Michelle + Justin | Sol Terra Wedding

The retreat at Sol Terra is like this little gem tucked away in the foothills. Think venetian or tuscan gardens in the heart of Lakewood Colorado. It feels secluded even though it is in the middle of the neighborhood. I can see why it’s called “The Retreat at Sol Terra”. I think most my clients want that feel. A bit of isolation either in the mountains or in this case pretty near town.  I met Michelle through my sister as she used to work with her. I had never been to Sol Terra but was really pleasantly surprised by how lovely it was. Michelle wanted a laid back romantic feel to her day. It had been raining or threatening rain all afternoon while they were getting ready and they totally lucked out with the weather and were able to do everything outside which is ideal because Sol Terra has a stunning outdoor patio where you can dance under the stars.

I loved how Michelle and Justin incorporated little pieces that were them throughout their day. Their day really had a vintage flair and Justin’s dad brought his vintage car for them to take photos with. I’d never seen the painting they made during their ceremony done before. It was a unique touch. One thing that struck me about Michelle and Justin much like many of my clients was their giddiness not only with each other and their connection there, but also their connection to their families. Everyone who was there was there for a reason and their connection showed throughout the day. Even if they weren’t family they were to Justin and Michelle. The best man speech was one of the most emotional moments of the day. Matt with Amore DJ does this really brilliant thing where he interviews the father of the bride and plays his voice over their Daddy/Daughter dance. It was a real jerker for sure but a really really nice addition to the day. Their party lasted until the last second, all enjoying themselves and each other’s company. A true celebration of two families and their love for one another uniting. Best wishes on your new journey Michelle & Justin. It was an honor to capture your event.

Bridal details before a Solterra wedding: wedding dress hanging from the stair and shoes. Bride gets ready for her wedding in Lakewood, Colorado.Bride sits with her bridesmaids in robes in a salon while getting ready for a Colorado wedding.  The bride's farther walks her down the aisle at the Retreat at Solterra, and the groom sees his bride for the first time. Bride being given away by her farther during her Retreat at Solterra wedding. Bride and her father embraced during the ceremony of the Lakewood, Colorado.  Bride and groom hold hands while the bridal party looks on at the ceremony site at the Retreat at Solterra. During their Sol Terra wedding ceremony, the bride and groom preform a paint unity ceremony. The bride and groom walk down the aisle together at the Retreat at Solterra after their wedding ceremony. Portrait of groom and his groomsmen and a Sol Terra wedding in Colorado. Portrait of bride with her bridesmaids at a Sol Terra wedding in Colorado. Floral details at a Sol Terra wedding: the groom's boutonniere and bridal bouquet. Bride and groom pose for a portrait with a classic car during their Retreat at Solterra wedding. The bride and groom kiss in front of a classic car at their Colorado wedding. The wedding couple embrace in a field after their Lakewood, Colorado wedding ceremony. The bride and groom gaze at each other during portraits at their Sol Terra wedding, Cork wedding details at a Colorado wedding: the wedding rings in a pile of corks, table assignments on a cork board, and corks for guests to sign. Cake table at a Sol Terra wedding with a cake surrounded by cupcakes. Groom embraces his best man during toasts at a Retreat at Solterra wedding. Bride and groom share their first dance on the patio at their Sol Terra Retreat wedding. The wedding couple kiss during their first dance on the outdoor dance floor at the Retreat at Solterra. The bride dances with her father during the father daughter dance in Lakewood Colorado. Groom and his mother dance together during the mother son dance at a Sol Terra wedding. The wedding couple embrace during couple's photos after their Solterra wedding ceremony. Bride and groom enjoy some quiet time together in a field outside of their Solterra wedding venue. The wedding couple laugh together against the blue evening sky at their Lakewood, Colorado wedding. Couple portraits of the bride and groom during their wedding at Solterra. Portraits of the bride and groom individually after their Retreat at Solterra wedding ceremony. Bride and groom walk together along a path at their Lakewood, Colorado wedding venue.Bride and groom dance together after dark outside of the Retreat at Sol Terra wedding venue.At her Solterra wedding, the bride dances with the guests after dark.Silhouette of a the bride and groom kissing against the evening sky at their Colorado wedding. Bride and groom share at dance under the lights at the Retreat at Solterra wedding venue.


Venue: The Retreat at Solterra

Catering and Rentals: Footers

DJ: Matt Martindale – Amore DJ Entertainment

Cake: The Dessert Stand

Officiant: Pastor Nate Powell

Hair and Makeup: Aura Salon 



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