Brandon and Aleesha are a sweet, lovely couple who recently hosted their only closest of friends and family for their short ceremony on the evening of Friday the 13th. They held their event among the swans and gardens of Swan Lake Iris Gardens, and the venue's natural environment and abundance of Spanish Moss complimented the couple's unique wedding day style perfectly. Aleesha wore a non-traditional gown, a pretty frock with dyed blue details throughout. Brandon wore one of his favorite suites and donned a pair of custom cufflinks Aleesha gave him before their wedding day. The couple opted for a First Look and portraits before their ceremony, and it was an emotional few moments for the couple. We explored among the gardens and the swans for their portraits together as a couple. They said their emotional and heartfelt vows in front of a smaller gathering of family and a few friends, and Aleesha shed quite a few tears throughout the short ceremony. Afterwards, they spent time celebrating with family as they enjoyed a few refreshments and a macaroon cake from Ally & Eloise!
All-in-all Brandon and Aleesha are a sweet couple who hosted a lovely small elopement ceremony to promise each other forever in the Swan Lake Iris Gardens!
Charis and Josh had been visiting Crested Butte together for 5 years and each time were completely blown away by the beauty. Their intimate ceremony took place in the peak wildflower season, and it included only 6 people - myself as the photographer, an officiant, and the bride's brother and his girlfriend. We spent the late-afternoon doing their first look in a scenic river valley, with plenty of sweet, and tender moments as they explored along the hillside. Our next stop was at the base of Mount Crested Butte, surrounded completely by stunning scenery. Charis and Josh shared their vows, with the mountains as their witness. They shared a champagne toast and a lovely cake designed to look like the trunk of an aspen tree. Afterwards, an adventure through the ski-area terrain took us to some breath-taking views just as an epic sunset provided the perfect backdrop to a happily-ever-after.