Melissa and Anthony visited Colorado early in their relationship and made a lot of special memories exploring the Rockies together. For their micro wedding, they wanted to come back to these beautiful mountains and celebrate with family. This would be a brand new experience out West for most of their family, and I couldn’t wait for them to come explore and celebrate!
These two decided to get married in Breckenridge, which is always a great option for weddings. It’s not too far of a drive from Denver, has great mountain views, and it keeps everyone more comfortable. I take friends and family to explore Summit County whenever they visit!
To start their wedding day, we met at sunrise to explore a popular mountain pass and have some privacy. It was a beautifully still morning and the outlines of the mountain ridges were just visible in the dark as we took the short hike out to a beautiful vista. Melissa and Anthony were nervously excited to start their day and share their vows. It was so sweet. If you’re more introverted or nervous, I always recommend starting the day together one way or another. Even if it’s just late-morning coffee at your cabin or something that helps you two feel connected.
I enjoyed chatting with them while we waited for the sun to rise. But eventually, it was time to get changed and exchange vows as the sun rose over the mountain ridge in front of us. They were both incredibly sweet to each other and their vows were really intentional. I love helping my couples have the space they need for their ceremony to be vulnerable and really soak in the moment.
After their vows, we explored further along the trail and warmed up with the sunny morning. Then after a short break at their Airbnb, we met up again for their family ceremony in the early afternoon. Everyone put on their hiking boots and meandered down to the lake for their ceremony. There were lots of tears and laughter. It was such a beautiful fall day in Breckenridge! 🙂
They signed their marriage license, took family photos, and then made their way back to their cabin. They hired a private chef for their mini-reception (which is always a great idea). And we were even greeted by several foxes at the cabin while we waited for the yummy food! It was a nice way to relax after a busy morning and afternoon. The chef was so kind and helpful in explaining the different courses he prepared. After their amazing dinner, we headed out on the patio for their dances as the sun was starting to set. I cannot thank these two enough for including me in their special day. I’m so grateful I got to explore the Breckenridge area with them!
- Private chefs are a great addition to any reception event. It’s usually a perfect fit for couples who just want a smaller reception at their cabin. It’s always a nice touch and keeps everyone fed! 🙂
- If you go on a trail for photos, always be sure to pick up any flower petals that fall from your bouquet. We want to leave no trace!
- Colorado has lots of amazing mountain towns that help friends and family have an amazing experience outside of your wedding. So when looking at locations, consider what your friends and family can do when they come out to celebrate 🙂
Dress – The White Dress by the Shore
Suit – Mens Warehouse
Florals – Boulder Blooms
HMU – A Vow to Artistry