Crested Butte Elopement Photographer | Sunrise Lakeside Vows
This is technically part iii of Jake + Sheri’s love story with us. I photographed their incredible mastermind Harry Potter themed proposal, we ventured out into the great sand dunes national park and spent a weekend exploring the little town of Crestone while there. And this is the story of the morning before their wedding. I love that they wanted to have the best of both worlds, to share their vows together privately and spend some time on their wedding weekend just the two of them…but also have everyone they love gather in the most beautiful place to celebrate. It was pure magic.
Back in September, we drove through the night to get to the teeny little mountain town of Crested Butte. We picked out a location for these two to have a private first look and share their heartfelt vows alone…together…as the sun rose over the mountains the day before their wedding. I got Sheri ready back at their condo, while Jake and Ben went out to the lake to put his vows to paper.
As we arrived the sky was starting to change from blue to pink and orange, and there was a heavy fog over the lake. We walked them out to the lake separately and they shared in the sweetest tear filled first look before reading their vows to each other. Taking in the views and exploring Crested Butte on this morning was really perfect. Then we got to get some breakfast, head to bed and enjoy the slowness leading up to their wedding the next day.
oh but wait…it’s not ever yet. these two had their big wedding celebration with friends + family in the magical land of Crested Butte and Ten Peaks the very.next.day. GUYS. it was so good. Part iv coming soon!
crested butte elopement photographer and videographer: alchemy creative | hair + makeup : alchemy creative | dress: bhldn | cape : annie ingram designs | bowtie + suspenders : etsy
Love sunrise lighting! Your landscape photos are stunning!