30
Oct 2013

Beth + Tyler

Simple Countryside Wedding in the Middle of Nowhere

Not much to pin today for those detail lovers, but quite a lot to think about! This couple (they happen to be photographers themselves) questioned every wedding tradition, separated the things that made sense or meant something to them from the others, so they would end up with a wedding that really correspond to them! They had their wedding in the middle of nowhere (which I love – please stop with municipal halls), I also love that there’s very few details and just the surrounding nature! Photography by Levi Tijerina.

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The wedding took place at 10,000 feet outside of an aspen grove in the heart of the rocky mountains of Colorado on June 22, 2013. An 1.5 away from any civilization with no cell service! This is a little anecdote about the wedding, that I think every bride and groom to be should read!
Tyler and I aimed for authenticity. Weddings today seem to come with certain expectations- a check list of what to do and don’t do- but I feel like we’re often disconnected from the point of it all. We tried to look at every piece of the wedding and ask “What is the point of this? & how can we do it to ensure that that purpose shines through?” In other words, we wanted to reclaim what a wedding can be. Like the bouquet toss and cake cutting…I didn’t feel a need to have it, so we didn’t. When thinking about our ceremony- the purpose was to have all of our friends and family join into our commitment to one another, so we had them form a circle around us. These little changes were subtle at times, but it allowed us to reconnect to the magic and spiritual nature of the day.

 

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Name one thing you regret…

I regret not having more time with friends and family. It felt like such a rush from the time that everyone arrived. I wish I would have planned a little more time to just go hike with my brothers or go out for coffee with my friends from out of state.

 

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… And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.

I can’t personally be proud of this, but my bridesmaids surprised me with a tent in the middle of the aspen grove for me to put my dress on in. It was incredible! Nature is such a powerful aspect in my life, so to get ready for my wedding day in the middle of the grove was truly surreal.

 

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The word of the photographer.

Beth and I have been friends since I first moved to Colorado–she’s a fellow photographer in the community and reached out to me early on. When she asked me to photograph he wedding, I was pretty surprised, and honored, and when she told me about the wedding her and Tyler was planning, I was very excited to be on board. Their wedding was entirely ‘them’ and fit them perfectly. All of their favorite people, celebrating in the Mountains in the middle of nowhere. It doesn’t’ get better than that. Much thanks to my friend Drew Willingham for jointing me for this wedding.

21
Jan 2013

Karen + Rowan

A Cute Wedding with Fantastic Lighting at the Ceremony and Pretty Little Details

What would you give to have your wedding ceremony take place in such a fantastic place? Not to talk about all the pretty little details. And the beautiful pictures by Bruce and Rebecca of Love Made Visible. Enter the magic…

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Name one thing you regret…

We have no regrets. Some people have found this hard to believe, but we had the most fun, fantastic day, and wouldn’t change a thing.

 

… And one thing you’re really happy about / proud of.

From the start we believed that the three key elements of a great wedding are an awesome crowd, a relaxed program, and a good DJ. Our family and friends were all fabulous, fulfilling the first criteria. We had a very casual order-of-events, which kept the party flowing nicely. And DJ Tjopper kept the dance floor packed all night. We’re also really glad we skipped the portrait session to spend some extra time with our guests, and that we didn’t get all stressed over the finer details of the decor and food, trusting instead the professionals to do what they’re good at.

 

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