Ali and Rachel met at the Kentucky Derby. In a weekend of fun and friends (and a few libations) somehow Ali and Rachel happened to meet each other among the crowds. They later found out that they have been living the idea of six degrees of separation until that fateful weekend. they had gone to the same schools and lived streets away from each other but had never met.
They shared a love for the mountains of Colorado, so it was only natural that when plans to hold a big wedding bash in Kentucky fell through, they decided to live out another dream of having an intimate wedding with some serious Sound of Music scenery.
Waking up to rainy dawn in Estes Park, Ali and Rachel began a slow morning of wedding prep. They did what we wish every couple would do, enjoyed their day and lived their moments. There was Elk watching, breakfast, hiking, and attempts to stave off the rain with “Isn’t it Ironic” lyrics.
Ali and Rachel said their “I do’s” in front of a small group at the YMCA of the Rockies. Post nuptials, they jumped in the car and headed up to one of our favorite spots, Trail Ridge Road. Let’s spend a minute with these two brides and a mountain view wedding…
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park • Reception/Ceremony Venue: YMCA of the Rockies • Photographer name: Janea at Shutter & Stone Photography • Florist: Paul Wood Florist • Desserts: Tittle Cake Dots (Their sister-in-law!) • Rachael’s attire: J Crew Bridal • Ali’s attire: David’s Bridal • Shoes: My Ethical Wardrobe