franz + kati | breckenridge wedding photographer

The story of Franz + Kati's wedding is kind of an exciting one. They had chosen Breckenridge for their venue because 1) the mountains are insanely gorgeous and Kati really wanted a mountain wedding, and because 2) Colorado has a pretty good record for sunny days each year and they never, ever anticipated that weather would be a factor in the middle of July.

But, as all weddings go--not everything ever works out according to plan. ;)

The day started off beautifully. The sun was shining. It was a nice 75 degrees. Kati was getting ready at the venue, while Franz and his friends/family were getting ready down the street at a condo.

Everyone--everyone--was keeping their eye on the radar. Thunderstorms were predicted in the afternoon, but the weather in the mountains can be so unpredictable. More often than not, the weather reports are wrong.

Buuuuut, that wasn't the case on July 20.

In fact, one of the worst rain and wind storms I have ever witnessed in all my years living in the mountains literally hit the moment the wedding party started walking down the aisle.

Kati had told me the ceremony would likely last about 45 minutes.

It lasted FOUR.

They walked down, the officiant declared them husband and wife, they kissed, and then everyone ran inside to take cover.

I know it was disappointing for the bride and groom at first, but it all worked out so beautifully.

The vows were exchanged inside, with everyone seated.
The storm passed and the skies turned the most beautiful shade of blue.
The first dance was one of the most incredible ones I have ever witnessed.
The father/daughter dance brought me to literal tears.
The food was amazing.

And Franz + Kati enjoyed one hell of a party. :)

Congrats you two! Thank you again for asking me to be there on this crazy, gorgeous, amazing day. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness and success, together.


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