Bride runs in the country
June 20, 2013

DIY Country Wedding: Amy and Aaron


Ever been to a wedding with gun play? Amy and Aaron had a shotgun wedding of a different sort.  The bride and groom met while working at the then Colorado Division of Wildlife and their courtship played out in duck blinds, camouflaged turkey calls and in the fruitless pursuit of elk for their freezer.

So it should be no surprise that they decided to marry at a private pheasant hunting reserve. The rustic beauty of Stillroven Farm made a great backdrop for the country style wedding. Amy and Aaron exchanged vows under a snow ball bush on the farm house lawn, then walked over to one barn to shoot portraits, then to another barn for the BBQ dinner and reception.

bride poses by country wallpaper

Pheasant feathers doubled as rose petals and the bouquets and boutineers where made from feathers and paper. Many of the ideas came form Pinterest, but more on the details in a later blog. The point is that Amy and Aaron killed it with their DIY wedding. We love photographing weddings like this one. Their vision for the day made our photos that much better, it was almost easy to roll in and start shooting (with our cameras).

bride and groom kiss at sunset

Please enjoy the photos on the blog, there will be a full gallery soon. If you are planning a country wedding or any other wedding give us a call for a free consultation. And don’t worry, the shotguns were only out for the portraits. Though they may have played a roll in the awesome sausage at the barbeque.

P.S. These are my pics, I have a feeling that Chris will be posting his photos and thoughts soon.


Bride and groom with shotguns


Eric Bellamy
Wedding Photojournalist at Stark Bellamy Photography
Eric Bellamy is an award-winning photojournalist whose work has appeared on the likes of ESPNHS, the New York Times, Denver Post and more. He now focuses on editorial-style wedding photography and portraiture. He lives with his wife and children, and enjoys climbing rock and ice as well as sampling good wine and food in Northern Colorado.
Amy 10:13 June 21, 2013 Reply
Aaron and I are LOVING the photos you're posting! Every time we see a new one pop up, we are just in awe. (It's like Christmas and we're just peeling back a corner of the wrapping on the best gift ever! What great suspense!) You guys shot an insane amount of photos on our wedding day, so I know you've got a lot of editing to do — but I can't wait to see the whole package of images, I know it's gonna be fabulous. Hiring you guys to shoot our wedding was by far THE BEST decision we made during the whole process. We are going to have so many amazing photos to keep with us forever.