Amber & Eric

Amber and Eric's love of the outdoors and adventure was showcased in their decidedly non-traditional wedding day. Their ceremony was on Molas Pass at 7am and listed as "optional" for guests to attend - but as all 70+ wedding guests made their way to the trailhead at 6:45am, it was clear not a single guest would ever dream of missing out on these two's vows The bride wanted very simple flowers in her hair, with the biggest flowers being featured on dog collars worn by the couple's pups, Tucker & Sadie (side note: it is best to laugh when a doggo decidedly rabbit kicks flowers off of their flower collar in the middle of the ceremony, for all to see).

 

As the temperature in the high country warmed up, guests headed back down the mountain to hike and relax before the lodge reception later that evening. The reception florals were styled to match a "simple wildflower" themed-look, with the color palette focusing on desert reds, coral, dried wheat, and deep burgundy. Over 80% of the flowers were from two amazing flower farms in Durango: Mountain Belle Flower Farm and Red Tail Gardens. The couple, who had established strict COVID-19 protocols for guests leading up to and during the wedding day, were thrown an awful COVID curveball in the hours between the ceremony and reception. While that situation might have ruined a day for most couples, Amber & Eric addressed the issue transparently with guests, and their resilience allowed for a safe and fun reception (with a fantastic outdoor dance party).

 

All photos below taken by the wonderful Colt and Hannah.

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