Garden of the Gods Club wedding | Colorado Springs | Devan & Joshua

In her mother of the bride t-shirt she shares a laugh with the bride during makeup
Bridesmaids in robes at Colorado Springs Marriott
Joshua the groom puts on his watch before his wedding
Ladies do their nails before the wedding
Joshua gets ready with his father in their Colorado Springs Marriott
The bride gets her makeup done with bridesmaids
Groomsmen toast rye whiskey while getting ready at the Colorado Springs Marriott
The groom adjusts his father bowtie while getting ready
A sister watches as the bride has lipstick applied at the hotel
Bridesmaids in their robes share a toast of rye whiskey with the groom
Devan gets into her wedding gown dress with the help of his sisters and mother
A bride has her dress adjusted by bridesmaids
A bride smiles while putting on earrings
Joshua reads a personal note from his future bride in the hotel room
Devan reads a note from her future husband in her wedding gown while looking out towards Cheyenne Mountain and Pikes Peak
A father of the bride sees his daughter for the first time
Joshua and Devan shaire thier first look in Garden of the Gods park near Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs
Joshua and Devan shaire thier first look in Garden of the Gods park near Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs
The bride's viel blows in the wind at Garden of the Gods park near Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs
The couple share a moment on the red rocks for a portrait at Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs
The couple share a moment beneath the clouds and sky for a portrait at Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs
Devan and Joshua stand in front of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs during a portrait before their wedding
The mothers celebrate breaking a plate during the Ketubah signing
The Jewish couple shares a first kiss in Colorado Springs
Josh veils his bride before their Jewish wedding ceremony at Garden of the Gods club
Joshua walks out with his parents during the wedding ceremony
Bride Devan walks out with her parents during her summer wedding ceremony at Garden of the Gods Club in Colorado Springs near the Rocky Mountains for
Devan walks down the aisle with her parents at Garden of the GOds Club
Tears fall down Joshua's face during the summer wedding ceremony at Garden of the Gods Club
The mother of the groom looks on during the ceremony
The Bride and Groom share a laugh during the ceremony
Joshua places the ring on his bride's finger under the Chuppah made of aspen trees and flowers at Garden of the Gods Club in Colorado Springs
The rabbi prays during the jewish wedding ceremony at Garden of the Gods Club
The bride celebrates under the chuppah made of aspen trees at Garden of the Gods Club in Colorado Springs
Devan and Joshua share their first kiss together under the chuppah made of aspen trees and flowers during their Jewish summer ceremony at Garden of the Gods Club
Devan and Josh share a moment together
Reflected by the pool, Devan and Joshua share a moment together as Pikes Peak provides the backdrop after their wedding at Garden of the Gods Club
Devan and Joshua laugh during their first dance at Garden of the Gods Club
Joshua dips Devan during their first dance
Devan and Joshua are raised on chairs during the horah dance at their wedding reception at Garden of the Gods Club
Devan dances with her sisters at Garden of the Gods Club
Joshua dances with his friend at Garden of the Gods Club
Devan and Joshua share a moment togehter outsude during twilight in front of Pikes Peak during their wedding at Garden of the Gods Club
Devan's grandfather cuts the challah
Joshua smiles at Devan
The couple laughts during a speech from the best man
The sisters of the bride give a speech at Garden of the Gods Club
The bride and groom dance with their parents at Garden of the Gods Club
Dancing to the band at Garden of the Gods Club
Dancing with the band at Garden of the Gods Club
Break dancing during the reception at Garden of the Gods Club for Joshua and Devan's wedding
The bride and groom dance together during their reception at Garden of the Gods Club
The bride and groom dance with all their friends and family during their wedding reception at Garden of the Gods Club

I was so excited to photograph Devan and Joshua’s Garden of the Gods Club wedding in Colorado Springs last week because the setting screams Colorado. As a Denver native I know how beautiful our state is but many of their families traveled from great distances and didn’t know the treat that was in store for them. Devan is from New Jersey and Joshua’s family resides in Chicago and Indianapolis but they even had family travel from as far as Africa to be at the ceremony. That alone tells you how close they are with their families.

Both the gentleman and ladies got ready at the Colorado Springs Marriott just up the road from Garden of the Gods club and while I photographed Devan, her sisters and the rest of the ladies, my good friend Dan photographed the guys just down the hall. While the large group of ladies did their best to all get ready in the suite, the guys toasted some rye whiskey and shared laughs. Both Devan and Joshua wrote notes for one another and while we don’t know what they said, their emotion is ever present in the images. Before too long Devan got into her dress and her father walked into the room which was a treat to witness him see her for the first time one of the most important days of her life.

Joshua had to wait until the two were inside of Garden of the Gods park before he got to see his stunning bride. With Pikes Peak set behind them, Joshua turned around and almost immediately melted to tears. Can you blame him?

After a few bridal party photos we drove over to the club so everyone could freshen up before the Ketubah signing. The Jewish faith has some unique events on a wedding day, like the Ketubah signing, and I love documenting them because they’re always filled with raw emotion. After the mothers broke a plate for good luck and everyone signed the sacred document they were officially married and shared their first kiss among close family. It didn’t end there though because their outdoor summer ceremony was absolutely beautiful as expected.

The reception was quite the party and never let up from the moment everyone walked in the door. This crew definitely knew how to party and they did so all night long. It was a blast to photograph their day start to finish.

I owe a huge thank you to Sara and Maggie with Sarah Viera Events for being so helpful throughout the entire day. No matter what anyone needed they were there to keep the vibe right and the day flowing.