COVID wedding photography from an Estes Park, Colorado venue with Only a few chairs needed for the couple's parents

Estes Park, Colorado Elopement Photographer | Only a few chairs were needed for the couple's parents to witness their COVID-19 ceremony
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Della Terra Mountain Chateau, Estes Park, Colorado USA

Only a few chairs were needed for the couple's parents to witness their ceremony. The pendant lights of the cavernous room added a magical ambiance to the indoor celebration.

After his first date with Sara, Brian knew right away that he had found 'The One'. Along with her daughter Aubrianna, Sara dreamed of a winter wedding in Estes Park, with a fresh blanket of snow and twinkling flakes drifting all around them. And all their family and friends, traveling in to celebrate them of course. But the coronavirus swept in and stole their plans from the betrothed. At first, Sara and Brian were heartbroken. Their wedding, set for later in March, was now prohibited. But what could they do? They didn’t want to wait to start their lives together. So a rag-tag group of mountain wedding vendors pulled together to create an intimate wedding at Della Terra Mountain Chateau for the couple. The date was moved up. The guests were uninvited. It seemed that their dream wedding was falling apart before their eyes. But then it snowed – oh lord, did it snow. It snowed like falling in love: slowly at first, and then all at once. The entire town and Sara wore white, and the handsome prince Brian married who he calls his 'princess'.  They had cake for dinner and to flaunt their wealth, the couple had toilet rolls as centerpieces. I was a little worried that the heaviness of postponing their big wedding celebration would cast a dark shadow over this elopement in Estes – but there was nothing but smiles on their faces the whole time. And even though it wasn’t perfect.. it was *perfect.*