Golden Gate Canyon State Park Wedding | Christina + Andy

January 9, 2020

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As my wedding season from 2019 winded down last year, I enjoyed amazing fall weddings like Christina and Andy’s Scottish Golden Gate Canyon State Park Wedding! This celebration had everything you would love. It was a small intimate group of people, there were bagpipes and kilts, it had epic food trucks, and ended with smores around a campfire. Every time I go to a new wedding I end up seeing things that I wish I could have incorporated into my own almost ten years ago. I love that the evening ended with fireside chats and smores. What a great way to get to truly enjoy the company of your close friends and family. Instead of everyone out dancing, you can have some of those small group or one-on-one conversations that are so meaningful. There are more hugs and just as many smiles!

The day started off with set up. Next, it moved into guests arriving. That was followed by the ceremony where most guests stood in the aspen grove while bagpipes announced Christina coming down the aisle. It was lovely with that late afternoon sunshine filtering through all the trees. It was a short, but heartfelt ceremony. My favorite thing about the Red Barn at Golden Gate Canyon State Park  for a wedding is how versatile it is. It has shelter in case of rain, but it also has sweet little areas like the aspens to get that mountain nature we all love.

Christina and Andy were an amazing couple to work with and I thoroughly enjoyed my food truck dinner that night! I loved Andy’s kilt for the celebration. A few of his friends wore them too! Christina’s dress was gorgeous and perfect for the occasion. This celebration was also unique because I was originally hired by Christina’s sister, who was an incredible sweetheart. It felt like an evening with long-time friends and family!

Photography: Carrie Swails Photography

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