39°35'44.4"N 105°42'50.2"W. Those were the precise coordinates Whitney and Joel provided me with for their ceremony site. Navigate your way there and you'll find yourself on Guanella Pass, a mountain summit surrounded by breathtaking views. The week of the wedding winter winds swept in along with heavy rain, and the decision was made to move things to Georgetown, the historic town in the valley below. This allowed more family—who would not have been able to weather the snowy arctic tundra—to join in the ceremony. I view this small sacrifice as a beautiful picture of Whitney and Joel's care for their community; a willingness to lay down their plans and desires for the ones they love. That's a powerful way to begin a marriage, and it was an honor and joy to be a part of their celebration.
Venue: Hamill House Museum / Floral Design: Laura Staugaitis / Catering & Pies: The Long i Pie Shop / Cake: Bride's Mother / Videography: Sam Pike / Bride's Dress: Dead Girls Vintage Shop / Bride's Rings: Mineralogy / Groom's Boots & Attire: Berkely Supply / Groom's Ring: Blade & Knoll / Rentals: Butler Rents