Kenosha Pass, Colorado Wedding portrait image of The newlyweds sneaking a kiss while walking through the forest
The newlyweds sneak a kiss while walking back through the forest to their car after saying goodbye to their few guests. Afton hand-made her knit shawl.
Afton and Andrew had originally planned on a larger wedding in Colorado but changed their plans dramatically due to guest and county restrictions. They decided to keep things simple and intimate and elope on their original date. So on one early October morning, they met up in an aspen meadow high on Kenosha Pass with just their closest family and friends as witnesses. Their intimate ceremony included anecdotes of how they met and fell in love, and produced belly laughs from the couple. Andrew became emotional as they each shared personal vows with each other. In the sunshine, they made their marriage official with a kiss. Champagne was another central element to their elopement, and it flowed freely after the ceremony. Apple juice was substituted for the youngest guests, who enjoyed it just as much as the adults! After their ceremony, the guests formed an impromptu love tunnel and tossed fallen yellow aspen leaves over the couple. Laughter and joy reigned and despite all the difficulty of rescheduling, the couple had the time of their lives and ended up married in the mountains!
Gold aspen leaves frame the meadow where they gathered with their parents, siblings, and a few friends.
Kenosha Pass Outdoor Colorado Wedding image from a Ceremony showing The grooms emotions come to the surface
Andrew's emotions come to the surface as he finally gets to marry Afton in their mountain elopement ceremony.
The bride doubles over laughing when the officiant reveals personal information about Andrew's secret love of the Singer Adele.
CO wedding picture from a Kenosha Pass Wedding showing The groom reciting his vows to the bride outdoors
Afton roars with laughter as Andrew recites his vows to her at their outdoor elopement ceremony.
CO Photo from an outdoor Kenosha Pass Wedding Ceremony of The couple sharing their first kiss as husband and wife
Afton and Andrew share their first kiss as husband and wife after a tumultuous year of planning.
Colorado Forest Wedding image of the couple's friends and family members w/ fallen aspen leaves, tossing them
All the couple's friends and family members scooped up fallen aspen leaves and tossed them over the just-married couple. A natural alleyway in the trees made the perfect aisle for their memorable recessional.
The bride ditches her champagne glass in favor of taking it straight from the source - the bottle!
The four flower girls gather together on a log to enjoy apple juice in champagne flutes. They drained their glasses in seconds!