Wedding Reception Photos at Animas Valley Sleeping Beauty Ranch

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Chrissy and Kevin’s June 9, 2012 wedding reception photos at Animas Valley Sleeping Beauty Ranch are so much fun. Their reception was way too much fun; including activities such as cocktail hour, hula hooping, jumping in the lake, and dancing – a lot. Chrissy and Kevin didn’t do some of the “traditional” wedding activities such as cake cutting and bouquet/garter tosses. But they made up for it in how much fun all of their guests had celebrating with each other. What a great group of people! The hula hoops were a huge hit and once we were done with bride and groom portraits later in the evening, the groom and a few of his friends ended up in the water. I had been hoping that would happen; if only for the photographic opportunity, and it did. Kevin ended up having a few of his buddies help him throw his friend in first instead of Kevin going in first. Then Kevin did a front flip into the lake. More friends and family followed and it just kept getting better. There were also a ton of really adorable kids at this wedding so we followed them around quite a bit, watching them hula hoop, dance, and play in the fountain. Chrissy and Kevin did have a first dance and that was fun too because they danced with each other, then their respective mother and father, then everybody else was invited in – all in one song. There was a lot of great dancing, including a choreographed dance to “Jane Fonda” by Mickey Avalon by the bride and her girlfriends. There were quite a few really great toasts as well, with Chrissy and Kevin laughing and crying the whole time. We captured it all.

To view other blog posts about this wedding, please click one of the links below:

The Bride & Groom (this post includes images of Chrissy and Kevin and their wedding ceremony)

The Details (this post includes images of some of the details that went into making Chrissy and Kevin’s wedding unique to them and so much fun)

The Vendors (this post includes images of the flowers from Aprils Garden, food from Norton’s Catering, cupcakes from Madison Sweets, the venue of course: Animas Valley Sleeping Beauty Ranch, and dancing “inspired by the DJ: Southwest DJ.)


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