In early August, my husband and I drove up I-70 to head to a small, intimate wedding we were photographing that weekend at Sapphire Point up in Summit County. As we were driving the rain clouds started opening up and we crossed our fingers that it would die down long enough for Ashley and Jason to get married outside with that gorgeous mountain backdrop and view of Lake Dillon behind them. Alas, as we were heading into the Eisenhower tunnel we got a phone call from Ashley’s friend to let us know that an executive decision had been made to move the wedding indoors at the home they had rented out in Breckenridge for the weekend.
At first I was disappointed for them, but when we pulled up at the gorgeous home and saw the gigantic windows looking out at the ski resort runs on the mountain we realized that this could barely be categorized as a “backup” location because of how nice it was. It also meant Ashley’s beautiful dress would stay much cleaner than it would out in the rain. Geoff and I quickly figured out our game plan for how we were going to make sure that view would be visible in their photos while minimizing the reflections sure to show up in the glass and I am pretty pleased with the results. It ended up being a really sweet (and comfortable!) wedding ceremony with their closest family and friends there to witness their heartfelt vows. I particularly loved that Ashley chose to have her daughter, Victoria, as her maid of honor.
And, the cherry on top is that the rain finally subsided and we were able to head over to Sapphire Point afterall. So in the end, they did get their pretty outdoor mountain backdrop for some of the wedding pictures. The sun even started shining by the time we were finished. I have to say, they got a truly “Colorado” wedding experience complete with weather that can’t quite make up its mind. Check out a selection of my favorites below!
Venue: Sapphire Point
Florist Paul Wood Florist
Dress Shop: Dora Grace
Head over to the WEDDINGS page of my website to find more information about wedding photography
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