The bride to be leads a small group of friends up to the top of the continental divide in the fresh and unexpected snow.
Kim and Seth planned to elope with a close group of friends and family members in the fall, in a place where they'd spent many days climbing together: Eldorado Canyon, near Boulder, Colorado. Even the littlest members of the family were set to hike the nearly four mile trail to the Continental Divide overlook for the short and sweet ceremony. Then the day before the wedding, a very early blizzard blanketed the canyon with snow, turning their fall-color dreams into a winter-wonderland experience. Unfazed, they perservered and continued on with the entire plan. Hiking up with them that morning was like walking in a snow globe, and Kim picked up a beautiful blue cloak to keep warm at the top.
Fueled by a flask, she did her own makeup at the top of the divide, surrounded by snow-capped peaks. The hiking trail made the perfect "aisle" and her niece blew bubbles ahead of her to signify the ceremony was about to start. Their hilarious officiant kept everyone laughing as they gathered to take in some of Colorado's best views and watch these two fun loving people say their vows. The ceremony was short and sweet, but it was cold in the shade, so we all soon headed back down the mountain and stopped along the way for a few portraits.