The Wedding

Kelsey and Shaun Boyte Wedding (photos by Hugh Forte)

Oh, who would have ever known
this could be this easy?
I was a long, long way off.
Then just like that it was over,
Everything I knew of love…
I was a long, long way off.
 

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Thank you for opening the window.
The sky is clear as my mind is now,
I was a long, long way off.
Join me in welcoming the sun in,
It’s much brighter than the night I hid in,
I was a long, long way off.
 

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And I think I like
how the day sounds,
Through this new song.
 

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And I think I like how the day sounds,
Like how the day sounds,
Through this new song.

From a long way down…

Yeah, it’s well worth the time
That it’s taken to get here now,
Yeah, it’s well worth the time
That it’s taken to get here now.
 

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So go ahead and bang that gong,
Nothing can drown out the sound
And the whisper of my love.
 

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And the lines
Have all been drawn,
I know where I belong,
Where I belong.
 

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And I think I like
How the day sounds,
LOVE how the day sounds,
Through this new song.
 

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Big thank you to Hugh Forte who captured this happy day. And to our family, we love you beyond measure.

First dance lyrics by: Greg Laswell (How the Day Sounds, 2013 Remake)

  1. Amy

    Congratulations, Kelsey. You both look so so happy and so beautiful. Best wishes x

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  2. Todd Wagner

    Congrats you two!! What an amazing day, and some truly remarkable photos!

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  3. katrina

    The biggest congrats to you guys!! Such an exciting day. You were gorgeous Kelsey!

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  4. val

    Oh my goodness! Congrats. These pictures are amazing… what a beautiful day it must have been
    congraaats!

    Valentina
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  5. Megan Gordon

    Oh my. Such, such beautiful images. This day looks gorgeous … and so, so YOU. I’m so happy for you guys! xox

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  6. Annie

    So beautiful. Congratulations on the start of your new journey!
    p.s. I love your dress + flowers.
    The pictures are incredible.

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  7. Winnie

    You two are stunning and these photos are full of joy and awesomeness. So many congrats!

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  8. Sini | my blue&white kitchen

    Just the way you two look at each other tells everything. Perfect.
    Enjoy your honeymoon and life together. xx

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  9. Jamie

    I’ve been waiting and watching for this post. Maybe it’s because I relate to your courtship and I to am getting married in CO by way of IN in a few short weeks. The pictures really show so much love and happiness. The first dance song is wonderful, I had never heard that song before. It seems fitting. Congratulations and best wishes!

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  10. Grace

    Love just radiates out of these photographs!! Hugh captured the day beautifully and it looks like it was a most magical day for you and your families. You both look stunning.

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  11. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    This is just so, so beautiful. Congratulations!

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  12. Elizabeth

    Absolutely beautiful – thank you for sharing. Congratulations

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  13. Jade Sheldon

    So much beauty…

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  14. Leah

    Stunning pictures!!! I cried when I first saw my pictures from my wedding – it is so strange to see it through another lens. Hope you treasure these for years to come!!

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  15. sara forte

    the dance picture of shaun and your mom!!!! I love it all so much.

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  16. Sera

    Truly gorgeous! Congratulations to you both :)

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  17. Kierstan

    Congratulations – beautiful day, beautiful photos.

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  18. Mel

    These moments are just beyond. Love it. I wish we were in Denver so I could give you a big hug. This will have to do.

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  19. Mallory

    Congratulations. So very lovely.

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  20. Jane

    Thank you for sharing with us!

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  21. Alexis

    Kels you are beautiful! These pictures, the location, everything Is amazing. Congrats to you guys!!

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  22. dixya@food, pleasure, and health

    what a beautiful wedding…thank you for sharing.

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  23. cynthia

    All of this is wonderful beyond words. Wishing you two all the best!!

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  24. la domestique

    Congratulations! You are absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful day!

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  25. edie

    magic. all of it. infinite love and happiness to you both. xo

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  26. sarah

    So gorgeous!! Oh my goodness.
    Congrats! And much love to you.

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  27. molly yeh

    this is breathtaking, kelsey!!!!!!! big massive congratulations to you and the mister :)

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  28. stephanie

    congratulations! the sky, the forest, the wind in your hair, the love in your eyes, the smiles of joy. true beauty.

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  29. jensen

    You two kissing in the clouds — so, so good!
    Not to mention, those clouds are so perfect.

    So many happy feels here, congrats!

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  30. Katie @ Produce On Parade

    Wishing you both all the happiness and love in the world. What a lovely, touching wedding it looked to be. I liked your little visitor as well! I live in Alaska, and your wedding reminded me of my own. Smallish, mountains, love in abundance, and joy. Lots of joy. Cheers to you both!

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  31. Dave

    Beautifully captured. So much talent in one room! Congratulations.
    …oh, and that moose…wow!

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  32. Briar

    What an incredible day! Wishing the two of you so much love! xo

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  33. Laura

    Gorgeous! May I ask where the ceremony was? We’re looking for a similar setting for our nuptials, but having trouble finding a spot that is easy to get to (ie not a lot of walking, easy for grandparents, etc). I didn’t realize your blog was CO based but recognize the Upstairs as we live in boulder and are frequent guests of the kitchen. Hoping you’re willing to share that beautiful outdoor backdrop!

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  34. emma galloway

    Oh wow! Beautiful times 100! I love that photo of your mum dancing, so cool. Stunning pics Hugh, I knew you’d taken them even before reading the note at the bottom. xx

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  35. Cassandra

    Gorgeous! Congrats! :)

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  36. Cassandra

    Gorgeous! Congrats! :)

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  37. dana

    STUNNING images, gorgeous bride + I LOVE that song. Greg Laswell for the win. Congrats!

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  38. Kasey

    Omg these pictures are magical! You two look so happy, so full of life. I am thrilled for you. xoxo

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  39. Nik@ABrownTable

    Congratulations! The photographs and the wedding are gorgeous!

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  40. karin - trattoria

    I’m sitting in my kitchen i Sweden and tears are falling down my cheeks, what a beautiful wedding, this is exactly how it should be – thank you for sharing!

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  41. anoushka

    wow! congratulations! the scenery is so beautiful you are very fortunate <3

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  42. Christine

    Your mother is beautiful, and the beams of joy radiating from her face are a pure indication that it was a good wedding day for her daughter.

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  43. Kathryne

    Aw shucks. These pictures gave me goosebumps and left me smiling. Looks like a beautiful day in every day. Your mom’s expressions got the best of me! Congratulations again, Kelsey and Shaun.

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  44. shelly

    STUNNING. I love the photo of you and your parents with the big sky. just stunning. congratualtions.

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  45. Meg @ Beard and Bonnet

    Congratulations! These pictures are stunning and your wedding was absolutely beautiful.

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  46. Jenny

    Yay! These photos are incredible and you look gorgeous. Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy life together.

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  47. Aleksandra

    This makes me cry in the very best way. So touching, the two of you. There is so much love here. I can feel it in my bones. The photography is so well done and you look positively beautiful. Congratulations and thank you for brightening my day!

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  48. Jacinda

    Congratulations! You make a beautiful couple, and it makes me smile to see you happy. Wishing you a long, joyful, healthy and prosperous life together.

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  49. K~

    Congratulations!

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  50. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

    Congratulations to the two of you. I love love love these photos. So much beauty.

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  51. molly

    So much behind such a stunning beginning.

    So, so much more, on the journey ahead.

    Care for each other well, you two. And all my heartfelt, exuberant best.

    xoxo,
    Molly

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  52. thelittleloaf

    I read your website religiously but don’t ever comment – I had to today because these photos are SO beautiful and you look SO happy. I got married last year and can promise, it just gets better and better -this is the start of the rest of an even more amazing life. So happy for you.

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  53. Philipp

    I love the pictures! Congratulations :)

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  54. Blue

    Congratulations! A recent follower to your blog and it’s beautiful. What a wonderful journey you will be starting and thank you for bringing us along with you. Wishing you much joy and fulfillment in the years to come!

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  55. Aeron

    Congratulations and best wishes to you both – and to your family and friends, who so obviously cherish you. The future will bring you so much happiness! May it be a long, lovely road.
    To love!
    xox

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  56. Lana Pribic

    this song is beautiful!!! what a pretty day and pretty bride. you and shaun look so natural together in every photo. much much love kelsey <3

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  57. Amanda

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Congrats pretty lady!! xoxo

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  58. Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

    Such happiness! Congratulations :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

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  59. Ursula

    Congratulations and thank you for sharing these wonderful moments of your love and life. You two were beautiful

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  60. Jacqui

    You two are just radiating with joy and love! This reminds me so much of my own wedding day, gave me a welling up and big smile thinking about it. I wish you both the best on your journey together!

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  61. Tatiana

    Congratulations!
    May your tomorrows outnumber your yesterdays, and your your days be filled with wonder.

    “To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.”
    ― Pablo Neruda

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  62. marcia

    congrats you two!!! your wedding looked just lovely and i can see the love in your eyes.
    wishing you the happiest!

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  63. Teresa

    this is so beautiful! congratulations to you two!!!

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  64. Angy

    Lonely cliffs and waterfalls
    If no one sees me, I’m not here at all
    You could be the one to liberate me from the sun
    So please, give the moon to me
    I’d be indebted to ya
    Walk the dog and pay rent to ya
    If you say the word, I’m yours
    Oh I’m sure
    Nothing ever goes my way
    But with you here, that all will change
    Suddenly I’m a new born child
    And I’m ready to live a while with you
    So much left to do
    And so I thank you dearly
    For letting me see clearly
    Open up, she said
    You’re true, be you
    I’m at home in my own skin
    I’m like an ocean’s tide come in
    Yes you could be the one to hold my hand
    Beneath the full moon
    You could be the one
    You’re true, you’re true
    You’re true, you’re true
    You’re true

    Eddie Vedder

    Perfect. Just perfect.
    ♥♥♥♥

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  65. Tamsin | A Certain Adventure

    Congratulations Kelly! These are the most beautiful photos, and I love how they’re interspersed with the lyrics to your first dance. Hope that you find much happiness in your marriage :) xx

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  66. Shobelyn

    You are so beautiful in your photos. The venue, your dress and the reception. We always go to CO for camping and you have chosen a perfect place to paint your wedding completely. Congrats.

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  67. Madeline

    Stunning wedding! I love the mix of raw natural beauty and understated elegance! Looks like a wonderful day and lots of fun-congratulations!

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  68. Virginia

    Kelsey, congratulations! You look absolutely stunning in all your photos.

    All the photos seem to tell a different story; beautiful pictures to capture these moments :)

    Looking at your photos brought me back memories of when me and my husband got married. Thank you for sharing this with us :)

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  69. Krystina

    Wooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  70. magda

    Congratulations! What a beautiful day it must have been! You both looks so happy and gorgeous. All the best in your married life!

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  71. Kate

    What a beautiful celebration! Here’s to many more years of love and happiness!!! Thank you for sharing your story.

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  72. tamara

    Such a cute wedding and a wonderful bride. Congratulations!!!!!!

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  73. Marta

    Gorgeous images. Congratulations, after the wedding day it gets only better and better. Big love to you two!

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  74. Kaileen Elise

    So happy for you two!!! CONGRATS!! It looks like your day was everything & more.

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  75. Lisbeth

    Congratulations! Wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness together! Love the photos! xo

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  76. Drew

    tears. congrats! hard to imagine a more perfect looking ceremony & reception.

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  77. Lyndsay

    Oh there is such beauty in these images. So full of life, love, bursting with happiness and sweetness! Many many congratulations! Your blog is so gorgeous. xo

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  78. Anita

    I found you through Heidi Swenson recommending your shaved cauliflower recipe today. The recipe of course looks perfect and is one to try. But I have been so moved, so blown away by your prose of that entry, that I wanted to thank you. Your beautiful and carefully chosen words shared perfectly who you two are, and somehow along with these culinary photos conveyed so much more. I instantly joined your blog and I am a subscriber of only 3. And now, here to find your wedding! How perfect, and it’s a little like seeing into the future! I’m so very happy for you both. I find I am even hoping for a glimpse of your husband’s much loved grand parents at the party! Thank you for allowing us strangers the pleasure of your writing, and Shaun’s photographs. Bless you both, and may you continue to share your gifts with an ever widening audience.

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  79. Sarah

    Congratulations – it’s been awhile since I’ve scrolled through your blog. Beautiful wedding and stunning photos – love the style. So well captured and your an absolute beauty. Thanks for sharing!

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  80. Jasmine

    Congratz man (:
    I long to have a wedding like that

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