Danielle and Sean used to live in Seattle WA, but recently moved to Durango CO. Sean was born and raised in the area and Danielle fell in love with the beautiful scenery and the nice weather (she hasn’t been here for a winter yet:} I love her red hair, the tattoos, her wedding dress and, oh those shoes.
We didn’t meet until the day of the wedding because another photographer from Seattle had originally been hired to photograph their wedding. That photographer unfortunately suffered from altitude sickness once she arrived in Durango. She was really really sick and couldn’t possibly photograph the wedding. One of my friends, who is also a photographer in Durango, was one of the groomsmen because he is good friends with Sean. So, they found me and my husband the morning of the wedding and we rushed to get there in time. We got there in time to photograph the First Look with her dad, the horse and carriage ride, the ceremony, and the reception. All worked out well.
Neither one wanted to wear wedding rings, so they did a rose exchange during the ceremony instead, which I thought was oh so sweet. She was driven to the ceremony site in a horse and carriage, and then after the ceremony, they both rode in the carriage to the local pub. Danielle and Sean met at a pub and he proposed at a pub, so it was appropriate to get a photo of them at the pub. Their ceremony was held at Vallecito Event Center which is near Durango.
Danielle and Sean are wild and crazy, and their wedding matched their personality and their love for each other, which was very apparent. All of their friends and family had such a good time dancing and drinking and socializing with all the other people there.
Danielle works at Ska Brewery, so stop in and say hi to her. They were running a rescue operation in Seattle for fur babies, and plan to do the same here. Once it’s up and running and they hold a silent auction, I will be donating a portrait session to them.
Thanks for reading this story and Enjoy!
Karen Skelly Photography
Durango CO Photographers