Wedding image from an outdoor adventure Wedding of the couple Heading back to the reception to close out the night
Heading back to the reception to close out the night.
With the pandemic forcing lots of wedding changes, Melissa and Josh opted for an intimate wedding with their blended family and friends at their favorite vacation spot, Piney River Ranch in Vail, Colorado. It takes a long, bumpy ride up a dusty mountain road, but the view of Piney Lake in front of the Gore Range is well worth the trip.
After getting ready on-site, Melissa and Josh joined their small wedding group on a deck overlooking this spectacular view. The ceremony was short and sweet followed by a casually elegant dinner in the open-air dining space Piney River Ranch offers. Afterward, they took a stroll for some portraits followed by heading out onto the lake for a peaceful paddle in a canoe. They headed back for some dances and cake and then closed out the night shortly after the sun went down.
Melissa and Josh getting ready before their ceremony.
Melissa laughing during their ceremony, with the bridesmaids along her side.
A funny moment during the speeches where the best man handcuffed the newlyweds together.
Rocky Mountain Wedding Photo from Piney River Ranch of the couple sharing a kiss in the middle of dinner
Melissa and Josh share a kiss in the middle of dinner.
A look down the single reception table with the bride and groom's closest family and friends.
Melissa and Josh took a short canoe ride after dinner during sunset on Piney Lake in front of a picturesque mountainscape.
Vail Wedding Image from Piney River Ranch, CO of A small group of young bridesmaids catching a bouquet
A small group of young bridesmaids made for a competitive bouquet toss!
A kiss at the end of the wedding in front of the freshly extinguished campfire.