Commitment Ceremony | Christie and Amy

Call it what you want – wedding, commitment ceremony, a celebration of love – but I’m sure guests can agree Christie and Amy’s big day was a beautiful example of love, respect and courage. Their families and friends came from all over to show their support for this marriage. Their ceremony and reception was at Cordillera Lodge and Spa in Beaver Creek on a perfect fall day, with the trees putting on an awesome display of color.

Amy and Christie had a first look, which I will say again is THE BEST! They were both sooo nervous and as soon as they saw each other and got to spend a few minutes just being together, all their nerves went away and they were emotionally and mentally ready to have their ceremony. Lots of tears and laughter on this day – love being a part of something so intimate! A huge thank you Brooke from the Celebration Studio for being so easy to work with and to the awesome Denver wedding photography Preston Utley for coming up and stealthily capturing some awesome moments. Amy and Christie – I wish you many years of happiness, and can’t wait to hear about Thailand!

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Preston’s shots of Amy getting ready:

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  1. Kristy
    October 18, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    These photos are so rife with emotion. Beautiful. Love the woman with the Flip video camera, the couple reading vows during the ceremony and then the black and white reaction photo with the girl looking teary eyed. So pretty and so real!

  2. Brooke Hill
    Brooke Hill
    October 18, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Hi Kara! AMAZING pictures. I can’t wait to see all of them! I loved working together and hope we get the chance again soon!

  3. Vail Wedding Photography — Preston Utley Photography
    January 3, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    […] and Amyby prestonutley on January 4, 2011 This unique wedding opportunity was made possible by vail wedding photographer Kara Gwinn. Kara helped me out with a wedding in Denver, in exchange I helped her with a wedding in […]

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