Elegant Colorado Country Wedding
St Johns Lutheran Church & Homestead Events
We are thrilled to share the heartwarming tale of Chase and Tori’s journey to forever. On September 2, 2023, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Homestead Events in Greeley, Colorado, Their wedding day was nothing short of magical, filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments.
But before we step into the magic of their wedding, let’s rewind to where it all began—in the digital realm. Believe it or not, they fell head over heels for each other before even meeting in person!
Where it all Began
Their first date, a plan for a charming lunch in Laramie, Wyoming, hinted at the promise of something beautiful. However, ranching duties had other plans for Chase, keeping him occupied. Ever the adventurous spirit, Tori decided to take matters into her own hands. She embarked on a spontaneous journey to his house with a few wrong turns, but sometimes, the unexpected paths lead to the most beautiful destinations. They were setting the stage for their unforgettable love story.
Now, Picture this: Tori made the scenic drive every weekend for six weeks, bridging the physical distance between them. During these visits, they both realized their love was something extraordinary, something meant to endure. Despite their demanding careers, their love remained steadfast, continually inspiring each other to be the best versions of themselves.
A Question to Remember
Fast forward to July 3, a day etched in their hearts. After a covert mission to seek Tori’s parents’ blessing in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Chase decided to propose during a simple evening walk with their beloved dogs and comfy sweats. Standing side by side, Chase pulled out the ring and asked the question that would change their lives: “Do you want to do this forever?” It couldn’t have been more perfect. Tori, of course, said yes because here we are!
A Gorgeous Day for A Wedding
And now, we arrive at their wedding day, filled with romance and tender moments. Before the ceremony began, The decision to do a first look was made just weeks before the wedding, which was an excellent choice. With Chase facing away, Tori approached and called his name. As he turned around, tears filled his eyes as he beheld his bride for the first time. The distance between them disappeared as they wrapped their arms around each other in a tender embrace.
Following this heartfelt moment, Chase and Tori exchanged letters they had written to each other. It was a beautiful, peaceful, and sincere moment they will cherish forever.
They took so much thought into the details of their day. Chase honored his family’s heritage by wearing his grandpa’s boots, and his wedding ring was a treasured heirloom since it was his father’s. Tori looked stunning in her classic elegant gown and her cathedral-length veil adorned with lace from her mother’s wedding dress and accessorized with her grandmother’s rings, necklace, and bracelet – a beautiful tribute to family love.
At St. John’s Lutheran Church, The ceremony was a heartfelt affair centered around their faith in God and the boundless love they share. I love how family-centered Chase and Tori are; they had a very meaningful rocking chair, Chase’s dad’s cowboy hat, shirt, and a photograph of Chase’s dad at the front of the church. It served as a poignant reminder of the love and memory of his father.
As the ceremony came to an end, the wedding party jumped on their party bus to head to the reception, held at Homestead Events in Greeley, Colorado. It is such a fantastic venue with so much to offer! El No Se Que served the most delicious tacos, and the DJ kept the dance floor alive. The highlight of the evening? A table run photo session where each table had a chance to snap a pic with the happy couple before the song ended. It was a whirlwind of laughter and camaraderie that ended with a grand group photo dash. Laughter filled the air as the bouquet toss was followed by an auction of the garter belt, expertly conducted by one of the groomsmen, who happens to be an actual auctioneer.
Chase and Tori’s wedding day was a perfect blend of love, family, and fun, and we were honored to have the privilege of capturing every moment. From lace and boots to tears of joy and peals of laughter, their journey is a testament to the beauty of finding love in unexpected places and treasuring every single moment along the way.
Congratulations, Chase and Tori, may your love continue to be a beacon of joy and inspiration to all who know you. Your narrative is one of love and delightful surprises, and we feel privileged to have been part of this enchanting chapter in your lives. Here’s to a lifetime filled with the same love, laughter, and unexpected moments that have made your journey memorable.
Photographer | Brittani Chin Photography
Day of Coordinator | Alex Etter – Events Made with Love by Alex LLC
Ceremony | St Johns Lutheran Church
Officiant | Pastor Shawn Nettleton
Reception Venue | Homestead Event Shelly Moore
Florals | Judi Blum
Catering | El No Se Que
Desserts | Jen Hiltz
Bartenders | NoCo Bartenders
DJ | 5280 Mobile DJ
Bridal Gown | Blue Sky Bridal
Hair | Hair by Nicole
Make Up | Carli Cobaugh
Transportation for Wedding Party | Genesis Executive Transportation
We love telling the story of couples who are so deeply in love like Chase and Tori, and we would love to chat with you. Let’s connect so we can create a beautiful wedding photography package that will capture images for you to share for years to come.