Bryna & Michael’s Marabou Ranch wedding in May kicked off our 2014 wedding season and if it was any sign of what’s to come this summer, then it’s going to be an incredible summer!  The week prior we toured Marabou Ranch in preparation for this wedding and simply laying eyes on this phenomenal property told me this was going to be a special day.  The ceremony and reception took place alongside the Elk River and beneath freshly bloomed cottonwoods.  The roar of the rushing river filled with fresh spring runoff, the vibrant green foliage, white puffy clouds and afternoon showers made for a quintessential Colorado afternoon.

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Marabou is a private ranch in Steamboat with many amenities and impeccably kept grounds:
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Lindsay Grannis of One Fine Day created a flawless event.  She is Steamboat’s best coordinator and florist:

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Bryna and her bridesmaids begin getting ready:
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Her dress is blue!  I’m in love:
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Michael & his Best Man getting ready:
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Their First Look:
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Bryna & Michael’s #1 priority was spending time with their loved ones so we moved thru their formal photographs as quickly as possible.  However, I love the few shots we captured of just the two of them in a couple of minutes.  These two are clearly crazy about one another.
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Bryna’s stepfather is a wonderful musician and was gracious enough to play for their ceremony:
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The bridal party mingles while the guests are seated for the ceremony:
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Marabou Ranch wedding ceremony alongside the Elk River:
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An emotional reading is given by Bryna’s mother:
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I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed so much laughter and tears during one wedding ceremony.  It was deeply personal and unique and an honor to witness.
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After seven years together, it’s official!
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Cocktail hour at Marabou Ranch:
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Again, I’ve never witnessed such a combination of laughter and tears.  Bryna’s step-father and Michael’s Best Man offered two incredibly thoughtful toasts:
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Congratulations to Bryna & Michael!  Two people who have a kindness and zest for life unlike anyone else I’ve ever met.  Their wedding was absolute perfection and they deserved nothing less.

Bryna & Michael’s team of vendors:
Location: Marabou Ranch, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Coordinator: One Fine Day
Photographer: IN Photography
Florist: One Fine Day
Caterer: Marno’s Catering
Tent & Rentals: Colorado Event Rental