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YaYa Farm & Orchard Wedding

Several years ago, we photographed a wedding where Andrew was a groomsmen at the Pahlau wedding and managed to do a backflip during a bridal party jumping image.  During the shot we couldn't believe the bridal party could jump that high in freezing temperatures.  As we started culling the images, Kris zoomed in to the far right and yelled for me to "come see this shot".  Andrew is the same height as everyone in the bridal party and upside down!!!  To this day, that shot is one of my favorites!

Shortly after the Pahlau wedding, we met Leslie at her older sister, Jamie's wedding where she was a bridesmaid.  Again, it was freezing and up in Estes Park at 30 degrees with 14 mph winds, it felt like -20!  The bridal party were troopers though.  Open toed shoes, jumping barefoot off of stone, no coats, you name it, they did it and did so with a smile!

A few months before their wedding, we were contacted by Jamie to photograph her sisters proposal in Old Town Fort Collins.  Three days after their engagements, Leslie called us to photograph their wedding.  We were so excited to photograph their wedding because we've worked with their family and friends over and over and they're such great people to be with.  Willing to do crazy shots, have fun, laugh, joke and most of all love and support their friends.

There's nothing that makes you more happy than knowing a family not only trusts you with their memories, but continues to ask you to capture their memories.  

To Andrew, Leslie, your family and friends.  Thank you for continuing to trust us, have fun with us during your events, tell people about us and most of all, thank you for not being afraid to follow God and his plan for each of you.  I love seeing 20+ bridal member parties where each and every person standing, would give everything to ensure you stay committed to God and each other.  We hope you truly enjoy each and every image and hope it brings you years of happiness.

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Chic details, complete with hay bails and apple butter!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Chic details, complete with hay bails and apple butter!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Loved the hay "couch" and front porch swing from her husband!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Loved the hay "couch" and front porch swing from her husband!

The Photo Booth was complete with clothes collected from the Arc and Goodwill!

The Photo Booth was complete with clothes collected from the Arc and Goodwill!

Giant jenga, cornhole, croquet are a must for farm wedding festivities!

Giant jenga, cornhole, croquet are a must for farm wedding festivities!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Nothing like an apple orchard to have amazing antiques!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Nothing like an apple orchard to have amazing antiques!

Loved the bridesmaids dresses!!  Everything from the custom printed hangers, to the amazing colors.  Stunning!

Loved the bridesmaids dresses!!  Everything from the custom printed hangers, to the amazing colors.  Stunning!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Details, details and more details!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Details, details and more details!

Hair and makeup final touchups!!

Hair and makeup final touchups!!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Handsome groom!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Handsome groom!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - On the front porch of the bridal suite!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - On the front porch of the bridal suite!

Groomsman photos complete with the rustic barn, hatches and why not, the groom 10' in the air!

Groomsman photos complete with the rustic barn, hatches and why not, the groom 10' in the air!

Where do we even begin with these images?  Prior to the wedding, Andrews groomsmen covered him in kid tattoos.  As we were photographing them, they all wanted to do a shot with just the vests.  Andrew completely forgot that the tattoos were ever on him.  Needless to say, this portion of the day was probably the highlight of the evening.  As the girls were doing their porch photo, we hear the guys on the other side of the orchard laughing HYSTERICALLY!!!  Now we know why!

Where do we even begin with these images?  Prior to the wedding, Andrews groomsmen covered him in kid tattoos.  As we were photographing them, they all wanted to do a shot with just the vests.  Andrew completely forgot that the tattoos were ever on him.  Needless to say, this portion of the day was probably the highlight of the evening.  As the girls were doing their porch photo, we hear the guys on the other side of the orchard laughing HYSTERICALLY!!!  Now we know why!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Groom photos

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Groom photos

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Bridal suite complete with a gorgeous bride getting her dress on while MOH and sisters are in their custom robes.  Stunning!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Bridal suite complete with a gorgeous bride getting her dress on while MOH and sisters are in their custom robes.  Stunning!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - The final touches before the big reveals!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - The final touches before the big reveals!

Love father-daughter first looks!

Love father-daughter first looks!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - bridesmaids and flower girl time!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - bridesmaids and flower girl time!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - enjoying a little walk through the orchard!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - enjoying a little walk through the orchard!

Nothing better than a bride with her best friends and those closest to her heart.  

Nothing better than a bride with her best friends and those closest to her heart.  

Before the first look, Andrew and Leslie exchanged cologne they purchased for each other and letters.  Love this series as they have no idea what the other is doing, but the last two images were taken within a second of each other and they're both wiping tears.

Before the first look, Andrew and Leslie exchanged cologne they purchased for each other and letters.  Love this series as they have no idea what the other is doing, but the last two images were taken within a second of each other and they're both wiping tears.

One of the most emotional first looks we've had.  As Leslie was approaching the ceremony location, Andrew was knelt down praying and with each step she took, the anticipation grew.

One of the most emotional first looks we've had.  As Leslie was approaching the ceremony location, Andrew was knelt down praying and with each step she took, the anticipation grew.

As soon as they saw each other, the tears fell and as soon as they embraced, all you could feel was pure excitement!

As soon as they saw each other, the tears fell and as soon as they embraced, all you could feel was pure excitement!

Spinning his gorgeous bride, Andrew was in complete disbelief that in less than 2 hours, this would be his bride.

Spinning his gorgeous bride, Andrew was in complete disbelief that in less than 2 hours, this would be his bride.

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Bride and groom photos!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Bride and groom photos!

Having fun with a large wedding party!

Having fun with a large wedding party!

You counted correctly, 25 five bridesmaids, groomsman and flower girls!  Such a great group to photograph!!

You counted correctly, 25 five bridesmaids, groomsman and flower girls!  Such a great group to photograph!!

Bridesmaid and brides bouquets along with the groom and groomsman boutonnieres!  Loved the details with the arrangements with hints of cotton to tie in the farm!!

Bridesmaid and brides bouquets along with the groom and groomsman boutonnieres!  Loved the details with the arrangements with hints of cotton to tie in the farm!!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Bride and groom photos under the big cottonwood and on the porch swing!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Bride and groom photos under the big cottonwood and on the porch swing!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Bride and grooms photos at the barn

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Bride and grooms photos at the barn

The brides bouquet was stunning!!

The brides bouquet was stunning!!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Vintage Chic Farm details

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Vintage Chic Farm details

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Vintage Chic Farm details

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Vintage Chic Farm details

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Prayers before the "I Dos"

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Prayers before the "I Dos"

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Arch was handmade by the groom!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Arch was handmade by the groom!

Grooms little sister and bridesmaid singing just before they walked down the aisle!

Grooms little sister and bridesmaid singing just before they walked down the aisle!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Everyone's ready to walk down the aisle!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Everyone's ready to walk down the aisle!

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Ceremony

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Ceremony

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Ceremony

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Ceremony

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Ceremony

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Ceremony

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Ceremony

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Ceremony

We're married!!!  

We're married!!!  

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Bridal party

Ya Ya Farm & Orchard - Bridal party

Reception introductions 

Reception introductions 

LOVED that all guest were fed by these amazing food trucks!   Maine Street Barbeque Co., Taquier Pacifica & The Sustainable Spoon

LOVED that all guest were fed by these amazing food trucks!   Maine Street Barbeque Co., Taquier Pacifica & The Sustainable Spoon

Gorgeous Ya Ya Farm & Orchard sunset!

Gorgeous Ya Ya Farm & Orchard sunset!

Cake details out by the truck at Ya Ya Farm & Orchard

Cake details out by the truck at Ya Ya Farm & Orchard

Love first dances!!

Love first dances!!

Father-daughter and mother-son dances are another favorite moment of ours during a wedding!

Father-daughter and mother-son dances are another favorite moment of ours during a wedding!

Time to dance!!

Time to dance!!

There's something about guys swinging girls around the dance floor that makes us want to stop and just observe, until you realize you have to capture these fleeting moments.

There's something about guys swinging girls around the dance floor that makes us want to stop and just observe, until you realize you have to capture these fleeting moments.

Receptions at Ya Ya Farm & Orchard

Receptions at Ya Ya Farm & Orchard

Receptions at Ya Ya Farm & Orchard

Receptions at Ya Ya Farm & Orchard

Gorgeous ending to a perfect day!

Gorgeous ending to a perfect day!

Thank you to all of the amazing vendors who helped make this day possible for Andrew & Leslie!

Photographer: Aldabella Photography
Florist: The Fresh Flower Market
Food Trucks: Maine Street Barbeque Co.,
White WhaleThe Sustainable Spoon
Wedding Dress: Lian Carlo, found at Little White Dress
Rentals: All Events in Longmont

Andrew & Leslie's Wedding Video