As Winter comes to a close and we start to see the first signs of Spring, I thought I’d take the chance to give one last plug to winter. While wedding season is typically in the Spring or Summer, I can’t get enough of the winter weddings that come complete with snow. Maybe it is because they are so much more rare, or perhaps it’s the rich colors or the unique florals, either way snow just adds so much romance to wedding photos and I love it.
To add to the beauty of this wedding, this couple decided to donate to charity in lieu of favors. They told guests that they had selected 3 charities and listed various reason why they selected each group. Here is who they chose, from the couple themselves:
- The Denver Rescue Mission: The DRM serves over 200 meals, three times a day, to the homeless and hungry of Denver. They also offer transitional housing and rehabilitation programs for those wishing for a “fresh start”. The Denver Rescue Mission is also the site of our first date, where we bonded over serving others in need.
- The Alzheimer’s Association: The greatest mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eradicate the disease through the advancement of research. Known as the disease of the longest goodbye, Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease where symptoms of dementia worsen over a number of years. This organization was chosen in honor of Caitlin’s grandfather, John David Ferree, who lost his battle to Alzheimer’s in September of 2010.
- Push America: The mission of Push America is to build leaders of tomorrow by serving people with disabilities today. This organization was chosen by Chad, who participated in the 2007 Trans-America Journey of Hope bicycle ride for Push America. Chad firmly believes that Push America not only impacts the lives of the people it serves, but also the young men who volunteer their time to serve others.
That right there makes this wedding gorgeous, inside and out. Thanks to Bill of Kelli Nixon photography for capturing the gorgeous elements for us all to see.
Thanks again to Kelli Nixon Photography for sharing this lovely winter wedding with us!
Images submitted via Two Bright Lights.