Mary + Lenny | Married at River Highlands Ranch

Hello, heartwarming wedding! Recall the awesomeness that is Mary + Lenny from their engagement session earlier this year. I already gushed about my love for these two in that post, so I’ll spare you my musings and just say that this wedding was wonderful in every possible way.

At M+L’s engagement session, I let Lenny know that he’s weird… in a good way. An assessment by which I stand wholeheartedly. Plus, it made Mary laugh. And shortly after that session, she found the card on the right and had to buy it for him. :D

Meanwhile, my outstanding second shooter, Elyse, was over at the cabin with the guys. Hi, Lenny! :D

This is SO Lenny (a nutrition-conscious, road cycling doctor). His groomsmen enjoy a drink, while he enjoys an Odwalla. :) (I’m on your team, Lenny. There were MOUNTAINS of brownies at this wedding, and I only ate fruit. HEALTH!)

Mary. I love you.

Way to look handsome, Lenard. It’s like you’re staring into my soul.

I wasn’t kidding when I said it was a cabin! (P.S. You might not be able to see it from here, but they all have bicycles on their socks.)

I have no problem admitting that I totally stole the concept of this shot from their videographer. A good idea is a good idea! :D Favorite.

Ceremony time! This is the face Lenny made when Mary made it to the front of the aisle. :)

You might notice that the light in all of the outdoor photos is a little strange, and it’s not your imagination. The King Fire was still raging this day and the smoke was heavy in the air. It held in the heat and humidity, and made the sun a fascinating blazing orange color. You can see the smoke pretty well here. Bonus: It smelled like a campfire all day. :D

Their vows were personal and touching and hilarious.

Married! Do you notice there are two officiants? Lenny is Jewish and Mary is Catholic; their wedding was conducted by both a rabbi and a priest. And yes, they took full advantage of the opportunity to make a joke out of that. They did an awesome job. Easter Egg: Lenny’s sister’s face in this photo. Can you find her? ;)

Rustic look: Nailed.

Loved this shot of their first dance.

…and this one. :D

Then we snuck off for some portraits!

The Pinky Grab is an important trait of their relationship. Favorite from the day. :D

Speech time! :D

I’ve never seen a bride who didn’t look at least a little bit terrified during the hora.

But happier dancing was to come! :D

The streamers have bells on them—a perfect end to the night. (P.S. The smile on Mary’s mom’s face (far left) makes this photo.)

Mary + Lenard, oh how I love you.  I can’t say it in any other way. You’re fabulous people. You’re the rare and enviable combination of brains and kindness (and yes, weirdness!), and you have phenomenal futures ahead of you. I am honored to have been present at the start of your married life. It was a joy for me and I am proud to give you these images to remember it by. Let’s reminisce about it over healthy food sometime soon, okay? ;) Love and miss you, friends! xo, M

Venue | River Highland Ranch + Vineyard
Florist | Little Boy Flowers
DJ | Music + More Entertainment
Caterer | Rayna’s Gourmet Catering
Videographer | Beatnik Studios
Desserts | Emily’s Catering + Cakes

November 22, 2014 - 8:27 pm

Tara What a beautiful wedding!

November 23, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Natalie These are all so fabulous! I’m drooling over the ring shot but my ALL TIME favorite is the two of them in front of that barn. Talk about PERFECT framing, that greenery is just divine!

November 23, 2014 - 6:24 pm

JennyBZ That black and white groom portrait and that black and white bridal portrait (that you stole from the videographer, lol) are both just tooooo stunning for words! Love both of those so much! And your favorite of them in front of those awesome teal doors, totally my other favorite. I love your work so much molly, you rock the shiz out of capturing these gorgeous weddings. Lovely job, friend! xx

November 23, 2014 - 7:49 pm

Rachel Those portraits are unreal. So, so amazing! Love the lighting, the locations – everything! This whole wedding is perfection!

November 23, 2014 - 8:51 pm

Sally I can feel the love between these two jumping out of the screen at me. But I gotta say, the b+w photograph of Lenny looking at Mary as they were saying their vows gave me a lump in my throat. The way he is looking at her? Simply beautiful. Molly, your photographs never disappoint.

November 24, 2014 - 7:33 am

Jessica The first pic with the rings…love the card it’s on…made me giggle and wanting to see more. This is was such a beautiful wedding from B+G to location. Wonderful job as always.

November 24, 2014 - 7:51 am

Destinee These images are beautiful! You did an amazing job capturing their day! Gorgeous!

November 24, 2014 - 7:56 am

Megan D MOLLY!!! I miss you!! And I freaking LOVE this wedding!!! I love the look the wild fire gave the outdoor wedding photos. So real and a detail to remember on their beautiful day. Of course I’m in-LOVE with their portraits. You are so so so good at what you do. I love you!! xoxoxo

November 24, 2014 - 8:25 am

Laura I noticed the pinky grab during the ceremony, and loved it!!! These are so, so perfect – you are such a rockstar at catching those lovely moments!

November 24, 2014 - 10:28 am

maike rinaye What a beautiful wedding! Love love LOVE their portraits in front of that blue door barn!

November 24, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Angie You captured so many beautiful moments throughout the day and the portraits are amazing!! Wonderful job!

November 24, 2014 - 6:05 pm

Tsone Incredible work as always my friend… congrats!

November 24, 2014 - 6:12 pm

Megan Awe-inspiring wedding. Beautiful photos of their wonderful day. Love all the portraits and their wedding party.

November 24, 2014 - 7:19 pm

Caitlynn Love them ALL! The groomsmen in front of the cabin. Those beautiful bridesmaids. The ceremony location – ahhh! The emotion during the wedding and speeches! Their portraits. They are adorable. Beautiful work.

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