a stunning ranch wedding styled editorial that recently was featured in Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine. In this styled editorial, rustic charm and natural textures converged harmoniously against the backdrop of Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains. This was an unforgettable day, and I loved capturing every moment of love and beauty on camera.

Setting the Scene for a Ranch Wedding

Along the banks of the Big Thompson River near Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch provided the idyllic setting for our styled editorial. With sweeping mountain vistas and picturesque pastures, this Colorado horse and cattle ranch truly captured the essence of the western lifestyle.

The Creative Team

Together, every vendor who worked on this project infused romance, earthy elements, and natural textures into every detail. Paper and Dust crafted elegant invitations with modern shapes and textured leather. The bride wore a stunning pear-shaped diamond ring from John Atencio’s signature collection. The groom’s custom men’s band, designed by John Atencio, featured an antler inlay. It added a touch of rugged elegance that perfectly complemented the editorial’s aesthetic.

Romantic Luxury for Rocky Mountain Bride

The evening’s festivities took place on the bend of the property’s river. The floral arrangements featured a romantic color palette of reds, blush, mauve, and peach, all designed by Sheilan Mueller of Yarrow & Spruce. Each table setting was complete with a bold rust linen napkin, ivory stoneware dinner plates, rose gold flatware, and vintage blush glassware. Adding a personalized touch, circular leather place cards and soft pink menus beautifully echoed the invitations.

Unforgettable Moments

One of the highlights of the day was the running of the horses. As the wranglers gathered the majestic creatures, the guests were treated to the breathtaking sight of horses galloping across wide-open spaces, an iconic scene.

While the running of the horses stole the show, captivating guests as they witnessed the majestic creatures galloping across the wide open spaces. The celebration continued to delight in every aspect. No wedding reception is complete without a cake, and this was no exception. As the grand centerpiece of the evening, a four-tiered wedding cake took center stage, beckoning everyone’s attention. Adorned with an artful arrangement of red, pink, and white flowers, the peach-colored confection was a true masterpiece. The wedding cake was skillfully crafted by the talented Sweet Ride Bakeshop. It served as the sweet finale, leaving everyone in awe and truly embodying the creativity and craftsmanship that made the occasion even more remarkable.

As the photographer behind this styled editorial, my aim was to capture the heartfelt and authentic moments shared by couples in a setting that embraced the natural beauty of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Through the lens of my camera, I sought to immortalize the love, joy, and nostalgia that permeated every aspect of this day.






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