Cherokee Ranch and Castle Wedding | Sedalia, CO
Playful Wedding in Colorado Castle
Who doesn’t want to play in a Castle on their wedding day? For Chris and Natalie we knew things would be rather laid back spiced up with some goofy playfulness. We saw this some when we met up initially but it really came out in the engagement session with the T-Rex and Flamingo hats. What we didn’t see was how some of this playfulness came from their parents. We love capturing those silly candid moments which were many. As you will see in the ceremony there were also tears flowing between the laughter. We love these moments we can photo-journalistically capture. The wedding was at the Cherokee Castle and Ranch. The ceremony was out in front of the Castle. In the ceremony there were hand-fasting vows and unique vows including temperature regulations in the house. After the ceremony we made a quick time of all couple, bridal party, and family photos out back with the few minutes (literally) before sunset. The cocktail hour was around the entrance of the castle and the dinner inside. It was a smaller wedding maybe around 80 people (?) so it was a tight squeeze in there but it worked. After some toasts, cake slicing, and laughter everyone made their way down to the outdoor tent were there was a candy station table, blackjack, and some custom made games. The Spicy Pickles were livening up the night with some Jazz music. One thing we found unique in the reception tent was seeing the Photo Booth styled adds that go on sticks like hats, mustache’s, and smoking pipes. Overall the wedding was less about the normal events and more about the guests and capturing those silly playful moments.
Cherokee Castle and Ranch Review:
The Castle is gorgeous and has ton of potential for a unique wedding venue just south of Denver. Having shot there before we are starting to see a couple trends. One is that guests seem to find it harder to arrive on time. While you might find this to be common for all weddings it actually seems rather rare. Perhaps it is because of the dirt road or maybe because when driving fast down the highway the turn is missed. The other thing unique is that with them being open 9-4 most days we believe the policy is that you cannot get in the venue till 4PM. Setup can easily take an hour and depending on the time of year this then means you have anywhere from a ceremony in the dark in December to at most 2.5 hours of light after setup in a month like June. If you don’t see each other before the ceremony this means in the seasons with an earlier sunset you may be cut short on time. If you like this location here are out shoots at Cherokee Castle and Ranch.