Lindsey & Kyle’s Wedding

October 18, 2014
The Ridgewood Event Center at Blue Lake Ranch
Hesperus, Colorado

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


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 View more photos from Lindsey & Kyle’s Wedding on our Facebook page and see more work from IlluminArts on our Website

 Wedding Venue: Ridgewood Event Center at Blue Lake Ranch  | Catering: The Yellow Carrot  | Event Planning: Celebrations

 Hair & Makeup:  Lemonhead Salon  |   DJ Services:  Durango DJ  |   Getting Ready Location:  Strater Hotel 

Event Provisions:   Durango Party Rental  |  Transportation:   Mild 2 Wild Tours  |  Libations: Star Liquor

Bride’s Dress:   Little White Dress Bridal Shop  |  Bride’s Maids Dresses:   Occasions Boutique  |  Nails: VIP Nails

Cigar and Whiskey Bar:   Durango Smoke Shop


Suzanne & John’s Wedding

September 28, 2014
Tall Spruce House
Durango, Colorado

Here’s to a beautiful day of family, friends, and the BEST dog in the world!  Suzanne and John created a cozy day of delicious foods and a sweet,  simple ceremony to celebrate their love.  Congratulations and best to you both!

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View more photos from Suzanne & John’s Wedding on our Facebook page and see more work from IlluminArts on our Website

 Wedding Venue:  Tall Spruce House  |  Cake:  The Yellow Carrot  |  Her Dress:  Nicole Miller

Hair & Makeup:  Hair Fusion  |   Flowers:  April’s Garden  |   Catering:  Margaret’s Personal Chef Service

Chuppa and Provisions:   Durango Party Rental  |  Officient:   CJ Alderton


Emily & John’s Wedding

September 27, 2014
Deer Hill Expeditions
Mancos, Colorado

To say we patiently awaited the arrival of this day is an understatement!  Deep love and true joy filled this beautiful valley for Emily and John and the entire Deer Hill family.  We’ll let the images tell the story of their day as we are so excited for Emily and John and their amazing lives ahead of them.  Thank you for including us as it was an honor to witness and be part of your family for your wedding day!

Drew, Amy and the IAP Staff

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 View more photos from Emily & John’s Wedding on our Facebook page and see more work from IlluminArts on our Website

 Wedding Venue: Deer Hill Expeditions  | Catering: Durangourmet, Jimmy Nicholson

Hair & Makeup:  Solutions Eco Friendly Hair Design  |   Ceremony Music:  Adam Gottstein  |   Cocktail Hour Music:  Lawrence Nass 

Event Tents and Provisions:   Durango Party Rental  |  Video:   Lost Cabin Productions  |  Mobile DJ: Aiko Aiko Sound