When you drive west along Highway 74 from Morrison to Evergreen, a mile past Idledale you will see a coat of arms on the left side of the road that leads to a small dirt road. At the end of the road unfold the magical grounds of the Dunafon Castle.
Sallie and John were married at The Dunafon Castle, one of most charming and unique wedding venues in the foothills west of Denver.
The Castle property is wonderful outdoor mountain park and playground nestled in the canyons of Bear Creek. The castle was originally built in 1941 and completely restored by the current owner. This stunning seventeen-acre setting has private trout ponds, waterfalls, a miniature electric railroad and is surrounded by an open space park with a walking, hiking, and mountain bike trails that form a part of the Jefferson County Open Space Complex.
The bridal bouquet was a gorgeous combination, from florist Dore Huss of Stems – a Flower Shop in Evergreen, of red and orange roses while her bridesmaids bouquets were adorned with red roses. Marc and his groomsmen each were pinned with a double rose boutonniere.
It was a warm brilliant July Friday. The wedding ceremony began with Sallie and her father making their way down the long outdoor walkway to the wedding site. It made for a spectacular wedding ceremony site with the surrounding scenery making a great setting for a beautiful Colorado wedding.
After the guests were seated in front of the castle the wedding party made the away across the bridge to the ceremony site alongside one of the several ponds on the property. Sallie and John exchanged their vows with all their family and closest friends in attendance.
Below are some wedding photographs that we took of Sallie and John on grounds of Dunafan Castle. The grounds offered many excellent wedding photography backgrounds from waterfalls and reflecting ponds to the castle itself.
The reception began under the new Dunafon Castle tent making the wedding reception seem like an intimate outdoor cocktail party, filled with only the closest family and friends. There was dinner from the chefs at Gourmet Fine Catering.
As the skies faded to dark blue, it was time to gather under the tent and get down with Sallie and Johns musical selections played by A Music Plus DJ Jeremy Reed. There was a special line dance that got John on the dance floor as a reminder how the couple met the electric slide. It was a beautiful evening for dancing and having a good time. It was the perfect finish to a perfect Colorado mountain wedding day.
As a Denver wedding photographer, it was a lot of fun to photograph a wedding at the Dunafon Castle.