Planning a mountain wedding

There’s just something about mountain weddings in Colorado. The air is clean, the people are happy and the views are breathtaking. And, our course, there are endless outdoor activities to keep wedding guests occupied if they’re coming in from out of town (skiing, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, to name just a few). It’s no wonder that Colorado has become such a popular wedding destination for couples all over the world looking for a secluded location to tie the knot.

From Breckenridge to Durango, Aspen to Vail, Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs, there are countless mountain wedding venues in Colorado to choose from. We often joke that the state is so beautiful, you could pull your car over to the side of any road in the Rocky Mountains and it would be the perfect spot for a wedding.

When planning a mountain wedding, be sure to encourage your family and friends to drink water in abundance and alcohol in moderation, especially if they’re coming in from out of town and aren’t accustomed to being in the mountains. Altitude sickness is no joke! Also, make sure they carpool and/or rent all-wheel drive vehicles. Weather in the high Rockies can be unpredictable throughout all four months of the year. In fact, we photographed a wedding in Breckenridge on the summer solstice a few years ago and it snowed nearly two inches.

We’ve been photographing mountain weddings in Colorado since we moved here way back in 2008 and we have had the pleasure of traveling to every corner of the state. We’ve shot hundreds of weddings during that time, the vast majority of which have been in the mountains. Below, you’ll find just a handful of our favorite mountain weddings from over the years. Take some time to browse and let us know if you have any questions or would like to check our availability for your wedding. We’re just an email, text or phone call away!

snowy blue hour portrait of bride and groom

Donovan Pavilion Wedding

For the third year in a row, Jesse and I had the honor of spending New Year’s Eve celebrating the beginning of a marriage in a breathtaking location (see 2021 and 2022). This year’s festivities took us to Vail for Melissa and Ben’s Donovan Pavilion wedding. In years’ past, we’ve tried out allllll the New…
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bride and groom kissing under the stars

Della Terra Wedding in Estes Park

Ashley and Eric’s Della Terra wedding in Estes Park wrapped up the bulk of our wedding season, which got me thinking a lot about weddings. And the conclusion I came to is that weddings and quests have a lot in common. They’re both the beginning of a new adventure. But it’s important to keep in…
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nighttime blurred motion portrait of bride and groom

Hotel Colorado Wedding

The Hotel Colorado is known for its many famous guests. From Teddy Roosevelt, who stayed often enough that it became known as the “White House of the West,” to the unsinkable Molly Brown, to notorious gangster Al Capone. At the beginning of this month, it added Kristen and David and their wedding guests to the…
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bride and groom dancing in the woods at fall wedding at Boettcher Mansion wedding

Fall Wedding at Boettcher Mansion

Weddings can be a lot of things. They can be poignant, joyful, exciting, stressful, uplifting – sometimes all of these at once. But the best word to describe Andi and Kevin’s fall wedding at Boettcher Mansion is short and simple: Fun. That’s it. It was just plain fun. Andi and Kevin were fun. Especially when…
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bride and groom holding hands under the Milky Way

Telluride Wedding

Ciara and Jonathan’s Telluride wedding had all the things I love to see in a wedding. Not the details or the view (although those were gorgeous, anyway). After all, when the cake has been devoured and the flowers have withered and the last song has played, the things that remain from a wedding day are…
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bride and groom kissing at mountain lake

Colorado Adventure Elopement

I think the most common question I get during timeline consultations is, “Is it too late to elope?” This is typically asked in jest; the final weeks leading up to a wedding can get pretty overwhelming. But if you’re like Laura and Connor, you probably know right away that a big wedding isn’t for you….
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bride's veil blowing in the wind on Breckenridge Mountain

Breckenridge Nordic Center Wedding

If you were on Carly and Elliot’s guest list for their Breckenridge Nordic Center wedding, you are a very lucky person. First off, you got to make a trip to Breckenridge on a beautiful holiday weekend. You enjoyed the bluebird skies, the warmth of the sun, and the crisp, cool evening. Not to mention the…
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wedding party portrait at Dunafon Castle wedding

Dunafon Castle Wedding

When we first heard about Narcissa and Bassil’s Dunafon Castle wedding, we were already familiar with and fans of the venue’s vibes. I love telling people about the Dunafon Castle, especially where it’s located. It’s such a surprise. Right in the middle of a windy mountain road is a castle surrounded by lush grounds, waterfalls,…
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nighttime portrait of bride and groom at mountain wedding

Redstone Inn Wedding

One of the best things about owning your own business is getting to make the decisions. We had officially closed our books for 2022 weddings when Shelley and Jonathan reached out to see if we were available for their Redstone Inn Wedding. We had the date open and had never been to Redstone before, so…
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post wedding portrait session of bride and groom in Rocky Mountain National Park

Della Terra Mountain Chateau Wedding

Laura and Brandon’s celebration wasn’t our first Della Terra Mountain Chateau wedding. We’ve been to this venue multiple times. But the amazing thing about Colorado is that there’s always something new to see, even at venues we’ve photographed before. Jesse and I like to challenge ourselves to bring a fresh perspective to each wedding so…
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bride and bride dancing in a field at spring wedding at greenbriar inn

Spring Wedding at Greenbriar Inn

We started out this year’s Pride Month with Leigh and Sam’s gorgeous spring wedding at the Greenbriar Inn, and it couldn’t have been a more beautiful celebration. There’s no way for me to encapsulate this couple’s amazingness better than one of their attendants did during his toast. Matthew grew up in a place that wasn’t…
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