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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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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

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

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

Kyle and I met up with Jenna and Joel on a beautiful summer evening. We arrived at the Lakehouse in Evergreen a few hours before sunset so we could hang out by the water and be in the mountains! Jenna and Joel have contagious laughter so they were a lot of fun to be around. […]

Jenna & Joel Evergreen Lakehouse Engagement Session