Notes from CliftonMarie, the photographer:
Before Pam met Patrick, she worked with his dad, and one of their coworkers asked, “Wouldn’t Chuck be the best father-in-law?” Pam agreed, and not much later, Patrick started working at the same place – and the two started a relationship.
After a proposal at Acadia National Park in Maine on a rocky cliff, the couple decided to take advantage of the mountains and beautiful scenery in their home state of Colorado for their wedding. Combining both elegant and rustic elements, Pam and Patrick knew they wanted bright and colorful flowers (roses for Patrick, peonies for Pam) and experimented with color combinations. Owner of a woodworking company, Patrick built their arch, card box and wooden signs – even a lit-up marquee for the bar! Pam and her mother made some of the desserts, and they incorporated Polish traditions to make her family members who traveled from Poland feel comfortable – including delicious pierogis, a father-daughter dance to a Polish song, and the bride’s parents greeting the newlyweds with bread and salt at the reception for good luck.
Other favorite details included the seven alpacas in attendance, a late-night s’mores station, photos of Patrick riding his dirt bike and maple syrup as favors from Maine.