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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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There are so many factors and SO many articles that talk about doing a first look or not doing a first look. It can become so confusing! Take this fast and easy quiz to help you know if a first look is for you or not!

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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

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

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

Olivia and Ben have a rare and beautiful story. They have known each other since they were both one. Yes you read that right….before they could even talk. Both of their parents were very close friends and Olivia and Ben grew up to be good friends also. Eventually when they were older they moved away […]

Olivia + Ben RMNP Elopement

Nicole and Brandon exchanged vows on a cruise surrounded by their closest family and friends. They also wanted to be able to celebrate their marriage with extended family and and friends! A few weeks after they got married and cruised around the pacific they had their Colorado reception at Ken Caryl Wedgewood Wedding! This night […]

Nicole + Brandon // Ken Caryl Wedgewood Wedding

I am beyond excited to share this session with you all! First off I just need to start by saying how amazing Jenni and Marc are. They are legit Ironmen!! These photos were taken just a week before they did their first triathalon. These two trained together for months and put in all the hard […]

Jenni & Marc – The Real Ironmen