Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Evergreen Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

I’m just going to have to start this blog post with a disclaimer: I’m a little biased with this wedding because it’s my cousin Mikey’s wedding, so there are a ton of pictures.  I am so beyond happy for my cousin Mikey and his wife Stephanie, as I just LOVE Stephanie!!!! Stephanie, I’m so glad you are officially part of the family.

Mikey and Stephanie had the most amazing destination wedding in Colorado (I think the majority of my family has now decided they want to move there).  They chose the Evergreen Lakehouse as their wedding venue  in where else, but Evergreen, Colorado, right outside of Denver.  It was picture perfect, I mean like postcard picture perfect. It was right on the lake and surrounded by mountains that were lush and green.  I think I was in awe of the beauty the whole time, it truly was gorgeous!!!!!

Grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy looking at these gorgeous wedding pictures.

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

I love this picture of Hazel – one of the flower girls.  She is so adorable!!! I also get to dote on her because she is my second cousin 🙂

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

My cousin, aka the groom, getting ready.  He was nothing but smiles the whole time and couldn’t wait to marry Stephanie.

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

This has to be one of my favorite images of Stephanie.

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

She was so cute, once her mom put the veil on, the emotion of it all just overwhelmed her.

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

This was the view from the  Evergreen Lakehouse.  I don’t think there are any words that can describe it.

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mikey waiting for Stephanie for their first look.

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Stephanie turned the corner and saw Mikey and started crying.  Luckily the bridesmaids brought tissues along.

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Seeing the look in my cousin’s eyes and his huge smile when he saw Stephanie was priceless.

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

I loved these bouquets, so pretty!!!!

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

The groomsmen hanging out before the ceremony.

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

My husband helped me out during the ceremony and took this picture of Mikey’s expression as Stephanie was walking down the aisle. I don’t think I have ever seen him this happy (and he is a really happy guy).

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

I think he started getting a little bit choked up.

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

I swear this is really how it looked, its not a backdrop I promise 🙂

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

This is a really amazing shot taken by my husband.  I wanted to make sure we caught some of those happy tears from Stephanie and Ray did an amazing job taking this photo.

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Huge kudos to my Aunt Pam and Uncle Bill – Mikey’s parents – for all the decor.  They DIY’d all of it and did an amazing job.  The centerpieces were designed by Pam and the wood piece it sits on was handmade.  Pam designed it, and Bill made it (Bill has been a woodshop teacher for 20+ years and can do some amazing things)

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Oiy where do I begin. I think the speeches had everyone in tears especially Mikey’s brother Eric’s speech.  I certainly don’t want to go uber sad here but Eric talked about our grandfather (better known as Grampy) during his speech.  See Stephanie met the whole family while we were going through one of the most difficult of times.  Grampy was in the hospital and we all knew he wouldn’t make it much longer.  He was brought home and put under hospice care and we were all told he had about 7-10 days, well we was stubborn and lasted 2 months.  But in that time he got to know Stephanie and he said to my Aunt Pam that he felt Mikey had met his life partner.  I think they had been dated for around 6 months at this time but Grampy could see the love they had for each other.  Well Eric brought that up in his speech and had us all bawling. Literally I don’t know how I managed to snap any photos at all.

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Haha I love that they went for it!!!

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Ok this is where everything got crazy and I think my brother had a huge hand in this.

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Haha my mom is staring at my brother like he is crazy.  (My brother is the one laughing with the beer in his hand)

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

This crazy fella below is my husband who decided to do the “Carlton”.  He is such a goofball, love you honey 🙂

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Where do I start with these two.  My brother (on the right) and Mikey are like two peas in a pod.  Whenever they get together, craziness ensues.

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

My dad was held up and robbed by one of the flower girls and ring bearer.  No worries it was just a nerf gun and he lost only a couple of dollars.

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

This is my absolute favorite shot from the whole wedding!!!!!

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

Mike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

vMike and Stephanie: Wedding in Colorado | Destination Wedding Photographer

I think I can speak for my family when I say, Mikey, Stephanie we are truly happy for the both of you and wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness!!!!!! Enjoy Puerto Rico 🙂

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