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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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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

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

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

Liz and Matt were standing in the security line at the airport. Trying to play it cool Matt couldn’t help but feel nervous, and that’s when it happened. Liz reached for the shoes…NO!!

Liz & Matt Colorado Engagement

We met at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC Times Square. Isaac was currently in Fort Dix, New Jersey for the Army and Brittany was in Lynchburg, Virginia where she was attending law school. They both happened to be in NYC for the weekend. Isaac was eating a burger at the Hard Rock and went to the bar to order a drink. He saw a group of women sitting at the bar and went to say “hello.” Brittany and Isaac kept talking and, at the end of night, Isaac asked for Britany’s number . . . but Brittany was taken at the time….

Brittany & Isaac Sunset Session

Sadie and Matt started off good friends. They met through a mutual friend and ended up working together! A short while later they actually ended up roommates, where their friendship grew. Sadie always loved Matt’s sense of humor and how he always made her laugh! Matt loved Sadie’s big heart and that she let him […]

Sadie & Matt Windy Saddle Engagement Session in Golden