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Cherokee Ranch & Castle {Mike & Anna}

Gorgeous Colorado sunset at Cherokee Ranch & Castle by Aldabella Photography

Gorgeous Colorado sunset at Cherokee Ranch & Castle by Aldabella Photography

We had the pleasure of meeting Anna and her mom at the Rocky Mountain Bridal show last year and within a few days following the show, received an email that they wanted to meet us!  After having a chance to meet with them at a local Starbucks, we found out that Anna and Mike were getting married at the amazing Cherokee Ranch & Castle.  

As Anna started talking through her vision, Kris and I became more and more excited about photographing not only this amazing venue, but helping to turn her dreams into reality.  As she spoke of the amazing views, priceless artifacts and incredible architecture, we couldn't wait for this day to arrive.  Having never photographed at this incredible venue, we were so excited to see the endless possibilities.

As weeks drew near, Anna asked if we'd be able to come down before one of our weddings to walk through this gorgeous castle.  Making our way up the mountain and through the private drive, we became more and more excited about what we would see.  On the last turn the castle is presented to you incredible clouds overhead and a gorgeous tree lining.  With views this amazing, we couldn't wait to see what the interior had in store for us!  

With each turn, there was another piece of art more amazing than the next and each bedroom was more incredible than the one before it.  As we made our way to the top of the castle (look out), you could see for miles and miles.  Pikes Peek to Longs Peek to Denver and with no homes in sight.  It was truly amazing!

As we arrived for Mike & Anna's day, she dressed the part!  Gorgeous braided up-do, stunning Maggie Soterro gown and a beautiful bouquet to compliment her 1920's castle wedding!

Mike & Anna - Thank you for trusting us with your wedding day.  We had such an amazing time photographing your wedding and screaming with excitement (Lindsay) at the amazing sunset.  We truly hope these images bring a smile to your face! 

Hair by Aleigha with Captivate Beauty Services

Hair by Aleigha with Captivate Beauty Services

Makeup by Aleigha with Captivate Beauty Services

Makeup by Aleigha with Captivate Beauty Services

Incredible look for this gorgeous 1920's venue by Aleigha with Captivate Beauty Services

Incredible look for this gorgeous 1920's venue by Aleigha with Captivate Beauty Services

It's all in the details!!

It's all in the details!!

The Cherokee Ranch & Castle has an amazing bridal suite with incredible natural light!

The Cherokee Ranch & Castle has an amazing bridal suite with incredible natural light!

Nothing better than a bride and her bridesmaids helping her mom.

Nothing better than a bride and her bridesmaids helping her mom.

An amazing grooms suite with intricate details!  Oh, and the groomsman gift....an axe.

An amazing grooms suite with intricate details!  Oh, and the groomsman gift....an axe.

Cherokee Castle has some of the most amazing details with huge fireplaces, amazing stone and beautiful art!  What better place that photos with your bridal party!

Cherokee Castle has some of the most amazing details with huge fireplaces, amazing stone and beautiful art!  What better place that photos with your bridal party!

Handsome groom before his big debut!

Handsome groom before his big debut!

Gorgeous bride with her beautiful bridesmaids!

Gorgeous bride with her beautiful bridesmaids!

Stunning bride!

Stunning bride!

Final touches before her big debut!

Final touches before her big debut!

Just before their first look!

Just before their first look!

Bittersweet moments before a momma gives her little girl away.

Bittersweet moments before a momma gives her little girl away.

Our first time witnessing a Russian Orthodox Ceremony.  Although they only did 1/4 of a standard ceremony (they're typically 3 hours), everything pointed to the Trinity.  Amazing ceremony to witness.

Our first time witnessing a Russian Orthodox Ceremony.  Although they only did 1/4 of a standard ceremony (they're typically 3 hours), everything pointed to the Trinity.  Amazing ceremony to witness.

Having fun after the ceremony!

Having fun after the ceremony!

Wonderful food provided by Gourmet Fine Catering!

Wonderful food provided by Gourmet Fine Catering!

"I am his and he is mine, forever and always"

"I am his and he is mine, forever and always"

he view of a lifetime!

he view of a lifetime!

I (Lindsay) was screaming with excitement over these images.  The view off the back of Cherokee Ranch and Castle was breathtaking!!

I (Lindsay) was screaming with excitement over these images.  The view off the back of Cherokee Ranch and Castle was breathtaking!!

Again, how amazing are these views and the Bronco Sunset every bride prays for...EPIC!!!

Again, how amazing are these views and the Bronco Sunset every bride prays for...EPIC!!!

The first time we've ever had a moon over our cake cutting and dancing!

The first time we've ever had a moon over our cake cutting and dancing!

Let the party begin!!!

Let the party begin!!!

Gorgeous send off with a petal toss and Rolls-Royce!

Gorgeous send off with a petal toss and Rolls-Royce!

Thank you to the amazing vendors who helped make this day a reality!

Venue: Cherokee Ranch & Castle
Photographer: Aldabella Photography
Videographer: Lupher Arts Wedding Motion Pictures
Florist: Abloom
Caterer: Gourmet Fine Catering
Cake: Das Meyer Fine Pastry Chalet
DJ: ROCKCANDY Professional Disc Jockeys
Hair & Makeup: Captivate by Aleigha
Dress: Amanda's Bridal (dress by Maggie Sottero)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way
Tux: Men's Wearhouse Tuxedo
Strings: Columbine Entertainment
Rentals: Butler Rents
Dance Lessons: Adventures in Dance
Custom Rings: Biondi Diamond Jewelers 

Mike & Anna's Wedding Video