Wow, it has been A WHILE since we’ve blogged! 2020 started with a few months of rest, and turned into a year of unexpected canceled or postponed wedding and photo shoots. 2021 is back in full swing and I look forward to sharing more of what we’ve been up to the last few months!
But first, we begin with the HIGHLY anticipated wedding of Kevin & Libby! These two were married just two weeks ago at the Colorado Springs’ premier Garden of the Gods Resort & Club. Finally! :-) Kevin, a Canadian, and Libby a Colorado native, previously planned a June 2020 wedding due but due to the pandemic and Kevin’s family being unable to cross the Canadian border, they postponed for a year.
So after 2,700 days of dating, and a 1,275-day engagement, these two are finally hitched. And hopefully reading this over champagne in their honeymoon suite! :-)
Libby got ready with all the women in her life at one of the Garden of the Gods Club’s new 3-bedroom casitas. The views were amazing, the mimosas were flowing, and the beauty by Blush Salon was fast, efficient, and stunning! Libby has a simplistic class and grace about her that is just so attractive – I couldn’t stop photographing her bridal portraits and had a hard time narrowing down those photos to share with you, so forgive me for posting so many. :-)
Back over at the main resort, Kevin had the most gorgeous room overlooking their ceremony site and the stunning Garden of the Gods park and Pikes Peak mountain. Sadly, several of his best best friends and groomsmen, including his best man (Hi Taylor!!), from Canada were unable to travel. But Libby had a few tricks up her sleeves as you’ll see during the wedding party portraits, and thanks to technology his friends were able to watch live on Zoom and give live toasts at the reception.
Kevin & Libby, I just think the world of you two. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me to walk with you guys during this crazy season, and share in a small part of your story. The Bible says to consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. And while this has been a less than ideal and a challenging season, you two are coming out of it so much stronger in your relationship – you two are each other’s person, forever. And that is what matters. You have each other and I am just so elated for you! I love you guys. Cannot wait to show you the rest of these!
With love & joy,
Venue: Garden of the Gods Resort & Club
Coordinator: Jamie with Sarah Viera Events
Blooms: Southern Charm Weddings & Events
Beauty: Blush Salon
Dress: The Bridal Collection
Entertainment: Rob Gillen with FUNction Pro
Videography: Chelsea Gillum
Photography: René Tate Photography