Telling this story began when we met up with Lindsey and the ladies in the gorgeous bridal suite of the Strater Hotel for mimosas and a quick getting ready session. With a lengthy list of images to create in and around downtown, off we went to a sweet first look at one of Durango’s other historic hotels, the Rochester. We had a wonderful time in the courtyard witnessing our first dose (and certainly not the last!) of our couple’s love and deep friendship with one another. What a treat to feel and be near these two!
Next up in Lindsey’s perfectly timed day…meeting up with the wedding party for a quick downtown Durango photo shoot! We had a blast holding up traffic (for only a moment) to capture one of Lindsey’s most treasured shots of the entire bridal party in the middle of Main Street, everyone risking life and limb!
Lastly, we loaded up the party bus and headed off to the Ridgewood Event Center at Blue Lake Ranch for a perfect fall wedding and reception. Lindsey, Mandy and her team from Celebrations, and Sari and her team from the Yellow Carrot created a truly memorable party! Creative signage, lawn games, fun food stations, signature drinks and even a cigar and whiskey bar were just a few of the offerings to enjoy!
The party lasted deep into the night and wrapped up with a sparkler departure as everyone boarded the transportation bus to head to an after hours party back downtown in Durango. Truly an amazing wedding day and a stunning expression of your love and friendship with each other…thank you guys for including us in the magic!
Drew, Amy and the IAP Team
Cigar and Whiskey Bar: Durango Smoke Shop