Windsong Estate’s views are stunning
Saturday we had our very first wedding at Windsong Estate www.Windsongestate.com. It is located east of Fort Collins in Northern Colorado. Amy and Adam were married in a beautiful outside wedding ceremony facing west towards the majestic Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in the distance. Windsong opened this spring and sets on the highest point in Weld County. This is an indoor outdoor facility with contemporary architecture giving it a modern feel. The view facing west is framed by large glass windows and the entire floor plan is open and spacious.
The upstairs bridal suite offers complete privacy and comfort. The suite also includes full length mirrors, three make-up stations and a place to hang the wedding gown. There is also this stylish round couch which made a great place for Amy’s bridal portrait photographs.
The Groom and groomsmen have their own room to get ready in on the ground level. It has all the “necessities” the guys could need like a the large flat screen television, gaming system and refreshments so they can relax. When I showed up a round of drinks were being delivered from the bar.
The cascading staircase offers the bride a grand entrance. Adam who was all smiles that day, waited patently at the bottom for his bride. Amy walked to the middle landing and spoke his name. He turned to see his bride in her wedding gown for the first time and his face went from all smiles to sheer delight. I heard him quietly say to her how beautiful she looked. This turned out to be a perfect place for their first look and a quiet few moments together before the wedding got off and running.
For the next hour we spent making formal wedding portraits in and around Windsong. The contemporary architecture can be utilized in wedding photographs in a way that one would never know we were on the plains of Northern Colorado. It has the feel of Downtown Denver surrounded by skyscrapers. The Grand Hyatt in Denver has the same view of the Front Range Mountains as do some of the other big hotels in Denver. The nice thing about Windsong is you don’t have to deal with the craziness of the big city.
Then we shifted from the inside architecture to incorporating some of the gorgeous natural settings this country venue has to offer. We stayed out of the sunflower patch and adjacent fields because of the rain. There is something about turning the beautiful white bridal gown muddy. Everyone gets a little excited about a soiled wedding gown and not in a good way either.
It rained about five different times that day but luckily not during the important times. It rained while we were loading into the venue then stopped. It rained while the bride and groom were getting ready then stopped. It might have rained just a little before the wedding ceremony and a little afterward. I stopped keeping track somewhere in there. The most important thing was the sun came out for the ceremony. The upside from the rain was it had cleared out all the dirt particles essentially cleaning the sky and the view of the mountains. This left clear views of the stunning clouds and a great sunset for the wedding guests to enjoy.
Michael owner of Behind The Scenes Catering www.behindthescenes-catering.com provided another over the top fabulous meal. Michael and his team always do a great job from the big things down to the little details. One of their specialties is melted chocolate and strawberries. I could smell the deliciousness across the giant ballroom.
Paul Woods Florist www.PaulWoodFlorist.com provided the flowers. Sue who is a master at creating amazing bridal arrangements was running around setting up the alter and getting the center pieces on the tables perfect. Amy and Adam choose Sunflowers as the main flower. I love sunflowers they are just so big and colorful who couldn’t look at them and smile.
Colorado Rose Cake Company www.ColoradoRoseCakeCo.com provided the cake. This company is located in Berthoud, Colorado. Marci and her team have been winning awards since 2007. Cakes are made up of basic ingredients flour, eggs, sugar and other stuff. (You can tell I’m not a great baker.) What they do with those basic ingredients is heavenly. I took it upon myself around 3-years-of -age to sample as many cakes in my life time so I could make a quality decision about cakes. I have put my heart and soul into my efforts but don’t worry it is a sacrifice I am willing to make. Colorado Rose Cake Company is one of my top favorites this far. Don’t worry, I will continue my studies on this subject. I am a very dedicated student. 😉