Outdoor Ski Resort Mountain Wedding Ceremony Photo of The groom taking his new bride into his arms and kisses her for the first time
Andrew takes his new bride Meltem into his arms and kisses her for the first time as her husband.
Andrew and Meltem share a love for skiing, so eloping in the winter on Vail Ski Resort was an easy decision. The couple decided to elope, as all of Meltem's family lives in Turkey and was unable to travel due to COVID-19. I think the most remarkable memory I have as their photographer from this amazing day was how much Andrew's family surrounded Meltem with love. They truly thought of her as a daughter and have a bond that is rare. This was not only a wedding but also a day of family celebration. Their hearts just seemed to grow as the hours passed.
While some couples are clearly anxious before their wedding ceremony, Andrew and Meltem were at ease as they prepared for the day.
The bride takes a moment to play with the pup before dressing in her wedding gown, as the groom waits around the corner and peers out the window to catch a glimpse of the ceremony preparations.
Vail Wedding Photo from a Rocky Mountain Event Making sure the bride has everything she needs as the final touches are applied to her wedding look
A member of the wedding party looks on with care to ensure that Meltem has everything she needs as the final touches are applied to her wedding look.
With the majestic mountain range defining the background and offering the promise of a solid foundation, Andrew and Meltem spend a few moments alone together before their wedding ceremony begins.
Colorado Mountain Wedding Photo from Vail showing the vines of the pergola appearing like an enchanted forest
As the vines of the pergola make them appear as if they are in an enchanted forest, Meltem looks up in the hopes of containing her emotions.
Meltem prepares to place the ring on Andrew's finger as he focuses intently on his bride.
Mountain Resort Wedding Photo from Vail Colorado of The groom and his father sharing a tender moment together after the ceremony
Andrew and his father share a tender moment together after the ceremony, showcasing the bond that exists between them.
Embodying all the elements of a blissful and playful bride, Meltem takes a moment to enjoy a few laughs with one of her younger wedding guests.