Ya Ya Farm and Orchard Wedding | Longmont
Front Range Colorado Farm Venue
We love it when weddings are less about the details and more about the people. For John and Amanda we certainly saw this multiple times throughout the day. It starts with being treated like your a close friend they have known for years and genuinely caring about others. You hear little things like how the best mans wife was such a huge blessing to them and how she continued to bless them by grabbing the 5 cases of wine mistakenly forgotten at home. It goes to the point of not really being ‘hey thanks’ in a toast but to mentioning it earlier in the day and then pronouncing her to be the MVP of the wedding with all she had been doing. There were a lot of things to setup for which we found Adrienne Coffey to be an excellent wedding planner. We have worked with her company Touch of Bliss before and had a great experience then as well. We look forward to getting to work with her again this fall as things are well planned and executed. We had some rain pass through at a couple points in the night. It was not impacting but did make for needing to setup a few times. The rain brought in some clouds which cut into our photo time some but did on the other hand allow us to shoot in a slightly different direction than we normally would. The ceremony was a deep and narrow set of chairs with Longs Peak in the back. Off to the side of the ceremony area they had two long sections of tables for dinner. Above them were string lights to give some spice to the well decorated tables. Cocktail hour was over by the horses under the tent. There was lots of wine flowing and accompanying the wine laughter and joy. We are still rather curious how many wine corks are in the jar – Oh the suspense! Near the end of dinner the wind blew in and with it some things blew over. When some rain drops came the party moved into the main orchard building for toasts, cake, and dancing.
As for unique things of the night there were custom made garters by mom worn by the sisters. There were also custom vests for the boys with an apple on the back. One thing certainly comical was the signing board with a bike on it. We had back to back weddings that weekend and found that was the route both couples went. For them they went the two person road bike route whereas the other couple were mountain bikers. We are more partial to road but that is likely cause those are closer to where we are in Denver.
Ya Ya Farm and Orchard Review:
We had been wanting to shoot at YaYa for some time. We had heard good things about it both from it being a good front range country wedding venue. We had a wedding booked over 800 days out for the venue but with a family illness they needed to move their wedding up and change locations. The space has a lot of the rustic beauty and charm of an apple orchard with horses and dogs. It is open to the public in the day but they will still let you show up and start to get the setup of the wedding going. The guys get ready in the shed and the women in the house. The owner is very accommodating and will go out of their way to gladly help you out. For their wedding they forgot a popup tent for the musicians at home so there was a slight dilemma and they jumped in without hesitation to offer up one they had stored away. The space overlooks Longs Peak and has an outdoor beauty with the apples growing on the trees. While we had hoped for more sun and less storms to graze where we were we cannot complain about the view.