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Shannon + Ty Rustic Wedding

I was so excited for Shannon and Ty’s wedding!

I get to see Shannon quite often as she works at Thrive Chiropractic, which is where I have been going for I think around 2 years now (wow!). So I have gotten to check in with Shannon and talk about her wedding in person a lot more than I do with many of my couples.

I loved being able to chat about the wedding a bit before and after my appointments! It just got me so hype for their big day!

They had their wedding at a beautiful property just east of Durango, the weather was perfect, there was a beautiful view of the mountains, the ceremony site was so cute, everything had that fun rustic ranch feel but also felt quite cute and homey and all the neighbors were so nice!

I mention the neighbors because one neighbor let us do their first look on the side of his barn, and he was so welcoming and kind about it!

I loved their first look! They were both so cute! They both got quite emotional, and then were so cute checking each other out and just having a cuddle moment before their ceremony!

We were able to get the wedding party photos done before the ceremony, but the main reason they really wanted to do the first look was to have that moment be private and just for them. They knew they would be emotional and wanted to feel free to let those emotions out and hug each other and just take each other in.

I will say I think that was the hardest thing for me having not done a first look, I didn’t think about the fact that after we saw each other for the first time we would be IN the ceremony already by that point and we couldn’t hug or really talk to each other or anything until after the ceremony was over! So I thought that was very smart of them to do a first look for those reasons, they know themselves well!

I loved how personal their ceremony was, not only did they have Ty’s grandfather officiate, but his brother played music for their processional! They had friends and family involved in so many different aspects of their day I loved it!

They had a tree that they added dirt and water to for their union ceremony, but it wasn’t quite as simple as that. The dirt they added to their tree came from their respective homes! I mean come on! How cute and awesome is that!!!

Everything in their day was adorable and awesome, I had SO much fun capturing their day and hanging out with them.

I even stayed after my hours were done to just be a guest and dance around a bit! It truly was a magical amazing day!

Congratulations Ty and Shannon and thank you for including me in your special day!

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