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Helpful resources for couples planning their wedding day

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I'M KARI JOY! WELCOME TO THE WEDDING EXPERIENCE BLOG!

I made all these resources for my couples getting married and anyone else who happens to stumble across this page! I remember when I got married I  knew NOTHING about weddings and didn't really even know where to start!

Here you will find resources my couples say have been the most helpful when planning their wedding day! 

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  Laely and Tom first met when they worked together at The Cheesecake Factory. Laely was a server, and Tom was a busser. They were really good friends for 3 years. The whole time they were friends everyone who knew them said they would end up together. They always told them no and that they […]

Laely + Tom // Golden Engagement Session

For the back story of Brian and Rachael…you can check out their engagement story and session here. When Brian and Rachael began to talk about what would be their dream wedding they both said the same thing. Relaxed! Rachael’s parents had a time share in Hawaii and she would often go throughout the year with […]

Rachael + Brian // Kuaui Destination Wedding

After having to move their wedding back because of COVID, Lauren and EJ were determined to get married this year! 50 of their closest friends and family flew from Texas to come celebrate this awesome couple in the beautiful Rocky Mountains! Lauren and EJ had the PERFECT wedding day! They got married in Estes Park […]

Lauren + EJ // Black Canyon Inn Wedding

London + Demetrius first met in High School. Demetrius saw a really pretty girl in the hall one day and his pick up line was “We should go salsa dancing some time!” London smiled because because she thought he was cute! They didn’t bump into each other again until years later in college. They ended […]

London + Demetrius Colorado Springs Engagement Session

It was a perfect summer day for a wedding. The ceremony was at Lory State Park and open for close family to attend. With red rocks behind the ceremony and beautiful green foothills surrounding, it was a beautiful setting for a wedding. During portraits we took a little break while we waited out the rain […]

Lory State Park Wedding – Michelle & Bryan

One night Lauren’s friend invited her to go to a concert in Denver. She wasn’t sure if she wanted to go, but her mom convinced her she should go! You never know who you might meet. Well…that’s the night that Lauren and Nick met! We went to the Evergreen Lakehouse and it was no surprise […]

Lauren + Nick Sunset Engagement

Bryony and Mik first met when they were 13 at Tae Kwon Doe! They became friends and then eventually started dating! Mik had a special plan when he was ready to propose. They were decorating their Christmas tree and were almost done. That’s when Mik told Bryony he forgot something upstairs. When he came back […]

Bryony + Mik Evergreen Lake Engagement Session

Sadie and Matt had a lot of family traveling from out of town to celebrate with them! They knew they wanted to get married at a small and intimate place. That’s when friends offered to have the wedding on their beautiful property in Golden. Sadie and Matt knew it was the perfect fit and even […]

Sadie + Matt Private Wedding

Mike and Taylor had met at an internship over the summer. It didn’t take long for them to realize that they were both into each other and they started darting. After 6 months Mike knew he wanted to proposed but he wanted it to be extra special! They both shared a love for sports and […]

Taylor + Mike Colorado Springs Engagement

Brian and Rachael hadn’t know each other long when Brian knew that he was going to marry Rachael. That had met at church during a local young adults group meeting. Not long after the two began dating and were the perfect match for one another! Brian wanted the proposal to be special and for it […]

Rachael + Brian Engagement Session // Lake Dillon & Loveland Pass

It was the hottest day of the year so far…it was also the day that Liz and Matt would say I do! They got married at their church, Holy Name Catholic Church. It was stunning inside and the perfect place for them to exchange vows and become husband and wife. After that we went to […]

Liz + Matt Botanical Garden Wedding

Jenna and Joel had a beautiful wedding on a Sunday afternoon in June. Rain was forecasted for the time the ceremony would start. About 20 minutes before the wedding was to start it was sprinkling, but by the time Jenna and Joel were about to walk down the aisle, it stopped! It was a beautiful […]

Jenna + Joel Rustic Barn Wedding