The mountains were covered in a quick, fresh snowfall the night before, blanketing the ground in early winter. The couple + their immediate families rented a great, beautiful vacation home nestled in the Lodgepole Pine trees of Breckenridge, Colorado. I arrived mid-morning to find everybody calm and relaxed. Our groom, Brandon, was simply ready and excited for the day’s big (little!) event.
Before getting started, our bride, MK, had a very special gift to give her flower girl. Then, MK and Brandon exchanged letters they had written to one another to read together this morning. They kept with tradition, though, and stayed hidden from one another while reading their letters. This was by far one of my favorite moments of the entire morning – authentically true & tender, and filled with anticipation.
Their six guests (and MK’s father, their officiant) gathered on the side deck, surrounded by tall, snow-speckled pines. The deck was small, and we all gathered close (and stayed warm!) while Brandon and MK exchanged the sweetest of vows for their future. After the ceremony and a few family portraits, I snuck away with the newlyweds for some grander mountain views.
We returned to their mountain house and brunch was served! Their family sat down at a large dining table together and enjoyed made-to-order omelets, mimosas and breakfast fare (oh, and cake, too!).
This cozy, morning, mountain wedding in early December was a true reflection of the couple for whom it was held. Just another example of how weddings can be whatever you want; there are no rules or absolutes, so long as the day is a culmination of your best selves.