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Stormy Summer Wedding in Colorado Springs

Stormy Summer Wedding in Colorado Springs

You don’t generally wish for a stormy summer wedding day, but this day at Cordera in Colorado Springs was one for the books.

The weather in Colorado is notoriously unpredictable. In the summers you can expect thunderstorms on a regular basis, but you can’t really expect when they will actually hit. Sometimes the rain comes out of nowhere. Sometimes it’s in the forecast and all you see are sunny skies. Sometimes, you even get rain and thunder while the sun still shines. One thing that is usually the case though is that the storms blow through, giving you a big show but not sticking around for very long.

All of this was running through our minds as the skies grew dark and opened up right before Lauren and Beau’s wedding ceremony was supposed to start. We decided to wait it out, delaying the ceremony and the entire schedule for the day by at least half an hour, in the hopes that they could still get married outside with a view of the mountains rather than inside surrounded by reception tables.

And you know what? It totally paid off. The clouds parted, the chairs got wiped down and we saw Lauren and Beau say their vows in the sunshine. We had to tweak the timeline to make up for it but THIS is why you hire wedding vendors who have your best interest at heart and can make your dreams happen. Well, that, and also why you pray to the weather gods a little bit too. ;)

All inclement weather aside, this day was perfect. Lauren and Beau’s rustic wedding details, like their custom engraved wood photo at the cake table, biodegradable flatware, and simple green and white florals, all complemented the laid-back vibe of the day and the weather perfectly. And the couple themselves were so full of life and love, no amount of rain could bring them down. In fact, it even brought them rainbows.

Scroll to view the photos from Lauren and Beau’s stormy summer wedding in Colorado Springs!

Summer wedding at Cordera in Colorado SpringsCustomized drink glasses for bridesmaids Bridesmaids in robes cheering with mimosas on wedding day Bride getting ready for Colorado Springs wedding at Cordera Bride getting ready for Colorado Springs wedding at CorderaEmotional father kisses his daughter the bride Bridesmaids get their first look at the bride in her wedding dress on the porch at Cordera in Colorado Springs Bride putting on her shoes and garter before wedding in Colorado SpringsGroom getting ready for wedding at Cordera during summer thunderstorm Groom getting ready for wedding at Cordera in Colorado Springs Groom getting ready for wedding at Cordera in Colorado Springs Groom getting ready for wedding at Cordera in Colorado Springs Bride with a long train and bouquet of white roses and natural greenery at Cordera wedding in Colorado Springs Bridal bouquet of white roses and natural greenery Bride with bridesmaids in floor-length pink dresses and white and green bouquets Bridesmaids and groomsmen hanging out on the porch at Cordera for stormy summer wedding in Colorado SpringsBridesmaids toast in bridal suite at Cordera as they wait out the summer storms Bride waiting for the summer thunder storm to stop before wedding ceremony at Cordera in Colorado SpringsWedding signage at CorderaSun shining through the clouds after heavy thunderstorms during summer wedding ceremony at Cordera in Colorado Springs Summer wedding ceremony at Cordera in Colorado Springs Summer wedding ceremony at Cordera in Colorado Springs Bride and groom exit their summer wedding ceremony at Cordera in Colorado SpringsWedding party goofing around on a hill at Cordera in Colorado SpringsGuest place cards and gift tableCustom engraved wood photo of newlywed couple by their wedding cakeWhite and green bouquet centerpieces at summer Cordera wedding in Colorado SpringsRustic wedding details: white and green bouquets, wood, and burlap Summer wedding reception at Cordera Community Center Rustic wedding details: white and green bouquets, wood, and burlapWedding cake and chocolate candies at dessert table for Cordera wedding in Colorado Springs Bride and groom kissing in a garden during stormy summer wedding in Colorado SpringsSilly bridesmaids and groomsmen with the bride and groom at Cordera in Colorado Springs Bride and groom kissing under storm clouds at summer wedding at Cordera Community CenterBride and groom holding each other under storm clouds in Colorado Springs Bride and groom embrace in a garden under storm clouds at Cordera in Colorado Springs Wedding party grand entrance at Cordera Toasts to the bride and groom at Cordera wedding in Colorado Springs Wedding cake and chocolate candies at dessert table for Cordera wedding in Colorado Springs Bride and groom cutting wedding cake at Cordera wedding in Colorado Springs Bride and groom's first dance at Cordera wedding in Colorado Springs Bride and groom's first dance at Cordera wedding in Colorado Springs Cordera Community Center wedding reception in Colorado SpringsBride and groom walking together at stormy summer wedding in Colorado SpringsGolden hour portraits of the bride and groom in Colorado SpringsBride and groom embrace at golden hour after thunderstorm in Colorado Springs Bride and groom in a field at sunsetBride and groom dancing at golden hour as sun sets in Colorado Springs Bride and groom walk together up a hill at sunset in Colorado Springs Bride and groom walking together at sunset in Colorado Springs during stormy summer wedding Bride and groom hugging surrounded by flowers and mountains at Cordera in Colorado Springs Bride and groom hugging surrounded by flowers and mountains in Colorado Springs Bride and groom walking together at sunset in Colorado Springs during stormy summer wedding

Photos taken by me, second shooting for Mariana Ziegler Photography.

 

Hey friend! I’m Delia–a wedding photographer who loves adventure just as much as snuggling on the couch with her dog. My photography is fun and colorful and embraces the real you. I’m based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I photograph weddings all throughout New Mexico, Colorado, and the southwest. I love to connect with and help my clients as much as possible. Check out the wedding planning tips section of my blog for more helpful advice.

 

And if you liked this post, check out these other Colorado weddings I’ve photographed:

Crooked Willow Farms Wedding

Lone Hawk Farm Wedding

Hearth House Venue Wedding

Craftwood Inn Wedding in Manitou Springs

You don’t generally wish for a stormy summer wedding day, but this day at Cordera in Colorado Springs was one for the books.

The weather in Colorado is notoriously unpredictable. In the summers you can expect thunderstorms on a regular basis, but you can’t really expect when they will actually hit. Sometimes the rain comes out of nowhere. Sometimes it’s in the forecast and all you see are sunny skies. Sometimes, you even get rain and thunder while the sun still shines. One thing that is usually the case though is that the storms blow through, giving you a big show but not sticking around for very long.

All of this was running through our minds as the skies grew dark and opened up right before Lauren and Beau’s wedding ceremony was supposed to start. We decided to wait it out, delaying the ceremony and the entire schedule for the day by at least half an hour, in the hopes that they could still get married outside with a view of the mountains rather than inside surrounded by reception tables.

And you know what? It totally paid off. The clouds parted, the chairs got wiped down and we saw Lauren and Beau say their vows in the sunshine. We had to tweak the timeline to make up for it but THIS is why you hire wedding vendors who have your best interest at heart and can make your dreams happen. Well, that, and also why you pray to the weather gods a little bit too. ;)

All inclement weather aside, this day was perfect. Lauren and Beau’s rustic wedding details, like their custom engraved wood photo at the cake table, biodegradable flatware, and simple green and white florals, all complemented the laid-back vibe of the day and the weather perfectly. And the couple themselves were so full of life and love, no amount of rain could bring them down. In fact, it even brought them rainbows.

Scroll to view the photos from Lauren and Beau’s stormy summer wedding in Colorado Springs!

Summer wedding at Cordera in Colorado SpringsCustomized drink glasses for bridesmaids Bridesmaids in robes cheering with mimosas on wedding day Bride getting ready for Colorado Springs wedding at Cordera Bride getting ready for Colorado Springs wedding at CorderaEmotional father kisses his daughter the bride Bridesmaids get their first look at the bride in her wedding dress on the porch at Cordera in Colorado Springs Bride putting on her shoes and garter before wedding in Colorado SpringsGroom getting ready for wedding at Cordera during summer thunderstorm Groom getting ready for wedding at Cordera in Colorado Springs Groom getting ready for wedding at Cordera in Colorado Springs Groom getting ready for wedding at Cordera in Colorado Springs Bride with a long train and bouquet of white roses and natural greenery at Cordera wedding in Colorado Springs Bridal bouquet of white roses and natural greenery Bride with bridesmaids in floor-length pink dresses and white and green bouquets Bridesmaids and groomsmen hanging out on the porch at Cordera for stormy summer wedding in Colorado SpringsBridesmaids toast in bridal suite at Cordera as they wait out the summer storms Bride waiting for the summer thunder storm to stop before wedding ceremony at Cordera in Colorado SpringsWedding signage at CorderaSun shining through the clouds after heavy thunderstorms during summer wedding ceremony at Cordera in Colorado Springs Summer wedding ceremony at Cordera in Colorado Springs Summer wedding ceremony at Cordera in Colorado Springs Bride and groom exit their summer wedding ceremony at Cordera in Colorado SpringsWedding party goofing around on a hill at Cordera in Colorado SpringsGuest place cards and gift tableCustom engraved wood photo of newlywed couple by their wedding cakeWhite and green bouquet centerpieces at summer Cordera wedding in Colorado SpringsRustic wedding details: white and green bouquets, wood, and burlap Summer wedding reception at Cordera Community Center Rustic wedding details: white and green bouquets, wood, and burlapWedding cake and chocolate candies at dessert table for Cordera wedding in Colorado Springs Bride and groom kissing in a garden during stormy summer wedding in Colorado SpringsSilly bridesmaids and groomsmen with the bride and groom at Cordera in Colorado Springs Bride and groom kissing under storm clouds at summer wedding at Cordera Community CenterBride and groom holding each other under storm clouds in Colorado Springs Bride and groom embrace in a garden under storm clouds at Cordera in Colorado Springs Wedding party grand entrance at Cordera Toasts to the bride and groom at Cordera wedding in Colorado Springs Wedding cake and chocolate candies at dessert table for Cordera wedding in Colorado Springs Bride and groom cutting wedding cake at Cordera wedding in Colorado Springs Bride and groom's first dance at Cordera wedding in Colorado Springs Bride and groom's first dance at Cordera wedding in Colorado Springs Cordera Community Center wedding reception in Colorado SpringsBride and groom walking together at stormy summer wedding in Colorado SpringsGolden hour portraits of the bride and groom in Colorado SpringsBride and groom embrace at golden hour after thunderstorm in Colorado Springs Bride and groom in a field at sunsetBride and groom dancing at golden hour as sun sets in Colorado Springs Bride and groom walk together up a hill at sunset in Colorado Springs Bride and groom walking together at sunset in Colorado Springs during stormy summer wedding Bride and groom hugging surrounded by flowers and mountains at Cordera in Colorado Springs Bride and groom hugging surrounded by flowers and mountains in Colorado Springs Bride and groom walking together at sunset in Colorado Springs during stormy summer wedding

Photos taken by me, second shooting for Mariana Ziegler Photography.

 

Hey friend! I’m Delia–a wedding photographer who loves adventure just as much as snuggling on the couch with her dog. My photography is fun and colorful and embraces the real you. I’m based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I photograph weddings all throughout New Mexico, Colorado, and the southwest. I love to connect with and help my clients as much as possible. Check out the wedding planning tips section of my blog for more helpful advice.

 

And if you liked this post, check out these other Colorado weddings I’ve photographed:

Crooked Willow Farms Wedding

Lone Hawk Farm Wedding

Hearth House Venue Wedding

Craftwood Inn Wedding in Manitou Springs

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