Autumn weddings in the Colorado high country are absolutely amazing, especially in Beaver Creek! Liz is from the East coast and Brent is from the South, and many of their family members hadn’t ever been to Colorado. They wanted to show their families Colorado and they nailed it! A Beaver Creek wedding while the aspen were at their peak is about as perfect as you can get. Many of our blog followers are from Colorado, but for those of you who aren’t, unlike many parts of the country, our leaves don’t become a magnificent rainbow of reds and oranges and yellows. The aspen speckle the evergreen mountainside like pockets of pure sunlight. Having grown up in Colorado, seeing the aspen change color reminds me of everything we love about the Rocky Mountains. They’re rugged and beautiful and just make us feel at home.
Before the ceremony, I (Gina) led Liz to their first look location while Jason concealed himself in the aspen trees. The images turned out gorgeous as they were framed in the fluttering leaves. Their ceremony was perfect (notice the best man hugging himself during their first kiss – ha ha! – he didn’t have a serious bone in his body). Their first dance song was Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison and their guest favor was jars of…wait for it…. Tupelo honey! So cute. These, along with a little Widespread Panic love, were nods to Brent’s southern roots. While doing their portraits they told us they hadn’t practiced for their first dance, but I think they were bluffing because they seriously rocked the house. Jason could not stop talking about Liz and Brent’s final dance to the band’s cover of Ain’t Life Grand by Widespread Panic. Perfect way for them cap off a great wedding day.
We’re thrilled that this wedding has featured on a number of wedding blogs.