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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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Congratulations! You’re engaged! Now what? Being a Denver wedding photographer I share from my own personal experience and through the experience of my couples. I have created a list of the top things you should do after you get engaged to keep you on track for the wedding planning. Whether you’ve been dreaming of this […]

5 Things To Do When You First Get Engaged

You’re engaged! You found your Wedding Photographer, you had your engagement session, and you just got back those GORGEOUS engagement photos! Now what? Now it’s time to make Save The Date Cards to send out to all of your guests! Starting on your Save The Date Cards may seem a little overwhelming trying to figure […]

Save The Date Cards

Trevor and Theresa love to travel! In the three years they’ve been dating their top favorite places they’ve traveled to have been Portland, Maine, Hawaii, Mexico, and Norway! With all their travel plans being canceled this year Trevor had to think of a special way to propose that still involved traveling to a new place! […]

Theresa + Trevor // Garden of The God’s Engagement Session

Lauren was supposed to go to a concert venue with some of her friends on Saturday night. She was talking to her mom on the phone earlier that day telling her mom that she didn’t really feel like going. Lauren’s mom told her she should and that it would be good for her! After a […]

Lauren + Nick // Monument Wedding

The night Robert proposed, he led Alison up to a trail of rose petals leading to their backyard. He was standing there in a suit with a bouquet in his arms. All the twinkle lights in the yard were turned on and there was a champagne bottle and glasses set up on the table. Robert […]

Alison + Robert Elopement

I was so excited when Sam and Kayla wanted to have an anniversary session in Rocky Mountain National Park! They are celebrating three years of marriage this December and Kayla wanted to get in her wedding dress one last time before she packs it away! Since it can get pretty cold in the winter in […]

Sunrise at Rocky Mountain National Park

  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