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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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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

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

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

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

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

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