Jonna and Rory

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Colorado Wedding

October 18, 2017

We were so excited to meet up with Jonna and Rory for their wedding at Devil’s Thumb Ranch after we had so much fun with them at their snowy engagement session last winter. Since they’re both from Cheyenne and recently graduated from University of Wyoming, the ranch created a perfect backdrop for their western wedding.
We started the weekend with a fun rehearsal dinner barbecue at Smokin’ Moes in Winter Park. During the speeches Rory’s family welcomed Jonna with a traditional Scottish tartan and it became clear the only argument between families might be who is luckier to be getting a new member- the Browns or the Fitchners. It’s also possible Jonna and Rory might have been the last to know everyone has been planning on them getting married since they first met at the pool in high school!
We started out the wedding morning with some primping for the girls and fishing with the guys. After everyone was dressed and ready we headed out to the ranch for photos and got lucky with some four-legged photobombers that might have been more interested in trying to munch bouquets and boutonnieres than pose. Since Jonna is a former Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo Queen, and they both grew up with horses, having some equine props added a special touch to the photos!
The wedding ceremony took place at the High Lonesome Overlook. The views were stunning with the fall leaves just beginning to change and the sun made an appearance just before the ceremony to keep Jonna’s New York family warm and happy. Rory’s father performed the ceremony and his brother supplied the ceremony music which made the whole affaire family-centric, just the way Jonna and Rory had imagined it. Jonna and Rory’s hand fasting ceremony featured his family tartan as a nod to his Scottish roots and the readers referenced what everyone could already see- Rory and Jonna are just about the most perfect couple imaginable.
After the ceremony everyone headed to cocktail hour and then the reception in the High Lonesome Lodge. The lodge was beautifully set with fall decor and featured plenty of flowers in Jonna’s favorite color- orange. Dinner, dancing, and speeches further proved that Jonna and Rory have an amazing, and fun, support group of friends and family surrounding them. At the end of the evening we sneaked them out for a few portraits under the stars before they headed off to their honeymoon in Maui!
Jonna and Rory /// Married
The Rehearsal

The Wedding

A HUGE thank you to all of the amazing people that made this wedding go off without a hitch! Check them out below!
Planner/Florist: Social Design
Videographer: Bryce Francois
Devil’s Thumb Ranch:
Desert: Cake Works:
Ceremony Music: Masterful Musicians
Ceremony Music: Rowan Fichtner
Reception Music: Elite DJ
Make-Up/Hair: Liana Kathryn
Lighting Display: Elite DJ