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Nich and Mariah’s wedding at Two Rivers Winery in Grand Junction was simply amazing. These two have been planning for months from their home in New Orleans, and the wonderful event that resulted from their hard work was so cool to see!

The two met in Atlanta, Georgia at a chemical engineering conference. Mariah recalls, “Specifically, we met during a Columbia University alumni reception. We didn’t talk long, only long enough to know we wanted to see each other again. Unfortunately, I had a boyfriend at the time. Once that relationship ran its course, I messaged Nich on Facebook. As soon as he realized I was single, he offered to take me out for a drink.”

Nich told me that he knew she was the one after completing a road trip from Delaware to North Carolina and still wanting to spend time with her after, which is truly a good indicator if you ask me! Mariah realized he was the one a little more subtly. “We were only a few months into our relationship when Nich got an offer from a company in Michigan. I knew he was the one when the thought of him moving away made my heart ache. He added a whole new element to my life, and I knew I couldn’t be happy without him around.”

Nich and Mariah’s wedding at Two Rivers Winery in Grand Junction was full of love and laughter with friends they haven’t seen in years gathering to celebrate their marriage! They adorned the winery chateau with dark purple, lavender, and silver touches that gave the day an elegant feel. Mariah and Nich also planned one of my absolute favorite touches for the wedding day: they exchanged love letters.

Waiting to see each other until she walked down the aisle, we set up Nich and Mariah around a corner from one another as they passed each other the notes they’d written. In the quiet moment they reflected on each other’s words and love for one another, followed by sharing a prayer for their wedding day. We then departed for Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fruita for their sacrament of marriage.

Another awesome touch Mariah and Nich planned for the day was a bridal portrait session on the Colorado National Monument! I love when my couples set aside time just for them on their wedding day to get those photographs that will become the artwork on their walls for years to come! When we returned, everyone sat down to dinner as a thunderstorm moved through the valley. Rains poured down outside but the party carried on inside.

Not long after dinner as the dance floor filled, Nich tapped on my shoulder to tell me there was a rainbow outside and that they’d like photos with it. We rushed out the front doors to find a stunning view, a vibrant full rainbow arched over the now-calm valley. Nich and Mariah took in the sunset and the rainbow as we looked over the vineyard, basking in their newlywed love for each other and the perfect wedding day they’d shared! Take a peek into their phenomenal wedding at Two Rivers Winery in Grand Junction:

Wedding at Two Rivers Winery in Grand Junction | amanda.matilda.photography Bride in her bridal suite at Two Rivers Winery, Grand Junction Wedding ring set Bride looking in the mirror as she gets ready Groom getting ready Bridal necklace and bridesmaids getting ready Bride's mom zipping up her Casablanca wedding dress Bride looking out the window into the winery Bridal portraits at Two Rivers WineryBride getting ready on her wedding day Bride and Groom exchanging love letters before their wedding Bride and Groom exchanging love letters before their weddingBride and groom portraits at Two Rivers Winery in Grand Junction Groom reading his bride's love letter and bride praying Bridal party photos at Two Rivers Winery Wedding ring boxes with wine corks Bride and groom just before the wedding Bride coming down the aisle at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fruita Wedding ceremony at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fruita Bride and Groom's first kiss at Sacred Heart in Fruita Bride and groom couples portraits on the Colorado National Monument Bridal party fun poses Bridal party at Two Rivers WineryWedding at Two Rivers Winery in Grand Junction | amanda.matilda.photography Wedding cake and dessert table Bride and groom's grand entrance down the staircase Bar sign made from wine corks and Table numbers on wine bottlesBride and groom's first dance Bride and groom beneath a rainbow on their wedding dayBride and groom cutting their wedding cake by Cakelady Creations Wedding cake by Cakelady Creations Wedding at Two Rivers Winery in Grand Junction | amanda.matilda.photographyBride and groom at sunset Wedding cake and dessert table Wedding guests on the dance floor Bride and groom share a kiss during their sparkler exit

Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: amanda.matilda.photography

Dress Shop: Savvi Formalwear & Bridal, Raleigh, NC

Dress Designer: Casablanca

Tux Shop: The Black Tux

Florist: Country Elegance

Cake Designer: Cake Lady Creations

Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Fruita

Reception Venue: Two Rivers Winery in Grand Junction

DJ: Bad Boyz DJ Service – Gilbert Garcia

Jewelers: Costco (engagement ring), Friend & Co., New Orleans, LA (bride’s wedding band), Schneider’s Jewelers, Kingston, NY (groom’s ring)

Hair/Makeup Artists: Crush Salon, Grand Junction, CO

Caterer: Sodexo

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