Taharaa Mountain Lodge Wedding | Estes Park
Longs Peak Makes a Beautiful Mountain Background
Wedding Day Details:
We expected a chill, fun, classy
party wedding with family and friends. Lewie and Sarah delivered on that expectation. It was a beautiful Colorado day with afternoon thunderstorms passing through. They seemed to have mostly missed the lodge as there were only some sprinkles pre ceremony. Maybe it was the mimosas to start the morning but I think it was more Sarah’s personality not to stress about the weather. The reality is that for couples photos it can make for more moody image to have white puffy clouds in the sky.
When we did their engagement session at Lily Lake and down the road in view of Longs Peak. Unlike the engagement session Longs Peak was in perfect view. It made for amazing images. As we like to think of it when a couple gives us the time, a beautiful location, has an adventurous side, and has some passion for one another its hard to not get awesome photography. Much of the day was spent shooting in a photojournalistic style capturing the day. From the laughter, tears, smiles, Sarah randomly sticking her tongue out at guests, kids passed out in the reception, the passion of a kiss to the joy in celebration.
Taharaa Mountain Lodge Review:
Perfect location for a Colorado mountain wedding with class, rustic tones, beauty, an outdoor ceremony site and indoor reception hall. Taharaa Mountain Lodge has a personal feel to it likely in part due to it being run by a family but also because its not a wedding factory type venue. It is an idea place to have a private mountain destination wedding. There are 18 rooms to accommodate family and friends.
The outdoor ceremony site is beautiful and nestled in the trees. The reception hall is ideal for groups around 150. I believe there were additional guests that came so the room was full. The deck works great for cocktail hour and for serving food buffet style. The evening sunset will fill the dance floor. You can roast some s’mores out on the patio and smoke cigars across the parking lot. This is certainly helpful for those from Florida and Hawaii who were experiencing winter weather at this wedding.
Everything came together beautifully. When we arrived most things were setup. No issues, no drama, just the beauty of the mountains with Rocky Mountain National Park in the ‘backyard’. Special thanks to Metta and Terisa for their hard work pulling things together on site!
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