A bride and groom kiss in front of a building in the snow.

Alex and Heather’s Wintry Castle Rock Wedding

Why Get Married at the Oaks at Plum Creek?

Getting married at The Oaks at Plum Creek in Castle Rock, CO, offers couples a picturesque and tranquil setting surrounded by Colorado’s natural beauty. Nestled amidst rolling hills and stunning landscapes, The Oaks provides a serene and romantic atmosphere for weddings. The venue boasts elegant indoor and outdoor spaces, including a charming chapel and spacious reception areas, perfect for intimate gatherings or grand celebrations. Its scenic outdoor ceremony sites overlook manicured gardens and panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, creating a breathtaking backdrop for exchanging vows. With its dedicated event staff and customizable wedding packages, The Oaks at Plum Creek ensures a seamless and unforgettable experience, making it an ideal choice for couples seeking a blend of natural charm and refined elegance on their special day.

Heather and Alex's Story


As a wedding photographer, I’ve witnessed countless love stories, but Heather and Alex’s journey holds a special place in my heart. From the moment I met them, it was evident that they shared an extraordinary bond. Our first encounter was during their engagement photo session, where they brought along Huck, their incredibly smart German Shepard. Huck wasn’t just a pet; he was a symbol of their shared love and adventures, a fitting companion for such a loving couple.


Heather and Alex’s connection was palpable. It probably didn’t surprise any of Heather’s friends and family that she decided to work with special needs kids. Heather is the epitome of an Enneagram Type 2 – a caring nurturer, always attentive to the needs of others, especially those closest to her heart. Her warmth and generosity were evident in every interaction, her smile brightening the room and her thoughtful gestures touching everyone’s hearts. This nurturing quality makes her so loved by her friends and family, a trait that Alex clearly adores in her.


With his innate curiosity and deep sense of caring, Alex complements Heather’s nurturing spirit in the most harmonious way. As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), his life is dedicated to helping others in their most critical times, a testament to his compassionate and brave heart. This aspect of his personality is not just limited to his professional life but spills over into his personal relationships, especially with Heather. His attentiveness and desire to understand those around him are profound, and I found myself enjoying every conversation I have had with him. He listens intently, not just to respond but to truly understand;  a really rare trait. 


Heather and Alex chose the Oaks at Plum Creek in Castle Rock, Colorado, as the setting for their special day, and it couldn’t have been more perfect. Nestled in the serene landscape of Colorado, this venue offered a stunning blend of elegance and natural beauty. Their wedding day was graced with a gentle snowfall, transforming the surroundings into a winter wonderland. This snowy Saturday painted an enchanting backdrop, with the pristine white snow contrasting beautifully against the rustic charm of the Oaks.


The venue provided a tranquil and romantic atmosphere with its majestic views of the rolling hills and Plum Creek running nearby. The snow-clad trees and the crisp, fresh air added a magical touch to the entire setting. As the snowflakes gently fell, the Oaks at Plum Creek turned into a scene straight out of a fairy tale. It felt intimate but warm, which is just what Alex and Heather wanted for their day.


One of the most cherished moments in any wedding I photograph is what I like to call the “alone time photos.” This is when I sneak away with the couple from the hustle and bustle of the wedding for about 20 minutes to capture some creative, intimate portraits. This brief interlude from their celebration was a magical experience for Heather and Alex, especially against the backdrop of the lightly falling snow at the Oaks at Plum Creek.


Braving the cold, we stepped into the enchanting snowy landscape. The snowflakes gently falling around them created a romantic, almost ethereal atmosphere, perfect for capturing their love in its most genuine form. These moments, away from the eyes of their guests, allowed Heather and Alex to relax and just be themselves, resulting in some truly intimate and beautiful portraits.


For couples planning their wedding, I always emphasize the importance of carving out time for these alone time photos. It’s about getting stunning pictures and giving the couple a few moments to soak in the day together away from the crowd. In the whirlwind of a wedding day, these moments are a chance to pause and really connect. Couples tell me over and over that these are some of their favorite photos from the day.

And don’t worry about missing any important parts of your day – as an experienced wedding photographer, I’m here to help build a timeline that accommodates these special photos without you having to sacrifice any key moments of your celebration.


As I reflect on Alex and Heather’s wedding day, it’s clear that their celebration was the gold standard of what a wedding should be. It was a day brimming with love, fun, and a perfect blend of everything they had dreamed of. 


Most of all, the fun and joy that permeated their wedding were contagious. It wasn’t just a formal event but a genuine celebration with laughter, dancing, and moments of sheer happiness. Guests were not just attendees but active participants in the joyous occasion, each contributing to the unforgettable atmosphere. Their wedding was a testament to the fact that when love, fun, and personal touches come together, it creates something truly magical.

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