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Mining Exchange Hotel Wedding in Colorado Springs | Chris & Ali
October 25, 2017
Ever since their engagement session earlier this year, Randy + I have looked forward to Chris and Ali’s Mining Exchange hotel wedding. Actually, truth be told, we’ve been wanting to photograph a wedding at the Mining Exchange since we first moved to Colorado Springs in 2011! It’s such a beautiful and iconic hotel here in the Springs, so full of history, which is one of the reasons Chris and Ali decided to have their wedding here. Ali, a budding photographer, has actually been mentoring with me the last 6 months or so, coming with me to weddings and shooting – so it was wonderful to have her back in front of my camera, and celebrating such a special day with our friends!
One of the most special moments of their wedding day was when Ali did a first look with both her father and brother, and they presented her with one of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever seen a bride receive on her wedding day. Custom created using 47 diamonds in all, designed into a cosmic-inspired piece of jewelry for Ali to wear on her wedding day. It was a gift from her brother Roby and her father, but ultimately a gift from Ali’s mother who passed away in 2010. It was such a beautiful gift, and something I know Ali will treasure forever.
Their alleyway ceremony was led by Chris’s father, who delivered a beautiful ceremony. Following their ceremony, everyone went upstairs to the brick walled ballroom of the Mining Exchange, for dancing and good food (including a whole table full of donuts from Colorado Springs’ favorite donut shop, Amy’s Donuts! We even got to go to the rooftop for a little bit, for some fun nighttime photos with the glittering lights of downtown behind us!
We’d love to send a special thanks to the amazing creative team that came together to make Chris + Ali’s Mining Exchange Hotel wedding in Colorado Springs so rad!
venue The Mining Exchange Hotel, Colorado Springs | florist Blooms By the Box | dj DJ Prominent | desserts Sugar Plum Cake Shoppe, Amy’s Donut’s and Nothing Bundt Cakes | makeup Janine Johnson, Muah by J | hair Sharon Knob | invitations Minted | bridal gown Luv Bridal | bridal shoes Kate Spade | suits Men’s Wearhouse | bridesmaids dresses The Bridal Collection | wedding rings Shane Co. | Fairchild & Co.bracelet | signage Hobby Lobby
Hey there, I’m Ashley, a Colorado wedding photographer specializing in unposed, authentic and romantic weddings that capture the love, fun and realness of couples and wedding days. I am happy to serve couples from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, and all over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. You ready to have an incredible time together for your wedding?? Message me today!