chris loring

wedding photographer

July 22, 2015

Pastures of Plenty Farm Wedding

I try to do 4-6 styled shoots per year. Not only because I love the opportunity to inspire brides with new and fresh trends, but because I get to network with some incredible vendors. After working with these people, I can confidently refer each and every one of them to my couples.

Sara, Holly and I started planning this shoot way back in January. We wanted to create something that was fresh, elegant, and upscale without being stuffy. Our theme highlighted the importance of creating a relaxed atmosphere, while bringing in touches of old tradition to ground it.

Other elements of our shoot included gold-dipped rosemary herbs (easy and inexpensive DIY project), custom stationary, distressed terra-cotta pots, rustic root vegetables, and a one-of-a-kind custom gown from the Private Label collection at Emma & Grace in Denver, CO.

Holly literally blew us away, once again with her always artistic floral design. She even hand-cut white radishes to look like roses and incorporated them throughout the bouquet!

Colorado wedding vendors team:

Photography – Chris Loring
Planning – Sara Brown Weddings & Events
Florals – Love Letters Floral, Holly Kerr
Venue – Pastures of Plenty
Wedding gown – Emma & Grace Private Collection
Suit – Ted’s Clothiers
Rentals – Allwell Rents
Hair – Inspire Salons and Spa, Lindsey Shipton
Makeup – Nicole Toledo
Stationary – Ella & Vine CO
Vintage Rentals – Patina Preferred
Cake – Kelley Kakes

Sara distressed these terra cotta pots for our shoot – and we filled them up with herbs straight from a local nursery. This is an economical, fun way to decorate a table – it looked and felt lush and beautiful but was inexpensive and would make for a great surprise for guests. Send them home with one of the pots of herbs! Not only does that make cleanup easy, but they will love it.

Allwell rents has everything! This beautiful lime-washed farm table is one of their signature pieces, not to mention their new gold-toned flatware.

Terra cotta wedding decor

The gold-dipped rosemary was easily done with fresh herbs snipped straight from the plant (much cheaper than purchasing pre-cut herbs for cooking) and then sprayed with a shimmer gold spray paint. It harkens back to an old tradition where gold-dipped rosemary was a sign of love and fidelity at weddings.

Holly’s floral work blows me away. . .
purple green bouquet
The bride wore a custom gown from Emma & Grace; a two piece that was as comfortable and easy as it was beautiful and elegant. Nicole Toledo & Lindesy Shipton styled our bride to the classic, elegant, and modern aesthetic we wanted for her.

Patina Preferred brought in one of their beautiful re-upholstered lounges.


Custom stationary from Ella Vine & CO, a duo of fun, fashionable, and trendy gals who started their business to showcase their graphic designs. Their invitations are gorgeous and one-of-a kind.

root vegetable wedding invitation

Pastures of Plenty is so lush and green; it’s a perfect venue for an intimate wedding like this.


It was seriously a gorgeous evening. We actually battled quite a bit of rain to get there but if you know me, you know I’m rarely thrown off by our unpredictable weather. Sometimes, those rainy skies make for the most perfect images!

off camera flash wedding

I am always grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with other Colorado professional wedding vendors and it is especially humbling when they are all so talented and offer amazing services to couples!

We hope this inspires you; we loved creating it and being there with this beautiful decor and flowers. It felt like the perfect evening garden party!

My name is Chris and I specialize in Colorado mountain weddings. Please click here to get in touch!

  1. Season Hurd

    July 23rd, 2015 at 6:49 am

    Oh man! Allium and clematis are two of my favorites. The purple is just to die for. Love this!

  2. Elizabeth Stamm Weitz

    July 23rd, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    WOW! This is beyond stunning! Gorgeous work!

  3. Ashley Kidder

    July 23rd, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    That invitation shot with the carrots — perfection!

  4. Jennie Crate

    July 23rd, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I also love Allium (but I call them ornamental onions 🙂 ) and even sent some to my mom for her birthday a few years ago. This shoot is so fabulous, the invitation shot is perfection. And Holly’s work is amazing! Such a great job from an amazing team!

  5. Melissa Mullins

    July 23rd, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Stop it. A radish boutonniere!? Love!!

  6. Monet Nicole - Birthing Stories

    July 23rd, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Chris, your work is just stunning. You have such an eye for weddings. I love everything about this. I only wish I had known you six years ago when we got married!

  7. Kyla Fear Williams

    July 23rd, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Eeee! Love love love the colors! So beautiful!

  8. Rayna McGinnis Mason

    July 23rd, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Beautiful images! and great job, Holly!!!!

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