David and Sara’s Amy’s Courtyard Wedding in Palisade was centered around strength. After all, that’s what a marriage is about right? Being strong for one another, especially when the other has no strength left. Admiring the resiliency of each other, and celebrating in the successes and joys of life too.

These two have not had an easy journey together, but the trials they’ve endured have brought them closer and more in love. Starting their relationship over long distance with work, these two learned quickly how to love deeply through difficulty. As Sara told me, “We have had a difficult five years. We have lost loved ones, and my legs. We have emerged on the other side stronger and more in love.”

Always active, these two switched from long distance running to cycling together. Sara even rode the Nationals race here in Grand Junction the days leading up to the celebration! Even their proposal and engagement revolved around cycling. “We were riding one evening, and he asked me to stop when we got to the top of a hill. With Houston’s beautiful skyline lit up in the background, he got down on one knee. I saw it coming but was happy and excited anyway!”

Sara and David began their marriage surrounded by close friends and family at their Amy’s Courtyard Wedding in Palisade. With nearly all of their guests, including Sara and David themselves, coming from a distance, they didn’t anticipate much of a crowd. The love they share is truly contagious, however, and they were surprised at the number of loved ones in attendance (not a dry eye among them, I might add!)

Taking inspiration from the blooming spring lilacs of the valley, these two decorated Amy’s Courtyard and the winery with purple decor, flowery cake and cupcakes, and fresh flowers. Take a peek at some of my favorite moments from the evening:


Couple gazing at each other in a vineyard with Mt. Garfield in the distance Amy's Courtyard Wedding in Palisade | amanda.matilda.photography Bride and Groom share a first look Brides headpiece with lilacs Bride and Groom share a first look Purple irises and wedding cake with cupcakes Bride and Groom share a first look Amy's Courtyard Wedding in Palisade | amanda.matilda.photography Black and white photo of Bride and photo of her purple irises bouquet Couple kissing in a vineyard with Mt. Garfield in the distance Ringer bearer and flower girl for an Amy's Courtyard Wedding Bride in wheelchair and Groom standing, together beneath a willow tree Bride and groom sharing a peaceful moment in the sunset glow Newlywed couple with bride in wheel chair outside a winery

With love,

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