Erika + Mike Aka "Flerika" // Mary's Lake Lodge Wedding // Estes Park Wedding Photographer

Erika + Mike Aka "Flerika" // Estes Park Wedding

My dear, dear "Flerika"...oh how I loved working with the "three" of you this past year. I truly treasured the special time I got to spend with you guys, and little Blake. When I first met Erika at our consultation, she excitingly told me she was expecting the spring before her fall wedding. I was a new mom at that point so it was so exciting to hear about how she was feeling, her plans, and more. Little did Erika and Mike know that their little girl was going to be arriving a few months early. Baby Blake spent weeks in the NICU before arriving home with mom and dad. I got to capture her newborn photos once she was home, and boy was it apparent what a little fighter this girl was. This month she just celebrated her one year birthday! Erika was so positive throughout the whole experience, and truly walks around life with so much grace and steadfast hope. I don't even know how to describe what an amazing lady she is, and how she just made me love my job so much more by including me into their life.

When the wedding day arrived, it was time to party! Family and friends (very silly friends, specifically groomsmen by the way), gathered to share this special wedding day with Erika and Mike at Mary's Lake Lodge in Estes Park. The weather couldn't have been better, and the day couldn't have gone smoother. The cute details, candy bar and beautiful flowers definitely set the scene for a beautiful day. This couple and this family truly has been through the fire which made their wedding all the more meaningful for them. Flerika, love you guys! Thank you for including me and making me feel at home with you.

<3 Ash

Venue: Mary's Lake Lodge

Dress: Encore Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: Dora Grace

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Dora Grace

Hair Person: Hallie Makuh

Makeup Artist: Zachary Dowell

DJ: Ron Michaels

Florist: Kim and Company

2nd Photographer: Shelli Quattelbaum