Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Littleton Wedding | Alexis & Kevin

Their story begins at RCIA — the Right of Christian Initiation of Adults — in the basement of Our Lady of Lourdes in Denver.

Kevin was seated at a table in the basement of the church, and Alexis walked up to Kevin asking whether she could join him. One year and eight days later, they married at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado, and we were there to capture their day.

As with all weddings during the coronavirus pandemic, the plans changed. The guest list was limited, but the celebration of the sacrament of marriage was no less powerful.

The community and church at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Littleton was established in 2009 for those seeking to celebrate the Catholic Mass using the texts and rituals celebrated before Vatican II. We had never photographed a Latin Mass before, but it was extraordinarily beautiful. To anyone who has never experienced it, we highly encourage you to seek out the opportunity to attend one. The church itself has undergone an interior renovation that made us feel as if we were inside a church in Europe. The paintings and design work are intricate and filled with symbolism, we were told.

After, we headed to a restaurant with the guests, and friends of the bride and groom offered toasts and enjoyed a meal with friends and family.

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Daniel Petty

Daniel Petty

Dan has photographed weddings and done work for editorial and commercial clients, including The Denver Post, Running Times, The Associated Press and others.