Colorado Backyard Wedding | Kinsey + Garrett

Well, this one’s special. If I could express anything to convey just how special the Bowdle wedding was — believe me when I say that this whole experience was like Christmas. You count down all year long, savor the days of celebration, and then BAM it’s over and you feel that weird and empty, sad-it’s-over but happy-it-happened feeling. Anyone else know what I’m talking about?!

For those that may not know, Kinsey’s family is from Buena Vista and run a super fun + successful whitewater and adventure company — it’s called Noah’s Ark. So you can imagine, Kins has been raised not only in one of the most beautiful towns on the planet, but also has many friends-turned-family thanks to Noah’s. Needless to say, when wedding planning and coordinating and setting up needed to happen, it was a family (more like army if you saw how many people were willing + serving) effort.

I think the most beautiful thing about their day was that it was all so personally-done. Like, every little thing that day contained the heartbeat of Kinsey’s childhood and Garrett’s familial spirit. All the things from food preparation to bridesmaids getting ready to the actual ceremony site and even the reception. The whole shebang was at the Cichowitz family home… and it was just stunning. So imagine the Cichowitz clan AND the Bowdle tribe together celebrating the marriage of two of their favorites with laughs and hymns and communion and good food — it was all so sacred.

The labor of love that was the Bowdle wedding was (and is) one that I will never forget. I will never forget the way Kinsey’s family took me in and extended the most hospitable spirit. I will always cherish the time I got with my extended family (shoutout to my Bowdles) that I love so stinkin’ much.

The awe-inspiring views, perfect weather, lush trails, icy river water, and dance floor mems… all of it is forever tucked in my heart. I wish I could pen more words to let you all know just how special it all was. But hopefully you get just a taste through the photos.

Dang it’s crazy how much I love these people and how much I consider it to be an HONOR to have documented their day.

Ok and let me just say — it’s rare that I get to shoot such a close friend’s wedding… which means the reception photos were a team-effort (and probably some of my favorite photos). Literally, we all just passed around the camera while we danced the night away LOL. SO. MUCH. FUN,

Mr. + Mrs. Bowdle, you two are some of the best of the best. Praying and believing that the most wildly beautiful days are yet to come.

Savanna Brown