Crested Butte, CO wedding image of the bride and groom with mountain views at their elopement ceremony
The bride and groom do a first look with mountain views outside of their Airbnb in Crested Butte.
Alaina and Andrew wanted to bring their very closest friends and family out for a weekend in the mountains of Crested Butte in April. They rented a big Airbnb so that everyone could stay together, and got ready there on the morning of their wedding before doing a first look outside. Everyone gathered for champagne toasts at the Airbnb, then headed out into the snow. For their ceremony, Alaina and Andrew chose a meadow with views of Mount Crested Butte in the background. After the ceremony, we hiked around in the snow for photos, then returned to the Airbnb for the couple to share their first dance on the patio.
Colorado allows self-solemnization without requiring a special form of application or witnesses.
The bride and groom pop bottles of champagne for their guests.
The bride and groom's family give toasts to the couple before heading outside into the snow for their ceremony.
The father of the bride hugs his wife, after giving a toast to the couple before their ceremony.
Colorado Winter Wedding Ceremony image at Crested Butte of the Bride and groom self-solemnize their elopement
The bride and groom self-solemnize their elopement in Colorado, without an officiant (but with a good bottle of whiskey).
Couple walks back down the snow-covered aisle together after pronouncing themselves married.
It had snowed on and off all day, but we got the most beautiful light for their portraits when the sun peeked through the clouds.
The couple hike around the Crested Butte valley after their elopement ceremony.
Alaina and Andrew shared their first dance as husband and wife on the patio of their Airbnb, while waiting for their family to come back with the house keys!