While this may look like an elopement, it was actually a real engagement session!
Fika & Doug were looking for a fun and unique session idea, so wedding planner Miranda from Roz Events found a hotel for them to stay at in Denver, Colorado where the team could also take photos to give the couple a full experience! When helping Fika with her wardrobe, florist Valen with Blumen Haus happened to have a pearled dress in her exact size. It was meant to be!
Cierra Ann Media captured the gorgeous shots you’re about to witness…let’s get into it!
The Picture-Perfect Details
Once the outfits were decided on, Valen took her talents and designed a pastel bouquet adorned with a pearl studded pink train. The dress and bouquet then created the inspiration of “pearlfection”!
How beautiful is she?!
The combination of this one-of-a-kind dress along with this swoon-worthy bouquet is simply flawless!
Makeup and hairstylist Rosanne Harris loosely curled Fika’s hair and went for a neutral-colored eyeshadow adorned with black liner to dramatize her eyes!
The Love Story
Groom-to-be Doug shared that he and Fika met the old fashion way, online dating. He is a successful internet entrepreneur divorced with 3 kids. She is a beautiful, successful 30-something living her best life as a single woman in Denver. On paper, they did not appear to be made for each other but somehow the stars aligned and they ended up on a date together.
“The connection was immediate, for some reason our personalities worked, we understood each other and the relationship grew. Over the next 3 years things got real, we had amazing times and challenging times but it lead to our Christmas Eve engagement. We are both excited for the next step of continuing our lives journey together. Planning or wedding and starting our new lived as a family of five. We know this will include many smiles, laughs and a few tears along the way but always knowing we have each other and our love.” Doug shares.
To the Theater
Cierra the photographer shares some behind-the-scenes moments of her shoot with F + D:
“During our session, we were offered the opportunity to take pictures in “The Bug Theatre” by one of the nicest employees, Alex. Walking into the theatre and seeing the stage and spotlights were a photographer’s dream! We got to play with lighting and shadows, and create some rockin’ (literally) images. If these are just their engagement photos, can you imagine their real wedding?!”
This couple couldn’t be more in love! He swept her off her feet… literally!
After the shoot, Fika and Doug enjoyed dinner & drinks in the town. They not only loved their photos, but they said they really loved the team who helped put together the “pearlfect” Denver engagement!
Congrats to F + D on your engagement… all of us here at GWS can’t wait for your big day!
photography: Cierra Ann Media // venue name: The Bug Theatre, Devner, CO, USA // planning: Miranda Guerra // florals: Valen Ibarra // hair stylist: Rosanne Harris // makeup artist: Rosanne Harris // music: Song- Heartbeat On My Mind