Christen + Anthony’s Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wedding

One of my absolute favorite weddings to photograph this season was Christen and Anthony’s Devil’s Thumb Ranch wedding. I’ve been dreaming about photographing a wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch (venue website) since, well, since before I started photographing weddings. It’s easily one of the most gorgeous wedding venues in Colorado, and they happen to have great trails for cross-country skiing in winter which is how I first heard out about this place.

While this wedding took place in the middle of October, the temperature kept dropping as I drove up from Boulder to Tabernash. By the time I arrived at the venue, it was well below freezing, and heavy clouds had gathered. Now you might think I was hoping for sunshine and blue skies, but clouds are actually great for photos since they act like a natural soft box and diffuse the otherwise harsh light. When the first snow flakes started falling just as Christen was getting into her Vera Wang gown, I was pretty near giddy with excitement.

The couple chose to do their first look right outside of the ranch house where they had been getting ready, and shared a few quiet moments there before jumping into a car with us and the videographers to find the perfect spot for their portraits. We drove around the expansive property before ducking into the woods for some photos among the evergreen trees. Devil’s Thumb Ranch is gorgeous all year round, but even more so with heavy snowflakes coming down in winter. I love how natural their photos came out, with them snuggling up for warmth and just taking in the fact that they were soon to be married.

Since the temperature kept dropping, the ceremony was moved from the big lawn outside to an indoor location, which presented some challenges for the photo & video team as we had to each pick a spot and not move at all during the ceremony, but when capturing such heartfelt vows none of that matters in the end. After the ceremony the guests moved inside the big ranch house to an impeccably styled room by Love This Day Events, with florals by House of Yonder. We snuck the couple outside for a few more portraits right as the sun was setting, providing the most beautiful alpenglow on the snowcapped mountains, then ended the night with toasts and dancing.

Wedding captured as second photographer for The Scobeys.

Devil's Thumb Ranch winter wedding
High end wedding stationery for Devil's Thumb Ranch winter wedding in the Colorado mountains
Bride getting ready putting on custom Vera Wang wedding gown dress at Devil's Thumb Ranch wedding
Bride putting on perfume getting ready at Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash
Groom getting ready for Devil's Thumb Ranch wedding
Groom getting ready at Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash Colorado for winter wedding
First look at Devil's Thumb Ranch winter wedding Colorado outdoor wedding photographer
First look at Devil's Thumb Ranch winter wedding
First look at Devil's Thumb Ranch winter wedding bride and groom walking back inside
Bride and groom exchanging and reading love letters on their wedding day at Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash Colorado
Bride and groom exchanging and reading love letters on their wedding day at Devil's Thumb Ranch
Bride and groom wedding portraits in the woods near Devil's Thumb Ranch Colorado
Bride and groom wedding portraits at Devil's Thumb Ranch wedding
Bride and groom wedding portraits in the woods near Devil's Thumb Ranch with winter snow
Bride carrying oversized muted neutrals bouquet by Yonder House at Devil's Thumb Ranch winter wedding
Bride and groom walking through frozen field at Devil's Thumb Ranch wedding
Bride and groom kissing
Bride and groom portraits in winter with Vera Wang wedding dress and bouquet by Yonder House
Bride and groom portraits in winter with Vera Wang wedding dress and bouquet by Yonder House
Bride and groom portraits in winter with Vera Wang wedding dress and bouquet by Yonder House florals
Bride and groom portraits walking through field near Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash
Mother of the bride holding veil
Bride and groom with groomsmen in black suits and bridesmaids in muted wine colored dresses with bouquets by Yonder House and bridesmaid dresses by Jenny Yoo
Bridesmaids in muted wine colored dresses with bouquets by Yonder House floral
Bride with bridesmaids at Devil's Thumb Ranch
Bride with bridesmaids at Devil's Thumb Ranch wedding
Groom with groomsmen goofing around, praying
Bride with bridesmaids at Devil's Thumb Ranch muted wine colored bridesmaid dresses, wedding gown by Vera Wang, bouquets by Yonder House Colorado bridesmaid dresses by Jenny Yoo
Wedding ceremony at Devil's Thumb Ranch bride and father walking down the aisle
Devil's Thumb Ranch wedding ceremony
Devil's Thumb Ranch winter wedding indoor ceremony
Devil's Thumb Ranch winter wedding indoor ceremony
Centerpieces and floral arrangements at Devil's Thumb Ranch wedding
Menu cards table settings elegant winter wedding planning by Love This Day Events florals by Yonder House
Centerpieces floral arrangements by Yonder House floral and decor Colorado wedding photography at Devil's Thumb Ranch winter wedding planning by Love This Day Events
Centerpieces floral arrangements by Yonder House floral and decor Colorado wedding photography at Devil's Thumb Ranch winter wedding
Tablescape with candles in glass containers elegant winter wedding planning by Love This Day Events florals by Yonder House floral ladder hanging over table
Tablescape with candles in glass containers elegant winter wedding planning by Love This Day Events florals by Yonder House
Large floral arrangement hanging over head table by Yonder House, planning by Love This Day Events, Devil's Thumb Ranch Winter Wedding
Devil's Thumb Ranch mountain views
Bride and groom portraits at sunset at Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash Colorado, classic photojournalistic wedding photography, Vera Wang dress, alpenglow
Bride and groom portraits at sunset at Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash Colorado, classic photojournalistic wedding photography, Vera Wang dress, alpenglow
Bride and groom portraits at sunset at Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash Colorado, classic photojournalistic wedding photography, Vera Wang dress, alpenglow
Bride portraits twirling at sunset at Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash Colorado, classic photojournalistic wedding photography, Vera Wang dress, white ankle boots by SJP,
Bride and groom portraits at sunset at Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash Colorado, classic photojournalistic wedding photography, Vera Wang dress, alpenglow
Bride and groom portraits at sunset at Devil's Thumb Ranch in Tabernash Colorado, classic photojournalistic wedding photography, Vera Wang dress, alpenglow
Devil's Thumb Ranch winter wedding bride and groom grand entrance
Devil's Thumb Ranch winter wedding reception speeches bride and groom laughing cheers
Bride and groom first dance indoor reception at Devil's Thumb Ranch

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