Most of the time when we book a December wedding, we don’t expect snow. The day inevitably ends up being 60 degrees and sunny. Last year, in particular, had been especially dry for Colorado. But at the last possible second, a snow globe settled over Estes Park, making Madelyne and Zach’s New Year’s Eve wedding as magical as it could possibly be.
Now, that’s not to say that the snow didn’t come with its own pitfalls. The icy road conditions closed down Rocky Mountain National Park, which meant that we had to dig into our fallback portrait locations. Luckily for all involved, pretty much everywhere you look in Colorado is beautiful! So after a cozy morning with their closest friends, we bundled Madelyne and Zach up and took them on a winter wonderland tour of Estes Park.
Back at the Black Canyon Inn, the couple exchanged vows as the sky faded from a rich blue to pitch black. Then the real party started. As the minutes ticked toward midnight, Madelyne and Zach’s friends and family dined on exceptional cuisine, enjoyed heartwarming and laughter-inducing stories about the newlyweds, and danced the night away. When the clock finally struck midnight, Madelyne and Zach started 2022 in the best possible way: surrounded by the ones they love.
Madelyne and Zach, thank you so much for your flexibility, grace, and optimism in the face of weather that could have easily put a damper on your day. We loved your willingness to adventure into the snowy landscape!