Married in Colorado: Derek + Angel
I was pretty bummed when my bud Derek moved out to Colorado a few years back. We were bandmates and had some great times together and I’ve missed his wacky sense of humor and penchant for solving problems, especially mechanical ones (among Derek’s creations are a complete salt-water aquarium filtration system, a full home-brewing set-up and a video steadicam—all his own design and all from scratch!). Derek called me in July and told me that he was getting married, and wanted me to be his best man! Wow, what an honor! In usual D-style, Derek did it up when he proposed to Angel. He rented out an entire movie theater, produced his own video “movie trailer” and even hired nationally-known, movie trailer voice-over guy Al Chalk to be on it (Heard of Snakes on a Plane, Independance Day, The Fugitive, Madagascar? Yup, that voice-over guy). Derek arranged to have the theater slip his self-produced proposal “trailer” right in with the other trailers. After picking Angel’s jaw up off the floor, he proposed! Crazy…but SO Derek! (she said yes) I wish we had been there for that! Derek also asked Taylor and I to photograph his wedding, which of course we were thrilled to do, though obviously Taylor had to handle the ceremony. After the wedding we hopped in a limo and drove up to Jackass Hill (yep, you read that right) and got some awesome shots of the newlyweds with the sun setting over Denver and the Rockies in the back ground. SCORE! We had a blast in Colorado, and got lots of pictures while exploring the Rockies which we plan to share in a future post. Here are some of our favorites from the wedding…
To start the day off, Derek made us his special multi-grain waffles with fresh fruit and real maple syrup…diggity!
Derek’s kids, Jamie and Jason helped us decorate the bridal coach. What fun!
Arriving at the afore-mentioned, famed “Jackass Hill”…what an incredible spot for wedding pics, and we scored some dramatic skies to boot!
At the reception dinner we caught Angel’s daughter Eliza preparing for her new family by reading, what else? Parent magazine! Too funny!