Nick and Ashley knew when they were planning their wedding that they didn’t want to go the traditional route. Instead, they knew that their perfect day would consist of them getting married in the mountains surrounded by their closest friends and family, followed by some good food and a relaxing evening. The day of their wedding they spent a slow morning getting ready in separate rooms of their rental home while the property owner worked on putting together a fresh bouquet and boutonnière for the bride and groom from the garden out back. It rained softly as they wrote their vows and tried to calm their nerves. The clouds parted just in time for their emotional first look! Wanting to take advantage of the vibrant colors of fall in Colorado, they held their ceremony at the Maroon Bells Amphitheater surrounded by golden aspens and towering maroon peaks. Nick and Ashley snuck off for a short hike and some alone time together, marveling at the beauty that surrounded them and soaking up that just-married high! They ended the day back at their rental home where the owner had generously provided the coziest setup for dinner. Nick and Ashely changed into something a bit more comfortable (and warmer!) before enjoying a celebratory toast and laid-back dinner with their loved ones.
Hair + Makeup – Aspen Mobile Hair
Bridal Shop – Bridal Boutique Lewisville
Dress Designer – Wtoo
Suit shop – Hockerty
Cake – Baker’s Table by Tamara Ferro
Catering – Mezzaluna Willits
Meet Larissa + Bailey! As two born and raised Coloradans who have photographed over 200 couples in 100+ locations across Colorado, we specialize in creating a different kind of wedding day that is just as adventurous as you are. We use our experience and knowledge to craft a different kind of wedding day that feels completely authentic to you. Want to hike to a high alpine lake? We can give you trail options for that! Want to canoe along the banks of a mountain lake? We can tell you the best lakes to do it on! Want to watch the sunset from the top of the world? We’ll lead you to our favorite spots for sunset! Book your Maroon Bells wedding photographer today!
In the meantime, be sure to check out our list of Best Places to Elope in Colorado, and our guide for How to Plan a Colorado Elopement!