Christina + Travis // The Tapestry House Wedding // Fort Collins Wedding Photographer, Wedding Photographers Fort Collins

Christina & Travis's Fort Collins Wedding at The Tapestry House

It was a perfect weekend in June when Travis and Christina decided to say their I dos in front of their closest friends and family members at their Fort Collins wedding. The greenery, beautiful flowers and the charm of the Tapestry House made for a super special day. Christina and Travis originally met at Travis' work through a coworker that was friends with Christina's dad (her dad used to work for the same company in a different state). Travis asked his coworker to get Christina's phone number from her dad and then they started talking. At the time, Christina was living in Denver and they quickly began spending every weekend together. After three years of the weekend commutes they moved in together. Last summer, they hiked to the top of Horsetooth Rock to watch the sunset, and right before the sun went down Travis proposed. Christina said "yes," and was truly quite surprised.

What Travis loves about Christina: "I love that she is my best friend that I get to come home to every day. She puts up with my shenanigans and accepts me no matter what."

What Christina loves about Travis: "He is who I want to do everything with in life from the small things like grocery shopping to traveling around the world. He calls me out on my nonsense and can always make me laugh.

Thank you to our associate, Kim, for capturing this day! Thank you Christina and Travis for letting us take your beautiful photos. 

<3 Ash

Venue: The Tapestry House
Dress: Dora Grace Bridal
Bridesmaids: Azazie
Groom + Groomsmen: Men's Warehouse
Hair: Brittany Friar at Balayage Spa and Salon
DJ: DJ Maestro
Florist: Best Day Floral

 

Calie + Doug's Aspen Wedding // Chair Mountain Ranch, Marble, CO // Aspen Wedding Photographers

Calie + Doug's Aspen Wedding

It was a beautiful June wedding in Marble, CO, home of some of the most famous marble stone suppliers in the world. The town was really unique; literally there were marble statues and marble stones decorating the homes and properties throughout the town. Supposedly, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. was actually built out of marble supplied from Marble, CO (Interesting tidbit of the day). Needless to say, this little town is very proud of it's history. 

Calie and Doug live in St. Louis, but have a fond love of Colorado because Doug spent some of his upbringing living in Rifle, CO. When they started planning their wedding, they wanted something unique, and not just to have their wedding at a typical St. Louis venue in the city. Their heart was set on Chair Mountain Ranch, close to the several Aspen Ski Resorts, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. They truly found a gym in this venue. The beautiful mountain views, the Aspen trees close by and the rustic charm of Chair Mountain Ranch couldn't have create a more perfect day. 

Congratulations, you two!! 

<3 Ash


How They Met:
The couple met in 2006 after a loss of someone special to the both of them, Doug's aunt and Calie's best friend's mom. They had mutual important people in their lives and found their paths crossing a number of other times over the next few years. They became very special to one another quickly and had an immediate connection although initally the timing then was not right for either of them. But they knew they loved each other then. Over the next few years, Calie would always take her car to Doug's repair shop to get it worked on, and then in December of 2009 he invited her to be his date to his company's Christmas party. They have spent very few days apart since that day.

Their Engagement In The Words Of Calie:
Christmas Eve has always been a very special and fun day for me growing up. It is filled with family, fun, food, cheesy games, singing carols to grandfather's accordion playing, and so much more. On December 24, 2015, Doug proposed outside of my grandparents home before that infamous Christmas Eve celebration began. He always had to work on Christmas Eve and would usually arrive a little later than I did. This year was no exception. He called and asked for my help bringing some things in so I went outside and found my brother Cory's Santa hat laying on the side of the garage. Curious, I peaked my head around the corner to find Cory hiding in the bushes. I was clearly confused. Doug distracted me by calling me over to the front of the car, pulled out a box, opened the box and got on one knee to ask me to spend forever with him. After I said yes, we got to go inside to tell my parents first out on the deck, then go inside and share our exciting news with so many people who are so valued and important to me. We toasted our engagement with a round of grandfather's famous homemade Irish Cream. The following day we were able to share the exciting news with Doug's family on Christmas morning.


Vendors:

Venue: Chair Mountain Ranch

Dress Store: Mia Grace Bridal

Dress Designer: Willowby by Watters Dress

Bridesmaids: Show Me Your MuMu, Caitlin Dress in "Show Me The Ring" 

Groom/Groomsmen: Navy Suits from Suits 4 Men in Chesterfield, MO

Cake: Sunshine & Moons

Hair + Makeup: Kendra Williams at Shear Intensity Salon

DJ: Dan with Arrow Productions

Flowers: Susan's Flowers

Caterer: Slow Groovin' BBQ

 

Ready to book your next Aspen Wedding Photographer? We photograph weddings all over Colorado and beyond -- from deep into the Rocky Mountains to the beaches of Mexico, we love all adventures and opportunities to shoot real love stories. Contact me now!

Erin + Travis's YMCA Of The Rockies Wedding // Estes Park Wedding Photographer, Fort Collins Wedding Photography

Congratulations to Erin and Travis on their Estes Park Wedding day! Erin and Travis met years ago while working in the radiology department of a hospital. Erin knew early on that Travis was the type of man she would want to grow old with; he just had something special about him. They had talked about marriage for sometime, but because Travis is very unconventional, he proposed the day after Valentine's Day. He had his daughter, Berlin, ask Erin if she would "marry her dad." Erin looked over and Travis was down on one knee. Erin describes Travis as someone who always makes her laugh, brings out her sensitive side and is an amazing man to his girls, Erin included.  She couldn't have found a better partner in life. Included in their relationship is obviously a love of dancing! Check out their epic first dance below :). 

From the start, I just fell in LOVE with all of the off-beat details Erin chose for the wedding. The black wedding dress -- the theme full of cute piggies -- the beautiful moody flowers by Lace and Lilies -- the aspen tree mountain wedding cake and really just the super fun vibe. The weather couldn't have been more beautiful for this Estes Park wedding, and the couple couldn't have been more in love. Both venues were perfect -- the YMCA of the Rockies wedding sites are always super fun to photograph, and the private home they chose for the wedding gave a super intimate, mountain wedding vibe. 

Congratulations, Erin and Travis! It was a beautiful day, and we are so glad we got to capture it. Thanks to our associate photographer, Kim, for the beautiful photos. 

<3 Ash

Melissa + Eric's Summer Wild Basin Lodge Wedding // Estes Park Wedding Photographer, Denver Wedding Photography

Who doesn't love summer weddings? Out of all of the seasons, summer weddings are probably my favorite. The greenery, summer sun and excitement for months of warm weather to come. Melissa and Eric's Estes Park wedding at Wild Basin Lodge couldn't have been on a more beautiful day. We had a few minutes of clouds and a few raindrops when we arrived, but it was all proceeded with a beautiful summer afternoon and evening with sun and warmth. The fresh green grass, beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park mountain views and colorful flowers throughout the day made this day great. And of course the union of two people committing their lives together and joining their families made it all magical. 

Eric and Melissa met several years ago as co-workers while both in the midst of a different life. Several years later they reconnected. Eric described that he loves Melissa because everything she does makes him love her more and more. She makes him strive to be a better man, and is the most beautiful woman he has have ever seen. Her smile melts his soul. Melissa said she loves everything about Eric. How patient he is. That he loves her unconditionally even on her worst days. He's an amazing father, a giving person and just a joy to be around. No one has ever had anything bad to say about him. They both just knew early on into reconnecting -- and when they did finally get engaged it was a low key day at home; which was exactly what they wanted. 

Congratulations, Melissa and Eric. I was so blessed to spend the day with the both of you, and am so excited for your adventures to come. It's going to be a great year -- and I am so thankful for you; your love and your story is inspiring. 

<3 Ash

Gwen + Danny // Urban Old Town Fort Collins Luxury Wedding Styled Shoot // Fort Collins Wedding Photographer

Gwen + Danny // Urban Old Town Luxury Fort Collins Wedding Photography Styled Shoot

I am SO excited to share Gwen + Danny's styled shoot! We couldn't have had a more gorgeous night, mixed with a little wind and golden sun plus a 1961 Cherry Red Corvette. You can't ask for more as a photographer. Gwen and Danny have actually been married for coming on close to 9 years from what I remember. As you can imagine, wedding photography and weddings have changed so much since then, so they were super excited to do the shoot. Gwen and Danny also have THREE beautiful kiddos at home, so it was a fun opportunity for them to get away and get all snazzy without the kids hanging all over them. They even grabbed some yummy Chinese food afterwards on this "date." Anyway, it was a great evening and I am SO glad I got to work with these two. If you ever need some Lularoe, Gwen is an awesome consultant ;), and if you ever need to buy a house, Danny is realtor at The Group in town! 

The beauty of styled shoots, is that you really get to live out your creative vision and work with several other amazing vendors. Emily from Jolly Events put this whole thing together, and coordinated pretty much everything you see in the photos. She worked super hard on this and I am so glad I got to be her partner in it all! Thank you Emily for all of your hard work on this luxury wedding photography shoot in Fort Collins. I can't wait to work with you more!

<3 Ash

Thank you to all of our amazing vendors:

Photographer (Me): Ash Meier (Facebook, Instagram: @ashmeierweddings)
Event Planner: Emily at Jolly Events (Facebook, Instagram: @jolly_events)
Hair: Beauty by Brianna Joy (Facebook, Instagram: @beautybybriannajoy)
Makeup: Candace at Dotted With Hearts (Facebook, Instagram: @dottedheartartistry)
Dress: Dora Grace Bridal (Facebook, Instagram: @doragracebridal)
Sunglasses: Edge Optics (Facebook, Instagram: @edgeoptics)
Rings: Old Town Goldworks (Instagram: @oldtowngoldworks)
1961 Red Corvette: Fort Collins Collision Repair (Facebook)

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Anne & Dylan Wedding Sneak Peek // The Manor House Wedding // Littleton Wedding Photographer, Denver Wedding Photographers

Anne & Dylan Wedding // The Manor House

Congratulations to Dylan and Anne on a beautiful celebration at the Manor House. It was a beautiful Colorado day in April, and this bride and groom couldn't have been more excited to tie the knot. Anne was a classically, beautiful bride this day. I loved her birdcage veil and elegant dress; it was perfect for such a beautiful venue.

Anne and Dylan actually met in middle school, and rekindled their love after college while meeting again for Happy Hour. Anne then proposed to Dylan after the Broncos won the superbowl. I always love hearing such unique stories like this. 

Congratulations, Anne and Dylan!! It was an amazing day!

<3 Ash

Thank you to our associate, Erin, for capturing this wedding. 
 

Vendors:

Venue: The Manor House
Music: DJ Connections
Makeup: Brooke Rock, LLC
Hair: Jessica Trujillo, Fringe Salon
Dessert: Sweet Cow Ice Cream Truck
 

Danny & Shelby Sneak Peek // Ellis Ranch Wedding // Loveland + Fort Collins Wedding Photographer

Danny + Shelby Sneak Peek // Ellis Ranch Wedding

I just can't believe that Danny and Shelby are married. This was a great Ellis Ranch wedding! One of the best things about being a wedding photographer is that you get to re-connect with people that you have known in your life. This was a really special wedding because I've known Danny and his family since I was I think about 4-years old. My first memory of Danny was standing in a parking lot and he was picking weeds out of the cracks of the pavement. Isn't it funny what you remember? I mean, so many things in life happen and for this to be a memory that is so engrained in my head is amazing. We also went to high school together and were involved in the same church growing up, so for years he was very present in my life. Because we grew up together, I knew several people at the wedding which was also just fun.

When I met Shelby this last year, I was so thankful that Danny had found her. Her smile and her energy is so contagious, and she keeps that boy on his toes!! She's also a huntin', fishin', outdoor lovin' lady, which is the perfect compliment for Danny. On an even more exciting note, they will be welcoming their own little boy into the world in just a few short months. I have no doubt that they will both make amazing parents. They are sweet, tough and fiercely loyal people; so their son is going to be on amazing kid. 

As for the wedding day, it was beautiful. We couldn't have asked for a better day in April, and even the wind died down when we were outside. There was a lot of laughter, several Marines and veterans, family and friends and just a whole lotta' love. Congrats, Danny & Shelby! Love you guys and can't wait for your baby boy!!

<3 Ash

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Ellis Ranch 

Dress Store and Designer: Loveland Wedding Center, Designer: Morilee

Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Vest: Men's Warehouse, Jeans & Shirt: Boot Barn

Hair Person: Jessie Jones, Shear Talk Salon, Pagosa Springs, CO

Makeup Artist: Hair & Makeup By Lauren

DJ or Music Provider: Party Pro DJs

Caterer: Sweetheart City Smokers

Officiant: Jeff Crabtree

2016 Ash Meier Wedding Highlights // Denver Wedding Photographer, Fort Collins Wedding Photography, Estes Park Wedding Photographer

2016 Ash Meier Wedding Highlights

I can't believe it was such a quick and wonderful 2016. We traveled all over Colorado and beyond to shoot our weddings, and brought on some pretty awesome associate photographers as well. The details were to die for. It was the year of BEAUTIFUL bouquets, stylish men (many thanks to The Bespoke Edge for dressing a few of our grooms this year), epic mountain elopements and ceremony views, eclectic/unique dresses and deep, fun LOVE :). I couldn't have asked for a better set of couples and am once again, so amazingly thankful for what I do. I mean really, how awesome is it that I get the spend one of the most exciting days of their lives with them?

This brings me into my next segment, WE ARE NOW BOOKING for the 2017/2018 season! Dates are starting to fill up fast so make sure to contact us so we can get you on our calendar soon if you love what we do. We love all Colorado weddings, destination weddings, mountain weddings, city weddings, backyard weddings and more. If you have worked with us, we would be honored if you would spread the word to your newly engaged friends or family. If you haven't worked with us, we would also be honored if you spread the word :). Regardless, we love you all, you are all awesome, and we couldn't be a thriving business without your help and support. Thank you for being one of our biggest fans.

A special thanks to some of our favorite vendors:
-An amazing makeup artist, Candace at Dotted With Hearts
-Beautiful florals by Nature's Grace Design and Lace & Lilies
-Stunning dresses from Dora Grace Bridal and Encore Bridal
-Pretty curls and styles by Bri at Belle Shea and Enchante a European Salon
-Handsome men's suits by The Bespoke Edge
-Yummy goodies from Buttercream Cupcakery and Colorado Rose Cake Company
-Super organized and fun planners, Purple Summer Events and A Pink Diamond Event
-Awesome venues like The Fort Collins Brewery, Breckenridge Lodge & Spa, Tapestry House, Lincoln Center, Black Canyon Inn, Twin Owls Steakhouse, Brookside Gardens, The Preserve at Bingham Hill, Old Thompson Barn and several super fun, eclectic backyard and private venues.

Thank you everyone for an awesome 2016! See you this summer. 

<3 Ash
 

Kelley & Ben Sneak Peek // Brookside Garden Wedding // Fort Collins Wedding Photographer, Denver Wedding Photographer

Kelley & Ben Sneak Peek // Brookside Gardens Wedding 

It was beautiful October day when Kelley and Ben tied the knot. The sunshine, flowers, details and romance couldn't have been more perfect. Their ceremony was at the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum in Berthoud, which was full of old wood buildings and a ton of local Colorado history. It was such a neat place for the ceremony! Afterwards we went to Brookside Gardens and it couldn't have been more beautiful. It didn't look like fall at the gardens with all of the greenery, and Kelley put a tremendous amount of effort into creating the most stunning farm style table layouts. In fact, everything she did for the day was so beautiful and extremely well thought out. She loves her flowers, that's for sure :). Congratulations, Kelley and Ben! I so enjoyed getting the spend the day with you. I am inspired by your love for one another and all of the people you surround yourself by. 

<3 Ash

Thanks to Casey at Pink Diamond Events for the wonderful event coordination. And to Nature's Grace Designs for the beautiful flowers.